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Agenda overview

Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features as well as best practices, details of service features and demos. Agenda is subject to change.
08:00 - 09:45 Registration
  • 08:40 - 09:00 Who's here for the free beer?

    Attending a conference, like the AWS Summit can be educational and influence the direction of your next project, but there’s so much to learn and see! This talk will arm you with guidance to help you make the most out of the AWS Summit, and future conferences. It will address the dos and don’ts, and how you can further the benefits of spending a day out of the office.

    Speaker: Charlotte Woffindin, Senior Product Manager, Amazon

    Location: Theatre 5

  • 11:45 - 12:30 Breakout Sessions
    • Running containers on AWS

      Containers are gaining popularity at a very fast pace. Given the abundance of options, this specific angle of the IT industry may be intimidating for people that don’t have the bandwidth to keep up with the innovation and with the latest trends. We want to make AWS the best platform to run containers in any shape and form. Come to this session to have an overview (with some practical examples) on how you could run an application on the compute abstraction layers the platform provides with a specific focus on ECS, EKS and Fargate.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Massimo Re Ferre, Principal Developer Advocate, AWS

      Customer Speaker: Nicolas Trésegnie, Chief Architect, Super Awesome

      Location: Auditorium

    • Become a machine learning developer

      Learn how to build your first machine-learning model using popular frameworks such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, Chainer, and MXNet, and Amazon SageMaker—an end-to-end platform for building, training, and deploying machine learning models at any scale. 

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Julien Simon, Principal Evangelist, ML/AI, AWS

      Location: Theatre 1

    • How to choose the right database for your workload

      AWS offers the broadest range of purpose-built databases for specific application use cases. This session will provide an overview of AWS relational, key-value, in-memory, and graph databases to help customers choose the right database for the right job.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Richard Ainley, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 2

    • IoT and Alexa in the connected home

      AWS IoT solutions for the connected home bring devices and services together for an integrated, autonomous experience that improves a consumers’ lives. Connected home experiences include everything from voice-controlled lights, house-cleaning robots, machine learning-enabled security cameras, and Wi-Fi routers that troubleshoot for you. Additionally, given that voice control is becoming pervasive across smart homes, these devices can also benefit from using voice services like Alexa for an even more seamless customer experience. Thanks to decreasing costs and increasing options for connectivity, these smart home devices, sensors, and tools can be interlinked to create real-time, contextual, and smart experiences for consumers. Learn how in this session.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Andrew Hood, Prototyping Engagement Manager, AWS

      Location: Theatre 3

    • What would you do with a million cores? High-performance computing on AWS

      High-performance computing (HPC) has always focused on solving the most complex problems in science and engineering, but for far too long, HPC applications and workloads have been limited by infrastructure capacity and capex constraints. In this session, we highlight how virtually unlimited capacity and scale, accessed instantly on the cloud, can create a shift in the way researchers and engineers approach innovation. We provide a quick overview of the services that make up the HPC on AWS solution, and we share customer success stories across multiple industries. We describe a broad vision of how the steadily increasing interest in running HPC workloads on the cloud, combined with the advances in AI/ML, catalyzes sustained innovation.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Frank Munz, Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 4

    • Cloud governance and provisioning management using AWS management tools and AWS Service Catalog

      As customers migrate to the cloud, IT needs to maintain structured compliance and governance while providing developers with the flexibility to manage cloud resources at scale. AWS provides a set of management tools that enables you to programmatically provision, monitor, and automate the components of your cloud environment. In this session, learn how you can use these tools to maintain consistent controls without restricting development velocity.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Dinah Barrett, Specialist SA – Management Tools, AWS

      Location: Theatre 5

    • Running business critical apps on AWS

      Companies depend on critical enterprise applications, like Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and others to run their business. In this session, learn about the compute, storage, and networking services that AWS offers to help you build, run, and scale your business-critical applications more quickly, securely, and cost-efficiently. We also cover the AWS services and partners that are available to help you modernize and migrate your business-critical applications to the cloud.

      Level: 200

      AWS Speaker: Imran Dawood, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Customer Speaker: Jeff Forrest, Enterprise Architect, BP & John Davie, SAP Basis SME, BP

      Location: Theatre 6

    • DevOps at Amazon

      Learn how Amazon practices DevOps, including tools, best practices, and culture.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Daniele Stroppa, Solution Architects U.K., AWS

      Location: Theatre 7

    • VMware: The fastest path to Hybrid Cloud

      Enterprises are rapidly adopting Hybrid Cloud strategies to take advantage of both on-premises and cloud services. However, moving applications to the cloud can be difficult and time-consuming, often taking months. Hear how VMware is helping enterprises migrate applications to the cloud, extend their data centers to the cloud, deploy cloud-based disaster recovery solutions & modernize their applications with the power of VMware and AWS cloud services.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware

      Location: Capital Suite 13

    • Get a consumer-based experience to software provisioning with AWS Marketplace

      With over 200K customers worldwide, AWS Marketplace has the widest selection of software listings in categories like security, storage, ML, etc. In this session, we’ll show you why you should adopt an AWS Marketplace first strategy when buying third party software. You’ll learn how you can transact through your current Channel or Consulting Partner and build solutions that accelerate your business.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Garth Fort, Director PM, AWS Marketplace

      Location: Capital Suite 11

    • Wake up & smell the coffee

      Are you missing a trick when it comes to building your digital skills funnel? In less than 3 years, the industry will require 518,000 additional workers (three times the number of computer science graduates produced in the past 10 years). We will be looking at the value of interns, their journeys (the good and the bad) with some lessons for us all.

      Speaker: Simone Hume, Manager, UKI Non Profit Organisation, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note this session runs from 11:45 - 12:05 and will be followed by Surfing the wave of innovation

    • Surfing the wave of innovation

      80% of all innovation projects fail. How does your innovation project become one of the 20% that succeed. How can you avoid a wipe out and surf the wave of success without ending up back on the beach? Join us to hear factors that contribute to success and allow your innovation projects to thrive!

      Speaker: Faye Holt, Enterprise Customer Engagement, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note this session runs from 12:10 - 12:30 and follows Wake up & smell the coffee

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Expo

  • 12:55 - 13:40 Breakout Sessions

    • CI/CD on AWS

      How can you accelerate the delivery of new, high-quality services? How can you be able to experiment and get feedback quickly from your customers? To get the most out of the agility afforded by serverless and containers, it is essential to build CI/CD pipelines that help teams iterate on code and quickly release features. In this talk, we demonstrate how developers can build effective CI/CD release workflows to manage their serverless or containerized deployments on AWS. We cover infrastructure-as-code (IaC) application models, such as AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM) and new imperative IaC tools. We also demonstrate how to set up CI/CD release pipelines with AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild, and we show you how to automate safer deployments with AWS CodeDeploy.

      Level: 300

      AWS Speaker: Danilo Poccia, Principal Evangelist, AWS

      Customer: Dunelm

      Location: Auditorium

    • Threat detection and remediation in the cloud

      This session provides an overview of the latest developments in AWS threat detection and remediation. We also provide an overview of the AWS services used to detect and remediate threats. 

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Matt Pitchford, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 1

    • Amazon EC2 foundations and cost optimisation

      This session covers the latest Amazon EC2 features and capabilities, including new instance families available in Amazon EC2, the Amazon EC2 Nitro system architecture, the differences among their hardware types and capabilities, and their optimal use cases. We also cover best practices on how to optimize your expenditure on Amazon EC2 to make the most of your EC2 instances, saving you time and money.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Simon Treacy, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 2

    • Building modern APIs with GraphQL

      With the rise of Microservice Architectures and rich mobile and web applications, APIs are more important than ever. Come learn how to tackle modern API design challenges with GraphQL, an open-source API query language used by Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Twitter, Virgin Trains, and more.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Robert Zhu, Principal Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 3

    • Build data-driven, high-performance, internet-scale applications with AWS databases

      In this session, we share database architecture strategies and best practices for building high-performance and internet-scale applications using Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Timestream, and Amazon ElastiCache. We discuss the various types of modern applications and tell you which AWS services are the best for each use case. For globally distributed applications that need to scale to petabytes of storage, we discuss the AWS database services and design patterns that are tailored for internet-scale applications. We also discuss how to analyze time-series data from modern applications. Finally, we cover speed-intensive application types that require real-time microsecond responsiveness, and we explain how to design your data models to meet these rigorous requirements.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Bastien Leblanc, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 4

    • Best practices for running Windows workloads on AWS

      This session covers best practices, features, and capabilities that users of Microsoft products can leverage in AWS. We emphasize Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory, and .NET capabilities available and deeply integrated in AWS. With these learnings, you can extend the value of your Microsoft investments, lower total cost of ownership (TCO), and keep users working in familiar environments.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Ryan Pothecary, Senior Consultant, AWS

      Location: Theatre 5

    • PANEL: Get inside how Amazon leadership drives innovation

      Ever wondered how AWS debates internally on what and how we should invent on behalf of our customers? Join me in this rare opportunity to hear from senior AWS leaders sharing real stories how we innovate at AWS, and the decisions we’re making as we’re building AWS.

      Level: 200

      Moderator: Asaf Anolik, Head of Innovation, UKIR, AWS

      Panelists: Matt Garman, VP AWS Compute Services; Dave McCann VP, AWS Marketplace; Lauren Kisser, Director, S3, AWS 

      Location: Theatre 6

    • Drive digital transformation using AI

      Learn to identify use cases for machine learning (ML), acquire best practices to frame problems in a way that key stakeholders and senior management can understand and support, and help create the right conditions for delivering successful ML-based solutions to your business.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Steven Bryen, Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 7

    • Autoscaling your Kubernetes Workloads

      As our need for more computing resources has accelerated, so too have the ways in which computing has evolved. The advent of AWS and the cloud have allowed us to easily scale to suit our needs. But if we want to keep pace, we need an even more automated way to scale our infrastructure. In this session, we’ll look at autoscaling with Kubernetes, how to set it up, and most importantly, what things to monitor in order to drive your autoscaling.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Jason Yee, Technical Evangelist, DataDog

      Location: Capital Suite 13

    • Accelerating your Cloud Migration with VMware Cloud on AWS

      Customers use VMware Cloud on AWS to accelerate cloud migrations, deploy hybrid architectures, and replace their DR environments. VMware Cloud on AWS offers the opportunity to augment and evolve existing and legacy applications. Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS can help build a lower-risk and iterative transformation approach to your traditional applications and data in a hybrid environment. Also learn best practices for protecting and scaling your workload by natively integrating AWS services, such as AWS Direct Connect, Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, and Elastic Load Balancing. Learn how to bring your entire IT landscape closer to your digital innovation goals.

      Level: 200

      Speakers: Paul Bockelman, Sr. Mgr, WWPS Specialists Team, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 11

    • Does your future have a greener lining?

      In this session, we will be looking at sustainability in tech from the angle of Gen Z. Why making it a priority in your business today is not just about ticking a box; it's a key differentiator for how you will attract your future employees.

      Speaker: Cecile Bonnet, Manager, Strategic Programs Team, EMEA, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note this session runs from 12:55 - 1:15, and will be followed by Nobody harmed - how William Hill are using technology to make gambling safer for everyone

    • Nobody harmed - how William Hill are using technology to make gambling safer for everyone

      Please join us to hear about how William Hill PLC are using Amazon Rekognition to protect and support self-excluded individuals quickly and effectively.

      Speaker: Sarah Calveley, Senior Manager, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note that this session runs from 13:20 - 13:40, and follows Does your future have a greener lining? 

  • 14:05 - 14:50 Breakout Sessions

    • Modern application architectures

      When it comes to building our own services, our engineering groups have strong opinions, and they express them in the technologies they pick: Are microservices always the way to go? Should we choose serverless, containers, or serverless containers? Is relational over? Is Java over? Learn about our experience in building AWS services and working with customers on their cloud-native apps.

      Level: 200

      AWS Speaker: Ian Massingham, Director, Technical Evangelism, AWS

      Customer Speaker:  Ann Ledwith, Director: Delivery Optimisation, Sage

      Location: Auditorium

    • Identity, and Access Management and Directory Services

      Identity and access management helps customers protect their applications and resources. In this session, learn how AWS identity services are evolving to provide you with a secure, flexible, and easy solution for managing identities and access on the AWS Cloud.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Cobus Bernard, Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 1

    • AWS networking fundamentals

      In this session, we walk through the fundamentals of Amazon VPC. First, we cover build-out and design fundamentals for VPCs, including picking your IP space, subnetting, routing, security, NAT, and much more. We then transition to different approaches and use cases for optionally connecting your VPC to your physical data center with VPN or AWS Direct Connect. This mid-level architecture discussion is aimed at architects, network administrators, and technology decision makers interested in understanding the building blocks that AWS makes available with Amazon VPC. Learn how you can connect VPCs with your offices and current data center footprint.

      Level: 200

      Speakers: Tom Adamski, Specialist SA - Network, AWS & Perry Wald, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 2

    • A few milliseconds in the life of an HTTP request

      In Amazon CloudFront, a lot happens in just a few milliseconds. Come dive deep into the infrastructure and architecture of AWS’ Edge services including CloudFront, Route 53, Shield and WAF. We’ll breakdown the life of an HTTP request (and any request in general) and walk you through how each of AWS’ Edge services work together in just a few milliseconds to consistently deliver your application’s content with high availability, security, and performance. You will earn how Edge services intelligently route requests to the most ideal Edge location, secure your content behind the scenes, and leverage AWS’ private network for improved performance.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Chanka Perera, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 3

    • Deep dive on Amazon Managed Blockchain

      Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed blockchain service that makes it easy for customers to create and manage scalable blockchain-based transaction networks (blockchain networks) using the popular open source blockchain frameworks Hyperledger Fabric and Ethereum. Blockchain technologies enable groups of organizations, oftentimes in financial services and manufacturing, to securely transact, run application code, and share data without a trusted central authority. We will explore the components of blockchain technology, discuss use cases, and do a deep dive into capabilities, performance, and key innovations in Amazon Managed Blockchain.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Andrew Kane, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 4

    • Building AR/VR applications on AWS

      Amazon Sumerian is a browser-based authoring tool you can use to easily create and publish augmented reality, virtual reality, and immersive applications and experiences. This service targets enterprise customers with a platform-agnostic tool that enables developers and designers to build once and deploy widely to any web-connective device, such as smartphones, VR headsets, digital signage, laptops, tablets, and smart TVs. In this session, you will learn about this session and how to start building.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Miro Masat, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 5

    • How to backup, restore & archive your data on AWS

      AWS offers storage, networking, and data transfer services so you can build and deploy solutions to extend backup and archive targets to the AWS Cloud, increasing scalability, durability, security, and compliance.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Everett Dolgner, Specialist SA - Storage, AWS

      Location: Theatre 6

    • Build, train, and deploy machine learning models at scale using AWS

      Learn how to quickly build, train, and deploy machine learning models using Amazon SageMaker, an end-to-end machine learning platform. Amazon SageMaker simplifies machine learning with pre-built algorithms, support for popular deep learning frameworks, such as PyTorch, TensorFlow, and Apache MXNet, as well as one-click model training and deployment.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Julien Simon, Principal Evangelist, ML/AI, AWS

      Location: Theatre 7

    • How Stepstone achieved an AWS Cloud Centre of Excellence (CoE)

      What would you do if shortly after migrating the majority of your workloads to the public cloud, you began to struggle with unexpected cost increases, lack of visibility, and overrunning budgets by hundreds of thousands of dollars? This is what happened to StepStone, one of the largest online job boards in Europe.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Tristan Greaves, Group AWS Programme Manager, CloudHealth

      Location: Capital Suite 13

    • Public Sector Plenary - Pioneering innovation, skills & diversity in the UK workforce

      Join Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, for a discussion on innovation, culture change, workforce development, and diversity & inclusion initiatives happening across the public sector. Hear DVLA, Cancer Research UK, NHS Northwest SIS, University of East London, and Coventry University, share best practices and lessons learned from their journeys to the cloud.

      AWS Speakers: Teresa Carlson, VP, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS & Chris Hayman, Director, UK&I Public Sector, AWS 

      Customer Speakers

      - Tiffany Hall, CIO, Cancer Research UK
      - Dave Perry, CTO, DVLA
      - Prof. Amanda Broderick, Vice-Chancellor & President, University of East London
      - Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University
      - Andrew Thompson, Head of Northwest Shared Infrastructure
      - Dr. Amanda Thornton, Digital Health Clinical Lead, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

      Location: Capital Suite 11

      Please note that this session runs through to 15:30

    • Are you stupid or what? Why is change that difficult?

      As human beings we all know what does it mean live through multiple transformations - growing up and growing our families, learning new skills, moving countries and changing careers, becoming better versions of ourselves. But when it comes to organisation-wide changes, such as digital transformation, the outlook is different – only 16% companies “say their organizations’ digital transformations have successfully improved performance and also equipped them to sustain changes in the long term”. Does it mean that when many people come together, they suddenly lose their ability to cope with change? Come to this talk and learn about some tools and frameworks that shed the light on the complex world of organizational transformation.

      Speaker: Anya Epishcheva, Principal Consultant Advisory, Professional Services, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note that this session runs from 14:05 - 14:25, and will be followed by 'I don't want to know what you are thinking'

    • I don't want to know what you are thinking

      How diversity of thinking is the first step to innovation and addressing new markets.

      Speaker: Serena Bhalla, Partner Manager UKI, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

      Please note that this session runs from 14:30 - 14:50, and follows by 'Are you stupid or what? Why is change that difficult?'

  • 15:05 - 15:50 Breakout Sessions

    • Architecting security & governance across your AWS environment

      Many AWS customers use multiple accounts to meet their requirements for billing, infrastructure isolation, and separation of duties. In this session, we discuss the latest updates around establishing and building a multi-account security and governance strategy. We will also take a look at data protection strategies for ensuring data integrityand availability using the AWS native services

      Level: 200

      AWS Speaker: Esteban Hernandez, Specialist SA - Security, AWS

      Customer Speaker: Simon Waring, Head of Information Security, Starling Bank

      Location: Auditorium

    • Build intelligent apps using AI services

      Easily add intelligence to your applications using pre-trained AI services for computer vision, speech, translation, transcription, natural language processing, and conversational chatbots. No machine learning skills required.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Shafreen Sayyed, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 1

    • Stream processing and managing real-time data

      Real-time analytics have traditionally been analyzed using batch processing in DWH/Hadoop environments. Common use cases use data lakes, data science, and machine learning (ML). Creating serverless data-driven architecture and serverless streaming solutions with services like Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, and Amazon Athena can solve real-time ingestion, storage, and analytics challenges, and help you focus on application logic without managing infrastructure. Learn design patterns and best practices for serverless stream processing.

      Level: 300

      Speakers: Javier Ramirez, Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 2

    • Are you Well Architected?

      Most businesses depend on a portfolio of technology solutions to operate and be successful every day. How do you know if you and your team are following best practice, or what the risks in your architectures might be? This session will show how the AWS Well-Architected framework provides prescriptive architectural advice, and how the AWS Well-Architected Tool allows you to measure and improve your technology portfolio. We will explain how other customers are using AWS Well-Architected in their business, and we’ll share insights into what we have learned from reviewing tens of thousands of architectures across Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimization.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Philip Fitzsimons, Senior Manager Well-Architected, AWS

      Location: Theatre 3

    • .NET on AWS

      In this session, .NET developers learn all about the broad support that AWS provides to develop, build, and deploy .NET applications on AWS.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Martin Beeby, Principal Technical Evangelist .NET, AWS

      Location: Theatre 4

    • Do you need a ledger database or a blockchain?

      Do you need a ledger database or blockchain? We'll give an introduction to Amazon QLDB, talk about what it does and the problems it solves, and when you should use it versus a blockchain. We'll also dive into some of the details about its features and how it works.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Michael Labib, Principle Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 5

    • Get IT Competition Final

      Details: AWS Get IT is a social initiative designed to encourage more girls to consider a career in technology. AWS Get IT invites Year 8 pupils to participate in an inter-school app-building competition to solve a real issue faced by their school or community, with the winning idea built and maintained by AWS. Join us for the final where the last 2 teams will present their app in front of a panel of AWS Executives and customers.

      Location: Theatre 7

    • Creating resiliency through destruction

      With the wide adoption of micro-services and large-scale distributed systems, architectures have grown increasingly complex and hard to understand. Worse, the software systems running them have become extremely difficult to debug and test, increasing the risk of outages. With these new challenges, new tools are required and since failures have become more and more chaotic in nature, we must turn to chaos engineering in order to reveal failures before they become outages. In this talk, we will make an introduction to chaos engineering, a discipline that promotes breaking things on purpose in order to learn how to build more robust systems and we will deep dive into designing large-scale resilient architectures.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Theatre 6

    • Footasylum & Peak: successfully using AI to power customer personalisation

      Footasylum & Peak use AI to personalise the customer journey, driving a 28% increase in revenue from marketing communications. Hear from the leading footwear retailer and Peak, the AWS Machine Learning Competency Partner behind the solution, on how they use the Peak AI System and Intel® Computing Technology to continually optimise for the best possible outcomes on their AI journey.

      Level: 200

      Speakers: Richard Potter, CEO, Peak & Tom Summerfield, Head of Commerce, Footasylum

      Location: Capital Suite 13

    • Public Sector Plenary [continued] - Pioneering innovation, skills & diversity in the UK workforce

      Please note that this session starts at 14:05 and runs through to 15:30

      Join Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services, for a discussion on innovation, culture change, workforce development, and diversity & inclusion initiatives happening across the public sector. Hear DVLA, Cancer Research UK, NHS Northwest SIS, University of East London, and Coventry University, share best practices and lessons learned from their journeys to the cloud.

      AWS Speakers: Teresa Carlson, VP, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS & Chris Hayman, Head of UK & IR, Public Sector, AWS 

      Customer Speakers

      - Tiffany Hall, CIO, Cancer Research UK
      - Dave Perry, CTO, DVLA
      - Prof. Amanda Broderick, Vice-Chancellor & President, University of East London
      - Ian Dunn, Provost, Coventry University
      - Andrew Thompson, Head of Northwest Shared Infrastructure
      - Dr. Amanda Thornton, Digital Health Clinical Lead, Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria

      Location: Capital Suite 11

    • Java on AWS

      In this session, Java developers learn all about the broad support AWS provides to develop, build, and deploy Java applications and infrastructure on AWS. We'll be covering the changes in the AWS SDK and diving deeper into the upcoming Cloud Development Kit (CDK) and the available IDE integrations available to Java developers.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Lee Packham, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Capital Suite 17

15:50 - 16:25 Break

  • 16:25 - 17:10 Breakout Sessions

    • Serverless functions deep dive

      Serverless computing enables you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. With AWS Lambda, our event-driven serverless compute service, you just upload your code and pay only for the compute time you consume. In this session, dive deep into AWS Lambda, and learn how to build high-availability serverless applications with complementary services, such as Amazon API Gateway, AWS Step Functions, Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS), Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS), and AWS CodePipeline.

      Level: 400

      Speaker: Danilo Poccia, Principal Evangelist, AWS

      Location: Auditorium

    • "Is it Up?" - operating effectively in AWS

      Moving critical workloads to the cloud is more than a tech play and cuts across the service management functions at customers. This will cover how service management needs to evolve and the tools and service available (Service Healthdashboard, Personal Health Dashboard, Cloudwatch/trail, Enterprise Support, Cloud Ops Review)

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Paul Burne, Principal TAM (EMEA), AWS

      Location: Theatre 1

    • Getting started on your AWS migration journey

      When migrating applications to the AWS Cloud, it’s important to architect cloud environments that are efficient, secure, and compliant. Companies depend on critical enterprise applications to run their business. In this session, learn about the compute, storage, and networking services that AWS offers to help you build, run, and scale your business-critical applications more quickly, securely, and cost-efficiently. We also cover the AWS services and partners that are available to help you modernize and migrate your business-critical applications to the cloud.

      Level: 200

      Speakers: Diaa Radwan, Specialist SA - Migration, AWS

      Location: Theatre 2

    • Secure machine learning - Guarding your data and gaining insights

      Customers are building secure environments in the cloud for data science, analytics, and machine learning. In this session we will introduce the services and features customers are using to build secure data science environments. The session will focus on Amazon SageMaker, a fully managed service supporting the entire machine learning lifecycle, and touch on other supporting AWS services. We are proud to be joined by Royal Bank of Scotland who will walk you through how they are building secure machine learning models on AWS today.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Jason Barto, Solutions Architect, AWS Financial Services

      Location: Theatre 3

    • Move users to AWS with Amazon Workspaces, and Amazon Appstream 2.0

      AWS user computing services increase employee productivity while helping you improve security and control over your corporate applications, data, and content.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Rohit Singh, Solutions Architect, AWS

      Location: Theatre 4

    • Amazon Connect delivers personalized customer experience for your contact center

      Amazon Connect is a self-service, cloud-based contact center service that makes it easy for any business to deliver better customer service at lower cost. Amazon Connect is based on the same contact center technology used by Amazon customer service associates around the world to power millions of customer conversations. The self-service graphical interface in Amazon Connect makes it easy for non-technical users to design contact flows, manage agents, and track performance metrics – no specialized skills required. There are no up-front payments or long-term commitments and no infrastructure to manage with Amazon Connect; customers pay by the minute for Amazon Connect usage plus any associated telephony services.

      Level: 200

      Speakers: Wes Neary, Solutions Architect, AWS & Guy Ben Baruch , SA Public Sector, AWS

      Location: Theatre 5

    • Using AIOps to reduce incident volumes

      Customers migrating workloads to AWS have a variety of tools to monitor their infrastructure, generating large volumes of alarms from services such as Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Config, and other third party tools. Without careful curation, events and tickets can exponentially multiply and overwhelm ITSM systems and the teams operating them, obscuring real problems and wasting time. Using advanced Machine Learning techniques, customers can reduce noise from these events and tickets and increase their service quality. In this presentation, we explore challengs of adopting AIOps, and provide examples of how AIOPs can be used to reduce Mean Time To Restore and improve customer outcomes

      Level: 300

      Speakers: Paul Ferguson, Senior Consultant, OI, AWS & Itai Njanji, Global Practice Manager OI, AWS

      Location: Theatre 6

    • Building a modern data platform on AWS

      AWS-powered services for analytics can handle the scale, agility, and flexibility required to combine different types of data and analytics approaches that will allow you to transform your data into a valuable corporate asset. In this session, AWS will provide an overview of the different AWS services available for your data analytics needs. You can combine these blocks to build data flows that will extend your organization’s agility, ability to derive more insights and value from its data, and capability to adopt more sophisticated analytics tools and processes as your needs evolve. In the second part of the session, Paddy Power Betfair’s Data team will discuss the adoption and large scale operation of a broad range of AWS services that make up PPB’s scalable, mixed workload, multi-brand data platform. The data capabilities developed by PPB and powered by AWS were implemented to enable low-latency, high-volume and near real-time advanced analytics use cases, in the highly regulated and fast-paced betting industry. This was only possible through a focus on automation, innovation and continuous improvement.

      Level: 300

      Speaker: Isabel Huerga Ayza, Senior Technical Account Manager (EMEA), AWS

      Location: Theatre 7

    • Cloud Data Management and Backup with DB Systel UK, Veeam & N2WS

      Managing data protection in the cloud can be challenging. Veeam and N2WS (a Veeam company) enable data protection and portability to the AWS Cloud with enterprise-class backup and disaster recovery. Join this session to learn how DB Systel UK, a leading managed services provider that specialises in cloud migration projects, leverages Veeam N2WS to manage and protect their clients’ growing AWS environments. The session will cover how to backup, restore and protect production databases and workloads with N2WS Backup & Recovery as well as NEW Veeam Availability for AWS.

      Level: 200

      Speakers

      - Leanne Robinson, Principal Account Manager, DB Systel UK
      - Stuart Lupton, Cloud Architect, DB Systel, UK
      - Michael Cade, Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam

      Location: Capital Suite 13

    • How to build a serverless Alexa Skill in 30 minutes

      Level: 200

      Ever wondered how to create a voice experience on Alexa? In this walkthrough you will learn how to build a fully serverless Alexa Skill using AWS Lambda and the latest Alexa Skills Kit. The session will also cover the foundations of voice design, and core AWS services such as Amazon CloudWatch and Amazon DynamoDB.

      Speaker: Andrea Muttoni, Technical Evangelist, Amazon Alexa

      Location: Capital Suite 11

    • AWS and industrial IoT

      AWS IoT edge-based software and cloud-based services enable industrial companies across industries—such as mining, energy and utilities, manufacturing, commercial agriculture, and oil and gas—to predict production issues, improve product quality, and remotely monitor operations. In this session, learn how AWS IoT empowers industrial companies to reason on top of operational data and improve productivity and efficiency.

      Level: 200

      Speaker: Enda Kenny

      Location: Capital Suite 12

    • Who you gonna call?

      The 999 service is 82 years old! Technology continues to change - and with it the public expectation and demand for contacting any public service has changed too. With an estimated 70% of non-emergency calls being directed to the emergency services, is there a role to play for Artificial Technology and Alexa to support the front line of emergency services? Supt Loebenberg from the Digital Public Contact Program will join AWS to discuss the steps to transformation for these key emergency service Contact channels.

      AWS Speaker: Charlie Anderson, Public Safety Manager, AWS

      Customer Speaker: Supt. Michael Loebenberg, Digital Public Contact, Digital Police Portfolio

      Location: Capital Suite 17

17:10 - 18:30 Networking Reception

Level Guide

Level 100

Introductory
Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic.

Level 200

Intermediate
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

Advanced
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

Expert
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.