AWS Summit Online EMEA
 Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Join the Builders' Day on June 9, 2021


The AWS Summit Online starts with Builders' Day on June 9th, a free event designed to educate and accelerate your skills to build, deploy, and operate your cloud infrastructure and applications. Sessions will be available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Hebrew, and they will be delivered by AWS subject matter experts and customers who successfully build solutions on AWS. 

 Why attend?

Join us as we dive deep into AWS technologies and feature step-by-step technical demos across various topics – data & analytics, AI/ML, serverless, containers, security and more. Explore a range of use cases and learn best practices around architecture and code as we bring technologists together and build for the future.

 Who should attend?

We recognize customers are in many stages of their cloud adoption journeys - initial exploration, superuser status, and everything in between.

This event is designed for technologists of all levels. Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Summit Online.

What to Expect?

Hear from local AWS country leaders about the latest trends, customers and partners in your market, followed by the opening keynote with Peter DeSantis & Dorothy Li. Then dive deep in over 55 breakout sessions across 9 tracks, featuring content to help you get started, build advanced architectures, app development, DevOps and more. Tune in live to network with fellow technologists and have your questions answered in real-time by AWS Experts. 


Builders' Day Keynote

There has never been a more important time to be flexible. Join Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support, and special guest Dorothy Li, Vice President, AWS BI and Analytics as they discuss how moving your applications, data, and workloads to the cloud gives you the flexibility you need to reinvent your business.

Peter DeSantis

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

Dorothy Lee

Dorothy Li
Vice President,
AWS BI and Analytics 

Darren Mowry

Darren Mowry
Managing Director,
Europe, Middle East and Africa, AWS

Content designed for you


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.

Getting Started
Getting Started
Data & Analytics
Data & Analytics
Machine Learning
Machine Learning
Level 100
Sessions are focused on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic.
Level 200
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
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
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.

Timing & Location


Wednesday, June 9 | Online




 10:00 - 16:30

Cape Town

 10:00 - 16:30


 11:00 - 17:30


 12:00 - 18:30

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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.

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. 

Darren Mowry, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, AWS

Darren is the Managing Director of AWS for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Darren leads an international organization of sales, business development and technology specialists across 24 countries focused on acceleration and expansion of AWS throughout EMEA - bringing an unparalleled customer experience to customers across borders. Throughout his 8 years with AWS, Darren has previously led the AWS UKI & Nordics business, as well as the AWS Business Development organization focused on market segment strategy (Enterprise, ISV, game-tech, SMB, and digitally-native organizations) along with driving our customer engagements focused on large-scale migrations, greenfield acquisition, digital innovation (using Amazon’s Working Backwards strategy), vertical industry specialization, cloud economics, large-deal pursuits, competitive intelligence, and developer relations.