Google Apps EDU New Zealand Summit

posted May 13, 2012, 3:59 PM by Jordan Pedraza

We invite you to join us to the first annual Google Apps EDU New Zealand Summit ( to be held at the Albany Senior High School on Oct. 9th, 2012 as a uLearn pre-conference event. This high intensity one day event focuses on deploying, integrating and using Google Apps for Education to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google Apps for Education team, including Google Australia's +Suan Yeo! See the attached flyer below for more information, and feel free to pass this announcement along.

Register at today! Also, if you're interested in presenting, you get free registration! Submit your presentation at!

+Wendy Gorton +Molly Schroeder +Mark Wagner +Julia Stiglitz +ANZ Student Ambassadors +Google in Education

Agenda & Travel Details for Australia-New Zealand Kickoff Meeting

posted Apr 12, 2012, 5:08 PM by Jordan Pedraza   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 3:44 PM ]

The Google Apps Australia-New Zealand Kickoff Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday May 8 2012 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Google Sydney Office. To attend this event, you must be a current or committed Google Apps corporate or education customer whose organization has signed Google’s non-disclosure agreement (NDA). You must register by filling out this form and receive an email confirmation in order to attend.

Google Sydney, Wharf 7, 3rd Floor, Touch Base Conference Room



Agenda Item



Registration, Breakfast

ANZ Leads and Googlers


Welcome from Google

Jordan Pedraza, Suan Yeo, Miriam Schneider


Welcome from ANZ Group Leads

Michael Deayton (Griffith University)

Lisa Marsh (Monash University)


Customer Stories -

deployment path, environment,

lessons learnt, use cases

William Wang - Sass & Bide Pty Ltd

Messina Richards/Michael Deayton - Griffith University

Lisa Marsh - Monash University





Customer Stories Continued

Peter Herrmann - Mortgage Choice

Ian Gregory - CENet


Google Apps Product Roadmap

Jordan Pedraza


Lunch and Table Topics -

Integration/Development, Support, General Administration/Provisioning, Mobile/Chromebooks, Consumer Apps, Legal/Compliance

Attendees will sit at certain tables and are encouraged to ask each other questions and/or share knowledge around given topics


Hot Topics -

#1) ABCs of Marketing Google Apps

#2) Consumer Apps, Legal Issues, Feature Requests/Suggestions, Change Management

For #1, Miriam Schneider from our Marketing team will present on best practices for marketing and promoting Google Apps.

For #2, Group Leads will facilitate discussion on the hot topics remaining. Everyone is encouraged to ask questions, share experience.


Industry Breakout - Challenges, Opportunities with your Industry + Google + Technology

All - general questions will be presented to spark conversation


Future of Group and Meetings

Led by Group Leads - reflect on meeting, discuss future collaboration


Google Sydney 
Level 3, Wharf 7
58 Pirrama Road
Pyrmont NSW 2009
+61 2 9374 4000

Parking Information:
We recommend the street parking in Trouton Place, Darling Island Road or Wharf Crescent. Alternatively, there are paid parking stations at the Wilsons Promontory (19-21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont), Wilsons Harbourside (100 Murray Street, Pyrmont) or Secure Parking Pyrmont (320 Harris Street, Darling Harbour).

Public Transit Information:
  • Tram/Monorail:  The closest tram stop is CASINO (also referred to as STAR or STAR CITY) which is right across the road from Workplace 6
Hotel Information:

Save the Date! May 8 2012 for Australia-New Zealand Kickoff Meeting

posted Apr 4, 2012, 3:25 PM by Jordan Pedraza

We have exciting news - please save Tuesday May 8, 2012 as the date for our Google Apps Australia-New Zealand Users Group Kickoff Meeting! This event will be at the Google Sydney office and open to higher education, large primary/secondary school districts, businesses, and non-profit organizations currently using Google Apps in the region.

The User Group leaders will be sending out a registration form very soon for RSVPs and to collect input on the agenda, so stay tuned! Be sure to subscribe to the Australia-New Zealand mailing list if you haven't already.

In the meantime, feel free to contact the group leads at if you have additional questions or suggestions.

Thanks and we look forward to getting everyone together next month!

Mailing List

posted Jan 14, 2011, 3:54 PM by Brian Bolt   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 9:15 AM by Jordan Pedraza ]

Don't forget to subscribe to the Mailing List! This is where we'll be sending out communications for future events and updates from the Google Apps team. You can also use this list to start discussions on Google Apps with fellow customers.

Welcome to the Google Apps Asutralia-New Zealand User Group!

posted Nov 22, 2010, 6:03 PM by Jordan Pedraza   [ updated Jan 20, 2012, 9:21 AM ]

Welcome to our group. This group is intended for organizations located in Australia or New Zealand who have already deployed or committed to deploying Google Apps for Education, Google Apps for Business, or Google Apps for Government. This group targets Google Apps administrators or project managers whose job it is to deploy, manage, or market Google Apps. Higher educational institutions, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and other organizations with more than 1,000 users are welcome to join this group.

If your organization does not conduct business in Australia or New Zealand, please visit our Global Google Apps Regional Group Landing Page to find your relevant group.

Google Apps Team

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