Blue chip partners to help deliver Kinnect

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Five established international consultancies have joined the Kinnect implementation partner program. The team of blue chip, technology specialists will work with customers to analyse their business processes and infrastructures, assess their data needs and produce tailor made solutions to connect them with their trading partners across the Kinnect Platform.

Each organisation was chosen after undergoing a careful selection process and has completed extensive product and customer training. The five partners are:

  • CGI
  • HP
  • LogicaCMG
  • ROOM Solutions
  • SAIC

Kinnect, previously operating as Project Blue Mountain, enables commercial lines insurance trading partners to communicate risk data electronically for quicker and higher quality business completion, greater productivity and profit via an adaptable, accessible and secure business platform.

Earlier this year, Kinnect announced that London operations of international insurance brokers Marsh and Willis and four major London-based insurers, ACE European Group, Amlin, Beazley and Wellington have signed letters of intent to use the platform.

Phil Bungey CTO of Kinnect said:

�We have reached another important milestone today. These companies are the first to join the Kinnect implementation partner program and I am delighted that we have on board some of the leading names in IT consultancy. By working closely with our partners we will have a scalable resource to ensure that Kinnect can deliver tailored services from the Kinnect Platform to meet our customers needs.�

About Kinnect

Kinnect is an international venture, sponsored by Lloyd�s. It enables commercial lines trading partners to communicate risk data electronically for quicker and higher quality business completion, greater productivity and profit via an adaptable, accessible and secure platform. Kinnect began in December 2001, operating under the project title of Blue Mountain. Kinnect currently operates in the United States and United Kingdom. For more information on Kinnect please visit
Press contact: Louise Brown + 44 (0) 207 327 5793

About CGI

Founded in 1976, CGI is the fourth largest independent information technology services firm in North America, based on its headcount. CGI and its affiliated companies employ 20,000 professionals. CGI�s annualized revenue run-rate is currently CDN$3 billion (US$2 billion) and at March 31, 2003, CGI�s order backlog was CDN$11.2 billion (US$7.2 billion). CGI provides end-to-end IT and business process services to more than 3,500 clients worldwide from offices in Canada, United States and Europe. CGI�s shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB) and are included in the TSX 100 Composite Index as well as the S&P/TSX Canadian Information Technology and Canadian MidCap Indices. Website:
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About HP

HP is a leading global provider of products, technologies, solutions and services to consumers and businesses. The company�s offerings span IT infrastructure, personal computing and access devices, global services and imaging and printing. HP completed its acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation on May 3, 2002. More information about HP is available at
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About LogicaCMG

LogicaCMG is a global solutions company providing management and IT consultancy, systems integration and outsourcing services. With additional expertise in wireless technology, the company supports clients across diverse markets including telecoms, financial services, energy and utilities, industry, distribution and transport and the public sector. Formed in December 2002 through the merger of Logica and CMG the company employs over 21,000 staff in offices across 34 countries and has nearly 40 years of experience in the IT service arena. LogicaCMG is listed on both the London and Amsterdam stock exchanges (LSE:LOG; AEX:LOG). More information is available from.
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About Room Solutions

ROOM is an agile, profitable and growing company that is a leading supplier of solutions and services to the non-life insurance markets. The breadth and depth of product and service offerings enable risk carriers to optimise the management and control of their operational efficiency, business line profitability, and respond to major upcoming market level
Press contact: Lisa Watson,

About SAIC

SAIC is the US�s largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care, transportation and logistics. More information about SAIC can be found on the Internet at and
US Contact: Sally Lewis:
UK Contact: Spencer Buchan:

Lloyd’s web site:

Lloyd�s is the world�s leading insurance market with a capacity to accept insurance premiums of more than �14.4 billion in 2003. It is the world’s second largest commercial insurer and sixth largest reinsurance group. In 2003, 71 syndicates are underwriting insurance at Lloyd�s, covering all classes of business from more than 120 countries worldwide. Approximately five per cent of world reinsurance is placed at Lloyd�s which also accounts for half of the London market�s international insurance premiums.

Lloyd’s is regulated by the Financial Services Authority.