The Google endeavor of helping organizations, schools and government bodies through technology solutions such as Google Apps, Google Search Appliance, Google Maps and Earth, and Google Cloud Platform is largely facilitated by its partners around the world. To bring the partners together at one place, Google started holding Global Partner Summit annually since 2013. The Google Global Partner Summit 2014 saw a diverse community of more than 700 Google IT partners assemble at San Francisco, in a bid to strengthen the relationships between Google and Google Apps Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
Representing Brio, I felt proud to have participated in the annual event, which brought together Google’s current partners – Google Apps, Search, Maps for Business, Cloud Platform and Chrome. I was a part of the two-member team that represented Brio at the meeting of Google Services Partners coming from various backgrounds, specialties, and geographies.
At the summit, Google declared that its service partner community is now over 10,000 members,a number that increased from 6,000 just a year and a half ago. Unsurprisingly therefore, the event was attended by over 700 attendees from the leading Enterprise partner companies from around the globe.
The takeaway of the event was a detailed discussion on Google’s plans for this year and getting to meet our partners in the Google ecosystem from around the world. The company also offered insights about the introduction its technology track for the Google Apps Partner Program at the occasion.
Farhan Syed and I (Abdul Muneem) got a chance to meet with our peers in the ever growing Google Partners community with delegates coming from Japan, Europe, Latin America, Australia, India, and several cities across the USA and beyond. You can catch a glimpse of our amazing experience at the summit through this small video:
The summit was an opportunity for us to get exposed to the vast pool of ideas and innovations that Google resellers, partners and technology specialists brought on board. We hope Google’s new technology partner track attracts other new ISVs to the Google Apps ecosystem and helps build a greater knowledge base.
Brio and all the other partners are able to take this relationship with our customers a long. The experiences and learning from the discussions at the event that we have brought back with us will help us design some innovative strategies for building expertise in the form of new Google products as the year progresses. With such high morale, let us work through 2014 hoping that way.
We’re incredibly grateful to the amazing partner ecosystem as a whole to have come together for such a wonderful learning experience. Brio thanks all the partners and software vendors to have invested their time, money and expertise in helping customers benefit from the Google way of thinking. Thank you all for making this event such a tremendous learning experience!