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re:Invent 2020 – Financial Services Track: Week 2 highlights and coming attractions

The Financial Services Track for re:Invent 2020 shares how AWS customers in the capital markets, banking, payments, and insurance sectors are turning this year’s challenges into upsides—and building for the future.

This weekly roundup will showcase Financial Services Track replay highlights from the prior week and spotlight upcoming attractions.

With a total of 56 Financial Services-focused sessions available across all tracks and programs, visit the AWS re:Invent 2020 – Financial Services Industry Guide blog to maximize your conference experience. There you can download the full Financial Services Attendee Guide, to get further information on industry sessions, activities, and “how to re:Invent.”

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Financial Track Replays – Week of December 7

FSI203: AXA: Rearchitecting with serverless to accelerate innovation (December 9, 8:00 am PST)
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 (each moving car sends an update every second). This session shares 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. Click to view on demand.

FSI302: Security at scale: How Goldman Sachs manages access control (December 10, 1:45 pm PST)
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. View replay on demand here.

Upcoming Financial Track Sessions – Week of December 14

FSI206: How Venmo responded to the demand for contactless payment on Amazon Aurora (December 16, 12:00 pm PST)
Venmo is an early adopter that leveraged managed services to help fast-track their business use cases. Learn how Venmo pilots new features quickly, including its response to customers’ shift to contactless. Venmo piloted a new feature to accept payments separate from the individual owner’s account. Discover how you can leverage AWS Managed Services to move to production earlier. The speakers are Nick Ciubotariu, Chief Technology Officer, Venmo; and Pubali Sen, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS. Watch here.

FSI303: Fidelity Investments’ journey to operationalize cloud observability (December 17, 12:00 pm PST)
Fidelity Investments has hundreds of AWS accounts spread across multiple AWS Regions, supporting a variety of business units and consumed by 12,000 global developers. This session covers a fully cloud-native, serverless solution created by Fidelity that delivers (near) real-time, actionable insights and enterprise-wide analytics on the operational health of its services. Fidelity will discuss why this solution was needed, operational insights, and how metrics measured help improve Fidelity’s cloud operations. David Jackson, Principal Cloud Architect, Fidelity Investments; Jim Long, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS, present. View here.

Voice of the Customer – The Vanguard Retail Analytics and AI/ML Journey (December 16, 11:00 am PST)           
In this session, Denise Murphy, Head of Retail Distribution Channel Technology Solutions, will review her team’s four-year Analytics and Machine Learning journey to the cloud. She will detail key lessons learned, including building a solid architectural foundation; how to effectively partner with your business clients; and taking an iterative approach by focusing on solving specific use cases and continuously evolving the architecture from there. Watch here.

Financial Services Industry Live Session (December 17, 2:30 pm PST)
Join Scott Mullins, Director, Worldwide Business Development, Financial Services, and Ilya Epshteyn, Principal Solutions Architect, from AWS, as they review key 2020 trends impacting Financial Services across capital markets, banking, payments, and insurance. They will also highlight AWS customer stories—as well as share AWS products and solutions, particularly relevant to the Financial Services industry, that have launched this year. View here.

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.