Capgemini, one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, today announced the appointment of Bart Thielbar as vice president, North American utilities practice lead. Thielbar, an industry veteran and former COO of utilities IT advisory firm TMG Consulting, will spearhead go-to-market activities and client delivery and report to Rob McKay, senior vice president, energy, utilities and chemicals lead for Capgemini North America.
Thielbar brings more than 25 years of operational and delivery experience to Capgemini’s growing utilities practice, which was recently named a leader by independent analyst firm Verdantix in its 2015 North America Green Quadrant for Power Utility IT Services report. His expertise in digital customer experience will further enhance Capgemini’s smart meter and customer engagement offerings, which were both cited as strengths in the report. He has led advisory and technology engagements with many of the largest utilities in North America and has worked with many software and technology providers.
“We’re pleased to have Bart as a member of our growing team that’s providing business transformation services to many of the largest utilities in North America,” said McKay. “His industry-specific strategic leadership and digital expertise will be invaluable as we help our clients navigate the changing industry dynamics caused by evolving regulatory requirements, changing consumer expectations and business efficiency opportunities resulting from technology advancements.”
Thielbar’s prior experience includes serving as a senior vice president at Five Point Partners and as president of Itility Solutions, both utility strategy, research and technology advisory firms. He has extensive industry experience, having served previously as CIO for a combination gas and electric utility serving the Midwest and Northwest. He also served as chair of the Edison Electric Institute’s and American Gas Association’s Technology Advisory Council, and holds his Certified Information Systems Auditor designation from the Information Systems Audit and Control Association.
“I’m excited to be part of the Capgemini team of nearly 12,000 dedicated utilities consultants around the world,” said Thielbar. “The need for utilities to modernize, digitize and transform their business models has never been more intense, and I’m looking forward to helping our clients innovate and expand their capabilities.”