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Celebrating our 2023 Google Cloud Partner All-stars

December 12, 2023
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Kevin Ichhpurani

Corporate VP, Global Partner Ecosystem & Channels

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At Google Cloud, partners are essential to delivering exceptional outcomes for customers. They work tirelessly to craft innovative solutions, offer seamless experiences across the journey, and help customers take their businesses beyond the expected. For those reasons and many others, our partners are an extension of our team.

We’re fortunate to work with exceptional businesses in every region of the world. Behind those organizations are unique people who are dedicated to exploring, discovering, and helping customers achieve more than they thought possible. These are people who go above and beyond expectations to build something truly special, from trusted relationships to innovative architectures.

Every year, we let the world know about these special people with the Google Cloud Partners All-stars Program.

What is the Google Cloud Partner All-stars program?

It’s an annual effort to recognize, thank, and celebrate remarkable people within our partner organizations. Today, we’re honoring our 2023 contributors in Sales, Marketing, Solutions Engineering, and one brand-new category — Delivery Excellence — for their exceptional achievements.

New this year: Delivery Excellence

Why the new category? With growing demand for Google Cloud, customers are increasingly expecting trustworthy, highly skilled delivery and implementation. Because our partners are so essential to driving customer success, we’re making sure to recognize the standout performers who are supporting customers at the highest levels. Delivery Excellence winners are the top 50 individuals who have demonstrated technical capability and proficiencies with Google Cloud across a variety of activities: Certification, Training, Labs, Delivery Skills, and Project Experience.

What makes a Google Cloud Partner All-star?

Within each category, Partner All-stars stand out in the following ways:

SALES

  • Demonstrates commitment to the customer transformation journey
  • Consistently meets and exceeds sales goals and targets
  • Aligns on shared goals to deliver amazing end-to-end customer experiences 
  • Prioritizes long-term customer relationship building over short-term selling

MARKETING

  • Drives strategic programs and key events that address customer concerns and care-abouts
  • Works across cross-functional teams to ensure the success of key campaigns and events
  • Takes a data-driven approach to marketing, investing time and resources in programs that drive the biggest impact
  • Is always exploring areas of opportunity and improvement in order to uplevel future work

SOLUTIONS ENGINEERING (PRE-SALES)

  • Delivers superior customer experiences by keeping professional skills up to date, earning at least one Google technical certification
  • Embraces customer challenges head-on, taking responsibility for end-to-end solutions
  • Works with purpose, providing deliverables in a timely manner without ever compromising quality 
  • Works effectively across joint product areas, leveraging technology in new and innovative ways to address customer needs

DELIVERY EXCELLENCE (POST-SALES)

  • Top-ranked individuals who have demonstrated technical capability and proficiencies with Google Cloud
  • Consistently shows a commitment to technical excellence through Google Cloud labs, training and certifications
  • Responsible for ensuring smooth customer deployment and adoption of Google Cloud solutions
  • Seen as a subject matter expert by teammates and customers

On behalf of the entire Google Cloud team, I’d like to thank and congratulate our 2023 Partner All-stars. Follow along with the celebrations — and congratulate our Google Cloud Partner All-stars — by following #PartnerAllstars.

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