Source: Me Next Magazine-Rajasthan Patrika (08-Dec-2018)

Thomas Kurian: New CEO of Google Cloud

Thomas Kurian was President of Product Development at Oracle Corporation from 1996 to 2018. On November 16, 2018, Google announced that Kurian would join as CEO of Google Cloud, replacing Diane Greene.

Kurian joined Oracle in 1996, initially holding various product management and development positions.

His first executive role was as Vice-President of Oracle’s e-Business division, driving a number of company-wide initiatives focused on transforming Oracle into an e-Business.

Next Kurian took responsibility for the Oracle Fusion Middleware product family. Under Mr. Kurian’s leadership, that business became the company’s fastest-growing business and the industry’s leading middleware product suite.

Later, Mr. Kurian served as a Senior Vice President of Oracle’s Server Technologies Division responsible for the development and delivery of Oracle Application Servers. He played a key role in bringing Oracle 9i application server to market. Application server software became Oracle’s fastest-growing business primarily because of his efforts.

As the President of Product Development, he oversaw Oracle’s 3,000-odd product development efforts. He was responsible for development and delivery of Oracle’s software product portfolio including Oracle Database, Oracle Fusion Middleware, and ERP, CRM, and supply chain management applications.

Thomas Kurian was the 18th highest-paid man in the US in 2010, according to CNN. He was also the 5th highest-paid tech executive in 2010.

On September 6, 2018, Kurian announced he was taking extended time off from the company.

On September 28, 2018 he resigned from his current designation as president of product development at Oracle. read more

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