Google Cloud’s COO departs after 7 months

On the finish of final November, Google announced that Diane Bryant, who on the time was on a go away of absence from her place as the pinnacle of Intel’s information heart group, would turn into Google Cloud’s new COO. This was a serious coup for Google, but it surely wasn’t meant to final. After solely seven months on the job, Bryant has left Google Cloud, as Enterprise Insider first reported right this moment.

“We will affirm that Diane Bryant is not with Google. We’re grateful for the contributions she made whereas at Google and we want her the most effective in her subsequent pursuit,” a Google spokesperson advised us once we reached out for remark.

The explanations for Bryant’s departure are presently unclear. It’s no secret that Intel is looking for a new CEO and Bryant would match the invoice. Intel additionally famously likes to recruit insiders as its leaders, although I might be stunned if the corporate’s board had already selected a substitute. Bryant spent greater than 25 years at Intel and her rent at Google appeared like it could be a great match, particularly provided that Google’s place behind Amazon and Microsoft within the cloud wars signifies that it wants all the manager expertise it will probably get.

When Bryant was employed, Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene famous that “Diane’s strategic acumen, technical data and consumer focus will show invaluable as we speed up the size and attain of Google Cloud.” In response to probably the most recent analyst reports, Google Cloud’s market share has ticked up a bit — and its income has elevated on the similar time — however Google stays a distant third within the competitors and it doesn’t appear like that’s altering anytime quickly.