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Digitization of the public sector—developments and plans by Canadian company CGI in Bavaria
July 6th, 2021
The Canadian company CGI, with headquarters in Montreal, is one of the world’s leading IT and business consulting companies. It serves more than 20 industries and operates in 400 locations. In Bavaria, CGI has been present at the Munich site for over 30 years. With 77,000 employees worldwide, CGI offers a broad portfolio of services — from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services, and intellectual property solutions. This includes a variety of new opportunities within digitization and the IT of tomorrow.
One of the focal points is the public sector. At the beginning of 2021, CGI was awarded a contract by the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice for a managed IT services contract with a volume of €250 million. The goal is to further develop the ministry’s IT infrastructure and services at 220 locations throughout Bavaria.
Bavaria was also the first federal state to take the importance of the digital transformation into account by setting up an independent Digital Ministry.
The state offers excellent conditions for the digital transformation of public authorities
“Bavaria has an excellent ecosystem of state-of-the-art public administration, strong entrepreneurship, forward-looking innovation and start-ups in a hospitable environment. Nowhere else is such a good work-life balance possible with many local recreation areas. That’s why it’s a lot of fun to work together on IT projects for and with our customers in Bavaria,” says Andreas Rathgeb, Senior Vice President Consulting Services at CGI.