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Google Hires 5 Key Execs From AWS, Microsoft: Here’s Who

Mark Haranas

Google recently hired a former Microsoft President and AWS’ machine learning general manager. Here’s five big executives Google nabbed with top notch experience at Amazon and Microsoft.

Danny Lange

Google Title: Vice President of AI And BI

Previous Title: General Manager, AWS Machine Learning

Danny Lange has a stellar IT resume around machine learning and AI by working in top executive positions for the likes of Microsoft, Unity Technologies and AWS. He joined Google as vice president of artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI), responsible for empowering customer transformation through the synergy of AI and BI.

“I have always believed in the transformative power of AI and BI to solve complex problems. At Google, I will strive to leverage these technologies to create impactful solutions that will benefit people all over the world,” said Lange in a LinkedIn post last month.

Lange was general manager of Amazon Machine Learning in AWS, helping to evolve the way services, applications and devices are created. “At Amazon, I led the management of the in-house Machine Learning platform (EML) and spearheaded the launch of Amazon Machine Learning for AWS. This cutting-edge technology continues to give Amazon a competitive edge in the industry,” said Lange on LinkedIn.

Lange spent more than eight years at Microsoft from 2005 to 2014. He was the engineering leader for machine learning and big data analytics at Microsoft, responsible for creating a portfolio of scalable next-generation analytical and ML algorithms for cloud services.

He spent six years at Unity Technologies as senior vice president of AI, before joining Google in June 2023.

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Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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