Five Must-watch Google Cloud Next 2021 Sessions We’re Excited About

Google Cloud Next 2021 is almost here. This year’s all-digital conference will take place from Oct. 12 to Oct. 14 and bring together thousands of business leaders, developers, and cloud learners from all over the world. 

But with so many interesting speakers and sessions, how do you choose which ones to attend? Read on to find out what sessions we’re excited about. 

Five Must-watch Google Cloud Next ‘21 Sessions

From data analytics to application development, there are many cloud learning tracks to choose from. Here are five sessions we can’t wait to tune into.

What’s New with BigQuery?

Track: Data Analytics

Speaker: Jonathan Keller, Director of Product Management at Google Cloud

There’s been a lot of buzz around BigQuery, and we’re even more excited about Google Cloud’s data warehousing tool now that it integrates with Looker. This session will cover BigQuery’s newest features, including capabilities for built-in machine learning, log analytics, geospatial, administration, migration, connectors, and scalability. 

What’s New in Serverless?

Track: Application Development

Speaker: Steren Giannini, Product Manager at Google Cloud

Serverless is the future of cloud computing. This session will look at Cloud Run and Cloud Function’s newest features as well as Google Cloud’s other serverless products for enterprise security, workload support, and extensibility. 

Building the Next-generation Edge with Anthos

Track: Application Modernization

Speakers: David McDaniel, Vice President of Cloud Services at Cloudbakers | Qwinix and Andrew Turner, Solutions Architect at Google Cloud

We couldn’t resist including our very own David—or, as we call him, “Mac” —McDaniel in the lineup. This breakout session will explore how companies can leverage edge locations to improve employee productivity and customer experience. Stick around until the end, where Mac will demonstrate how to do this by bringing ML at the edge to a fast-food restaurant scenario!

They’ll also leave time to chat about reference architectures using Anthos. 

Learn How Customers Are Empowering Their Workforces to Customize Google Workspace

Track: Google Workspace

Speakers: Aspi Havewala, Executive Director at Verizon and Charles Maxson, Developer Advocate at Google Cloud

Every company is seeing a digital transformation right now. This session will provide a quick overview of Google Apps Script — a powerful, low-code development platform within Google Workspace for customizing advanced workflows — and look at how leaders use it to run their companies.

Six Layers of Google Cloud Data Center Security

Track: Security

Speakers: Stephanie Wong, Developer Advocate at Google Cloud

Just in time for Cybersecurity Awareness Month, this session will cut through the core of a data center to look at the six layers of physical security designed to thwart unauthorized access. Those tuning in will also hear about how those layers transcend into Google Cloud’s logical security controls that make Google Cloud one of the most robust enterprise risk management platforms.

Register for Google Cloud Next 2021 Today

Google Cloud Next ’21 is almost here! There’s still time to register for free and save your virtual seat. You can view the full lineup here. Session times will be released closer to the event. 

Follow Qwinix and Cloudbakers on social for updates and announcements, and don’t forget to tune into our sessions and virtual kickoff celebration with the world-renowned magician, Alexander Boyce on Oct. 11 at 5:00 P.M. MST. We’ll see you there!

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