Google Cloud brings on 27-year SAP veteran as it doubles down on enterprise adoption

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Thomas Kurian, the newly minted CEO of Google Cloud, used the corporate’s Cloud Subsequent convention final week to put out his imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Google’s cloud computing platform. That imaginative and prescient includes, partially, a hiring spree to provide companies that wish to work with Google extra folks to speak to and get assist from. Unsurprisingly, Kurian can be trying to put his stamp on the chief workforce, too, and right now announced that former SAP govt Robert Enslin is becoming a member of Google Cloud as its new president of International Buyer Operations.

Enslin’s rent is one other clear sign that Kurian is concentrated on enterprise clients. Enslin, in spite of everything, is a veteran of the enterprise enterprise, with 27 years at SAP, the place he served on the corporate’s govt board till he introduced his resignation from the corporate earlier this month. After main varied components of SAP, together with as president of its cloud product portfolio, president of SAP North America and CEO of SAP Japan, Enslin introduced that he had “a few more aspirations to fulfill.” These aspirations, we now know, embrace serving to Google Cloud develop its lineup of enterprise clients.

“Rob brings great international experience to his role having worked in South Africa, Europe, Asia and the United States—this global perspective will be invaluable as we expand Google Cloud into established industries and growth markets around the world,” Kurian writes in right now’s announcement.

For the final two years, Google Cloud already had a president of International Buyer Operations, although, within the type of Paul-Henri Ferrand, a former Dell exec who was introduced on by Google Cloud’s former CEO Diane Greene . Kurian says that Ferrand “has decided to take on a new challenge within Google.”


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