What to Expect at Google Cloud Next 2023

Google is hosting its annual Google Cloud Next user conference once again. Google Cloud Next is back, better than ever, and this year as an in-person event (versus a virtual event the past three years) at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Here are four things to expect from Google Cloud Next 2023:

San Francisco Takeover

Over 15,000 attendees are expected to descend upon San Francisco to take part in Google Cloud Next 2023, which dates from Aug. 29 – 31. Customers, partners, business leaders and developers alike will be taking over the city for this three-day technology and cloud conference to hear the latest announcements from Google’s cloud division. In addition to sessions and Moscone Center’s expo hall, there will be plenty of ancillary dinners and events happening near the convention center’s surrounding areas.

Main Themes: AI, Cloud, Collaboration

The main themes woven throughout the conference will be AI, cloud and collaboration, along with the latest in Google Cloud product and feature innovations. Not surprisingly, generative AI will be front and center, similar to other major technology events from this summer.  

For several years, Google Cloud has been building a robust ecosystem of partners to round out the AI stack. In March of this year, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian stated: “We’re now at a pivotal moment in our AI journey. Breakthroughs in generative AI are fundamentally changing how people interact with technology — and at Google, we’ve been responsibly developing large language models so we can safely bring them to our products.”

Kurian continued, “Today, we’re excited to share our early progress. Developers and businesses can now try new APIs and products that make it easy, safe and scalable to start building with Google’s best AI models through Google Cloud and a new prototyping environment called MakerSuite. In Google Workspace, we’re introducing new features that help people harness the power of generative AI to create, connect and collaborate.”

200+ Sessions and High-Profile Speakers

Along with keynote sessions on “The New Way to Cloud,” “What’s Next for Your App?” and “Targeted Universalism DEI Keynote,” there will also be over 200 breakout sessions that developers, data engineers, IT professionals and business leaders can all benefit from.

There will be several highly anticipated speakers from Google Cloud, such as: Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO; Adaire Fox-Martin, President of Google Cloud Go-to-Market; June Yang, VP of Cloud AI and Industry Solutions; and Aparna Pappu, Vice President and GM of Google Workspace.

Additionally, there will be featured speakers from Google Cloud’s partners, including Accenture, Capgemeni and Deloitte.

Customer speakers include: David DeSanto, Chief Product Officer of GitLab; Laura Merling, Chief Transformation and Operating Officer of Arvest Bank; and Jordan Poff, Vice President of Retail and e-Commerce Operations of Kroger.

Veeam is a proud sponsor of Google Cloud Next 2023 and will be hosting a Cloud Talk Session titled “Application Backup Best Practices with Google Cloud and Veeam” on Aug. 29 at 11:05 a.m. PT in the Cloud Talk 2 Theatre.

Veeam’s very own Cody Ault, Staff Solutions Architect, will be showcasing the best practices and tools you can use to safeguard your applications throughout their entire lifecycle in the hybrid cloud — from monolithic physical servers, to virtual machines, to IaaS instances with PaaS databases, all the way to Kubernetes applications running in GKE. Cody will show how Google Cloud and Veeam provide the seamless backup and recovery of both native and hybrid cloud data, ensuring your data is protected no matter where it resides.

As a bonus, Veeam is also raffling off daily $200 Visa gift cards at our booth. Come and say hi to the Veeam Team at Google Cloud Next 2023! Make sure to stop by our booth #1432 in the expo hall — we look forward to seeing you there!