Google Cloud has hired Jack Ngare to join Google Cloud’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) as a Technical Director.
With over 15 years of experience in various business functions, Ngare joins Google Cloud from Microsoft, where he served as the managing director of the Africa Development Centre in Kenya.
Before that, he worked at Finserve Africa as part of Equity Group, where he served as managing director.
He is passionate about working with customers and helping drive digital transformation.
“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,” said Will Grannis, Chief Technology Officer. “We are thrilled to have Jack join our growing team and bring his expertise to companies based in Kenya and around the world.”
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.
The team works hand-in-hand with customers to address complex business challenges and advise companies as they transform their business with technology.
OCTO brings a blend of experiences from both inside and outside of Google to balance their approach and helps customers understand and take advantage of the full breadth of innovation that Alphabet offers.
By working closely with customers, OCTO also is able to spot and advise 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.”
Google has since opened Google its first product development center in Africa. The company is hiring Engineering Managers, Product Managers, Software Engineers, and Senior UX Designers among other open roles for the product development center in Nairobi.