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Google Cloud opens new offices in Kuwait to accelerate digital transformation

By Fajer Al-Hajeri KUWAIT, July 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA) announced the opening of Google Cloud new offices in Kuwait to promote digital transformation in the country.
Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of State for Communication Affairs Omar Al-Omar said to KUNA that, "Under the visionary leadership of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, and the guidance of His Highness the Prime Minister, Kuwait has made great strides towards realizing its National Vision 2035." He added that this progress includes driving digital transformation, accelerating our smart economy, and developing crucial infrastructure.
Google Cloud offices in Kuwait will serve as a hub for collaboration and innovation, bringing together experts from across Google Cloud to work closely with their customers and partners, he said.
He also added that this expansion further signifies Google Cloud's commitment to supporting Kuwait's national digital transformation journey.
Managing Director of Google Cloud in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa Abdulrahman Al-Thehaiban said that opening their offices in Kuwait is "yet another step to meet the demand for our services and expertise to support the Kuwait Vision 2035," which aims to transform the country into a digital society and diversify its economy.
Country Manager of Google Cloud in Kuwait Shaymaa Al-Terkait said that, "we believe that technology, when combined with the coordinated efforts of governments, the private sector, and civil society, can drive economic growth and stability for all communities." In January 2023, Google Cloud announced a national alliance framework agreement with the Kuwaiti government to develop a roadmap for a comprehensive digital transformation program across government entities and key state-owned enterprises.
The partnership will bring Google Cloud's cutting-edge technology, data expertise, and AI capabilities to government agencies and key state-owned entities, enhancing their operations and cybersecurity.
Google Cloud is working within the framework of the strategic alliance with the government in cooperation with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), the Communications and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA), and the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT).
Since establishing a presence in Kuwait, Google Cloud has been collaborating with CAIT through a program to upskill government employees, entrepreneurs, and recent graduates in digital technologies with their advanced data analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and information security solutions.
Google Cloud is the new way to the cloud, providing AI, infrastructure, developer and data, security, noting that customers in more than 200 countries and territories turn to Google Cloud as their trusted technology partner. (end) fh.ahm