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Kuwait selects Google Cloud for nationwide digital transformation

Kuwait selects Google Cloud for nationwide digital transformation

The strategic alliance will support digitising government services, migrate national data securely to the cloud and set up a national digital skills programme

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Google Cloud has announced a strategic alliance with the Government of Kuwait to roll out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across governmental entities and key state-owned enterprises.

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 make digitisation one of its top national priorities in the coming years.

As part of the strategic alliance, Google Cloud will work with the government to digitise citizen services and increase its employees’ productivity.

Additionally, both will partner to implement a number of digital transformation initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery and smart living.

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.

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.

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.”

Google Cloud will collaborate with CAIT to launch a national skilling programme. The programme will upskill government employees in digital technologies and Google Cloud’s data analytics, machine learning, AI and security solutions.

The new cloud region will support the Government of Kuwait and other Google Cloud customers to manage their digital workloads and enable them to store important data securely.

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