Former managing director for Microsoft Africa Development Centre in Kenya Jack Ngare has joined Google Cloud’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as a Technical Director.
Ngare announced the news of his departure from Microsoft ADC on Monday, but did not reveal his next move.
He previously worked for Finserve Africa as part of Equity Group, where he served as managing director.
“Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO not only helps our customers create their future with technology but also guides Google on what challenges the world’s enterprises are trying to solve. We are thrilled to have Jack join our growing team and bring his expertise to companies based in Kenya and around the world,” said Will Grannis, Chief Technology Officer.
Google Cloud’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) is a global team of senior technology experts and former enterprise CTOs whose mission is to foster collaborative innovation between Google Cloud and its largest, most strategic customers.
OCTO is also tasked with spotting and advising Google Cloud and Alphabet on emerging trends across industries, geographies and components of the cloud stack that our platforms and products must address.
“As Google Cloud builds its presence in Africa, I am honoured to join this growing team to better support local businesses,” said Jack Ngare.
“With the growth of digitization, it is more important than ever to help companies use technology to modernize, scale, and reach their customers’ needs.”