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Palo Alto Networks Nabs Google Cloud President

Palo Alto Networks Nabs Google Cloud President

Palo Alto Networks -- a multinational cybersecurity company based in Santa Clara, CA -- has tapped Google executive Amit Singh to be its next President. He currently serves as President of Google Cloud and is credited with growing it into a multibillion-dollar business. He also previously served as Google's VP of Business and Operations in emerging computing platforms, including augmented and virtual reality. It was there that he worked alongside Palo Alto Networks CEO Nikesh Arora. Singh previously spent 20 years with Oracle in various product, engineering, sales, and strategy roles. Singh holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India and an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Management from National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India. "I have been continually impressed by Amit's leadership and believe his experience growing cloud businesses and driving revenue at scale will help us strengthen our position as the clear leader in cybersecurity," said Arora. Singh expressed his enthusiasm for his new role saying, "I'm excited and honored to join Nikesh and the team at Palo Alto Networks ... I look forward to applying my cloud experience to the challenges facing cybersecurity." Singh will start in his new role November 1st. He will replace Mark Anderson, who will remain on in an advisory role until May 1, 2019. More here.

Cherokee Nation Calls Elizabeth Warren DNA Test “Inappropriate”

Cherokee Nation Calls Elizabeth Warren DNA Test “Inappropriate”

Lawmakers Call Foul on State Department’s LGBTQ Policy Reversal 

Lawmakers Call Foul on State Department’s LGBTQ Policy Reversal