Yesterday Google kicked off this year’s annual developer conference Google I/O 2014 at Moscone Center in San Francisco. We produce here the transcript of the opening keynote of the event…
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Senior Vice President, Android, Chrome, and Apps, Sundar Pichai.
Sundar Pichai – SVP, Android, Chrome, and Apps, Google
Thank you, everyone. It’s great to see all of you. Welcome to Google I/O. Every year, we look forward to this date. We’ve been hard at work since last I/O evolving our platforms so that developers like you can build amazing experiences. So thank you for joining us in person.
I/O is a pretty global event. We have viewing parties in over 597 locations in 85 countries, in six continents. And there are over one million people watching this on the live stream today. Let’s say hello to a few locations.
London. Hello, London.
Let’s say hello to Brazil. Everyone is talking about Brazil today. So if it weren’t for I/O, I would be there for the World Cup. I’m tempted to shout “goal!”
Finally, let’s go to Nigeria, where we are thrilled to have an all-female developer group in Nigeria. We are working hard to elevate women in computer science. So look forward to seeing what they develop one day. In fact, at I/O this year, we are very excited there is over 20% female participation, which is up from 8% last year.
And even more excited, we are joined by over 1,000 women in this room today. So thank you.
Of course, I/O is when we talk about our two large computing platforms, open platforms, Android and Chrome, which are built from the groundup for developers like you. Today, we are going to give you an update on the momentum we are seeing in mobile. We are living in amazing times. So we want to talk about the mobile momentum we see and how we are evolving our platforms to support that momentum. And more importantly, we are beginning to think and evolve our platforms beyond mobile. You will hear about that from us today.
And, finally, we want to talk to you as developers as to how you can achieve success on top of our platforms, including an update on Google Cloud platform and Google Play. So let’s get started.