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ENGIE Selects Fjord to Transform Its Retail Business by Reimagining the Digital Customer Experience and Designing Disruptive New Services

PARIS, May 04, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ENGIE, a global provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services, has selected Fjord, a design and innovation consultancy that is part of Accenture ACN, -0.96% to reinvent its retail business model and drive digital disruption in the market.

The two organizations announced a plan today to review ENGIE’s retail operations and transform the digital experience for ENGIE’s business and residential customers. This includes reimagining the delivery of traditional commodity services, like selling gas and electricity, and designing new services to disrupt the market, challenge competitors and new entrants, and ultimately position ENGIE to move into new regions. These could include exploring how to service the new era of electric and self-driving vehicles through to connecting the coming wave of home solutions in ways that delight customers, as well as helping its customers in their energy transition projects.

“As part of our ambitious three-year transformation plan to become a forerunner of the future energy world, we are making a big investment to digitize our company, redefine the customer experience and set new rules of engagement in the industry,” said Isabelle Kocher, Chief Executive Officer of ENGIE. “Fjord’s service design, innovation expertise and ability to create solutions that are immediately ready for implementation will help us completely rethink the way we serve our customers and develop a group implementation roadmap for digital transformation.”

Starting with ENGIE’s key European markets, France, Belgium and Italy, the digital transformation of its retail business will be expanded across the company’s global operations. Tailored to the needs of each market, the program will be designed to benefit its residential customers, as well as small and medium...