Google Cloud has announced a strategic alliance with the Government of Kuwait. The agreement is another important milestone in Google Cloud’s expansion in the Middle East region, and contributes to realizing the country’s ambition of becoming a data-driven economy.
The Kuwait government will leverage Google Cloud’s technology and expertise in data analytics, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI) to deliver on national digitization commitments.
As part of the alliance, a digital transformation roadmap will be rolled out across government entities and key state-owned enterprises. Citizen service digitization and increasing government employee productivity will be key goals of the project, along with implementing digital transformation initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery, and smart living.
Local offices and a national upskilling program
To meet this demand, Google Cloud intends to set up a local office in Kuwait and invest in opening a state-of-the-art cloud region to support public sector organizations, businesses, and start-ups in the country.
Collaborating with the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), Google Cloud will also launch a national skilling program. The program will seek to upskill government employees in digital technologies and Google Cloud’s solutions for data analytics, machine learning, AI, and security.
Thomas Kurian, chief executive officer at Google Cloud, 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.”