Qatar’s Alfardan Group digitizes its business processes with Google Cloud

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Mr. Thomas Kurian & Mr. Omar Hussain Alfardan at partnership signing ceremony

Alfardan Group, one of the leading family conglomerates in Qatar, has partnered with Google Cloud to support its digital transformation and revolutionize business processes by implementing cloud technologies.

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, 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, and cybersecurity, to scale and upskill Alfardan Group.

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Omar Hussain Alfardan
President & CEO
Alfardan Group

“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.”

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.

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. Kurian said that “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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