Beltug challenges Google (Users only session)

Location:Roularta Conference Center, Zellik



With cloud growing as an established phenomenon, companies continuously seek to understand the different players in the cloud market.


Recent announcements make it clear Google Cloud is positioning itself: Google's strategies on multi-cloud, the use of serverless infrastructure, the announcements of flexibility and end-to-end management, the use of open APIs, and the co-operation with open source companies for data management and analytics.


With expectations high in the corporate market, we had good reason to invite Google to the table for a discussion – and a chance to challenge them.


Join us at this unique USERS-ONLY session, where, together with Google, we'll go over your questions, touch on the themes that interest you, and discuss the experiences and concerns of participants interactively.


First, we'll hear a real-life case from Randstad, as they explain how they applied their 'cloud first' strategy when choosing a cloud provider. Then, after giving an overview of their strategy, Google will be open to hearing your concerns and answer your questions.


Please note that in order to guarantee an interactive discussion, we are keeping the number of attendees limited, so be sure to book your spot in time.




Roularta Conference Centre
Z.1. Research Park 120
1731 Zellik



9:30 Welcome coffee


10:00 Introduction: Participants’ expectations around the table


Ann Guinée, Project Manager, Beltug (English)


10:15 Case: Google Cloud Platform (GCP) as part of Randstad’s multi-cloud vendor environment


Randstad has a clear 'cloud first' strategy. The current infrastructure landscape is based on SaaS solutions, AWS and GCP. Over the last year, GCP has been taking a more prominent role in this architecture. Günther Ghijsels will give us insights into why and how Randstad applies GCP.


Günther Ghijsels, CDO & CIO, Randstad Group Belgium (English)


10:45 Q&A: Your questions, your experience


11:00 Is the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) ready for the enterprise?


Google’s recent acquisitions and product announcements indicate that the enterprise market is front and centre in its cloud strategy. During this session, we will hear how Google aims to address the need of enterprise IT for reliability, control, security and innovation.


Tom Schepers, Customer Engineer, Google Cloud (English)


11:30 Roundtable exchange of experiences and queries – bring your questions to the table


Moderated by Danielle Jacobs, CEO, Beltug (Discussion in French & Dutch)

Some of the questions and themes which could be discussed:

  • Google cloud strategy
  • Data protection
  • Integration with IoT platforms


12:00 Wrap up & closing drink


12:30 End


You can easily combine this round table with the 'Privacy requires constant care'. For those who register for both sessions, a light lunch will be provided.