(Not so) Up in the air - The Cloud
We were invited to this year's
Google Leaders Circle, which took place as part of the Google Cloud Summit held in Munich on 6 December. Here's
a little write-up of our impressions including a sneek-peek into some exciting new ideas to further innovate on the
println("Hello Wor.., err, Munich!")
It's always exciting to vist new places, make new frienships and, on a side note, sometimes just so get in touch with
Google's leading members of the central european space. On December 6 we had the opportunity to be part of Google's
Cloud Summit for 2017, held in Munich, to learn about the latest and greatest new products. Specifically, team expressFlow
joined the "Leaders Circle" part of this one-day-convention with a set of topics emphasizing the state of tech regarding
cloud-products aimed at successfully running a company in this sector.
Planet Google says "Hi!"
Be sure to take your reality-kit with you, because planet Google's atmosphere has a very intriguing way of reality
distortation in the most positive way possible. Nicely colored beanbags all over the place, inbetween some tabletop
soccers and chill music in the background together make a very welcoming first impression for the excited visitor.
To further build up momentum, the summit quickly kicks off with its main keynote giving an update to the latest cloud inventions
avialable. This year's focus clearly was on machine learning, with your favourite search-giant demonstrating the
use of ML in practically every single of its products. There's a powerful palette of cloud-features developed by
Google that can be used right now which take advantage of the fast-paced inventions in ML lately. Some of these features
can also enrich our user's (and I hope you are, too!) experience with SecureBeam:
Here's an idea: What if you could search for any arbitray term in SecureBeam to quickly find the stuff you have
beamed up securely, without ever tagging anything? Google Vision to the rescue! This mighty API uses Google's ML-infrastructure
to automatically tag your photos (and even videos!) to related topics. To get a taste of its power, just try Google
SecureBeam could take great advantage of this feature to leverage our very own search to new levels. Furthermore,
the set of tags related to a file could also be split the SecureBeam-way to all your cloud-providers, thus consequently
protecting your privacy.
DLP, or "Data Loss Prevention", anonymizes photo input by black-marking data-sensitve fields in the picture, e.g.
the upper part of a face, social-security-numbers, etc. This way, even the most senstive information you provide
gets protected before the associated file can get split and uploaded. Nice!
The show must go on
The next couple of hours provided more information on specific topics by giving the stage to additional Googlers. During the
breaks inbetween, we had the opportunity to talk to colleagues in our business and exchange new ideas and thoughts.
To wrap things up, it was a great time and I hope you're as excited about the future in the cloud as we are!