Google Cloud continues to strengthen its vertical market focus with the hiring of a former Accenture managing director for its newly created director of course of manufacturing position for the Americas.
Suchitra Bose, beforehand managing director and North American lead for digital productions and operations at Accenture, might be answerable for rising Google Cloud’s enterprise in course of manufacturing industries resembling chemical compounds. Course of manufacturing entails the mix of provides or substances in response to formulation or recipes, somewhat than the meeting of discrete elements by means of mechanical processes. Bose additionally will additional develop Google Cloud’s course of manufacturing industry technique and highway map, specializing in gross sales enablement, industry partnerships and deal help.
Bose mentioned she’s completely satisfied to affix Google Cloud at a time when the manufacturing industry—which already was dealing with challenges from growing price pressures to effectively modernize store flooring previous to the coronavirus pandemic—now could be reinventing itself amid the continuing disaster.
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“The onset of the pandemic made the already-volatile atmosphere much more unsure: The monthslong shutdown impacted gross sales, as did the drop in new orders and shipments of products,” Bose mentioned. “Now, because the industry adjusts to a brand new norm within the pandemic’s preliminary aftermath, producers are resiliently discovering new methods to work in addition to new income sources. I feel there might be a major concentrate on discovering, refining and scaling the very best practices to navigate new operational and client landscapes resembling having extra distant and related workforces, additional industrializing synthetic intelligence [AI], focusing extra on sustainability and implementing extra digital transformation initiatives at scale.”
Google Cloud is able to assist the industry “navigate a important digital transformation journey,” together with by serving to course of producers speed up their data know-how/operational know-how convergence efforts with Google Cloud’s hybrid and multi-cloud Anthos platform, in response to Bose.
A vertical market focus is essential to Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s technique to win enterprise prospects. In an interview with CRN in April, Kurian mentioned offering industry-specific options for six goal industries—manufacturing and industrial, monetary companies, well being care, the general public sector, retail, and media, telecommunications and leisure —was one in all three main Google Cloud capabilities.
Bose has greater than a quarter-century of expertise in know-how and manufacturing. At Accenture, she labored three-plus years as a managing director at Accenture Digital, main its North American digital manufacturing and operations observe, with duty for technique, enterprise growth, industry alliances, property and acquisitions.
She beforehand served for 16 months as senior director of strategic partnerships and industry options at Prysm, a Milpitas, Calif., supplier of large-format laser phosphor shows, and 21 months as international vertical head of the life sciences, client product items and manufacturing observe at UST World, an Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based digital know-how companies firm. Bose spent seven years at Cognizant, an data know-how, consulting and enterprise course of companies firm in Teaneck, N.J., most not too long ago as head of its manufacturing and industrial IoT observe till April 2014.
In her new position, Bose will report back to Dominik Wee, Google Cloud’s managing director of producing and industrial since 2018.
“Investing in our industry options management permits us to increase our attain and meet buyer demand in all of our precedence industries, particularly manufacturing,” Wee mentioned in an announcement. “Suchitra brings a wealth of invaluable expertise to our group, from serving to prospects excel of their digital transformation journey to facilitating the adoption of cloud computing, Trade four.zero, IoT and AI. We’re honored to have her be a part of, realizing she’ll carry immense worth for our prospects resembling GlobalFoundries, Johnson & Johnson, Whirlpool and extra.”