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Amazon QuickSight Recap re:Invent 2021

AWS re:Invent is a learning conference hosted by AWS for the global cloud computing community. This year’s re:Invent was held in person in Las Vegas from November 29th through December 3rd. AWS is also hosting virtual re:invent for attendees to access on demand content. Register now for virtual re:invent or subscribe to the AWS Events YouTube channel to access session recordings.

Amazon QuickSight, a scalable, embeddable, ML-powered business intelligence (BI) service for the cloud was showcased within the the Business Intelligence track at re:invent in person and now virtually through keynotes, leadership, and breakout session recordings.

This post walks you through the details of all QuickSight related sessions available virtually. These sessions should appeal to anyone wanting to learn more about modernizing their BI capabilities for a data driven culture for business decision makers, BI analysts, data scientists, and app developers.


Adam Selipsky, AWS CEO – Keynote 

Adam Selipsky, AWS CEO, takes the stage to share his insights and the latest news about Amazon QuickSight as part of the re:Invent keynote.

Swami Sivasubramanian – Vice President, Amazon Machine Learning – Keynote

Join Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President, Amazon Machine Learning, on an exploration of what it takes to put data in action with an end to end data strategy including the latest news on databases, analytics, and machine learning.

Watch below to hear more about the power of Amazon QuickSight from Swami Sivasubramanian.

Leadership sessions

BSI201 (LVL 200) – Self-service analytics for everyone with ML-powered Amazon QuickSight Q

In our increasingly fast-paced world, it is critical for companies to make data-driven business decisions quickly. In order to move fast, teams need the ability to answer business questions without relying on the time-consuming efforts of business intelligence (BI) teams. Amazon QuickSight Q is a machine learning-powered capability that uses natural language processing to answer business questions instantly in the form of a visual, without requiring authors to create visuals, dashboards, or analyses. In this session, the Amazon QuickSight team provides an overview of Q and guidance on how to get started with this new capability.

Rahul Pathak – Vice President, Analytics – Leadership Session: Reinvent your business for the future with AWS Analytics 

The next wave of digital transformation will be data-driven, and organizations will have to reinvent themselves using data to make decisions quickly and gain faster and deeper insights to serve their customers. In this session, Rahul Pathak, VP of AWS Analytics, addresses the current state of analytics on AWS, focusing on the latest service innovations. Learn how you can put your data to work with the best of both data lakes and purpose-built data stores. Also, discover how AWS can help you build new experiences and reimagine old processes with a modern data architecture on AWS.

Breakout sessions

BSI202 (LVL 200) – Modernize your BI and reporting with Amazon QuickSight

Organizations increasingly strive to improve data literacy for all their employees and reduce dependence on IT and data scientists while gaining efficiency by moving to the cloud. Existing business intelligence tools can limit business users’ insight into their data. They can also limit IT departments’ ability to provide self-service analytics in a secure, scalable, and cost-efficient way. Join this session to learn how customers have modernized their advanced analytics, self-service, and reporting needs by migrating to Amazon QuickSight. With QuickSight, you only pay for what you use and are not required to manage any infrastructure.

BSI203 (LVL 200) – Enhance your apps with Amazon QuickSight embedded analytics

Empower your users by embedding business analytics capabilities directly into your application. Amazon QuickSight embedded analytics seamlessly integrate into your application and enable your users to perform advanced analytics with capabilities such as one-time, or ad hoc, analyses and machine learning-based insights, providing you with new ways of monetizing and differentiating your applications. Join this session to learn about QuickSight’s new capabilities for embedding rich data visualizations within SaaS applications that provide governance and data security. The session also shows how QuickSight can be easily connected to your choice of data services including Amazon RDS, Amazon Athena, Amazon S3, or Amazon Redshift.

Useful resources

Whether you attended re:Invent in person or virtually this year you can always learn more about QuickSight through these helpful resources:

Amazon QuickSight 2021 Recap Blog

Read more about key updates and launches for Amazon QuickSight in 2021.

QuickSight YouTube Channel

Subscribe to stay up to date on the latest QuickSight workshops, getting started tutorials, and demo videos.

QuickSight DemoCentral

Experience QuickSight first hand through interactive dashboards and demos.

QuickSight workshops

Enhance your BI skills with self-paces QuickSight workshops.

About the Author

Mia Heard is a product marketing manager for Amazon QuickSight, AWS’ cloud-native, fully managed BI service.