On July 20th, Google held its second annual Google Enterprise Day in Tokyo, Japan. "Despite typhoon warnings, we had 1,577 attendees, over twice the number of attendees as last year's event. The packed agenda consisted of 35 speakers across 20 sessions, including Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, COO of SoftBank Telecom, Ken Miyauchi, and Yasuki Sato from Toda Corporation," informs Akihito Fuji, Google Apps team.
Several new Google Apps customers announced that they had gone Google at the event, including SoftBank Group, Nortiz, Casio, and Mitsui Soko. Casio's CIO, Atsushi Yazawa, shared his decision to move to Google Apps.
Ken Miyauchi, COO of SoftBank Telecom, SoftBank Mobile and SoftBank BB spoke about its successful deployment of 26,000 employees across the business to Google Apps. Sota Umezu, Manager of Sales Strategy in the Sales Promotion Division at SoftBank says, "Google Apps has changed the way we do business. For example, when gathering information from employees, we used to email attachments to each employee, ask them to fill in their information, and manually aggregate their input in numerous attachments back into a master copy of the file.
You can see the presentations from Google Enterprise Day 2011 event in the videos below:
[Source:Google Enterprise blog]