Atmosphere Sydney 2014

Relive Atmosphere Sydney for inspiring ideas on culture change, collaboration, agility and innovation in the new digital work place.

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Atmosphere Sydney Highlights

Unsure what you missed? Take a tour through Atmosphere Sydney and experience the highlights from the day. Who knows what you might discover.

Atmosphere Sydney Keynote

Watch the inspiring keynotes delivered by Google executives as they discuss cultural change and technological advances that are reshaping the way people work today.

The future of work

Transforming Work

Cultural change and technological advance are reshaping the way people work today. Having the right vision to innovate and achieve transformational change is now essential to gaining competitive advantage.

This year, Google Atmosphere will bring together technology- and business-focused learning experiences for executives interested in finding out about how Google can help transform work.


Your experience at Atmosphere 2014

08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote: Transforming Work
Join Google executives and customers as they explore digital strategies for the transformation of work, culture and innovation.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Morning Tea
11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Follow your interest
Join Google executives and customers as they explore digital strategies for the transformation of work, culture and innovation.

Track 1

Work the Way You Live
Technological innovation has changed the nature of IT device and infrastructure platforms forever, removing the barriers to business transformation and unlocking operational efficiencies. We explore how businesses are transitioning to new and innovative platforms to provide users anywhere, anytime access to cloud based business critical apps based on scalable, manageable and cost-effective alternatives to traditional computing platforms.

Track 2

Visualise Your Business Data
The world’s most popular map has had an enormous impact on the speed of decision-making in businesses. We explore the growing role of location based technology in transforming business processes and services. And discuss how business intelligence and other operational data can be visualised with mapping technology to deliver new ways of working.

Track 3

Take Your Infrastructure to the Cloud
Today’s businesses need to be quicker, more efficient and more effective in order to compete, so having the right infrastructure in place is critical to your success – whether it’s scaling public websites, launching new campaigns or processing today’s huge volumes of data. We investigate the future of cloud-based transformation and explore what it’s like running your company on Google’s very own world-leading infrastructure.

Track 4

The New Digital Workplace
Mobile, Social and Cloud are changing how people live and work. We explore the drivers for change and discuss how collaborative, cloud-based solutions and next generation of technology devices are helping businesses innovate and increase employee engagement to transform workplace culture.

Track 5

The Digital Workplace Tour
Get hands-on. Engage with local Googlers and partners on amazing new technology, devices and tools for work.
12:40 PM - 01:40 PM
Lunch in the New Digital Work Place
04:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking Drinks

Keynote Speakers


Kevin Ackhurst

Managing Director, Google Enterprise, Australia & New Zealand

Kevin Ackhurst is the Managing Director of Google Enterprise for Australia/New Zealand. In this role he oversees the delivery of Google’s cloud-based infrastructure to some of Australasia’s biggest companies, including Woolworths, News Corp and Fairfax.

He was previously Vice President, Asia for Juniper Networks. Prior to his time at Juniper, he was Vice President (Sales & Marketing) for Microsoft in Asia-Pacific.


Maile Carnegie

Country Director, Google Australia & New Zealand

Maile Carnegie is Google’s Country Director for Australia and New Zealand; prior to this she was Managing Director of Procter and Gamble Australia/New Zealand. Maile joined P&G in 1992 and worked in the Australia/NZ Marketing team until 1999. She then took a position as a Marketing/Commercial Director in P&G's Cincinnati head office between 1999 and 2006, and ran a number of billion dollar North American and global brands. More recently, Maile was based in Singapore, where she headed up P&G’s largest developing market beauty care business as General Manager for Asia Strategy, Marketing & Design. She holds a degree in Business Administration in Finance, Economics and Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney, and sits on the advisory boards of the UTS, ASIC, NSW Treasury, and the B20.

Tarun Bhatnagar

Tarun Bhatnagar

Director of Enterprise GBU

Tarun Bhatnagar is the Head of Google Enterprise's global Geospatial business. In this role, he is responsible for all sales and GTM activities pertaining to Google's location-based products. Tarun joined Google in July 2010 as Head of Geospatial for APAC based in Hong Kong before relocating shortly after to Mountain View to head up the Geospatial Americas business and now the global business. Prior to Google, Tarun spent 14 years in various roles across Product Management, Sales, Business Development & Engineering mostly in the Geospatial industry. In his most recent role prior to Google, Tarun was Director of Product Management & Business Development for APAC with Nokia/NAVTEQ, where he spent a combined 10 years in various roles. Tarun has also held management roles in 2 successful Silicon Valley startups between 2006 - 2008.

Tarun graduated with an MBA from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago and has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


Greg DeMichillie

Director, Product Management, Cloud Platform

Greg is a Director of Product Management for the Google Cloud Platform, where he leads the PM teams for App Engine, Compute Engine, SDKs and Tools as well as the overall developer experience. Before joining Google, he worked at Adobe and Microsoft, among other companies. At Adobe, he lead the PM team for the company’s mobile and web development tools and during his 9 year tenure at Microsoft he had a number of roles, including being a developer on the first version of Visual C++, development manager for Microsoft’s first Java tools, and leading the PM team for the first version of C#.

Australian Technology Park

2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh NSW 2015

The Australian Technology Park is located approximately 5km from Sydney's central business district, 8km from Sydney airport and within 200m of Sydney’s rail network. Transport for Sydney journey planner information can be found here.