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Tentative Agenda for Kickoff Meeting 9/26/2011

posted Sep 6, 2011, 7:59 AM by
Hi Southwest Apps Users,

We're starting to finalize an agenda for our kickoff meeting at ASU on Monday September 26, 2011. Please find the tentative agenda below and send feedback on topics to so we can make sure our event is engaging, relevant, and fun! 


Google Apps Southwest Users Group Kickoff Meeting Agenda

Date: Monday September 26, 2011
Time: 9:30am - 4pm Arizona Time
Location: ASU Memorial Union Hall, 1290 S. Normal Ave Tempe, AZ 85287-0901 (more details here)
Participants: led by Arizona State University and Abilene Christian University, supported by Google, for current Google Apps customers in the SW region

9 - 9:30AM Registration and Sign In
  • Have sign up outside MU to direct attendees
  • Hand out name badges
9:30 - 9:45AM Welcome, Opening Remarks
  • Welcome from Jordan Pedraza, Google
  • Welcome from ASU/ACU [individual TBD]
  • Decide on Table Topics during Lunch
9:45am - 11:00am Customer Stories
  • 5 Apps customers share their experience with Google Apps
    • Deployment/Migration path
    • Current users, environment
    • Innovative uses or custom tools
    • Lessons Learned
    • Q&A
11:00am - 11:10am Break

11:10am - 12:30pm Google Apps Product Roadmap and Updates
  • Led by Jordan Pedraza and Jaime Casap from Google
  • The future of messaging, collaboration, communication, and the administrative platform
  • Q&A, feedback
12:30 - 1:30pm Lunch and Table Topics
  • Eat and network!
  • Break off into topics based on interest:
    • Google+
    • Best Practices/Use Cases
    • Support (APIs, Troubleshooting/Tech Issues, HelpDesk)
    • Development/Mobile (App Engine, Chromebooks, Android, etc)
1:30 - 2:30pm Customer Panel Hot Topics: New Infrastructure (Consumer Apps) and Google+
  • 1 customer shares their experience with transitioning to new infrastructure and plans moving forward for additional services
  • 1 customer shares experience with using consumer Google+ and ideas for Enterprise use
  • Q&A
Option 1: 2:30 - 3:30pm Industry Breakout: EDU and Business/Government
  • Attendees break out into two groups based on industry to share best practices, challenges with “living in the cloud”
  • Groups use Chromebooks to take notes
Option 2: 2:30 - 3:30pm Chromebooks Deep Dive
  • Presentation on Chromebooks for EDU and Business
  • Live Demonstrations and Workshop
  • Q&A, show and tell
3:30 - 4:00pm Future of Group, Closing Remarks
  • Discuss future meetings, use of mailing list or site
  • Reflect on kickoff meeting, what went well, what to do next time
  • Feedback for Google

4:00 - 5:00pm Informal Networking at Nearby Restaurant or Lounge (Optional)