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Recapping the First AWS Partner Summit – Canada

AWS hosted its very first AWS Partner Summit – Canada in Toronto at the end of January. The Summit was a one-day event, and it was packed with business and technical content led by Rob Stevens, AWS Area Partner Sales Lead for Canada. The day included eight breakout sessions, a keynote from Terry Wise, Vice President, Global Alliances, Ecosystem and Channels, Amazon Web Services, a Canadian cloud market overview with IDC analysts Steve White and Dave Senf, and customer and partner speakers from theScore (a Splunk customer), TriNimbus (an APN Premier Consulting Partner headquartered in Canada), and SAP Canada.


                                  Rob Stevens and Terry Wise answer questions during the fireside chat

Attendees had an opportunity to hear from many AWS teams including AWS Sales, Solutions Architects, Enterprise Support, AWS Professional Services, APN Programs, AWS Training, and AWS Marketing. Attendees connected one-on-one with AWS staff at “Ask the Expert” and “AWS Partner Network” stations. The day concluded with a fireside chat with Terry Wise and Rob Stevens and a networking reception. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and present on behalf of the APN. It was such a treat to get to meet so many of our APN Partners with a presence in Canada, and to learn more about their needs and their excitement heading into 2017.


                                 APN Partners chatted with members of the APN throughout the day


Sessions Available on the APN Portal

Did you miss the Partner Summit – Canada? Good news! You can download PDFs from all of the sessions on the APN Portal:

Keynote & Special Presentations

Business Track

Technical Track

AWS Global Summits 2017

Interested in learning more about AWS at a location near you? AWS Summits are happening all over the world throughout the year. Find a Summit near you!

Stay tuned to the APN Blog for information regarding upcoming AWS Partner Summits throughout 2017.