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Google Cloud on horizon for Adelaide

Global tech giant, Google Cloud has announced it will base its Public Sector presence at Adelaide’s Lot Fourteen precinct.

The move follows internationally renowned companies, Accenture and Amazon also committing to South Australia.

It says Lot Fourteen will be a hub for Google Cloud’s Adelaide-based Public Sector team, as well as a training and event venue to help its customers and partners work with their technology.

SA Premier Steven Marshall said it was a great accomplishment that Google Cloud has decided to invest in South Australia.

“This is now the third global company to choose South Australia as its home, creating thousands of jobs in the high-tech, digital, space and defence industries,” the Premier said.

“South Australia has world-leading capabilities in AI, data analytics and cyber security that make us globally interesting and provides digital tech companies with an opportunity to come together to partner on projects that can literally change the world we live in.”

Minister for Trade and Investment, Stephen Patterson said South Australia was rapidly becoming one of the best places to do business globally.

“We are building a world-class innovation ecosystem that’s underpinned by a competitive business environment that gets the fundamentals right for all businesses,” he said.

“Google Cloud joins a line-up of international hi-tech companies investing in South Australia in recent years including; Accenture, Amazon Web Services, and MIT.

“By working closely with industry to enhance our hi-tech capability across key sectors, we are attracting the best of the best from around the world.”

The SA Government has been working closely with Google Cloud to showcase South Australia’s health ecosystem which includes the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), SA Health, SA NT DataLink and how the Australian Institute for Machine Learning and MIT bigdata Living Lab are collaborating within the health and medical industries.

Google Cloud’s Public Sector presence in South Australia is led by Mike Duhne, who reports to Michael Grantham, Director for Public Sector for Google Cloud in Australia and New Zealand.

“South Australia’s health capabilities are closely aligned with Google Cloud’s strategic priorities, and the State’s commitment to the technology sector from Premier Marshall and the Department for Trade and Investment provides a unique environment for innovation and collaboration in the Technology Hub established at Lot Fourteen,” Mr Grantham said.

“We look forward to working with the government, other technology partners at Lot Fourteen, and businesses to support South Australia’s economy.”

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