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Javier Soltero Answers Customer Questions on Google Workspace and Collaboration in the Cloud

December 1, 2020 By | Sabina Bhasin
Author’s Note: Javier Soltero, VP, and general manager of Google Workspace and Google Cloud answered direct questions from the C2C community in our latest thought leadership conversation (access full recording here). However, we had such rich participation that time ran short and we couldn’t answer all of the audience questions. Read on to learn what we know now, and mark your calendar for a more in-depth discussion about Google Workspace on Dec. 8—sign up for it here. 
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5 Things You Should Know from Our Conversation with Andi Gutmans: Reducing Complexities in Your Data Ecosystem

November 20, 2020 By | Sabina Bhasin
Hailed as one of the “Founding Fathers” of the internet for co-creating PHP, Andi Gutmans is just getting started. To discuss his new role at Google and the future of data, Gutmans joins C2C for a discussion in our sixth installment of our thought leadership series where we don’t hold back on both the fun and challenging questions. 
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1-on-1 with Google Cloud’s Javier Soltero

November 16, 2020 By | Jo Happ
Google recently announced the rebrand of  G Suite, introducing millions of customers around the world to Google Workspace. The person at the helm of the teams responsible for bringing the refresh to life is none other than Javier Soltero, who joined Google Cloud about a year ago as vice president. It didn’t take long for him to take the reins and bring the products that so many have grown to know and love to new heights. Today, he serves as vice president and general manager of Google Workspace.  
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5 Takeaways from the C2C Conversation with Google’s Hamidou Dia

November 5, 2020 By | Jo Happ
C2C invited Google Cloud’s VP and Global Head of Solutions Engineering Hamidou Dia to discuss building a carbon-free future. The topic is timely considering the mid-September announcement from Google CEO Sundar Pichai, who laid out the company’s ambitious goals as it heads into its third decade of climate action. “The science is clear,” he said. “We have until 2030 to chart a sustainable course for our planet or face the worst consequences of climate change. Sustainability has been a core issue for us since Google was founded 22 years ago. And now, we are embarking on the next decade of climate action and moving the world closer to a carbon-free future for all.”
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One-on-One with Google Cloud's Andi Gutmans

November 4, 2020 By | Jo Happ
Known as a prominent programmer and entrepreneur in the tech space, Andi Gutmans today serves as the General Manager and VP of engineering for databases at Google Cloud. He is responsible for overseeing a group whose goal it is to support customers with their data journeys and with transforming their businesses. “It’s a three-step journey,” he said. “We take them through migration, modernization, and then  transformation. The best part of what we do is being able to innovate on behalf of our customers.”
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5 Takeaways from the Rockstar Conversation with Google’s Pali Bhat

October 28, 2020 By | Jo Happ
In the fourth installment of its Rockstar Conversations series, C2C welcomed Pali Bhat, VP of product and design at Google, to discuss application modernization and building for the future. Bhat, who has been at Google for more than 10 years, has held various roles but none closer to his heart than his current one. “I love application development!” Bhat said.  Among his responsibilities, Bhat is in charge of Google’s application modernization and developer solutions portfolio. He came ready to discuss all of it—including Anthos, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and various other hot-topic issues—with C2C and its members.  
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Google’s Climate Change Ambitions and What It Means for Customers

October 19, 2020 By | Chris Johnson
In mid-September 2020, Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a special announcement: He laid out the company’s numerous past accomplishments and an ambitious to-do list over the next 10 years. 
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One-on-One Google Cloud Rockstar Pali Bhat

October 15, 2020 By | Jo Happ
Pali Bhat is VP of Product and Design at Google. As part of the leadership team at Google Cloud, he has had the opportunity to lead products that have had a significant impact for Google Cloud customers. Today, he is responsible for the cloud company’s application modernization and developer solutions portfolio. Specifically, Bhat is in charge of Anthos, Google Cloud’s hybrid and multi-cloud platform, as well as the company’s modern computing efforts, which include Google Kubernetes Engine, and Google Cloud’s serverless solutions—Cloud Run and Cloud Functions. Bhat also leads Google Cloud’s Developer Solutions—Cloud Code and Cloud Build. 
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5 Takeaways from the Rockstar Conversation with Google’s Urs Hölzle

October 13, 2020 By | Jo Happ
In the third installment of its Rockstar Conversations series, C2C welcomed Urs Hölzle to discuss modernizing infrastructure for the present and for the future—a topic front and center on most people’s minds today.   Hölzle, who is one of Google’s first 10 employees, is a leading expert in this topic. In addition to his extensive knowledge and experience in working with creating and further developing Google’s infrastructure, he is the person in charge of design, installation, operations, networks, and data centers, and making it all available to developers around the world.
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Google Unveils Workspace with New Features and Big Plans

October 8, 2020 By | Chris Johnson
Google announced the rebranding and fresh redesign of the G Suite this week. The new name? Google Workspace, a timely, smart, and ambitious reimagination of what the company says is the result of “work itself transforming in unprecedented ways.”
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