From left to right: Brigette McInnis-Day, Thomas Kurian, Kate Brandt, and Urs Hlzle.
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Thomas Kurian leads what Google sees as one of the most promising segments of its business: cloud computing.
Google's business has largely depended on advertising, but it sees cloud as a growing source of revenue - so much so that the company recently began breaking out Google Cloud data as a separate reporting segment in its quarterly earnings.
In the company's most recent report, Google's cloud business generated $13 billion in annual revenue, up 46% from 2019. Still, it's not yet profitable, and the race is on to catch rivals Amazon Web Services and Microsoft in the market.