AWS Summit Online Australia and New Zealand
Let's Accelerate
18 & 19 May 2021

Join us for AWS Summit Online Australia and New Zealand

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The new AWS Summit Online experience brings together the cloud community from around Australia and New Zealand to hear keynotes from industry leaders, dive deep into educational sessions, engage in hands-on labs, and chat one to one with AWS experts.

This virtual event is designed to educate you about AWS products and services and help you accelerate your skills 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. 

AWS Summit Online is a free event, and is designed to be customised to your needs and experience. Register today to accelerate your future in the cloud.

Learnings

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90+ educational sessions

90+ educational sessions

Hands-on content

Hands-on content

Live chat

Live chat

Partner solutions zone

Partner solutions zone

AWS DeepRace League

AWS DeepRacer League

Community zone

Community zone

Training &
certification

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Between keynotes and hands-on labs, you’ll also find in-depth sessions delivered by AWS subject matter experts who will share best practices and real-world customer stories. Navigate the session catalogue below to start planning your AWS Summit Online experience.

Customer experience
Customer Experience
Data and analytics
Data and analytics
Developer tools
Developer tools
Machine learning
Machine learning
Migration
Migration
Operational excellence
Operational excellence
Security
Security
Serverless
Serverless
 Why attend?

AWS Summit Online will show you how cloud technology can accelerate solutions that transform your business. You’ll come away with fresh ideas, tools to solve problems, and examples of how other businesses harness the latest cloud technology to accelerate change.

 Who should attend?

If you’re new to the cloud, join us on Tuesday 18 May to get started with introductory and intermediate sessions and hands-on labs to begin your journey in the cloud. If you’re an experienced user, attend Wednesday 19 May to dive deeper with advanced and expert sessions to hear best practices and build your skills.

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Adam Beavis

Adam Beavis
Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, AWS

Peter DeSantis

Peter DeSantis
Senior Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, AWS

Dorothy Li

Dorothy Li
Vice President, AWS BI and Analytics, AWS


Quinton Anderson

Quinton Anderson
Director, Solution Architecture, Australia and New Zealand, AWS

Matt Comyn

Matt Comyn
CEO, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Sandra Martinez
Sandra Martinez
CEO, Nestlé Oceania


Julian Ogrin

Julian Ogrin
CEO, Kayo


Professor Michelle Simmons

Professor Michelle Simmons
Director, Silicon Quantum Computing

Agenda and session catalogue

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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, tailored to your job role and key responsibilities. Topics you can learn about include artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and analytics, security, building on AWS, migration and modernisation, and operations and optimisation.


Keynotes

Tuesday 18 May, 10:00am: There has never been a more important time to be flexible. Join Adam Beavis, Managing Director, AWS, Australia and New Zealand; Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support; and Dorothy Li, Vice President, AWS BI and Analytics and find out how moving your applications, data, and workloads to the cloud gives you the flexibility you need to reinvent your business. During this session you will also hear from local CEO’s of Commonwealth Bank, Nestle, and Kayo about how they are leveraging the AWS cloud to drive innovation in their organisation.

Wednesday 19 May, 10:00am: The next decade will see huge industry disruption requiring new levels of innovation faster than ever. Join Quinton Anderson, Director of Solution Architecture and Head of Technology, AWS Australia and New Zealand, as he addresses the innovation era and analyses the major technology trends affecting us here and abroad. He is joined by builders from CeresTag, Presagen, and Woodside who dive deep into how they are accelerating their innovation journey. Also joining Quinton is Australian of the Year 2018 and Director of Silicon Quantum Computing, Professor Michelle Simmons, who shares the latest developments in quantum computing.

Sessions

  •  18 May 2021
  •  19 May 2021
  •  18 May 2021
    • Developer
    • Architect
    • Data analyst
    • Data scientist
    • IT administrator
    • InfoSec
    • Enthusiast
    • Startup founder
    • Getting started
    • Partner solutions
    • Developer
    • Developer

      About this track

      Developers are builders who imagine and invent the future. The tools, patterns, and practices they use to design, build, and release quality products and services safely and reliably are evolving at a rapid pace. Come and 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.

      Managing the complexity of microservices with AWS Proton (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Maintaining hundreds, or sometimes thousands, of microservices with constantly changing infrastructure resources and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) configurations can be a difficult task for even the most capable platform teams. In this session, learn how AWS Proton solves this by giving platform teams the tools they need to manage this complexity and enforce consistent standards. AWS Proton makes it easy for developers to deploy their code using containers and serverless technologies.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Empowering your development teams with AWS CDK for speed and safety (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Product evolution is a constant focus for organisations in a dynamic marketplace. It demands speed from development teams and, at the same time, continuous assurance is sought from security teams to assess and ensure appropriate security baselines. In this session you will learn how Culture Amp has been able to use AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) to empower its developers through a construct library and automated provisioning of operational and security guardrails that enable change, but also enforce safety.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Driving a test-first strategy with CDK and test driven development (Level 300 - Advanced)

      AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) gives you the expressive power of programming languages for defining infrastructure. In this session, we examine how the ancient concept of a test driven development can be applicable to modern software delivery. We guide you through advanced CDK concepts, such as Aspects and level 3 constructs refactoring, as well as some great practices you can apply immediately to your own applications.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      Automating your application delivery across Mac, Windows, and Linux at scale and on-demand (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Building release candidates for iOS apps at scale means most developers must maintain a fleet of physical build machines, which can be costly. With Amazon EC2 Mac Instances, developers can build and test their applications for the iOS platform at scale and on demand. In this session, we show you how you can easily create a fully automated build pipeline, all on AWS, using native services such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS Step Functions, and Amazon EC2 Mac Instances.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      Get rolling with machine learning on AWS DeepRacer (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Developers, start your engines! This session provides developers of all skill levels an opportunity to get started with AWS DeepRacer, including exciting announcements and enhancements coming to the league in 2021. Learn about the basics of machine learning and reinforcement learning (a machine learning 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.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • Architect
    • Architect

      About this track

      Architects design secure, highly-available, cost-efficient, and scalable systems to solve business challenges. With the industry evolving at a rapid pace, this track will help you navigate the hot topics and trends, with design patterns and considerations to help you solve your business challenges faster.

      Selecting AWS services to simplify file architecture (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Are your ever growing user, application, and data lake files leading to additional cost, time, and complexity? This session takes you through three user scenarios and their architectural considerations, and highlights AWS file service options that deliver simple, cost optimised, and scalable file data solutions.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Everything fails, all the time: Designing for resilience (Level 300 - Advanced)

      In this session we discuss advanced architectural patterns that can be leveraged to create fault-tolerant systems in response to modern failure modes. We also discuss the techniques you can apply to your architecture to ensure you remain resilient as you evolve into a complex cloud ecosystem with the heightened customer expectations of an always-available world.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Data analytics architectural patterns and best practices (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session we discuss architectural principles that can help you simplify data analytics using a wide portfolio of AWS services. We look at the principles which apply to each stage of data processing, and provide reference architectures, design patterns, and best practices.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      Architecting Kubernetes for seamless deployments and upgrades with Amazon EKS (Level 300 - Advanced)

      For many organisations, it is important to be able to deploy new versions of your applications, as well as update and patch any underlying Kubernetes infrastructure, without requiring downtime. In this session, learn about the strategies you can use to avoid downtime with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) while deploying important changes.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      How to modernise your legacy applications (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      'Optimise forever' is an aspiration that can drive your modernisation journey. The first steps of migrating workloads to the cloud or deploying your commercial applications alone may not give you access to all the benefits that cloud can offer. In this session, we show you how to make optimisation a core part of your operations, address ongoing price and performance improvements, and continue the alignment of your portfolio with your business and your customers.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • Data analyst
    • Data analyst

      About this track

      Data analysts and data engineers work with an unprecedented new scale of data, with the volume of data they need to store and analyse increasing from terabytes to petabytes and sometimes exabytes. AWS provides the easiest place to build data lakes, with services that enable you to analyse your data with the broadest set of analytical approaches, including machine learning. Join this track as we show you how easy it is to get started and drive valuable insight from your data.

      Harness the power of data with AWS analytics  (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Organisations are being challenged by an unprecedented scale of data as the amount of data under analysis increases from terabytes to petabytes and exabytes. In this session we cover the current state of analytics on AWS, focusing on the latest service innovations. Learn about the importance of a modern data architecture and what’s to come in terms of scale, performance, security, and cost-effectiveness, and importantly, how to get started.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Reimagine the role of the data analyst (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      The data analyst is a critical role for companies building a data-driven culture. Traditionally the data analyst has performed tasks within a limited scope of capabilities but with trends such as no/low code applications and augmented analytics, a new wave of data and analytics tools is emerging, enabling the development of sophisticated insights with little upskilling required. In this session learn more about the evolving role of the data analyst and see a demonstration of three AWS tools you can leverage to enable insights beyond your traditional skillset: AWS Glue Data Brew, Amazon Redshift ML, Amazon Quicksight Q.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Modernising your legacy data warehouse on AWS (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Are you interested in moving from a legacy data warehouse to modern data platform but aren’t sure where to start? In this session we share how others have made the move, the migration tools offered by AWS, and the new features in Amazon Redshift that make it easier and faster to migrate. Transurban joins us to discuss their journey, why and how they migrated, and the impact the migration has had on the business.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      Data engineering made easy (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session, learn about the new additions to the AWS Glue suite of services – AWS Glue DataBrew and AWS Glue Studio. Using real life data engineering challenges, we demonstrate how each of these services can become part of your production data processing environment. If you are building data pipelines or wrangling data for analysis this session is for you.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      Re-thinking analytics architectures in the cloud (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      After migrating your first business intelligence workload to AWS, you might be wondering what's next. The analytics solutions you use in the future will almost certainly be different from the ones you use today, and having the right foundation will help you realise the full benefits and take advantage of the latest cloud innovations. In this session, we discuss how to seamlessly evolve and extend your data platform architecture to implement diverse use cases and meet the needs of various user personas. We also cover architecture patterns with best practices to improve operational efficiency and increase business agility.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • Data scientist
    • Data scientist

      About this track

      Data scientists combine analytical, statistical, and mathematical skills to discover trends and insights in large sets of structured and unstructured data. Join this track to find out more about the innovations and advancements in AI across technology, practices, and tools that can help you make a positive impact in business and society.

      Intelligent document processing using artificial intelligence (Level 100 - Introductory)

      In 2021, digital transformation initiatives in more than three-quarters of enterprises will focus on automation with a fifth of enterprises expanding investment in intelligent document extraction. In this session, learn how intelligent document processing can help you automate and process millions of document pages in hours to improve efficiency in your organisation. We dive deep into how the healthcare industry can harness the power of these solutions to extract and analyse unstructured data, automate workflows, protect patient data, and more. We also share a demo of the Document Understanding Solution and how its underlying services (Amazon Textract, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Comprehend Medical, and Amazon Kendra) can efficiently search for information, ensure compliance, and automate your processes.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Developing fast and efficient data science while ensuring security and compliance (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      As organisations move to AWS they look to provide a secure, governed, and compliant way to provide easy access to data science platforms to promote experimentation, unlock new business opportunities, and disrupt the status quo. A common misconception is that those highly regulated environments require a tradeoff between agility for the data science team and security and compliance of the environment. In this session, we show you how you can give your teams the freedom to innovate and execute at speed without compromising compliance and security.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      A/B testing machine learning models with Amazon SageMaker MLOps (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Machine learning operations (MLOps) enable developers and scientists to improve their models for various reasons such as training on recent data, altering features, or trying new algorithms. Performing A/B testing between the new model and the old model will be an effective step in the validation process when deploying a new model into production. In this session, learn how to build an Amazon SageMaker MLOps pipeline to automate the training and deployment of multiple models for predicting product review helpfulness. We also share how a multi-armed bandit experiment framework can automatically optimise traffic to the best-performing model over time based on user feedback.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

    • IT administrator
    • IT administrator

      About this track

      IT administrators implement, manage, and maintain IT systems, ensuring that systems remain up and running at all times. Join this track for information and practical skills, diving into topics like operational excellence, patching and compliance, monitoring and observability, reliability, and automation.

      Introduction to AWS tools to help achieve operational excellence (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Operational excellence enables teams to focus more time on building products and features that delight customers, and less time on maintenance and firefighting. In this session we introduce the principles of operational excellence and explore the tools available to IT administrators, along with common monitoring, alerting, and logging solution patterns.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      How to succeed at cost optimisation on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Optimising costs is important to any business. Cloud offers a unique opportunity for businesses to optimise their IT costs, yet many customers still can't answer the question - are my workloads cost optimised? In this session, we discuss the most common challenges faced by AWS customers when optimising their cloud costs, and share techniques and simple steps that you can start leveraging immediately to get your business on the right track.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Get started with monitoring and observability on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Join this session to learn how to conduct root cause analysis and put alerting into practice for your distributed applications using microservices. We walk you through strategy and practical methods to address changes required to effectively monitor distributed applications. We share how to get a complete picture and how to drill down for specific issues with the capabilities delivered by Amazon CloudWatch, setting yourself up for success when resolving issues and improving responsiveness in distributed environments.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      An introduction to AWS Fault Injection Simulator: Bringing order to chaos (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      With the advent of microservices and modern application development, most applications today are distributed systems made up of multiple components. Chaos engineering is the discipline of deliberately experimenting on a system in order to understand its ability to handle real-world failures, outages, and events. In this session we look at the AWS Fault Injection Simulator, a managed service that enables you to perform controlled chaos engineering experiments on your AWS workloads.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      Automating patch management and compliance using AWS Systems Manager (Level 300 - Advanced)

      AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS, providing a unified user interface to view operational data from multiple AWS services and allowing you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. In this session, learn how you can use AWS Systems Manager to automate one of the most common operational challenges that emerge on the journey to the cloud: patch management and compliance. See first hand how to setup and configure an automated, multi-account and multi-region (MAMR) patching operation using Amazon CloudWatch Events, AWS Lambda, and AWS Systems Manager.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • InfoSec
    • 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.

      The simplest security steps for AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Do you want to know the easiest, most effective ways to secure your AWS workloads? This session covers the six security areas we recommend all customers focus on, based on the practical experience of the AWS team. We discuss the importance of each area and show you the fastest way to turn on these features in the AWS console. We encourage all customers, big and small, to understand and implement the simplest security steps now.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      How to approach threat modelling (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      One of the foundational security best practices within the AWS Well-Architected security pillar is to ‘identify and prioritise risks using a threat model’. Join this session to learn how to improve the security posture of your workloads and reduce the cost of mitigation by effectively integrating threat modelling into your organisation. In this session we share tips on how to achieve this whilst driving security ownership and speed to market.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      AWS Network Firewall and network security in Amazon VPC (Level 300 - Advanced)

      AWS launched a number of new network security focused services and features in 2020. In this session, learn about AWS Network Firewall, AWS Gateway Load Balancer, and related features. We cover the use cases these services address, how they compare, and which deployment models fit your architecture. We also take a look at the functionality of AWS Network Firewall and how it combines stateless and stateful packet inspection to achieve domain name filtering and other advanced use cases.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      AWS Nitro Enclaves: Isolated compute environments to protect highly confidential data (Level 300 - Advanced)

      AWS customers that need to process highly sensitive data on the AWS cloud can address this challenge today with AWS Nitro Enclaves, an isolated, hardened, and highly constrained compute environment, designed to host security-critical applications. In this session we cover how you can use AWS Nitro Enclaves to carve out an isolated compute environment and how the all-important concept of cryptographic attestation can be achieved. We go through an example application to explain the different concepts, highlight the integrated AWS services, and provide sample code to get started.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      Optimise security operations using AWS Systems Manager (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Do you have a growing number of Amazon EC2 instances spread across an increasing number of AWS accounts or regions, which are becoming harder to secure and operate? This session shows you how AWS Systems Manager can help improve your security operations by enforcing patch baselines and secure remote access across all of your AWS accounts, regions, and non-AWS resources. Join this session to learn how AWS Systems Manager reduces the time and overhead needed for enterprise-wide configuration, operational actions, and compliance remediation.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • Enthusiast
    • Enthusiast

      About this track

      Being a technology enthusiast is about showing curiosity to invent and having a hunger to solve real world problems. Join the Enthusiast track to learn how AWS can help bring to life your big ideas and how you can experiment with the latest technologies to invent on behalf of your customers.

      2021 and beyond: Trends in applying emerging technology (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Want to be on top of the latest technology and learn how to get business value from emerging technology trends? Join this session to see examples of how businesses have benefited through innovating with AI/ML, IoT, Serverless, and Blockchain by focusing on business outcomes during prototyping. Learn the characteristics of successful innovation and what to avoid when approaching new technologies.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      AWS powers Moderna’s digital biotechnology platform to develop a new class of vaccines and therapeutics (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the mRNA has become a household name, associated with saving lives and returning society back to its norm. This session takes us through how Moderna built its technology that made the vaccine — a fundamental shift in the world of drug development.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Building sustainably on AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Did you know AWS' infrastructure is 3.6 times more energy efficient than traditional data centres? AWS performs the same task with an 88% lower carbon footprint and covers non-renewable energy used in certain regions with a goal to be 100% renewable by 2025. In this session, we share Amazon's science-based, customer-centric approach to integrate sustainability throughout its business operations, and provide internal and external customer examples.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      Breaking down barriers to inclusion through prototyping (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics tells us that 2.36 million Australians have low levels of English literacy and Telstra’s 2019 Australian Digital Inclusion Index identified that low English literacy was a barrier for recent migrants to access services online. In this session we show how Telstra and the AWS Prototyping team created a toolkit that can add multi-lingual voice control to any website. We share how prototyping can be used to implement an ambitious solution through thoughtful innovation, how high-level AWS machine learning services can be combined in interesting ways to deliver innovative and inclusive user interfaces, and how Telstra is working to address barriers to inclusion in Australia.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

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      Using machine learning to supercharge your customer experience (Level 400 - Expert)

      This session dives into how Amazon thinks about customer experience (CX), the trends we are hearing from the market and our customers, and the technology we continue to rapidly evolve and bring to market. Join this session to hear about the new CX products and features being released by AWS, building on our omni-channel cloud contact centre Amazon Connect, increasingly leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning products.

      Time: 3:30pm - 4:00pm (AEST)

    • Startup founder
    • Startup founder

      About this track

      Startup founders are entrepreneurs who focus on areas such as identifying successful product ideas, writing and executing business plans, and identifying the right marketing channels. More startups choose to build and succeed on AWS than anywhere else. Come and share in lessons on starting, building and scaling startups, both technically and commercially, to help fast track yours.

      Startups in Australia and New Zealand: Clues for the future  (Level 100 - Introductory)

      On a mission to tackle big opportunities, startups rapidly adopt, adapt, and invent novel technology and business models. These can be early signals of changes on the horizon and understanding the evolution of the ecosystem where they come from can offer a glimpse of what's around the corner. In Australia and New Zealand, the AWS Startups team has worked with thousands of startups and hundreds of organisations that make up the startup ecosystem. Over the past decade we’ve witnessed an explosion of organisations providing runway and resources that founders can leverage to produce highly innovative startups capable of solving the world’s biggest challenges. In this session, we cover the evolution of the ecosystem, and how it shapes startups that shape the future.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Deploying a surprisingly simple architecture for your early-stage startup  (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      When you are first building out your startup, it's a common pitfall to over-engineer your architecture and provide too much complexity upfront. As technologists it's tempting to jump into the latest technologies and trends, however as a startup it's important to take a pause and assess the stage of your startup and in-house capabilities, and to reprioritise shipping a product to customers that is good enough for version 1.0. In this session, learn how other founders and startups have embraced the Surprisingly Simple Architecture (SSA) pattern to ship software faster, iterate faster, and get to market sooner. Hear examples and case studies from customers who have embraced SSA and their timing for introducing more advanced architectures and application patterns as their startups scaled.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Let's ship it: Productionising your proof of concept  (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Accepting live traffic from a real customer for the first time comes with a certain level of responsibility. In this session we look at how you can add a base level of capability for monitoring, troubleshooting, and analytics to your proof of concept. We explore patterns built around AWS Distro for Open Telemetry, AWS Xray, Amazon Cloudwatch Synthetics, Amazon Cloudwatch Logs Insights, and Amazon Cloudwatch Dashboards.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

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      How to get your startup ready for AI/ML  (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Being able to derive insights from data has been a differentiator for a number of the most successful startups (Canva, Netflix, and even Amazon), but when starting a company, many things can seem more important than cataloguing and retaining data. In this session, we share guidelines on how to plan ahead for AI, including what kinds of problems lend themselves to being addressed with machine learning, what data to prioritise and what to throw out, and how to best structure and cost-effectively store the most valuable information that may provide long-term benefits.

      Time: 2:20pm - 2:50pm (AEST)

    • Getting started
    • Getting started

      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 organisations accelerate.

      The simplest security steps for AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Do you want to know the easiest, most effective ways to secure your AWS workloads? This session covers the five security areas we recommend that all customers focus on, based on the practical experience of the AWS team. We discuss the importance of each area and show you the fastest way to turn on these features in the AWS console. We encourage all customers, big and small, to understand and implement the simplest security steps now.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      Introduction to AWS tools to help achieve operational excellence (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Operational excellence enable teams to focus more time on building products and features that delight customers, and less time on maintenance and firefighting. In this session we introduce the principles of operational excellence and explore the tools available to IT administrators, along with common monitoring, alerting, and logging solution patterns.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      2021 and beyond: Trends in applying emerging technology (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Want to be on top of the latest technology and learn how to get business value from emerging technology trends? Join this session to see examples of how businesses have benefited through innovating with AI/ML, IoT, Serverless, and Blockchain by focusing on business outcomes during prototyping. Learn the characteristics of successful innovation and what to avoid when approaching new technologies.

      Time: 11:45am - 12:15pm (AEST)

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      How to succeed at cost optimisation on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Optimising costs is important to any business. Cloud offers a unique opportunity for businesses to optimise their IT costs, yet many customers still can't answer the question - are my workloads cost optimised? In this session, we discuss the most common challenges faced by AWS customers when optimising their cloud costs, and share techniques and simple steps that you can start leveraging immediately to get your business on the right track.

      Time: 12:20pm - 12:50pm (AEST)

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      Data analytics architectural patterns and best practices (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session we discuss architectural principles that can help you simplify data analytics using a wide portfolio of AWS services. We look at the principles which apply to each stage of data processing, and provide reference architectures, design patterns, and best practices.

      Time: 1:45pm - 2:15pm (AEST)

    • Partner solutions
    • Partner solutions

      About this track

      Our sponsoring partners are an integral part of AWS Summit Online. Join the partner solutions track where leading technology providers will share their offerings and show how you can go further in the cloud.

      Why one million developers chose us for best-in-class CI/CD
      (Sponsored Session by CircleCI)

      Developers who build on AWS need the best tools available to get to market faster with quality code. CircleCI provides a cloud-native CI/CD platform that enables customers to adopt modern software delivery for use with their AWS services. CircleCI is considered one of the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, running 1-2 million CI/CD pipelines per day on AWS infrastructure, used by 1 million developers across more than 44K organizations. Join this session and learn how to improve your engineering team’s productivity and help them get software to market quickly, securely and confidently.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Data demo jam: Empowering your entire data team with Databricks Lakehouse
      (Sponsored Session by Databricks)

      Join this session to get a better understanding of how your data team is able to work together more efficiently and find answers faster using Databricks Lakehouse, powered by Delta. Jam-packed with demos, this session will demonstrate how to resolve ingest and transformation issues that seamlessly integrates on your AWS architecture.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Unleash price-performance advantage for AI on Intel
      (Sponsored Session by Intel)

      Demand for AI workloads increases worldwide as do requirements for greater training efficiencies—for time and cost-to-train. Discover the business advantage of Intel compute on AWS platforms helping drive extreme performance for AI needs with fastest time to data insight. Hear from Intel and Habana about recently announced EC2 instances that will 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 in this session, see how AI customers across industries are unleashing the potential of technology from Intel across use cases and business impact.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      How to achieve operational excellence in the cloud
      (Sponsored Session by New Relic)

      What does excellence in the cloud look like? In this session, we show you how observability by design can help unify your teams and ensure you get the most out of your cloud and services providers by providing complete visibility across your cloud operations. By doing so, you will accelerate and de-risk your migrations, maximise your teams’ adoption of cloud technologies, and proactively reduce bill shock. With real-time telemetry you’ll be able to exploit new technologies to meet new business objectives: re-architect with maximum stability, promote insight-driven development practices with guardrails to experiment confidently, and automate and improve distributed systems to optimise your environment and scale better.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Driving tangible commercial outcomes for our customers
      (Sponsored Session by Optus)

      Digital transformation and migrating from legacy to cloud-based solutions has never been more critical. Discover how Optus led a partner consortium with AWS to migrate one of Australia’s favourite retailers, Super Retail Group (SRG) - which owns the retail brands of Rebel Sport, Supercheap Auto, BCF and Macpac - to the cloud. Hear from them first hand on what it takes to deliver a cloud migration of this size and complexity, how it’s driving tangible commercial outcomes, operational excellence, and improved customer experiences.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Superpower your machine learning experience with Snowflake
      (Sponsored Session by Snowflake)

      In this session, find out how you can leverage Snowflake and Amazon SageMaker integrations to supercharge your data science and machine learning opportunities. Learn how the Snowflake architecture complements machine learning tools to unlock the opportunities in your data. You will leave this session with a clear understanding of how to leverage the Snowflake Data Cloud to unleash your data and machine learning potential, and add value to your business.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Minimise undifferentiated heavy lifting — maximise speed to value
      (Sponsored session by Stax)

      Every AWS customer has core capabilities they use to manage accounts, access, spend, and provide foundational services, but not all customers invest in them as they should. The more time and effort you spend on the work that is common to all AWS customers, the less time effort you’re spending on the parts that are unique to your business, and to your customers. Learn how organisations can maximise speed to value on the AWS platform by minimising their undifferentiated heavy lifting, based on the experience of one Stax customer.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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      Realising the potential of hybrid cloud and extending to the edge
      (Sponsored session by Telstra)

      Join Telstra Purple as we explore the key pain points to unlocking the potential of a hybrid cloud environment and extend closer to the edge of the network. In this session, hear how Telstra is embracing automation, devops, and a secure by design approach to deliver a digital experience to over 18 million customers and support a distributed workforce of over 28,000 employees. Find out how their strategic alliance with AWS is bringing the power of the cloud closer to the network edge.

      Time: 1:10pm - 1:40pm (AEST)

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    • Developer
    • Architect
    • Data analyst
    • Data scientist
    • IT administrator
    • InfoSec
    • Enthusiast
    • Startup founder
    • Getting started
    • Partner solutions
    • Developer
    • Developer

      About this track

      Developers are builders who imagine and invent the future. The tools, patterns, and practices they use to design, build, and release quality products and services safely and reliably are evolving at a rapid pace. Come and 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.

      Design patterns for success in serverless microservices (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Developers love patterns - proven approaches to well-known problems that make our jobs easier and set our projects up for success. In complex, distributed systems such as microservices, patterns like CQRS and Event Sourcing help decouple and scale your systems, and unlock hidden context that is valuable to the business. In this session, we take a look at some typical patterns for building robust and performant serverless microservices, and how data access patterns drive polyglot persistence.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST) 

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      Accelerate your application development with AWS Amplify (Level 300 - Advanced)

      As a developer, AWS Amplify gives you the power to build highly interactive and functional applications in order to swiftly scale your applications on cloud services, thereby enabling use cases such as sign-in, MFA, and GraphQL API implementation. In this session, we demonstrate how AWS Amplify provides these capabilities inside its open-source framework of libraries and components. We also show how you can leverage the new Amplify Admin UI features to get started and build your application without the need for an AWS account. Find out how that same application can then evolve to leverage other Amplify Console features available to build, deploy, and run applications, all powered by a cloud backend.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Enrich your serverless application with AWS artificial intelligence services (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Modern applications rely on personalisation and other machine learning services to enrich the customer experience. But how can application developers quickly and easily integrate these into their serverless applications? In this session we share how easy it is to improve your applications with AWS artificial intelligence (AI) services and how you can integrate them into your code. We look at examples such as Amazon Personalize and Amazon Lookout for Vision and share how we can call the APIs from our serverless application.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Containerise to modernise - tools to fast-track porting your .NET applications on AWS (Level 400 - Expert)

      AWS is a great place to run your .NET applications. However, we often encounter customers running legacy .NET full framework applications and struggling to move them into containers and .NET core. In this session, we explore App2Container, .NET porting assistant, and BableFish. These technologies allow you to rapidly containerise your .NET applications, analyse and convert your .NET full framework applications into .NET core, and run MS SQL server based applications on Amazon Aurora.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      Shift your ML model into overdrive with AWS DeepRacer analysis tools (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Make your way from the middle of the pack to the top of the AWS DeepRacer podium! Building upon the foundational knowledge of the 'Get rolling with machine learning on AWS DeepRacer' session which helps guide you through building your first model, this session extends your machine learning by exploring how human analysis of reinforcement learning through logs will improve your performance through trend identification and optimisation to better prepare for new racing divisions coming to the league in 2021!

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

    • Architect
    • Architect

      About this track

      Architects design secure, highly-available, cost-efficient, and scalable systems to solve business challenges. With the industry evolving at a rapid pace, this track will help you navigate the hot topics and trends, with design patterns and considerations to help you solve your business challenges faster.

      Back to basics: Architect a 3 tier app on AWS without the heavy lifting (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Are you new to architecting with AWS and not sure where to start? Are you wondering how to take an existing 3-tier application and get it running in AWS? Do you want to understand where and how automation with AWS services can reduce on-call and out of hours efforts to get and keep 3-tier architectures running? This session takes you through considerations for running a traditional 3-tier application with AWS services and guides you through the resources available to help you architect with elasticity, scalability, reliability, performance, security, and operational excellence in mind.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      AWS network designs: Best practices to connect your workloads (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Network design is a foundational and critical component in your cloud journey. This session covers best practices for network design in AWS. Join us as we dive into networking with Amazon VPC, Hybrid Connectivity, VPNs, and connectivity to SaaS providers.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Extend the power of AWS to where you are with hybrid cloud services (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Edge or hybrid computing and containers are the perfect combination to incorporate into your architecture. In this session, find out what hybrid cloud solutions AWS has to offer, and how to choose between services like AWS Snowball, AWS Outposts, Amazon ECS, Amazon EKS, and more.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Designing for mission critical applications with Amazon Aurora (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Mission-critical applications are often ageing monoliths with infrequent releases and piles of technical debt. This session focuses on how organisations can leverage Amazon Aurora to modernise these most demanding workloads. Learn how Aurora helps to achieve extreme reliability, retire technical debt through cloud-native integrations, and increase the rate of experimentation and the pace of change.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      Running SAP on AWS: More than just fast compute (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Running SAP on AWS provides more than just cost-efficient compute. Join this session to learn how you can use the latest AWS service launches to increase performance, accelerate deployments, simplify data recoverability, and extend the capabilities of your SAP environment with native AWS services. 

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

    • Data analyst
    • Data analyst

      About this track

      Data analysts and data engineers work with an unprecedented new scale of data, with the volume of data they need to store and analyse increasing from terabytes to petabytes and sometimes exabytes. AWS provides the easiest place to build data lakes, with services that enable you to analyse your data with the broadest set of analytical approaches, including machine learning. Join this track as we show you how easy it is to get started and drive valuable insight from your data.

      Making the event-driven enterprise a reality using AWS streaming data services  (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      The application of analytics and its importance has grown in the last decade. Large enterprises are using analytics to make faster business decisions, improve their business planning and operations, and provide a better customer experience. In this session we cover how enterprises can use AWS managed analytics services including Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) and Amazon Kinesis with familiar ecosystem tools (e.g Apache Kafka, Apache Flink), to embed stream analytics into their core decision-making processes and make event-driven enterprise a reality.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      From descriptive to predictive customer data analytics (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      For customer data analytics teams the ability to forecast customer behaviour, predict customer churn, or anticipate a next best offer is critical. In this session, we explore predictive analytics, what great looks like and what technology, skills, and cross team collaboration is required for success. Learn about the importance of data foundations, automation, MLOps, and the different AWS services you can leverage to get started and accelerate the adoption of predictive analytics in your organisation.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Lakehouse architecture: Simplifying infrastructure and accelerating innovation (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Organisations are being challenged to derive more value from data at the same time as the volume and velocity of data grows. In this session we cover how AWS powers the Lakehouse architecture by reducing data platform complexity with cost-effective data storage that avoids data silos via Amazon Redshift, Amazon S3, and beyond. See how a Lakehouse architecture can bring your organisational data and team together as one, and learn more about how Lakehouse architectures support speed, accuracy and agility.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Cloud-native data virtualisation on AWS (Level 300 - Advanced)

      Organisations today use data stores that are the best fit for the applications they build. Running analytics on data spread across applications can be complex and time consuming. In this session, learn how new Amazon Athena features like federated query and user defined functions, pave the way for a light-weight cloud-native data virtualisation layer to enable data analysts, engineers, and data scientists to explore and query data from a variety of data sources.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      Data governance at scale on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      To succeed in building data lakes at scale AWS customers are aligning their data governance with their data strategy and evolving in three key ways to achieve data governance at scale: moving governance to the edge, refining dataset ownership, and automating secure self-service. Join this session to learn about the three steps to govern your data, and maximise your organisations ability to securely create value from its data.

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

    • Data scientist
    • Data scientist

      About this track

      Data scientists combine analytical, statistical, and mathematical skills to discover trends and insights in large sets of structured and unstructured data. Join this track to find out more about the innovations and advancements in AI across technology, practices, and tools that can help you make a positive impact in business and society.

      Computer vision at the edge (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Computer vision is used across most industries to help solve business challenges, from automotive, manufacturing, retail, financial services, healthcare, to agriculture. In this session, learn about creating a computer vision model using AWS to build, train, deploy, and optimise models. We also share a computer vision solution for worker safety built on Amazon SageMaker and AWS IoT Greengrass at the edge.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      Building AI applications that avoid bias and maintain privacy and fairness (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      AI services and machine learning are helping organisations to build data driven applications that are innovative and can be highly attuned to their customers’ needs, but AI applications require crucial customer data to train machine learning models. Application logic is delegated to these models, which can introduce unfairness and biases into an application. In this session we walk through the machine learning techniques and AWS services you can use to understand and reduce these risks.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Scaling through distributed training (Level 400 - Expert)

      Machine learning data sets and models continue to increase in size, bringing accuracy improvements in computer vision and natural language processing tasks. This means data scientists will increasingly encounter situations where their model training cannot fit on one GPU instance. Distributed training enables scale beyond the limitations of one GPU, either through data parallelisation or model parallelisation. In this session, learn the basic concepts behind distributed training and understand how Amazon SageMaker can help you implement distributed training for your models faster.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Using reinforcement learning to solve business problems (Level 400 - Expert)

      Join this session to learn how to structure your business problem into a reinforcement learning structure, take your time series data from your business, build a simulation, and train an agent. We share how to build bandits and more complex agents to solve business problems like dynamic pricing, ordering inventory, and process optimisation.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

    • IT administrator
    • IT administrator

      About this track

      IT administrators implement, manage, and maintain IT systems, ensuring that systems remain up and running at all times. Join this track for information and practical skills, diving into topics like operational excellence, patching and compliance, monitoring and observability, reliability, and automation.

      A simple guide to adopting an AWS multi-account strategy (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      An effective multi-account operations strategy helps you to innovate faster, while ensuring that you can meet your security and scalability needs in your AWS cloud environment. Learn the benefits of a multi-account strategy, such as how to use automation to simplify everyday tasks and perform configuration management at scale. We walk you through AWS management tools such as AWS Organizations, AWS Systems Manager, AWS Trusted Advisor, and AWS Config to identify misconfigurations and perform automatic remediation to protect your applications and infrastructure resources. This session gives you a deeper understanding of the AWS management tools available to automatically provision, monitor, and automate the components of your multi-account AWS environment.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      The changing role of the DBA: Moving to AWS managed database services (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session, we discuss the changing role of IT administrators while managing their databases in cloud. With managed cloud services, IT administrators can spend less time performing routine tasks such as patching, upgrading and installing database engines, and more time planning the right database service for their workload. In this session, learn about the options and solutions available to map application requirements to database needs and optimise for scale, performance, and cost efficiency.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Keeping thousands of stacks healthy across realestate.com.au (Level 300 - Advanced)

      realestate.com.au (REA) has partnered with AWS for over 12 years and is privileged to have 60% of the Australian population visiting realestate.com.au every month. They have identified that adopting new services and keeping thousands of stacks healthy is hard work, requiring ingenuity and out-of-the-box thinking to succeed. This session explores how REA leverages infrastructure-as-code at scale using an internal tool called CoPilot. REA-CoPilot reduces costs and enables SysOps Admins to focus on higher-order problems. REA made applying changes across hundreds of multi-generation AWS accounts a breeze. In this session, watch how REA-CoPilot combines Kubernetes Operators and advanced AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) concepts to take automation to the next level.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Provide secure access to apps and desktops in a work-from-home world (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Many IT administrators are thinking about the future of their workforces in a post-COVID world. In this session, learn about the latest innovations in virtualisation and the AWS vision for how you can enable your workforce to be secure and productive from anywhere, at any time.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      How to reduce time spent on high severity incidents (Level 300 - Advanced)

      During most high severity incidents, a large portion of time is spent on measuring the scope and severity of a problem, followed by identifying the root cause. Actually writing a fix is often the smallest amount of time spent on MTTR (Mean Time To Recovery). This session covers key concepts that are often overlooked within the application observability space that will allow you to reduce the amount of time spent on reacting to incidents and increase the amount of time you can spend on what really matters.

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

    • InfoSec
    • 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.

      Using the Well-Architected Framework to secure your AWS environment (Level 100 - Introductory)

      The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you apply best practices and recommendations in the design, delivery, and maintenance of secure AWS workloads. In this session, hear how KINNECT (an AWS customer in the healthcare industry) used the Well-Architected Framework to assess the security posture of their architecture. Follow KINNECT’s journey from Well-Architected Review to building a secure foundation, aligning to major healthcare compliance and security regulations. Gain practical advice on secure design principles which underpin the Well-Architected Framework, and find out how to apply these consistently to your AWS workloads.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      Building an effective governance and compliance strategy using AWS Audit Manager (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      Incorporating AWS best practices for governance makes it easy for your organisation to focus on building and innovating with the confidence of continuous compliance. In this session, learn how to build an effective strategy for governance and risk compliance using AWS Audit Manager, a new service which helps you continuously audit your AWS usage, simplifying how you assess risk and compliance with regulations and industry standards. In particular, this session will demonstrate how your organisation can build continuous assessment reporting for ISM PROTECTED and APRA CPS 234 compliant workloads.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Starting your AWS IAM journey (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      The AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service offers a range of policy types to build out a secure cloud environment. In this session, we review the IAM policy types available and step through the policy structure, including which policy to use when, where, and how. We also look at new IAM features, and to align with AWS security best practices we highlight AWS tools you can use to verify the least amount of privileges required across your policies and answer the question of who can access what.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Practical security incident response on AWS (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session, AWS and SEEK talk about the foundations and practical implementation of incident response in AWS. Hear the SEEK incident response journey, key lessons learned, and the automation that makes the process easier for responders. We step through examples of typical response activities and show how customers can build mechanisms to learn from security incidents if they do happen. This session gives you an understanding of how to prepare for and respond to security incidents in your AWS environment.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      DDoS protection and response automation (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      AWS Shield is a service that is capable of mitigating and absorbing DDoS attacks of a terabit scale. In this session, learn how to incorporate the service into your architectures, build applications that are protected from DDoS attacks, and automate your response to attacks as they occur. We look at patterns and best practices for configuring the service and its integration with the broader Edge services portfolio, enabling you to take full advantage of the protections offered by AWS.

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

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    • Enthusiast
    • Enthusiast

      About this track

      Being a technology enthusiast is about showing curiosity to invent and having a hunger to solve real world problems. Join the Enthusiast track to learn how AWS can help bring to life your big ideas and how you can experiment with the latest technologies to invent on behalf of your customers.

      Cloud powered innovation in space (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Australia is moving from being a consumer of space technologies to being a contributor, in which new ways of transmitting and computing data are having an impact beyond Earth. For decades, the discoveries of the space program have helped catalyse business innovation around the globe; camera phones, wireless headsets, CAT scans, and more. Today, rocket scientists and astronauts also turn to the business world for tools to push the boundaries of their work. Learn how the cloud, data, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and edge computing have a crucial role in supporting important missions in the study of weather, climate science, space exploration, agriculture, national security, and disaster response; reducing costs while gathering and processing critical information with expanding speed and scale. 

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      Win when it matters at the Tokyo Olympic Games, using AWS analytics and machine learning (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      This session covers the Amazonian mechanisms that were used to help SA analyse and improve athlete performances whilst training for the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and beyond. We present how we worked backwards from the opportunity to improve the odds to win gold medals at the Olympics by leveraging data. Gain insights from Swimming Australia's lead Sport Scientist, Jess Corones, as she shares how this technology has helped SA to innovate faster, train smarter, and win more.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Building autonomous robots for everyday tasks with AWS RoboMaker (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      The past year has brought about a huge change in the way we live, with social distancing making us rethink how we approach everyday tasks such as grocery shopping or getting a check up at the doctor's office. With the recent democratisation of machine learning and robotics, makers and automation enthusiasts are leading the charge with building smart robotic devices to remotely facilitate these everyday tasks. In this session, we walk through an example of how AWS RoboMaker simplifies the development of these innovative ideas, and provides a cost effective and safe environment for makers to experiment with robotic ideas to meet the needs of a rapidly changing society. This session provides you with an understanding of how to start your own innovative projects on the AWS RoboMaker platform.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Securely onboard bio-reactors at scale using AWS IoT Core Fleet Provisioning (Level 400 - Expert)

      Provisioning devices with a device certificate so they can communicate securely is an essential component of any IoT project. There are multiple ways to do it with AWS IoT Core and which one works best for you will depend on your use case. In this session, we walk through a prototype built for Provectus Algae, an Australian biotech startup, and explain why AWS IoT Fleet Provisioning was used to onboard bio-reactor controllers to AWS IoT Core. We explain how fleet provisioning works and take you through a hands on demo of how to use Fleet provisioning to automatically onboard a Raspberry Pi to AWS IoT on its first boot.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

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      Quantum computing: From zero to hero with Amazon Braket (Level 200 - Intermediate)

      In this session, we illustrate a quantum algorithm using Amazon Braket, a fully managed service that helps you get started with quantum computing. We analyse the quantum algorithm in detail with code samples to help you gain understanding on how quantum computing works, where its power is coming from, and what its limitations are, paving the way for you to identify quantum use cases for business outcomes.

      Time: 2:50pm - 3:20pm (AEST)

    • Startup founder
    • Startup founder

      About this track

      Startup founders are entrepreneurs who focus on areas such as identifying successful product ideas, writing and executing business plans, and identifying the right marketing channels. More startups choose to build and succeed on AWS than anywhere else. Come and share in lessons on starting, building and scaling startups, both technically and commercially, to help fast track yours.

      Preparing for raising seed and series A investment (Level 100 - Introductory)

      This session is for startup founders who want to learn more about how to raise investment capital. Taking on early-stage investors during the “seed” and “series A” rounds are pivotal moments that can literally make or break the company. AWS helps our startups navigate to success through our seasoned Startup team and the AWS Startup Mentoring program. In this session we discuss tips, resources, and an approach that prepares founders for raising capital on terms that will pave the way for growth and success.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      How a high growth EdTech startup has thrived in an era of lockdowns (Level 100 - Introductory)

      In this session we are joined by Alex Burke, CEO of Education Perfect, for a fireside chat in which he tells us how the organisation has thrived in an era of remote learning, and rapid digitalisation of education. We hear how Education Perfect scaled customers, people, and its platform, with 500,000 new students added in 2020 despite school and border closures. Alex shares how to be proactive and positive when change is forced upon you, the importance of a data driven mindset, why customer feedback is like gold, the culture that underpins high performance teams, scaling without borders, and driving equitable access to education.

      Time: 11:40am - 12:10pm (AEST)

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      Build a data driven go-to-market strategy with AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

      It is important to know your numbers in a Software-as-a-Service company, including net of churn and customer acquisition costs, whether the business model drives profits, and if it is the right time to raise capital to accelerate your growth. In this session, we dive into best practices for working out your customer acquisition costs through each sales and marketing channel, and share why cloud marketplaces like AWS Marketplace can help your business, so you can run your own numbers each month and know where best to spend your capital to grow.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

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      Five ways AWS helps software businesses grow (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Hyper growth is top of mind for most software businesses and their investors and AWS has more to offer than just being a destination for innovation. In this session learn five ways AWS helps position companies for growth, take inspiration from the success of other software businesses and find out how you can get started.

      Time: 1:40pm - 2:10pm (AEST)

    • Getting started
    • Getting started

      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 organisations accelerate.

      Back to basics: Architect a 3 tier app on AWS without the heavy lifting (Level 100 - Introductory)

      Are you new to architecting with AWS and not sure where to start? Are you wondering how to take an existing 3-tier application and get it running in AWS? Do you want to understand where and how automation with AWS services can reduce on-call and out of hours efforts to get and keep 3-tier architectures running? This session takes you through considerations for running a traditional 3-tier application with AWS services and guides you through the resources available to help you architect with elasticity, scalability, reliability, performance, security, and operational excellence in mind.

      Time: 11:05am - 11:35am (AEST)

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      Build a data driven Go-To-Market strategy with AWS (Level 100 - Introductory)

      It’s important to know your numbers in a Software-as-a-Service company, including net of churn and customer acquisition costs, whether the business model drives profits and if it’s the right time to raise capital to accelerate your growth. In this session we dive into best practices for working out your customer acquisition costs through each sales and marketing channel and share why cloud marketplaces like AWS Marketplace can help your business - so you can run your own numbers each month and know where best to spend your capital for growth.

      Time: 1:05pm - 1:35pm (AEST)

    • Partner solutions
    • Partner solutions

      About this track

      Our sponsoring partners are an integral part of AWS Summit Online. Join the partner solutions track where leading technology providers will share their offerings and show how you can go further in the cloud.

      Microservices observability on Amazon EKS
      (Sponsored Session by Datadog)

      As your organisation shifts away from monolithic applications toward microservices, it is difficult to visualise all of the services deployed on Kubernetes and to understand their dependencies, leaving you with potential blind spots when you experience uptime or performance issues. In this session, learn how to use Datadog to correlate logs, traces, and metrics for your microservices, and how this allows your team to begin troubleshooting before your users experience problems.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      Powering real time analytics with data virtualization on AWS
      (Sponsored Session by Denodo)

      Is your organisation challenged with modernising analytics in the cloud, while driving smarter data integration capabilities? With a logical data warehouse, it virtually combines all the data across the enterprise and makes it available to analytical and visualization tools that facilitate timely, insightful, and impactful decisions. In this session, learn how data virtualization helps enterprise transition data between AWS cloud and on-premises easily with a virtual data layer that abstracts business users from the technical details of where data resides. It provides a seamless evolution to the capabilities of an existing data architecture without any business disruption.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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

      Forget the ‘new normal’, it’s time for the ‘not normal’. Where automated and intelligent observability can fully enable teams to work more efficiently, with answers, not just data. In this session, learn best practices and hear valuable customer examples from those that are ‘best in class’ in applying AI to cloud observability enabling higher quality software releases at scale.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      Useful cryptography: An introduction
      (Sponsored Session by Okta)

      Cryptography is often thought of as a scary topic, but it doesn’t have to be. In this session, learn about different types of useful cryptographies, how they work (without needing a Ph.D. in mathematics) and how to immediately start applying these concepts in your projects.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      Five ways to speed up dev and deployments with OpenShift on AWS
      (Sponsored Session by RedHat)

      With so many distributions of Kubernetes it’s important to understand when and why you should use Red Hat OpenShift. In this session, learn about 5 handy features and tools in OpenShift available for developers and administrators, that will give you the confidence to make the choice.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      End-to-end visibility in the cloud with OpenTelemetry
      (Sponsored Session by Splunk)

      Increasing environmental complexity makes understanding performance issues and debugging incredibly hard, making collecting data for analysis even more difficult. Often, data is siloed, thus lacking actionable information. With logs, metrics, and tracing data living in different places, how do we get this mashup of disparate data together? OpenTelemetry creates and collects telemetry data from services and software, then forwards that data to a variety of analysis tools, providing end-to-end observability to speed up performance troubleshooting. In this session, we introduce OpenTelemetry and show you how to get started with popular distributed tracing tools like Jaeger, Zipkin, AWS X-Ray, and Splunk.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      A practical guide on how to build dependably… eventually
      (Sponsored Session by TrendMicro)

      If you are building in the AWS Cloud, you will find tools that solve problems in many different ways. That level of flexibility is a wonderful but can also be a challenge in its own right. Can you ensure that your solution is dependable? Does it work the same way every time, all of the time? In this session, we walk through the timeline of a real-world solution and explore how to apply the AWS Well-Architected Framework, with an eye on dependability. We also share a number of key AWS services that can improve the system throughout its lifecycle.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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      Benchmark your cloud maturity: A best practices framework
      (Sponsored Session by VMware)

      Over the past decade, CloudHealth by VMware has worked with thousands of organizations at various stages in their cloud journeys and established a framework to assess and improve cloud maturity across the most critical areas of excellence: financial management, governance and operations, and security & compliance. In this session, Cloudhealth shares the four phases of cloud maturity, best practices for each, and how to scale your organization to the next level.

      Time: 12:30pm - 1:00pm (AEST)

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Michelle Simmons, Founding Director, Silicon Quantum Computing Australia

Professor Michelle Simmons is the founder of Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd, Australia’s first quantum computing company. She is also Director of the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology at UNSW Sydney and internationally renowned for creating the field of atomic electronics, pioneering new technologies to build computing devices in silicon at the atomic scale. Her team is leading the global race to develop a quantum computer in silicon, a transformational technology that has promise to exploit quantum physics to provide an exponential speed up in computing power for key problems. She has been recognised by the American Computer Museum as a pioneer in quantum computing, awarded the US Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology and was named the 2017 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Asia-Pacific Laureate in the Physical Sciences. In 2018 Professor Simmons was admitted as a Fellow to the Royal Society of London and named Australian of the Year. She is currently Editor-in-Chief of Nature Quantum Information and Chair of the American Physical Society Division of Quantum Information.

Julian Ogrin, CEO Kayo Sports

Julian has 25 years’ experience working in the telecommunications and technology industries both domestically and internationally. 

Julian held the position of Managing Director and CEO at telecommunications company amaysim between 2015-2018, overseeing the rapid rise of the company, which launched in November 2010, to become the leading challenger brand in the Australian mobile sector.

At amaysim, he pioneered the launch of an online subscription-based pricing model in Australia, with Unlimited Voice & Text and Included data, now the hero product with all competitors

Julian’s rich understanding of consumer behaviours is a vital asset as he leads Kayo, Australia’s premier sports streaming service offering over 50-plus sports from Australia and overseas , live and on demand, with a world leading user experience.

Sandra Martinez, CEO, Nestlé Oceania

Sandra Martinez is the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Oceania.

In this role, she leads the team behind of some of the region’s most iconic brands, such as KitKat, Nescafé, Milo, Allen's, Maggi, Uncle Tobys and Purina. Nestlé Oceania employees around 5000 people, with nine factories and 26 retail boutiques across Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific.

With a passion for sustainability, Ms Martinez is a Board Director of the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and chairs the Council’s Sustainable Practices Committee.

Ms Martinez has more than 30 years’ global experience with Nestlé in the Americas, Oceania, and its global headquarters in Switzerland.

She has held key roles in Cocoa Export and Confectionery, most notably as the Business Executive Manager for the Confectionery Division in Ecuador, President of the Nestlé Confectionery Business in Canada and Head of the Confectionery Strategy Business in Nestlé’s Swiss headquarters responsible for chocolate, biscuits and sugar, globally.

Ms Martinez also served as President and CEO of Nestlé Venezuela, where she delivered outstanding results in a highly complex and volatile environment.

Matt Comyn, Chief Executive Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)

Matt Comyn has been the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) since 9 April 2018.

Matt has 20 years’ experience in banking across business, institutional, retail and wealth management and has held a number of senior leadership roles since joining CBA in 1999.

As CEO, Matt is focused on building a simpler bank fully aligned to meeting the needs of customers in core markets, underpinned by stronger risk management and a continuing commitment to innovation and customer service.

From 2012 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer, Matt was Group Executive Retail Banking Services. This is CBA’s largest operating division, which accounts for more than half of the Bank’s profit and also leads the development of digital products and services for the Bank. Between 2006 and 2010, Matt was Managing Director of CBA’s biggest digital business, CommSec, overseeing a significant modernisation of its technology platform and growing market share and profitability.

Matt is Chairman of the Australian Banking Association (ABA), a director of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and UNICEF Australia.

Matt holds an Executive MBA from Sydney University, a Master’s degree in Commerce majoring in finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation, both from the University of New South Wales. He has also completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.

He is married with three children and lives in Sydney.

Dorothy Li, Vice President, AWS BI and Analytics

Dorothy has over twenty years of experience making both work and consumer products simple and delightful to use. She studied computer science in college, and started her career working on databases and database applications at Oracle. She joined Amazon in 1998 where she helped build out Amazon’s ecommerce platform. Throughout her long and diverse career at Amazon, Dorothy led and collaborated on products that had visibly impacted customers around the world – from the initial launch of Amazon Prime, to Kindle, and now AWS, focusing on data analytics and BI.

Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support

Peter DeSantis is the Senior Vice President of AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support. In this role, he leads the AWS teams responsible for designing the datacenters, servers and network that underpin our AWS services and deploying and operating this infrastructure worldwide as well as the customer facing organizations providing support for our AWS products. Peter joined Amazon in 1998. Prior to joining Amazon Web Services, Peter worked in various other groups within Amazon including leading the distributed systems engineering group. In March 2006, Peter joined Amazon Web Services as the General Manager of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). Peter led the EC2 team through the 2006 initial launch of the service and went on to lead a number of AWS products focused on compute and networking until he accepted the role of Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure in October 2016. In January of 2018, Peter expanded his role to include AWS Customer Support. In February 2020 Peter accepted the title of Senior Vice President. Peter earned a bachelor of arts with a dual major in Economics and Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Quinton Anderson, Director of Solution Architecture and Head of Technology, Australia and New Zealand, AWS

As the Director of Solution Architecture (SA) and Head of Technology for AWS Australia and New Zealand. Quinton leads the solution architecture community, provides thought leadership and works closely with customers to guide them during critical decision points on their cloud journeys. Bringing with him over 20 years’ experience across a range of roles. Quinton’s early career saw him build and grow startups as a software engineer focused on the defense industry in South Africa through to leading engineering teams and becoming a CIO for a large enterprise. With this engineering background and deep technical expertise in cloud technologies, his domain knowledge and strong people leadership helps him bridge the gap between IT and business.

Adam Beavis, Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, AWS

Adam Beavis is the Managing Director of Commercial Sales for Amazon Web Services in Australia and New Zealand. Adam is deeply passionate about the role technology plays in helping customers to innovate and transform. AWS services are trusted by millions of active customers around the world, including hundreds of thousands in Australia and New Zealand – from the fastest growing startups, to the largest enterprises, and government agencies of all sizes – AWS is helping customers accelerate agility and innovation, free them from legacy and friction, improve their customer experience, and provide them with the skills and training for the future workforce. Adam brings more than 20 years of experience working in the technology space, in technical and sales capacities. Before joining AWS over six years ago Adam held senior regional and national roles with leading technology companies.

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