Techtalk by Ciente with Faranak Farahmand Pour from Google: EP-29

Gen AI is more than a business case today, owing to its multimodal functionalities. It’s not a leap into the future; it is the future.

In this conversation, Faranak and Suruchi discuss the practical use cases of Gen AI, top cloud tech trends, and the new customer landscape.

Learn from Google’s Director of Global Strategic Initiatives what it takes to win modern customers and prioritize strategic initiatives. 

It’s time to differentiate beacons from white noise. Listen now!


Faranak Farahmand Pour
Director of Global Strategic Initiatives at Google

Currently based in Dubai, Faranak brings a leadership mindset and a track record of execution to her work at Google’s Global Strategic Initiatives (GSI). Faranak is a key member of this high-performance GSI team, successfully leading the strategy, structuring and negotiation of largest complex opportunities with Google’s customers and partners in EMEA, at Google’s top executives attention. Faranak’s ability to close complex opportunities highlights her impact within the organization. Faranak fosters a spirit of inclusion and open-mindedness within Google. Her extensive experience working in leadership positions across Europe, China, Middle East, Africa and currently the EMEA region allows her to connect effectively with a diverse range of customers and partners, having a cultural fluency which is instrumental in her success.

Prior to Google Faranak worked for SAP and joined Global Strategic Initiatives in 2015 initially located in The Netherlands focusing on SAP EMEA North region (Great Britain, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and the Baltic countries) and moved to Dubai in August 2016 focusing on SAP EMEA South region (Africa, Middle East, South Europe: Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey). In 2019, Faranak led the Greater China region for Global Strategic Initiatives and was based out of Shanghai. Between 2020 and 2022 , Faranak led many engagements in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Faranak is very passionate about diversity and inclusion. Faranak brilliantly mentors women within Google. Her passion extends beyond Google, as she actively participates in business women’s networks, fostering career advancement for women.


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