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C2C Monthly Recap: November 2022

By C2C Team | December 21, 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 November 2022.


Where we've been

November saw the last, but certainly not the least, of C2C's 2022 in-person events. After a third 2Gather in New York City and two more in Austin and S�o Paulo - - where regional C2C communities are growing fast - - face-to-face events went out with a bang at the first Cloud Adoption Summit in the UK. All four events facilitated customer connections that introduced new solutions into the Google Cloud ecosystem. The Summit in particular cemented C2C as the place to go for everyone in the cloud space looking to collaborate to shape the future of cloud technology.


Cloud Adoption Summit in London

Cloud Adoption Summit
Executive Dinner

C2C hosted its first Cloud Adoption Summit on November 30, 2022 at Google's Offices in London. The day-long event brought together dozens of speakers from C2C, Google Cloud, and participating partners and customers including Pythian, Appsbroker, Workspot, Palo Alto Networks, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, Aiven, GEMA, and more. The packed program included a keynote, multiple panels and breakouts, and ample time for networking and brainstorming over catered meals and drinks. In the days since the event, C2C has received a barrage of thanks and congratulations from speakers and guests. GEMA Cloud Architect Sascha Behl, who participated in a session on cybersecurity, said of his experience, "The conversation was so exciting, especially talking about the topics on advanced cloud-based firewalls setup using Palo Alto Next-Generation Firewalls and strong network segmentation. My special thanks go to Wayne White from Palo Alto Networks who led the conversation and brought in all these interesting and challenging questions!" Keep checking the platform in the coming weeks for more extensive content looking back at this milestone event for the Google Cloud Customer Community.


North America (New York and Austin)

2Gather: Austin featured three fireside chats pairing a C2C partner with one or more Google Cloud customers. First, DoiT international chatted with FloSports about their digital video streaming platform. Then AMD and Cockroach Labs took a look at the 2022 CRL Cloud Report to discuss some of the products highlighted this year, including the Tau T2D, the industry-leading compute engine powered by AMD's EPYC processors. Finally, Aiven brought up Digital Turbine and BMC to talk about the companies' joint multi-cloud initiative. Many of the participating customers were new to C2C's in-person events, and the connections guests were able to make represented tangible growth for the C2C community.

C2C's most recent 2Gather in New York City brought together partners Workspot, Automation Anywhere, and Palo Alto Networks and customers MSC, Granite, and Becton, Dickinson, and Company for a whole program all about automation in the workplace. Automation has become a hot topic on the C2C platform (check out our profile of Shalini Mayor ( @smayor ) of Salesforce), and the conversations on stage and in the room in New York sparked a lot of enthusiastic and forward-thinking debate. As Nabin Patro of BD observed, when planning and implementing automation on Google Cloud, "the technology is forcing us to think differently." Read more about the content of the event and the brainstorming that followed at the link below:



S�o Paulo

2Gather: Culture and Collaboration,
S�o Paulo

C2C's own Alfons Mu�oz ( @Alfons ) spoke onsite at 2Gather: Culture and Collaboration, S�o Paulo, C2C's second 2022 in-person event devoted to organizational culture. Earlier in the year, at our Google Culture of Innovation event in New York, Googlers carried the program with presentations applying Google's approaches to innovation and DEI to hypothetical future of work contexts. In S�o Paulo, Google Cloud LATAM Workplace Programs and Sales lead Lucas Smit's presentation on Future of Work issues set the stage for a customer-led panel discussion between speakers from Carrefour, iFood, and Natura & Co. C2C Partners Splunk, AMD, and Aiven also joined to sponsor and connect with the customers and guests in attendance. This event was also the second C2C hosted in S�o Paulo in November, confirming the major momentum building for the Google Cloud Customer Community in the LATAM region.


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Where we're going


If you couldn't join us in person in November, no worries! Even though we only have a few short weeks left before 2022 ends, they'll be packed with virtual gatherings.


Test Your Knowledge on Google Cloud Trivia

Multiple dates

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Our regional teams in France (Tuesday, Dec. 13) and UK & Ireland (Thursday, Dec. 15) are each hosting a special holiday quiz. Here's a special greeting from our communities in EMEA:

"There'll be prizes for winning,
And all will be grinning,
And swag will be given away.
There'll be laughing and learning,
And fun will be churning
from EMEA regional way.

It's the hap-happiest season of all!"


Leveling Up with Containers and Kubernetes

Multiple dates

Familiar with these technologies but looking to expand your skills? Two events coming up in December will cover solid options.

First is the Introduction to Cilium (Tuesday, Dec. 6). Learn about this open-source software and how it's being used to increase container security and visibility.

Then join Appsbroker to talk about a Kubernetes Learning Pathway (Wednesday, Dec. 14), with a focus on the Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA) program.


Applying Google Cloud to Business Functions

Multiple dates

See how others are using Google Cloud products to enhance their business operations.

Ternary, a cloud cost optimization tool built for Google Cloud on Google Cloud, is Using FinOps for Cloud Cost Optimization (Thursday, Dec. 8).

We'll also hear from CARFAX about how they're doing Marketing Forecasting with BigQuery ML (Tuesday, Dec. 13).


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In the community



Whether C2C members are sharing their opinions, trying to troubleshoot - or helping 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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