An Example of a Future-oriented Partnership: Google and Gordon Food Service

Contributed Talk | Day 2 | 14:20:00 | 45 Minute Duration | GG-C

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An Example of a Future-oriented Partnership: Google and Gordon Food Service

Contributed Talk | Day 2 | 14:20:00 | 45 Minute Duration | GG-C

Honoring the history of a 120 year old company while preparing for the next century was not a small task. Gordon Food Service (GFS) knew that when starting their journey to be an insights driven organization. They weren’t looking for the path of least resistance and GFS was ready to work hard on becoming innovative leaders because they knew this was the future of the food service industry. This is the real journey of an enterprise data revolution and running analytics at scale – and about how a historic Midwestern food distributor partnered with a Silicon Valley search company to disrupt and define its future.

This conversation with Google Cloud and Brendan Bonthuis (GFS’s Director of Analytics and Insights) discusses the joint vision and leadership that enabled a new-type of partnership. From strategy sessions and design workshops to pair coding and building, this talk highlights the path GFS took to embed innovation into the core of business.