We live in the era of tech giants, where technology-driven businesses keep innovating and newly emerging technologies are becoming a key factor in driving business value. Our guest today, Chris Hood, is the Head of Business Innovation and Strategy at Google Cloud. Throughout the conversation, Chris discusses how he assists enterprises in driving economic value through the smart application of technology.
[01:38] Chris’s Background – Chris shares his background, as well as some of his daily duties at Google.
[04:48] Digital Strategy – Chris describes how the process of deploying technology changes based on the desired customer experience and explains how difficult this can be to navigate in larger organizations.
[15:20] Frequent Technologies – Chris cites specific types of technology that he sees commonly employed and explains how they assist organizations in generating business value.
[22:56] API – Chris expresses his thoughts on API monetization.
[27:41] AI and Machine Learning – Chris describes common applications of AI and machine learning.
[39:12] The Future – Chris shares his predictions for the future.
[47:09] Business Owners in Transition – Chris provides some important considerations for business owners in transition.
[54:58] Twitter Deal – Chris comments on Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer to acquire Twitter.