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Google Cloud names previous Amway executive head of its CPG unit

Google Cloud has named previous Amway executive Giusy Buonfantino as VP of its buyer packaged goods business.

The cloud supplier has been stepping up its attention on industries with a focus on verticals, for example, media, retail and financial services. With a yearly income run rate of $13.6 billion, Google Cloud Platform has been winning bigger deals, has a strong leader with Oracle veteran Thomas Kurian, and is viewed as a strong counterweight to AWS and Microsoft Azure. Kurian seems, by all accounts, to be working out an Oracle-ish model where it targets industries and use situations where it can win.

Buonfantino, the former chief digital and marketing officer at Amway, will report to Lori Mitchell-Keller, who joined Google Cloud in May. Buonfantino will lead the consumer packaged goods (CPG) methodology and has likewise had stints at Kimberly-Clark and Johnson & Johnson.

As indicated by Google, Buonfantino will build up a CPG cloud roadmap and procedure and join Google Cloud’s artificial intelligence services across shopper, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics.

Google Cloud counts Unilever, Keurig Dr Pepper, AB InBev, Colgate Palmolive and Procter & Gamble as CPG clients.

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