Join us for AWS Summit Online - Americas in August

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The AWS Summit Online experience brings together the cloud community from across the Americas to hear keynotes from local industry leaders, dive deep into educational sessions, engage in interactive labs, and chat one on one with AWS experts. So, whether you are just getting started on the cloud or are an advanced user, come and learn something new at AWS Summit Online.

This August's AWS Summit Online - Americas is a free, three-day event designed to be customized to your needs and experience:

What to Expect

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90+ Sessions
Experiential Zones
Ask an AWS Expert
Training & Certification
AWS DeepRacer League
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Migration
Compute
Enterprise
Enterprise
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Data & Analytics
Data & Analytics
DevOps
DevOps
DevOps
Public Sector
 Why attend?

Whether you're new to the cloud or an experienced user, learn how cloud technology can help your business transform at this free AWS Summit Online. Get your questions answered by AWS experts, and engage in virtual activities such as the AWS DeepRacer League, Training & Certification Zone, Developer Zone, and Startup Central.

 Who should attend?

Technologists at all levels can benefit from the sessions, which range from Introductory (100 level) to Expert (400 level). Business-decision makers, IT professionals, soultions architects, developers, engineers, and system admins are all welcome.

Keynote Speakers

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Swami Sivasubramanian

Swami Sivasubramanian
Vice President,
Amazon Machine Learning
Amazon Web Services

Tim Tomlinson

Tim Tomlinson
Chief Product Officer
Blackboard

Wendy Shepperd

Wendy Shepperd
Global Vice President,
Engineering
New Relic

Fireside Chat Speakers

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Max Peterson

Max Peterson
Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Dr. Mónica Ospina Londoño

Dr. Mónica Ospina Londoño
Director, Colombian Institute for Educational Assessment and Evaluation (ICFES)

Venkat Jegadeesan

Venkat Jegadeesan
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Simon Bates

Simon Bates
Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Agenda

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This Fall, the AWS Summit Online - Americas is a three-day event. Select a day for the detailed agenda.

Select a Day

  • Aug 24, 2021: Innovation Day
  • Aug 25, 2021: AWS Summit Online
  • Aug 26, 2021: Partner Solutions Day
  • Aug 24, 2021: Innovation Day
  • Innovation Day

    Tuesday - August 24, 2021

    What to expect?

    Innovation Day is for leaders looking for ideas on how to use technology to capture new business opportunities, accelerate growth, and 'Rethink Possible'. For Innovation Day we’ve brought together speakers from Amazon and industry leaders to share how they use technology to solve the big problems facing us today and in the future.

    Agenda

    12:00PM – 1:30PM PDT: Innovation Day Opening & Keynote
    1:30PM – 2:00PM PDT: Amazon's Culture of Innovation
    2:00PM – 2:30PM PDT: Building a Day 1 Business: A Leader’s Guide
    2:30PM – 3:00PM PDT: Industry 4.0, Data, and the Digital Supply Chain

  • Aug 25, 2021: AWS Summit Online
  • AWS Summit Online

    Wednesday - August 25, 2021

    What to expect?

    AWS Summit Online is a free online conference that brings the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS. This online event is designed to educate you about AWS products and services and help you develop the skills needed to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications. Sessions are delivered by AWS subject matter experts and customers who have successfully built solutions on AWS. Whether you're new to the cloud or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Summit Online.

    Agenda

    8:00AM – 9:00AM PDT: Keynote featuring Swami Sivasubramanian, VP, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services
    9:00AM – 11:55AM PDT: Sessions
    12:00PM – 1:00PM PDT: Fireside Chat
    9:00AM – 5:00PM PDT: Virtual Workshops
    9:00AM –  5:00PM PDT: AWS Jam Lounge

    Agenda at a Glance

     Download Agenda at a Glance »

    Keynote

    Join Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services, as he shares his thoughts on how AWS makes it easier for you to innovate faster by migrating, modernizing applications, and making data-driven decisions using our deep set of tools and AWS Partners.

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    Fireside Chat

    Don’t miss the fireside chat hosted by Max Peterson, Vice President of AWS Worldwide Public Sector. Max will sit down with Monica Ospina of the Colombian Institute for Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Venkat Jegadeesan of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Simon Bates of the University of British Columbia to discuss recovery and digital transformation across education and healthcare in the Americas following the COVID-19 pandemic. During the chat, speakers will share how they’re leveraging the cloud to further drive their missions, highlight key learnings from the past year, and weigh in on the latest industry trends.

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    Sessions

    Content will be featured the morning of August 25, following the keynote. Sessions will also be available on-demand in the afternoon, for you to explore at your own pace.

    • I’m an IT manager/enterprise architect
      Whether you’re managing and maintaining IT systems to ensure your systems remain up and running at all times; or you’re an architect designing highly-available, cost-efficient, and scalable systems to solve your business challenges, this track will have something for you.
      Solve common business problems with AI and ML
      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: AIM101
      Learn how you can use AWS artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) services to address specific business outcomes. In this session, learn how to address common use cases, such as personalized recommendations, modernizing contact centers, intelligent search, fraud detection, forecasting, and intelligent document processing.
      Speaker(s): Suchitra Sathyanarayana, Mgr, ML Solutions Lab, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      Using the cloud operations model to improve operational efficiency

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: COP201
      Whether you have already migrated to the cloud or are just starting, have containerized your workloads, or are only thinking about it, understanding the needs of your operations is key to achieving the speed of innovation that the cloud offers. Built on Amazon’s 20+ years of experience in operations management, the AWS Cloud operations model describes the roles, processes, and tools that enable you to build and operate securely and successfully on the cloud. Join this session to learn how the AWS Cloud operations model can help you improve your management and governance capabilities, security and compliance posture, operational effectiveness, and application performance, and ultimately, speed up innovation.
      Speaker(s): Pratul Chakre, Global BDM, Cloud Operations, AWS; William (Will) Bengtson, Director of Threat Detection and Response, Hashicorp
      Topic: Cloud Operations
      Containers and AWS Lambda: Choose the optimal compute for applications
      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MAD203
      There are many approaches to modernizing your compute infrastructure to better support modern applications. In this session, explore your choices in AWS container services and AWS Lambda, and discover how to make the right architectural decision after comparing the similarities and differences between them. Leave this session with a framework to decide between AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, AWS Fargate, and other foundational technologies that meet your requirements for flexibility, developer productivity, and operational excellence.
      Speaker(s): Scott Sanchez, Head of Product Marketing, Containers & Serverless, AWS
      Topic: Modern Applications - Containers & Serverless
      Best practices to jump-start your migration to AWS
      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MRG201
      Is your path to the cloud unclear? Join this session to learn how AWS Migration Evaluator can help you gather insights about your workloads and accelerate your migration decision-making process, and see an example assessment of estimated costs and potential savings. Also learn how AWS’s automated lift-and-shift service, AWS Application Migration Service, helps accelerate the migration of physical, virtual, and cloud-based servers to AWS. Walk away knowing how to run an initial assessment and why that helps decision-making, how an automated lift-and-shift solution gets you to the cloud quickly, and the benefits of a lift-and-shift and then modernize strategy.
      Speaker(s): Jonathan Shapiro-Ward, Migration Evaluator Principal Product Manager, AWS; Erico Penna, Migrations Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Migrations
      Accelerate your cloud migration with third-party solutions

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MKT201

      Modernizing workloads quickly while ensuring that all gating mechanisms are in place can feel daunting. With third-party products from AWS Marketplace, you can accelerate your modernization journey while ensuring that governance is in place. In this session, learn how AWS Marketplace helps you streamline, find, try, buy, deploy, and govern the use of third-party software and data solutions. Hear how AWS customers, together with solutions from AWS Marketplace, are easily adding data-powered AI/ML capabilities to their workloads and building differentiating features. 
      Speaker(s): Mona Chadha, Worldwide Leader of Category Management at AWS
      Topic: Marketplace
      Migrate to an AWS database: The freedom to save, grow, and innovate
      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: DAT101
      Frustrated with high costs, poor scalability, and other performance issues, many companies are looking to save, grow, and innovate by moving self-managed workloads to fully managed services in the cloud and breaking free from restrictive legacy databases. In this session, learn about fully managed database services that AWS offers, including Amazon Aurora, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon DocumentDB, at one-tenth the cost of commercial databases and 3–5 times the performance of popular alternatives. Explore common modernization challenges, ways to overcome them, and the ways that AWS can help you migrate successfully with self-service tools, incentives, programs, and experts.
      Speaker(s): Vlad Vlasceanu, Principal Database Specialist SA, AWS
      Topic: Databases

      Purpose-built for performance: Amazon MemoryDB for Redis

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: DAT204

      Introducing Amazon MemoryDB for Redis, a new Redis-compatible, durable, in-memory database that provides microsecond read and single-digit millisecond write latencies for modern applications built using microservices architectures. These applications demand low latency and flexible data structures to enable a responsive end user experience at scale. Many applications built using Kubernetes and containers can also benefit, as they require a hot data tier for interservice communication. In this session, learn about Amazon MemoryDB, its key features, how it delivers durability and ultra-fast performance, and how to get started with Amazon MemoryDB as the primary database for your modern applications.

      Speaker(s): Barry Morris, GM of ElastiCache, DocumentDB, and Timestream, AWS

      Topic: Databases
      VMware Cloud on AWS: Fast yet cost-effective migration to AWS Cloud (sponsored by VMware)
      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: VMware | SPO010-S
      It takes 7.4 years for an organization to refactor and migrate 100 applications to the public cloud, according to ESG’s Hybrid Cloud Trends survey. Do you really want to spend that much time in your cloud migration project? Accelerate your cloud migration journey with VMware Cloud on AWS, and migrate your applications 46% faster as compared with other public cloud options. In this session, Andrew Nielsen, Senior Director, VMware Cloud Services Marketing, shares how VMware Cloud on AWS can help accelerate your cloud migration and application modernization journey. Learn about VMware Cloud on AWS from a cloud economics perspective along with customer success stories across use cases. This presentation is brought to you by VMware, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Andrew Nielsen, Senior Director, Cloud Migration and Technical Enablement, VMware
      Optimize workload performance with Intel-based Amazon EC2 instances (sponsored by Intel)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Intel | SPO005-S
      Many enterprises depend on AWS to keep their businesses running. In this session, Intel and AWS present an overview of the latest Intel-based Amazon EC2 instance types and share customer usage examples. Come learn ways to help improve efficiency and performance across a variety of workloads. This presentation is brought to you by Intel, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Rebecca Weekly, Vice President, GM, Hyperscale Strategy and Execution, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation; JD Koos, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, AWS
      Operational analytics with AWS
      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: ANT301

      Gaining operational insight into the vast and increasing amount of machine data is challenging. Building an efficient, cost-effective system is imperative. This session covers how to build an end-to-end solution with AWS, and it includes best practices and popular patterns for ingestion, monitoring, and alerting.

      Speaker(s): Muthu Pitchaimani, Analytics Specialist Solution Architect, AWS
      Topic: Analytics
      Reinventing hybrid services: In-depth customer profiles

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: CMP301

      Enterprises are adopting AWS Cloud solutions at a rapid pace to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. In this session, learn about customers who are using AWS hybrid cloud services to bring the cloud to wherever they need it to accelerate their digital transformation and cloud migration, optimize developer and IT efficiency, and deliver new and differentiated experiences for end users. Discover how you can use AWS hybrid cloud services, such as AWS Outposts, AWS Wavelength, and AWS Local Zones, to build and deploy applications using the same infrastructure, service APIs, and tools across all environments—from the cloud, to on premises, and to edge nodes.
      Speaker(s): Muthu Pitchaimani, Analytics Specialist Solution Architect, AWS
      Topic: EC2 Compute

      What’s new with Amazon S3

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: STG203

      Amazon S3 is an object storage service that offers industry-leading scalability, data availability, security, and performance. With Amazon S3, organizations of all sizes and industries can store any amount of data for a range of use cases, including applications, IoT, data lakes, analytics, backup and restore, and archival. In this session, learn what’s new with Amazon S3, including new features launched in 2020 and 2021, such as updates to Amazon S3 Access Points, S3 support for AWS PrivateLink, S3 Object Lambda, and more.

      Speaker(s): Souvik Bhattacharya, Amazon S3, Senior Product Manager, AWS

      Topic: Storage

      Migrating content distribution to Amazon CloudFront: Best practices

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: NET302

      In this session, learn how to migrate your content delivery network (CDN) workloads to Amazon CloudFront. Come away with a better understanding of AWS edge service building blocks, migration FAQ answers, process guidelines, and best practices. Also learn how to use AWS edge compute (Lambda@Edge and CloudFront Functions) to implement the most common use cases (multi-origin selection/configuration, header manipulation, image management, URL rewrites/redirects, etc.). At the end of the session, stay for a step-by-step walkthrough showing you how to resize images on demand and optimize their delivery using Lambda@Edge and CloudFront Functions.
      Speaker(s): Ted Middleton, WW Edge Specialist SA Leader, AWS; Jibril Touzi, Sr Edge Specialist SA, AWS
      Topic: Networking & Global Infrastructure
      Create a cloud-ready environment
      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WAR201
      Configuring your cloud environment for enterprise migrations and new workloads can be complicated. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprises are planning data center closures by 2025 versus 10% today. Whether preparing for a migration, merger, or acquisition event or to enable an agile development processes, it’s important to establish your cloud strategy. Join this session and learn best practices from the AWS Well-Architected Framework Management and Governance Lens on how to configure your AWS environment using both AWS services and AWS Technology Partner (ISV) solutions to accelerate migrations, operate efficiently, and scale to meet your business needs without overspending.
      Speaker(s): Belinda Quick, Principal TPM, Management & Governance Lens, AWS
      Topic: Well-Architected

      Monolith to microservices transformation at Broadridge Advisor Solutions

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: FSI201

      Broadridge Advisor Solutions (BAS) helps advisors find new prospects, retain and grow business with existing clients, and increase referrals while optimizing their advisor practice. Join this session to learn how Broadridge is transforming its monolithic .NET code base to microservices using AWS serverless technologies like AWS Lambda, Amazon Aurora, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, and AWS Step Functions. Also learn how AWS AI/ML services like Amazon Textract and Amazon Comprehend help automate traditionally manual processes and increase advisor productivity.

      Speaker(s): Ken Jackson, Principal SA - Global Financial Services, AWS; Deepak Elias, VP, Enterprise Architecture, Broadridge Financial Solutions; Leon Shklar, VP, Application Development, Broadridge Financial Solutions
      Topic: Industry
      AIOps-driven cloud automation with Dynatrace observability platform (sponsored by Dynatrace)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Dynatrace | SPO004-S

      Digital transformation was the buzzword of yesterday and is a necessity today. Successful digital transformation strategy implements AIOps and automation at the core and is driven by real-time data. In this session, you learn how you can achieve transformation faster with automatic and intelligent observability. You also hear how you can address modern cloud complexity with observability, automation, and intelligence in one platform. This session is brought to you by Dynatrace, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Safia Habib, Solutions Consultant, Dynatrace
      How to “do FinOps” with CloudHealth by VMware (sponsored by VMware)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: VMware | SPO009-S

      FinOps is the practice of uncovering cloud costs and optimizing resources to responsibly manage your cloud spend model. Through their work with over 10,000 customers, CloudHealth has developed a robust set of tools and best practices that transform FinOps from a concern that only accountants worry about to something that everyone in the organization focuses on. Join Amber Gregorio, Senior Product Marketing Manager at CloudHealth by VMware, to learn about a framework for cloud management success, get an overview of CloudHealth FinOps tools and features, and hear how CloudHealth customers have saved money without sacrificing performance. This presentation is brought to you by VMware, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Amber Gregorio, Senior Product Marketing Manager, VMware
      Amtrak's cloud adoption is riding the high-speed rail

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS206

      Amtrak's cloud adoption journey started in 2013 with the migration of on-premises SAP to AWS. One success led to another, and they eventually migrated all 150 applications from the data center to AWS. Today, Amtrak runs its mission-critical financial and cloud-native customer-facing portfolio in AWS. Amtrak's cloud maturity journey continues. Join this session to learn about a multi-account structure and DevSecOps practices. Hear about automation in asset provisioning using Service Catalog, cross-Region resiliency, disaster recovery, and Transit Gateway for microservices. Dive deep on technology, governance, and cross-organizational collaboration, which are pillars of a cost-effective cloud portfolio at Amtrak.
      Speaker(s): Brett McMillen, Director, U.S. Fed Civ, AWS; Shrikant Ektare, Sr. Director IT System Design and Development, Cloud, Amtrak
      Topic: Public Sector, Security Identity & Compliance
      Introduction to advertising and marketing technology on AWS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: ADM201

      In this session for technology executives and business decision makers, discover the art of the possible with AWS for advertising and marketing technology customers. See real examples of how industry customers use AWS to innovate faster, grow revenue, spend less, and improve partner interoperability across solution areas such as first-party data platforms, data sharing and privacy, advertising intelligence, advertising platforms, Amazon Advertising, and customer experience. Learn from a playbook of AWS solutions, products, and customer examples demonstrating how to use unmatched AWS capabilities, solutions, and partner opportunities to optimize industry workloads running at massive scale and millisecond latency.
      Speaker(s): Gerry Louw, Tech Leader, Ads & Marketing, AWS
      Topic: Industry

      * On-demand only

      Best practices for advertising and marketing technology on AWS

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: ADM301

      This session for technical leaders and executives in the advertising and marketing technology industry covers the AWS playbook for running at single-digit-millisecond latency and petabyte scale in the cloud. Learn best practices for optimizing costs, accelerating innovation, and modernizing key industry workloads, such as log analytics, identity resolution, contextual analysis, machine learning, real-time bidding, and low-latency profile storage. The session offers customer examples of innovation beyond the limits of on-premises infrastructure, as well as practical examples of how to improve agility and cost efficiency for workloads running at scales that would otherwise break the internet.
      Speaker(s): Gerry Louw, Tech Leader, Ads & Marketing, AWS
      Topic: Industry

      * On-demand only

      Accelerating COVID-19 insights for clinical use with intelligent search

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: ADM301

      In this session, hear how the PanSurg project used Amazon Kendra, an intelligent search service, to dynamically assimilate and synthesize a corpus of knowledge about COVID-19 from traditional academic literature, websites, and social media for real-time clinical use.
      Speaker(s): Udi Hershkovich, AIML GTM Specialist, AWS; James Kinross, Consultant Surgeon, Imperial College London
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

      Reference architectures for Amazon Redshift data warehouses

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: ANT201

      With Amazon Redshift, you can query and combine data from your data warehouse, operational database, and data lake. Also, you can take advantage of multiple clusters, data sharing, concurrency scaling, and other features to deliver high performance and cost effectiveness for your workloads and users. Join this session to review Amazon Redshift reference architectures that you can use to meet the needs of your analytics users.
      Speaker(s): Asser Moustafa, Sr. Analytics Solution Architect, AWS

      Topic: Analytics

      * On-demand only

      Analytics at scale: Migrating Intuit to AWS with cloud-native tools

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: ANT202

      Intuit’s migration from an on-premises data center to an AWS data lake required creative solutions, both in technology, dealing with hundreds of data sources and legacy on-premises tooling, and in culture, requiring engineers and data consumers to embrace the change of a new cloud platform. This session walks through Intuit’s complete implementation and details how they used a complex AWS analytics portfolio, including Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, and AWS Glue, to deliver results. Also, learn about the project’s early stages and the progress made in the last year.
      Speaker(s): Neal Cauley, Sr QuickSight Specialist, AWS; Denise McInerney, Data Architect, Intuit

      Topic: Analytics

      * On-demand only

      Observability with AWS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: COP202

      In this session, learn about the AWS observability suite and AWS services that enable collection, analytics, and insights into your logs, metrics, and transaction traces. Explore the journey from reactive alerting into mature, automated root-cause detection, and discover how to reduce the time it takes to identify production issues. Also, learn about AWS’s dashboard presentation capabilities.
      Speaker(s): Rich McDonough, Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Cloud Operations

      * On-demand only

      Data-driven best practices to help you maximize cloud value

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: ENT201

      As IT and business leaders grow to understand the value of the cloud, they seek more prescriptive guidance on how to achieve cloud benefits for their organizations. In this session, learn about the best practices that customers have adopted and how they can help you maximize business value. These best practices are based on the results of an AWS Cloud economics commissioned study with over 700 customers.
      Speaker(s): Calvin Wu, Cloud Economics Business Development Manager, AWS
      Topic: Enterprise (Digital Transformation)

      * On-demand only

      Innovate with AWS: Enabling industrial ops at Amazon fulfillment centers

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: IND102

      Amazon fulfillment centers (FCs) are industrial sites powered by advanced automation, an amazing group of associates, and AWS. Come take a virtual tour of an FC and see how miles of conveyors, complex scanning and sortation equipment, advanced automation, and AWS come together to get Amazon Prime customers their packages in as fast as one day. In this session, learn how you can use AWS experience to optimize industrial operations and take advantage of that same innovation to digitally transform your business.
      Speaker(s): Calvin Wu, Cloud Economics Business Development Manager, AWS
      Topic: Enterprise (Digital Transformation)

      * On-demand only

      Getting started with containers on AWS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MAD204

      Join this session to learn about the breadth of AWS container services as you begin or continue your modernization journey with containers. In this session, explore your container service options and their benefits. Find out which service is best for you, whether you are just beginning to learn Docker or are figuring out your first microservices deployment pipeline.

      Speaker(s): Adam Keller, Sr. Product Developer Advocate, Containers, AWS

      Topic: Modern Applications - Containers & Serverless

      * On-demand only

      Dive into technical decisions from successful migrations

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: MRG301

      Large-scale migrations require detailed planning, which makes the foundational technical decisions very important to get right early in the journey. This session walks through the tactical and deep technical decisions to be made in terms of cloud foundation, including multi-account setup, networking, operations, security, data analytics, and automation.
      Speaker(s): Kiran Kuppa, Sr. Migrations and Modernization Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Modern Applications - Containers & Serverless

      * On-demand only

      Connect your network to AWS with hybrid connectivity solutions

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: NET203

      AWS hybrid connectivity solutions link your on-premises and AWS Cloud networks together in order to support a wide range of hybrid use cases. Join this session to learn how AWS Direct Connect, AWS Site-to-Site VPN, AWS Transit Gateway, the AWS global network, and other networking services give you tools to meet the requirements of real-world use cases—whether you are connecting to AWS services running in the cloud, on your premises, or at the network edge.
      Speaker(s): Sidhartha Chauhan, Solution Architect, Networking, AWS
      Topic: Networking & Global Infrastructure

      * On-demand only

      Get started with AWS networking: Set up, secure, and monitor global networks

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: NET301

      In this session, walk through the foundations of Amazon VPC, AWS PrivateLink, and AWS Transit Gateway. First, learn about build-out and design fundamentals for VPCs, including picking your IP space, subnetting, routing, security, NAT, and much more. Then, dive into how you can leverage Transit Gateway to manage your growing number of VPCs and simplify your network. This session also highlights PrivateLink for private connectivity and VPC traffic mirroring for monitoring your network traffic.
      Speaker(s):James Wenzel, Senior Solution Architect, Networking, AWS
      Topic: Networking & Global Infrastructure

      * On-demand only

      Getting started with AWS Identity Services

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: SEC201

      AWS hybrid connectivity solutions link your on-premises and AWS Cloud networks together in order to support a wide range of hybrid use cases. Join this session to learn how AWS Direct Connect, AWS Site-to-Site VPN, AWS Transit Gateway, the AWS global network, and other networking services give you tools to meet the requirements of real-world use cases—whether you are connecting to AWS services running in the cloud, on your premises, or at the network edge.
      Speaker(s): Mark Szalkiewicz, Principal, WW Identity Specialist, AWS
      Topic: Security

      * On-demand only

      Managing Amazon EBS snapshots & AMIs with Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: STG202

      Previously, you may have invested in tools to automate the creation of Amazon EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs by writing custom scripts or Amazon CloudWatch rules for EBS volumes and Amazon EC2 instances. You had to manually manage the retention and deletion of EBS snapshots according to your recovery point objectives (RPOs). In this session, learn best practices for using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager lifecycle policies to automate the creation, retention, copy, and deletion of EBS snapshots and EBS-backed AMIs so you can significantly reduce operational complexity.
      Speaker(s): Ashish Palekar, General Manager, Amazon EBS Snapshots, AWS
      Topic: Storage

      * On-demand only

      Using AWS GovCloud (US) to perform public policy research at speed

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS201

      Created in 1974 by the Ford Foundation and a group of federal agencies, MDRC builds evidence about changes in policy and practice that can improve the well-being of economically disadvantaged individuals and populations. MDRC designs interventions and performs demonstrations to explore the impact of current and future policies. MDRC is FedRAMP-accredited, and their mission requires increasingly diverse and larger datasets from many sources, and research velocity to provide timely, data-driven analysis on complex issues. Join this session to hear how MDRC used AWS GovCloud (US) to achieve compliance while increasing the speed and scale of their research.
      Speaker(s): Scott Glasser, Senior Solution Architect, AWS; Marcelo Sant'Anna, CIO, mdrc.org
      Topic: Public Sector, Cloud Operations

      * On-demand only

    • I build applications
      With the industry evolving at a rapid pace, this track will help you navigate the hot topics and trends, to help you design secure, highly-available, cost-efficient, and scalable systems to solve business challenges faster.
      Delivering seamless, embedded analytics for your data applications

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: BIT101

      As businesses are becoming more data driven, data analytics and business intelligence are becoming pervasive. By moving information closer to the primary user experience (e.g., applications, websites, or internal enterprise portals), data practitioners are looking to deliver insights to users where they are. At AWS, we are seeing a rise in demand for embedding data visualizations and insights. However, embedding analytics into applications can often be expensive, complicated, and time consuming. In this session, learn how to deliver a seamless, embedded analytics experience within your data applications.
      Speaker(s): Jesse Gebhardt, Prin WW QuickSight GTM Spec, AWS
      Topic: Business Intelligence
      Amazon Connect and the future of cloud contact centers

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: BSA201

      Amazon Connect is an easy-to-use cloud-based contact center that makes it easy for businesses to deliver better customer service at lower cost. Amazon Connect is based on the same technology used by Amazon customer service associates around the world to power over a billion customer interactions every year. In this session, Amazon Connect leaders share the latest innovations driving the future of contact centers. See demos of new Amazon Connect features and hear how businesses have been able to use the AWS Cloud contact center solution to reimagine agent and customer experiences at scale.
      Speaker(s): Allyson Boudousquie, Director, Prod Apps Specialist, AWS
      Topic: Business Applications
      The top five things to know about OpenSearch

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: OPN101

      OpenSearch is an open-source search and analytics suite; it’s a new project, but it has deep roots. This session will give you an understanding of the capabilities of OpenSearch, the first steps to get started (on or off AWS), a picture of how OpenSearch fits in your stack, a look into what’s in store for the future of the project as well as a guide to join the community and contribute.
      Speaker(s): Kyle Davis, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS
      Topic: Open Source
      Utilizing IoT data to deliver better customer experiences

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: IOT201

      Connected products have moved in and made themselves at home. From camera-enabled refrigerators to robot vacuums, consumers are embracing innovations that make their lives easier, less expensive, and personalized. To create these experiences, device manufacturers turn to solutions that pair the data generated by consumer products with technologies like IoT, AI/ML, analytics, and voice. Collecting and processing the data coming from thousands—or millions—of devices, as well as managing device fleets, is no small undertaking. Join this session to hear how customers are using AWS and AWS IoT to deliver personalized, intelligent, and delightful consumer experiences at scale.
      Speaker(s): Adrian Valenzuela, Worldwide Sr. IoT Go-to-Market Specialist, AWS
      Topic: IoT
      Build secure, location-based applications on AWS

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: FWM301

      Organizations are building location-based applications across myriad use cases, from geomarketing to asset tracking and delivery. For example, a fire department may build an application to make it safer for volunteers using geofences, or muster points, to establish a designated safety zone in distress situations. Amazon Location Service and AWS Amplify can help you build secure, production-ready applications with location functionality, faster. In this session, dive into common use cases for location-based applications and learn how to build an application with geofences and asset tracking. In addition, learn how to create a geofence, securely track devices within that geofence, and deliver a secure, location-based application at scale.
      Speaker(s): Fernando Rocha Silva, Solutions Architect, AWS Geospatial, AWS
      Topic: Front-End Web & Mobile
      Unite your data to personalize customer interactions with AI/ML

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: IND101

      Today, companies are challenged with anticipating customers’ needs and proactively engaging with them in more meaningful ways that personalize every interaction. Customers want simple interactions to get what they want anytime and any way they desire. Telecommunications is leading the way by enabling communications at ever-increasing speeds and coverage. In this session, learn how leading telecommunications companies are using services from AWS, such as Amazon Connect (a contact center as a service), along with AI/ML to provide market-differentiated services to their customers.

      Speaker(s): Ross McWalter, GTMS Head of Telco Applications, AWS

      Topic: Industry
      Enable processing capacity and scale up with AWS Lambda

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS202

      PowerSchool’s support of both digital and paper-based assessments makes the company’s services available to many school districts that lack the infrastructure for digital testing. Scanning these paper-based assessments came at a cost of $15,000/month and resulted in 30 seconds per scan operation. By migrating to AWS and a serverless architecture using AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions, PowerSchool reduced the monthly cost of this solution to $200/month and decreased the scan rate at peak load to 12 seconds. Join this session to learn how AWS has enabled PowerSchool to save 97.6 percent on operations expenses.
      Speaker(s): Ryan Peterson, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS; Jason Ergle, Director of Engineering, PowerSchool
      Topic: Public Sector, Migrations

      Automate data extraction & analysis with intelligent document processing

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM206

      Imagine loan applications, email attachments, regulatory filings, and many other documents being processed in minutes. What if machines could automatically read and label documents and extract important information accurately? Machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) can now bring a new, successful approach to an otherwise labor-intensive, error-prone, and difficult-to-scale process. Join this session to learn how Broadridge Financial analyzes SEC filings using AWS artificial intelligence services with an ML-based solution to provide intelligent document processing.

      Speaker(s): Ashish Khare, WWSO Specialist, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

      Create better customer experiences using ML with Amazon Connect

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: BSA202

      With contact centers busier than ever, customers going remote, and convenience becoming a priority, it’s no wonder that expectations to deliver great experiences are higher than ever. So, it’s becoming increasingly important to provide your customers with efficient and personalized experiences to resolve their challenges. Amazon Connect, AWS’s easy-to-use omnichannel cloud contact center, is ML-powered by default, so you can automate frequent interactions, understand customer sentiment, and authenticate callers to improve customer service. In this session, learn how Amazon Connect provides you with tools to start using ML within your contact center today.

      Speaker(s): Jim Rees, Principle WW Prod Apps Specialist, AWS
      Topic: Business Applications

      * On-demand only

      Embedding customer communications into applications

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: BSA203

      As businesses continue to transform, organizations everywhere want to stay connected to their customers, constituents, and patients. But rather than managing communications through separate and purpose-built experiences, AWS enables embedded audio, video, email, SMS, push notifications, and more through various communications services, including the Amazon Chime SDK and Amazon Pinpoint. In this session, hear how customers are thinking about use cases and scenarios, and learn how you can get started using Amazon communications developer services.
      Speaker(s): Jennie Tietema, Principal, Business Operations, AWS
      Topic: Business Applications

      * On-demand only

      Build for scale with Amazon DynamoDB developer features

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: DAT201

      Amazon DynamoDB offers a fully managed, multi-Region, and multi-active database that is enterprise-ready and serverless and delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. In this session, discover key developer-friendly features that help drive the most business impact, such as DynamoDB global tables that replicate data across any AWS Region of your choice. Learn how to activate the on-demand capacity mode to help manage costs when there are spikes in workloads. Also, use data-processing features, like exporting data to Amazon S3 and creating AWS Lambda event triggers, and integrate with AWS CloudFormation for ease of use.
      Speaker(s): Sean Shriver, Sr DynamoDB Specialist SA, AWS
      Topic: Databases

      * On-demand only

      Maximize database price performance with Aurora and Graviton2 instances

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: DAT202

      In this session, learn how to migrate your content delivery network (CDN) workloads to Amazon CloudFront. Come away with a better understanding of AWS edge service building blocks, migration FAQ answers, process guidelines, and best practices. Also learn how to use AWS edge compute (Lambda@Edge and CloudFront Functions) to implement the most common use cases (multi-origin selection/configuration, header manipulation, image management, URL rewrites/redirects, etc.). At the end of the session, stay for a step-by-step walkthrough showing you how to resize images on demand and optimize their delivery using Lambda@Edge and CloudFront Functions.
      Speaker(s): Nitesh Mehta, Senior Product Manager, RDS, AWS
      Topic: Databases

      * On-demand only

      Building serverless applications with infrastructure as code

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MAD201

      Many developers build their first serverless application in the AWS Lambda console. While great for learning, this is not a scalable method for building serverless applications. In this session, learn how to move from the console to the AWS SAM framework. See how to construct serverless applications that can be versioned and deployed repeatably across multiple environments. Learn how to develop, debug, and deploy your serverless applications with the command line. By the end of this session, understand how to start building a serverless application on your laptop and take it to production without leaving your favorite IDE.
      Speaker(s): Talia Nassi, Senior Developer Advocate, AWS
      Topic: Modern Applications - Containers & Serverless

      * On-demand only

    • I’m in DevOps

      About this track

      Developers are builders who imagine and invent the future. View sessions in this track to learn how AWS gives developers the power to unlock their potential, the tools to experiment without constraints, and the freedom to focus on their code.

      Murphy’s Laws for observability (sponsored by Splunk)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Splunk | SPO008-S

      Murphy’s Law states that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Within observability—data and monitoring focused on insights in our complex environments—this often feels like the case. But what specific laws apply, and what can we do when computers always side with the hidden flaw, you never run out of things that can go wrong, and availability is a function of time? This session highlights practices that can help you overcome these challenges. This presentation is brought to you by Splunk, an AWS Partner.

      Speaker(s): Dave McAllister, Senior Technical Evangelist, Splunk

      Transform your bug bash into an AWS BugBust

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM201

      Methods for identifying code quality issues are time-consuming, manual, and error-prone. While some organizations hold bug bashes where teams collaborate to manually find bugs and fix problematic code, these events have time constraints that make it challenging for even the most skilled and motivated developers to work together. Join this session to learn about AWS BugBust, the first global bug-busting challenge for developers to eliminate software bugs and save money for their organizations in a fun and engaging format. Learn how BugBust empowers developers to get code quality right in a uniform manner and enables them to celebrate their bug-bashing achievements.

      Speaker(s): Adnan Bilwani, Sr. Specialist Builders Experience, AWS

      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
      Get rolling with ML on AWS DeepRacer

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM203

      Developers, start your engines! This session provides developers of all skill levels an opportunity to get hands-on experience with AWS DeepRacer. Learn the basics of machine learning (ML) and reinforcement learning—an ML technique ideal for autonomous driving. In this session, you can build a reinforcement learning model and submit that model to the AWS DeepRacer League for a chance to win prizes and glory.
      Speaker(s): Naomi Teng, Innovation Program Manager, AWS
      Topic: DeepRacer
      Distributed DevOps

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: DOP201

      The DevOps industry has fundamentally changed over the last decade. Monolithic architectures have evolved into microservices. Applications are distributed on infrastructure across the globe. And an increasing number of companies are moving to a remote-first culture with engineers distributed as widely as applications. The technical environment and tooling ecosystem have changed radically from the original conditions in which DevOps was created. So, what’s next? In this session, learn about the next phase of DevOps—a distributed model that emphasizes swift development, observable systems, accountable engineers, and resilient applications.
      Speaker(s): Emily Freeman, Marketing Engineer, AWS
      Topic: Modern Application - DevOps
      Patterns for scalable security detections on AWS (sponsored by Datadog)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Datadog | SPO001-S

      Your business is inundated with logs. Every service produces log data in a different way. There are many answers to detection and response across log sources, but which one is the most scalable? This session explores the methods by which you can improve security through small modifications to your log structure. We use examples like AWS CloudTrail logs, which are often the sole source of truth when it comes to handling incidents. Come learn how, with a small amount of thought, purpose, and measurement, you can leverage the same fields in CloudTrail to improve detection and response across your cloud applications. This presentation is brought to you by Datadog, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Andrew J Krug, Technical Evangelist, Datadog; Justin Massey, Product Manager, Datadog

      What’s new in Amazon Managed Blockchain

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: BLC101

      Amazon Managed Blockchain is a fully managed service that makes it easy for you to create and manage scalable blockchain networks using popular open-source technologies. Blockchain technologies enable groups of organizations to securely transact and share data without a trusted central authority. This session showcases Managed Blockchain for Ethereum in addition to sharing blockchain benefits, discussing use cases, and doing a deep dive into capabilities and key innovations.

      Speaker(s): Emile Baizel, Sr Blockchain Architect, AWS

      Topic: Blockchain 

      Use AWS Application Cost Profiler to capture SaaS cost-per-tenant metrics

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: ISV301

      Capturing and analyzing tenant costs is essential to SaaS organizations, but teams often struggle to find an approach and model that allows them to successfully allocate tenant consumption of shared, multi-tenant resources. In this session, look at specific approaches that can be used to capture, aggregate, and allocate cost-per-tenant metrics in a SaaS environment. This includes looking at how AWS Application Cost Profiler can simplify your cost-per-tenant implementation. Leave this session with a clear picture of the strategies and mechanisms needed to create a mapping tenant consumption to actual infrastructure costs.
      Speaker(s): Tod Golding, Principal Partner SA, SaaS, AWS
      Topic: ISV
      Shift your ML model into overdrive with AWS DeepRacer analysis tools

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: AIM301

      Make your way from the middle of the pack to the top of the AWS DeepRacer podium! Building on the foundations of machine learning (ML) and AWS DeepRacer, this session helps extend your ML knowledge. It explores how human analysis of reinforcement learning through logs improves your model performance through trend identification and optimization to help you better prepare for the 2021 racing divisions.

      Speaker(s): Don Barber, Sr. Manager, SA, Strategic, AWS
      Topic: Front-End Web & Mobile

      * On-demand only

      How to implement compliance at scale with the Three Lines of Defense model

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: COP301

      Automation and simplicity are paramount to achieving compliance at scale. Using the Three Lines of Defense model, organizations can amplify compliance best practices by mapping AWS service capabilities to the management, oversight, and assurance of risk management. This session highlights how you can use AWS services to automate implementation, mitigate risk, and remediate nonconformance. Join this session to see in-depth demonstrations and learn where to download them for future reference from GitHub.
      Speaker(s): Andres Silva, Principal Solutions Architect- Management Tools, AWS; Craig Edwards, Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Cloud Operations

      * On-demand only

      GitOps: Managing infrastructure on AWS

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: DOP302

      PowerSchool’s support of both digital and paper-based assessments makes the company’s services available to many school districts that lack the infrastructure for digital testing. Scanning these paper-based assessments came at a cost of $15,000/month and resulted in 30 seconds per scan operation. By migrating to AWS and a serverless architecture using AWS Lambda and AWS Step Functions, PowerSchool reduced the monthly cost of this solution to $200/month and decreased the scan rate at peak load to 12 seconds. Join this session to learn how AWS has enabled PowerSchool to save 97.6 percent on operations expenses.
      Speaker(s): Richard Boyd, Sr. Advocate, AWS Developer Tools, AWS
      Topic: Modern Application - DevOps

      * On-demand only

      Modernizing your workloads with serverless, containers, and Amazon EFS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: STG201

      Serverless computing and containers enable you to be more agile while spending less time dealing with the security, scalability and availability of your applications. In this session, see how workloads like DevOps, content management systems (CMSs), AI/ML, and data science can benefit from containers and serverless computing, using Amazon EFS as a persistent, shared data layer. Amazon EFS is a simple, serverless, set-and-forget, elastic file system that lets you share file data without provisioning or managing storage. Leave the session with the information you need to get started modernizing your data-intensive workloads with serverless, containers, and Amazon EFS.
      Speaker(s): Abrar Hussain, Principal Product Manager, Amazon EFS, AWS
      Topic: Storage

      * On-demand only

    • I’m a data scientist

      About this track

      If you work to combine analytical, statistical, and mathematical skills to discover trends and insights in large sets of structured and unstructured data, this track will have a session for you.

      Build, train, and deploy ML models using Amazon SageMaker

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM205

      Amazon SageMaker helps data scientists and developers prepare, build, train, and deploy high-quality machine learning (ML) models quickly by bringing together a broad set of capabilities purpose-built for ML. SageMaker offers tools for every step of ML development, including labeling, data preparation, feature engineering, statistical bias detection, training, tuning, monitoring, and workflows. In this presentation, learn how these features work together and how to get started quickly with SageMaker.
      Speaker(s): Shelbee Eigenbrode, Principal AI/ML Specialist SA, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
      Implement MLOps practices with Amazon SageMaker

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: AIM303

      MLOps practices help data scientists and IT operations professionals collaborate and manage the production ML workflow, including data preparation and building, training, deploying, and monitoring models. This session explores the breadth of features in Amazon SageMaker that help you increase automation and improve the quality of your end-to-end workflows.
      Speaker(s): Mark Roy, Principal Machine Learning SA, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

      Accelerate your ML innovation with AWS ML infrastructure services

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: CMP304

      AWS offers the broadest and deepest portfolio of machine learning (ML) services and infrastructure, enabling developers to adopt machine learning at scale. From Amazon EC2 P4d instances that provide the highest performance for ML training to the lowest cost instances for inference in the cloud such as Amazon EC2 Inf1 instances, you can choose the compute infrastructure to best meet your performance and budget requirements. In this session, explore guidelines for ideal use cases for each instance, discuss benchmarks, and see a demo on initiating and scaling ML workloads in production.
      Speaker(s): Chetan Kapoor, Sr Manager Product Mgmt Tech, AWS
      Topic: EC2 Compute

      * On-demand only

      Scaling ML to the next level: Hosting thousands of models on SageMaker

      Level: 400 - Expert | Session ID: ISV401

      In this session, learn how to scale your ML inference using multi-model endpoints on Amazon SageMaker and take a deeper look into how it works. Hear some of the learnings and lessons from the field on how to optimize SageMaker multi-model endpoints to get the maximum performance and scale. In addition, hear from Zendesk, a customer service software company, about their high-scale machine learning. Zendesk uses SageMaker multi-model endpoints to host tens of thousands of models for AI capabilities like natural language processing and next-best-action recommendations while maintaining cost efficiency and low latency.
      Speaker(s): Syed Jaffry, Sr. Solutions Architect , AWS; Chaitanya Hazarey, Sr. ML Solution Architect, AWS; Chris Hausler, Head of Machine Learning, Zendesk

      Topic: ISV

      * On-demand only

      Accelerate space traffic management in the cloud

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS204

      There are over 250,000 pieces of space debris in low Earth orbit (LEO) large enough to destroy a satellite or spacecraft. Born-in-the-cloud technology company LeoLabs uses AWS to power its space traffic management platform, which tracks all active satellites and debris in LEO and warns satellite operators of potential collisions. Join this session for a demonstration of the platform and learn how LeoLabs has integrated AWS high performance computing (HPC), Amazon EC2, containers, and serverless computing into their end-to-end solution architecture to help space, scientific, defense, and intelligence agencies monitor and protect their most valuable space assets.
      Speaker(s): Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Aerospace Tech Leader, AWS; Dan Ceperley, CEO and Cofounder, LeoLabs
      Topic: Industry

      * On-demand only

    • I analyze data

      About this track

      AWS provides you with the easiest place to build data lakes with services that enable you to analyze your data with the broadest set of analytical approaches. Join this track to learn how easy it is to get started and drive valuable insight from your data.
      Analytics-based investigation & automated response (sponsored by Splunk)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Splunk | SPO007-S

      AWS and Splunk provide solutions to help detect, investigate, and respond to threats against critical workloads running in your AWS environments. Learn how Splunk Cloud, Splunk Security Operations Suite, and Splunk Mission Control work with key AWS security data sources to help provide the right visibility and response mechanisms to manage the security of your AWS workloads efficiently. This session dives into investigative use cases based on findings from AWS services, demonstrates automated response strategies that allow you to respond to security events identified in your Splunk environment, and shows how to achieve a unified security operation in the cloud with Splunk Mission Control. This presentation is brought to you by Splunk, an AWS Partner.
      Speaker(s): Wissam Ali-Ahmad, Lead Solutions Architect, Splunk
      FINRA's knowledge graphs improve regulatory investigations

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS203

      FINRA investigates financial violations, such as money laundering and insider trading, where involved parties go to great lengths to hide their trail in numerous, seemingly unrelated activities. FINRA has developed a solution to scan vast amounts of structured and unstructured data to intelligently extract and connect information about entities, activities, and events, and detect violations by uncovering the trail of evidence. Join this session to learn how FINRA uses Amazon Textract, Amazon Comprehend, and Neptune to identify entities, derive relationships, and display the connected web of intelligence to FINRA's regulatory staff at their fingertips.
      Speaker(s): Blayze Stefaniak, Solutions Architect, AWS; Saugata Chakraborty, Dmytro Dolgopolov, Senior Director, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
      Topic: Public Sector, Databases
      Designing an AWS Well Architected Framework for AI/ML

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: WPS301

      Artificial intelligence (AI and machine learning (ML) help organizations improve outcomes with automation, predictive insights, natural language interactions, and data-driven decision making. The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps cloud architects build secure and resilient infrastructure for their applications and workloads. In this white boarding session, walk through designing an ML application guided by the AWS Well Architected Framework’s five pillars: operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization.
      Speaker(s): Eric Greene, Lead AI/ML Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Public Sector, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
      Use AutoML to create high-quality models with just a few clicks

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM202

      In this session, learn how to use Amazon SageMaker Autopilot, an AutoML capability, to automatically build the best machine learning (ML) model based on your dataset. SageMaker Autopilot automatically trains and tunes hundreds of ML models and enables you to pick the best model for your use case, such as price prediction or text classification. You don’t need to have an expert background in ML to get started quickly. Come hear how you can simply provide your dataset, and SageMaker Autopilot takes care of the heavy lifting, including preparing features, testing algorithms, and optimizing hundreds of model parameters.
      Speaker(s): Kate Zimmerman, Sr. Mgr, ML Solutions Lab, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

      Delivering business intelligence at hyperscale

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: BIT102

      Data-driven decision-making is more important than ever in this age of remote work. An increasing number of users are investing in data transformation initiatives, including migrating data to the cloud, modernizing data warehouses, and building data lakes. But what about the last mile—connecting the dots for end users with dashboards and visualizations? Join this session to learn how Amazon QuickSight allows you to connect to your AWS data and quickly build interactive dashboards that can scale from tens to hundreds of thousands of users, while only paying for what you use and without managing any infrastructure.
      Speaker(s): Kareem Syed, Sr Product Manager, AWS
      Topic: Business Intelligence

      * On-demand only

      Build trustworthy ML detection and monitor bias

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: WPS302

      Join this whiteboarding session to understand the importance of monitoring and modifying your machine learning (ML) model to solve real-life problems. Learn how to increase transparency for stakeholders and customers with powerful bias detection and explainability features to derive outcomes. Deep dive into best practices for identifying bias and how Amazon SageMaker Clarify helps data scientists monitor production models then measure and explain model behaviors.
      Speaker(s): Aaron Sengstacken, Machine Learning Solutions Architect, AWS
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

    • I work with emerging tech

      About this track

      You work and experiment with some of the latest technologies out there (Robotics, Blockchain, IoT, Edge Computing, Quantum Technologies, and more), you are interested in building and testing disruptive and new implementations, services, and use cases, while expanding your knowledge and core coverage areas. Join this track to learn how AWS can help bring your big ideas to life and invent on behalf of your customers.

      Realize price-performance advantage for AI (sponsored by Intel)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: Intel | SPO006-S

      The demand for AI workloads increases worldwide, as do requirements for greater training efficiencies for both time and cost. In this session, you learn about Intel compute on AWS platforms, which help drive performance for AI needs with fast time-to-data insight. Hear from Intel and Habana about recently announced Amazon EC2 instances that include up to 8 Gaudi accelerators and deliver up to 40% better price-performance than current GPU-based EC2 instances for machine learning workloads. Also see how AI users in various industries are realizing the potential of Intel technology across use cases and business needs. This session is brought to you by Intel, an AWS Partner.

      Speaker(s): Akanksha Balani, Regional Alliance Head - Team AWS, APAC & Japan, Intel Corporation

      Applying AI to skin lesions diagnosis in telemedicine

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS101

      Join this session to learn how Albert Einstein Hospital partnered with the government of Sao Paulo to bring innovation to the Brazilian population. They developed and deployed a teledermatology solution supported by a deep learning algorithm to classify skin lesions and reduce waiting lines for a consultation. Come hear from Albert Einstein Hospital about the problem the city was facing, the technology solution, and the achievements. Then, discover from specialists how to deploy a similar solution in your own architecture using Amazon SageMaker.
      Speaker(s): Melissa Ravanini, Solutions Architect, AWS; Andre Pires dos Santos, IT & Digital Transformation Manager, Albert Einstein Hospital
      Topic: Public Sector

      New normal or not normal? Observability that will change the way you work (sponsored by Dynatrace)

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Dynatrace | SPO003-S

      Forget the “new normal.” It’s time for the “not normal,” where automated and intelligent observability can fully enable teams to work more efficiently and work with answers, not just data. In this session, learn best practices and hear valuable examples from organizations who are leading the way in applying artificial intelligence to cloud observability, enabling higher-quality software releases at scale. This presentation is brought to you by Dynatrace, an AWS Partner.

      Speaker(s): Dave Anderson, Digital Evangelist, Dynatrace; Sohan Maheshwar, Developer Advocate, AWS

      Build smart and easy-to-operate robots with AWS robotics

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: ROB201

      Building and operating autonomous robots requires a multidisciplinary team with specialized skills in nascent technology domains. AWS robotics solutions make it easier for robotics developers to build smart and easy-to-operate autonomous robots through integrations with AWS services, such as Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, and Fleet Hub for AWS IoT Device Management. In this session, use AWS robotics solutions to help securely and reliably connect your robots to emerging technology areas, such as ML, video streaming, data analytics, and fleet monitoring.
      Speaker(s): Vaibhav Phadnis, GTM Specialist, Robotics, AWS
      Topic: Robotics
      Bring the power of machine learning to your developer operations

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: AIM204

      As applications become increasingly distributed, developers need more automated practices to maintain application availability and reduce the time and effort spent detecting, debugging, and resolving operational issues. Join this session to learn how you can unlock machine learning–powered insights to automate code reviews, optimize performance for code in production, and improve application availability.
      Speaker(s): Nikunj Vaidya, Sr WW DevOps Specialist, AWS; Edwin Nikoi, Technical Manager, IT Consortium
      Topic: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

      * On-demand only

      The convergence of machine learning and high performance computing

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: CMP303

      In this session, learn how to use Amazon SageMaker Autopilot, an AutoML capability, to automatically build the best machine learning (ML) model based on your dataset. SageMaker Autopilot automatically trains and tunes hundreds of ML models and enables you to pick the best model for your use case, such as price prediction or text classification. You don’t need to have an expert background in ML to get started quickly. Come hear how you can simply provide your dataset, and SageMaker Autopilot takes care of the heavy lifting, including preparing features, testing algorithms, and optimizing hundreds of model parameters.
      Speaker(s): Kate Zimmerman, Sr. Mgr, ML Solutions Lab, AWS
      Topic: EC2 Compute

      * On-demand only

      A sneak peek into the future with quantum computing

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: IOT202

      In his tech predictions for 2021, Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, predicted this will be the year in which quantum computing starts to blossom. Amazon is powering this transformation by democratizing access to quantum hardware for developers through Amazon Braket. North America is at the forefront of this exciting field and is home to many quantum computing researchers and startups. In this session, hear how researchers, startups, and enterprises are using Amazon Braket to advance the field of quantum computing with new science, applications, and algorithms.
      Speaker(s): Michael Brett, Principal Specialist Amazon Braket, AWS
      Topic: IoT

      * On-demand only

      AWS powers edge-to-cloud solutions

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: IOT203

      AWS edge solutions provide infrastructure and software that deliver data processing, analysis, and storage as close to the endpoint where data is generated as required by customers. In this session, learn how AWS customers and partners are innovating with purpose-built edge capabilities to accelerate design, optimize operations, and transform their businesses.
      Speaker(s): Bill Vass, VP of Technology, AWS
      Topic: IoT

      * On-demand only

      Accelerate space traffic management in the cloud

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS204

      There are over 250,000 pieces of space debris in low Earth orbit (LEO) large enough to destroy a satellite or spacecraft. Born-in-the-cloud technology company LeoLabs uses AWS to power its space traffic management platform, which tracks all active satellites and debris in LEO and warns satellite operators of potential collisions. Join this session for a demonstration of the platform and learn how LeoLabs has integrated AWS high performance computing (HPC), Amazon EC2, containers, and serverless computing into their end-to-end solution architecture to help space, scientific, defense, and intelligence agencies monitor and protect their most valuable space assets.
      Speaker(s): Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Aerospace Tech Leader, AWS; Dan Ceperley, CEO and Cofounder, LeoLabs
      Topic: Public Sector, Industry

      * On-demand only

    • I’m in InfoSec

      About this track

      Security is our top priority at AWS. Join the InfoSec track for guidance on how to improve security and reduce risk at all phases of your cloud adoption journey. With a focus on security best practice, these sessions will help you move fast and stay secure.
      Layering AWS security services to automate incident response

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: SEC301

      High-performance security operations and IT teams are always looking to improve efficiency. Creating an architecture that includes continuous security monitoring and allows for increasing the automation of incident response can help your team reach your efficiency goals. In this session, learn how AWS security services can be layered together to scale posture assessments and aggregate security findings that are used to trigger workflows and automate actions that remediate resources when they deviate from policy or demonstrate anomalous behaviors. Security services discussed in this session include Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, and Amazon Detective.
      Speaker(s): Himanshu Verma, Worldwide Security Specialist, AWS

      Topic: Security

      Automate security for FedRAMP compliance in the cloud (sponsored by Datadog)

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: Datadog | SPO002-S

      FedRAMP compliance for a software as a service (SaaS) vendor can be challenging at scale. One way to increase your security effort is to use cloud-native technology. Using technologies like AWS Lambda and event-driven design patterns can help you meet and exceed compliance baselines. Join this session to hear about Datadog’s unique solutions for securing data and to learn how they maintain compliance and safeguard data on top of their 100% cloud-native architecture. This presentation is brought to you by Datadog, an AWS Partner.

      Speaker(s): Phil Shea, Information Security Advisor, Federal Programs, Datadog; David Huie, Security Platform Team Lead, Datadog

      Network and application protection on AWS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: SEC202

      In this session, get an overview of the latest developments in network and application protection on AWS. Learn about how AWS security services, such as AWS Firewall Manager, AWS Network Firewall, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF, provide a fine-grained security policy at every network control point for AWS accounts and workloads.
      Speaker(s): Justin Kurpius, WW Security Specialist, AWS

      Topic: Security

      * On-demand only

      One EdTech’s journey to transforming its security practices

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS205

      In this session, get an overview of the latest developments in network and application protection on AWS. Learn about how AWS security services, such as AWS Firewall Manager, AWS Network Firewall, AWS Shield, and AWS WAF, provide a fine-grained security policy at every network control point for AWS accounts and workloads.
      Speaker(s): Diego Magalhães, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS; Alex Dougherty, Sr. Mgr. Information Security, D2L
      Topic: Public Sector, Security Identity & Compliance

      * On-demand only

      Use lessons learned from the field to build for security

      Level: 300 - Advanced | Session ID: WPS303

      Join this session to hear common security mistakes and learn how to fix them. Discover the differences between an AWS KMS, a custom master key (CMK), and a service-backed AWS KMS key, as well as why these differences are important. Learn to avoid common errors, such as enabling GuardDuty but forgetting to set up monitoring and alerting. This session will help you understand how to use AWS best practices and get answers to your AWS security questions.

      Speaker(s): Brad Dispensa, Principle Security and Compliance Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

      Topic: Security

      * On-demand only

    • I’m new to the cloud

      About this track

      Getting started in the cloud can help you achieve your business goals. Whether you’re trying to reach new customers, gain audience insights, streamline your operations, or make your IT environment more secure, this track will help small and medium businesses through to enterprise organizations accelerate.
      Plan for a resilient tomorrow

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS103

      From data lakes and analytics to predictive modeling, ML, cybersecurity, and storage, learn more about how organizations are using AWS today to transform their infrastructure, data, and mission-critical apps to be more resilient for the disasters and crises of tomorrow. Join us to dive deep on cloud readiness and learn how organizations running on AWS improve their access to critical information and systems for business continuity, response planning and resource allocation, and situational awareness for more nimble decision making.

      Speaker(s): Grace Kitzmiller, Solutions Lead, Disaster Response and Social Impact, AWS; Lic. Alejandro Muguerza Limón, National Fundraising Director, Mexican Red Cross; Mary Rocheleau, Senior Technical Program Manager, Mercy Corps

      Topic: Public Sector, Storage
      Reimagining digital services to improve customer experience

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS104

      If you’re seeking practical advice on transforming how your organization delivers services to customers or constituents, join this session to learn from the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training’s transformation. See how and why Rhode Island moved away from legacy approaches to technology and how it leveraged the cloud, agile development, and user-centered design to effectively respond to the massive surge in demand for unemployment benefits. Learn how, using these approaches, Rhode Island was a national leader in delivering timely benefits to in-need Rhode Island residents during the economic shock caused by COVID-19.

      Speaker(s): Casey Burns, Health and Human Services Leader, AWS; Abby McQuade, Chief Innovation Officer, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

      Topic: Public Sector
      Building a plane in flight to immunize a province during a pandemic

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS105

      Tasked with implementing a province-wide COVID-19 vaccine management solution, British Columbia agencies needed to integrate multiple stakeholders, partners, platforms and health authorities. The journey was full of altered flight paths, powerful teamwork and, at times, stressful turbulence—all while building the proverbial plane in flight. Learn packing tips, as well as travel experiences, and identify some future destinations from lessons learned. Discover the benefits cloud-hosted solutions provided. For example, they used Amazon Pinpoint to communicate with citizens by text message while reducing costs and leveraging the AWS Canadian Region.
      Speaker(s): Erin O'Halloran, CANPS/LCC Healthcare Enterprise Account Manager - Western Canada, AWS; Shannon Malovec, Chief Digital Innovation Officer, Provincial Health Services Authority; Corrie Barclay, Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector IMIT Division, Ministry of Health for BC., Ministry of Health
      Topic: Public Sector
      Using the cloud to reach your digital potential

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: ENT101

      The cloud is driving deep changes in how enterprises use technology to create competitive advantages. By shortening delivery and feedback cycles for IT capabilities, enterprises can use the cloud to grow revenue, survive (and even create) disruption, control costs, and manage risks. This session outlines the challenges enterprises face in search of business agility and innovation and provides a view into how Amazon organizes for agility.
      Speaker(s): Miriam McLemore, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Evangelism, AWS
      Topic: Enterprise (Digital Transformation)
      Disruption and reinvention of media and entertainment

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: MDS101

      The media and entertainment (M&E) industry is experiencing a massive and accelerating transformation as organizations of all types turn to media to keep their customers engaged. Hear how some of the largest M&E companies are innovating and modernizing their workloads using the newest AWS services and partner offerings. Also hear key trends as well as takeaways from the M&E industry that can help those looking to add, or expand, media to their supply chain adapt and thrive in the rapidly evolving marketplace.
      Speaker(s): Eric Iversen, CTO, M&E, AWS
      Topic: Media Solutions
      State and local governments innovate using the cloud

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS102

      State and local governments are transforming how they engage with citizens and are becoming more resilient with the help of the cloud. Hear from the state of Utah about their journey to the AWS Cloud and how they innovated their government culture along the way. Then learn from King County about how they used Amazon Connect to enhance the citizen experience through an omnichannel platform.

      Speaker(s): Morgan Reed, Executive Government Advisor, AWS; Mike Hussey, Former CIO, State of Utah; Tanya Hannah, CIO, King County, WA

      Topic: Public Sector, Migrations

      * On-demand only

      Powered by purpose: Imagine Grant winners

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: WPS106

      Nonprofit organizations provide vital services for our communities, filling the gaps where government and private sector resources fall short. As this responsibility increases, nonprofits need to do more with less. To achieve increased impact and scale as needs rise at unprecedented rates, nonprofits have to prioritize digital transformation amid competing priorities for their organization. Learn from a panel of three leading nonprofit CEOs from Breastcancer.org, Creative Commons, and Code of Support Foundation, who will discuss why the cloud is critical to their mission delivery, how they worked backwards from their end beneficiaries to design their technology solutions, and what steps they took to prioritize IT innovation in a resource-constrained landscape.

      Speaker(s): Lauren Stovall, Senior Manager, NPO Programs, AWS; Hope Wohl, CEO, Breastcancer.org; Kristina Kaufmann, CEO, Code of Support Foundation; Catherine Stihler, CEO, Creative Commons

      Topic: Public Sector

      * On-demand only

      Build cloud skills for the digital economy

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: WPS207

      Join this session to hear from the El Salvador Minister of Economy on how they collaborated with AWS to create the Cloud Skills for El Salvador initiative. This initiative trained more than 3,000 young people who were studying at home, inspiring them to explore entrepreneurship and build in-demand skills. Learn about the programs used by Cloud Skills for El Salvador, including AWS Educate and AWS Academy, and see how they support learners and educators.
      Speaker(s): Hilary Foster, Education Programs Lead, LCC, AWS; María Luisa Hayem Brevé, Ministerio de Economía de El Salvador, Government of El Salvador
      Topic: Public Sector

      * On-demand only

    • I'm a technical business leader

      About this track

      You make challenging decisions that impact how the company operates, and you determine outcomes that best benefit the company, your employees, and customers. This track will help you discover how AWS helps you accelerate your transformations to meet your business objectives.
      Differentiation through innovation

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: EXC101

      The acceleration of technology change is disrupting all industries and provides an opportunity for organizations of any size to truly differentiate their businesses through innovation. In this session, learn how many customers are innovating on AWS to differentiate their businesses by improving the pace of innovation, going to market faster, creating new products, and scaling innovative ideas globally to stay ahead of changing business needs.
      Speaker(s): Ishit Vachhrajani, Enterprise Strategist, AWS
      Topic: Enterprise (Digital Transformation)
      Transforming culture: Enable a competitive advantage

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: EXC201

      CIOs who are close to their businesses can empower business outcomes by effectively using technology and driving the development of a successful business strategy powered by technology. CIOs and their leadership teams must have a deep understanding of business priorities to form a vision of what technology can do and the value it can drive. In this session, learn the power of creating a collaborative partnership between CIOs and other business leaders.
      Speaker(s): Miriam McLemore, Director, Enterprise Strategy & Evangelism, AWS
      Topic: Migrations
      Getting traction on your digital transformation

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: EXC203

      Tasked with implementing a province-wide COVID-19 vaccine management solution, British Columbia agencies needed to integrate multiple stakeholders, partners, platforms and health authorities. The journey was full of altered flight paths, powerful teamwork and, at times, stressful turbulence—all while building the proverbial plane in flight. Learn packing tips, as well as travel experiences, and identify some future destinations from lessons learned. Discover the benefits cloud-hosted solutions provided. For example, they used Amazon Pinpoint to communicate with citizens by text message while reducing costs and leveraging the AWS Canadian Region.
      Speaker(s): Mark Schwartz, Director, Enterprise Strategy, AWS
      Topic: Enterprise (Digital Transformation)
      Amazon’s approach to sustainability

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: EXC204

      This session shares Amazon’s approach to innovation, culture, and mechanisms and our peculiar ways of making decisions at speed and scale. Hear how the customer, and Amazon’s customer obsession, can make anything possible, particularly in the area of sustainability and climate change. This session provides an overview of The Climate Pledge and Amazon’s commitment to sustainability and explores how we can help make the changes that are so urgently required in business and society to address some of the most pressing environmental issues.
      Speaker(s): Neil Harris, Principal Sustainability BDM, AWS; Sarah Sleyman, AWS Sustainability BDM, AWS
      Topic: Industry
      Promote diversity and inclusion through nontraditional tech career paths

      Level: 100 - Introductory | Session ID: IDE101

      The path to a successful career in technology does not always start from a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Join this executive panel discussion to hear about alternative career paths that not only close the opportunity gap to careers in technology but also promote inclusion and diversity. Panelists include Inclusion and Diversity Strategic Advisor Julie Elberfeld, current Sr. Advisor at Opportunity@Work and former Fortune 100 financial services CIO, and Christine Stoffel-Moffett, Head of Enterprise Technology at NASCAR and CEO of Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT).
      Speaker(s): Esther F. Mendez, WW Partner Business Development Lead - Banking & Payments, AWS; Julie Elberfeld, Opportunity@Work Sr. Advisor, DEI Consultant and former F100 CIO; Christine Stoffel-Moffett, VP Enterprise Technology at NASCAR and Founder & CEO of SEAT (Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology)

      Topic: Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity

    • I’m an AWS Partner

      About this track

      This track helps AWS Partners navigate their journey within the AWS Partner Network (APN). Learn how you can help build, market, and sell your AWS-based offerings, and how to leverage AWS technologies to serve your customers’ needs.
      MAP 2.0: How AWS SI and ISV Partners can use the updated MAP program

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: PBS202

      Based on direct feedback from AWS Partners, we’ve redesigned the Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) and launched MAP 2.0. In this session, see how you can take advantage of the new program, along with AWS resources, to get up to speed quickly, evolve consulting practices, build out tool and technology offerings, and use AWS migration methodologies successfully. With MAP 2.0, you can drive projects, providing insightful data and successful customer experiences that lead to faster cloud adoption.

      Speaker(s): Ivan Coimbra, Sr. Partner SA, AWS

      Topic: Migrations

      * On-demand only

      Accelerate migrations with the ISV Workload Migration Program

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: PBS204

      The AWS ISV Workload Migration Program (WMP) helps AWS ISV Partners migrate customers that are using on-premises versions of their products to cloud-based solutions in a repeatable and scalable manner. In this session, learn how the WMP team works closely with AWS ISV Partners to build migration best practices and drive scale via automation and programmatic go-to-market support.

      Speaker(s): Ivan Coimbra, Sr. Partner SA, AWS

      Topic: ISV

      * On-demand only

      How to sell in AWS Marketplace

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: PBS205

      In this session, see how to list your software product in AWS Marketplace. Also, learn how to reach new customers and decrease the time it takes to close transactions using AWS Marketplace.
      Speaker(s): Matt Girdharry, WW Leader, DevOps/Sec Cat, AWS
      Topic: Marketplace

      * On-demand only

      How to deliver effective customer workshops and webinars virtually

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: PBS206

      In this session, see how to list your software product in AWS Marketplace. Also, learn how to reach new customers and decrease the time it takes to close transactions using AWS Marketplace.
      Speaker(s): Matt Girdharry, WW Leader, DevOps/Sec Cat, AWS
      Topic: Buisness Intelligence

      * On-demand only

    • I’m a sys admin

      About this track

      Administrators implement, manage, and maintain systems to ensure they remain up and running at all times. Sessions in this track will provide you with information and practical skills to improve operational excellence, compliance, and automation.
      Migrating Microsoft workloads to AWS

      Level: 200 - Intermediate | Session ID: MRG202

      This session introduces the holistic journey of migrating your Microsoft workloads to AWS. It covers common customer migration patterns for Microsoft workloads, including migrating Microsoft Active Directory, SQL, and .NET. To help you succeed in your migration journey, this session highlights key migration services and tools, such as AWS Database Migration Service (AWS DMS), AWS Application Migration Service, and the AWS End-of-Support Migration Program, and it closes with a demonstration of a migration tool.
      Speaker(s): Siavash Iran, Principal, AWS SA, MSFT Tech, AWS; Jerroll Harewood, Sr Microsoft Specialist SA, AWS

      Topic: Migrations

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    Public Sector Sessions

    Government, education, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations face unique challenges to accomplish complex missions with limited resources. Hear how public sector organizations have used the power and speed of AWS to serve citizens more effectively, achieve scientific breakthroughs, reimagine space exploration and satellite operations, reach broader constituents, and put more of their time and resources into their core missions.

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    AWS Jam Lounge

    Put your knowledge to the test. Complete challenges that emulate AWS use cases across a variety of subject matter. 

    Compete for the coveted top place on the leaderboard as you develop, enhance, and validate your skill set in the AWS cloud through real-world problem solving.

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    Virtual Workshops

    Get live, interactive training by attending one or more of the planned virtual workshops. We designed these interactive learning opportunities to help you learn something new and sharpen your existing AWS skills so you can walk away with tangible competencies to take back to your organization.

    Please note separate registrations are required for the virtual workshops.

    Build a scalable lake house architecture using Amazon Redshift data sharing

    9:00AM – 11:00AM PDT

    Redact columns in Amazon S3 as needed using S3 Object Lambda

    9:00AM – 11:00AM PDT

    Purpose-built database 

    11:00AM – 1:00PM PDT

    Manage your sensitive credentials in AWS Secrets Manager

    11:00AM – 1:00PM PDT

    Build a CI/CD pipeline for blue/green deployments to Amazon EKS

    1:00PM – 3:00PM PDT

    Build and deploy web applications with AWS App Runner

    1:00PM – 3:00PM PDT

    Deep dive on AWS Graviton2-based EC2 instances

    3:00PM – 5:00PM PDT

    Solving natural language processing problems with Amazon SageMaker

    3:00PM – 5:00PM PDT

  • Aug 26, 2021: Partner Solutions Day
  • Partner Solutions Day

    Thursday - August 26, 2021

    What to expect?

    Find leading cloud technology providers and consultants who can help you get the most out of the AWS products, services, and solutions in the Cloud. AWS Partners are uniquely positioned to help you accelerate your journey to the cloud and take full advantage of all that AWS has to offer.
     
    Discover and connect with AWS Partners, watch breakout sessions and demos. Claim sponsor swag, learn about partner contests and giveaways, and get your questions answered by technology experts.
     
    Join the Partner Solutions Day and find the right partner to help you identify solutions, build, deploy, or migrate to AWS.

    Agenda

    9:00AM PDT: AWS Partner Solutions Day opens
    9:00AM – 5:00PM PDT: Sessions on-demand
    9:00AM – 5:00PM PDT: AWS Jam Lounge

    Sessions

    Attend both 30-minute breakout and 10-minute Demo sessions. Partner Solutions Day sessions will be available on-demand, along with additional on-demand only content for you to explore at your own pace.

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    AWS Jam Lounge

    Put your knowledge to the test. Complete challenges that emulate AWS use cases across a variety of subject matter. 

    Compete for the coveted top place on the leaderboard as you develop, enhance, and validate your skill set in the AWS cloud through real-world problem solving.

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.
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Swami Sivasubramanian
Vice President, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services

Swami Sivasubramanian is Vice President at AWS in charge of all Amazon AI and machine learning services. His team’s mission is “to put machine learning capabilities in the hands of every developer and data scientist.” Swami and the AWS AI and ML organization work on all aspects of machine learning, from ML frameworks (TensorFlow, Apache MXNet, and PyTorch) and infrastructure, to Amazon SageMaker (an end-to-end service for building, training, and deploying ML models in the cloud and at the edge), and finally AI services (Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate, Amazon Personalize, Amazon Forecast, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Textract, Amazon Lex, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Kendra, etc.) that make it easier for app developers to incorporate ML into their apps with no ML experience required.

Previously, Swami managed AWS’s NoSQL and big data services. He managed the engineering, product management, and operations for AWS database services that are the foundational building blocks for AWS: Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache (in-memory engines), Amazon QuickSight, and a few other big data services in the works. Swami has been awarded more than 250 patents, authored 40 referred scientific papers and journals, and participates in several academic circles and conferences.

Tim Tomlinson, Chief Product Officer, Blackboard

Tim serves as Blackboard’s Chief Product Officer. In this role, he is responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the company’s innovative and comprehensive product portfolio, and for providing a world-class support experience to Blackboard clients. Tim has more than twenty years of experience engineering technology solutions and leading software development projects and teams. Previously, he was Blackboard’s Vice President of Product Development, where his responsibilities spanned leadership of open source services from Blackboard Open LMS, Blackboard’s Analytics product portfolio, solutions for K-12 Community Engagement, and most recently, Blackboard Learn. In that role, he established a new Cloud Services Product Development team in 2012 and spearheaded the company’s first steps on the path to embracing SaaS and public Cloud technologies. Prior to joining Blackboard in 2009, Tim served as Director of Software Development for ANGEL Learning. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Technical Advisory Board for the IMS Global Learning Consortium. Tim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute. As a first-generation college graduate and a father of three, Tim has both a professional and a personal devotion to the furtherance of education as a pathway to expanded opportunity and personal development.

Wendy Shepperd, Global Vice President, Engineering at New Relic

Wendy Shepperd, GVP Engineering, leads product development for the New Relic Telemetry Data Platform, the leading SaaS multi-tenant observability platform used by tens of thousands of engineers to build and operate more perfect software for their customers. She also oversees global infrastructure, architecture, managed services, and engineering operations for New Relic.

Having worked with a variety of organizations from start-ups to billion-dollar companies, Wendy brings a unique perspective on what works well for different types of situations and at different stages of growth. She loves growing leaders and building winning teams that execute with precision. Currently leading her fourth multi-million dollar cloud migration, Wendy has developed deep expertise and a fair amount of scar tissue around the many aspects of complex platform migrations in large scale environments. She enjoys collaborating with others to share the highs and lows that engineering leaders face on a daily basis.

Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, AWS

Max Peterson is the vice president for the AWS worldwide public sector. With over thirty years of public sector experience, Peterson is passionate about the power of cloud computing to drive digital transformation and achieve mission outcomes across government, education, and nonprofit sectors. Today, over 7,500 government agencies, over 14,000 academic institutions, and over 35,000 nonprofit organizations in more than 190 countries and territories use AWS.

Dr. Mónica Ospina Londoño, Director, Colombian Institute for Educational Assessment and Evaluation (ICFES)

Mónica Ospina is the director of ICFES. She was a member of the ICFES Research Advisory Committee prior to taking on this role. Her research and academic work focus on the impact of educational policies on evaluation, social development, educational innovation, and environmental economics. Previously, Ospina worked as a professor and researcher in the economics department of EAFIT University in Colombia. She also previously worked as a consultant in education assessment and evaluation for the Colombian Ministry of Education, the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Development Research Centre, the Medellin Mayor’s Office, and other nonprofit organizations.

Venkat Jegadeesan, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Venkat Jegadeesan is the CTO for BIDMC, a part of the Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH) system. He is responsible for providing vision and leadership to develop and implement innovative technologies that improve hospital operations and provider and patient experiences. Prior to joining BIDMC, Jegadeesan led the technology office for Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS). While at EOHHS, Jegadeesan led several major efforts including the development of the State’s Health Information Exchange (Mass HIWay) and cloud initiatives for Virtual Gateway, a single access point for a variety of Health and Human Services programs.

Simon Bates, Associate Provost, Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Simon Bates is the associate provost of Teaching and Learning at UBC. He is responsible for providing teaching, learning, and technology support to faculty and departments across undergraduate, graduate and lifelong learning at UBC. Bates contributes to UBC’s digital innovation ecosystem through the UBC AWS Cloud Innovation Centre (CIC). He is also a tenured professor of teaching in the physics and astronomy department and has been since 2012. Bates previously served as academic director of UBC’s Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, a central academic support unit of nearly 100 staff where he oversaw the provision of academic support services to the teaching and learning community.

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Learn from AWS experts to accelerate your cloud journey and deep dive into architecture and code. Based on your business needs and technical expertise, build your own agenda from a broad range of topics: machine learning, migration, data and analytics, enterprise, DevOps and more.

Experiential Zone
Dive deep into architectures and technical stacks, learn how AWS experts have helped solve real-world problems for organizations in industries, and walk away with the ability to implement these or similar solutions in your own organization.

Ask an AWS Expert
Visit the Ask an AWS Expert page to get your questions answered by AWS Solutions Architects and Technical Field Community members. 

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Practice building your AWS skills right here, right now with the Training and Certification Zone. Learn from a series of labs and express training courses. Or chat with our experts online to understand how to get started, get certified, and build your own learning path moving forward.​

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Compete for prizes and meet fellow machine learning enthusiasts, online. Racers will have the opportunity to join the DeepRacer online workshop and have a 1-to-1 chat with our machine-learning experts.