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Demo derby — how startups are disrupting the status quo with innovative data analytics, AI, and modern app development

Startups need to move quickly and focus limited resources on areas where they can differentiate. In this fast-paced session, learn from startups and Google experts how you can leverage Google technologies to serve customers better and get to market more quickly. In a series of short demos, see how innovative startups and Google experts have used Google compute, storage, networking, and AI technologies to ‘disrupt’ the status quo.


Dave Elliott — Developer Advocacy Lead, AI, Google Cloud

Dave Elliott leads AI and Machine Learning advocacy for developers at Google Cloud. His team engages communities to inspire them to try new products and technologies, embrace new ideas, and be the voice of those communities for product development. Prior to Google, Elliott was the Chief Cloud Evangelist at Symantec where he advocated for new architectures in data and storage. Mr. Elliott was an early advocate of cloud computing while at Sun Microsystems in the 1990s and has spent his career helping companies understand and embrace emerging technologies. Prior to Symantec, Elliott served as GM Americas at Arkeia Software, an innovator in data protection for virtual and cloud environments. Earlier, Mr. Elliott was responsible for Strategic Development for Iomega Corporation’s PSS Business Unit, and held management positions at Blue Martini Software and with management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. Mr. Elliott holds an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley and a BA in Quantitative Economics & Decision Sciences from the University of California, San Diego.