C2C Global did right by its name at Google Cloud Next ‘22: in addition to participating in partner-led events across the United States, the team also hosted three watch parties of its own in London, Paris, and Berlin. All three in-person events took place on October 11 in conjunction with the Next ‘22 Keynote, with C2C on staff greeting numerous distinguished guests from Google Cloud’s global customer community. Just like at the watch party C2C hosted with Pythian, the takeaways from the keynote inspired more conversation than any event program could contain. What made C2C’s events unique, as always, were the opportunities to share ideas and innovate in the room in real time.
At the London event, Simon Dawson (
Other guests echoed this appreciation for the community-oriented aspect of the event. “At other events, I felt like going to a supermarket to buy something, a product,” said John Samuel (
The casual feel John noted was also not exclusive to the London event. Alexandre Custenoble, a Data Engineer Manager who heard about C2C from L’Oreal Enterprise Architect and C2C France Team Lead Antoine Castex (
C2C’s team in France has a strong track record of bringing new Google Cloud customers into the C2C community. Antoine has arranged for C2C to host multiple events at L’Oreal’s office in Paris, and Team Lead Alan Muntadas (
“Other events felt like going to a supermarket to buy something. At your event, it felt like going for coffee with friends.”
At the Berlin watch party, C2C welcomed three speakers from AppsBroker: Europe GmbH Sales Manager Oliver Karalus, CTO Khalil Dimachkie, and Solutions Lead Jon King. The event took place at a Google office with C2C partners assuming hosting roles, but as they had at the London and Paris events, the customers in the room enjoyed the full advantage of the closing networking reception. “I’ve met and connected with new people. I’m going to talk and work with Hendrik Schulz from Mercedes-Benz,” said Hartmut Loesch (
Beyond new connections, for guests like Hartmut and Virginie, a standout benefit of C2C membership is the ability to be part of a living community and build relationships that become another resource for a growing professional. “Thanks to you, to your events, I learned where to start for my Google Cloud Certification, and which resources to use, and I know that I can always ask questions and get an answer back,” said Hartmut. First-time C2C guests at the watch parties are looking forward to building the same kind of relationship with the community. “Your event was well organized, with quite a lot of people and traffic on social media,” said Simon Dawson. “I will be there at your next in-person event for sure.”