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Google Next 2019: Speakers to Check Out

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The Google Next 2019 agenda is packed with incredible speakers from a range of industries and backgrounds.

Google executives, marketers, and developers will be sharing the latest updates. Current Google Cloud and G Suite customers will give insights into how they’re using these products to accomplish amazing things.

And last but not least, industry analysts will offer their take on how these advances in technology are changing the nature of work.

Next ‘19 Speakers: Top Picks

You're going to meet many amazing people at Google Next who work in tech, healthcare, education, finance, and more. Of course, this being Google's big annual event, there will also be hundreds of speakers sharing their insights and experiences.

You're going to have to choose whose sessions to attend—and whose to miss. It won't be easy.

But maybe this list will make things a little easier.

Aparna Pappu, VP Engineering, Google Cloud

Don’t miss Aparna Pappu, Google Cloud's VP of Engineering, Apps Collaboration. As a veteran of the tech space (and Google), Aparna has served for a whopping 10+ years at Google and over 20 years in tech. She'll be sharing her rich insights on the cloud—and of course, G Suite's apps—in the Next '19 keynote.

Where to hear Aparna speak:

It's the keynote!

Elie Mélois, CTO, LumApps

Elie's breakout session will give you a chance to learn about the Google-endorsed LumApps product, a holistic intranet platform that houses all corporate content and enterprise tools in one place.

Where to hear Elie speak:

"Enriching Metadata and Taxonomy to Improve Enterprise Search" in BREAKOUT • CP115

Jonathan Poelhuis, Senior Data Scientist,

Working on the Data Quality team, Jonathan helps establish data best practices improve data quality. He's also worked with's user-facing teams to improve visitor experience, like the Apartments department (which looks to improve the customer and property-manager experience).

Where to hear Jonathan speak:

"BigQuery ML: What's New, and an Exploration With on Using It to Assess Data Quality" in BREAKOUT • DA303

William Anderson, Director of Software Engineering, Forbes

From co-founding agencies to guest lecturing at universities, William's programming experience has now led him to Forbes, where he works on cloud architectures, driving cross-department communication, mentoring technical architects and managers, and a whole lot more

Where to hear William speak:

"Forbes' Road to the Cloud" in BREAKOUT • ARC202

Debasish Das, Staff ML Engineer, Credit Karma

Debasish Das leads Credit Karma's Machine Learning Platform and Optimization team. Before joining Credit Karma, Debasish worked at Verizon/Oath, Intel, Synopsys, Magma and Mentor Graphics. He'll be talking about AI in financial services (and maybe he'll even give a sneak peek on his current work such as developing ML workflows for financial product recommendation and user risk modeling).

Where to hear Debasish speak:

"Customer Spotlight: AI in Financial Services" in BREAKOUT • MLAI224

Sign up for our Happy Hour event at Google Next to meet the team and have a cocktail on us!

Check out these cool companies:

Part of the fun of attending a conference like Next is learning about all the cool companies and partners that play nice with Google Cloud products. We’ve pulled together this list to help you know which brands to look out for. Bonus: We even added in a fun fact that you can throw into the conversation to get the ball rolling and impress these new friends.

This Premier Google Cloud partner can help you out with all of your migration needs, whether you’re moving from on-prem, another cloud, or simply a concept.

Spanning provides cloud-to-cloud backup and restoration for team Drives in G Suite, Microsoft, and Salesforce.

Manage your documents and workflows, ensure compliance, and build business applications.

Check out BetterCloud for cloud management and security for all major SaaS applications including user lifecycle management, data loss prevention, and IT maintenance.

Be more efficient. Be more secure. If your company is using a ton of different apps and has a lot of permissions and passwords to keep track of, Okta's the way to go.

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