Last Wednesday we were pleased to attend the inauguration of Google’s new office in Barcelona.
Google is deeply committed to the digital and sustainable transformation of the Catalan economy and society. This new office in Barcelona comes with the intention of bringing the best of Google to Catalonia and the responsibility to support the Catalan business and technology ecosystem in the search for solutions to boost their businesses at scale.
For their presentation, they organised an interesting agenda and after a welcome coffee, the following took part in the event:
- Danilo Colnaghi, Director of Google Barcelona to welcome the attendees.
- Jaume Collboni, First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona City Council was in charge of the institutional opening of the event.
- Fuencisla Clemares, General Director of Google Spain and Portugal also intervened to welcome the attendees to the new headquarters.
- After the presentations we had the pleasure to listen to two success stories, the first one from Mango by Toni Ruiz, CEO of Mango and the next one from TradeInn with the CEO of the company David Martín.
- Miguel Escassi, Director of Public and Institutional Affairs at Google Spain, gave a brief analysis of the Social Impact of Google Catalonia.
- Finally, there was an institutional closing by the Minister of Transport, Mobility, and Urban Agenda Raquel Sanchez Jimenez and the last person to speak was the President of the Generalitat de Catalunya Pere Aragonés.
Google’s new offices are located in the Space Plaza Universitat building on Gran Vía de las Corts Catalanas in Barcelona.
Catalonia’s commitment to digitalisation has made it a key region for the multinational.
The company assures that this is a strategic market for them. Along with the opening goes the launch of a series of scholarships for training in digital technologies and a fund of 1 million euros for local projects that aim to combat the climate emergency.
“We like to think globally but act locally, supporting the communities in which we are present and of which we feel we are a part,” said Fuencisla Clemares, General Manager of Google Spain and Portugal.