Google Cloud has announced a strategic alliance with the government of Kuwait to roll out a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap across government 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 digitization one of its top national priorities in the coming years.
As part of the strategic alliance, Google Cloud says it will work with the government to digitize citizen services and increase its employees’ productivity. Google Cloud and the government of Kuwait will also 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 state-of-the-art cloud region in the country to meet broad demand. The new cloud region will support public sector organizations, businesses and start-ups in their digital transformation journeys.
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 cutting-edge data analytics, machine learning (ML), AI and security solutions.
The strategic alliance supports the government of Kuwait’s Vision 2035, which aims to transform Kuwait into a digital society and diversify its economy.