Deloitte Africa expands Google Cloud offering
Deloitte Africa is expanding its Cloud Engineering practice to meet the continent's growing demand for Google Cloud expertise.
The team expansion includes the addition of senior, experienced cloud engineers, who will bring expertise on Google Cloud as well as general cloud, data, and cyber engineering skills.
According to the company, the expansion of the Google Cloud practice complements Deloitte Africa's skills-building programme and bulks out offerings in Google Cloud analytics, generative AI, and advertising.
According to the company: "Our global alliance with Google Cloud and its $1 billion investment in Africa across connectivity, devices, employment creation, skills development, enterprise development, and innovation provides additional support for Deloitte to accelerate innovation with our clients."
Deloitte Africa says demand for Google Cloud expertise in Africa has been steadily increasing and the recruitment of highly qualified cloud engineers strengthens its ability to assist clients in meeting this requirement.
Mitesh Chotu, cloud engineering leader, Deloitte Africa, says: “We’re thrilled to expand our Cloud Engineering practice to satisfy the rising demand for Google Cloud expertise across the continent.”
Bruno Heese, director of alliances and channels for EMEA, Google Cloud, says: "Demand for localised digital transformation is high, and innovative cloud infrastructure and generative AI solutions are essential for reaching customers in new ways across the continent."
Matt Lacey, chief commercial officer for Google at Deloitte, adds: "This latest expansion to our team in South Africa is a further important step in the rapid expansion of our Google footprint across EMEA. Our enhanced capacity in Africa enables us to better serve our clients not just in Africa, but also across EMEA more generally.”
Deloitte also recently introduced a Generative AI practice for the African market. According to the company, the practice will assist clients and business executives in designing their strategies and leveraging technology to develop innovative AI-powered applications.