more than just a browser

Chrome Summit, a preview

Thursday next, on March 15th, Google will held its Chrome Enterprise Reseller & Customer Summit. The Google Munich office will then be the center of the EMEA Google world for one day.

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As Manager New Business Development at g-company, I will go there and be the representative for my coworkers. I am very excited and eager to hear what Google will share with us. It is interesting that Google has chosen Chrome as the leading perspective for the event. By doing so, Google underlines that Chrome is of strategic value for itself, but also for its customers. Chrome is much more than just a browser. Indeed, leveraging all the good stuff you can do with Google innovations on your computer, such as G Suite, Google Cloud, YouTube, Google Maps and the like starts with hitting the Chrome browser. Chrome has had the largest browser market share (60%) for many years now.

The conference will provide customers with the latest updates from the Chrome Enterprise team and allows them to explore, in partnership with dedicated Resellers like g-company, how Chrome can help to work better, smarter & more collaboratively across the organization.

tangible business value
The program covers all the Chrome related topics that you may expect from an enterprise point of view: the latest innovations, on what devices you can use Chrome and how to manage those, many enterprise use cases; security and encryption, integration with other environments and platforms (such as VMWare, Citrix and Active Directory), and more. Even the Jamboard and other Hangout Meets Hardware will be demoed.

At the event, Google will prove that its technologies and services are fit to address the need of any enterprise. At g-company, we see an increasing number of customers picking this up and becoming delighted about the tangible business value they derive from Chrome and G Suite.

I also go to Munich with a mission. And that is to convince Google executives that it is time for Google to start selling its innovations such as Pixelbook, Pixel and other ‘personal’ hardware in other European regions than just Germany and UK. How about the Netherlands and Belgium? Not mentioning huge countries like France, Spain and Italy…

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That being said, I am not only looking forward to the contents and the social interactions of the conference, but also to the days after. As you may know, Munich lies at the foot of the Alps. I take the opportunity to do some skiing in Austria, a two hours ride from Munich. Emptying my head and imagining the vast opportunities for enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation with Chrome. Or perhaps just enjoying the snow, the ambiance and the good life over there ;-) 

Next week, I will post a report about the conference. Stay tuned!
 

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