4 reasons this year’s Google Cloud Next ’23 is a must-attend event

Lacework EditorialAugust 16, 20233 min read

Google Cloud Next ’23 is a global conference that brings together developers, decision makers, and other professionals to discuss the latest innovations and advancements in cloud technologies. This year, the conference is being held in person in San Francisco at the Moscone Center from August 29 to 31. We’re thrilled to be there because it’s a great opportunity to meet with Google Cloud customers face-to-face and learn about the technologies they’re using, how they’re innovating, and the challenges they’re facing. 

If you haven’t already, make sure to register for Google Next ’23. Even if you aren’t planning to attend in person, Google is offering a complimentary digital pass so you can watch all the sessions on demand at your convenience. 

With more than 200 sessions to choose from, selecting the best can be overwhelming. Here are a few sessions to get you excited – and why we’re especially eager to participate this year. 

1. Understand the challenges cloud users are facing

Dissecting real-world security incidents in the cloud and their implications helps us gain a better understanding of how each event affects cloud users and their businesses. When we break down real attacks and breaches, we can determine how to help minimize the associated risks and impacts. We can’t wait to see this session because it dives deep into the nuances of some of the newest cloud-related security breaches. 

Tales of clouds compromised – real incidents, real learnings | August 30, 3:30–4:15 PM PDT

  • Omar ElAhdan | Principal Security Consultant, Google Cloud – Mandiant
  • Will Silverstone | Senior Security Consultant, Google Cloud – Mandiant

2. Discover the latest innovations in data and AI

We’re excited to see how organizations are using Google’s data and AI cloud to innovate faster and understand the challenges introduced by generative AI. Staying informed about the latest trends in digital transformation helps us anticipate and stay ahead of potential threats. This should be a great session. 

What’s next for data and AI | August 29, 2:45–3:30 PM PDT

  • Wendi Eriksen | VP – Data & Analytics, Wendy’s
  • Gerrit Kazmaier | VP & GM – Data & Analytics, Google Cloud

3. Enhance DevOps processes for speed and security

We’re thrilled about this session because it offers a deep dive into optimizing DevOps speed and security on Google Cloud. It should also provide actionable insights from real-world scenarios that can elevate both our development pace and security standards. 

Best practices for DevOps velocity and security on Google Cloud | August 29, 12:15–1:00 PM PDT

  • Nate Avery | Outbound Product Manager, Google Cloud
  • Shlomo Bielak | VP of Engineering, theScore
  • Mark Richter | Head of Practice – Google Cloud, Thoughtworks
  • Christie Warwick | Software Engineer, Google

4. Strengthen our partnerships

Lacework has some BIG announcements at Next ’23, so make sure you follow us on LinkedIn to hear how we are strengthening our partnership with Google and expanding our technology to help businesses innovate and grow. 

Will you be there?

We’d love to talk with you about how our cloud-native application protection platform (CNAPP) can help you tackle your cloud security challenges. Let us know if you’ll be there – we’ll be at booth (#236)!

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