Mauricio Kuri visits Microsoft headquarters in Mexico
Microsoft envisions Queretaro as the country's digital hub
Mauricio Kuri visits Microsoft Mexico workshops to learn about advances in the Region of Data Centers in Queretaro.
The governor, Mauricio Kuri González, visited the central offices of Microsoft in Mexico to talk with Rodrigo Kede, president for Latinoamérica and corporate vice president at Microsoft, and Rafael Sánchez Loza, president and general director of Microsoft Mexico, about the development of the establishment of the Region of Data Centers in the state, as well as the impact of this project on the digital progress of the entity and the citizens.
During his visit, Mauricio Kuri got to know details about Microsoft's vision to build the world's largest cloud infrastructure, of which the Region of Data Centers of Querétaro forms part, called Central Mexico, which is number 62 worldwide y the first one in Mexico and Latin America of Spanish-speaking people.
The governor made an immersive virtual tour of the Data Centers Model of the Region, which will offer cutting-edge technology to optimize the country's digital services, to deepen the security, hardware and software requirements of the installation. Kede and Sánchez Loza also make a presentation about the details of the projects that Microsoft develops with different institutions to benefit the surrounding communities, in addition, they shared that, during the construction phase, more than a thousand jobs were generated.
“Microsoft currently operates more than 200 data centers around the world, establishing a network of key infrastructure prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the digital future. Bringing this type of initiative to Mexico is a further step in our commitment to innovation, but it is also about a vision of progress through technology, where characteristics of connectivity, agility, resilience and intelligence open the doors to which people and companies can develop all your potential; this project seeks to trigger a substantial transformation in Mexico”, commented Rafael Sánchez Loza.
The Region of the Data Center is one more example of Microsoft's work to benefit Mexicans economically and socially throughout technology. The implementation of these installations, in addition to new job opportunities, will open a space that will function as the official residence of the cloud of the main Microsoft solutions, deploying the most advanced technological infrastructure to the service of any Mexican company, regardless of its size or industry .
This Region will allow local residency and data processing to revolutionize the operation of sectors such as finance, government and health. In the same way, both small and medium-sized companies and entrepreneurs can modernize and grow, unlocking the potential of Artificial Intelligence solutions, Internet of Things, payments and high-volume transactions, streaming and other key technologies in the data economy.
“Querétaro is one of the engines of the Mexican economy and we see digitalization as a key platform to continue growing. With the establishment of the new Region of Microsoft Data Centers, we are committed to be the leaders of the cloud in Mexico, taking advantage of new investment opportunities for the industry, generating more and better employees and, in general, serving as a reference for technological innovation in the country”, assured Mauricio Kuri, governor of Querétaro.
As part of the meeting, Microsoft shared the benefits of the Data Center Region through initiatives for sustainable development, training, employee generation and economic development of the Small and Medium Enterprises (PyMEs) in Querétaro. For example, in line with Microsoft's sustainability goals of being carbon negative and zero waste by the year 2030, this Region uses sustainable energy and cooling, as well as the most modern water recycling system to return it to the environment in the state.
In addition, with the mission of also motivating social development and strengthening the surrounding communities, a territory known as the “technological-industrial corridor”, Microsoft has worked with UN-Habitat to generate a study on the region, published in early 2023, and from which part 18 recommendations are based on four essential pillars: social development and community strengthening, urban development and environmental sustainability, economic development and local employment, inclusive planning and effective governance.
“Through these years of collaboration with Querétaro, we have managed to carry out different training and employee generation programs, working closely with institutions such as the National Employment Service of Querétaro and the Polytechnic and Technological Universities of the state. During this 2023, we will deploy additional training and literacy initiatives to continue bringing the benefits of technology to the entire population and continue to be part of the development of the state”, added Sánchez Loza.
The implementation of the Region of the Data Center is an example of Microsoft's commitment to benefit Mexico in its digitization process, and will open up new opportunities for Mexicans in different areas, in addition to converting Querétaro into the official place for solutions to cloud key from Microsoft.
The governor of Querétaro, accompanied by the ministry of the Secretariat for Sustainable Development (SEDESU), Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero and the director of Industrial Development, Alejandro Sterling Sánchez, visited the installations of Microsoft Mexico, where he verified the work of his collaborators and part of the company's technological projects.