Will Grannis

Google Cloud

Will is the founder and leader of Google’s CTO Office, a team of former CTOs and senior technologists who work hand-in-hand with Google Cloud’s largest customers to solve their most complex business problems and advise Google on emerging technology and business trends across industries and geographies.

Before joining Google seven years ago, Will spent over two decades building and deploying global information systems and platforms. Most recently, Will was SVP of Engineering and CTO at L-3 Communications, where he transformed the company’s product roadmap and business model around advances in cloud computing and machine learning. He arrived at L-3 following the acquisition of his company, What’s Next, a boutique engineering firm that solved a few historically intractable national security challenges using an event-driven big data platform and unsupervised machine learning. Prior to What’s Next, Will spent several years at the Boeing Company in their Phantom Works applied research and development group, focusing primarily on big data, cybersecurity and IT infrastructure. Will began his commercial tech career as the product manager for Blue Force Tracking, a globally deployed, miniaturized satellite communications solution which reduced fratricide for U.S. and coalition militaries, while also improving in-transit visibility for critical assets. His transition to tech followed a brief career as an officer in the U.S. Army, with assignments including Forward Observer for the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Deputy Effects Coordinator (Computer Network Operations, PSYOPS, Artillery) for the 25th Infantry Division, and Signals Officer (CTO) for the 201st Military Intelligence Brigade. Will has jumped out of perfectly functioning planes, rapidly attached himself to the bottom of a helicopter while in flight, and (accidentally) spent time in the jungles of Central America with various uninvited reptiles.

Will holds a bachelor of science degree in operations research from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s an independent director for the real estate lending company Kiavi, and has served on numerous advisory boards including the U.S. Defense Innovation board. Will and his family reside in Austin, TX.

Will Grannis
Will Grannis
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Google Cloud