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AWS Summit Online EMEA: What you missed for the public sector

AWS Summit EMEAOn June 17, Amazon Web Services (AWS) held its AWS Summit Online for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The online Summit covered tracks for everyone, from those who analyze data to those that build applications to those that are new to the cloud.

For public sector customers at this Summit, AWS built the “I’m in Public Sector” track. This track for government, education, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations discussed topics that can help the public sector overcome their unique challenges and accomplish their complex missions—all with limited resources. If you want more public sector content like this, you can still also register for the AWS Public Sector Summit Online.

The “I’m in the Public Sector” track sessions now available on-demand (register to access) include:

Putting the CLOUD Act into context (Level 100)

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) continues to draw the attention of AWS customers and partners around the world. But does it really change anything for organizations outside the United States? In this session, Tim Rains helped put the CLOUD Act into context by examining issues around government access to data.

Remote learning: Education in the cloud (Level 200)

1.5 billion students were out of school as of April 8 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Universities, schools, colleges, and departments of education have moved online quickly and at scale to enable students and staff to continue learning, working, and researching. In this session, Jude Sheeran shared some of the lessons learned in the short term, as well as considerations for next steps and long-term plans regarding curriculum, assessment and testing availability, resilient systems, security, and identity. Hear how organizations like Firefly and Santillana, along with EdTechs like bSmart and Mawdoo3, are innovating education as we know it.

Critical components for a transformation within a government context (Level 100)

When responding to the growing demand for digital services and facing budgetary and operational challenges, public sector organizations want to become leaner, more effective, data-driven organizations that continually reinforce citizen trust and engagement. In this session, Céline Degrauwe shares the critical components for digital transformation that can expedite the process of going from idea to execution and can help public sector leaders communicate value and build consensus among their stakeholders. You’ll learn from examples including the Municipal Government of Cagliari, Italy, the Government of Brazil, and the UK Government Digital Services (GDS).

Building cloud-based solutions in healthcare (Level 200)

Healthcare providers and professionals, governments, and patients around the world are currently facing unprecedented challenges. In this session, Nicky Murphy shares updates on the latest healthcare policy landscape and how cloud-based solutions—such as teleconsultations, data analytics, and predictive modeling—offer tools to transform healthcare systems. Nicky shares stories from the UK National Health Service (NHS), Babylon Health, Omada Health, and more.

On the frontlines of disaster response with the cloud (Level 200)

The AWS Disaster Response program is focused on helping public sector organizations leverage AWS technology before, during, and after disasters. In this session, learn how AWS services such as AWS Snowball Edge, Amazon WorkSpaces, and remote education help solve some of our customers’ biggest challenges during and after emergencies. We discuss recent uses cases and experiences with supporting first responders and organizations like Help.NGO on the frontlines of disasters, as well as with implementing remote working and education solutions on a global scale.


Want more public sector content? Register for the AWS Public Sector Summit Online. This no-cost event includes more than 25 sessions of content tailored to the public sector. The sessions will also be available later on-demand, so register to stay updated.

Dimitra Hatzudis

Dimitra Hatzudis

Dimitra Hatzudis manages event content for large scale worldwide public sector events at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She is based in Washington, D.C.

Noel McLoughlin

Noel McLoughlin

Noel McLoughlin is the public sector marketing leader for Europe, Middle East & Africa at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is based in the United Kingdom.