Your Google Cloud Next in London experience

Join the largest Google developer and IT gathering in the United Kingdom to explore the latest developments in cloud technology. Choose from 50+ dedicated visionary, strategic, technical, and experiential breakout sessions about all things cloud.

Agenda
*Agenda subject to change. More customer speakers will be announce shortly

Thursday, May 4

  1. 08.00 - 09.15
    Breakfast and Registration
  2. 09.15 - 10.45
    Day Two Keynote including Brad Calder, Prabhakar Raghavan and Matt McNeil
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    Google Speakers: Brad Calder - Vice President, Engineering; ‎Sam Ramji - Vice President Product Management; Greg DeMichillie - Director, Product Management and Matt McNeil - Director UK/IE; Prabhakar Raghavan - Vice President, G Suite; Lucy Bourne - Program Manager; Serge Lachapelle - Director, Product Management
     
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    Breakout 5
    5th Nine
  4. 11.30 - 12.15
    Deep Learning Jumpstart: recurrent neural networks with Tensorflow
    Speaker: Martin Görner
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    Breakout 1
    Deep learning has already revolutionised machine learning research. With Tensorflow, it becomes broadly accessible to developers. In this session, we'll explore the possibilities of recurrent neural networks by building a language model inTensorFlow. What this model can do will impress you.
    This session is an intense technical session designed to help beginners in machine learning ramp up quickly. We welcome developers with no prior machine learning experience. We do recommend that you watch the session "TensorFlow and deep learning without a PhD part 1" to learn the basics of dense and convolutional neural networks since this session will cover recurrent neural networks only.
    Speaker: Martin Görner - Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 1
    Globally scalable microservices with Google Container Engine and Cloud Load Balancing
    Speakers: Craig Box, Lionel Touati
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    Breakout 2
    New features in Kubernetes and Google Container Engine, combined with Google's global network, make it easy to build a global application or burst from private datacenters to cloud. Learn about Kubernetes federation and see an application running in a co-located environment and Google Cloud together.
    Speakers: Craig Box - Cloud Advocate, Google; Lionel Touati - Cloud Platform Sales Engineer, Google
    Breakout 2
    Google Cloud Functions and Firebase
    Speaker: Bret McGowen
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    Breakout 3
    Firebase’s SDKs make it easier to build successful mobile and web apps, and Firebase and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) work closely together to offer a streamlined mobile developer experience. Learn about Firebase and about our latest collaboration to extend Firebase backend services with your own code using Google Cloud Functions.
    Speaker: Bret McGowen - Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 3
    Nest on GCP: Real-time IoT analytics and algorithms using managed services at enterprise scale
    Speaker: Jeremy Belldina
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    Breakout 4
    At Nest, we have a broad array of data arriving every second, and managed infrastructure is key to minimizing operational overhead. We'll look at building IoT algorithms and analytics on managed services like App Engine, Cloud Dataflow, BigQuery, and more, zooming in on how they enable you to focus on an excellent customer experience all the way from a prototype to a production feature.
    Speaker: Jeremy Belldina - Staff Software Engineer, Nest
    Breakout 4
    The Innovation behind Google’s Data Centers
    Speakers: Tom Grey, Jeff Wittich
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    Breakout 5
    Google's runs some of the most advanced and high-performance data centres in the world. In this session, you will learn about our expansion, our end-to-end highly secure and reliable environment, and how our partnership with Intel has enabled us to bring cutting-edge innovation including Intel Xeon processors codenamed “Skylake” to amazing customers like Milk VFX.
    Speakers: Tom Grey - UK Head of Customer Engineering, Google; Jeff Wittich - Director Cloud Service Provider Business, Intel
    Breakout 5
    11.00 - 12.00
    SRE Book Signing
    Speaker: Niall Murphy
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    5th Nine
    It’s a bona-fide international bestseller! Come meet the people who helped put it together.
    Speaker: Niall Murphy
    5th Nine
  5. 12.30 - 13.15
    Cloud Spanner 101: Google's mission-critical relational database
    Speaker: Robert Kubis
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    Breakout 1
    In this session, we'll share an overview of Cloud Spanner, Google's mission-critical, relational and scalable application database, which is now publicly available as a managed service on Google Cloud. You'll learn how Cloud Spanner evolved, how Google uses it internally and how you can use it for your next project.
    Speaker: Robert Kubis, Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 1
    Saving 60 lives per second - Accepting donations at scale with Pivotal Cloud Foundry on GCP
    Speakers: Tom Grey, Zenon Hannick, Tim Savage, David Laing
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    Breakout 2
    Each year, Comic Relief raises tens of millions of pounds to fight poverty. A significant proportion of this is received electronically over the 7 hours of primetime television coverage. A few minutes of downtime during this period could mean missing out on millions of pounds to help those that need it most. In this session, speakers from Comic Relief, Pivotal and Armakuni share their experiences of building, scaling and running a mission-critical multi-cloud solution on Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Google Compute Engine.
    Speakers: Tom Grey - UK Head of Customer Engineering, Google; Zenon Hannick - CTO, Comic Relief; Tim Savage - Director, Armakuni; David Laing - Engineering Director, Pivotal
    Breakout 2
    From Maps to Location Intelligence (featuring Starling Bank)
    Speakers: Matt Toon, Megan Caywood
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    Breakout 3
    With the booming mobile eco-system, the proliferation of connected devices and the advancements in machine learning, maps and location data can disrupt industries and help connect people in the real world with applications in the cloud. In this session, we'll cover recent Google Maps APIs developments and highlight ways businesses can take advantage of our products, we will also highlight innovating uses of location, from ride sharing to gaming, as well as within established industries such as Finance with examples from Starling Bank a disruptive Fintech startup in London.
    Speakers: Matt Toon - International Geospatial Sales Engineering Manager; Megan Caywood - Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank
    Breakout 3
    Track Lunch Break
    Breakout 4
    Track Lunch Break
    Breakout 5
    12.00 - 14.00
    5th Nine Closed
  6. 13.30 - 14.15
    Track Lunch Break
    Breakout 1
    Data driven reliability
    Speakers: Yaniv Aknin, Oliver Lee Haswell
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    Breakout 2
    It's pretty obvious your product must be reliable to succeed. But 'reliability' is an under-specified feature: how should you know if you should spend more or less? How should you prioritise your top three feature requests versus, say, improving reliability and performance by deploying in another Cloud region? In this talk, we'll explore the surprisingly subtle art of finding metrics your users care about, setting the right goals based on these metrics and a few tried and true SRE strategies to meet these goals and avert disaster.
    Speakers: Yaniv Aknin- Staff Site Reliability Engineer, Google; Oliver Lee Haswell - Operations Manager, Go Reply UK
    Breakout 2
    Greater Enterprise Mobility: What's New and What's Ahead for Android
    Speaker: Rose La Prairie
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    Breakout 3
    With more ways to make Android your own, Android Nougat is our sweetest release yet. In this session, we'll unwrap Nougat and share insights from industry leaders. As an added bonus, you'll get a sneak peek at the Android O roadmap.
    Speaker: Rose La Prairie, Product Manager, Google
    Breakout 3
    Large-scale data ingest on GCP
    Speakers: Ben Chong, Alex Olivier
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    Breakout 4
    The session is targeted at Cloud customers who are looking at moving data into GCP from other clouds, on-premise, SaaS and other data sources.
    Speakers: Ben Chong - Product Manager, Google; Alex Olivier - Product Manager, Qubit
    Breakout 4
    More Security and Compliance in the Cloud
    Speaker: Julien Blanchez
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    Breakout 5
    This session will help you understand why public cloud offers more security and lower risk than traditional IT platforms. We will cover high level infrastructure characteristics as well detailed tools made available to GSuite administrators, to help them protect your data. Additionally this session will cover the legal and contractual tools Google Cloud puts at disposal to create the trust necessary to load your data onto a cloud platform. We will cover how that fits within the current and future European compliance framework and the GDPR. We will share a handful of security tips and tools used internally at Google, that can be quickly applied by individuals or organizations alike to significantly reduce their trust exposure. At the end of this session you will have a bagful of arguments to convince your stakeholders that when it comes to online security, the Cloud is more part of the solution than part of the problem.
    Speaker: Julien Blanchez - Global Security & Compliance Strategist, Google
    Breakout 5
  7. 14.30 - 15.15
    Site Reliability Engineering - from the source, from Google
    Speakers: Philip Beevers, Dzevad Trumic, David Fergusion
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    Breakout 1
    From Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) to Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) and Cloud Ops, there's a lot involved in keeping the Google cloud running, scaling and performing, across our organization and by extension for our customers. In this session, Google SRE/CREs David Ferguson, Dzevad Trumic and Philip Beevers give you a close look into the internal procedures we use to continually improve reliability. They also discuss best practices for interacting with Google in order to reduce mean-time-to-detect and mean-time-to-recovery, and talk about how you can apply SRE principles to your organization.
    Speakers: Philip Beevers - Site Reliability Manager, Google; Dzevad Trumic - Site Reliability Technical Lead / Manager, Google; David Fergusion - Site Reliability Manager, Google
    Breakout 1
    Machine Learning at Scale: TensorFlow in the Cloud
    Speaker: Yufeng Guo
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    Breakout 2
    Training and deploying a custom machine learning model can be a long process. You should spend more time working with your data rather than your infrastructure. Thankfully the tooling that is available today can help make this a reality. In this talk, you will get to witness the end-to-end process of training and deploying a machine learning model, at scale. At each phase of the process, we will discuss the design decisions and tradeoffs available to you. Learn just how easy it can be to have your own auto-scaling custom prediction API!

    Specifically, we will use TensorFlow to build a machine learning model and train it in the cloud. We will then deploy the trained model to be accessible via a REST API.

    This talk is intended for developers and technologists who want to learn about machine learning in production environments. You will get more out of this talk if you have a basic understanding of machine learning.
    Speaker: Yufeng Guo - Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 2
    Using Google's Identity as a Service (IDaaS) for GCP and G Suite (featuring G4S)
    Speakers: Sriram Karra, Paul Carter
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    Breakout 3
    Learn about how you can use a cloud identity service built at Google scale and to our exacting security standards. In this session, we'll show you how to use Google Admin and Single Sign-On (SSO) to securely and centrally manage all users and cloud applications.
    Speakers: Sriram Karra - Product Manager, Google; Paul Carter - Global IT Infrastructure Director, G4S
    Breakout 3
    Google Cloud Networking for Enterprises
    Speakers: Rich Radley, Jens Kuehlers, Sean Leach
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    Breakout 4
    In this session, we discuss cloud networking best practices for securing enterprise and cloud-native workloads on Google Cloud Platform. We start with the fundamental building blocks including subnetworks, routing and distributed firewall. We then talk about how to share subnetworks between different projects, integrate with Google APIs, load balance your services and integrate your Virtual Network with 3rd party appliances.
    Speakers: Rich Radley - Sales Engineering, Google Cloud Platform, Google; Jens Kuehlers - Cloud Solutions Architect, Google; Sean Leach - Technical Fellow, Lead Architect, Fastly
    Breakout 4
    "Instant Insights": A GCP developer's guide to building real-time data analysis pipelines (featuring Qubit)
    Speakers: Robert Kubis, Alex Olivier
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    Breakout 5
    In this session, you'll learn how to build a real-time event-driven data processing and analysis pipeline on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We'll show you how to ingest large-scale data streams and how to perform real-time normalization, aggregation and complex computation. We'll cover tools and features in Google Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Dataflow and BigQuery. As one of the early adopters we are happy to have Qubit outline how all these tools are used to deliver effective personalization at scale on some of the largest eCommerce sites in the world.
    Speakers: Robert Kubis - Developer Advocate, Google; Alex Olivier - Product Manager, Qubit
    Breakout 5
  8. 15.30 - 16.15
    Machine Learning APIs by example
    Speaker: Sara Robinson
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    Breakout 1
    Think your business could make use of Google's machine learning expertise when it comes to powering and improving your business applications, but do you get stuck on building and training your own custom model? Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers four APIs: Google Cloud Vision API, Cloud Speech API, Cloud Natural Language API, and Cloud Translation API. These APIs access pre-trained machine learning models with a single API call. In this session, we'll share an overview of each API. Then we'll dive into code with a live demo.
    Speaker: Sara Robinson - Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 1
    Google Infrastructure Security Design
    Speaker: Umesh Shankar
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    Breakout 2
    In this talk you will learn about Google's secure cloud infrastructure. Google has a global scale technical infrastructure designed to provide security through the entire information processing lifecycle at Google. This infrastructure provides secure deployment of services, secure storage of data with end user privacy safeguards, secure communications between services, secure and private communication with customers over the internet, and safe operation by administrators. Google uses this infrastructure to build its internet services, including both consumer services such as Search, Gmail, and Photos, and enterprise services such as G Suite and Google Cloud Platform.
    Speaker: Umesh Shankar - Principal Engineer, Google Cloud
    Breakout 2
    Building massive online worlds with SpatialOS and Google Cloud Platform
    Speakers: Gus Maskowitz, Rob Whitehead
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    Breakout 3
    Interview with Rob Whitehead Co-Founder & CTO of Improbable, the makers of the distributed operating system SpatialOS, for massive real time persistent online worlds and simulations. Asking how they made it, how they cracked the problem and finding how you can learn from their experience, is Gus Maskowitz of the Google Cloud startup program.
    Speakers: Gus Maskowitz - Solutions Engineer, Google Cloud; Rob Whitehead - Co-Founder & CTO, Improbable
    Breakout 3
    Supercharge performance using GPUs in the cloud
    Speakers: John Barrus, Adrian Graham
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    Breakout 4
    GPUs have thousands of compute cores and when coupled with lightning fast memory access they accelerate machine learning, gaming, database queries, video rendering and transcoding, computational finance, molecular dynamics and many other applications. With GPUs in the cloud, you can scale your calculation-heavy application without constructing your own data center. We'll give an overview of what we're offering in Google Cloud and talk about how to put GPUs to work. We will also showcase a number of commercial applications which require GPUs.
    Speakers: John Barrus - Senior Product Manager, Google; Adrian Graham - Cloud Solutions Architect, Google
    Breakout 4
    Empowering teams in the cloud: introducing Hangouts Meet and Chat
    Speaker: Serge Lachapelle
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    Breakout 5
    An introduction to GSuite's new cloud team collaboration tools, Hangouts Chat and Meet.

    Hangouts Chat is an intelligent communication app for teams that takes direct messaging in Hangouts and evolves it to reflect the way modern teams talk business,from bots to simple scripting using Google App Script — and integrates with third-party applications so teams can do more right from within the conversation.

    Hangouts Meet is a new video meeting experience with one goal: make joining meetings effortless so that people can be as productive as they are when they’re face-to-face.
    Speaker: Serge Lachapelle - Director, Product Management, Google
    Breakout 5
    15.30 - 16.30
    History of SRE in EMEA Fireside Chat
    Speaker: Phil Beevers
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    5th Nine
    Speaker: Phil Beevers
    5th Nine
  9. 16.30 - 17.15
    Lifecycle of a migrated application (featuring LUSH)
    Speakers: Marcus Johansson, Ryan Kerry, am Bashton
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    Breakout 1
    At the end of 2016 Lush migrated their entire ecosystem of 17 global eCommerce websites onto Google Cloud, an initiative they hope will bring them one step nearer to their ambition of being more sustainable, ethical and open source with technology. Ryan Kerry, Head of Engineering & Technology for Lush will be joined by Sam Bashton from Claranet (a Google Cloud Premier Partner) to talk about how they did all of this in just 22 days, and the benefits the move has brought.
    Speakers: Marcus Johansson - Cloud Platform Sales Engineer, Google; Ryan Kerry - Global Head of Engineering and Technology, Claranet; Sam Bashton - Head of Public, Cloud
    Breakout 1
    Cloud networking solutions that support hybrid cloud workloads
    Speaker: John Veizades
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    Breakout 2
    As enterprises extend their network edge into the cloud, they can use a number of cloud networking features that enable the seamless connection of an enterprise data center to the cloud. In this session, you'll learn about Google Cloud Platform features that can help you enhance your data center workloads with cloud based solutions. We will cover physical connections to the cloud, options and selection criteria for connection to the cloud, cloud features that facilitate extending your data center to the cloud and GCP unique networking features that facilitate the management and deployment of cloud native applications.
    Speaker: John Veizades - Product Manager, Google
    Breakout 2
    Google Cloud Storage: best practices for selecting the right storage class, reliability, performance and scalability
    Speaker: Kirill Tropin
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    Breakout 3
    In this session we will cover which Google Cloud Storage class to use depending on your use case. And how to optimize your usage to achieve highest level of reliability, performance and scale. In this session we'll cover multiple use-cases, including: content storage and delivery, storage for big data analytics workloads, and storage for disaster recovery.
    Speaker: Kirill Tropin - Product Manager, Google
    Breakout 3
    .NET apps on Google Cloud
    Speaker: Mete Atamel
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    Breakout 4
    With high performance Virtual Machines (VM) and networking, blazing fast VM provisioning, per-minute billing and rich set of services, Google Cloud is a great platform to deploy and run your ASP.NET apps. In this hands-on session, we will start with the classic Contoso University ASP.NET MVC5 app and move it to the cloud. Once in the cloud, we will take our app to the next level with Machine Learning APIs, Cloud Storage, Stackdriver error reporting and other services provided by Google. In the end, you will see how easy it is to create a production ready ASP.NET app on Google Cloud.
    Speaker: Mete Atamel - Developer Advocate, Google
    Breakout 4
    Transform Retail with Machine Learning: Find & Recommend products
    Speaker: Ram Ramanathan
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    Breakout 5
    Businesses today are realizing that they can use machine learning to improve customer experience. With the most recent models, you can simplify product discovery by using Product Image Search (Google Cloud Vision API), understand customer sentiment (Google Cloud Natural Language API) and optimize Inventory Level (Google Cloud Machine Learning). In this session, you'll learn how you can transform the shopping experience with machine learning.
    Speaker: Ram Ramanathan - Product Manager, Google
    Breakout 5
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