Basil Ayass is the Regional Sales Lead at Google Cloud for the Education and Healthcare sector in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa. He describes himself as an extroverted nerd with his head in the cloud. Basil joined Google from Nutanix where he served as the Regional Sales Director for the Middle East. Prior to that, he held a number of sales and marketing leadership roles with Dell EMC, VMware, and Sun Microsystems. Basil has an MBA from the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and a Bachelor in Computer & Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut. Fluent in both Arabic and English, he lives in Dubai with his wife Nadine and 2 sons: Dan and Theo.