back to article Google shifts Cloud Next sales shindig from SF to Las Vegas

Google is moving its annual Cloud Next conference, which just finished wrapping up in San Francisco, to the quiet and modest streets of Las Vegas. "We can confirm Google Cloud Next '24 will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on April 9 to 11. We will be sharing additional information in the coming …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    These events are dinosaurs

    San Francisco, Las Vegas, Ouagadougou, who cares? Powerpoints with a throbbing soundtrack, exhibit floors full of booths with salesdroids desperately hawking their wares to people who don’t have budget authority who just want to take home whatever tchotchke is being offered in exchange for scanning their badge. It’s a waste of time and money.

    1. katrinab Silver badge

      Re: These events are dinosaurs

      Outside of a very small company, it is very unlikely that budget authority lies with a single individual. It usually requires the department head, the finance department, and the board of directors to sign off on it. It is designed to make it as difficult as possible to spend money on things.

      I am the department head where I work. If I say no [to something that relates to my department], it doesn't happen, but what the salesdroids don't seem to get is that me saying yes most certainly doesn't mean it will happen.

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