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Keynote - John MacDonald

John MacDonald

Keynote Topic
Cloud Computing – The Evolution of Messaging and Collaboration

Topic Abstract
In this discussion, we will look at the buzz phrase "Cloud Computing" and how it has been reshaping messaging and collaboration. A paradigm shift has occurred where many people now have more access to information and power of computing sitting at home or in a coffee shop than they do through their formal establishments (at school or work). We will explore the drivers behind this shift and explain how traditional barriers to communication are coming down every day through the constant innovation of Version.Now.

John was born and raised in Ottawa, and completed his Undergraduate Degree at the University of Ottawa in Policy Management and Public Administration. He soon went on to complete a College Diploma in programming.

John has 10 years of Enterprise Software experience starting in software development with an Ottawa-based consulting firm. He soon realized his passion for helping people understand the potential of various technologies and emerging trends and moved his focus to account management. John moved into a role with Adobe in Ottawa and transitioned to Chicago after a few short years. During his 5 years there he held various positions focused on both account management and business development of Enterprise Solutions.

John's son Alexander was born in Chicago in the Fall of 2008 which prompted a move back home to be closer to family and an exciting new opportunity with Google. John has been with Google for a little over a year now working with customers on projects involving search, mapping, messaging and collaboration, and security.

Presented by:
John MacDonald, Enterprise Account Manager, Google Canada