AWS Public Sector Summit Mexico City
AWS Public Sector Summit Mexico City

Agenda Overview

07:00 - 09:00 Registration & Breakfast
07:00 - 18:00 Expo Hall
09:15 - 11:00 Keynote
11:10 - 12:00 Sessions
12:10 - 13:00 Sessions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 14:50 Sessions
15:00 - 15:50 Sessions
15:40 - 16:00 Break
16:10 - 17:00 Sessions
17:00 - 18:00 Networking Reception


  • Keynote
  • 9:15 - 11:00


    The keynote at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Mexico City will feature compelling stories and the latest news about AWS products and services, inspiring you to push boundaries and innovate in the cloud. Join AWS executives and customer guest speakers as we put the spotlight on technical innovation and explore what's possible in the cloud with AWS.

    Speakers: Jorge Humberto Torres Antuñano, General Coordinator of Information Technology (IT) Servicies, National Electoral Institute; Daniel Carlos Perez Uriol, Head of Digital Experience, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education; Jeffrey B. Kratz, General Manager for Latin America, Canada, and Caribbean Regions Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services 

  • Technical Track
  • 11:10 - 12:00

    Deep Dive into Machine Learning for Builders (Level 300)

    Amazon AI services bring natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), visual search and image recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), and machine learning (ML) technologies within the reach of every developer. Learn how you can easily add these powerful features to your applications to enhance the way they interact with the real world.

    Speakers: Alex Coquiero, Head Solutions Architect Team, AWS Public Sector, Latin America, Canada & Caribbean; Daniel Carlos Perez Uriol, Head of Digital Experience, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education

    12:10 - 13:00

    A Serverless Journey (Level 200)

    Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. Serverless applications don't require you to provision, scale, and manage any servers. However, under the hood, there is a sophisticated architecture that takes care of all the undifferentiated heavy lifting for the developer. Join Eduardo Patiño to learn how AWS architected one of the fastest-growing AWS services. In this session, we show you how AWS Lambda takes care of everything required to run and scale your code with high availability. 

    Speakers: Eduardo Patiño, Solutions Architect, AWS Public Sector Mexico; Yuri Gonzalez, Chief Security Officer, Unidad de Servicios de Informática del Instituto Federal Electoral

    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break
    14:00 - 14:50

    Purpose-built Databases: Match Your Workload to the Right Database (Level 200)

    Learn how to evaluate a new workload for the best managed database option based on specific application needs related to data shape, data size at limit, computational requirements, programmability, throughput and latency needs, and more. This session explains the ideal use cases for open source relational and non-relational database services including Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache for Redis, Amazon Neptune, and Amazon Redshift.

    Speakers: Luis Ayala, Technical Business Development, AWS Public Sector Latin America; Rodrigo Durán, Chief Technology Officer, Secretaría de Finanzas, Gobierno de Guanajuato


    Running Containers on AWS (Level 300)

     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 latest trends. We want to make AWS the best platform to run containers in any shape and form. Join this session to receive an overview (with some practical examples) on how you can run an application on the compute abstraction layers the platform provides with a specific focus on Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and AWS Fargate.

    Speaker: Cristian Romero, Solutions Architect, AWS Public Sector Central America & Caribbean

    16:10 - 17:00 Simplifying Microsoft Architectures with AWS Service (Level 200)

    In this session, learn how to architect Microsoft solutions on AWS for both high availability and scalability. Discover how Microsoft solutions can leverage AWS services to achieve more resiliency, replace unnecessary complexity, and provide scalability. We explore hybrid architecture scenarios and common architecture patterns for Microsoft Active Directory and productivity solutions, such as Dynamics AX, CRM, and SharePoint. We also cover common design patterns for .NET applications, including approaches to CI/CD, DevOps, and containerizing .NET applications.

    Speaker: Rafael Matjje, Solutions Architect Manager, AWS Public Sector Southern Latin America 
    17:00 - 18:00

    Networking Reception

  • Management Track
  • 11:10 - 12:00

    Get Started Today with Cloud-ready Contracts (Level 100)

    Cloud procurement presents an opportunity to reevaluate existing procurement strategies so you can create a flexible acquisition process that enables your public sector organization to extract the full benefits of the cloud. Thousands of public sector customers use AWS to quickly launch services using an efficient cloud-centric procurement process. In this session, we provide an overview of cloud-ready contracts and policies to help you make the right choice for your mission needs.

    Speaker: Juan Camilo Castro Salcedo, Business Development Capture Manager, LATAM, AWS

    12:10 - 13:00

    Governing in the Cloud Age (Level 100)

    Governments around the world are adopting a cloud to deliver better, more user-centric and cost-effective citizen services. There are universal best practices to transform leadership in large organizations, equip public servants with relevant skills, and create a culture of change. In this session, hear from speakers on how they are transforming their governments and the way they govern in the digital age.

    Speakers: Guillermo Almada, Country Manager, AWS Public Sector Mexico; Liam Maxwell, Director of Government Transformation, AWS Public Sector; Juan Pablo de Botton, Chief Technology Officer

    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break
    14:00 - 14:50

    Creating your Tech Talent Pipeline (Level 100)

    Creating the next generation of technology workers in the cloud is an international priority. With an upcoming medium-to-high skills job gap of 85 million people by 2020 (McKinsey) and artificial intelligence fields creating 2.3 million jobs by 2020 (IDC), the need to prepare our next generation of leaders and technologists to address this gap is clear. Discover initiatives that are developing the next generation of cloud talent.

    Speakers: Speaker: Abby Daniell, Senior Manager, AWS Public Sector, Latin America, Canada & Caribbean; Karen Quiroga, Chief Technology Officer, INACP; Alejandro Encinas, Head of Labor and Instituational Relations, Government of Mexico; Ivan Flores Benetiz, Director, Direccion Corporativa de Tecnologias Aplicadas del Colegio Nacional de Educacion Profesional Tecnica, CONALEP


    Managing Security on AWS (Level 100)

    At AWS, earning customers’ trust is our top priority. AWS provides a wide range of services and best practices to help customers meet the most stringent compliance requirements. Dive deep with AWS into data protection best practices and identify the tools that will enable you to successfully transform the way you handle and protect your data.

    Speaker: Arturo Cabañas, Public Sector Security Assurance Lead, AWS Public Sector Latin America

    16:10 - 17:00

    How Amazon Innovates: Best Practices for your Organization (Level 100)

    Customers often ask us how they can innovate "like Amazon." From its humble beginnings as a startup in a garage, Amazon has not only innovated across e-commerce but also introduced new, diverse businesses beyond e-commerce. This talk will discuss how Amazon approaches innovation with its mechanisms, architecture, culture, and organization, with an emphasis on how some of these factors can help other organizations.

    Speaker: Carlos González Villegas, Senior Account Executive, AWS Public Sector Latin America

    17:00 - 18:00

    Networking Reception

  • Spotlight Track
  • 11:10 - 12:00

    Hybrid Cloud Architectures with VMware and AWS (Level 200) 

    There are more options than ever to choose from to build hybrid cloud architectures and applications. Learn how AWS integrations with services like VMware Cloud on AWS can help you take a lower-risk, iterative approach to executing on your existing applications and data. Join this session to learn best practices for migrating and augmenting your VMware-based workloads with native AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon RDS, Elastic Load Balancing, and more.

    Speaker: Jorge Hernandez, AWS Strategic Enablement Solutions Architect, Latin America, Canada and the Caribbean

    12:10 - 13:00

    How IoT Enables Smart Cities & Infrastructure (Level 100)

    With sensor technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning capabilities, smart cities are coming online. Cities can use technology to quickly and effectively identify areas needing government attention. Sensors can measure things from noise pollution to the fullness of public trashcans. Learn how these technologies are tackling some of our cities’ biggest challenges and improving citizen services.

    Speaker: Cindy Polín, Solutions Architect Manager, AWS Public Sector Mexico

    13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break
    14:00 - 14:50

    Enabling Resilience Through the Cloud: AWS Disaster Response (Level 100)

    The AWS Disaster Response Program, launched in August 2018, is focused on helping public sector organizations leverage AWS technology before, during, and after disasters. In this session, discover how AWS services like Snowball Edge enable secure access to critical workloads and datasets in limited or disconnected environments to improve our customers' response capabilities. Hear about recent experiences and use cases deploying to disasters with organizations like Help.NGO. Come and learn from AWS employees’ experience deploying to disasters and how those lessons are helping to solve our customers' biggest challenges.

    Speaker: Eduardo Patiño, Solutions Architect, AWS Public Sector Mexico; Adam Marlatt, Operations Director and Founder, Help.NGO 


    Building Data Lakes & Analytics on AWS + Open Data (Level 200) 

    In this session, you'll learn how to understand what data you have, drive insights, and make predictions using purpose-built AWS services. Learn about the common pitfalls of building data lakes and discover how to successfully drive analytics and insights from your data. Also learn how services such as Amazon S3, AWS Glue, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon Machine Learning (Amazon ML) services work together to build a successful data lake for various roles, including data scientists and business users.

    Speaker: Angelo Carvalho, Specialist Solution Architect, Analytics, AWS Public Sector, Latin America, Canada and Caribbean

    16:10 - 17:00

    Utilizing Open Source on AWS (Level 100)

    Amazon Web Services (AWS) is part of the open source community: we've been contributing to hundreds of projects for over a decade. We continue to widen our open source collaboration, increasing code contributions and helping to sustain the overall health of open source. We are committed to working with, supporting, and contributing to new and existing open source projects that provide value to our customers and partners. Learn more about our open source efforts at Amazon.

    Speaker: Camilo Buscaron, Principal, Open Source Technology, AWS

    17:00 - 18:00

    Networking Reception