"In my previous role, I got to work with all the cloud providers. I got to work with Oracle Cloud. That's when I got to know Thomas Kurian personally. I'm pretty bullish about Thomas Kurian. He's very hands-on, very detailed oriented and he is very enterprise savvy.
Google's technology is probably several years ahead. The gap they had was go-to-market...A lot of go-to-market people were told what to sell and pitch. Enterprises tell you what to do and you build what they want. I didn't think Google was doing it. Their pitch was focused on speeds and feeds. Enterprise customers don't care about that. They have to flip around and say what problem are you trying to solve? How can we solve that? The partner go-to-market was nonexistent at Google. They were not giving their partners due respect, and enterprise problems are complex. I think he's likely to drive the organization to cultural changes in working with partners."