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Join the AWS Public Sector Summit Online virtually to deepen your cloud knowledge and gain new skills to design, deploy, and use the cloud for your mission.

Hear from subject matter experts from Amazon Web Services (AWS) about how customers are successfully building solutions on AWS. Don't miss the keynote hosted by Teresa Carlson, former vice president of AWS worldwide public sector and industries, and Max Peterson, current vice president of AWS worldwide public sector. Dive deep into 45 breakout sessions across seven tracks, including topics such as getting started, security, building advanced architectures, digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), workforce development, and more.

Whether you are just getting started on the cloud or you are an advanced user, join us to get inspired and build on.

Keynote

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Kick off the AWS Public Sector Summit Online with a keynote address from Teresa Carlson, former vice president of AWS worldwide public sector and industries, and Max Peterson, current vice president of AWS worldwide public sector. In this address, Teresa and Max will take a look at innovative breakthroughs happening among public sector organizations from across the globe and discuss how public sector organizations can continue to push boundaries in service of their missions. 

Adarryl Roberts, program executive officer (PEO) of the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Sarah Wilkinson, chief executive officer (CEO) of National Health Service (NHS) Digital, Rod Bristow, president of Pearson, and Dr. Michael Snyder, professor, chair of genetics, and director of the center of genomics and personalized medicine of Stanford University will also share how they are leveraging the cloud to further drive their missions. Finally, Teresa will sit down for a fireside chat with Maureen Lonergan, director of AWS Training and Certification, and Dr. Tarika Barrett, CEO of Girls Who Code. The three women will discuss how equitable training and skills development can contribute to building an inclusive and diverse workforce.

Teresa Carlson has driven digital transformation across organizations worldwide, modernized policies at all levels of government, and cultivated a twenty-first century global workforce that is increasingly diverse, inclusive, and equipped with in-demand cloud skills.

Max Peterson is vice president of international sales for the AWS worldwide public sector. In this role, Peterson supports public sector organizations as they leverage the unique advantages of commercial cloud to drive innovation among government, educational institutions, healthcare institutions, and nonprofits around the world. He is responsible for all AWS public sector sales, business operations, and strategy across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Canada. Peterson is a public sector industry veteran with 30 years of experience and has an extensive background in developing relationships with public sector customers, as well as system integrators, solution providers, independent software vendors, and value-added resellers.

Mr. Adarryl M. Roberts is responsible for the management and oversight of DLA's Major Automated Information Systems and special interest programs. The DLA appointed Roberts to the senior executive service and selected him as the PEO for the DLA in 2019. Prior to this role, Roberts held a variety of positions at the DLA, Business Transformation Agency, Army Business Center for Acquisition Systems, CACI, Inc., and the United States Air Force. Roberts’ awards include the Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Outstanding Unit Ribbon, and Air Force Squadron/Group Company Grade Officer of the Year.

Sarah Wilkinson is the CEO of NHS Digital, the executive body of the Department of Health and Social Care, which provides information, data, and IT systems for health and social care nationally. Prior to joining NHS Digital, Wilkinson was chief information officer (CIO) at the Home Office. She previously worked in financial services where she held CIO roles at Credit Suisse, UBS, Deutsche Bank, and Lehman Brothers. Wilkinson is also a non-executive director of NatWest Markets, a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee of Kings College London, and a member of the advisory board of the Department of Computing at Imperial College. In each of the last four years, Wilkinson has been named within the top ten in the TechUK 50, Computer Weekly’s annual ranking of the Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in the UK IT Industry.

Rod Bristow leads Pearson’s global online learning businesses in schools, higher education, and employer based learning, in addition to his role as president for Pearson UK. Bristow has led Pearson UK since 2010. From 2014 to 2019, he also led all other core markets for Pearson. Bristow has worked in education, publishing, and assessment for more than 30 years in universities, schools, colleges, professional training, and learning technologies in the UK and internationally. Bristow is a trustee for the Education and Employers Taskforce, a fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, governor for Harlow College and the BMAT multi-academy trust, and past president of the Publishers Association. He is also chair of the judging panel for the National Teaching Awards.

Dr. Michael Snyder received his Ph.D. training at the California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a leader in the field of functional genomics and multiomics, and one of the major participants of the ENCODE project. His laboratory study was the first to perform a large-scale functional genomics project in any organism and has developed many technologies in genomics and proteomics. Snyder launched the field of personalized medicine by combining different state-of–the-art “omics” technologies to perform the first longitudinal detailed integrative personal omics profile (iPOP) of a person. His laboratory also pioneered the use of wearables technologies, including smart watches and continuous glucose monitoring, for precision health. Snyder is a cofounder of several biotechnology companies, including Personalis, SensOmics, Qbio, January, Protos, Oralome, Mirvie, and Filtricine.

Dr. Tarika Barrett oversees Girls Who Code’s free Summer Immersion Program and after-school Clubs Program, which have reached 300,000 girls around the world. She also oversees international programming, alumni programming, and People and Culture teams. Prior to joining Girls Who Code, Barrett was chief program officer at iMentor and led the organization’s programmatic efforts to build mentoring relationships that support students from low-income communities in graduating high school and succeeding in college. She previously worked in the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the New York City Department of Education and served as deputy network leader of the Brooklyn-Staten Island Network of New Visions for Public Schools. Barrett also serves on the boards of McGraw Hill and Eskolta.

Maureen Lonergan leads a team of builders committed to training the next generation of diverse cloud talent. Lonergan empowers AWS customers, partners, and employees to gain the skills and knowledge needed to leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. Lonergan launched AWS Training and Certification in 2012 with the vision of delivering new training and certification programs to meet learners where they are and to rapidly proliferate cloud skills. Her team has built a robust portfolio of flexible training offerings, alongside an industry-leading certification program. They are continuing to deliver innovative cloud learning opportunities. Education programs from Training and Certification, including AWS Academy and AWS re/Start, are building a pipeline of cloud talent to meet the demands of the future.

Level 100

Introductory
Sessions focus on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic.

Level 200

Intermediate
Sessions focus on providing best practices, details of service features, and demos with the assumption that attendees have introductory knowledge of the topics.

Level 300

Advanced
Sessions dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume that the audience has some familiarity with the topic but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution.

Breakout sessions

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Organizations need individuals with cloud skills to help transform their business. Explore 45 sessions to build and validate your skills so you can get more out of the cloud.

  • I am new to the cloud

    This track is ideal for IT managers, business leaders, system engineers, system administrators, developers, and architects who are eager to learn more about cloud computing and how to get started on the AWS Cloud. Topics include introduction to the core AWS services for compute, storage, database, and analytics.

    Get started with the AWS Cloud 

    LEVEL 100

    In this session, you will learn about the foundations of getting started in the AWS Cloud architecture and the services in the compute, storage, database, networking, and security categories. Build and validate an overall understanding of the AWS Cloud, key terminology, and help advance your AWS Cloud skills.

    Speaker(s): Manoj Ravikumar Nair, Sr. Technical Trainer, AWS

    Secure your AWS Cloud

    LEVEL 100

    Whether you are thinking of migrating to the AWS Cloud or already have a workload running on AWS, securing your data and resources should be at the top of the list. This session introduces several AWS services that you can use to improve your current security posture. Join us to learn the different security design principles that will help you to plan your security approach in the AWS Cloud and provides information on resources you can use to further your knowledge around security on AWS.

    Speaker(s): Alan Meridian, Senior Technical Trainer, AWS

    Perform large-scale migrations with AWS

    LEVEL 100

    Learn about AWS's strategy and best practices for performing large-scale migrations. Synthesized from AWS's experience helping hundreds of enterprise customers move to the cloud, you will learn proven techniques that make migrations successful and tools that will accelerate your migration journey to the AWS Cloud.

    Speaker(s): Manoj Ravikumar Nair, Sr. Technical Trainer, AWS

    Build your roadmap for financial management success on AWS

    LEVEL 100

    Whether you are just beginning a migration, building cloud-first products, or already have years of experience running production workloads on AWS, cloud economics is key to your growth. Join this session to hear AWS Cloud Economics experts walk through Cloud Financial Management capabilities using a cloud maturity model for customers at all stages of their cloud journey. You will learn to measure your organization’s maturity and find opportunities to achieve long-term financial success on AWS.

    Speaker(s): Norm Kean, Technical Trainer, AWS

    Discover AWS Cloud storage solutions

    LEVEL 100

    In this session, you will learn about the complete range of cloud services to store, access, govern, and analyze your data to reduce costs, increase agility, and accelerate innovation. Storage is a strategic component when moving workloads to the cloud. Join us to learn about the various AWS storage services and their key use cases.

    Speaker(s): John Tuffin, Principal Technical Trainer, AWS

    Use machine learning for your mission 

    LEVEL 100

    Public sector organizations handle massive amounts of data. But the manual processes of preserving, retrieving, and learning from this data is slow, inefficient, and error-prone. In this session, you’ll get an overview of the concepts, terminology, and processes of the field of machine learning (ML) and how it can transform your organization. Discover ML, how it can be leveraged to solve mission problems, and when’s its appropriate to use a ML model. 

    Speaker(s): Carl Leonard, Technical Trainer, AWS
  • I am experimenting with AWS

    This track is for customers who are new and just getting started with the cloud and AWS and focuses on fundamental topics for organizations at any stage in their cloud journey. Topics include disaster recovery, open data, security, migration, and more.

    Use open data for sustainable agriculture

    LEVEL 200

    As the world population expands and food insecurity reaches record levels, the collective needs for agriculture to produce more output with fewer resources is critical. Using Earth Observation data brings insights to agriculture and helps inform improved practices and outcomes in farms from Africa to Brazil and beyond. In this session, hear how you can find publicly available Earth observation data relevant for agriculture on AWS. See how customers like OneSoil, Sinergise, and Digital Earth Africa are using the cloud to build tools that enable renewable practices.

    Speaker(s): Joe Flasher, Open Data Leader, AWS

    Build the future of transportation with the cloud

    LEVEL 100

    Join this panel to learn how global leaders in the transportation industry are building resiliency and enhancing community experience through modernization. Hear how Elizabeth River Crossings, a toll operator in Virginia, migrated their legacy infrastructure to the cloud and implemented a new serverless back-office system. Learn how Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) uses the cloud to predict patronage numbers across their transport network enabling better workforce planning and asset utilization. Also hear how one of the largest toll road operators, Transurban, leverages the cloud to innovate across its portfolio of 20 roads and customer products in Australia and North America.

    Speaker(s): Chris Bennetts PSM, Head of Technology and Innovation, Transport for NSW; Emeka Moneme, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Innovation, Transurban; David Sullivan, CEO, Elizabeth River Crossings; Phil Silver, Transportation Leader, AWS 

    Plan for a resilient tomorrow: The calm before the storm

    LEVEL 100

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

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

    Leverage the cloud for global online classrooms

    LEVEL 100

    In today’s evolving landscape, educational institutions are embracing remote learning to prepare students to successfully enter the workforce. Jesuit Worldwide Learning uses Canvas – Instructure’s AWS-backed learning management system – to provide a global online classroom to learners in refugee camps in Iraq, Kenya, Malawi, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Syria. Join this session to hear from both Instructure and Jesuit Worldwide Learning on how to use technology to educate and upskill students on the other side of the world.

    Speaker(s): Melissa Loble, Chief Customer Experience Officer, Instructure; Vivian Faustino, Faculty and Program Lead, City College of San Francisco and Volunteer, Jesuit Worldwide Learning

    Reinvent medical imaging with machine learning on AWS

    LEVEL 200

    The future possibilities for medical imaging is endless with machine learning (ML) as its central innovation engine. Researchers, developers, startups, and larger enterprises are engaged in building, training, and deploying ML medical imaging solutions that are poised to transform today’s medical workflows and the future value of imaging in diagnosis and treatment. In this session, hear how you can reinvent medical imaging with the cloud and discover how Radboud University Medical Center uses AWS to power its ML imaging platform with 45,000+ registered researchers and clinicians from all over the world.

    Speaker(s): Prof. Bram van Ginneken, Professor, Radboud University; Razvan Ionasec, EMEA Healthcare Tech Leader, AWS

    Prepare for ransomware

    LEVEL 200

    Learn how to protect your organization from ransomware threats. Join this session to see how to use the AWS security self-assessment toolkit and other related AWS services to defend against ransomware. You’ll also hear key takeaways from the recently released NIST SP 1800-25 and SP 1800-26 ransomware guidance and how to extend the self-assessment toolkit.

    Speaker(s): Abhi Singh, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

    Get rolling with Machine Learning on AWS DeepRacer

    LEVEL 200

    Developers, start your engines! This session provides developers of all skill levels an opportunity to get hands-on with AWS DeepRacer. 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.

    Speaker(s): Pallavi Nargund, Solutions Architect, AWS
  • I already use AWS

    This track is the next step in the technical journey and is for attendees looking to deepen their understanding of cloud technology. Sessions provide a deeper dive into the technology and how it is used across organizations. Topics include resiliency, security, serverless, AI, and ML.

    Streamline document processing with AI and ML

    LEVEL 200

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the healthcare industry. Join this session to hear how National Health Services Business Service Authority (NHS BSA) leverages AWS ML services to streamline their document processing and automate their business processes using Amazon Textract, Amazon SageMaker, and Amazon A2I. Learn how AWS is empowering the organization to accelerate their business outcomes, driving efficiencies and extending this solution to other parts of their business using AWS.

    Speaker(s): Chris Suter, Lead Infrastructure and Connectivity Architect, NHSx; Jihun Kim, Senior Data/ML Architect, AWS

    Accelerate space traffic management in the cloud

    LEVEL 200

    There are over 250,000 pieces of space debris in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) large enough to destroy a satellite or spacecraft. Born-in-the-cloud technology company LeoLabs uses AWS to power its space traffic management platform, which tracks all active satellites and debris in LEO and warns satellite operators of potential collisions. Join this session for a demonstration of the platform and learn how LeoLabs has integrated AWS high performance computing (HPC), Amazon EC2, containers, and serverless computing into their end-to-end solution architecture to help space, scientific, defense, and intelligence agencies monitor and protect their most valuable space assets.

    Speaker(s): Dan Ceperley, CEO and Cofounder, Leo Labs; Shayn Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Aerospace and Tech Leader, AWS

    How the Department of Housing and Urban Development is transforming loan origination and servicing

    LEVEL 200

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) FHA Catalyst initiative is modernizing its $1.3T single family housing mortgage insurance program. In response to COVID-19 and working remotely, FHA Catalyst enabled HUD to provide continuity of business operations with its customers, including receiving 144,000 claims and 128,000 case binders from 1,100 different customer companies in the 2020 launch. Join this session to learn how HUD uses AWS GovCloud (US) to establish a secure, multi-account-based AWS General Support System (GSS) environment, secure an Authority to Operate (ATO), and accelerate innovation.

    Speaker(s): Artie Chin, Chief Digital Services Officer, HUD - Office of CIO; Kimberly Weaver, VP Financial Technology Solutions, Pyramid Systems; Olivia Peterson, WWPS Federal Financials Leader, AWS

    State and local governments innovate using the cloud 

    LEVEL 100

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

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

    Transform citizen engagement in Africa with GovChat

    LEVEL 200

    Since 2018, GovChat is the official platform for citizen engagement in South Africa. With over 50 million users, GovChat enables citizen to engage with 10,000 South African government representatives and 60,000 public facilities through their mobile devices or online. Join this session to hear how GovChat created rapid, scalable, and low-cost solutions with AWS Lamda and Amazon Lex to build chatbots to track grant applications and transfer data securely in real-time.

    Speaker(s): Eldrid Jordaan, CEO, GovChat

    Transform distance learning with the cloud

    LEVEL 200

    During peak education seasons, student registration and learning management systems (LMS) suffer outages and degraded performance. Moving those systems to the cloud brings elasticity to accommodate those variable workloads, reducing lost sales and failed student registrations. To respond to COVID-19, institutional administration had to change because new student selection and academic assessment had to be conducted virtually. Join this session to see how AWS made it possible for Ânima Educação to use facial recognition and other forms of strong identity so that students could take exams from home via a computer or mobile devices.

    Speaker(s): João Talles, Infrastructure IT Leader, Ânima Educação; Wesley Rodrigues, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS 

    Achieve the highest level of assurance with provable security

    LEVEL 200

    Learn how AWS achieves provable security protects at scale. You will hear ingredients of the secret sauce on how automated reasoning helps AWS and our customers achieve the highest level of assurance by providing what we call provable security. You will see how we leverage automated reasoning at AWS to ensure your data is secure in the cloud and how you can secure your sensitive data and workloads.

    Speaker(s): Neha Rungta, Sr. Principal Applied Scientist, AWS
  • I run complex AWS workloads

    This track is for attendees who are using the cloud to solve complex challenges and simplify outcomes to reach time to market quickly. Sessions provide guidance on how to increase agility to innovation and take out the heavy lifting in building, deploying and operating your infrastructure for scale, AI, ML, security, and databases.

    Accelerate DoD Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) on AWS

    LEVEL 200

    To address the growing threat of malicious cyber activity, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) developed and is mandating Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) compliance for DIB contractors prior to contract award. The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment leads the DoD CMMC program and will share the latest program updates, along with how the cloud will help companies accelerate their compliance. Learn about the design of AWS Cloud solutions and programs that help customers accelerate CMMC compliance while reducing the level of effort and risk.

    Speaker(s): Katie Arrington, Chief Information Security Officer for Acquisition, U.S. Dept of Defense - Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment; Ulysses Cubillos, Sr. Business Development Manager, AWS GovCloud - Regulated Industries, AWS

    Adopt modern application lifecycles and DevOps with AWS

    LEVEL 300

    Join this whiteboarding session to learn best practices in DevOps build, test, deploy, and operate lifecycles on AWS. You'll hear about the AWS suite of applications and DevOps tools, as well as AWS CloudFormation. See how to build applications that scale to millions of users with global availability and responds in milliseconds. You'll learn what a modern application consists of and how AWS services can enable you to build these applications.

    Speaker(s): Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

    Accelerate the pace of research with Kyoto University

    LEVEL 200

    Sequencing technology for human genome information led to human genome analysis on a scale of tens to hundreds of thousands of people outside Japan. In this session, you'll learn how Kyoto University Center for Genomic Medicine enables hybrid cloud and supercomputer systems to support research efforts to integrate the analysis of large-scale genomic information and share results securely with collaborators around the world.

    Speaker(s): Prof. Masao Nagasaki, Professor, Kyoto University; Saori Yagyu, Account Executive, AWS

    Build trustworthy machine learning (ML) detection and monitor bias in ML models

    LEVEL 300

    Join this whiteboarding session to understand the importance of monitoring and modifying your machine learning (ML) model to solve real-life problems. Learn how to increase transparency for stakeholders and customers with powerful bias detection and explainability features to derive outcomes. Deep dive into best practices for identifying bias and how Amazon SageMaker Clarify helps data scientists monitor production models then measure and explain model behaviors.

    Speaker(s): Aaron Sengstacken, Machine Learning Specialist, AWS

    Use lessons learned from the field to build for security

    LEVEL 300

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

    Speaker(s): Brad Dispensa, Principal Security and Compliance Specialist, AWS

    Reduce time and risk migrating SQL Server to PostgreSQL

    LEVEL 300

    Save costs by not paying for SQL Server licenses you don’t need. At AWS re:Invent 2020, Amazon announced Babelfish for Aurora PostgresSQL, a new translation capability to run SQL Server applications easily on Aurora PostgreSQL. Babelfish understands SQL Server’s proprietary dialect, T-SQL, and communications protocol, TDS. Join this session to understand the service, what SQL databases to run, and the benefits of Babelfish for enterprises running Microsoft SQL Server.

    Speaker(s): Bill Jacobi, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

    Shift your ML model into overdrive with AWS DeepRacer analysis tools

    LEVEL 300

    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 DeepRacer session which helps guide you through building your first model, this course will extend your machine learning by exploring how human analysis of reinforcement learning through logs will improve your performance through trend identification and optimization to better prepare for the 2021 racing divisions!

    Speaker(s): Don Barber, Senior Manager, Solutions Architect, AWS
  • I am a business leader

    This track will feature speakers from AWS leadership, cloud engineering, and other visionaries in the industry. Session topics will include both technical and non-technical themes, such as cost economics, digital transformation, workforce development, and driving innovation with AWS.

    Build cloud skills for the digital economy

    LEVEL 200

    Join this session to hear from the El Salvador Minister of Economy on how they collaborated with AWS to create the Cloud Skills for El Salvador initiative. This initiative trained more than 3,000 young people who were studying at home, inspiring them to explore entrepreneurship and build in-demand skills. Learn about the programs used by Cloud Skills for El Salvador, including AWS Educate and AWS Academy, and how they support learners and educators.

    Speaker(s): María Luisa Hayem Brevé, Minister of Economy, El Salvador; Hilary Foster, Education Programs Lead, LCC, AWS

    Cultivate innovation with the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

    LEVEL 100

    In this session, the Canadian Institute of Healthcare Information (CIHI) discusses how going all-in on AWS has fostered a culture of innovation by expanding the roles and technical skills of their staff, creating an environment with more flexibility, better security, and disaster recovery. It also provides staff with opportunities to experiment and innovate. Join us as CIHI provides comparable and actionable data and information that are used to accelerate improvements in health care, health system performance, and population health across Canada.

    Speaker(s): Ron Huxter, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI); Neil McFarlane, Senior Solutions Architect, AWS

    Shape the cities of tomorrow with City on a Cloud winners

    LEVEL 100

    Join us to find out which cloud projects are helping the world adapt to these unprecedented times by supporting our cities to become more resilient. From governments to healthcare, nonprofits, and more, meet the leaders who are shaping our future: the winners of the latest AWS City on a Cloud innovation challenge. Get inspired to start building today.

    Speaker(s): Ann Molin, Founder & Secretary General, Hack for Earth Foundation; Debbie Rogers, Managing Director, Praekelt.org; SeokMei Goh, CEO, Griffiquo Group; Wayne Soutter, Local Government Solutions Specialist - EMEA, AWS

    Powered by purpose: Imagine Grant winners

    LEVEL 100

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

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

    Accelerate digital transformation using hybrid cloud with AWS Outposts

    LEVEL 200

    Organizations are modernizing their workloads by migrating to the cloud to take advantage of the agility, expenditure, and scalability it offers. In this session, learn how National Telecom, Thailand’s leading digital and telecommunications service provider, uses AWS Outposts as a fully managed service that offers the same AWS infrastructure, services, applications program interface, and tools to virtualize data centers and on-premises facilities. Learn how AWS Outposts can support hybrid cloud services and provide digital transformation and innovation capabilities for organizations.

    Speaker(s): Dr. Wongkot Vijacksungsithi, Senior Executive Vice President Digital Business, National Telecom; Julian Lau, Sales Leader, Emerging Markets, AWS

    Make the economic case for accelerating your cloud journey

    LEVEL 100

    Understanding the financial benefits from migrating workloads to the cloud is essential to accelerating your journey. This session will walk through a best-practice approach based on factual data of existing infrastructure and its actual day-to-day utilization in running your workloads. Receive practical advice to get the most accurate outputs and support an executable migration plan to drive your mission.

    Speaker(s): Kevin Long, Cloud Economist, AWS; Hitesh Mirchandani, Cloud Economist, AWS
  • I need security solutions from AWS Partners

    Join this track to take a deep dive into how AWS Partners are prioritizing security with their public sector customers.

    AI at population scale

    LEVEL 100

    Fractal delivered a platform to help analyze data and make decisions related to COVID-19 progression for the government of Telangana, India, who deployed it on AWS in five days. The solution, based on Intel processors, delivered more than 100 dashboards using anonymized government and public datasets with hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 data points. Learn about the build, scale, and impact of this platform on which machine learning models for disease transmission predictions, citizen mobility analytics, situational awareness of disease spread, and hospital care readiness were built. Hear how the team anticipated sustainable recovery scenarios and how healthcare and government came together.

    HOSTED BY: INTEL

    Speaker(s): Srikanth Velamakanni Executive Vice-Chairman, Fractal; Nivruti Rai Country Head, Intel India Vice President, Data Platform Group

    Knock down tech silos to deliver cloud-based social services

    LEVEL 100

    Hear the real story of how one department accelerated the secure build of a statewide platform on AWS, for health and human services to provide better data access and integrated resources to their clients. With data security being the highest priority, the organization needed a partner with security expertise to provide critical vulnerability management and endpoint protection, as well as consolidation and cost savings through the use of a comprehensive SaaS platform. In this session, you will learn how to take advantage of scripting and automation while integrating with AWS to address your security and compliance needs.

    HOSTED BY: TREND MIRCO

    Speaker(s): David Abramowitz, Regional Technical Lead, Mid Atlantic and Federal, Trend Micro

    Splunk contact center analytics with Amazon Connect

    LEVEL 100

    The Splunk for Amazon Connect app leverages the Splunk Data to Everything platform to provide real-time, holistic, and integrated visibility for Amazon Connect powered contact centers, enabling real-time, data-driven actions. With the Splunk for Amazon Connect App, agencies can drive excellent customer service while optimizing efficiency in applications and personnel. Join this session to see how the app integrates myriad data sources including contact records, agent events, reports and transcripts, application logs, flow logs and metrics, sentiment, and softphone metrics to help gain insight on the current state and understand how customer service is being impacted at your contact center. Learn how you can use the Splunk platform to integrate these insights with endpoint monitoring, synthetic test data, and any number of additional data streams to provide comprehensive end-to-end visibility for contact center services.

    HOSTED BY: SPLUNK

    Speaker(s): Matt Olson, Global Strategist for Public Sector, Splunk

    Automate security for the FedRAMP Cloud

    LEVEL 100

    FedRAMP compliance for a software as a service (SaaS) vendor is challenging at scale. The only way to force multiply your security effort is to use cloud native technology. Datadog in particular has some unique concerns with regard to securing our customer data. Join this session to learn exactly how they maintain compliance and safeguard data on top of our 100 percent cloud-native architecture. Leveraging technologies like Lambda and event-driven design patterns allows you to meet and exceed compliance baselines.

    HOSTED BY: DATADOG

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

    2021: The year of the hybrid

    LEVEL 200

    2021 will be a year of blended activity by organizations, employees, and threat actors alike. What are companies doing in response to this changing dynamic -- and what lessons learned does this offer public sector organizations? How can government expand digital services efficiently and securely even in the facing of declining budgets? What are some specific focus areas or capabilities public sector organizations should look at? Join this session to explore these questions.

    HOSTED BY: FORTINET

    Speaker(s): James Richberg, CISO Public Sector, Fortinet

    Accelerate cybersecurity and compliance

    LEVEL 200

    Xacta is an automated risk and compliance solution for virtually any of today’s risk management frameworks that's optimized for cloud security assessments and deployments on AWS. Join this session to learn about three main use cases of the Xacta platform: FedRAMP, CMMC and ICT Supply Chain Risk Management or ICT-SCRM. Discover how Xacta can be used to fast track your FedRAMP authorizations, prepare for CMMC certification, and help you manage your IT vendor risk.

    HOSTED BY: TELOS

    Speaker(s): Stephen Horvath, Vice President, Strategy and Cloud, Telos
  • I want to learn about AWS Partner-led innovation

    Join this track to learn how AWS Partners are paving the way for innovation and driving transformation projects for public sector organizations. Topics include remote learning, cloud migration, and predictive analytics.

    Unlock innovation and accelerate change with data

    LEVEL 200

    Everywhere you look data is exploding and our customers’ data strategy empowers the mission at hand. Hear from Sandy Carter, vice president, partners and programs, WWPS, AWS, on how data-led migrations are allowing our partners and customers to reach new insights and unlock new value from existing artificial intelligence and machine learning models.

    Speaker(s): Sandy Carter, Vice President, WWPS Partners and Programs, AWS

    Cloud migration and application modernization with VMware Cloud

    LEVEL 100

    In today’s digital transformation era, public sector organizations are looking for a hybrid cloud service to securely run production applications across their on-premises and cloud environment without disrupting existing operations. Join us to see how VMware Cloud on AWS and VMware Cloud on AWS GovCloud(US) enable public sector agencies to run a similar vSphere-based environment on AWS infrastructure with optimized access to AWS services–delivered with consistent infrastructure and operations. 

    HOSTED BY: VMWARE

    Speaker(s): Andrew Nielsen, Sr Director, Cloud Migration and Technical Enablement in VMware’s Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware

    How Federal Agencies are accelerating IT modernization for US Citizens

    LEVEL 100

    Digital transformation is the future. Open source collaboration continues to provide the strongest foundation for government customers. Join this session to learn how Red Hat focuses on helping government customers deliver seamless and secure design, development, and deployment.

    HOSTED BY: RED HAT

    Speaker(s): Tres Vance, Public Sector Hyperscale GTM Leader, Red Hat

    Modernize government analytics with a cloud lakehouse

    LEVEL 100

    From the federal data strategy to state investments in artificial intelligence, it’s clear the government is focusing on IT modernization. Unfortunately, legacy investments are creating roadblocks. Many agencies grapple with data silos, complicated data architectures, and limited insights. Lakehouse, a modern architecture that combines the best of data warehouses with the low-cost, flexibility, and scale of a cloud data lake can help. Agencies can bring together all their data in a single, high-performance platform for analytics and data science while reducing costs by nearly 50 percent compared to legacy infrastructure. Learn how agencies like the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Air Force use the Databricks Lakehouse Platform to deliver on their mission objectives. 

    HOSTED BY: DATABRICKS

    Speaker(s): Howard Levenson, RVP, Federal, Databricks

    Three critical capabilities for always on, fully optimized mission systems

    LEVEL 100

    Systems continuity and performance are vital to achieving the mission for the warfighter in the field to the Veteran at home. With dozens if not thousands of machines, systems, applications and infrastructure, which all depend upon each other, maintaining a state of continuity and performance of mission-critical systems is no longer manually possible. Software intelligence provides 24/7/365 awareness and control over both on-premises and cloud-located IT environments.In this session, discover the three critical components for always on, fully optimized mission systems.

    HOSTED BY: DYNATRACE

    Speaker(s): Willie Hicks, Federal CTO, Dynatrace

    Future-proof with MongoDB Atlas on AWS

    LEVEL 100

    COVID-19 changed the way businesses operate. Many companies are being asked to do more with less while still innovating their way to the top. Whether you’re looking to innovate or are just trying to get by, join us for this session to understand how NoSQL  and MongoDB on AWS provide the speed, scalability, and flexibility you need to stay ahead of the competition and future-proof for success in a post-COVID world.

    HOSTED BY: MONGODB

    Speaker(s): Suraj Shetty, Senior Solutions Architect, MongoDB

Zones and activities

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Discover additional learning opportunities and resources by checking out different zones and activities available at the Summit.

Resource Center

Explore additional resources to pave the way for innovation and further your mission on the AWS Cloud. Download whitepapers, customer references, and watch on-demand videos to help you accelerate your cloud journey and stay connected with AWS.

Builders' Zone

Dive deep into technical stacks for developers, try out demos with step-by-step guides, learn about solutions from other organizations, and walk away with the ability to implement these or similar solutions in your own organization.

Training and Certification

Practice and build your AWS skills right here, right now. Learn from a series of hands-on labs, chat with our trainers online to understand how to get started, and build your own learning path moving forward.

Partner Resource Zone

Visit the Partner Resource Zone to explore a robust offering of dedicated partner content about the AWS Partner Network (APN), partner programs, resources, and the tools to help you build and grow your business with AWS. The Partner Resource Zone offers customers a resource to identify and find the right partner to help them unlock agility and innovation for their business.

Startup Loft

Startups are revolutionizing public sector operations by bringing efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation to the way these organizations work. Hear from our startup experts and learn more about the startup programs at AWS that can help you become the next big thing.

AWS DeepRacer League

Join the AWS DeepRacer League from anywhere in the world. Compete in time trial races and take on new challenges such as head-to-head racing via the AWS DeepRacer console.