I recently stumbled upon a box of aging marketing swag in an old filing cabinet. When I looked inside, my attention was immediately drawn to a coaster in the form of a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. It was branded EnFORM Technology, which was back where Capco Energy Solutions started as a small consulting services start-up with Big-Six roots and an employee-focused culture.
The contradiction represented on the coaster was awesome. On one hand, there was a time that a floppy disk was considered forward-looking enough to be marketing kitsch. On the other hand, our charter at inception, Enterprise TransFORMation through Technology (a.k.a EnFORM Technology), is still completely relevant and accurate as to who we are today. Despite technology’s rapid rate of change, our mission has stayed the same: we are as focused on transformation today as we were at our inception.
The next item that caught my attention was a SunGard Consulting keychain with an LED light that amazingly still works! We were a young, hungry organization that was looking to grow when SunGard purchased us in the early 2000s. As SunGard Consulting, we grew in scale, discipline, capabilities and perspective, while remaining true to our start-up culture, our focus on delivering value, and our inclusive and employee-focused values. The SunGard Consulting chapter closed when we were acquired by FIS and joined Capco on the journey to becoming the independent consulting firm we are today.
After a few nostalgic moments reminiscing about our legacy, the shared experiences, and the friendships made, I noticed a new stack of Capco marketing swag on my desk. A pair of Capco branded sunglasses jumped out at me. They are the new (or newly recycled) Wayfarer-esque style with a clear frame and mirrored lenses. I put on the glasses, kicked my feet up on the desk and thought about our future. Becoming Capco Energy feels like coming home and I’m thrilled to be as excited about our future now as I was when I joined 19 years ago. Our future is bright. Our future is now.
Partner, Capco Energy Solutions
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