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Google Cloud Next 2020: Accelerate digital transformation to thrive amid chaos

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

What's the latest from Google Cloud Next 2020? It's this: Organizations that effectively leverage technology as a strategic enabler to accelerate their digital transformation journey will have a better chance of not just surviving but thriving.

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To thrive amid chaos, accelerate your digital transformation journey

The chaos of the past half year has irrevocably changed the business environment for most organizations. To successfully navigate these changes, it’s essential for companies to have a cogent strategy to leverage cloud and digital transformation. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis, with their guests, Google’s Victor Morales and Deloitte’s Kashif Rahamatullah, discuss the latest announcements from Google Cloud Next OnAir 2020 and how Google is helping companies transform digitally to lower their costs, improve their operations and processes, and wring more value out of their business. The upshot? Companies that use technology as a strategic enabler to accelerate their transformation will have a better chance at building value long term and thriving amid the chaos.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

We look at it in terms of three lenses. How can we help [companies] monetize? How can we help them transform? And how can we help them modernize?As a principal in the Cloud Engineering practice for Deloitte Consulting LLP, Kashif helps clients leverage Deloitte’s best-in-breed Cloud Methodologies to transition their applications and infrastructure from legacy and on-premise environments to private and public clouds. Kashif currently serves as the National Google Cloud Practice Leader and Lead Alliance Partner, driving market offerings and solutions through technology ecosystems to drive cloud transformation.

As managing director of Google Cloud's GSI partner program, Victor Morales works with global systems integrators and advisory partners to help organizations achieve differentiated outcomes on Google Cloud.


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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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