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Navigating the new era of work: Google Workspace Summit recap

June 2, 2023
The Google Workspace Team

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We recently held the Google Workspace Summit, where over 15,000 people came together to hear from industry leaders, customers, and partners who shared how they’re approaching the new era of work — overcoming challenges and transforming their organizations. In case you missed it, you can access all the sessions below on demand.

Keynote: A new era of work with generative AI 
Watch the keynote to learn how generative AI is being used in Google Workspace to supercharge creativity and productivity, and hear about our vision for the future of work.
Speaker: Aparna Pappu, VP & GM, Google Workspace

Driving cultural transformation with a multigenerational workforce
Attracting and empowering the next generation is key to growth and innovation. How are IT and business leaders making decisions that motivate these teams and anticipate their needs? Check out this session with TELUS and the US Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command, two organizations at the forefront of driving culture change.
Speakers: John MacDonald, Director, Google Workspace North America
Steven Banick, VP, CIO & Digital Strategy & Transformation, TELUS
Peter Guo, CIO, US Navy Ship Repair Facility, Japan

The case for change: A business-value framework for technology choices
How do you quantify the value of adopting new technology to modernize collaboration and build the business case for change? Hear from industry leaders Globe Telecom and CommonSpirit Health, organizations that have successfully championed workplace transformation.
Speakers: Matt Maggs, Sales Director, Google Workspace EMEA
Jason Richeson, Sr. VP, Infrastructure, CommonSpirit Health
Red Jaques Bernaldez, Director, Workplace Technology, Globe Telecom

Security and innovation: Taking a secure, data-driven approach to hybrid work
Whether you’re a small business or multinational corporation, your long-term strategy should balance optimizing for both innovation and security — without compromising one for the other. Learn how global data, analytics, and technology company Equifax works to keep consumer financial data secure, and discover what the cybersecurity + insurance provider At-Bay has learned about just how costly today’s software products can be for customers, with a special spotlight on email security.
Speakers: Nikhil Sinha, Group Product Manager, Security, Google Workspace
Adam Ehret, SVP, Employee Enablement & Engineering, Equifax
Rotem Iram, CEO & Co-Founder, At-Bay

Empowering your frontline workforce as a strategic advantage
From factory workers to bartenders to ambulance drivers, “deskless” workers traditionally haven’t been given access to the same collaboration applications as their office-based colleagues, but this is changing. Equipping your frontline workforce with modern tools and digitizing processes creates efficiency and builds a culture of collaboration, which helps these workers feel more connected to the organization’s mission. Hear from Autogrill and Akron on how they’ve gained a strategic advantage by empowering their deskless workers.
Speakers: Heather Emslie, Global Sales Director, Google Workspace
Francesca Porta, Head of ICT, Europe & Italy, Autogrill Europe SpA
Macarena Hernández de Obeso, CTO, AKRON

Return to office or remote work forever: A conversation on the future of hybrid work
Whether your organization has mandated returning to the office or embraced working remotely, one thing is clear: Teams need the flexibility to connect, collaborate, and get things done from anywhere, at any time. Hear from Google Workspace partners SADA and AODocs, organizations that are enabling their customers with solutions that maximize team collaboration in this new world of hybrid work.
Speakers: Seth Siciliano, Head of Google Workspace ISV Partnerships, Google Cloud
Alex Wright, Director, Sales Engineering, AODocs
John Veltri, Managing Sales Director, Productivity & Collaboration, SADA

Getting more value from collaboration for business users with SAP and Google Workspace
Are you ready to modernize your workflows by unleashing the power of automation and AI with no-code and low-code solutions? In this session, learn how easy it is to empower business units, streamline processes, and improve hybrid experiences by combining forms, approval tasks, business rules, and automation.
Speakers: Andrew Harpin, Product Manager, Google Drive, Google Workspace
Boris Andree, Sr. Director, Product Management, SAP SE

Fireside Chat: Driving a culture of innovation in the workplace
Innovation can mean the difference between success and irrelevance. A culture of innovation means that everyone within the organization — from the CEO to the most junior associate — embraces a growth mindset of continuous improvement. Hear how Google Workspace helps organizations design strategies for driving a culture of innovation and supporting change management.
Speakers: Darryl McKinnon, Head of Google Workspace APAC, Google Cloud
Chris Marshall, VP, Industry Insights, Data and Analytics Research, IDC

During the Summit, we also shared our latest recommended apps to get more done with Google Workspace.

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