AWS Innovate Modern Applications Edition

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Welcome to AWS Innovate Online Conference - Modern Applications Edition.

As organizations look to increase the pace of innovation, get more out of data, and create new customer experiences, they need to modernize the way they build and operate applications. Modern applications increase the agility of teams, and the reliability, security, and scalability of applications.

Watch AWS Innovate - Modern Applications Edition on-demand and learn how building and operating modern applications can help you innovate faster while reducing risk, accelerate time to market, and lower your total cost of ownership. Dive deep into the world of modern applications, learn how to build and modernize your applications, and take your business to the next level with best practices, step-by-step guides, and reference architectures from AWS experts. Whether you are just getting started with applications development, modernizing your applications, or even an advanced user, AWS Innovate has a specific session for you.

Day 1

|  Core concepts & Fundamentals

Get the latest trends and dive deep into core concepts around modern applications and apps modernization. Learn the tools, frameworks, and best practices around containers, serverless, microservices, DevOps, as well as modernizing Windows and SAP applications to help you build better, innovate faster, and deploy at scale.

Session levels: Level 100, 200, and 300

Day 2

|  Advanced tech & Hands-on

Advance your technical skills and take your applications to the next level. Get hands-on and step-by-step architectural best practices to design, build, and deploy resilient and highly-available applications that scale and respond in milliseconds. Learn the developer’s path to modern applications design and development today.

Session level: Level 300 and Level 400

 Day 1
Why & who should watch?

Join us as we feature AWS latest announcements, technologies, and innovations. Learn the skills to design, build, operate, and deploy modern applications, as well as modernizing your apps. Maximize the reliability, security, and scalability of your applications today.

 Day 2
Why & who should watch?

Up level your technical skills with hands-on and step-by-step architectural best practices and reference architectures. Dive deep into the world of modern applications, and learn how to easily develop applications on AWS using the programming language of your choice.


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Session levels designed for you

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
DAY 1 & 2

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 AWS Speakers

Olivier Klein

Olivier Klein,
Chief Technologist, APJ, AWS

Dean Samuels

Dean Samuels,
Chief Technologist, ASEAN, AWS

Gregor Hohpe

Gregor Hohpe,
Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

Featured Customer Speakers

John McKim

John McKim
Senior Vice-President of Engineering, A Cloud Guru

Martin Lim

Martin Lim
CEO, Electrify Asia

Lilanga Gamage

Lilanga Gamage
Solutions Architect, Electrify Asia

Hitesh Bhatia

Hitesh Bhatia
Head of DevOps, Airtel Digital Ltd.

Learn more about Modern Applications on AWS


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lesser time spent on provisioning a serverless environment compared to a server-based environment

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Where is AWS Innovate hosted?
2. Who should watch AWS Innovate?
3. Are there sessions in other languages?
4. What is the price of attending AWS Innovate?
5. How can I contact the online conference organizers?

Q: Where is AWS Innovate hosted?
AWS Innovate is an online conference.

Q: Who should watch AWS Innovate?
 Whether you are new to AWS or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Innovate. AWS Innovate is designed to help you develop the right skills to innovate faster, enable new efficiencies, and make quicker, accurate decisions.

Q: Are there sessions in other languages?
 AWS Innovate is also available in Korean and Japanese.

Q: What is the price of attending AWS Innovate?
AWS Innovate is a free online conference.

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

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Gregor Hohpe, Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS

As an AWS Enterprise Strategist, Gregor helps IT and business leaders rethink their current IT strategy to get the most out of their cloud journey. That means, he believes, unlearning current assumptions and translating the ramifications of technical decisions to the business level.

A large part of Gregor’s career has been spent on large-scale IT initiatives, including migrating on-premises data centers to the cloud. His past roles—start-up co-founder, system integrator, consultant, software engineer, trainer, chief architect, and CxO advisor—have allowed him to see IT from almost every angle. He often draws on that background when talking with customers, as he’s faced many of the same challenges that they’re dealing with.

His wide-ranging experience also allows him to dive into the IT “engine room” with customers, as needed, to ensure that new strategies are connected to technical realities.

Olivier Klein, Chief Technologist, APJ, AWS

Olivier is a hands-on technologist with more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has been helping customers build resilient, scalable, secure, and cost-effective applications and create innovative and data-driven business models. He advises on how emerging technologies in the AI, ML, and IoT spaces can help create new products, make existing processes more efficient, provide overall business insights, and leverage new engagement channels for consumers. 

Dean Samuels, Chief Technologist, ASEAN, 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. 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.

Prasad Ramakrishnan Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Freshworks

Prasad is the chief information officer and chief information security officer (CISO) of Freshworks, leading the company’s IT vision, strategy and execution. He is a seasoned IP professional , SaaS evangelist, and go-to thought leader on all things cloud and security at Freshworks. He handles 3 portfolios at FW – Platform engineering, Site Reliability engineering and Product integrations. He is the key decision maker on technology stack and is our primary stakeholder. Before joining Freshworks, he was VP at Walmart Labs for 5 years. He worked with Amazon from 1998- 2001 as Sr. Engineering Manager at Seattle.