CGI Inc. is a Canadian multinational information technology (IT) consulting and services company, headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company was founded in 1976 by Serge Godin and André Imbeau and originally called Conseillers en Gestion et Informatique (CGI). Today, CGI is one of the largest IT services providers in the world, with operations in over 40 countries and more than 76,000 employees.
CGI provides a range of IT services to clients in various industries, including banking and financial services, government, healthcare, telecommunications, and utilities. The company's services include consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management, and business process services. CGI also has a portfolio of proprietary software products and solutions, including its signature CGI Advantage® ERP software for government agencies.
CGI went public in 1986, listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol "GIB.A". In 2018, the company also began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the same ticker symbol. Since going public, CGI has grown through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The company has completed over 100 acquisitions in its history, with notable purchases including American Management Systems (AMS) in 2004 and Logica plc in 2012.
CGI has a strong track record of delivering value to its clients, and the company's focus on innovation and digital transformation has been a key driver of its success. CGI has invested heavily in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and the company has been recognized for its leadership in these areas by industry analysts and organizations.