Our kick-off event for the EMEA region belongs to the past. It’s history.
But the beauty of this platform is that we can keep talking about it. About the topics, the speakers, the event!
Our event started on time. With our French GCP Leaders, @antoine.castex and @guillaume blaquiere welcoming everyone.
Then it was @Marcy.Young’s turn to welcome everyone and talk about our Community. What to expect from the event. What is a Community and why to join us.
Frank Zerbib, the Customer Engineering Director at Google Cloud France, was our keynote speaker. He talked about the Google Cloud regions, the footprint that Google Cloud is planning to have in the EMEA but also for the global investments by 2023. The connectivity and the infrastructure. And so many other useful things.
If you are wondering how to achieve the highest data privacy in the public cloud the answer is simply. Trust, by trusting less.
Patrick Masse, from our sponsor AMD, and @Sébastien BOTHOREL, from Thales, informed us about the data security concerns. The regulations and compliance, the data sovereignty. And how they have extended the capability of Confidential VMs to deliver unified control over data at-rest, in-use and in-transit.
We knew that everyone needed a small break to eat, drink, to chat, to network. And it was awesome to see all our members talk to each other.
After the small break @leighaj got the microphone and the stage! Talked about Looker. How to do modern analytics with Looker + BigQuery. She explained what is Looker and why to use Looker in combination with BigQuery. She had prepared a demo for us. LookML built for BigQuery! 😲 At the end Lea informed us about the 2022 Looker Product Roadmap.
@Matthieu BUREL was amazing. He managed to talk about Looker and BigQuery not only with a demo but also talking about Ratatouille, Lord of the Rings and the spaghetti western The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
And our Looker topic finished with Mehdi. An insightful talk on how Carrefour is using Looker with BigQuery. Their data valorization solutions.
At the end of our event Lucas and Youssef, from the L’Oréal Accelerator team, talked about how they use their consumer feedback to improve their products. AI & ML on GCP in a few words.
I kept the best for last. Networking. Chatting. Laughing!
And Swags 😲
More Swags 😀
More Swags? Really? 🥳
All the above couldn’t happen without the help of many people. So many things to do. And so last-time issues to solve. An image worths one thousand words. So, I’m sharing the images without saying more 😂
A huge thanks to @Marcy.Young, @michellegurney, and @Dimitris Petrakis for being there with me. Filling in the gaps. Supporting. Motivating. Inspiring. Taking care of the details!
A huge thanks to our French Team Leaders for helping us with the event
And last but not least, the C2C team back in the USA office. Your support was, is, and will continue to be priceless!
We are hosting another two in-person event this month.