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Global tech company with local ties opens Columbia office

Capgemini opened an office at BullStreet in Columbia Dec. 5, 2017. From left, S.C. House Rep. James Smith; Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin; Sandy McGuckin, Senior Director, Capgemini of the Americas; Sam McGuckin, EVP, Capgemini of the Americas; Dr. Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina
Capgemini opened an office at BullStreet in Columbia Dec. 5, 2017. From left, S.C. House Rep. James Smith; Columbia, S.C. Mayor Steve Benjamin; Sandy McGuckin, Senior Director, Capgemini of the Americas; Sam McGuckin, EVP, Capgemini of the Americas; Dr. Harris Pastides, president of the University of South Carolina Flock and Rally

When Sam and Sandy McGuckin started their software company at the University of South Carolina’s Technology Incubator in 2013, TCube Solutions had only three employees.

Fast forward to February 2017: TCube Solutions, now with a staff of 100, is bought by the global tech company Capgemini, “due to its focus on Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance software and services to complement its alliance partnership with Duck Creek Technologies.”

Today it was announced that Capgemini has opened a new delivery center on the 3rd floor of the First Base Building at the BullStreet development in Columbia. The 125-employee office will serve as a global delivery system for Capgemini.

A press release describes in laymen’s terms what Capgemini does: If you go online to get a quote on car or life insurance, chances are you are getting those price quotes thanks to back-end software developed by local startup TCube Solutions, which has come under the Capgemini umbrella and is now called by the same name.

Columbia was chosen as the company’s first location in South Carolina because of Capgemini’s purchase of TCube Solutions and the proximity to USC. Sam McGurkin said, “BullStreet is the state’s first urban gigabit community in a city that has a growing reputation as an IT hub. We are excited about being a part of the dynamic BullStreet District.”

As the delivery center’s work expands, it is expected that additional IT resources will be hired.

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