Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder, Bob Evans. The next three minutes are packed with insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud! Today’s Topic: Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian Interview Preview
0:20 – Bob recently had a conversation with Thomas Kurian, who’s CEO of Google Cloud, one of the fastest-growing tech companies in the world and the fastest-growing company on the Cloud Wars Top 10.
0:55 – In addition to his technical prowess, Thomas also has a brilliant business mind and talked throughout the interview about some key macro trends like the infusion of data into different industries.
01:00 – Interview preview: Bob talks through five important themes from their recent conversation. The first is that Thomas says that all businesses should master five capabilities, from data analysis to cyber security and more.
01:25 – The next topic from the Google Cloud CEO interview was co-creation with customers, and how central that is to recent deals Thomas Kurian is overseeing.
01:55 – Third, Bob and Thomas talked about some specific Google Cloud customers, including CME, Ford, Ikea and others.
02:10 – The next key theme was the need for businesses to think beyond cost-cutting and efficiency when planning their cloud computing strategy. Efficiency is good, but it’s more important to think about growth, innovation and speed.
02:30 – Fifth and last, a big theme from Bob and Thomas’s interview was the way that data is upending the way business is done across a wide range of industries.