The 12th annual Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference debuted Innovation Talks—deep dives hosted by AWS thought leaders. Dave Levy, vice president of AWS worldwide public sector, delivered his talk, “Empowering citizens through digital innovation,” on Monday, November 27. Read this blog post to learn more about some of the public sector organizations using the AWS Cloud to improve people’s lives and the world.
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Skills to Jobs Tech Alliance expansion into three new countries carries the same mission of aligning education providers, employers, government agencies, and business conveners to grow tech skills in a specific geography. These new Tech Alliances in Germany, Italy, and Singapore will directly connect more than 3,500 learners to cloud employers throughout the 2023-2024 academic year. Read this blog post to learn more about this expansion.
Each year, Amazon Web Services (AWS) awards IMAGINE Grants to nonprofit organizations using cloud technology to drive mission-critical impact for their beneficiaries. Learn more about the IMAGINE Grant program and this year’s winners, who were announced today at our re:Invent 2023 conference.
Generative artificial intelligence (generative AI) has the potential to play several important roles in education, transforming the way we teach and learn. This blog post looks at how one EdTech startup, BriBooks, is leveraging generative AI to assist young children with creative writing.
On November 27, the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference returns to Las Vegas, Nevada for our twelfth year of learning with cloud enthusiasts from around the world. To make the most of your experience, we’ve put together this guide to some of the public sector sessions and activities at re:Invent.
In this blog post, learn how to set up a solution that enables school districts to notify a targeted group of parents about school bus breakdowns and delays via the parent’s preferred method of communication (i.e., phone call, SMS, or email), when a bus driver reports it. This solution uses AWS services like Amazon Connect and Amazon Pinpoint to create a solution in which a bus driver can call an automated system, report the bus breakdown, and start an outbound notification to parents notifying them of the event and potential delay. Through the same process, the system notifies parents that the bus is back in service or provides alternate instructions for student pickup.
At this year’s IMAGINE conference for education, state, and local leaders, three K12 technology leaders convened to answer the question: How can the cloud help innovative ideas scale and expand in K12 education? This blog explores the four key themes identified by panelists from Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, Region 4 Education Service Center, and Slalom.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is launching its first Education Accelerator, giving EdTech founders the support and mentorship they need to bring innovative solutions to market by leveraging the power of data, analytics, AI/ML and the cloud.
Organizations can realize significant benefits when migrating their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and student information systems (SIS) to AWS, including reduced costs, fewer security incidents, and improved agility. Education institutions, though, face slightly different decision-making contexts when evaluating which cloud provider to use to host these applications. In this blog post, explore several considerations associated with your decision and the total value that you can realize over a medium and long-term horizon when you migrate ERP and SIS applications to AWS.
On the journey of finding answers and solutions to address global sustainability challenges, universities are integral in delivering ground-breaking knowledge and scientific advancements. Collaborating with industry can in turn accelerate innovation through to practical implementation. Arizona State University (ASU) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have been effective in joining forces to drive innovation and impact through the creation of ASU’s Smart City Cloud Innovation Center (CIC).