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Make the most of AWS re:Invent 2020 – Financial Services Industry Guide

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing room only crowds, but we are bringing it to you with an all-virtual and free event this year. This year’s conference is gearing up to be our biggest yet, and we have an exciting program planned for the Financial Services industry with five keynotes, 18 leadership sessions, and over 500 breakout sessions, beginning November 30th. See how AWS experts and breakthrough leaders of the Financial Services industry are using cloud technology to transform their businesses and innovate on the behalf of their customers.

For Financial Services attendees looking to get the most out of their experience, follow these steps:

  • Register for re:Invent.
  • Take a look at all of the Financial Services sessions available, as well as lots of other information including logistics and additional activities, in our curated Financial Services Attendee Guide.
  • Check back on this post regularly, as we’ll continually update it to reflect the newest information.

Financial Services at re:Invent 2020

In this uniquely challenging period, businesses and consumers have learned to grow where they’re planted—while still building for the future. Hear how AWS is helping financial services firms do both through cloud solutions that enable them to: scale sustainably; modernize their application development; become more secure and resilient; better leverage their data; explore new market opportunities; transform their customer engagement; and get ahead in the cloud over the next 5–10 years.

Financial Services Sessions

We look forward to welcoming you to AWS re:Invent! Learn more and bookmark each Financial Services session:

FSI201: Financial Services: Navigating change while facing forward, with HSBC (December 1, 11:30 am EST)
During the pandemic, financial institutions have harnessed new technologies to meet the needs of consumers and businesses. Learn about HSBC’s collaboration with AWS to deliver new solutions and drive continued industry transformation.

Featuring Dinesh Keswani, Group CTO, HSBC, joining Frank Fallon, VP of Financial Services, AWS.

FSI202: JPMorgan Chase: Migrations at scale through cloud blueprints and automation (December 2, 9:00 am EST) JPMorgan Chase is accelerating their cloud migration by leveraging reusable Cloud Blueprints—which are standardized, automated, secure, and repeatable cloud architectures that can be deployed for common uses cases. Hear how they defined their initial blueprints; threat modeling, and risk-mitigation controls—and standardized their offerings using AWS and infrastructure as code technologies to provide self-service capabilities to developers.

Featuring JR Reid, Head of Cloud Engineering, and Rahul Arya, Managing Director, Global Head of Solutions Architecture, JPMorgan Chase with Bernie Herdan, Global Account Solutions Architect, AWS.

FSI203: AXA: Rearchitecting with serverless to accelerate innovation (December 9, 8:00 am EST)
More than 50,000 customers use AXA’s usage-based Pay as You Drive insurance solution, which requires real-time data processing and analytics to generate a driver score. This session will share how AXA built its serverless solution, lessons the company learned, and benefits it is realizing from its architecture upgrade.

Vincent Hiribarren, Lead Architect, AXA and Xavier Loup, Global Solutions Architect, AWS present.

FSI302: Security at scale: How Goldman Sachs manages access control (December 10, 1:45 pm EST)
Goldman Sachs is harnessing AWS to launch new businesses. We’ll walk you through the evolution of the financial firm’s micro-account architecture and network design to manage access control. Learn how AWS solutions make it easy for development teams to establish connections between accounts, while retaining connection-level visibility, isolation boundary, and enforcement of least privilege to ensure optimal security.

The speakers are Robert Cossin, VP, and Sujoy Saha, Associate, Goldman Sachs; and Harsha Sharma, Global Account SA, AWS.

FSI206: How Venmo responded to the demand for contactless payment on Amazon Aurora (December 16, 3:00 pm EST)
Venmo, a born-in-the-cloud payment platform running on AWS, is an early adopter that leveraged managed services to help fast-track their business use cases. Venmo’s payment volume has grown 9X. Hear how Venmo pilots new features quickly—including responding to customers’ shift to contactless and a new feature to accept payments separate from individual owners’ accounts. Discover how you can leverage AWS Managed Services to move to production earlier—with less administrative work.

Nick Ciubotariu, CTO, Venmo and Pubali Sen, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS present.

FSI303: Fidelity Investments’ journey to operationalize cloud observability (December 17, 12:00 pm EST)
Fidelity Investments has hundreds of AWS accounts spread across multiple regions, supporting a variety of business units and consumed by 12,000 global developers. This discussion covers the fully cloud-native, serverless solution Fidelity created to deliver (near) real-time, actionable insights and enterprise-wide analytics on the operational health of AWS. Fidelity will discuss why this solution was needed; operational insights; and how metrics are leveraged to improve its cloud operations.

Speaking are David Jackson, Director, Cloud Architecture, Fidelity Investments and Jim Long, Principal Cloud Architect, Global Financial Services, AWS.

Financial Services Attendee Guide

Download the full Financial Services Attendee Guide to get further information on industry sessions, activities, and “how to re:Invent.”


Robin Liebowitz

Robin Liebowitz

Robin Liebowitz is Head of Worldwide Marketing for the Financial Services Industry at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Immediately before joining AWS, Robin was Head of Marketing, Financial Services Innovation, Digital Transformation, and Emerging Technology at Ernst & Young. Earlier in her career, Robin held senior management roles both in the US and internationally within Deloitte, Marsh & McLennan, Zurich Insurance Group, and Grey Advertising. She is a yoga enthusiast and avid kayaker.