AWS Summit Online - Americas | Innovation Day
For leaders looking to 'Rethink Possible' in business.

Join Innovation Day at AWS Summit Online - Americas

The AWS Summit Online kicks off with Innovation Day, 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.

 Why attend?

As the pace of change accelerates, Industry leaders across the globe are looking for ways to innovate at speed. Our Innovation Day keynote speakers will share stories on how they combine technology with people, process, and culture to solve the big issues and build resilient, future-proof businesses for today and the next generation.

 Who should attend?

This event is for leaders who want to equip themselves with the knowledge and mindset to drive change and accelerate innovation. You could be a Head of Strategy, Marketing Leader, CIO/Head of IT, CTO, Head of Supply Chain Operations, Start Up Founder or even a CEO. Whatever your job title, what we have in common is an ambition to use technology to innovate and solve real customer problems and drive business results.

Keynote themes

Innovation is the 'Never Normal'
Innovation is the 'Never Normal'

Innovation is the Never Normal. In 2020 the phrase ‘never normal’ became common – a theme we can expect to see continue in 2021.

Live, Work and Play from Anywhere
Live, Work and Play from Anywhere

The pandemic has changed the roles of cities and offices, ideas about travel and delivery, and attitudes towards online education.

Building a Sustainable Planet
Building a Sustainable Planet

New data and insights reveal how to manage the changing climate – on earth, in our oceans, and in space.

Health and Wellness
Health and Wellness

Technology can improve the accessibility of health services, and plays a critical role in the understanding and prevention of disease.

The Space Economy
The Space Economy

With lower launch costs and greater public interest the space economy will be worth more than $1 trillion by 2040.

Keynote Speakers

From building habitable space destinations to enabling safe travel after COVID-19 to using drones at the front line of the battle against malaria, AI and ML technology innovation is transforming the way we will live, work, and play in the future. Join speakers from Blue Origin, Woven Planet Holdings, Marut Drones, Bundesliga, Redwire Space, Boom Supersonic, Affinidi, and Amazon to learn how technology is helping these leaders rethink what’s possible.
Dr. Michelle Dickinson
Olivier Klein
Christian Seifert
Dr James Kuffner
Ariane Cornell
Blake Scholl
Sally Fouts
Andrew Rush
Glenn Gore
Prem Kumar Vislawath
Tom Soderstrom
In addition to the Innovation Day keynote, we are featuring sessions that will help you understand Amazon’s approach to innovation and take you inside an Amazon Fulfillment Center to see how this has helped us deliver unprecedented scale and hyper speed for customers.
  • Amazon’s approach to innovation starts with the customer, and works backwards from there. Its strategic framework is comprised of four, interdependent elements: a defined culture of innovation, mechanisms to support it at speed and scale, a robust technology architecture, and an organizing structure that empowers teams to focus relentlessly on the needs of their customers. This session aims to inspire and inform leaders who are embarking on their own innovation journey.
  • Amazon strives to maintain a Day 1 culture and operating model that is curious and customer-obsessed, embraces new trends, and supports high-quality decision-making at speed. In this session, Phil Le-Brun, AWS Enterprise Strategist and former Senior Technology Leader at McDonald’s Corporation, explores how business leaders can instill the skillset, toolset, and mindset needed to build a more agile and innovative organization.

  • Learn how agile technology is powering the latest concept in manufacturing, Industry 4.0, through the development of smart production, product, and demand forecasting models. This session includes a virtual tour of an Amazon fulfillment center, where you’ll get deeper insight into how Amazon uses technology to optimize its supply chain network and delivery operations.

Timing & Location

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 | Online 


 09:00 - 15:15


 10:00 - 16:15

Cape Town

 10:00 - 16:15


 11:00 - 17:15


 12:00 - 18:15

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