AWS Summit Singapore
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Day 2: AWS Summit | Agenda

7:30am Registration
8:00am Solutions Expo Showcase
9:15am – 10:45am

Opening Keynote – Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support

AWS Customers: 
Certis – Chua Chwee Koh, Chief Group Technology & Operations
Traveloka – Sergei Shvetsov, Head of Engineering

10:45am – 11:15am Refreshment Break and Solutions Expo Showcase
11:15am – 5:00pm Breakout Tracks
  • Transforming the Financial Enterprise
  • Machine Learning
  • Digital Native Enterprise
  • Application Modernisation
  • Insights & Analytics
  • Startups
  • Transforming the Financial Enterprise
  • Transforming the Financial Enterprise (L200)

    From capital markets and insurance, to global investment banks, payments, and emerging fintech startups, AWS helps customers innovate, modernize, and transform. As a result, our customers speed go-to-market, deliver richer customer engagements and experiences, automate and strengthen security, and drive efficiencies at scale, all while lowering costs. This track will focus on the best practices and insights across the financial services segment with customers from around the globe and the local region sharing their learnings and cloud transformation journeys.

    Who Should Attend:
    Executives, Functional Heads, Team Leads and IT Professionals (Architects, Developers, Admins) from Banking, Insurance, Financial Services and Fintech organizations.

       
       
    11:15am – 11:55am Building an Organization for Velocity
    Speaker: Sudesh Shah, Vice President – Cloud, Singtel
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    The Future of Enterprise IT for Financial Services

    Hear why customers adopt, how you can follow and the positive impact of Financial Services customers choosing to use AWS Cloud. This session will be presented by Jonathan Allen – AWS Enterprise Strategist and Evangelist. Sharing some of his experience and lessons learned when he was the CTO of Capital One UK, across the paradigms of People, Process and Technology and leveraging first-hand knowledge of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework and Mass Migration best practices.

    Speaker: Jonathan Allen, Enterprise Strategist, AWS

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Unlocking Developer Potential and Data in Regulated Environments

    Speakers:
    Ian Donaldson, Senior Consultant, Sourced Group
    Kevin Littlejohn, Senior Consultant, Sourced Group

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch Break and and Solutions Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    Accelerated Cloud Transformation - How National Australia Bank (NAB) Went from 0 to 3000 Employees Trained in a Year

    This session discusses the need to rapidly adapt your workforce in the cloud era and how to structure your training and enablement programs for mass organisational transformation in a regulated environment. Learn the role training plays in your accelerated transformation and how partnering with the AWS Training and Certification team can further accelerate your cloud strategy. Learn how NAB extended the program to partners which led to an on-going mass migration to cloud. Hear how NAB bootstrapped a large scale enablement program across an entire bank, how they responded to challenges faced as the program grew and how the team scaled to support thousands of engineers.

    Speakers:
    Elly Juniper, BDM Training & Certification, APAC, AWS
    Arden Packeer, FSI Solutions Architect, APAC, AWS

    Customer Speaker:
    Paul Silver, Engineer Manager and NAB Cloud Guild Founder, National Australia Bank (NAB)

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm How to Reduce Spend and Improve Efficiency in your AWS Environment
    Speaker: Sean O’Dell, Sr. Staff Native Cloud Advocate,  VMware
       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm Next Generation Audit & Compliance

    A benefit AWS has over traditional legacy infrastructure is the high degree of visibility and the near real-time automation to respond to events and mis-configurations in your environment. In this talk, we will discuss how AWS services allow you to move away from a point in time assessment or “annual” approach to audit, and move to a near real-time, continuous compliance program. We will provide an update of the regional regulatory landscape. We will describe frameworks large global financial institutions are using to operate at scale with the assurance their controls and governance models are in line with their regulatory requirements and internal control policies.
       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

    The Standard Chartered Cloud Journey

    Discover how Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) walked the journey from its initial experiments, through to a highly elastic and cost-optimised risk grid, and finally to storing financial data on the cloud. See how SCB took advantage of new AWS capabilities to optimize a secure and compliant cloud environment, including use of EC2 Spot instances to save money and achieve scale.

    Speaker: Jon Austin, Enterprise Solutions Architect, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services

    Customer Speakers:
    Arun Vivek, Principal Security Consultant - Public Cloud and Containers, Security & Trust Solution Centre, Standard Chartered Bank
    Daniel Kazarinow, Global Cloud Operations Lead, Standard Chartered Bank

       
  • Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning in the Real World (L200 - 300)

    We are focused on solving some of the toughest challenges that hold back machine learning form being in the hands of every developer. The AWS capabilities are built on the most comprehensive cloud platform, optimised for machine learning with high-performance compute securely. Learn from experts different ways to build and manage your ML solutions, accelerate ML adoption in your organization and bring increased value to your business.

    Who should attend:
    CTOs, Data Scientist, Developers, SREs and Tech Leads

       
       
    11:15am – 11:55am Tech Deep Dive: Cloud Data Management with Veeam, N2WS and AWS
    Speaker: Rick Vanover, Senior Director, Product Strategy, Veeam
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Accelerating ML Adoption with Our New AI services

    Adding to the existing AI services, AWS continues to bridge the gap for developers to build ML solutions without the hurdle of having data science expertise. In this session learn about the new services announced at re: Invent (Forecast, Textract and Personalize) and get a preview of what to expect when building time series models, OCR and recommendation engines with little to no data science experience.

    Speaker: Ben Snively, Principal Solutions Architect - Data & Analytics, AWS

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Build a Unified Cloud
    Speaker: Sunil Chavan, Vice President, FlashBlade Sales, Pure Storage, Asia Pacific & Japan

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    Build, Train and Deploy Deep Learning Models on Amazon Sagemaker

    Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed platform that enables developers and data scientists to quickly and easily build, train, and deploy machine learning models at any scale. Amazon SageMaker takes away the heavy lifting of machine learning, thus removing the typical barriers associated with machine learning. In this session, we'll dive deep into the technical details of each of the modules of Amazon SageMaker to showcase the capabilities of the platform.

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm

    Learn How to Achieve Complete Visibility, Strong Security and Receive Actionable Alerts Using VPC Flow Logs and Other AWS Tools

    Speakers:
    Eric Rennie, Principal Cybersecurity Systems Engineer
    Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud – Automated Advanced Threat Detection

       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm

    Building Business Outcomes with Machine Learning on AWS

    AWS offers different paths for building and deploying scalable ML solutions. This session provides an insight to how AWS customers are building intelligent systems powered by AI and ML. Learn how these services, in conjunction with the large number of complementary AWS technologies, provide a great platform for our customers to build their own AI and ML powered solutions and drive business value. Towards the latter part of this session, hear how customers are deploying their ML on AWS and can now leverage Marketplace to monetise their models.

    Speaker: Barnam Bora, Head of AI/ML, APAC, AWS

       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

    ML in the Physical World with IoT

    Machine learning enables fantastic business opportunities. Whether through implementing smarter data driven decision making or more precise recommendations. In many cases, machine learning needs to leave the cloud and be applied closer to the end customer, closer to the data being generated. In this session, we will cover how AWS IoT suite of services enables bridging that gap between cloud and edge. We will show how AWS IoT technology enable machine learning at the edge in a scalable manner, and how customers are leveraging AWS IoT to bring their business solutions to life.

    Speaker: Tim Cruse, Specialist Solutions Architect - IoT, APAC, AWS

       
  • Digital Native Enterprise
  • Digital Native Enterprise (L100 - 200)

    Enterprises are now rapidly increasing the adoption of cloud as a catalyst for transformation and to create a culture of innovation and speed. The next generation of Enterprises will have migrated their legacy to the cloud and become more cloud native. This track will share insights and best practices from AWS global and regional experience on how it has helped enterprises migrate core and enterprise applications to cloud in their quest to become digial native enterprises.

    Who should attend:
    This track is designed for staff from Enterprise companies who are involved in or impacted by Cloud initiatives in their organization.
    Technology background: Executive/ Head/ VP/ Director/ Manager/ Architect/ Developer/ Engineer/ Admin from IT, Infrastructure, Applications, Network, Security teams
    Business background: Executive/ Head/ VP/ Director/ Manager/ Analyst from Business, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Procurement, Compliance, Risk, HR teams

       
       
    11:15am – 11:55am VMware: The Fastest Path to Hybrid Cloud
    Speaker: Kit Colbert, CTO, Cloud Platform BU, Vmware
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Enterprise Migration Journey Roadmap

    This session takes the learnings and best practices from AWS's enterprise cloud migrations and combines them into a prescriptive model (roadmap) to accelerate the cloud journey. It describes streams of activities and deliverables that are required to drive a successful migration. This roadmap is targeted to help all enterprise customers irrespective of where they are at in their cloud transformation journey.

    Speaker: Sanjay Yadave, Head of Enterprise & Migrations Acceleration Team, ASEAN, AWS

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Pragmatic Container Security
    Speaker: Paul Hidalgo, Solution Architect, Trend Micro (Singapore)

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    Transformation Towards a Digital Native Enterprise

    This session showcases traditional Enterprise businesses that have substantially transformed to become digitally native where technology is a differentiator rather than a overhead. Learn how you can start your business on this journey and unlock the agility, speed to market and innovation that your customers demand.

    Speaker: Jon Austin, Enterprise Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm Latest Trends for Cloud-Native Application Development on OpenShift 4
    Speaker: Steve Bylo, Senior Specialist Solution Architect, Red Hat
       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm

    Successfully Accelerating Migration of Enterprise Applications to Cloud

    AWS is the natural home for core enterprise workloads. Enterprises are migrating more Windows, VMWare & SAP to AWS. This session will cover the how and why. According to Gartner, in 4 years 79% of all Enterprises expect to use both on premise and public cloud infrastructure to meet their datacenter capacity needs. In this session you will learn how to escape the trap of capital investment cycles, reduce cloud migration risks and budgets & redirect valuable IT staff time and their skills while realising the benefits of hybrid cloud.

    Speakers:
    David Lim, Head of Consulting Partners - VMWare Lead, APAC, Amazon Web Services
    David Payne, Head of Enterprise Apps, APAC, Amazon Web Services

       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

    Realising Business Value

    Enterprises are moving to the cloud for more than just saving costs. AWS ever-expanding platform of services delivers business value that extends to Business Agility, Operational Resilience, Increased Staff productivity and an Improved Security posture. Creating a holistic business case that encompasses all these elements is critical, and this session will show how to quantify the other business benefits that your organization can expect with the move to AWS.

       
  • Application Modernisation
  • Application Modernisation (L200-400)

    Modern businesses demand that their applications and systems react in real-time to changes in environment, are highly reliable and scalable, are easy to change, and yet cost less to build and run. While new technologies have emerged to solve specific problems, it can be difficult to know which to choose, and how best to put them together. This track will feature talks by experienced AWS architects who have helped organisations adopt cutting-edge techniques and processes to systematically and strategically create modern applications and breathe new life into legacy ones.

    Who should attend:
    Systems and Application Architects, Engineering Managers, Developers, SREs and Tech Leads

       
       
    11:15am – 11:55am Autoscaling Your Kubernetes Workloads
    Speaker: Spencer Brown, Datadog
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Operating Microservices at Hyperscale

    Most developers today are adopting a micro-services based application design. Microservices can provide higher system reliability, fine-grained scalability and faster development cycles. At hyperscale (thousands to millions of requests per second), however, additional thought, careful design, and greater operational rigor is required. In this session, learn from AWS experts who have extracted four fundamental design principles and best practices for hyperscale applications from the experiences of our customer globally. Aided by live demos, presenters will show how event driven architectures, asynchronous communication, service discover and service orchestration are the pillars of hyperscale systems.

    Speaker: Donnie Prakoso, Technology Evangelist, ASEAN, AWS

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Self-healing? Prevention is Better Than Cure!
    Speaker: Kevin Leng, APAC Senior Solution Architect, Dynatrace Asia-Pacific

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    The Serverless Lifecycle: Development and Operations Best Practices

    AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway have changed how developers build and run their applications or services. While building simple, individual serverless functions is easy, what are the best practices when your entire application is serverless?  How should we go about tasks such as deployment, monitoring, and debugging in a serverless world? In this session, we'll dive into best practices that serverless developers can use for application lifecycle management, CI/CD, monitoring, and diagnostics.

    Speaker: Arthi Jaganathan, Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm Delivering a Million Stories Across Asia - insight into HOOQ's Digital Journey
    Speaker: Dwi Sasongko Supriyadi, Vice President of Engineering at HOOQ, New Relic Inc.
       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm

    Mobile Apps that Engage Users and React in Real-Time

    The best backend is useless if there is no compelling user interface for end users to engage with it.  Today, building engaging experiences across web and mobile devices is easier than ever with serverless backends, allowing you to focus on the user experience — and cutting edge applications are not breaking new ground in how they react to requests and changes to user behaviour in real time.  In this session, we demonstrate how you can build a scalable, production-ready app quickly with GraphQL and serverless technologies. We will also demonstrate how to engage users in real time based on events and user behaviours to drive contextual and relevant user interactions.

    Speaker: Parijat Mishra, Manager, Solutions Architecture, ASEAN,

       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

     

    Microsoft DevOps on AWS

    Developers building applications targeting the Windows platform or using Microsoft .NET are used to high-quality tools like Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Azure DevOps. Did you know you can easily integrate these with AWS services to create fully managed CI/CD pipelines that scale easily? Did you know you could use these pipelines to deploy your applications anywhere in an automated fashion? In this session, you will learn how to do hybrid-deployments to cloud and on-premises environments using TFS and AWS CodeDeploy and explore methods to automatically build and deploy ASP.NET/MVC applications to managed IIS environments on AWS using TFS. You will also learn how to automate container deployment with the help of Microsoft TFS and Amazon Elastic Container Service and the art of maintaining your infrastructure as code on TFS.

     

    Speaker: Sriwantha Attanayake, Solutions Architect, APAC, AWS

       
  • Insights & Analytics
  • Insights & Analytics (L200 - 300)

    Join this track to get a deep understanding on the new normal of IT solutions. In the new world you can focus on your business logic by leveraging automated services, without managing any servers. Build event-driven architectures with granular security that scale to millions of users and minimise your spend. Engage your customers with natural language interfaces. And let data steer your decision making in real time.

    Who Should Attend:
    Developers, Product Managers, Data Scientists, Digital Executives

       
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Big Data Analytics Architectural Patterns and Best Practices

    We discuss architectural principles that simplify big data analytics. We'll apply these principles to various stages of big data processing: collect, store, process, analyse, and visualise. We'll discuss how to choose the right technology in each stage based on criteria such as data structure, query latency, cost, request rate, item size, data volume, durability, and so on. Finally, we provide reference architectures, design patterns, and best practices for assembling these technologies to solve your big data problems at the right cost.

    Speaker: Renee Lo, Head of Big Data, Analytics, and AI, ASEAN, AWS
    Customer Speaker: Natalia Kozyura, Head of Innovation Center, FWD

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Driving Business Outcomes with Data Lake on AWS
    Speaker: Varoon Rajani, CEO & Co-founder, BlazeClan Technologies

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    Amazon Digital User Engagement Solutions

    We describe how AWS provides the Amazon customer-centric culture of innovation, key technology building blocks, and a user engagement platform to help companies better engage their users. You will also learn how Disney Streaming Services is utilising the Amazon approach to engage its users. The intended audience is developers and business professionals who are responsible for digitally transforming their company.

    Speakers:
    Zach Barbitta, Sr. Digital User Engagement Product Manager, AWS
    John Burry, Principal Digital User Engagement Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm Snowflake: Your Data. No Limits
    Speaker: Kelly Hotta, Snowflake Consulting
       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm

    Realising Business Value with AWS Analytics Services

    Hear how local enterprise customers deliver business impact with AWS Analytics and Big Data services. We will cover data monetisation, creation of net new revenue streams, and agility in experimentation.

    Speaker: Yu Hua Lim, Solutions Architect, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
    Customer Speaker:
    Vasanth Kumar, Head of Software Engineering, NTUC Link Pte Ltd

       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

     Zero to Data Lake in 40 Minutes

    Setting up and managing data lakes today involves a lot of complicated and time-consuming tasks. AWS Lake Formation is a new service that will make it easy to set up a secure data lake. We will demonstrate ingesting, cataloging, cleansing, transforming, and securing your data in this 40 minute session. Furthermore, we will combime analytic tools like Athena and QuickSight on the data in your data lake.

    Speaker: Unni Pillai, Specialist Solutions Architect - Big Data & Analytics, ASEAN, AWS

       
  • Startups
  • Startups

    Are you building the next South-East Asia unicorn? Are you thinking global? Are you eager to go big and fast? The startup track has you covered. We will provide you with insider’s tips and help you address the challenges and opportunities you will face during your startup journey. Featuring some of the best VCs, Accelerators, Incubators and Startup founders in South-East Asia, these sessions will help you accelerate your business. You will also learn from Amazon innovation culture and some of the tricks behind our growth.

    Who should attend:
    Founders, Co-founders, CTO, CEO, early stage entrepreneurs

       
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    A Founder's Journey to Exit

    Kevin Lin, co-founder of Twitch will share his journey from the early days until Amazon's acquisition for $970 million. Learn how, under his leadership, he and his team transformed this startup into the world's leading video game streaming site, empowering 2 million creators each month and engaging with more than 15 million viewers every day. Kevin will also share his tips as an angel investor and mentor.

    Customer Speaker:
    Kevin Lin, co-founder, Twitch

       
    12:35pm – 1:05pm

    Unlocking the power of data in your organisation
    Speaker: Rajas Karandikar, Group Sales Director, CloudCover

       
    1:05pm – 2:00pm
    Lunch and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    2:00pm – 2:40pm

    Hiring a Global Rock Star Team: Tips and Tricks

    In this session, we will discuss why your hiring process and company culture are strategic for your startup growth. You will learn practical and proven mechanisms from some of the best startups together with tips from Amazon.

    Speaker: Santanu Dutt, Senior Manager, Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS
    Customer Speaker: Emmanuel Frenehard, CTO, iFlix

       
    2:40pm – 3:10pm Dimension Data Session
       
    3:10pm – 3:50pm

    Going Global – Insights from Successful Founders

    In this session, you will learn from founders who have scaled their startups into global businesses. They will share their insights on how to leverage the strengths of your respective local geographies, while managing your limited resources, what are the best go-to-market models for various markets, and how to scale products, people and your business across continents.

    Speaker: Erik Smith, Head of Managed ISVs, Amazon Web Services

    Customer Speakers:
    David Zhang, CTO and Co-Founder, EKO Communications
    Anindya Datta, Founder, CEO and Chairman, Mobilewalla

       
    3:50pm – 4:20pm Refreshment Break and Solution Expo Showcase
       
    4:20pm – 5:00pm

    The Smart Way to Build an AI & ML Strategy for Your Startup

    In this session, we will share tips to help you jumpstart your journey with machine learning and artificial intelligence. You will learn what workloads the best start-ups are running on AWS and how we can help you easily integrate Artificial Intelligence in your applications.

    Speaker: Barnam Bora, Head of AI/ML, APAC, AWS

       
5:00pm – 5:45pm

Closing Keynote

Level 200

Intermediate

Sessions will focus on best practices, details of service features, and demos or code samples. Assumes introductory knowledge of topic.

Level 100

Introductory

Sessions will cover an overview of services, features, and benefits with no prerequisites presumed.

Level 200

Intermediate

Sessions will focus on best practices, details of service features, and demos or code samples. Assumes introductory knowledge of topic.

Level 300

Advanced

Sessions will dive deeper into service features, lessons learned, deployment, and architecture examples. Assumes in-depth understanding of service use cases and AWS platform.

Level 400

Expert

Sessions will focus on more complex topics such as advanced coding, architecture, infrastructure design, and solutions. Deep understanding of subject matter is presumed.