Masaya Arai

AWS Container Hero

 Masaya Arai, Project Tech Lead at NRI

 Kanagawa, Japan

 Hero since 2022

Masaya is an 11x certified Tech Lead working for Nomura Research Institute (NRI), an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. He specializes in system design and development utilizing cloud technology for customers in the financial industry.

Masaya is the central organizer of the JAWS-UG Container chapter (about 3000 registered members), an AWS user group in Japan, and he regularly contributes to the activities of the AWS user community.

He also spoke at AWS DevDay Online Japan 2020/2021, giving a presentation about container technology best practices. In recognition of these activities, he is also certified as a 2021 APN Partner Ambassador.

Masaya wrote a commercial magazine called "AWS Container Guide + Hands-on", which became a best-selling cloud-related book on, and published more than 10,000 copies. He focuses on promoting development of AWS container technologies through a wide variety of activities such as blogs, public presentations, contributing to magazines, and writing books. He truly enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

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