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The Google Cloud Platform Podcast, coming to you every week. Discussing everything on Google Cloud Platform from App Engine to BigQuery.

    How UniSuper is helping Australians get the best of their superannuation fund investments with cloud

    How UniSuper is helping Australians get the best of their superannuation fund investments with cloud

    In this special episode, we are featuring That Digital Show. In Australia, every employee is required to select their superannuation fund of choice to help them invest a portion of their income. Having celebrated its 40th anniversary recently, UniSuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, is committed to delivering value and efficiency for its members. Started as a fund for the higher education and research sector, it has now opened its platform to all industries across the country.
    Today, UniSuper invests more than $120 billion on behalf of more than 620,000 members. With the new Treasury Laws Amendment Act 2021, Your Future, Your Super, that aims to improve the outcome of superannuation funds for Australians, UniSuper decided to undergo a data centre transformation, taking on an 80/20 rule on cloud hosting and adopting the right digital technologies to improve its performance and portfolio.
    In this episode, Angelo talks about how Google Cloud VMware Engine (GCVE) underpins UniSuper’s shift to the cloud as it moves existing VMware-based workloads from on-premises data centers to the cloud. This enables the organization to quickly scale up while having the flexibility and agility it needs to drive operational efficiencies as it continues to deliver the best returns for its customers. He also shares how the COVID-19 pandemic presented him with some crucial moments of thought that have resulted in some of the changes in best practices across the organization today.
    Angelo Furina, Head of Enterprise Infrastructure & Cloud Angelo is the Head of Enterprise  Infrastructure and Cloud at UniSuper and is passionate about business transformation and bridging the gap between technology and business strategy. With more than a decade of industry experience, Angelo has delivered technology solutions across manufacturing, telecommunications, media and finance. 
    Theo Davies Theo is the Head of Cloud Sales Excellence & Productivity at Google Cloud. He is a record-breaking salesperson, sales leader, coach and speaker with a 20+ year career beginning in sales. Theo is also the President of the Google Public Speaking Academy.
     

    • 25 min
    Creating a sustainable EV ecosystem in Taiwan with ChargeSmith

    Creating a sustainable EV ecosystem in Taiwan with ChargeSmith

    In this special episode, we are featuring That Digital Show. As the electric vehicles (EV) sector accelerates, drivers are finding it a challenge to conveniently access charging points. This has become one of the biggest concerns for EV drivers around the world. Intending to solve this problem, Taiwan-born company ChargesSmith offers EV users an end-to-end charging solution by developing a map for drivers, with the most updated information on location and availability of charging points around the country. 
    Today, ChargeSmith serves more than 70% of EV users in Taiwan, partnering with various charging point operators to give users a high level of accessibility. Their vision and goal is to organize and share energy with communities, countries, and the earth. 
    In this episode, ChargeSmith CEO Andy Chen talks about sustainability in the EV market and the growth of EV adoption. As an EV driver himself, Chen shares the issues he faces first-hand, and how ChargeSmith is leveraging data to solve the challenges of today while paving a future for EV drivers of tomorrow. In this episode, we also hear from Alex Kuo of GAIA, who shares how his team collaborates with ChargeSmith to use cloud technology as an enabler in this evolving landscape. Are you ready for a cleaner driving experience? Tune in to find out. 
    Andy Chen, CEO of ChargeSmith Andy is one of the earliest EV adaptors in Taiwan. With enthusiasm for the EV community, he has led ChargeSmith to build up Taiwan's largest EV charging roaming network. Andy enjoys observing the market’s pain points and using data-driven strategies to accelerate the adoption of the product. 
    Alex Kuo, Sr. Account Manager of GAIA An accomplished sales professional, Alex has led sales teams across the IT industry to success, helping SMB and enterprise clients achieve impressive business growth. With a passion for blockchain technology, Alex enjoys innovating and developing new products and services for clients that ultimately contribute to the growth of the industry.
    Theo Davies Theo is Head of Cloud Sales Excellence & Productivity at Google Cloud and host of “That Digital Show APAC”. He is a record-breaking salesperson, sales leader, coach and speaker with a 20+ year career beginning in sales. Theo is also the President of the Google Public Speaking Academy.
    Interview ChargeSmith: https://www.chargesmith.com/ev/
    Hosts
    Theo Davies and Paris Tran

    • 26 min
    Tapping onto AI to build a more sustainable future with Recursive AI

    Tapping onto AI to build a more sustainable future with Recursive AI

    In this special episode, we are featuring That Digital Show. AI is seen as a powerful tool and enabler for businesses around the world. At the same time, more organizations are looking for ways to operate more sustainably. To combine the two, Recursive AI was established in 2020, formalizing the way AI can be used for sustainability. Whether it’s through innovation, improving productivity, providing better education, or using AI for prevention and mitigation efforts in managing climate change, Recursive AI is changing the sustainability landscape one project at a time.
    In this episode, Recursive AI co-founder Tiago Ramalho puts on a new lens to the way we think about AI. He tells us how neural networks, which form the core infrastructure of AI, can simulate systems quickly, finding new and improved solutions to existing problems. He also shares how the company is predicting the future of natural disasters so that organizations can take action before it is too late.  
    When it comes to sustainability, no action is too small. Listen in to find out how the organization is innovating by leveraging AI technology to solve the sustainability problems of today and tomorrow.
    Dr. Tiago Ramalho, Recursive Co-founder and CEO Tiago is the co-founder and CEO of Recursive AI, a company focused on building AI tools to help companies grow their sustainability impact. Tiago is a physicist and former Googler at Google DeepMMind with a passion for technology and sustainability. Through Recursive, Tiago is able to marry the two to help others create a greener tomorrow. 
    Theo Davies Theo is Head of Cloud Sales Excellence & Productivity at Google Cloud and host of “That Digital Show APAC”. He is a record-breaking salesperson, sales leader, coach and speaker with a 20+ year career beginning in sales. Theo is also the President of the Google Public Speaking Academy.
    Interview Recursive AI: https://recursiveai.co.jp/en/
    Hosts
    Theo Davies and Paris Tran

    • 25 min
    Streamlining the Philippine education network with an all-in-one school management app with Wela

    Streamlining the Philippine education network with an all-in-one school management app with Wela

    In this special episode, we are featuring That Digital Show. In the Philippines, class sizes in schools are often quite large with an average of 30 students per class. This makes keeping track of individual students’ progress a challenge. To solve this problem, John and Chris Fiel, co-founders of Wela School Systems developed a digital solution for schools, teachers, and parents to keep track of basic administrative tasks like daily attendance-taking and keeping record of grades, among other things to keep paperwork at bay. 
    Starting with just three schools upon launch, Wela now serves more than 200 schools on its platform. To make sure it meets the needs of users, the duo constantly asks for feedback from customers, and pick out the most common needs to address and build around. The startup also follows a freemium model so that schools can test and discover if the product is really adding value for them, before deciding to purchase it. 
    Listen in to hear how Wela continues to win the hearts of educators, and the impact they are making on the Philippine education system. In this podcast, they also share their views on the future of education and how data can be used to improve teaching processes and the learning environment.
    John Fiel, CEO, Wela School Systems

    John’s  interest in the startup industry brought him to establish his own game development startup after college, which lasted for two years. Now, he is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wela School System. Wela is one of the Pioneering DOST Funded Startups in the Philippines. Wela is now running for five years and serving over 190 schools both national and international.

    Chris Fiel, CTO, Wela School Systems
    Chris is  a serial technopreneur with the aim of creating disruptive and useful apps using the latest technology trends. His heart and inclination is into programming where his 25 years of experience as a freelance developer can speak of. He is currently into ERP, IoT and blockchain and looking for consulting and development projects along these areas.

    Theo Davies
    Theo is Head of Cloud Sales Excellence & Productivity at Google Cloud and host of “That Digital Show APAC”. He is a record breaking salesperson, sales leader, coach and speaker with a 20+ year career beginning in sales. Theo is also the President of the Google Public Speaking Academy.
    Interview Wela School System: https://wela.online/
    Hosts
    Theo Davies and Paris Tran
     

    • 23 min
    GoJek’s digital journey to becoming one of Indonesia’s biggest multi-platform apps

    GoJek’s digital journey to becoming one of Indonesia’s biggest multi-platform apps

    In this special episode, we are featuring That Digital Show. Theo Davies and Stephanie Wong speak to Sartaj Singh, Head of Technology at GoJek, who shares inside knowledge on GoJek’s explosive growth, from being a ride hailing app, to a multi-platform one that is a now a major eCommerce player in Indonesia, especially in last mile delivery.
    Sartaj shares GoJek’s focus on three pillars, customer incentive, driver rewards and pricing, to ensure consistency in service delivery quality. He also discusses how he looks to improve platformization with his team through innovation, by putting people over processes, and helping engineers address challenges in order to stay agile and scalable.
    From sitting at the side of the street to solve production issues, to managing and growing a team of over 1,000 in just a few years, listen in as Sartaj shares interesting personal excerpts on GoJek’s journey in shifting from a startup “hustler” mindset,  to a more corporate way of working, and everything that it entails. 
    Sartaj Singh Sartaj Singh is the Head of Engineering Platforms at Gojek. Sartaj is one of the few engineers who has been with GOJEK since the early days. As a literary enthusiast, he never thought that he would end up working in tech. Sartaj is responsible for driving growth, standardizing and improving Indonesia’s multi-service platform. 
    Theo Davies Theo is Head of Cloud Sales Excellence & Productivity at Google Cloud and host of “That Digital Show APAC”. He is a record breaking salesperson, sales leader, coach and speaker with a 20+ year career beginning in sales. Theo is also the President of the Google Public Speaking Academy.
    Cool things of the week 5 GKE features to help you optimize your clusters blog
    Interview Gojek site
    Gojek: Using Machine Learning for forecasting and dynamic pricing blog
    Introducing Firehose: An open source tool from Gojek blog
    Meet Optimus, Gojek’s open-source cloud data transformation tool blog
    Gojek: Helping drivers reach their pickup points up to 20% more quickly with Google Maps Platform blog
    What’s something cool you’re working on? Theo is trying out Snapchat and is excited about Snap partnering with Google Cloud
    Hosts
    Stephanie Wong and Theo Davies

    • 44 min
    2022 Year End Wrap Up

    2022 Year End Wrap Up

    Happy Holidays from all of us at Google! This week, hosts Carter Morgan, Stephanie Wong, and Max Saltonstall are sharing their favorite moments from the year! From great partnerships with national companies, new releases in some of your favorite Google software tools, and a trillion digits of pi, we’re breaking down some 2022 highlights and introducing special guest Podcast Producer Kevin McCormack to help with a fun podcast trivia game!
    Carter Morgan Carter Morgan is Developer Advocate for Google Cloud, where he creates and hosts content on Google’s Youtube channel, co-hosts several Google Cloud podcasts, and designs courses like the Udacity course “Scalable Microservices with Kubernetes” he co-created with Kelsey Hightower. Carter Morgan is an international standup comedian, who’s approach of creating unique moments with the audience in front of him has seen him perform all over the world, including in Paris, London, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with Joe White. And in 2019, and the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Previously, he was a programmer for the USAF and Microsoft.
    Stephanie Wong Stephanie Wong is a Developer Advocate focusing on online content across all Google Cloud products. She’s a host of the GCP Podcast and the Where the Internet Lives podcast, along with many GCP Youtube video series. She is the winner of a 2021 Webby Award for her content about data centers. Previously she was a Customer Engineer at Google and at Oracle. Outside of her tech life she is a former pageant queen and hip hop dancer and has an unhealthy obsession with dogs.
    Max Saltonstall Max Saltonstall is a Developer Relations Engineer at Google Cloud. He is a father, teacher, storyteller, speaker, educator, nefarious villain, game designer, juggler, and is only part zombie.
    Cool things of the week Boost medical discoveries with AlphaFold on Vertex AI blog 6 common mistakes to avoid in RESTful web API Design blog Marketing Analytics With Google Cloud blog Our Favorite Episodes of 2022 Stephanie’s Favorites GCP Podcast Episode 290: Resiliency at Shopify with Camilo Lopez and Tai Dickerson podcast GCP Podcast Episode 315: Cloud Functions (2nd gen) with Jaisen Mathai and Sara Ford podcast GCP Podcast Episode 307: FinOps with Joe Daly podcast Carter’s Favorites GCP Podcast Episode 308: New Pi World Record with Emma Haruka Iwao and Sara Ford podcast GCP Podcast Episode 327: ML/AI Data Science for Data Analytics with Jed Dougherty and Dan Darnell podcast GCP Podcast Episode 289: Cloud Security Megatrends with Phil Venables podcast Max’s Favorites GCP Podcast Episode 316: Google Cloud for Higher Education with Laurie White and Aaron Yeats podcast GCP Podcast Episode 317: Launching Products at Google Cloud with Anita Kibunguchy-Grant and Gabe Weiss podcast GCP Podcast Episode 325: Digital Sovereignty with Archana Ramamoorthy and Julien Blanchez podcast Stephanie’s Honorable Mentions GCP Podcast Episode 323: Next 2022 with Forrest Brazeal and Stephanie Wong podcast GCP Podcast Episode 298: Celebrating Women’s History Month with Vidya Nagarajan Raman podcast Carter’s Honorable Mentions GCP Podcast Episode 312: Managed Service for Prometheus with Lee Yanco and Ashish Kumar podcast GCP Podcast Episode 290: Resiliency at Shopify with Camilo Lopez and Tai Dickerson podcast Max’s Honorable Mentions GCP Podcast Episode 326: Assured Workloads with Key Access Justifications with Bryce Buffaloe and Seth Denney | Google Cloud Platform Podcast podcast Hosts Stephanie Wong, Carter Morgan and Max Saltonstall

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

don.co ,

Well done and very informative

I work in the Cloud IT space and love this podcast. It’s a great way to keep up with the big developments at GCP and related subject areas. Very good production quality and impressive guests. Keep it up!

WSDF ,

Regional issues, and speed to market

Excellent job helping us understand the issues in Australia. I think this podcast covers challenges around the world and how to bring value to clients, fast! I highly recommend this podcast.

ibains ,

Enterprise Please!!

I understand Enterprise is now important to Google. I wish the hosts didn't start every podcast with "I know nothing about Enterprise" - and then move on to unsophisticated introductory content. There are hundreds of thousands of Enterprise developers. Please cater to us as well!

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