Source: Google Cloud Next ‘19: Welcome to the future of digital transformation from Google Cloud
We are thrilled to be in San Francisco this morning with more than 30,000 customers and partners at Google Cloud Next ‘19. We’re ready to welcome everyone—whether you’re just beginning your career as a developer or you are leading your company’s digital strategy from the C-suite. We can’t wait to share our very best with you.
Over the past three months, I have spent time with hundreds of organizations who are all going through digital transformations. Hospitals are looking to deliver patient care in new ways, retailers need to integrate their online and offline experiences, financial services organizations are building new transaction platforms, and so many more. These conversations have strengthened our conviction that companies are looking for new solutions to accelerate their digital transformation in two ways: the need to lower costs and improve agility, and the need to open the door to new possibilities.
Google’s Cloud is helping thousands of organizations, including many of the world’s largest companies, transform themselves. Worldwide, if you look at the 10 largest companies in each industry, nine media companies, seven retailers, six energy and utility companies, and five of the top 10 banks, telecommunications companies, manufacturers, and software companies are using Google Cloud as part of their business transformation.
We are also very grateful to announce this morning many new customers across all of our key industries, including:
Google Cloud offers three important capabilities for digital transformation: First, high scale, highly secured and reliable infrastructure, including cutting edge compute, storage and networking, through many regions around the world. Second, a digital transformation platform to manage data at scale, develop and modernize applications, understand and analyze data, collaborate with people and take advantage of new AI capabilities in meaningful ways. Third, a suite of industry-specific solutions that deliver new digital capabilities in healthcare, retail, media and entertainment, and other industries.
This week, we are introducing many new advances in our technology, including:
All of Google Cloud’s customers rely on our expertise and that of our strategic partners. Every customer I’ve met is glad to have such incredible technical expertise at their disposal, and we’re committed to substantially expanding the scale of our go-to-market teams in order to help more customers use our technology. To help make Google Cloud the best and easiest company for enterprises to do business with, we are introducing new enterprise-friendly pricing and subscription models, streamlined contractual terms and conditions, a global customer success program and new initiatives aimed at enabling partners and co-innovating with them.
Finally, we take our responsibility to earn and retain your trust in us as a foundational premise for our work. We start from the fundamental belief that Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers own their data and control how it is used. Your customer data is used to provide you with GCP services and to make them work better for you, and for no other purpose. Not advertising, not for anything else. Period.
Today, we are grateful for the thousands of customers and partners who are using Google Cloud to change the world. We are also thankful for the thousands of Googlers who truly care and work so hard every day to help make our customers successful. On behalf of all those Googlers, and all of our partners, it’s my privilege to welcome you to Google Cloud Next ‘19.