The GDG Cloud is focussed on the technologies provided by the Google Cloud Platform. This time, the GDG Cloud gives you the opportunity to hear first-hand success stories from others!
Next to that we have Mark Westerhof (ANP, the Dutch Press Bureau) who will talk about Digital News Initiative and his experiences with Google Cloud Platform. He will share his vision on GCP and ANP. After studying (Bachelor of ICT) Mark was a partner in 1996 in an IT startup that quickly developed into a content hub for publishers who thus could sell and distribute their content in the B2B market. This company was acquired in 2004 by the ANP. Mark is currently CTO and Operations Manager at the ANP.
We also have another GCP Customer, Jordy Cuiper from Fanly who will share his story too. Jord Cuiper is a 27 year old entrepreneur and founder of Fanly. Fanly is a cloud-based loyalty platform for (SME+) retailers which enables them to build strong customer relationships and increase revenues. Fanly looks back on a very successful first year ('15) with over 350 participating retailers, 900% growth in sales, many successcases and a strong & fun team. Jord’s ambition is to grow Fanly (and the team) to one of the leading players in offering cloud based loyalty solutions (Saas) to medium-sized retailers, POS providers and other retail related third parties in Europe. And.. have lots of fun along the way. Most important to Jord is to be in control of his own path, failures and successes. In addition to that his family, friends and the people he works with on a day to day basis mean the world to him. He considers himself a very lucky guy because of the fact that these people are the most inspiring, talented and fun people! There will be room to share your experiences, so if you have something to share on GCP, this is your platform to do so!
Speakers & Agenda
18:00: Opening doors
18:15: Digital News Initiative by Mark Westerhoff (ANP)
19:15: GCP Success Stories by Jord Cuiper (Fanly)
19:45: Lightning Talks
20:00: Wrap up & Beers!
Whether you are using GCP, or aren’t using familiar with GCP: we encourage every cloud development enthusiast to join and make this event memorable!
Recommend you grab a bite to eat on the way, we'll have snacks and beer but not a full dinner.