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C2C Monthly Recap: January 2023

By C2C Team | February 10, 2022

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 January 2023.


Where we've been

We stayed inside this month as the C2C team emerged from a short, wintery hibernation. But as many of us have learned over the past few years, "inside" doesn't mean "inactive." Our virtual connections are here to stay - January was full of them, and we have some of our partners to thank for that!


Partners Coming Together

Four of our partners - all fast-growing startups with a goal of enabling companies with data-driven software options - took turns sharing their success stories using Google Cloud's BigQuery. Here's what they shared:

  • Tinyclues discussed reliance on implicit versus explicit signals as a measure for predicting consumer behavior, using AirFrance's first-party data as an example.
  • Aible's case study with Overstock.com demonstrated how AI-first approaches accelerate time-to-value.
  • Connected-Stories and its latest platform launch, NEXT, rely on BigQuery to deliver personalized ads and creative intelligence.
  • Snorkel AI focused on high-quality training of datasets and ML models for document intelligence, conversational analytics, and more.

The full recording from their session is available to watch now.



Cloud Volumes

That's the name of NetApp's proprietary solution for data storage on Google Cloud. Brian Wink, Director of Google Cloud Architects at NetApp, gave us some background on this tool ahead of the Google Cloud partner joining C2C at 2Gather events in Sunnyvale, New York City, Zurich, and Paris.

In this interview with C2C's  @Content Stephen , Wink explains how Cloud Volumes brings NetApp's network-attached storage to the cloud using container technology. Wink also discussed access management and encryption considerations for the solution's security model, a necessary part of the foundation for building storage solutions in cloud environments.

You can find the full interview here and read on in this recap to find some of the C2C events he'll be joining.



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Where we're going

Alongside many more virtual chats and learning sessions, we're looking forward to meeting up again in person in February. Here's where we're going:


Sunnyvale, California

Thursday, February 2

Discover how to use your data and storage options to optimize operations at scale at this 2Gather event. Take advantage of the experience of our speakers to learn best practices around platform development, scaling data processing pipelines, and more.

Sign up for this event.



Tuesday, February 7

These days, whether you've decided to move to the cloud and are wondering "what's next?" or you're still debating your future, cloud adoption is likely on your mind. At 2Gather: Munich, we'll be hearing from Volkswagen, Soravia, and one of our newest C2C partners, Workspot, who will provide valuable input into your cloud adoption journey decisions.

Sign up for this event.


New York City

Thursday, February 9

At this event, we'll explore industry solutions with speakers from top financial services organizations. Come to hear how they use Google Cloud to monetize data in new and innovative ways, develop a plan to create value from customer data, and much more.

Sign up for this event.



Thursday, February 9

This event features a mix of Google Cloud strategies from across industries. Parashift, a Swiss software company, uses cutting-edge technologies to extract valuable metadata from documents and vastly reduce processing time and effort. NetApp will be joined by Dentsply Sinora, a dental supply manufacturing company
which uses Cloud Volumes as part of their hybrid deployment to streamline their data management on Google Cloud.

Sign up for this event.


Plus, you can find regional events hosted in a local language by browsing our full event 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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Of course, the beauty of everything we do is having one central place for all Google Cloud users to come together to solve problems, connect and re-connect, and get access to everything from C2C. We strive to continually improve the experience of our online community, so here's the latest on what we've delivered.


New Group: Financial Services

The C2C Financial Services group is a space for C2C members working in the financial services industry to explore challenges and brainstorm solutions, whether they're looking to migrate legacy systems to the cloud, innovate in the world of decentralized finance, or generate the ideas that will lead to the next major development in this rapidly evolving field. Members who belong to this group are invited and encouraged to participate in specialized networking opportunities, including face-to-face events and virtual conversations. These opportunities are designed to unite participants with contacts across our extensive ecosystem of Googlers, partners, and customers. To get involved and meet your other industry colleagues, join the Financial Services group today.


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