Vice President, Google Public Sector
As vice president of Google Public Sector, Leigh Palmer supported the launch of Google Distributed Cloud Hosted, an air-gapped private cloud solution built on open source standards with flexible scale to meet government customers where they are.
GDC Hosted delivers integrated cloud services, including many of Google’s leading data and machine learning technologies. Customers can use Google’s built-AI solutions, such as Translation API, Speech-to-Text to support the unique needs of the mission.
“Leigh’s well-respected and tenured leadership and experience in technology for the public sector positions Google to bring its full power to the mission of government,” said Karen Dahut, CEO of Google Public Sector. “She’s already had a tremendous impact at Google, and she and her team will play a critical role for our country to ensure the department has access to the best technology with our network, data and artificial intelligence, security and the cloud.”
In 2023, Palmer and her team are mainly working on technology strategy for the public sector. This includes establishing a foundation for sensitive and classified services to meet accreditation standards, so defense agencies can use Google’s full power. They’re also making more cloud services available at both unclassified and classified levels.
“I’m excited about the future of government transformation, and the promising role Google Public Sector will play in helping agencies accelerate mission impact. I’ve spent my career supporting the advancement of federal government IT,” Palmer said “It’s inspiring for me to see the DOD embracing multi cloud to provide agencies with more choice in cloud providers and access to best-in-class cloud capabilities to best serve their missions.”