When the Oracle comes to Jerusalem
Last week, Oracle, one the the world’s premier software giants, announced that it is opening a brand new centre in Jerusalem.
That is great news for Jerusalem. Sounds very promising for the head team of Oracle. And is a complete slap in the few for those employees, who have been encouraging the company to boycott Israel completely. They will now join other heavyweights such as Intel, AVX and Sigma-Aldrich in this special city.
In the Global StartUp Ecosystem Index for 2021, Israel ranked an impressive third. Jerusalem, primarily known for being a city of government offices and tourist services, is currently ranked 54th globally, gradually rising through the ranks.
Somehow, the city is learning to dodge a melting pot of religious, social and geopolitical issues. Even Jerusalem’s hospitals are now considered world class. Yesterday over lunch, I was discussing with some friends the shortage in the capital of qualified software engineers and similar skilled professions.
The index refers to core strengths in data and security. The bio-pharma-digital health category is not far behind. Exciting times ahead for this wonderful place.