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Announcing the AWS Summit — Chicago, April 18–19

Announcing the AWS Summit — Chicago, April 18–19

Registration for the 2016 AWS Summit — Chicago is now open. This free event is an opportunity to help your team learn about the AWS cloud platform, new services, and cloud best practices. Consider sending your team to the AWS Summit and accelerate your organization’s cloud journey.

AWS Summit — Chicago will give you access to:

1) The best IT and cloud training — AWS Summit Chicago will offer more than 50 technical sessions, including deep dive sessions and tech talks covering architecture, security, dev tools, and deep analytics, and more.

2) Paid training bootcamps and free hands-on labs.

3) AWS engineers, expert customers, and partners.

4) Networking Opportunities — with thousands of Chicago and Midwest US based technology professionals from a broad cross-section of industries, from healthcare and startups, to financial services and video game development.

Check out the sessions and paid training bootcamps that are available in Chicago. Here is a sample of the bootcamps:

· AWS Business Essentials (Introductory Level) — Helps IT business decision makers understand the benefits of cloud computing and how a cloud strategy can help you meet your business objectives.

· Serverless Development on AWS: Build a Location-Aware, Search & Recommendations enabled Application. (Expert Level) — In this session, you will walk through a real-world location-aware social application that displays information generated from a model created with Amazon Machine Learning.

P.S. Can’t make the Chicago event? Check out our other AWS Summit locations.

Stephen Orban

Stephen Orban

Stephen is the GM (General Manager) of a new AWS service under development, and author of the book “Ahead in the Cloud: Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT” Stephen spent his first three-and-a-half years with Amazon as the Global Head of Enterprise Strategy, where he oversaw AWS’s enterprise go-to-market strategy, invented and built AWS’s Migration Acceleration Program (MAP), and helped executives from hundreds of the world’s largest companies envision, develop, and mature their IT operating model using the cloud. Stephen authored Ahead in the Cloud so customers might benefit from many of the best practices Stephen observed working with customers in this role. Prior to joining AWS, Stephen was the CIO of Dow Jones, where he introduced modern software development methodologies and reduced costs while implementing a cloud-first strategy. These transformational changes accelerated product development cycles and increased productivity across all lines of business, including The Wall Street Journal,, Dow Jones Newswires, and Factiva. Stephen also spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, holding a variety of leadership positions across their equity and messaging platforms, before founding Bloomberg Sports in 2008, where he served as CTO. Stephen earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from State University of New York College at Fredonia.