CGI, a global information technology and business consulting services firm, on Wednesday cut the ribbon on an 11,500-square-foot office in New Brunswick that will serve as its New Jersey headquarters.
CGI officials said they will consolidate 250 jobs at the location, bringing in workers from offices in Cranford and Hamilton Township.
The office also is about the future. CGI officials said the office includes collaborative space to foster CGI’s mentorship programs, including its work with the New Brunswick PTECH High School program, a STEM-based public-private partnership intended to establish a clear pathway from high school to college and then to a career.
CGI Senior Vice President Mike Reagan said the company is eager to join a New Brunswick community that has a rich history in technology innovation and education.
Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest independent information technology and business consulting services firms in the world. With 82,000 consultants and professionals across the globe, CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from strategic IT and business consulting to systems integration, managed IT and business process services and intellectual property solutions. CGI works with clients through a local relationship model complemented by a global delivery network that helps clients digitally transform their organizations and accelerate results. CGI’s fiscal 2021 reported revenue is $12.13 billion.
“New Brunswick is home to the New Jersey Innovation and Technology Hub and is bringing together academic leaders, innovative startups and corporate pioneers,” he said. “We look forward to expanding our business relationships with financial services, manufacturing, retail and state and local government clients, collaborating with New Jersey’s education institutions on mentorship and intern programs, and helping support the innovation economy in New Jersey.”
PTECH founder and Principal Michael Fanelli said he was eager to have CGI in town.
“CGI has been an important industry partner in the PTECH program,” he said. “Having CGI in New Brunswick will enable PTECH students to have direct access to valuable advice and mentorship as they pursue careers in the technology sector.”
CGI officials said the office’s open space reflects New Jersey’s rich history in technology innovation, with rooms named after famous Garden State innovators including Albert Einstein; Thomas Edison; Beatrice Alice Hicks (who was the first woman engineer hired by Western Electric); Alice Parker (who patented the first home heating system); Claude Shannon (who devised the “Rosetta Stone” of computer language); and Fanelli.
CGI’s global headquarters are in Montreal; its U.S. headquarters are in Fairfax, Virginia.