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C2C Monthly Recap: February 2023

By C2C Team | March 20, 2023

Each month, C2C shares the latest news from the team and the best highlights from all of you here in the community. Read on for the most essential C2C updates from February 2023.


Where we've been

C2C's in-person events returned with plenty of energy and excitement in February of 2023. Our 2Gather events in Sunnyvale, Munich, Zurich, and New York City brought together dozens of Google Cloud customers for the kinds of unique networking and collaboration opportunities that only a community like C2C can offer. Read on below to hear stories from each of these events.



For our first in-person event of the year, we returned to Silicon Valley, where Google was born, for another event in Sunnyvale, California. The event included a fireside chat with C2C partner NetApp and a customer panel featuring speakers from NetApp, Lytics (another partner), Exabeam, and Cisco Systems. Bruno Aziza, Senior Director, Outbound Product Management, Google Cloud, introduced and hosted the event - - one of many events Bruno will be joining in the coming months. According to Dylan Steeg ( @Dylan_Steeg ), Vice President of Business Development at Aible, "The event had extremely thought-provoking insights stemming from the issues of modern-day data analytics and how it impacts a customer base, as well as a panel that discussed their personal experiences with data." Read more about the event here:




2Gather: Munich was a customer-led event featuring sessions with Volkswagon, Soravia, and Nagarro. First, Kiran Francis ( @kiranfrancis ), Google Cloud Foundation Services Product Owner at Volkswagon, led a session about the company's Group-wide Google Cloud Landing Zone. Then Hannes Gutemeier of Soravia and J�rg Weis of Nagarro sat down for a fireside chat about VDI modernization. Andy Hardy ( @Andy Hardy ) of Workspot, a regular at C2C events in the EMEA region, was particularly pleased. "Brilliant event!" he said. "Thanks for great organization, and a fascinating 'Customer 2 Customer' agenda!"



2Gather: Zurich was the second of three events C2C hosted in February featuring guests from our partners at NetApp. At this event, NetApp chatted with Dentsply Sirona about using Cloud Volumes ONTAP to manage a hybrid deployment. The event also included a conversation with ParaShift AG about using Google Vision AI for intelligent document recognition. Oliver Ruf, Head of Middleware at Coop, Switzerland, told C2C afterward, "The community meetup was an incredibly insightful and inspiring experience that also allowed me to meet new people. The diverse range of perspectives and ideas shared by attendees, combined with the opportunity to make new connections, left me feeling energized and motivated to continue exploring new ideas and expanding my network."


New York

Our most recent 2Gather event in New York City doubled as a formal launch party for the C2C Financial Services community. Michael Beal ( @MikeBeal ), CEO of Data Capital Management, who hosts the group on our platform, appeared alongside speakers from OpCo and PaerPay and partners Publicis Sapient and NetApp. The sessions and the networking at the event continued conversations that began the night before at an executive dinner for companies in and adjacent to the financial services industry, where customers like Deutsche Bank and Vimeo made valuable connections and explored new opportunities to collaborate and build on existing relationships. "Being able to see the community, it's a lot of fun," said Derek Canton, CEO of PaerPay. "I see the people in the space more than all the cool tech. There's tons of cool tech and things that we're talking about, but there's so much depth behind that that I think is really important." Read our report from the scene here:



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Where we're going

We are excited to feature some special guest speakers from Google Cloud at our in-person events in March.


Bruno Aziza in Paris and London

Tuesday, March 14 and Thursday, March 16

Bruno Aziza, Head of Data and Analytics, specializes in high-growth SaaS, enterprise software, and everything data, analytics, data science, and artificial intelligence. Bruno, alongside customer speakers at both events, will host panel discussions about overcoming data challenges. Each event will also explore other unique challenges cited by speakers from the consumer packaged goods, retail, and financial services industries.

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Sign up for London.


Kelsey Hightower at the Cloud Adoption Summit Toronto

Thursday, March 23

Kelsey Hightower, Principal Developer Advocate, has helped develop and refine many Google Cloud products, including Google's Kubernetes Engine, Cloud Functions, and Apigees's API Gateway. Kelsey will be joining us for our first event in Canada where the agenda includes various perspectives on optimizing cloud adoption plans. Topics include a shift from "cloud first" to "cloud also," data center migration, cloud transformation, and cybersecurity. 

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You can also find Kelsey speaking in upcoming Let's Talk Tech events this April in Chicago and Atlanta. Find those and more by browsing our full events calendar.

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In the community



Whether C2C members are sharing their opinions, trying to troubleshoot - or help others troubleshoot - Google Cloud tech, or having casual career conversations, we love to see excellent threads like these. Our online communities are a great way to find new connections with fellow Google Cloud users.


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