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Champion Innovators

Champion Innovators are a global network of more than 500 professionals, nominated by Googlers, who are technical experts in Google Cloud products and services. Each Champion specializes in one of nine different technical categories.

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Technical categories

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Data Analytics badge
Databases badge
Google Workspace badge
Hybrid Multi-Cloud badge
Modern Architecture badge
Security and Networking badge
Serverless App Development badge
Storage badge


Champions are eligible for a wide collection of benefits from Google Cloud, including:

  • All Innovators benefits and complementary Innovators Plus subscription
  • Recognition on the Champions Directory and Developer Profile badges sharable on social media and personal websites
  • Access to Google Cloud product teams and projects, including early access programs
  • Publication of original content on the Google Cloud Blog, YouTube Google Cloud Tech channel, and on the Champions Content Library
  • Private Google Group and Discord for announcements, discussion, and collaboration
  • Invitations and VIP treatment at Google Cloud events
  • Recognized member status on the Stack Overflow Google Cloud Collective
  • Special welcome gift

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, candidates meet these requirements:

  1. Be nominated by a Googler
  2. Experience running production workloads on Google Cloud products
  3. Have a track record of sharing knowledge and contributing within technical communities and large organizations
  4. A deep technical understanding of Google Cloud in one of the following areas:
    • Cloud AI/ML
    • Modern Architecture
    • Data Analytics
    • Security & Networking
    • Databases
    • Serverless App Development
    • Google Workspace
    • Storage
    • Hybrid Multi-Cloud

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