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Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, spoke exclusively to AMEinfo on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

"AWS hyperscaled data center will serve the entire region in the Middle East" "Cloud computing and fast computers are needed at the fingertips of enterprises and startups" "Bahrain has introduced a cloud-first policy where all government has been moved to the cloud"

The largest cloud computing provider in the world Amazon Web Services decided to open three data centers in Bahrain earlier this year with a focus on digital transformation. Khalid Al Rumaihi, Chief at the Bahrain Economic Development Board, spoke exclusively to AMEinfo on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland about Bahrain's digital drive, its aim to boost the innovations, to upscale its image as a fintech hub and much more.

"I think it's transformative. When we look at industry 4.0; when we look at artificial intelligence; when we look at machine learning – this is very data intensive. You need cloud computing; you need fast computers that are at the fingertips of enterprises and startups. So, to have that in our region … is going to enable businesses to move into the fourth industrial revolution. More importantly, it's going to create jobs. High value, quality jobs," said Khalid Al Rumaihi.

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