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BT Group selects Google Cloud as strategic partner to deliver ‘digital transformation’

Paul Lipscombe
March 10, 2022

BT will use Google Cloud’s suite of services, including AI and data analytics 

Google Cloud and BT Group have penned a five-year partnership that will drive the digital transformation of BT.

The collaboration will see BT utilising Google Cloud’s products and services, which includes cloud infrastructure, machine learning (ML), plus AI and data analytics.

It comes as BT is undergoing a big digital transformation through its BT Digital unit, which includes the creation of a group-wide data and AI fabric as part of its ‘cloud-first and AI-first strategy’.

BT expect the partnership to ‘deliver superior customer experiences, reduce costs and risk, and build new revenue streams.’

The digital transformation according to BT is focused around driving business outcomes and using AI and deep ML across the Group to allow businesses and customers to make more data-led decisions.

BT chief digital and innovation officer Harmeen Mehta (pictured left) said: “Our partnership with Google is one of a series of strategic moves that BT Digital is taking to help accelerate BT’s growth and digital transformation.

“This is a partnership that is deeper than just at the technology level. It will help Digital as a whole supercharge BT and drive its return to growth.

“By deploying our full cloud capabilities, and support from our SRE organisation, our goal in this partnership is to set up BT with the tools it needs for future growth and innovation,” added Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian.

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