AWS Summit Online Australia & New Zealand
 13 MAY, 2020 - 9:00AM (AEST)

Tune in to AWS Summit Online on Wednesday 13 May 2020 and learn how cloud technology can help your business to lower costs, improve efficiency, and innovate at scale.

This virtual event is designed to educate you about the skills needed to design, 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 are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Summit Online Australia & New Zealand.

What to Expect

Keynote
Keynote
Educational Sessions
Educational Sessions
Builders Zone and more
Builders' Zone & more
Live Chat
Live Chat
Deepracer League
AWS DeepRacer League
Resource Centre
Resource Centre
Getting Started with AWS
Getting Started with AWS
AI & Machine Learning
AI & Machine Learning
Big Data & Analytics
Big Data & Analytics
Containers
Containers
Innovation
Innovation
Serverless
Serverless
Migration & Modernisation
Migration & Modernisation
Security
Security
Dr. Werner Vogels
Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com

Dr. Werner Vogels is Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com, where he is responsible for driving the company's customer-centric technology vision.

As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Vogels joined Amazon in 2004 from Cornell University, where he was a distributed systems researcher. He has held technology leadership positions in companies that handle the transition of academic technology into industry. Vogels holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and has authored many articles on distributed systems technologies for enterprise computing.

Agenda & Session Description

To help you get the most out of your AWS Summit Online experience we have curated our content to cover a broad range of topics and technical depth. Key topics you can learn about are artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and analytics, security, building on AWS, migration and modernisation, and operations and optimisation. 

9:00am Expo opens
9:30am Opening keynote 
10:30am Breakout sessions (see below) 
2:45pm Closing keynote
  • Transform
  • Analyse
  • Build
  • Operate
  • Secure
  • Interact
  • AWSome Day
  • Transform
  • Want to migrate so you can modernise faster? Join the Transform track where we will show you how to get started with your projects through planning, migration, education, and innovation, and deliver an improved customer experience. 

    45 mins

    A newbies guide to getting started with AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

    Moving to the cloud helps businesses lower the cost of IT, increase agility, and deliver new products and services to gain more customers. It can also help to improve security and reduce business risk. But where do you start? This session provides an overview of the AWS Cloud offerings, considerations when moving to the cloud, basic AWS solutions, and next steps to help you get started quickly.

       
    45 mins

    Mastering your data journey one step at a time (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    You’ve decided to move your data to the cloud, but how do you do that while allowing the right people across your business to access it? This session shows how you can migrate your data and build a single secure data lake with the right permissions for different users. Once you’ve made the data available, we show you how to gradually leverage higher-level AWS services to build different use cases for data exploration. We also show you how it is possible to leverage machine learning to obtain valuable business insights along the way.

       
    30 mins

    Create an environment to accelerate transformation and unlock innovation (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    Transformation is a common theme for enterprises adopting the cloud. But in order to realise the benefits that the cloud has to offer, your workforce needs the type of skills and experience that take time to build. In this session, learn what you can do to provide your workforce with an environment that enables transformation, and discover how other organisations have worked with the AWS Skills Guild to produce an agile and innovative community of builders to accelerate their journey to cloud.

       
    30 mins

    Enterprise cloud migration meets application containerisation on AWS (Level 300 - Advanced)

    In this session, learn how to build your application migration framework and pipelines centering on containerisation. We show you how to assess and qualify your applications, build and refine your landing zones, create specific security baselines, and create migration pipelines leveraging Amazon ECR and Amazon EKS, two services that are part of the AWS container management portfolio.

       
    30 mins

    Transform with Microsoft on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    According to IDC, nearly 60 percent of Windows servers in the public cloud run on AWS. In this session, you learn how to run Microsoft solutions on AWS, hear about key innovations, learn how to optimise licensing, and learn how to reduce end-of-support risk for Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. Come hear how leveraging these services for Microsoft on AWS can help you free up time to focus on transforming your workloads.

       
    30 mins

    Accelerate and simplify your data migration journey to AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    The prospect of moving data at-scale to the cloud can be daunting. What are the simple, repeatable, and efficient data migration mechanisms to migrate your data? In this session, we will cover the different AWS solutions available to help you simplify and accelerate your data migration journey. Learn how to make the best choices when moving your data in both online and offline scenarios.

       
  • Analyse
  • A data driven organisation leverages democratised data platforms to drive hyper-personalisation, build better products and customer experiences, and make higher quality business decisions and predictions in (near) real time. Join the Analyse track and learn how to leverage modern data platforms to support these business outcomes.

    45 mins

    Activating data as a strategic asset (Level 100 - Introductory)

    The promise of the data-driven organisation is to leverage democratised data platforms infused with ML to drive better decision making, build better products, and deliver personalised customer experiences. While the latest technologies and industry-leading skills are key components of any data, analytics, and AI strategy, many organisations are not addressing the organisational and cultural challenges of becoming data-driven. 

       
    45 mins

    Harnessing the full potential of IoT data with AWS IoT and Analytics Services (Level 300 - Advanced)

    If you knew the state of everything and could reason on top of that data, what problems could you solve? IoT data helps companies shift how they do business, improve product innovation, and impact customer experience. In this session, learn how AWS IoT helps organisations operate more intelligently by ingesting data from industrial and consumer products and modeling these assets using AWS IoT SiteWise. Also learn how to use analytics services, such as AWS Lake Formation, Amazon Redshift, and Amazon QuickSight, to unlock value from IoT data, gain insights, and drive innovation.

       
    30 mins

    A path to event sourcing with Amazon MSK (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Event sourcing is an exciting pattern for thinking differently about how to process and store data. With Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK), it’s now even easier for development teams to run and operate applications that are built around event sourcing patterns. In this session, we demonstrate a Java-based personal banking website that uses Amazon MSK, AWS Fargate, and Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES) to process data using event sourcing with eventual consistency. We explore the code and review some of the operational characteristics in the AWS Management Console.

       
    30 mins

    An introduction to data driven customer engagement (Level 100 - Introductory)

    A customer engagement strategy is vital to business performance, and using AWS can help you create a unique experience for customers engaging with your organisation. This session provides an overview of the AWS customer experience services. We show you how using unique customer attributes and accessing AI/ML services enable you to move beyond traditional skills-based routing. Discover how to create a personalised, predictive environment, one where customers are better understood and can quickly access the answers and information they need.

       
    30 mins

    Supercharged customer experience with AWS Amplify, Amazon Pinpoint, and Amazon Personalize (Level 300 - Advanced)

    In this session, we explore how to leverage data effectively when building engaging web applications like an ecommerce website. We explore how we can easily instrument and send real-time analytics to the backend through the use of AWS Amplify and how we can understand our customers and their personalised preferences with Amazon Pinpoint. Finally, we look at how to integrate Amazon Personalize to provide a real-time recommendation engine.

       
    30 mins

    Deep dive into AWS Lake Formation (Level 400 - Expert)

    In this session, learn how to build a secure and automated data lake using AWS Lake Formation. Also learn how to set up periodic sales data and ingest into the data lake, build automated transformations, and generate sales forecasts from the transformed data using AI. If you're a developer, DBA, or a data engineer who works with data, this session is for you.

       
  • Build
  • Builders imagine and invent the future. The tools and practices they use to design, build, and release quality products and services safely and reliably are evolving at a rapid pace. Join the Build track to learn how AWS gives builders the power to unlock their potential, the tools to experiment without constraints, and the freedom to focus on their code.

    45 mins

    The art of the state: Coordinating services using AWS Step Functions (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    Microservice architectures give us increased agility and scale, but as they grow, they can become complicated to coordinate and debug. In this session, we review common service coordination patterns and how AWS Step Functions can help us quickly build fully managed and resilient workflows powered by easy-to-understand state machines.

       
    45 mins

    A modern application builder’s guide to testing (Level 300 - Advanced)

    In this session, we will dive deep into the developer experience on AWS with a focus on testing modern applications. We will cover AWS and open source tooling to help you build and test your apps locally and remotely in the cloud. Learn how to improve performance and load test your apps so they can perform at scale. We will also explore the current IDE and plugin landscape that is making life easier for modern day developers.

       
    30 mins

    Alexa, game on! Build engaging game experiences using voice (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Everyone remembers that one game from their childhood that they loved—the fun, the challenge, the adventures into wild uncharted lands. In this session, we show you what’s possible when you mix games with a natural interface like voice via Alexa. We provide an overview of what is involved in developing a game using the Alexa cloud-based voice service, and we discuss developer tooling, SDKs, the ASK CLI, and the AWS services that you can use to build your game. At the end of this session, you should know what an Alexa game is and where to start to develop one.

       
    30 mins

    Kubernetes GitOps on AWS (Level 300 - Advanced)

    GitOps is an approach where infrastructure as code lives alongside your application in the same Git repository, and any changes are automatically deployed when they’re merged there. This session demonstrates how to implement this approach for AWS-managed backend resources together with front-end services running on Kubernetes out of the same Git repository. You learn how AWS resources are deployed and managed in an automated way and deployed on Kubernetes via Flux. If you’re a developer or operational team member looking for ways to leverage AWS with Kubernetes and Amazon EKS to build and run applications in a simpler and cohesive Git-driven experience, this is the session for you.

       
    30 mins

    Building serverless applications with AWS Amplify (Level 400 - Expert)

    Since it was released in 2017 as a JavaScript library, AWS Amplify has become a great way to build, provision, and deploy web and mobile serverless applications on AWS. In this session, we explore what you can do with AWS Amplify. We provide examples of how to build application APIs, and we show you how to add advanced capabilities like AI/ML to your application. We also discuss best practices around developer tooling and workflow as well as CI/CD orchestration using the Amplify console.

       
    30 mins

    Building secure multi-tenant .NET core apps on AWS (Level 400 - Expert)

    In this developer focused session, we dive into .NET core code and learn how to integrate your application’s security context into Amazon Cognito. You will learn how .NET concepts like claim based identity and thread security context seamlessly interact with AWS. When confronted with a software bug, you want to avoid leaking sensitive data. You will learn how to partition data at infrastructure level, apply a policy based on user’s tenancy, and create multiple layers of security to reduce the blast radius of a security breach.

       
  • Operate
  • Preparing to manage an operational environment requires the right organisational skills and guardrails in place to ensure operational excellence. Join the Operate track to find out how to how to operate, control, and understand your environments as they grow.

    45 mins

    How to drive economic value through cost management and optimisation (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    The economics of the cloud are compelling, but customers need to take action and put governance in place to realise its full benefits. In this session, we discuss how to drive commercial and technical optimisation through automation, tagging, and tooling in order to achieve cost reduction. We also cover the Savings Plans pricing model in depth and share proven methods that accelerate cost optimisation. This session is suitable for both new and existing customers who are interested in gaining additional control of their cloud spend.

       
    45 mins

    Establish and govern a multi-account AWS environment with AWS Control Tower (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    Are you excited about using AWS to build applications that delight your customers but need guidance on where to start? Do you need to set up a foundational AWS environment with pre-configured blueprints and guardrails? Come to this session, and learn how you can use AWS Control Tower to set up a secure environment for teams to provision development and production accounts in alignment with our recommendations and best practices.

       
    30 mins

    Advanced VPC connectivity patterns (Level 400 - Expert)

    Amazon Virtual Private Cloud enables you to have complete control over your AWS virtual networking environment. It has evolved with enterprise-grade networking features. This session will look at design patterns for AWS Direct Connect, AWS Transit Gateway and AWS PrivateLink that will enable you to get the best from your network.

       
    30 mins

    Operations for serverless (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Traditional operations are designed for long living infrastructure, low to medium velocity of changes, and pre-defined scale, but serverless applications may have different requirements. Applications are now being broken into hundreds of micro-services and can use multiple data sources, so applying the traditional practices of monitoring, service configuration, and change control will need to evolve. In this session, we will outline top challenges to operate serverless applications on AWS and demonstrate key operations focused on design patterns.

       
    30 mins

    The art of successful Kubernetes failures (Level 300 - Advanced)

    In the real world, things don't always go the way you want them to. Even when you’ve designed your Kubernetes cluster and the services it hosts to be highly available, scalable, and resilient, sometimes they fail anyway. These failures, if used correctly, can help you gain a deep understanding of how your system works and can act as tools that help spread knowledge throughout your engineering community. In this session, we cover expert techniques for defining and reviewing cluster-, node-, and pod-level metrics and for watching Kubernetes-based services before they fail. You also learn how to perform post-failure analyses that drives learning and meaningful improvement.

       
    30 mins

    Building resilient applications using chaos engineering on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    With the wide adoption of microservices and large-scale distributed systems, architectures have grown increasingly complex, making them hard to debug and test, and increasing the risk of outages. Fortunately, chaos engineering reveals failures before they become outages. In this session, we introduce chaos engineering and show you how to start practicing it on AWS. We walk through the tools and methods you can use to inject failures into your architecture and make them more resilient to failure.

       
  • Secure
  • Security is our top priority at AWS. Join the Secure track to for guidance on the mechanisms you can adopt to raise the security bar in your organisation, and how security automation can enable your business to move fast and stay secure.

    45 mins

    Cloud-enabled security evolution with Origin Energy (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    Moving your business to the cloud is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to significantly evolve your security capability and culture. Origin Energy, Australia’s largest energy retailer, started its cloud journey a few years ago. In this session, Origin Energy’s chief security officer and its security lead for cloud discuss their experience transforming a largely outsourced security capability into an in-house, business-aligned team. Learn how the company builds and runs cloud-native security at scale, at low cost, and with improved security.

       
    45 mins

    The fundamentals of AWS security (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    AWS offers an ever-growing landscape of services designed for a wide range of workloads in the cloud. But how do you secure all those different types of workloads? This session, intended for security-minded builders, introduces the fundamental AWS security building blocks that can be simply, easily, and authoritatively applied to anything you build on AWS.

       
    30 mins

    How AFL secures real-time player tracking with encryption  (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Through the sharing of real-time data and insights about the prevailing game and players, fan engagement in sports has been revolutionised. However, the sensitivity, influence, and impact of such data, as determined by various entities in the sports ecosystem, is critical. In this session, discover how a highly secure application has been designed and implemented not only to appease the various sporting entities, but also to ensure the delivery of data to sporting fans in real time at the scale of AFL viewership.

       
    30 mins

    Federated access and authorisation made simple  (Level 400 - Expert)

    In this session, learn how to implement attribute-based access control with role-based access control. We discuss how you can use this strategy to ensure that people have the right access to the things they need in their role, and we show you how to simplify their IAM policies in the process. Also learn how automation can deliver the consistency of access and authorisation, and how you can apply this to your environment.

       
    30 mins

    How Xinja built a neobank on the cloud (Level 400 - Expert)

    Xinja is a 100-percent digital cloud-based neobank composed of a microservices architecture built with Kubernetes and Apache Kafka on AWS and hooked into many modern, cloud-based banking, payment, and channel platforms. This session focuses on how Xinja built its technology stack to exceed stringent security, risk, and resiliency requirements. Learn how it established a contemporary cloud network foundation, delivered transaction and deposit accounts with debit card payment capability, and integrated Apple Pay and Google Pay (including PCI DSS compliance). Additionally, hear how Xinja created multiple on-demand data pipelines and worked with APRA to secure its banking license and revolutionise its customers’ banking experience.

       
    30 mins

    Cloud security for everyone: multi account strategy (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    The cloud enables every business to have enterprise-grade security. Leveraging multiple accounts is an essential security pattern, even in small teams without dedicated security personnel. In this session, we dive deep into the accounts and learn how to configure them. Attendees are expected to have an understanding of the shared responsibility model and IAM.

       
  • Interact
  • Are you interested in how machine learning can be implemented to solve a variety of business problems? Join the Interact track where we explore how organisations are adapting to fully leverage machine learning as well as frameworks and architectural best practices, to support business outcomes and demonstrate the “art of the possible” to transform business.

    45 mins

    AI/ML state of the nation (Level 200 - Intermediate)

    As we enter a new decade, we take a brief look back at the impact of AI/ML for our customers and outline the areas we expect to be important in the future. We also cover some of the services, patterns, and use cases that have enabled our customers to rapidly adopt AI/ML into their organisations as well as the newer services and features now available for customers to use.

       
    45 mins

    The effortless development of custom computer vision models (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Do you want to use computer vision in your projects, but find the idea of training a custom neural network model daunting? Have you used pre-trained computer vision models, but find that these models don’t cover every aspect of your use case? With Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels, you can easily customise existing computer vision models without needing an expert data scientist. Come learn how to prepare your dataset, customise Amazon Rekognition models with your data, and deploy these models in an application. We also discuss the difference between training computer vision models using Amazon Rekognition Custom Labels and doing so using Amazon SageMaker.

       
    30 mins

    Fraud detection: Using ML to identify and manage fraudulent activities (Level 200 - Intermediary)

    Amazon Fraud Detector is a fully managed service that you can use to identify potentially fraudulent online activities, such as online payment fraud and fake accounts. The service uses ML and 20 years of fraud detection expertise to automatically identify potentially fraudulent activity and enable you to catch more fraud faster. In this session, learn how to use Amazon Fraud Detector to create a fraud detection model with just a few clicks and no prior ML experience. Learn how to implement a customised fraud detection solution for online activities using ML, identify use cases, and implement changes to protect your company and customers.

       
    30 mins

    Unlabelled data and the rise of reinforcement learning (Level 300 - Advanced)

    Reinforcement learning (RL) has captured headlines with exceptional feats in the game industry, and we have also seen some amazing RL applications in robotics. It can also be applied whenever you have a problem that requires constant decisions in an uncertain environment. In this session, you learn the types of problems that RL is suitable for, hear about how you can tap into the power of RL using AWS services, and learn some of the best practices and pitfalls of using RL.

       
    30 mins

    Building an ML organisation (Level 300 - Advanced)

    The advent of AI/ML is reshaping the enterprise and opening new challenges and opportunities. Building an ML-powered organisation requires specific considerations to be successful and avoid the traps of incorrect investment, team structure, unrealistic expectations, and little gains. Get it right and you can redefine the competitive landscape and positively impact the bottom line.

       
    30 mins

    DevOps for data science: Operationalising machine learning (Level 400 - Expert)

    Organisations are recognising the importance of cross-functional expertise and efficient tooling when bringing AI-driven products to market. In this session, learn how to build an end-to-end pipeline for continuous delivery of ML models. Also learn how to automate MLOps with Amazon SageMaker and serverless workflows to build, deploy, and monitor models at scale to maximise the business value to your organisation.

       
  • AWSome Day
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    Are you looking to get started on the cloud? Join the AWSome Day track for a step-by-step introduction to the core AWS services for compute, storage, database, and networking. You will gain a deeper understanding of AWS core and application services, and learn how to deploy and automate your infrastructure on the AWS Cloud.

    20 mins

    Module 1: Introduction to the AWS Cloud

    This module covers the value of cloud and the benefits of adopting AWS Cloud.

       
    25 mins

    Module 2: Getting Started with the Cloud

    This module covers several of the AWS categories and services – what the services do, when and how to use them.

       
    25 mins

    Module 3: Building in the Cloud

    This module covers several services to support building in the cloud from having scalable applications, monitoring your resources, automating deployments, connecting and sharing data, and content delivery.

       
    30 mins

    Module 4: Secure your cloud applications

    This module covers how AWS approaches securing the cloud, along with the AWS Shared Responsibility Model, AWS Access Control and Management, AWS Security Compliance Programs, and resources available for you to better understand AWS Cloud security options.

       
    30 mins

    Module 5: AWS Pricing, Support, and Architecting

    This module covers fundamentals of AWS support plans, elements of pricing for several key services, as well as architecting on AWS, which includes the Well-Architected Framework and reference architectures for Fault Tolerance & High Availability and Web Hosting.

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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Opening Keynote
Hear the very latest in cloud vision during the Opening Keynote by Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com.

Educational Sessions
Choose from a broad range of topics and technical depth

Live Chat
Q&A with AWS experts during sessions and live chat whilst you explore our zones

AWS DeepRacer League Summit Race
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

Resource Centre
Dive deep with our resource centre featuring case studies and whitepapers

Builders' Zone and more
Explore our Builders, Skills and Start Up zones for demos, training paths, and more. Connect via our Community and Partner zones. Get hands on with Labs, collect badges, and participate in our Trivia Challenge