Alfardan Group announced it has partnered with Google Cloud to support the group’s digital transformation and revolutionize its business processes through implementing cloud technologies on October 26. Alfardan Group’s vision of excellence will put Google technology and innovation at the service of its premium business delivery. The collaboration is built on foundational shared values at the core of Alfardan Group’s brand such as integrity, premium services and social responsibility.
The partnership was unveiled during a meeting at the St. Regis Doha, between Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan Group, President and CEO of Alfardan Group, and Mr. Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
As part of the agreement, Google Cloud will engage through regional and international subject matter experts to bring the latest global innovation in digital transformation, cloud adoption, big data, machine learning and AI, cybersecurity, to scale and upskill Alfardan Group.
Alfardan Group and Google Cloud grew the partnership from the inception of thought leadership workshops to a group wide agreement in the Qatari market. The outcomes of these interactions across lines of businesses and technology stakeholders brought a new level of collaboration between the teams to bring novelty and disruption to the company and the country.
Google Cloud helps businesses solve their biggest challenges with AI-powered and industry-focused solutions. The importance of innovation and thinking beyond what is possible today has been proven as cloud technology does not only enable new businesses, it also allows to reimagine existing ones. As part of the partnership and as one of the firsts for family businesses in Qatar, Google Cloud will support Alfardan Group's digital transformation to achieve its ambitious objectives, which will go beyond its internal requirements.
Additionally, through its strategic business diversification initiatives, Alfardan Group is launching a new technology arm in collaboration with Google Cloud. The new subsidiary will offer its digital services powered by Google Cloud to help organizations gain deeper insights and drive business outcomes in Qatar and the region.
Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO of Alfardan Group said, "As we continually aim to provide the most innovative, cutting-edge solutions for our customers, this partnership with Google Cloud will help us achieve our vision. We are proud to be the first family business to do this in Qatar and we are eager to improve business solutions through the vast of cloud technologies that Google Cloud offers."
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud said: “We are proud to play an integral role in Alfardan Group’s digital transformation, and look forward to helping them gain insights and innovate with our cloud technologies. In addition, their new technology division will help bring the benefits of the cloud to even more organizations throughout the region, creating entirely new opportunities for local businesses”.
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