AWS Partner Network (APN) Blog

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Global Partner Summit

Global Partner Summit 2017 Recap

Our team was especially proud to represent the AWS Partner Network (APN) at the sixth annual Global Partner Summit, held in Las Vegas during AWS re:Invent 2017. Global Partner Summit included a keynote by Terry Wise, Vice President of Global Alliances, Ecosystem, and Channels, as well as dozens of breakout sessions over two days featuring business and technical topics to help you grow your AWS-based practice.

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How to Use the New APN Badge Manager

We are proud to announce the launch of APN Badge Manager—a tool that allows Standard-tier and above APN Partners to access, manage, and create custom badges to showcase the APN Program designations and AWS Competencies that your company holds. With APN Badge Manager, APN Partners can build customized badges to suit different communications goals. The tool will dynamically create an APN Badge with up to five program components.

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AWS Tweets from Global Partner Summit at re:Invent 2017

The Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017 provides members of the APN opportunities to connect, collaborate, and discover. The keynote presentation on November 27 was emceed by Terry Wise, Vice President, Global Alliances, Ecosystem and Channels. Here are a few tweets from Terry’s keynote at the Global Partner Summit. You can follow along on Twitter throughout re:Invent by following @AWSreInvent, @AWS_Partners, @AWScloud, and the #reinvent hashtag.

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New Machine Learning Discovery Page on AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace now has a machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) discovery page that makes it easier to buy software from vendors that are integrated with or running on AWS. The discovery page features software providers for a variety of data engineer, data scientist, and developer use cases, and helps you select the right products faster by showcasing products in data services, machine learning and data science tools, intelligent APIs and solutions.

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Introducing the AWS Networking Competency

We are excited to introduce the AWS Networking Competency—a new program for APN Technology Partners that launched at the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017. AWS Networking Competency Partners provide network solutions and assist customers adopt, develop, and deploy applications on AWS. They offer a set of specialized solutions that auto-scale, are aligned with cloud design principles, and make it easier to use networking features in a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).

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Introducing the AWS Machine Learning Competency

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are being applied to every imaginable use case—protecting users from fraud, improving customer experience, helping people discover entertainment easier, and predicting when maintenance is needed in industrial equipment. To help take this growing market forward, we are proud to launch the AWS Machine Learning Competency, showcasing industry-leading APN Partners that have deep expertise and proven customer success in AI and ML.

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Level Up Your Cloud Skills and get AWS Certified at re:Invent 2017

If you are heading to AWS re:Invent 2017 or sending members of your team to Las Vegas for the sold-out conference, you can join our growing community of cloud experts with AWS Certification. Becoming AWS Certified helps you gain credibility for your AWS expertise and enables organizations to identify skilled professionals to lead IT initiatives. The AWS Certification Exam Testing Center is open throughout the week of re:Invent, but seats are limited. We strongly recommend reserving your spot in advance.

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Don’t Miss These Sessions at Global Partner Summit on Nov. 27-28

As you make plans to attend the Global Partner Summit at AWS re:Invent 2017, be sure to reserve a seat in the sessions you want by browsing our catalog and using your re:Invent account to register. You may register on the GPS website or via the mobile app—available on iTunes and Google Play. By reserving a seat, you get a guaranteed spot in the sessions you want—as long as you arrive at least 10 minutes before it starts. Here are some sessions that you can still register to attend at the Global Partner Summit.

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Know Before You Go: An APN Partner’s Guide to AWS re:Invent 2017

We’re excited to connect with APN Partners from around the globe at AWS re:Invent 2017. To help you plan ahead, we’ve rounded up a number of things to check out while you are in Las Vegas. The AWS Global Partner Summit is taking over the MGM Grand on November 27 and 28 for two days of partner-focused content, including the keynote by Terry Wise. Join us Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Hakkasan Nightclub and Restaurant for drinks and appetizers with the AWS team and other APN Partners.

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