Kuwait: Google Cloud is set to expand into the Kuwaiti market as the establishment of Google Cloud Computing Services Company granted its approval.
Operating under the ‘One Person Company’ business model, it offers cloud computing, data processing, and web hosting services. The company is completely owned by Google Europe, Middle East and Africa Unlimited Company, with a total capital of KD 600,000.
Earlier, Google Cloud announced a strategic alliance with the Kuwaiti government to implement a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap. This alliance aims to digitize citizen services, enhance productivity, and launch initiatives in healthcare, education, disaster recovery, and smart living.
Google Cloud plans to establish a local office and cloud region in Kuwait by collaborating with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority (KDIPA), the Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), and the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA).
Subsequently, this strategic move will provide support to public sector organizations, businesses, and startups in their digital transformation efforts. It will also contribute to Kuwait’s vision of becoming a data-driven economy.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, expressed pride in bringing their cutting-edge technologies to Kuwait. They aim to support the country’s digitization goals and help develop a thriving tech ecosystem, thereby creating exciting job opportunities for Kuwaitis.
Additionally, as part of the collaboration with CAIT, Google Cloud will launch a national skilling program. This program will focus on upskilling government employees in digital technologies and data analytics.
Moreover, the new cloud region in Kuwait will empower the Government of Kuwait and other customers to effectively manage their digital workloads and ensure the secure storage of crucial data.
Google Cloud’s entrance into the Kuwaiti market reflects the company’s commitment to expanding its global presence and supporting digital transformation initiatives worldwide.