Google’s Management Changes Signal Effort to Turn VR into a Real Business

Published by , May 15, 2016 11:09 pm

(BusinessInsider) In another sign that Google is getting serious about virtual reality and won’t cede the market to Facebook’s Oculus without a fight, Amit Singh has been named a vice president of business and operations for Google’s young VR team, which is led by Clay Bavor. Singh moved from Oracle to Google about six years ago to help establish its Google for Work cloud tech. He also helped Google turn its Chromebooks into a real business, and he was key in helping Google commit itself to cloud computing.
Singh’s reputation is as an operations guy, someone who takes early-stage stuff and turns them into real businesses, with business models, sales support, and what have you. His move could signify that Google is ready to start turning Cardboard and other VR technologies into a real business. In another moved, Google recently hired a new boss over Singh: Diane Greene. She came in in a sort of CEO role for a new combined cloud unit,