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QFZA, Google Cloud sign supplementary agreement for Google Cloud Centre of Excellence & business incubator in Qatar Free Zones

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HE the Minister of State and chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority Ahmad al-Sayed and Thomas Kurian

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* QFZA and Google Cloud sign additional agreement

HE Minister of State and Chairman of the Qatar Free Zones Authority Ahmad al-Sayed and Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, recently signed an additional agreement between QFZA and Google Cloud to support the opening and operations of the Google Cloud Center of Excellence and Business Incubator in Ras Bufontas Free Zone.
Building on the strategic collaboration agreement signed between QFZA and Google Cloud in 2020, the supplemental agreement supports the development of smart free zone operations using Google Cloud-based solutions and governs the opening of the center of Excellence in Qatar Free Zones.
The center, which launched virtually in June 2021, has already trained more than 3,000 participants in cloud computing skills, serving as a catalyst to upskill Qatar’s digital workforce. The Google Cloud Center of Excellence will open its doors to participants from Qatar wishing to become Certified Cloud Digital Leaders and provide community training.
Al-Sayed said, “At QFZ, we are proud of our longstanding partnership with Google Cloud. It is a partnership that has continued to deepen and bear fruit over time. Google Cloud has become one of our main partners, itself benefiting from the support and infrastructure of Qatar and its free zones, while providing cutting-edge technology to our investors and leading companies across country and region.
“This partnership supports our efforts to realize the Qatar National Vision 2030, which aims to create a knowledge-based economy. The partnership was first established in 2020 through a strategic collaboration agreement between QFZA and Google Cloud to launch the first cloud center for the Mena region.
Kurian said, “The Qatar Free Zones Authority is a key catalyst in enhancing Qatar’s digital future. QFZA has been a critical partner for us from day one as we strive to accelerate the adoption of cloud technologies in the country. Together, we help businesses in Qatar leverage the benefits of the cloud to create new opportunities and digitally transform. »
The Google Cloud Center of Excellence provides a hands-on learning experience for professionals interested in pursuing a career in the cloud industry or looking to lead their company’s digital transformation. It offers free training workshops that certify the digital leaders of tomorrow and offers unique workshops on modernizing data, infrastructure and applications.
The new Physical Center of Excellence will provide a state-of-the-art learning hub that will integrate digital skills workshops, lectures, training and mentoring. In addition, the center will serve as an incubator for startups.
QFZA is proud to host innovative partnerships between companies and organizations from different regions and sectors, coming together to create value for stakeholders, QFZ and Qatar.

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