Google Workspace at Next ‘21: 10 sessions you don’t want to miss

We’re less than two weeks away from Google Cloud Next, October 12-14, 2021, our flagship event that brings the cloud community together for insights, product launches, and to see the latest tech in action. At Next ‘21, you’ll find the tools and training you need to succeed in the cloud, with live, expert-led Q&As, breakout sessions, immersive demos, and real-world use cases for Google Cloud and Google Workspace. This year, you can personalize your experience by building custom playlists, and set reminders and calendar notifications to make sure you don’t miss out.

As you think about the best way to build your custom playlist of events, here’s a roundup of 10 sessions from Google Workspace that we think you’ll find especially informative.

1. Spotlight: How it’s done with Google Workspace
Join Javier Soltero, VP and General Manager for Google Workspace, as he discusses how recent and upcoming product innovations are helping customers transform collaboration, both internally and externally, so that organizations of all sizes can take on what’s next.

2. Live Q&A: Google Workspace
An interactive session with leaders and technical experts from Google Workspace to go deep on the services, products, and solutions we’re highlighting during Next. Featuring Javier Soltero, VP and GM; Kady Dundas, Director of Product Marketing; Matthew Izatt, Product Manager; and Erika Trautman, Director of Product Management.

3. Live Demo: See what’s new in Google Workspace
Join Erika Trautman, Director of Product Management, and Matthew Izatt, Product Manager, for an interactive demo to see the latest Google Workspace innovations in action, including new experiences that help people connect, create, and collaborate across Gmail, Drive, Meet, Docs, and more.

4. Breakout: Boost teamwork and collaboration with Google Chat and Spaces
To bring projects to life, distributed teams need a dedicated, shared space to connect the right people, content, and conversations. Spaces in Google Chat is designed to be a dedicated place for organizing people, topics, and projects in Google Workspace. A streamlined and flexible user interface helps teams stay on top of what’s important, keep each other informed, easily share relevant files, and discuss ideas and feedback. Join us to learn more about our latest Chat and Spaces innovations designed to help you stay flexible and agile.

5. Breakout: Google Workspace delivers new levels of trusted collaboration for a hybrid work world
As hybrid work becomes the norm for many companies, security, data privacy, and trust continue to be the foundational pillars that make anywhere, anytime collaboration possible. In this session, we’ll share a number of new security and privacy innovations that can help Google Workspace customers realize the full power of trusted, cloud-native collaboration.

6. Breakout: Transforming collaboration and boosting productivity with smart canvas
Learn about our vision for smart canvas, which builds deeper connections across Google Workspace, including in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drive, to transform collaboration anywhere it happens.

7. Breakout: Transform your business operations with no-code apps
See how a user without coding experience built a series of mission-critical apps on AppSheet that revolutionized how Kentucky Power, a brand of American Electric Power, runs their field operations.

8. Breakout: Red Hat on how it’s built with Google Workspace
Google Workspace evangelist Michael Karner will chat with Red Hat’s Jeffrey Daube about all things developer and development — from how to build a modern app in Google Chat to how to use advanced APIs like Cloud Translation and DialogFlow. You’ll see just how robust our tools are for effectively extending Google Workspace’s product set to solve unique business problems.

9. Breakout: Make your meetings hybrid friendly with Google Workspace and Google Meet
Learn how you can use Google Workspace, inclusive of Google Meet and meeting room hardware, to plan and optimize for five common hybrid meeting types. We’ll cover the considerations and unique combinations of software, hardware, physical spaces, and meeting etiquette needed for success.

10. Partner Spotlight: How CommonSpirit Health enabled remote collaboration and care
Learn how CommonSpirit Health migrated 165,000 employees, spread across more than 1,000 care sites in 21 states, to Google Workspace during the disruptions of the global pandemic.

Stay informed, be inspired, and expand your expertise. Register today and build your personal Next ’21 experience.