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Video Q&A

How CEO Thomas Kurian Is Changing the Game At Google Cloud

Thursday, February 13, 2020 • 11:00 am - 11:45 am

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Join us for a live video call this Thursday @ 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET where we will discuss the implications of Google Cloud being pulled into Google more closely, and other moves that CEO Thomas Kurian is making to compete with rivals like Microsoft and Amazon.

With Kurian facing a 2023 deadline to catch up to its cloud rivals, the clock is ticking.

The recent decision to move Google Cloud’s marketing efforts under corporate Google could help Kurian execute his strategy more quickly. Google Cloud’s hiring spree, which has included executives from enterprise companies like Oracle, Microsoft, and SAP, could also help.

Joining the call will be Kevin McLaughlin, who covers cloud computing and enterprise software, and Nick Bastone, who covers Alphabet broadly. Together, Kevin and Nick will go deeper on their recent joint coverage and provide additional insight into the challenges and opportunities Google is facing. 

Special Guest: Dan Ives, a senior analyst and managing director at Wedbush Securities, will also be joining the call to weigh-in on the cloud wars playing out between the industry’s top companies.

Topics to be discussed on the call include:

  • Why Google Cloud is selling services bundled with Google products
  • Areas where Google Cloud has an advantage on rivals
  • Google’s strategy for competing with Microsoft and Slack in productivity apps
  • Overall predictions for Google Cloud in 2020
  • Your questions during the live Q&A portion
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Thursday, February 13, 2020
11:00 am PT - 11:45 am PT

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Daniel Ives

Managing Director, Equity Research
Wedbush Securities

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Kevin McLaughlin

Cloud / Enterprise Reporter,
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Nick Bastone

Alphabet Reporter,
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Nick Wingfield

Senior Editor,
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