Google Cloud launches Center of Excellence in Saudi Arabia

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Google Cloud has launched the Center of Excellence (CoE) which is set up to provide learners in Saudi Arabia with access to develop in-demand skills in emerging cloud technologies with Google Cloud training and certification.

The center will provide training courses in the latest cloud technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), application and infrastructure modernization, that will upskill professionals in the Saudi market who are leading digitization efforts in their businesses or keen to pursue a career in the cloud industry. The courses are offered at no cost.

Building on Google Cloud’s Skills Boost program that runs globally, the CoE in Saudi Arabia joins in the company’s global efforts to train more than 40 million professionals around the world in cloud skills, that will equip them with the necessary knowledge to drive a culture of innovation and boost digital transformation in enterprises as well as startups.

The center will run multiple cohorts throughout the year that are available to professionals of all ages in the Kingdom and provides Google Cloud certification upon the completion of the training courses.

Bader Al Madi_Google Cloud launches CoE in Saudi
Bader Al Madi
Country Manager
Google Cloud Saudi Arabia

“Google Cloud is launching a “Center of Excellence” in Saudi Arabia to support the realization of the National Vision 2030 and its “Human Capability Development” program. The launch also comes at a time when businesses of all sizes in the Kingdom are realizing that the need to go digital is inevitable and are embracing digital transformation as a top priority, and thus require trained professionals who are well versed in the Cloud industry to lead the transformation. We are opening up the center virtually to ensure that everyone in all corners of the Kingdom has accessibility to the courses and can grow and develop their digital skills with Google Cloud.”

Additionally, the “Google for Startups Cloud Academy” was also announced at the event which is a 10-week program designed for startups across Saudi Arabia that are leveraging technology to build scalable, resilient and innovative solutions to solve business challenges. All accepted startups will receive mentorship and support from teams at Google and its mentor network in application modernization, artificial intelligence (AI), Data & Analytics, machine learning (ML) and marketing.

The Developers Hub event also hosted IT decision-makers, developers and students, who are all coming together to shape the future of cloud skills training in the country.

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