VOGSY key partner of Google Cloud Next conference | Amsterdam

19 June 2017 Consultancy.uk 5 min. read
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This Wednesday, Google is hosting its Google Cloud Next series in Amsterdam, bringing together executives, customers, partners, developers, technology decision makers and engineers to discuss and develop the future of Google’s cloud suite. The event is supported by over ten partners, including IT consultancy Incentro and VOGSY, a firm that provides project management solutions to the professionals services industry.

Every year Google – the  second largest listed company of the globe – organises several Cloud Next conferences in which it provides stakeholders with the latest insights into its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) ecosystem. GCP spans all of Google’s cloud products, including solutions and offerings in the area of Big Data, Machine Learning, IT Infrastructure, Mobility, Collaboration and Application Development. Cloud services is one of Google’s key strategic pillars globally – by 2020 the company Silicon Valley headquartered wants to earn as much with cloud services as it does with advertising income – its undisputed cash-cow – today. 

Google Cloud Next | Amsterdam

Google’s Cloud Next 2017 conference in San Francisco, held in March, was attended by more than 10,000 customers, developers, partners and other professionals, while in the last two months the US technology giant hosted similar conferences in London, Tel Aviv, Madrid and Tokyo. The next Google Cloud Next session of its international roadshow takes place on June 21, in Amsterdam, where the company will showcase how enterprises and entire sectors are benefiting from the latest in cloud technology “in unprecedented ways”, according to the firm.

The largest Google Cloud event in the Benelux, which will take place for the second time in the heart of the country’s capital city (at the ‘Kromhouthal Amsterdam’), will see several leaders in the field take the stage, including Sébastien Marotte, Vice President EMEA for Google Cloud, and André Hoekzema, who heads the firm’s cloud operations in the Benelux. Complementing the two on the agenda will be six other keynote speakers, as well as dozens of other experts that will facilitate workshops and breakout sessions on a range of topics housed within Google’s cloud portfolio.

Google Cloud Next conference is coming to Amsterdam


Google Cloud Next 2017 Amsterdam is supported by fourteen external partners, with Fastly (a provider of cloud based products), Incentro (a Netherlands based IT consulting firm), g company (a solutions provider and a Google Cloud partner) and VOGSY (an ERP provider for professional services organisations based on Google’s G Suite) serving as platinum partners. Other partners of the conference are Okta (gold status), Datatonic, Equinix, LumApps, Rackspace, AODocs, Freshdesk, Qlouder, Crystalloids and Xebia (all hold silver status). Appirio, G-workplace and GeeFirm are supporting partners of VOGSY.

As part of its partner rank, VOGSY will host a session demonstrating how its solution extends G Suite and stands out as a business app for professional services firms, as well as how it can help organisations save costs and enhance the user experience of its fee-earners. The solution, which operates under the same name as the company, supports the execution of project management and quote-to-cash processes – from business development and sales through to delivery and operations. The solution leverages G Suite technology and is fully mobile based (it works as an app), presenting information in an engaging and interactive manner through its social media inspired interface and agile workflows. 

The session will be delivered among others by Lee Boonstra, a Sales Engineer at Google, and Leo Koster, founder and CEO of VOGSY, who remarked, “Our call to professional services firms and professionals: simplify project management processes, reduce current complex application landscapes and become an agile, happy and clever company.”

Since formally launching in 2016, VOGSY has, in part on the back of Google’s accelerated push into the professional services industry (a market estimated to be worth $3 trillion globally), been gaining terrain in the automation space. Following successful pilots with clients in marketing services, management consulting and IT services, VOGSY was admitted into G Suite Marketplace in March this year, enabling the firm to ramp up its footprint to every corner of the globe. VOGSY competes with several well-known incumbent players in the industry, such as ERP giants Oracle, SAP and Microsoft, and players such as Deltek, Kimble and Mavenlink, as well as a range of startups flocking the market with niche solutions.