Fireside Chat with Carolee Gearhart ,Global Channel Chief & VP, SMB Sales at Google Cloud


In this fireside chat, SpringML CEO Charles Landry interviews Carolee Gearhart, Global Channel Chief & VP of Global SMB Sales at Google Cloud. We asked her how these unusual times might have shifted her strategy for the Google Cloud partner ecosystem – we were pleasantly surprised to hear not much.

Carolee shared her experience leading in the Google Cloud culture. She described a lean in, collaborative and hands-on mindset that creates a highly differentiated opportunity for customers and partners to innovate quickly together. SpringML has found the same thing working with Google Cloud, delivering value to customers not just with great technology but also working closely with a coaching mindset.

As the pandemic has shifted many market dynamics, Carolee reinforced the importance of developing industry solutions leveraging Google Cloud tools. A welcome validation as SpringML has been investing in industry solutions and accelerators in Healthcare, Public Sector, Education, Manufacturing and Retail.

Carolee reinforced the importance of transformation as some industries are experiencing unprecedented growth. For example, everyday is Black Friday for some retailers. Operating in the “new normal” of the pandemic has  driven digital transformation to move faster.

“As customers look to innovate, they are turning to partners like SpringML  to leverage the benefits of cutting-edge technologies like AI and ML to more quickly address customer challenges. Technology is going to become more democratized and data is a great example of that.”

For more fantastic insights and a great chat with Carolee please tune-in to the podcast. She also mentioned our Google Next OnAir session with Iron Mountain online in August: “Scaling Data-Driven Insights Across a Complex Global Organization with Looker and BigQuery.”