As part of the economic mission of the Prime Minister, Minister of State Xavier Bettel, to the West Coast of the United States, the Belgian-Luxembourg partnership between the Proximus Group and LuxConnect in the field of cloud was presented, during a visit to Google in Mountainview.
The two companies signed an agreement to set up a joint subsidiary based in Luxembourg to provide disconnected cloud services to public and private entities, institutions and international organisations.
This initiative is in line with the government's economic strategy for 2025 and the objective of accelerating the digitalisation of the economy for the benefit of society and enabling a secure and reliable transformation of the data economy.
Xavier Bettel emphasised the importance of the concept of sovereignty: "The pandemic has greatly accelerated the use of cloud solutions and collaborative tools. The current geopolitical situation increases the need for highly secure technologies. I am proud that this Belgium-Luxembourg cooperation will be a European pioneer in the sovereign cloud.
During the Prime Minister's meeting with Thomas Kurian, a Google project in Luxembourg in the field of cloud, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence was confirmed. During this meeting, the CEO of Google Cloud confirmed his commitment to the creation of a Google entity in Luxembourg: "Technology is driving economic progress around the world. Google's Cloud Computing platform provides state-of-the-art technology to help businesses and governments modernize their information technology systems, process data and build applications using artificial intelligence, and protect and keep data and citizens safe with integrated cybersecurity tools. We are pleased to partner to bring this cutting-edge technology to Luxembourg, to invest in go-to-market teams based in Luxembourg and Europe that will help our customers and partners adopt these technologies, and, in collaboration with government and educational institutions, to establish centers of excellence in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other advanced technologies."
Press release by the Ministry of State