The Government of Kuwait will work with Google Cloud towards rolling out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across governmental entities and key state-owned enterprises.
The strategic alliance will enable the Government of Kuwait to leverage Google Cloud’s innovative technology and expertise in data analytics, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver on its commitment to making digitization one of its top national priorities in the coming years.
Apart from digitizing citizen services and increasing employees’ productivity, Google Cloud and the Government of Kuwait will partner to implement a number of digital transformation initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery and smart living.
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In collaboration with the Kuwait Direct Investment and Promotion Authority (KDIPA), the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) and the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), Google Cloud intends to set up a local office in Kuwait and invest in opening a state-of-the-art cloud region in the country to meet broad demand. The new cloud region will support public sector organizations, businesses and startups in their digital transformation journeys, which will help Kuwait realize its ambition to become a data-driven economy.
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said, “The strategic alliance supports the Government of Kuwait’s Vision 2035, which aims to transform Kuwait into a digital society and diversify its economy. We are proud to bring the latest Google Cloud technologies to Kuwait to help the country realize its digitization ambitions. The arrival of Google Cloud will contribute to developing a rich tech ecosystem in the country, creating exciting, highly-skilled job opportunities for Kuwaitis.”
Google Cloud will collaborate with the CAIT to launch a national skilling program. The program will upskill government employees in digital technologies and Google Cloud’s cutting-edge solutions.
The strategic agreement is another important milestone in Google Cloud’s expansion in the Middle East region and represents a further commitment to investing in its digital future. The new cloud region will support the Government of Kuwait and other Google Cloud customers in managing their digital workloads efficiently, enabling them to store important data securely.You might be interested: Cloud Services to Drive IT Sector in Oman, Kuwait by 2024