Google Cloud has partnered with Kuwait’s government to demonstrate its commitment to digitalization as part of its expansion in the Middle East.
Kuwaiti government agencies and state-owned enterprises will implement Google Cloud’s comprehensive digital transformation roadmap as part of this strategic alliance.
Google Cloud will work with the Government of Kuwait to digitise citizen services and increase its employees’ productivity. The two entities will also implement a number of digital transformation initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery, and smart living.
The 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 make digitisation one of its top national priorities in the coming years.
According to Thomas Kurian, Chief Executive Officer of Google Cloud,
“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 realise its digitisation 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.”
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.
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.
Google Cloud also announced plans to invest in opening a cloud region in Kuwait to meet broad demands for cloud technologies. The new cloud region will support public sector organisations, businesses, and startups in their digital transformation journeys, which will contribute to realising Kuwait’s ambition to become a data-driven economy.
The new cloud region will support the Government of Kuwait and other Google Cloud customers to manage their digital workloads efficiently and enable them to store important data securely.