And the winners are… Announcing the first-ever Google Cloud Customer AwardsAnd the winners are… Announcing the first-ever Google Cloud Customer AwardsVice President, Product and Industry Marketing, Google Cloud

Today, on the eve of Next ‘21, we’re thrilled to announce the winners of our inaugural Google Cloud Customer Awards, recognizing the most innovative, technically advanced and transformative cloud deployments from around the globe built on our platform.

These awards come at a particularly challenging time for businesses. Consumers’ buying habits are shifting. Organizations are concerned about the resiliency of their supply chains and networks in the face of ransomware and other cyber attacks. New regulatory, privacy, and sovereignty legislation is impacting businesses’ future plans. And, of course, ensuring sustainable business practices to protect the environment continues to be a priority. Throughout it all, companies are leaning on IT departments to help them navigate these issues.

Judging by the nominations, Google Cloud customers are up for the challenge. Senior Google experts independently judged and scored hundreds of customers implementations from around the world against set criteria, including technical complexity, transformation, and innovation in the cloud—all represented as quantifiable metrics. 

Awards were given to the strongest nominations globally by industry (e.g., healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, gaming, government, and others), and for social impact, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and cross-industry achievements. In every category, IT departments delivered real business value as they helped their organizations transform.

The Google Cloud Customer Awards are part of Google Cloud’s recognition program that includes the Google Cloud Partner Awards. We’ll showcase all the winners tomorrow as part of the Next ‘21 show opener.

Congratulations to the winners and to everyone who took part!

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