Business Transformation with Google Cloud

Introductory 1 day

What are cloud technology and data science, and what can they do for you and your business? In this course, you'll learn about core Google Cloud business drivers, how to determine whether business transformation is right for your team, and how to build short- and long-term projects with the power of the cloud. You'll also receive a supplementary student workbook that contains templates, guides, and resource links to help you create a custom briefing document to share with your leadership, technical teams, or partners.

Topics covered

Business Transformation Infrastructure Machine Learning Security


●Savvy about your own business practices. ●No prior technical knowledge.


●Explain what cloud technology is and the top reasons the cloud era is revolutionizing business. ●Identify ways cloud technology can create more value in your day-to-day work and for your overall organization. ●Explain how a combination of an innovation mindset and specific business principles and practices can help to organically promote an innovation culture. ●Craft an ideal transformation challenge for your organization. ●Recognize today’s top cybersecurity challenges and the importance of a shared responsibility plan for maintaining data security and privacy. ●Identify components of a security program to build into your transformation journey. ●Build a business case and summary page for your overall transformation project using the templates provided.


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).

Course Outline

The course includes presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on labs.

Module 1: Why cloud technology is revolutionizing business

  • Innovations throughout history leading up to the cloud era.
  • What is cloud and why is it revolutionizing business?.
  • The danger of maintaining status quo.
  • The superpowers of cloud technology.
  • What does this mean for you?

Module 2: Fostering a culture of innovation

  • The “garage” or “innovation” mindset.
  • Business and culture challenges of the new cloud paradigm.
  • Principles and best practices to scale the innovation mindset.
  • Practicing an innovation mindset with an industry example.
  • What does this mean for you?

Module 3: Define the ideal business transformation challenge

  • Improvements versus transformations.
  • Writing the ideal transformation challenge with two key principles.
  • Data sets and mapping your organization’s data ecosystem.
  • Identifying most transformative challenge using a framework.
  • What does this mean for you?

Module 4: Build trust with availability, security, and compliance

  • Fundamental terms: privacy, availability, security, and compliance.
  • Today’s top cybersecurity challenges.
  • What is a “Shared Responsibility Model” and why is it important?
  • Discuss examples of international compliance standards for cloud and how Google Cloud can help meet them.
  • What does this mean for you?

Module 5: Build a business case for your transformation challenge

  • Identifying the best solution for a business challenge.
  • Creating a transformation roadmap.
  • Categorizing the required datasets to reach a solution.
  • Creating a business case for a transformation project.
  • What does this mean for you?

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