AWS Public Sector Blog
University of Bahrain students participate in an artificial intelligence hackathon
Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Bahrain hosted its first artificial intelligence (AI) two-week hackathon, culminating at the AWS Summit in Bahrain. Twenty-six students in eight teams from the University of Bahrain (UoB) went deep into innovation, fun, and development. Bahrain has a national focus on developing digital skills for its citizens.
Enabling workforce development and tech for good at the AWS Summit Bahrain: recap
On September 15, Amazon Web Services (AWS) held its third annual AWS Summit in Bahrain – the first summit since the new Middle East AWS region launched in August. More than 1600 executives and technologists attended to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS in more than 20 breakout sessions on topics ranging from machine learning, to databases, to workforce development. In the keynote address, Teresa Carlson, VP Worldwide Public Sector, AWS, shared regional announcements and welcomed local customers to share their journey on AWS. Read more about what you missed in Bahrain.
Do Microsoft workloads work on AWS? Yes. Learn how.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been running Windows workloads for eleven years, and runs nearly twice as many Windows Server instances than any other cloud provider. And with seven times fewer downtime hours in 2018 than the next largest cloud provider*, AWS is the right choice for Microsoft workloads and most any other IT workload. Dive deep and learn more about Microsoft workloads on AWS by checking out some of AWS Public Sector Summit on-demand conference sessions and technical presentations given by AWS solutions architects this June in Washington, DC.
Purolator, Canada’s express courier company, finds new ways to better serve customers with the cloud
Purolator, Canada’s leading courier company, embarked on a bold transformation plan to keep it at the forefront of evolving customer expectations. Called Delivering the Future, the company recently launched an aggressive five-year $1B investment plan to step-change its company in four key areas – including accelerating the digital experience for customers by investing in new technology and modernizing its existing infrastructure using cloud technology.
Innovate, inspire, and impact: Fulfilling the aspirations of a billion people at the India Public Sector Summit
At the first Amazon Web Services (AWS) Public Sector Summit in New Delhi, India more than 1,000 technologists gathered to learn about digital transformation through cloud technologies, get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build. AWS customers highlighted the groundbreaking work done in India through technology to improve the lives of the more than one billion Indian citizens. Read more for some highlights from the AWS Public Sector Summit New Delhi, including simplifying the delivery of citizen services in rural India, a new vision for the data-driven city in India, and skilling and re-skilling the workforce of the future.
Enabling technological innovation in the financial services industry: Sibos 2019
Each year since 1978, thousands of financial services executives and thought leaders gather at Sibos, the largest industry conference focused on emerging technology trends. Sibos will take place September 23-26, 2019, moving to London for the first time, in honor of the city’s central role in the global financial services ecosystem. In the spirit of the conference theme, “thriving in a hyper-connected world,” Amazon Web Services (AWS) will join Sibos to help attendees differentiate technologies that drive long-term business value from short-lived trends, and discover growth opportunities from new platforms and operating models.
Reducing traffic-related frustration for city residents, enabled by the cloud
As communities around the world grow, traffic congestion problems increase. Cities and states in addition to regional authorities face decisions around how to modernize, maintain, and budget for upgrades to their transportation network to improve the quality of life and safety of their residents. With private and public sector collaboration, officials can measure and analyze city transportation and congestion to make data-driven decisions that improve the quality of life for their residents.
Modernize your legacy mainframe environment with AWS
For decades, public sector organizations have relied on large, legacy, mainframe solutions to reliably process high volumes of secure transactions. But now, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help modernize your mainframe environment while helping reduce your budget and improve your analytics capabilities.
Visit the AWS Federal Pop-Up Loft through September 18
In its first week, more than 400 attendees came through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Federal Pop-Up Loft in Arlington, Virginia to attend training sessions, utilize co-working space, ask questions at the expert bar, and more. The loft, a community space for federal employees and partners, is open through September 18. Register for technical sessions, stop by any day from 8:30am-4:30pm to ask one of our experts a question, co-work, or network with peers and colleagues.
Hack the house: Social housing hackathon
Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the Disruptive Innovators Network (DIN) hosted the first competitive social housing hackathon this past May in London. Four UK housing associations – including Great Places, Places for People and Metropolitan Thames Valley – were teamed with members of the AWS Partner Network (APN), and had 36 hours to analyse one of four housing problems and hack a solution.