Appearing for the first time as Google Cloud new CEO, Thomas Kurian popped the company’s vision for the cloud market. He made this known at the ongoing Goldman Sachs 2019 Technology and Internet Conference San Francisco, USA. “You’ll see us competing much more aggressively as we go forward” He said in his speech.
Having 22 years’ experience with Oracle where he left as President of Product Development, Kurian is set to make Google have more impact in several Industries and about 15 countries with the new plan. As the boss of Google’s overall cloud business, Kurian plans to achieve this takeover with strategies that include hiring some of the best talent from around the industry to grow Google’s sales force.
Giving more on his plans, Kurian said, “Now the company will focus more on individual industries like financial services and work more with channel partners. The company is also introducing a Cloud for Life program to keep existing customers and bring in new ones.”
Mentioning BNP Paribas, the city of Los Angeles, Home Depot, KeyBank and Telegraph Media Group as some of Google cloud customers, the CEO added “I talked to some of largest companies and said, ‘Why did you choose Google?’ And uniformly, the feedback I got is, ‘By far the best technology in the market, the technology is amazing, I’ve never seen anything like it.’ This is what I heard over and over again.”
Although Google Cloud revenue is not made fully public; Alphabet’s chief financial officer, Ruth Porat said thus on the fourth-quarter earnings report earlier this month, “In terms of growth, cloud does continue to deliver sizable revenue growth, driven by GCP; and GCP does remain one of the fastest growing businesses across Alphabet. We’ve doubled the number of GCP contracts greater than $1 million. We’re also seeing early nice uptick in the number of deals that are greater than $100 million and really pleased with the success and penetration there.”
Still on the Speech Kurian added, “One of the great advantages we have is that our customers are extremely loyal to us. We are able, once we attract a customer, to not just land an account but to expand.”
Being able to manage 35,000 personnel focused on software development that cut across 32 countries as President in Oracle, tells that Kurian may not be joking about this vision.