Innovate with speed and agility

Modern applications built with a combination of modular architecture patterns, serverless operational models, and agile developer processes allow organizations to innovate faster while reducing risk, time to market, and total cost of ownership.

Watch on-demand - AWS Modern Applications Online Series and understand the core concepts including approaches to accelerate Modern Applications. Learn the skills to design, build, and deploy modern applications. Find out how you can maximize agility, lower costs, and optimize performance. These sessions will open up new ways of thinking about modern applications made possible with the cloud.

 Who should watch

Track 1 - Accelerate Modern Applications: This track is for practical leaders who are looking to understand the latest trends in modern applications and equip themselves with insights to drive change and speed up innovation for their organization.  

Track 2 - Empowering Builders | New Architecture Patterns: This track aims to enable builders with the right skills and knowledge to move from monolithic to building with new architecture patterns. Dive deeper with the 7 R’s – retain, retire, relocate, re-host, repurchase, re-platform, and refactor to understand your options.

Track 3 - Empowering Builders | Modern Applications Development: This track aims to enable builders to design, build, and deploy modern applications. Whether you are beginning to build on AWS, or expanding your cloud practice, you can learn something new working with AWS.

Track 4 - Digital Innovation to Rapid Prototyping: This track aims to share how rapid prototyping accelerates business outcomes. Get practical tips and dive deep into how you can unlock the power of the prototyping model to deliver new business values.



Breakout sessions

Technical demos

AWS Modern Applications Online Series (On-Demand)
  • Opening Session
  • Track 1 - Accelerate Modern Applications
  • Track 2 - Empowering Builders | New Architecture Patterns
  • Track 3 - Empowering Builders | Modern Applications Development
  • Track 4 - Digital Innovation to Rapid Prototyping
  • Closing Session
  • Opening Session
  • Opening Session

    Digital transformation has dramatically impacted the way organizations deliver value and the rate at which they make changes to their products and services – every organization is becoming a technology company. To keep growing and winning business, organizations need to invent new digital products rapidly. To promote a culture of innovation that makes this possible, successful organizations continually update their methods of designing, building, and administering applications. We call this modern applications development. This session discusses the key elements to successful modern applications design and development and how it’s made possible with the cloud.

    Speaker: Dean Samuels, Lead Architect, AWS

  • Track 1 - Accelerate Modern Applications
  • Modernizing on AWS (Level 100)

    Time to market increasingly depends upon the speed by which you ship products and features. In this session, we discuss modern application development practices and share stories of how organizations use microservices, containers, and serverless help increase agility and enable faster time to market.

    Speaker: Matt Fitzgerald, Senior Manager, Developer Advocacy, AWS

    Cloud-powered application security (Level 200)

    How should we think about security for modern applications running in the cloud?
    In this session we will cover an understanding of modern applications, recommended security approach to addressing security for modern applications, how to apply your approach to a sample modern app and finally take a look at how to embed that security knowledge for future workloads.

    Speaker: Pierre Liddle, Principal Security Specialist - Customer Engineering, APJ, AWS 

    How operations change as your organization embraces event-driven architectures (Level 200)

    Managing your organization securely, legally, and safely is priority one but often, strong governance results in checkpoints that slow down innovation. In this session, we cover best practices and benefits of governance, with a focus on observability and deployment automation for applications driven by APIs and events. We share how guardrails are used in modern operations to standardize processes and practices for the monitoring, provisioning, deployment, cost management, and security of applications, without creating bottlenecks or slowing innovation.

    Speaker: Danilo Poccia, Chief Evangelist (EMEA), AWS

    Built Serverless First: How Workgrid Software transformed from a Liberty Mutual internal project to a global startup (Level 100)

    Connected through a central IT team, Liberty Mutual has embraced serverless since AWS Lambda’s inception. In this session, we share Workgrid’s serverless journey—from internal microservices project within Liberty Mutual to independent business entity, all built serverless-first.

    Speaker: Gillian McCann, Head of Cloud Engineering & Artificial Intelligence, Workgrid Software

  • Track 2 - Empowering Builders | New Architecture Patterns
  • From Monolithic to Microservices: Evolving architecture patterns (Level 200)

    Applications built on a microservices-based architecture and packaged as containers bring several benefits to your organization. In this session, discover how AWS has helped many organizations migrate to the cloud and the benefits of moving from monolithic to micro-services application architectures. We share the common transition strategies, development best practices and discuss key learnings in building modern applications using containers and serverless.

    Speaker: Rohini Gaonkar, Senior Developer Advocate, AISPL

    Modern Applications design patterns: Implementing microservice architectures with AWS  (Level 300)

    A best practice for modern application development is to use patterns to design and implement your applications. You can use AWS services as building blocks for these applications and greatly reduce your implementation effort and achieve reliability and availability, which enables you to focus on business logic that adds value to your applications. In this session, we cover the common design patterns on API Gateway pattern, the Strangler pattern, Event Sourcing pattern and operational best practices. Learn how to use these patterns and aggregate multiple patterns to help you build your applications.

    Speaker: Chris Modica, Enterprise Solutions Architect, AWS

    Building modern application with modern databases (Level 200)

    Applications today require databases with unlimited scale that respond quicker than ever before. Applications such as those used for ecommerce and social media applications and connected devices need more than what traditional databases offer. In this session, learn how AWS databases are built for the scale and performance needs of today’s applications, without the complexity of running massively scalable, distributed databases, allowing you to build applications rather than manage infrastructure. 

    Speaker: Denys Dobrelya, Senior Data Architect, AWS

    CI/CD for Containers: A way forward for your DevOps pipeline (Level 300)

    Managing microservices and associated continuous integration or continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows is challenging, but AWS has services that can help. Getting the most out of the agility afforded by containers means building CI/CD pipelines that help teams iterate on code and quickly release features. In this session, we demonstrate ways to build effective CI/CD release workflows to manage containerized deployments on AWS. We cover infrastructure-as-code (IaC) application models with new IaC tools. We also demonstrate how to set up CI/CD release pipelines with AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild, and automate safer deployments with AWS CodeDeploy.

    Speaker: KJ Pittl, ISV Solutions Architect, AWS

    Making sense of chaos: Operational visibility in distributed systems (Level 200)

    As organizations adopt microservices architectures, the distributed nature of systems can provide new challenges to teams that are used to managing monolithic solutions. This session introduces tools and techniques for logging and monitoring distributed environments. We also share how you can deploy a solution that delivers new insights about your applications to improve operational efficiency and resiliency to failure.  

    Speaker: Arthi Jaganathan, Solutions Architect, AWS

  • Track 3 - Empowering Builders | Modern Applications Development
  • Building mobile and web applications with AWS Amplify (Level 200)

    AWS Amplify enables web and mobile application developers to build scalable and secure cloud-powered applications with ease. Using AWS Amplify, you can easily add cloud components into your application including user authentication, cloud storage, databases, analytics and even machine learning capabilities.  In this session we will start with an application made with Flutter (a popular open source toolkit for building web, mobile, and desktop apps), and integrate some of the above capabilities using AWS Amplify.

    Speaker: Matt Coles, Principal Technical Account Manager, AWS

    Running serverless containers with Kubernetes and Amazon EKS (Level 300)

    Containers have become a new norm on how we package and deploy our applications. However, orchestrating our containers with Kubernetes creates another layer of complexity. In this session, learn how Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes (Amazon EKS) makes deploying Kubernetes on AWS simple and scalable, including networking, security, monitoring, and logging. Find out how to integrate Amazon EKS and AWS Fargate, a serverless compute engine for containers and deploy containers on a Kubernetes cluster without managing the underlying infrastructure.

    Speaker: Donnie Prakoso, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

    Service orchestration and observability on AWS (Level 200)

    From virtual machines, to containers, to serverless solutions, there are many options available to run these services in the cloud. However running a set of services is just the beginning, you need strategies for orchestrating your services together, and ways to observe their behaviour and collaboration. In this session, we discuss several ways to run your services on AWS and share the orchestration and observability options for each. We complete the session with demos covering the solutions presented.

    Speaker: Lucas Schejtman, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

    Modern application development with machine learning (Level 200)

    While many people are interested in leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence to power exciting features, learning to train machine learning models from scratch can be a daunting proposition. With AWS AI Services, discover how to leverage the prebuilt AI APIs for common tasks like computer vision, audio transcription, text to speech, and more. We share how you can make use of these services and demonstrate how to use Amazon SageMaker notebook, a fully-managed platform to build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models at any scale.

    Speaker: Suman Debnath, Principal Developer Advocate

    Improving your experience developing on AWS (Level 300)

    In this session, we explore the range of tools that should be in every developer’s utility belt when building on AWS – tools that make your experience a breeze, without compromising on security and best practices. We demonstrate how you can create AWS resources using your favourite programming language, build production grade serverless applications from your terminal, and show you how to integrate popular IDEs into your development workflows.

    Speaker: Derek Bingham, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS

  • Track 4 - Digital Innovation to Rapid Prototyping
  • Amazon’s Culture of Innovation (Level 100)

    Since its humble beginnings as the "world's largest bookstore," Amazon has not only innovated across e-commerce and other adjacent segments but also introduced entirely new and unrelated businesses to the organization. This session explores how we have developed a culture to foster and encourage innovation throughout the organization centred on our mission “to be the earth’s most customer-centric company”. We share the mechanisms to facilitate innovative thinking, support structures to empower teams to build and the importance of building a culture to innovate.

    Speaker: Richard Taylor, Digital Innovation Leader, AWS

    Accelerate business outcomes with prototyping (Level 200)

    In this session, we cover how rapid prototyping accelerates business outcomes and dive deep into how you can unlock the power of the prototyping model to deliver outcomes. We also explore how to define deliverables, arrange resources, run sprints, do Kanban, and produce the desired outcomes. Learn the AWS Rapid Innovation Prototyping methodology and other techniques to test and validate value early.

    Speaker: Timothee Cruse, Prototyping Tech Lead Manager, AWS

    How to architect an enterprise level reuse platform and unleash innovation with reuse engineering (Level 200)

    Organizations that implement reuse engineering approach reap numerous benefits such as improved consistency, quicker time to market and greater ROI. In this session, we share the best practices which enable development teams to discover, reuse, and contribute assets including source codes, components, development artifacts, patterns and templates at scale. Learn how to use AWS Developer Tools, with focus on AWS CodeArtifact to securely store, publish, and share software packages used in software development process.

    Speaker: Timothee Cruse, Prototyping Tech Lead Manager, AWS

    Extract actionable insights with AI and machine learning (Level 200)

    Learn to harness the power of AWS AI and Machine learning services with text extraction, semantic search, sentiment analysis, metadata extraction, and predictive intelligence to extract actionable insights. In this session, we share how to gather data sources, develop skills and resources required to consume, store and analyze the data coming from application databases, free text as well as voice data from center call recordings, images, videos and other sources to respond faster and fuel innovative offerings for your customers.

    Speaker: Timothee Cruse, Prototyping Tech Lead Manager, AWS

    Building modern applications rapidly with AWS Amplify and AWS AppSync for hiring at scale (Level 200)

    AWS enables you to exceed user expectations by offering managed services to accelerate your development journey. In this session, we share how to accelerate development using AWS Amplify, GraphQL API based on AWS Appsync and run Machine Learning models on Amazon ECS with AWS Fargate. We also cover how AWS Lambda can support inference at scale and build asynchronous processing using AWS Step Functions.

    Speaker: Arun Balaji, Prototyping Engineer, AWS

  • Closing Session
  • Closing Session

    Front and back end builders and developers need tools, frameworks, and processes that enable them to rapidly and securely deliver new features to customers - often daily or more. Frameworks and tooling abstract take away the complexity of provisioning and configuring resources. In this session, learn the architectural, operational, and delivery impacts of modernizing.

    Speaker: Dean Samuels, Lead Architect, AWS

Level 100
Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic.
Level 200
Sessions are focused on providing best practices, details of service features and demos with the assumption that attendees have introductory knowledge of the topics.
Level 300
Sessions dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume that the audience has some familiarity with the topic, but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution.
Level 400
Sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a solution on their own already, and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations.
Featured Speakers
Dean Samuels, Lead Architect, AWS
Dean Samuels, Lead Architect, AWS

Dean comes from an IT infrastructure background and has extensive experience in infrastructure virtualization and automation. He has been with AWS for the past five years and has had the opportunity to work with businesses of all sizes and industries, primarily across Australia and New Zealand, but also across the wider APAC region. Dean is committed to helping customers design, implement, and optimize their application environments for the public cloud to allow them to become more innovative, agile, and secure. While Dean does have a strong IT infrastructure background covering compute, storage, network, and security, he is very focused on bringing IT operations and software development practices together in a more collaborative and integrated manner.


1. Where is the event hosted?
2. What is the price of attending the online event?
3. Who should attend this online event?
4. Can I get a confirmation of my registration?
5. Are there sessions in other languages?
6. How can I contact the online event organizers?

Q: Where is the event hosted?
A: AWS Modern Applications Online Series is an online event.

Q: What is the price of attending the online event?
A: AWS Modern Applications Online Series is a free online event.

Q: Who should attend this online event?
Whether you are new to AWS or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Modern Applications Online Series.

Q: Can I get a confirmation of my registration?
After completing the online registration, you will receive a confirmation email.

Q: Are there sessions in other languages?
A: We have sessions in Korean, Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese.

Q: How can I contact the online event organizers?
A: If you have questions that have not been answered in the FAQs above, please email us.

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Live opening
Hear from Dean Samuels on how other organizations are unlocking value from modern applications to accelerate innovation.

Breakout sessions
Learn how adopting new technologies and practices, such as serverless computing, microservices, and containers can help you innovate and scale faster.

Technical demos
Dive deep into technical stacks, learn how AWS experts have helped solve real-world problems for customers, try out these demos with step-by-step guides, and walk away with the ability to implement these or similar solutions in your own organization.

Live Q&A
Get your questions answered by AWS experts on the live day.