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Google Next '19 | Event Report

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This was the beginning of Google Cloud Next ’19 London.

It was a packed two days at Google Cloud Next ’19 in London, it was a sold-out affair that held thousands of conversations, insightful announcements, new ideas and training lessons. For those of you that couldn’t attend, no need for FOMO, here is a brief look at what happened.

Throughout this event you saw the scope of how success Google has been in capturing the European markets, the success stories ranged from retail, financial and football. Our very own Craig Davies scored 99 for style on the FA football booth, captures using Google's AutoML vision object detection technology.

“Google Cloud is a key component of our long-term technology capability. Cloud is not just about hosting and vendors; it is an entirely new stack for delivering creative transformations for our clients” – Stephen Pretorius

Twitter announcing a massive 300 petabyte move to GCP. To get a better understanding of the size of the data moved by Twitter, 1 petabyte is 1 000 000 000 000 000 Bytes worth of data, to store a single PB would take over 745 million floppy disks or 1.5 million CD-ROM discs.

“You can deny Google any access to your data. As a result, you are the ultimate arbiter of access to your information.” – Suzanne Frey

Off the back off the Cambridge Analytica saga, privacy and full transparency was a big topic for the event. With more sensitive data being transferred to the cloud it’s understandable that a lot more people have concerns over who can access their data.  Google has been the first to pioneer a ‘zero access’ policy on the data it stores, in essence, Google will have no access to selected data under any circumstances. With the use of a key mechanism that companies hold to encrypt their data, meaning companies then own their data and not Google. 

The good news with so many larger enterprises moving to GCP is that within the last 3 years job listings with “Google Cloud Experience” have skyrocketed 1082%.

That's a wrap - NEXT

Read more from Candice at Google Next'19 here.

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