Google Cloud has forged a strategic partnership with Malaysia Airports Holdings and tech startup Asia Mobiliti. Leveraging Google Cloud’s open data cloud, this initiative aims to facilitate sustainable and digitally-driven experiences, a crucial move as Malaysia prepares to open its borders and welcome tourists back.
Google Cloud’s proficiencies in delivering solutions and resources could prove instrumental for Malaysian organizations. As the country anticipates a surge in tourism, the implementation of generative artificial intelligence can foster innovation and advancement, enabling these entities to handle the rebound effectively.
Regional Director of Google Cloud Indonesia and Malaysia, Megawaty Khie, commented that aviation and accommodation are fundamental to a country’s tourism ecosystem. Yet, tourism’s impact extends far beyond these areas, influencing financial services, healthcare, retail, and transportation sectors. She emphasized Google Cloud’s commitment to empowering organizations across various industries by equipping them with the means to make intelligent business decisions and enhance visitor experiences.
Khie further elaborated that the collaborations with Malaysia Airports and Asia Mobiliti are buttressed by their partners, CloudMile and PointStar. These partnerships aim to amplify their capacity to deliver personalized, digital-first services powered by Google Cloud’s infrastructure, also supplementing their ongoing work with AirAsia Super App to bolster revenue streams for micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs).
Google Cloud’s expertise aligns seamlessly with Malaysia Airports’ objective to push real-time airport and flight information to millions of passengers. Google Cloud’s autoscaling capabilities will bolster the airport’s IT systems, enabling them to manage up to tenfold of their regular workloads smoothly, then automatically scale down to minimize costs when the need for additional computing resources wanes.
The Chief Information Officer of Malaysia Airports Holdings, Vijaykumar Dayinde, stated that in the wake of industry recovery, optimizing costs and escalating operations are critical. He added, “Google Cloud’s open data cloud provides a robust yet adaptable foundation for Malaysia Airports to realize our vision of becoming a global airport group advocating connectivity and sustainability.”
Asia Mobiliti’s CEO and Co-founder, Ramachandran Muniandy, emphasized the intrinsic connection between sustainable tourism and sustainability mobility. He added that the choice to build their platform on Google Cloud’s open data cloud was clear, given its leadership in data science and commitment to using 100% renewable energy.
Earlier this year, Google Cloud Malaysia appointed Patrick Wee as Country Manager. Reporting to Megawaty Khie, Wee is responsible for leading local go-to-market operations for Google Cloud and Google Workspace and collaborating with teams to help companies digitally transform their businesses.
This news is based on a report by Marketing Interactive.