What is cloud technology or data science and what’s all the hype about? More importantly, what can it do for you, your team, and your business?
If you want to learn about cloud technology so you can excel in your role, help build the future of your business and thrive in the cloud era, then the Business Transformation with Google Cloud course is for you. Through this interactive training, you’ll learn about core cloud business drivers—specifically Google’s cloud—and gain the knowledge/skills to determine if business transformation is right for you and your team, and build short and long-term projects using the “superpowers” of cloud accordingly. You’ll also find several templates, guides, and resource links through the supplementary student workbook to help you build a custom briefing document to share with your leadership, technical teams or partners.
Business decision-makers: directors (managers of managers), managers of individual contributors (ICs) or ICs working in non-IT functions/divisions (such as finance, marketing, sales, HR, product design) interested in understanding the applications of Google’s cloud technology for business improvement opportunities and transformational project(s).
Here we'll go over the course structure, introduce speakers, and breakdown of content per module.
Module 1: Why cloud technology is revolutionizing business
This module introduces cloud technology as a paradigm shift and explains how it’s irrevocably transforming business globally. It defines the fundamental building blocks of cloud technology—compute power and data—and what they mean for you and your business. And finally, it reveals how these building blocks help to create five superpowers using concrete use cases of their transformative abilities for business, education, and government sectors.
Module 2: Foster an innovation culture
Cloud is not just about a technological transformation; it's a business and cultural transformation, too. This module explores how the superpowers of the cloud are brought to life through people. It looks specifically at how to organically create and scale innovation through culture and business practices. It offers key principles, drawing examples from Google’s success and real world scenarios, that you can apply in your day-to-day operations.
Module 3: Define the ideal business transformation challenge
Previous modules describe the journey with cloud technology to include business and cultural changes as well. This module sets the groundwork to build a transformational solution using cloud technology for your role or your business. This process starts with distinguishing between scaled improvements and transformations. Next, the module demonstrates how to write an ideal challenge question and use insights generated from a data ecosystem to address the challenge. Finally, it introduces a framework that you can use to assess and refine your challenge ideas, preparing you to build a business case in a later module.
Module 4: Build trust with availability, security, and compliance
This module addresses common concerns about data privacy and security when migrating to the cloud. It defines key terms - privacy, security, compliance, and reliability - and reveals today’s top cybersecurity challenges and threats. It discusses how data security and compliance can be maintained when data is in the cloud, as illustrated by the Shared Responsibility Model. And finally, it uses a concrete example to explain how learners can build a high-level security program in their own organization.
Module 5: Build a business case for your transformation challenge
This module explains how to identify the most transformative solution for your business challenge. It then breaks down steps to achieve the transformational solution through creating smaller projects and plotting them onto a transformation roadmap. It describes how to use the data ecosystem you mapped in a previous module to support your overall project. Finally, it explains step by step how to build a business case and gives tips to help you pitch your project idea to gain buy-in from leadership, teams, and technical partners.
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