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Kuwait forges strategic alliance with Google Cloud for digital transformation roadmap
Google Cloud will work with the Government of Kuwait to digitize citizen services and increase its employees’ productivity.
As part of Google Cloud’s expansion in the Middle East region, the company has entered into a strategic alliance with the government of Kuwait, representing a commitment to investing in its digital future. As per the strategic allegiance, the two entities will collaborate to roll out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across governmental entities and vital state-owned enterprises.
Google Cloud will work with the Government of Kuwait to digitize citizen services and increase its employees’ productivity. Additionally, Google Cloud and the Government of Kuwait will partner to implement digital transformation initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery, and smart living.
The alliance will enable the Government of Kuwait to leverage Google Cloud’s 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, as per an official statement said.
In collaboration with the Kuwait Direct Investment 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 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, contributing to Kuwait’s ambition to become a data-driven economy.
“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”, Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer, of Google Cloud, said in a statement.
In addition, Google Cloud will collaborate with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT) to launch a national skilling program. The program will upskill government employees in digital technologies and Google Cloud’s cutting-edge data analytics, machine learning (ML), AI, and security solutions.