The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Google Cloud yesterday hosted an introductory workshop on the Cloud Computing Services Framework Agreement signed between the two parties, spearheading key decision-makers to drive digital transformation in government organizations in Qatar. This agreement is an extension of the Strategic Cooperation Agreement signed by the Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ) with Google Cloud in 2020. MCIT’s framework agreement enables all government agencies to use Google Cloud’s computing services and digital transformation solutions to improve their work. The workshop focused on how cloud technologies powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can be deployed at scale to help them achieve their vision. In addition, a series of presentations were held covering key topics such as Digital Transformation with Google Cloud, Data Classification and Governance, Investing in People, Google Cloud Partnerships and a panel discussion with Q&A on MCIT’s agreement with Google Cloud. In addition, MCIT and Google Cloud informed government officials about digitally transformative concepts to drive digital transformation in the government sector. Presentations ran on various topics such as infrastructure and application modernization, security products, data management and governance, data analytics solutions and unique innovative use cases. Mashael Ali Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Information Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, said: “The partnership with Google Cloud will help accelerate the process of digital transformation in the State of Qatar, which is a fundamental pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030 , and this in turn will result in driving development in different sectors.” She added: “The activation of this agreement will boost the growth of the digital sector in Qatar due to the great potential of cloud technologies, which will positively impact the national economy and improve the quality of life in Qatar.” Ghassan Kosta, Qatar Country Manager at Google Cloud, said: “Qatar’s National Vision 2030 positions digital transformation as a key pillar for the country to become a progressive society that is capable is, her e to maintain development and provide its people with a high standard of living. Accordingly, MCIT has chosen Google Cloud as a strategic partner to advance and advance the country’s digital roadmap. Together with MCIT, we plan to work very closely with a variety of government stakeholders to bring Qatar’s digitization plans to life.”In the fourth quarter of 2022, MCIT awarded Google Cloud the framework agreement for cloud computing services for the entire government sector. Wed With this award, MCIT and Google Cloud committed to work on joint projects and initiatives to improve the digital transformation in the State of Qatar according to the Qatar National Vision 2030 and to more fully utilize the possibilities of cloud computing.