AWS Summit: 1 & 2 May

Over two days you can choose from more than 100 breakout sessions covering a broad range of topics and technical depth across six core themes; Innovate, Secure, Build, Analyse, Operate, and Migrate. Attend introductory sessions on new and existing AWS services or participate in sessions that go deep into architecture and code. All sessions are delivered by subject matter experts from AWS, partners, and customers who will share their experience and lessons learned.

Agenda

7:30am - 9:00am Arrival & Registration
9:00am - 10:30am Keynote Presentation
10:30am - 11:15am Morning Tea Break
11:15am Breakout Tracks Commence
  •  Wednesday 1 May
  •  THURSDAY 2 MAY
  •  Wednesday 1 May
    • Keynote
    • Innovate
    • Build
    • Secure
    • Operate
    • Analyse
    • Migrate
    • Workshops
    • AWS DeepRacer
    • Sponsors
    • Keynote
    • 9:00 - 10:30 Create Tomorrow

      With over 170 services, AWS has the industry leading services breadth and depth that enables millions of customers worldwide to build and operate applications in ways never seen before. Join Glenn Gore, World Wide Lead Solutions Architect for AWS as he shares global insights and local customer stories on how organisations of all sizes are already using AWS to drive greater business efficiency and innovate faster for customers. Focusing on best practices as well as thought leadership on where to next, the AWS Day One keynote is relevant for both technical and business leaders.

      Speaker: Glenn Gore, Worldwide Lead Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
    • Innovate
    • Are you energised by learning about cutting-edge solutions and approaches to transform your business? Join us at the Innovate track to explore how to build the future, and leave with practical tools to help your business unlock experimentation and change with disruptive technologies. Whether you're interested in innovating at velocity, Robotics, AI and Machine Learning, Edge and IoT, these sessions will open up new ways of thinking made possible with the cloud. 

      12:15 - 13:00 Creating the Intelligent Asset: Fusing IoT, Robotics and AI (Level 100)

      Imagine if you could know more about your facility from your tablet than by walking around it yourself! Through 4D interactive virtual worlds, Woodside's "Intelligent Asset" does just that - an immersive experience where operators can move through the facility remotely in real-time or back in time. They can see and hear the environment, with advanced analytics providing the continuous insights only to those things that are important or require attention. Join us and learn about how Woodside combined the latest AWS services including Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, Amazon Sagemaker, AWS Robomaker and Amazon IoT Greengrass, innovating to synergistic effect creating "better than human awareness" of their assets.

      Products and Services: Amazon Kinesis Video Streams, Amazon SageMaker, AWS IoT Core, AWS IoT Greengrass, AWS RoboMaker  
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Innovating at Scale – Lessons Learned Growing Alexa (Level 200)

      As Alexa has grown, how we approach innovation has had to evolve as well. From feature launches to machine learning to managing dependencies, learn how AWS contributes to Alexa’s ability to deliver innovative and delightful experiences and what it takes to build scalable innovation in a service with millions of live customers.

      Products and Services: AWS Lambda
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Rapid Prototyping with AWS (Level 100)

      In this session we will explore the role of rapid prototyping to accelerate business outcomes; diving deep on how to unlock the power of the prototyping model. Delivering outcomes in a day, a week, or a month is often challenging, so we'll explore how to define deliverables, arrange resources, run sprints, do Kanban, and produce outcomes. Hear about the AWS Rapid Innovation Prototyping methodology and other techniques to test and validate value early.
       
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Predicting Demand in a Diverse Retail Environment (Level 200)

      One of the most challenging aspects of managing a supply chain is predicting the future demands for products and services. George Weston Foods (GWF) wanted to reduce the restocking frequency and food wastage for its baked good products in all of its 19,000 wholesale customers in Australia and New Zealand. By leveraging the power of Amazon SageMaker’s DeepAR forecasting model, GWF was able to improve their demand predictions using a single machine learning model for all stores and products. In this talk we will explore how GWF is optimising their supply chain using AWS Glue and Amazon SageMaker, providing a better customer experience, reducing waste, and improving costs. You will leave this presentation with the knowledge you need to get started building your own supply forecasting model relevant to your business.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Bringing Amazon Personalize to life with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (Level 300)

      Amazon Personalize is a new fully-managed service that puts over 20 years of personalisation experience from Amazon.com into the hands of your development teams. Join us for this session, featuring a guest appearance from the Lead Data Scientist of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, as we dive into Amazon Personalize and explore a real life journey from blanket broadcast campaigns to AI powered personalised customer engagement.

      Products and Services: Amazon Personalize  
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Build
    • At AWS we think of builders as both inventors and also maintainers, and that every existing solution can be improved. You have to keep iterating, listening to customers around what they care about, and building. This track will cover tools, techniques, tips, tricks and tactics for both types of builders.

      12:15 - 13:00 Enhancing Your Developer eXperience on AWS (Level 100)

      Developer eXperience (DX) is very personal, with every developer preferring to customise the way they work and the tooling they use - from choosing their indentation, to the colour scheme and key bindings of their preferred IDE. AWS has a broad and diverse suite of developer-focused tools that help you work the way you want to work, and improve your DX. In this session, we will look at what is available across a number of different application stacks and their associated tool chains.

      Products and Services:
      AWS Toolkit for PyCharm, AWS Toolkit for IntelliJ (Developer Preview), AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio Code (Developer Preview), AWS Amplify (CLI & Console), AWS Cloud9, AWS CodeStar
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  AWS for Java Developers in 2019 (Level 300)

      2018 was an exciting year for the Java Development community on the AWS platform. Several major releases occurred that made building Java-based applications on AWS simpler, faster, and more correct. Come and hear about new features and products in the AWS Java ecosystem including AWS SDK for Java 2.0, Infrastructure as Code with Java and the CDK, Amazon Corretto an OpenJDK distribution and improvements in Serverless Java performance.

      Products and Services: AWS SDK for Java 2.0, AWS Lambda, AWS Cloud Development Kit
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Build an AI Virtual Concierge (Level 300)

      Business are continuously looking for ways to leverage artifical intelligence to help scale their customer service and support departments. In this session we will step through the process of building a Virtual Concierge experience, powered by Amazon Sumerian, that is able to recognise a visitor at the edge with the AWS DeepLens. You will gain an understanding of the machine learning algorithms that underpin this solution.

      Products and Services: AWS DeepLens, Amazon Sumerian, Amazon Rekognition, AWS Step Functions, Amazon SageMaker
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Integrate Your Favourite Microsoft DevOps Tools with AWS (Level 300)

      There are a great set of methods to integrate your favourite Microsoft DevOps tools like Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Azure DevOps with AWS to create CI/CD pipelines. In this session, you will learn how to do hybrid-deployments to AWS and on-premises environments by integrating those DevOps tools with AWS CodeDeploy. We will explore methods to automatically build and deploy ASP.NET/MVC applications to managed IIS environments on AWS using your current toolchain. You will also learn how to automate container deployment with the help of Amazon Elastic Container Service and the art of maintaining your infrastructure as code.

      Products and Services: AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon ECS, Amazon Elastic Container Registry (Amazon ECR), AWS Tools for PowerShell
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Pro Tips for Builders on AWS (Level 200)

      This talk will feature a list of quick-hitting pro tips aimed at improving your day-to-day life as a developer building on AWS. This session will cover tips on; working effectively with the AWS CLI and other third-party CLIs; creating, editing, debugging, and deploying an AWS Lambda-powered serverless application quickly and easily using the new AWS Toolkit; and performing powerful filtering and searches on your structured application logs with Amazon CloudWatch.

      Products and Services: AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), AWS Cloud9, AWS Toolkit, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudWatch
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Secure
    • Do you want to learn how to evolve your security capabilities in the cloud? The security track will show you examples of how AWS and our customers move fast and stay secure in the cloud, including protection, detection, and response.

      12:15 - 13:00 Preparing for Systems of Record in the Cloud (Level 200)

      Core banking and financial systems are moving into the cloud. This talk will focus on the strategy, the technology, and the review process that customers use to move their most important systems into the cloud. Regulation plays an important role in defining how these systems must be secure and resilient, and this talk will dive deep into the regulatory context. In this session nib Group will discuss, as regulated insurer, their preparations to move a System of Record to AWS, with a specific focus on the platform they built to meet their security, risk, and resiliency requirements. Come to this talk to learn what they did, what they learned on the way, and their guidance on how you could do the same.
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  AWS PROTECTED: Why This Matters for Australia (Level 200)

      The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) awarded PROTECTED certification to AWS for 42 cloud services in the AWS Asia-Pacific (Sydney) Region. This is the highest data security certification available in Australia for cloud, and AWS has the most PROTECTED services of any public cloud service provider. This session will cover the services that were certified, a reference architecture that allows you to build applications which handle highly sensitive government data, and the benefits this provides to public sector and commercial organisations in Australia.
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Essential Security Patterns

      The cloud enables every business to have enterprise grade security. You don't have to have a dedicated security team to have strong security in the cloud. You can enable your teams to move fast and maintain a high bar for security. This session is for startups and small businesses without a dedicated security team. You will learn what you can easily implement today to raise your security posture; without breaking the bank. Adaptive Process, a small team of just four, will share their story about how they apply security at every iteration of their journey.
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Atlassian's Solution for Multi-Region Encryption and Decryption (Level 300)

      Atlassian runs a global SaaS platform where security and customer privacy are critical. This talk focuses on the solution they built using KMS and IAM to provide resilient cross-region encryption and decryption, optimised for performance. Come and learn how Atlassian approached this challenge, and built a solution using a combination of AWS services and the AWS Encryption SDK.
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Automate Security Event Management Using Trust-Based Decision Models (Level 300)

      In this session you will learn how AWS Deep Learning can be used to automate security operations and build a machine learning system to protect your applications. This session focuses on early detection and containment of security threats, and shows you how to use semi-supervised machine learning to continuously contain these threats.
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Operate
    • Are you looking to continually improve and optimise? Come and witness how to bring AWS technologies together to evolve development processes and operations to take advantage of the latest cloud innovations. If you are looking to improve running your workloads on AWS then this is the track for you.

      12:15 - 13:00 The Theory and Practice, Practice, Practice of AWS Operations (Level 200)

      At AWS scale, with millions of customers and trillions of actions happening every day, we have learned some hard-earned lessons about how to operate reliable and secure services. In this session we'll cover repeatable patterns, tips, and stories from operating some of AWS's largest services.
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  How Enterprises are Scaling Cloud Operations with AWS Systems Manager (Level 100)

      AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. AWS Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate operational tasks across your AWS resources. In this session you will learn how enterprises have embraced AWS Systems Manager to address many of the common operational challenges that have emerged on their journey to the cloud.

      Products and Services: AWS Systems Manager
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Running Lean: Performant Yet Cost Optimised (Level 200)

      High performance and cost optimised need not be an oxymoron in AWS. In this session we will focus on practical ways to build efficient, high performance architectures. We will focus on how to pick the most appropriate service and resources, understand trade-offs, and reduce costs over time.

      Products and Services: Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Queue Service, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Relational Database Service, AWS Trusted Advisor
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Cloud Operating Models for Accelerated Cloud Transformation (Level 200)

      In this session you will learn about how the adoption of a Cloud Operating Model can accelerate your cloud transformation. You will learn about some of the effective Cloud Operating models (centralised, decentralised and distributed), how they affect organisational structures, and the role they play in digital transformation. Learn the role training plays in your accelerated transformation. Learn how to build and bootstrap a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCOE) and how they evolve as you transform your business in the adoption of cloud.

      Products and Services: AWS Landing Zone, AWS Managed Services, AWS Professional Services
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Fast-track your AWS Cloud Career with AWS Training & Certification (Level 100)

      Join this session to learn more about how AWS Training and Certification can help build the foundational and technical skills you need to take your career to the next level. Whether you are an experienced IT professional, new to the world of cloud, or about to enter the workforce, we will provide you with the available learning paths that suits your individual needs best. From online to classroom training, delivered by AWS or Partners, and how you can get Certified. We’ll make it easy for you.
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Analyse
    • Most companies are overrun with data, yet they lack critical insights to make timely and accurate business decisions. Agile experimentation and access to fit-for-purpose analytics tools are key to high-impact outcomes. The analyse track will cover the broad suite of AWS services that enable the ingestion, storage, analysis and visualization of data at scale plus the application of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.

      12:15 - 13:00 Why the Future of Analytics is Cloud (Level 100)

      Most companies are overrun with data, yet they lack the critical insights to make timely and accurate business decisions. Organisations leveraging data insights and predictive analytics are consistently showing a competitive edge. Join us to discuss the future of modern data analytics platforms and why the economics of cloud make experimenting and innovating with data so compelling. Learn how enterprises are breaking down data silos and democratising data, how they are doing it at scale, and how they evolve from existing data and analytics platforms.

      Products and Services: Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Glue, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Lex, Amazon Machine Learning, Amazon Polly, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Translate
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Data Warehousing in the Cloud (Level 200)

      Come along and learn about the enhancements that we have made to Amazon Redshift, including features around performance, scalability and cluster management. We will also explore why a cloud native Data Warehouse solution allows AWS to innovate faster and deliver customer outcomes that are not possible in a more traditional on premises solution.

      Products and Services: Amazon Redshift
         
      15:30 - 16:00 An Introduction to Amazon Lake Formation (Level 200)

      No code required! If you don't include SQL. Come and learn more about Amazon Lake Formation and get an understanding of how this service helps you to create a best practice modern data platform, assisting you in building capability for enhanced BI, data science, and machine workloads.

      Products and Services: AWS Lake Formation, AWS Glue Data Catalog, Amazon Athena, Amazon Redshift
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Stream Processing in 2019 (Level 200)

      Explore the various options for streaming data on AWS, such as Amazon Kinesis and  Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka, and the various options for processing streams of data such as Apache Spark, Apache Flink, AWS Lambda, and Amazon Kinesis Analytics for Java. Let's explore what an architecture for processing Australia's new Open Banking data format at 60,000 transactions per second could look like.

      Products and Services: Amazon Managed Streaming for Kafka, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, Amazon DynamoDB Streams
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Running Geospatial Workloads on AWS (Level 200)

      Geospatial shares the opportunities and the challenges of both high performance computing and big data. With applications from visualising IoT data through to ingesting drone footage, it brings with it increasingly large data sizes, complicated data pipelines, HPC-level transformation demands, and often massive traffic from public users. From Smart Cities through to location-based marketing, rapid analysis of large volumes of geospatial data is becoming increasingly important. In this session you will hear how AWS customers build powerful, flexible, secure, and future-proof geospatial platforms. These systems deliver more business value from location-based data while minimising both compute costs and management overhead.
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Migrate
    • So you want to move workloads to the cloud? Whether you are planning a lift & shift, re-platform or a complete refactor, application migration will be a critical workflow in your journey. This track will showcase ideas, tools and techniques you can use to de-risk and migrate complex applications.

      12:15 - 13:00 Executing Migrations at the Speed of Light: How to Maximise Your Velocity (Level 300)

      Learn the techniques and tools you can apply to ensure that you achieve maximum velocity on your AWS Migration. Discover how to structure your resources into proficient "Migration Specialist Teams" and execute your sprint plans to fully accelerate the AWS migration. We will demonstrate how to leverage automation in CloudEndure to enable the replication of data from multiple machines. The demo will cover configuring the initial replication, cutting over the migration groups in parallel, as well as running any post-migration scripts at scale.

      Products and Services: AWS Server Migration Service, AWS Migration Hub
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Migration to AWS: Creating a Foundation for Modernisation and Innovation (Level 100)

      Learn about the AWS framework for migration, and the benefits of moving applications on AWS to build a platform for modernisation and innovation. Activities such as discovering your technical estate in detail, determining the right approach for each application, and building a compelling business case for migration and modernisation are essential to start your journey. Hear about some of the vital ingredients in successful migrations and typical blockers so that you can start with confidence.

      Products and Services: AWS Migration Hub, AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Server Migration Service
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Migrating SAP Workloads to AWS: Stories and Tips (Level 200)

      There are many options to migrate SAP workloads to the AWS Cloud. Come and hear how our customers completed their migration on to AWS, gaining increased agility and significantly reducing their operational overhead whilst leveraging new capabilities. Take away some top tips and lessons learnt for your critical migration project.
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Want to Accelerate Migration? Train and Educate the Whole Business (Level 100)

      Training your engineers and developers the right way can increase the pace of adoption, cloud migration, and the delivery of business benefits. But what about enabling your finance team? What about your learning and development team? In this session we discuss proven steps for training your whole business so you can use the AWS Cloud securely, efficiently, and effectively. We also review structural mechanisms to help scale your organisation's capacity to move to the cloud.
         
      17:45 - 18:15 Best Practices for Migrating Databases to the Cloud (Level 200)

      Database migration is a complex, multiphase process, which usually includes assessment, database schema conversion (if you are changing engines), script conversion, data migration, functional testing, performance tuning, and many other steps. The AWS Database Migration Service and AWS Schema Conversion Tool help lower costs, risks, and the duration of your database migration and data replication projects but, how do you use them to maximum effect? This session aims to show you.

      Products and Services: AWS Database Migration Service, AWS Schema Conversion Tool, Amazon Aurora
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • Workshops
    • Do you learn best by doing, but find it hard to get the time? We believe that building is a key part of your learning path, so take the time to work in small teams applying what you know. We commit to giving you access to the tools and time to get hands on working with AWS technologies.

      11:15 - 14:15 Machine Learning: From Inception to Inference (Level 300)

      A streamlined end-to-end machine learning process enables operational efficiency and improved productivity for the data scientists, developers, and data engineers building machine learning solutions. 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. In this workshop, you will be able to ingest, explore, and process the data and then build, train, and deploy a machine learning model. Further, the workshop will also guide you to connect Amazon SageMaker endpoint server to the public Internet using AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway in order to effectively host the model to run inferences/predictions over a Single Page Application (SPA).

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, Amazon S3, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon Elastic Container Registry, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, AWS CodePipeline, AWS Glue, Amazon Athena
         
        Fast-track Your Application Modernisation Journey with Containers (Level 300)

      Many organisations are embarking on an application modernisation journey to focus on agility and developer productivity to drive growth. Containers play a crucial role in building scalable, secure, and cost-effective infrastructure from the start. Accelerate your test, build, deploy, and run phases, enabling you to deploy software faster and focus on what matters most to your business.

      In this workshop, you will learn how to containerise an application and deploy onto Amazon ECS Fargate or Amazon EKS. You will also see how to operationalise this environment, creating an automated pipeline for container deployments and configuring application monitoring.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, AWS Cloud9, AWS CodePipeline, Amazon CloudWatch
         
      14:45 - 18:15 AWS GameDay (Level 300)

      Back with a brand new version, AWS GameDay is a simulation exercise that challenges your AWS skills to deploy, maintain, and scale an application in the face of changes and threats from both inside and outside your organisation.

      You'll work as part of a new DevOps team at Unicorn.Rentals, the company that dominates the Legendary Animal Rental Market (LARM). To maintain Unicorn.Rentals' market dominance, you will be helping us grow and scale our systems. You'll need to manage unpredictable feature releases, changes to our microservices architecture, traffic fluctuations, new requirements, and much more. You and your team will earn points by keeping your application running, the requests flowing, and your customers happy.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop.

      Products and Services: Amazon EC2, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Lambda, AWS Serverless Application Model, Amazon API Gateway
         
        Building Serverless Applications That Align with Twelve-Factor Methods (Level 400)

      Twelve-Factor designs improve component reuse and resilience for developers building large-scale software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. In recent years, the Twelve-Factor guidelines have become a source of best practices for both developers and operations engineers, regardless of the application’s use case and at nearly any scale. In this workshop, you will build a modern serverless application to see how the Twelve-Factor Application Manifesto guidelines align with serverless best practices. You will be hands-on coding various parts of the application, and make use of AWS Cloud9, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS SAM and AWS Code Services.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop with the current version of Chrome or Firefox, and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: AWS Cloud9, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, AWS Serverless Application Model (AWS SAM), AWS Code Services
         
      18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    • AWS DeepRacer
    • The AWS DeepRacer League at AWS Summit Sydney gives you the opportunity to compete in a global racing championship, racing for prizes, glory, and a chance to advance to the AWS DeepRacer Championship at re:Invent 2019 to win the coveted AWS DeepRacer Cup. The League launched in early 2019, and in each season developers will score race points by competing in time trials both online and at live events globally.

      11:15 - 13:00 Get Hands on with AWS DeepRacer and get ready to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League (Session 1)

      Get behind the keyboard for an immersive experience with AWS DeepRacer. In this workshop you will get hands-on-experience with reinforcement learning. Developers with no prior machine learning experience will learn new skills and apply their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. You will join a pit crew where you will build and train machine learning models that you can then take to the track for a chance to climb the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard! Start your engines, the race is on!

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.
         
      14:00 - 15:45 Get Hands on with AWS DeepRacer and get ready to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League (Session 2)

      Get behind the keyboard for an immersive experience with AWS DeepRacer. In this workshop you will get hands-on-experience with reinforcement learning. Developers with no prior machine learning experience will learn new skills and apply their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. You will join a pit crew where you will build and train machine learning models that you can then take to the track for a chance to climb the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard! Start your engines, the race is on!

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.
         
      16:00 - 17:45 Get Hands on with AWS DeepRacer and get ready to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League (Session 3)

      Get behind the keyboard for an immersive experience with AWS DeepRacer. In this workshop you will get hands-on-experience with reinforcement learning. Developers with no prior machine learning experience will learn new skills and apply their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. You will join a pit crew where you will build and train machine learning models that you can then take to the track for a chance to climb the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard! Start your engines, the race is on!

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.
    • Sponsors
    • Diamond

      10:30 - 11:15 Morning Tea
         
      11:15 - 12:00 Autoscaling Your Kubernetes Workloads (Sponsored by Datadog)

      As our need for more computing resources has accelerated, so too have the ways in which computing has evolved. The advent of cloud providers like AWS has allowed us to easily scale to suit our needs. But if we want to keep pace, we need an even more automated way to scale our infrastructure. In this session, we’ll look at autoscaling with Kubernetes, how to set it up, and most importantly, what things to monitor in order to drive your autoscaling.

      Speaker
      Alex Poe, Director, Technical Solutions, Datadog
         
        Tech Deep Dive: Cloud Data Management with Veeam, N2WS, and AWS (Sponsored by Veeam)

      Moving backups to the cloud and managing data protection across on-premises and cloud environments can be challenging. In this session, learn how to scale for growth on the AWS cloud and manage data protection for thousands of production EC2 instances. We cover how to backup, restore and protect production databases and workloads with N2WS Backup & Recovery solution, NEW Veeam Availability for AWS, and significant cost-savings in long term data retention with native S3 integration to Veeam’s flagship product, Veeam Availability Suite 9.5 Update 4, as well as a customer testimonial from Kloud.

      Speaker
      Anthony Spiteri, Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam and Michael Cade, Global Technologist, Product Strategy, Veeam
         
        VMware: The Fastest Path to Hybrid Cloud (Sponsored by VMware)

      Enterprises are rapidly adopting hybrid cloud strategies to take advantage of both on-premises and cloud services. Moving applications to the cloud can be greatly accelerated with VMware’s solutions, saving time and effort. Customers around the world have already completed successful migrations of hundreds of applications to the cloud in a few weeks, sometimes days, and simplified day 2 operations by providing consistent infrastructure and operations across on-premises and AWS cloud services. Find out how we’re helping enterprises migrate applications and extend data centers to the cloud, deploy cloud-based disaster recovery solutions and modernise applications with VMware and AWS cloud services.

      Speaker
      Kit Colbert, Vice President & CTO, Cloud Platform Business Unit, VMware

      Platinum

      11:15 - 12:00 Powering DX & Cloud Workloads into Shape with Dynatrace A.I. at FLG (Sponsored by Dynatrace)

      With 10+ websites running 100% on cloud, Fitness & Lifestyle Group see over 5 million visitors each month. Hear how the Fitness & Lifestyle Group is proactively protecting the digital user experience of their users, and achieved a 60% optimisation of workloads through Dynatrace enterprise cloud monitoring, powered by A.I.

      Speakers
      Adam Skinner, CTO, Fitness & Lifestyle Group
      Kevin Leng, Senior Solutions Architect APAC, Dynatrace
         
        Pragmatic Container Security (Sponsored by Trend Micro)

      Containers accelerate development. They address the very real challenge of application packaging and delivery. Thanks to containers, teams can quickly and reliably deploy their applications in a variety of environments. But solutions always come with a cost. Containers simplify the developer experience by pushing complexity down into the infrastructure. This shift requires a change in the security approach in order to preserve the advantages containers bring. In this talk, we'll use practical examples to understand the security strategy and tactics you need to continue to accelerate development while meeting your security goals no matter where you're deploying containers.

      Speaker
      Bill McGee, Head of Hybrid Cloud Security, Trend Micro
         
        An Inconvenient Truth - The Climate Change of Cloud (Sponsored by Versent)

      It’s time to stop ignoring all the warning signs, debunk all the myths, and start making real change. Join us to learn the secrets no one else will tell you about “shifting to cloud”. We’ll go deep into security, migration, serverless computing and microservices frameworks and tell some hard truths. As an AWS Premier Partner and 2017/2018 AWS Consulting Partner of the Year - We partner with customers ready to get it done done.

      Speaker
      Thor Essman,  CEO, Versent

      Gold

      14:45 - 15:15 A Data Driven Roadmap to Enterprise AI Strategy (Sponsored by Contino)

      AI is transforming every aspect of our daily lives and the data landscape is becoming increasing open and transparent, thanks to the Consumer Data Right, most notably Open Banking. Between the high level academia and low level algorithms, where should the modern business leader start on their AI journey and harness true value from their data? Let us show you a step by step, data-driven approach towards enterprise-wide AI adoption.

      Speaker
      Yun Zhi Lin, Head of Engineering APAC, Contino
         
        Rediscovering Value in Old Data: How Artificial Intelligence is Extracting New Value in Mining (Sponsored by DiUS)

      DiUS and Solve Geosolutions are using artificial intelligence to aid geologists in making smart, consistent decisions with their drill-core imagery. Join us on our journey from idea to development of a machine learning model trained to analyse core samples, enabling geologists to extract maximum value from their data. Discover how the AWS platform is enabling us to operationalise machine learning image analysis as a service to the mining industry.

      Speakers
      Gerd Wittchen, Lead ML Engineer, DiUS
      Brenton Crawford, Director, Solve Geosolutions
         
        Migrate legacy applications to AWS at scale with no code changes (Sponsored by DXC)

      What happens to cloud migration when the cost:benefit to re-write legacy applications running on Windows Server 2003 & 2008 doesn’t stack up? Hear how DXC Technology is helping the National Australia Bank migrate legacy applications to AWS with no code changes, no re-factoring and no license repurchases. You’ll learn how migrating legacy applications that run on unsupported operating systems can be done easily, safely and at scale, by wrapping each app in a compatibility Cloudhouse container once, which provides compatibility for legacy applications on newer Microsoft operating systems with isolation for runtimes, file and network redirection.

      Speakers
      Mat Clothier, CEO and Founder, Cloudhouse
      Steve Day, Executive General Manager - Cloud, NAB
      Rob Covey, NAB General Manager, DXC Technology
         
        Lessons From Officeworks on Optimising Persistent Storage on AWS (Sponsored by NetApp)

      Learn how Officeworks leverages NetApp’s Cloud Data Services to simplify storage and radically reduce costs. Greg Rose, Principal Systems Engineer at Officeworks, will share first-hand experience using Amazon EC2, Amazon EBS and Amazon S3 with NetApp Cloud Volumes. See how Officeworks instantly creates multi-protocol persistent storage volumes, clones data for easy Dev & Test, utilizes de-duplication to reduce volume sizes, and automatically tiers their data to Amazon S3. Leveraging Officeworks’ techniques with NetApp’s Cloud Volumes, you too will get the most from your cloud investments.

      Speakers
      Adam Ginsberg, Chief Cloud Architect, NetApp
      Greg Rose, Principal System Engineer, Officeworks
         
        Scaling the culture of ownership at realestate.com.au (Sponsored by Pagerduty)

      From starting in a garage 22 years ago, realestate.com.au is now a ASX 200 company homed in 8 different countries. Join us in the journey of how we create a culture of ownership in this fast-paced digital environment. Ownership is a key enabler that today allows 60+ engineering teams to build and operate more than 1000 systems in 6 different AWS regions. We'll share how we've evolved from a siloed operations team to multiple on-call cross-functional teams, how we expanded ownership beyond IT & include the cultural changes, technology & tools that have helped along the way.

      Speakers
      Aaron Wigley, Senior Security Advisor, realestate.com.au
      Javier Turégano Molina, Executive Manager, Platforms and Architecture, realestate.com.au
         
        Power up Your AWS Data Lake and Warehouse with Trusted Data (Sponsored by Talend)

      Do data quality issues, demanding business needs and increasingly stringent regulations sound familiar? You may have moved your data to a data lake on Amazon S3 or a data warehouse on Amazon Redshift, but how do you deliver the ‘single source of trust’ needed to make decisions with scale and speed? We will share best practices that have helped our customers overcome these challenges. Betfair Pty Ltd, the world’s largest online betting exchange, will also share their experience using Talend and Redshift in enabling a analytics data warehouse with strong data quality and light governance practices.

      Speakers
      Aaron Swanson, VP of Cloud and Specialty Sales, Talend
      Rob Hare, Head of Strategic Technology Services, Betfair Pty Ltd

      Gold

      16:15 - 16:45 Unleashing the possibilities for Visy and their people (Sponsored by Arq Group)

      Built with Sumerian, Lambda, Dynamo DB, S3 bucket, API gateway, IOT core, SNS gateway, Amplify, EC2 and Serverless framework to name a few, you’ll get first hand insights on how Visy’s Virtual Concierge vision came to life. Hear about how this innovative project got off the ground, the trials and tribulations during build, where Visy’s ground breaking ‘Dave’ is headed next and opportunities for additional use cases. Presented by Rory Clare, Team Lead & Dan Johnson, Sales Manager Arq Group.

      Speakers
      Rory Clare, Team Lead, Arq Group
      Dan Johnson, Sales Manager, Arq Group
         
        Achieving Visibility, Security and Real-Time Actionable Alerts Using VPC Flow Logs and Other AWS Tools (Sponsored by Cisco Stealthwatch)

      Visibility is a must for detecting threats and compromises in the cloud, containers, and on-premises networks. In this session, we will explore how Stealthwatch Cloud uses VPC Flow logs and network telemetry combined with advanced analytics such as entity modeling and threat intelligence feeds like Cisco Talos to detect attacks, data exfiltration, unusual remote access, and traffic that is not compliant with your policies.

      Speaker
      Mindy Schlueter, Principal Cybersecurity Systems Engineer, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud – Automated Advanced Threat Detection
         
        Simplified and Efficient Cloud Disaster Recovery and Cloud Data Protection (Sponsored by Dell EMC)

      Businesses range across cloud maturities, from their first foray into cloud to having built elastic and business-driven hybrid cloud. In many organizations, there is tension between the cloud and on-prem IT teams. The on-prem team wants governance, control and reporting and the cloud team wants data mobility, cost control, and little to no impact to current processes. This session covers how Dell EMC is able to address both sets of requirements and allow you to build a safe, compliant and agile platform to support your cloud workloads.

      Speaker
      Dr Jerry Vochteloo, Lead Technical Architect, Cloud Protection and Data Security, Dell EMC
         
        Contrail SD-WAN and AWS: From the Cloud to the Cloud and Across the Software-Defined Enterprise (Sponsored by Juniper)

      We look at how SD-WAN, particularly Juniper Networks Contrail SD-WAN, has evolved to be cloud delivered and cloud connected. In addition to automating connected security policy across the enterprise campus and branch WAN, LAN, WiFi and next-gen firewalls, it weaves together AWS regions, AZs, VPCs and multiple user accounts into a secure and automated enterprise network.

      Speaker
      Rob Haylock , Senior Consulting Engineer, Juniper Networks
         
        12 Factor Application Principals That Can Prevent Pain And Suffering (Sponsored by Okta)

      Interested in seeing how even an experienced developer falls short in the real world? In this talk, you'll learn, laugh, and cry at all the ways a professional developer has messed up while building real-world web applications, and what was learned along the way. In particular, you'll learn about the 12 Factor Application principles, and how they can prevent you from making the same mistakes.

      Speaker
      Randall Degges, Chief Hacker, Okta
         
        Adopting Modern Application Architecture with AWS and Project Flogo (Sponsored by TIBCO)

      Digital business requires a different breed of applications.  Apps that leverage real time event streams, apply machine learning to take immediate action. Flogo is an open source ecosystem designed for just this.  Learn how you can leverage Project Flogo to build smart event- driven apps on AWS leveraging services like Amazon EKS, AWS Lambda and Amazon SageMaker.

      Speaker
      Anshul Sharma, PreSales APJ South Asia, Tibco
  •  THURSDAY 2 MAY
    • Keynote
    • Innovate
    • Build
    • Secure
    • Operate
    • Analyse
    • Migrate
    • Workshops
    • AWS DeepRacer
    • Sponsors
    • Keynote
    • 9:00 - 10:30 Innovate in 2019: Artificially Intelligent, Constantly Connected and Intuitive at Hyper-Scale

      Innovation is driven through evolution, and as the applications we build evolve, so do the underlying technologies. New data stores, databases and compute options enable widely distributed applications to run at hyper-scale at a fraction of the cost. Continuously evolving artificially intelligent machine learning models create ever more natural interfaces in a hybrid fashion between the edge and AWS. Augmented and virtual realities fade into our physical everyday environment, as well as simulation environments, in conjunction with reinforcement learning, making self-driving and navigating robots and machinery a reality. Join Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Technologies for Asia-Pacific, to learn how these new technologies can be applied within your business and how AWS provides the optimal range of services to make this a reality.

      Speaker: Olivier Klein, Emerging Technologies, Amazon Web Services
    • Innovate
    • Are you energised by learning about cutting-edge solutions and approaches to transform your business? Join us at the Innovate track to explore how to build the future, and leave with practical tools to help your business unlock experimentation and change with disruptive technologies. Whether you're interested in innovating at velocity, Robotics, AI and Machine Learning, Edge and IoT, these sessions will open up new ways of thinking made possible with the cloud. 

      12:15 - 13:00 From Simulation to Reality: Building an Autonomous Robot Arm with AWS RoboMaker (Level 200)

      Robotics, like machine learning, is often perceived to be reserved for those with years of training and domain knowledge. With AWS RoboMaker, it doesn’t have to be! In this session, robotics on AWS will be demystified and attendees will be taken on a journey of building a simulated autonomous robot arm, then deploying and testing it in reality.

      Products and Services: AWS RoboMaker
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Building an Immersive, Interactive Customer Experience Using Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality (Level 200)

      Artificial intelligence and augmented reality are quickly becoming mainstream digital strategies to add new immersive experiences; transforming how organisations interact with customers, strengthening relationships, and distinguishing themselves from the competition. In this session we will explore how you can get started with AWS Artificial Intelligence services, paired with the augmented reality/virtual reality capabilities of Amazon Sumerian to build a new type of visually rich, engaging, customer experiences.

      Products and Services: Amazon Sumerian, Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Amplify Console
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Improving Customer Experience with Amazon Connect – The AI driven Contact Centre (Level 200)

      Customer service expectations continue to evolve and call centres are about to change before our eyes. By capturing and analysing customer service interactions, you can better identify the root cause of issues and improve first-call resolution and customer satisfaction. In this session, learn how to integrate Amazon Connect, a modern, cloud-based contact centre, and AWS machine learning services to quickly process and analyse thousands of customer conversations and gain valuable insights. With speech and text analytics, you can pick up on emerging service-related trends before they get escalated or identify and address a potential widespread problem at its inception.

      Products and Services: Amazon Connect, Amazon Lex, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Comprehend
         
      16:15 - 16:45 Understanding Complexity and How it Impacts Innovation (Level 100)

      Creating new products and services for customers is an increasingly complex challenge – technology trends are changing rapidly, industries are being disrupted, team dynamics are intricately impulsive, and customer behaviour is highly unpredictable. Albert Einstein famously said “the thinking that got us to where we are is not the thinking that will get us to where we want to be.” What would it take to rethink complexity, and nudge your behaviours to operate more successfully in this complex world? What if you could learn to use experimentation to create better products, high-performing teams, and a culture that is truly innovative? Come and learn how to thrive within the complex and uncertain world of modern business.
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Bringing Cloud to the Edge (Level 200)

      What happens when the cloud is distributed? The ability to innovate through highly distributed networks of edge locations creates unprecedented opportunity to bring applications closer to the end user. This trend will disrupt industries by providing greater user experience for hyper low latency use cases, such as the 5G build out telcos are facing. Come and hear what the networks and services of the future will look like with AWS Outposts and AWS IoT Greengrass on AWS Cloud and the possibilities it unlocks.

      Products and Services: AWS Outposts, AWS IoT Greengrass
    • Build
    • At AWS we think of builders as both inventors and also maintainers, and that every existing solution can be improved. You have to keep iterating, listening to customers around what they care about, and building. This track will cover tools, techniques, tips, tricks and tactics for both types of builders.

      12:15 - 13:00 Create Modern Serverless Web Applications in Minutes Using the AWS Amplify Framework (Level 300)

      AWS Amplify makes it easy for you to create, configure, and implement scalable mobile and web apps powered by AWS. In this session we will explore how you can create, manage, and operate a full-stack, serverless single-page application with AWS Amplify. We will show you how you can rapidly build application backends and APIs using the Amplify toolchain and how the AWS Amplify Console provides a continuous deployment and hosting service for mobile and web applications. We will finish the session with a live coding demonstration creating a serverless web application using these tools.

      Products and Services: AWS Amplify Console, AWS AppSync, Amazon DynamoDB
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Deep Dive into Firecracker: Using Lightweight Virtual Machines to Enhance the Container Security Boundary (Level 300)

      Firecracker is an open source virtualisation technology which enables secure and fast microVMs for serverless computing. Firecracker was developed at Amazon Web Services to improve efficiency and customer experience for services like AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate. In this session, hear more about why AWS built this virtualisation technology, how Firecracker differs from traditional virtualisation technology, and how you can contribute to the open source project.
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Securing SaaS Applications Built on Serverless Microservices (Level 300)

      In this session, we crack open the IDE to secure a multi-tenant SaaS platform built on a ReactJS web app and NodeJS serverless microservices. We use Amazon API Gateway and Amazon Cognito to simplify the operation and security of the service's API and identity functionality. We enforce tenant isolation and data partitioning with OAuth's JWT tokens. We'll then abstract the security complexity from developers to keep operational burden to a minimum, maximising developer productivity, and maintaining a great developer experience.

      Products and Services: Amazon Cognito, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Amplify, Amazon DynamoDB
         
      16:15 - 16:45 Control and Monitor Microservices on AWS Using AWS App Mesh (Level 300)

      Modern applications are often composed of multiple microservices that each perform a specific function. Reliable service-to-service communication is achievable with a service mesh which removes the complexity for data monitoring and traffic routing. In this session we will present the key features provided by AWS App Mesh as a service mesh that makes it easy to control and monitor communications for container-based microservices running on AWS.

      Products and Services: AWS App Mesh
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Optimise Energy Usage Using Amazon SageMaker Reinforcement Learning and Publish Your Model in AWS Marketplace (Level 300)

      Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) is responsible for keeping us warm and comfortable indoors. In a modern building, data such as weather, occupancy, and equipment use are collected routinely and can be used to optimise energy use. Reinforcement learning (RL) is a good fit as it can learn patterns in the data and identify strategies to control the system so as to reduce energy consumption to up to 20%. In this session we will be training a reinforcement learning algorithm with Amazon SageMaker using an open source simulator, EnergyPlus, to train an agent to optimise energy usage. We will then publish this model in AWS Marketplace for other customers to reuse your machine learning solution.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, AWS Marketplace
    • Secure
    • Do you want to learn how to evolve your security capabilities in the cloud? The security track will show you examples of how AWS and our customers move fast and stay secure in the cloud, including protection, detection, and response.

      12:15 - 13:00 Automated Security Remediation (Level 300)

      Security issues in your environment need to be identified and corrected faster than ever. AWS makes this easier with increased visibility and automated remediation capabilities. Australia Post will show you how they built an effective automated remediation pipeline that took the potential for human error out of the equation.

      Products and Services: Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Config, Amazon Inspector, AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudWatch Events, AWS Landing Zone
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Security at Scale: Security Hub and the Well Architected Framework (Level 300)

      In this session you will learn how to align your AWS environment to industry standard best practices for security. This session covers AWS' prescriptive recommendations for securing cloud workloads, including the the Well-Architected Framework for Security. In addition, see how AWS Security Hub simplifies the task of measuring the security of your workloads.

      Products and Services: AWS Well-Architected, AWS Security Hub, AWS Config
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Automated Forensics and Incident Response on AWS (Level 300)

      This session will show how Telstra uplifted their forensics and incident response capabilities by using AWS services and automation to deliver a scalable forensics platform. You will learn how to use AWS to simplify forensics and incident response in the cloud. Come see how automation enables investigators to easily retrieve the data they need to make decisions and respond faster during security incidents.
         
      16:15 - 16:45 Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe: Credentials and Secrets Management on AWS (Level 300)

      Are you hard coding credentials in your software? Do you have passwords you need to centrally manage, while maintaining access control? In this session you will learn the best ways of using the AWS platform to build applications with zero knowledge of the credentials that are used. AWS and Xero will talk about the various methods AWS gives you to ensure you can handle secret values with confidence using automation in a multi-account environment. From IAM Roles, to bearer tokens and automatically rotated secrets, we will walk through a real life application and show how easy it is to keep your secrets safe.

      Products and Services: AWS Secrets Manager, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Lambda, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon ECS, Amazon EC2
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Serverless AI-Powered Identity Management (Level 300)

      This session will explore how to use chatbots and AWS services to offload some of the most frequent calls to your service centre. Empower employees to manage their own accounts, passwords, and access. See how natural language interfaces combined with AWS serverless technologies enable your organisation to build cost effective self-service capabilities. You'll learn how to provide a personal experience for your users, right on their mobile phones.

      Products and Services: Amazon Lex, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Amplify, Amazon Pinpoint
    • Operate
    • Are you looking to continually improve and optimise? Come and witness how to bring AWS technologies together to evolve development processes and operations to take advantage of the latest cloud innovations. If you are looking to improve running your workloads on AWS then this is the track for you.

      12:15 - 13:00 The Art of Successful Failure (Level 200)

      Welcome to the real world, where things don’t always go your way. You’ve designed your systems to be highly available, scalable, and resilient, and yet sometimes they fail anyway. These failures, if used correctly, can be a powerful lever for gaining a deep understanding of how your system actually works, and a tool for spreading knowledge through your engineering community. In this session we will cover some of AWS’ favourite techniques for defining and reviewing metrics – watching the systems before they fail – as well as how to do an effective post-mortem that drives both learning and meaningful improvement.
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Castles in Castles - Secure Operational Scale (Level 200)


      This is a story about how PageUp bounced back from a recent security incident with a ‘Castles in Castles’ approach to further protect their customers - Multi Account Cloud architecture, automated security baselines, design of sensible guard rails, and provisioning of platform capabilities at scale across product development without creating any bottlenecks.
         
      15:30 - 16:00 AIOps - Steps Towards Autonomous Operations (Level 300)

      Automation has reaped efficiencies in business and IT operations and extending it with predictive maintenance will further improve reliability. In this session, learn how to architect a predictive and preventative remediation solution for your applications and infrastructure resources. We show you how to collect performance and operational intelligence, recognise and predict patterns using AI and machine learning, and fix issues. We show you how to achieve it using AWS native solutions, Amazon SageMaker and Amazon CloudWatch.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, Amazon S3
         
      16:15 - 16:45 Linux Container Primitives and Runtimes (Level 400)

      In this session we'll explore the different Linux primitives that are commonly used in implementing container runtimes. We’ll learn about cgroups, namespaces and union filesystems and explain how these are leveraged by container runtimes like Docker to deliver powerful container management system. In this session we’ll demonstrate how Docker uses each of these primitives and show how you can effectively inspect and troubleshoot containers from the host operating system.

      Products and Services: Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Black Belt Tips for Cloud Network Operations (Level 400)

      Black Belt Tips makes a comeback for the sixth consecutive year. How you used the AWS platform last year should be different to how you utilise it today. In this session we will review the new networking features like Amazon VPC sharing and AWS Transit Gateway. Learn how to architect shared networks, hybrid connectivity, and have network observability at scale. Take your Cloud Operations to the next level with the curated set of tips and network perspective in mind.

      Products and Services: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, AWS Transit Gateway, Amazon Route 53, AWS Global Accelerator, AWS PrivateLink
    • Analyse
    • Most companies are overrun with data, yet they lack critical insights to make timely and accurate business decisions. Agile experimentation and access to fit-for-purpose analytics tools are key to high-impact outcomes. The analyse track will cover the broad suite of AWS services that enable the ingestion, storage, analysis and visualization of data at scale plus the application of Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning.

      12:15 - 13:00 Supercharge Your Organisation With Machine Learning on AWS (Level 200)

      Learn how our customers are using the breadth and depth of the artificial intelligence and machine learning offerings on AWS to create new business models and optimise existing processes. Whether you're new to machine learning, or wanting to take your capabilities to the next level, you'll learn how AWS helps you to overcome machine learning challenges on a production scale.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, Amazon Translate, Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Personalize
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      13:15 - 13:45 Next-Gen Data Lakes and Analytics Platforms (200)

      Your business needs the best insights in the hands of decision makers -- executives, business users, analysts, data scientists. Traditional approaches to extracting, preparing, staging, securing, and serving information require a painful amount of heavy lifting. In this session, we will share what next-gen data lakes and analytics platforms have become. We look at ML-powered data warehousing with Amazon Redshift, ML-enhanced data collection and preparation with Amazon Lake Formations, and  building ML development environments on a secure,  open data lake.
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Building Serverless Analytics Pipelines with AWS Glue (Level 300)

      Organisations are increasingly gaining insight and knowledge from a number of IoT, API, clickstream, unstructured, and log data sources. Learn how AWS Glue makes it easy to build and manage enterprise-grade data pipelines to ingest, clean, transform, and automatically catalogue data, which enables a variety of use cases such as ad-hoc analytics, data warehousing, big data analysis, and machine learning. Also, find out how to intergrate an end-to-end CI/CD pipeline to automate the release management process for your serverless data pipelines.

      Products and Services: AWS Glue, Amazon Athena, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild
         
      15:30 - 16:00 Right Tool for the Right Job: The Journey Beyond Relational Databases and why you Should be on it! (Level 200)

      How do you design a high performance and scalable database for a global e-commerce application or build a datastore to power a high volume recommendations engine or ingest and query millions of timeseries events from IoT sensors? While relational databases have proven to be successful in the past, emergence of newer application use cases create a need for specialised data persistence and query models. In this session, you will learn about use cases where non-relational databases can be a better choice and explore the suite of AWS non-relational data stores.

      Products and Services: Amazon Timestream, Amazon DocumentDB, Amazon QLDB, Amazon Neptune, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ElastiCache
         
      16:15 - 16:45 The Steady State: Reduce Spikiness from GPU Utilization with Apache MXNet (incubating) (Level 400)

      Many practitioners of deep learning start from tailoring DL code from existing tutorials and examples on the Internet. These examples are often developed without optimisation of GPU utilisation in mind. In this session we provide attendees with simple steps of best coding practices in order to optimise their code to optimize GPU/CPU utilization for training and utilisation that significantly reduce cost of both training and inference using Apache MXNet and Amazon SageMaker.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, Apache MXNet on AWS
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Socrates: Atlassian's Data Lake (Level 200)

      Atlassian's Data Lake, Socrates, is used by over 1500 internal users every month to gain insights and drive decisions. In this session we will give an overview of how Socrates uses Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, and AWS Glue to build the four pillars of any data lake: Ingest, Prepare, Store, and Query. We will focus on the goals of self-service and scalability, discuss the various challenges encountered, and the solutions found.

      Products and Services:
      Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR, AWS Glue
    • Migrate
    • So you want to move workloads to the cloud? Whether you are planning a lift & shift, re-platform or a complete refactor, application migration will be a critical workflow in your journey. This track will showcase ideas, tools and techniques you can use to de-risk and migrate complex applications.

      12:15 - 13:00 Building a Mass Migration Program: Moving Through Vision to Experiment and Scale (Level 200)

      NAB has publicly stated its intent to transform technology and operations investing a further $1.5B over the next 3 years. A major element is a mass migration of applications to cloud to help unlock the cost, risk and agility benefits, and enable their teams to deliver better customer outcomes. During this session, you will hear how NAB formulated their strategy, why NAB partnered with AWS, lessons learned through its journey to the Cloud, and how this shift has brought value to both its employees and customers and will continue to yield gains to its business.

      Products and Services: AWS Professional Services
         
      13:00 - 14:00  Lunch Break in the Expo
         
      14:00 - 14:30  Building the Business Case for Migrating to AWS (Level 200)

      While cloud has become the new normal for organisations of all sizes, many IT executives and budget owners continue to struggle to articulate the business value of moving to the cloud in terms that resonate with the board and c-suite. In this session, we will walk through the impact of cloud computing on the overall IT cost base. We will also cover what the typical non-cost benefits are, and how they can be measured and communicated. Finally, we will provide an overview of the tools and support to help you on the journey.
         
      15:30 - 16:00 John Holland Group - Tasting Success: Build a Future-Ready Business by Retiring Legacy Infrastucture (Level 100)

      The benefits of cloud for the enterprise are numerous but where and how do you start? John Holland Group was able to fully migrate its on-premises applications to AWS successfully on time and on budget, with minimal impact to the business. Achieving a benchmark win of 60% reduction in data centre spend. We’ll propose a prescriptive approach for successfully migrating your on-premises applications to AWS, removing risk from foundation, migration, and operation. Learn mechanisms and practices to make your journey successful and achieve sustainable change, retire legacy infrastructure, and build a future ready business.
         
      16:15 - 16:45 Playing the Cards You’re Dealt: Hybrid Architecture Starring AWS, VMware, and AWS Outpost (Level 200)

      VMware Cloud on AWS brings a new dimension of mixed application architecture, offering the opportunity for augmenting existing and legacy applications. Learn how VMware Cloud on AWS helps build a lower-risk, iterative transformation approach to your traditional applications and data in a hybrid cloud environment. Recently announced, AWS Outposts also promises to extend cloud services into your data centre. We will demonstrate recommended practices to protect and scale your workload by integrating AWS services such as Amazon S3, Amazon Relational Database Service, and Elastic Load Balancing. This session will help you bring your entire IT landscape closer to your digital innovation goals.

      Products and Services: VMware Cloud on AWS, AWS Outposts, Amazon S3, AWS Direct Connect, Amazon Relational Database Service, Elastic Load Balancing
         
      17:00 - 17:30 Storage Woes to Storage Wins: Migrating Windows File Shares to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (Level 300)

      File servers are critical to highly available and reliable operations for companies of all sizes. Managing these file servers brings complexity and associated operational overhead. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server provides a fully managed native Microsoft Windows file share service so you can easily move your data and Windows-based applications that require shared file storage to AWS. In this session, we will explore the benefits of Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, dive deep into the service, and demonstrate how to get up and running and migrate your existing Windows File Shares.

      Products and Services: AWS FSx For Windows File Server, AWS Directory Service
    • Workshops
    • Do you learn best by doing, but find it hard to get the time? We believe that building is a key part of your learning path, so take the time to work in small teams applying what you know. We commit to giving you access to the tools and time to get hands on working with AWS technologies.

      11:15 - 14:15 Security Best Practices Workshop (Level 300)

      Security best practices help you secure your workloads in the cloud to meet organisational, legal, and compliance requirements. This fast-paced intermediate level technical workshop will guide you through core security best practices aligned to the AWS Well-Architected Framework. Using your own AWS account you will learn through hands-on labs and a group exercise in securing an Amazon EC2-based web application covering identity & access management, detective controls, infrastructure protection, data protection and incident response. We will end with a chalk talk for open Q&A. There is a focus on automation, and previous experience with AWS CloudFormation is recommended.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: AWS CloudFormation, AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), Amazon GuardDuty, AWS WAF, Amazon Inspector, AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS), AWS CloudTrail, Amazon EC2, AWS Secrets Manager, Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC)
         
        Automatic Labelling and Model Tuning with Amazon SageMaker (Level 300)

      Developing machine learning models requires a lot of effort which often needs to be repeated over time as data distributions change. In this session you will learn about some of the latest concepts in Automatic Machine Learning including how to apply them to speed up development and achieve robust models over time. You will learn how to run a custom labelling job using Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth to build a larger data set to fine-tune your model. You will also learn how to tune your model’s hyperparameters using Amazon SageMaker’s Automatic Model Tuning capabilities and understand the theory of how bayesian optimisation is automatically applied for more accurate results and faster tuning.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: Amazon SageMaker, Amazon SageMaker Ground Truth
         
      14:45 - 17:30 Creating Voice Experiences with Amazon Alexa Skills: Idea to Testing (Level 200)

      Amazon Alexa is Amazon’s cloud-based voice service and the brain behind tens of millions of devices enabling new customer experiences across many devices at home, work, in the car, and on the go. As a developer, you can build capabilities, or skills, that make Alexa smarter and make everyday tasks faster, easier, and more delightful for customers to fundamentally improve the way people will interact with technology.
       
      In this workshop you will learn how to build your first voice skill with Amazon Alexa. We will cover how to build an Alexa skill, utilise AWS services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon DynamoDB, mimic human behaviour with your Alexa skill, and test and publish a skill. You’ll also walk out of the workshop with tips on how to make your Alexa skill more engaging to customers with voice user design best practices.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account, as well as an Amazon Alexa Developer account.

      Products and Services: Alexa Skills Kit, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3
         
        APIs as a Product: How to Launch an API Developer Portal and Automate Your API Product Lifecycle on AWS (Level 300)

      An effective API product allows software as a service (SaaS) companies to build ecosystems around their services to empower developers to build new products and services. In this workshop, you will build a modern serverless API developer portal and follow best practices for API consumption and publishing. You will be hands-on coding, making use of Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, AWS API Gateway Serverless Developer portal, AWS Amplify Console, Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy and AWS CodePipline.

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.

      Products and Services: Amazon API Gateway, AWS API Gateway Serverless Developer portal, AWS Amplify Console, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon Cognito, Amazon S3, AWS Lambda, Amazon ECS, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS CodePipeline
    • AWS DeepRacer
    • The AWS DeepRacer League at AWS Summit Sydney gives you the opportunity to compete in a global racing championship, racing for prizes, glory, and a chance to advance to the AWS DeepRacer Championship at re:Invent 2019 to win the coveted AWS DeepRacer Cup. The League launched in early 2019, and in each season developers will score race points by competing in time trials both online and at live events globally.

      11:15 - 13:00 Get Hands on with AWS DeepRacer and get ready to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League (Session 1)

      Get behind the keyboard for an immersive experience with AWS DeepRacer. In this workshop you will get hands-on-experience with reinforcement learning. Developers with no prior machine learning experience will learn new skills and apply their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. You will join a pit crew where you will build and train machine learning models that you can then take to the track for a chance to climb the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard! Start your engines, the race is on!

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.
         
      14:00 - 15:45 Get Hands on with AWS DeepRacer and get ready to compete in the AWS DeepRacer League (Session 2)

      Get behind the keyboard for an immersive experience with AWS DeepRacer. In this workshop you will get hands-on-experience with reinforcement learning. Developers with no prior machine learning experience will learn new skills and apply their knowledge in a fun and exciting way. You will join a pit crew where you will build and train machine learning models that you can then take to the track for a chance to climb the AWS DeepRacer League leaderboard! Start your engines, the race is on!

      To participate in this workshop, you must bring your own laptop and have administrative access to your own AWS account.
    • Sponsors
    • Platinum

      10:30 - 11:15 Morning Tea
         
      11:15 - 12:00 Prepare For The Next Phase of Your AWS Journey With CloudHealth (Sponsored by CloudHealth)

      Organisations of all sizes, industries, and revenue, are adopting the cloud to transform their businesses and stay one step ahead of their competition. The key to success is to be able to drive accountability across all business groups, which can only be achieved through efective cloud management. Although each organisation has unique requirements and reasons for adopting the cloud, they commonly follow the same phases along their cloud journey. In this session, we will discuss the four phases of a cloud journey: Cost Optimisation and Visibility, Security Compliance, Governance and Automation, and Service Integration, and what best practices you need to implement throughout each phase. No matter where you are in that lifecycle, CloudHealth is here to support you with key CloudHealth functionality across rightsizing, containers, RI management, and governance and security policies. We will share real-world example sand highlight how our platform will continue to evolve with the support of VMware.

      Speaker
      John McLoughlin, Director of Product Management, CloudHealth by VMware
         
        Kicking to the Cloud: SBS’s Digital Evolution for the FIFA World Cup with New Relic & AWS (Sponsored by New Relic)

      The 2018 FIFA World Cup marked SBS’s most connected sporting event, uniting more than nine million Australians from diverse communities around the country. With the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup just around the corner, Noel Leslie will share SBS’s ongoing evolution to offer audiences a seamless multiplatform experience across television, radio and online.

      Speaker
      Noel Leslie, Chief Technology Officer, SBS
         
        Visualise Your Cloud Data Strategy: MongoDB Atlas and Charts (Sponsored by MongoDB)

      It’s critical to select a forward-looking approach to how you organize, use, and enrich your data in the cloud. Modern data repositories have always made it easy to store your unstructured data, but getting insights from that data has often been painful, involving batch ETL processes, data pipelines and so forth. In this session, we’ll see how to build complex queries to draw valuable insights from data directly in MongoDB and then visualize it using MongoDB Charts, a tool built to natively process rich, nested JSON documents.

      Speaker
      Sam Harley, Sr. Solutions Architect, MongoDB
         
        Why Users Are Moving on from Docker and Leaving Its Security Risks Behind (Sponsored by Red Hat)

      In this session you will learn what the motivations were for a dockerless approach and how Podman and Buildah enhance Red Hat OpenShift. With so many distributions of Kubernetes it’s important to know when and why you should decide to use Red Hat OpenShift in a world where having choices, while maintaining confidence, is becoming more critical than ever.

      Speaker
      William Henry, Senior Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat Inc
         
        Snowflake: Your Data. No Limits. (Sponsored by Snowflake)

      Struggling to keep up with an ever-increasing demand for data at your organisation? Do you spend hours tinkering with your streaming data pipelines? Does that one data scientist with direct EDW access keep you up at night? Introducing Snowflake, a brand new SQL data warehouse built for the cloud. We’ve designed and implemented a unique cloud-based architecture that addresses the most common shortcomings of existing data solutions. With Snowflake, you can unlock unlimited concurrency, enable instant scalability, and take advantage of built-in tuning and optimisation. Join us and find out what Netflix, Adobe, and Nike all have in common.

      Speaker
      James Harnischmacher, Sales Engineer
         
        How We Used AR, ML & IoT to Automate the “Last Mile” of Food Delivery (Sponsored by Telstra)

      Extending the cloud into the real world and interacting with it is simpler than ever before. Through IoT devices, Computer Vision and Machine Learning, we now have the power to build solutions that were still unthinkable only a few years ago. Meet "Porter"; the automated doorman, a device that identifies food delivery drivers and automatically lets them up to your apartment. From inception to operation, we’ll walk you through how we developed this and demonstrate the end result so you can learn from our mistakes and apply the lessons we learnt when embarking on your next IoT endeavour.

      Speaker

      Matthew Merriel, AWS Infrastructure Consultant, Telstra

      Gold

      14:45 - 15:15 Delivering Meaningful Change to NSW Citizens Through a Serverless Data Lake (Sponsored by AC3)

      How do you validate and deliver massive streams of data in a consumable way to provide value to NSW citizens? This was a challenge that AC3 solved with DFSI Spatial Services. Learn how we leveraged the latest AWS technology to implement automated digital cadastre products to deliver meaningful change and operational efficiency.

      Speakers
      Adrian White, Program Manager, Spatial Services
      Greg Cockburn, Chief Cloud Officer, AC3
      Simon Xistouris, CEO, AC3
         
        FinOps: A Culture Transformation to Bring DevOps, Finance and the Business Together (Sponsored by Cloudability)

      Ten years ago, DevOps broke down the silos between Engineering and Ops and accelerated the pace of innovation. Today, a similar pattern is emerging where effective cloud infrastructure adoption and usage requires a deep collaboration between technical teams (DevOps) and their new partners in finance and business. Attendees will learn from cloud innovators how to scale their cloud adoption by collaborating across operations, development and finance to continuously optimise cloud spend, using an emerging practice known as FinOps.

      Speakers
      J.R. Storment, Co-founder, Cloudability
      Mike Fuller,  Principal Systems Engineer, Atlassian
         
        Top 5 Security Errors and How to Avoid Them (Sponsored by Palo Alto Networks)

      Based on data collected that analyzed millions of resources across 100’s of customers, human configuration errors that may expose your AWS resources is increasingly common. The potential impact can be significant. Everyone needs to play their part in managing the risks, but first you need to understand what risks need managing. We’ve distilled our customer experiences into the 5 most commonly made errors and how best to ensure you avoid them and the potential impact. This is an AWS Partner led session.

      Speaker
      Dominic Caputo, Public Cloud Consulting Engineer - ANZ, Palo Alto Networks
         
        Tomorrow’s Managed Services – How will DevOps power it? (Sponsored by Optus)

      Managed Services is rapidly evolving. What does the future hold? How can you start harnessing its power and capabilities today? This session discusses the future of Managed Services and the leading edge DevOps capabilities used for both providers and their customers. In particular, how delivery capabilities can be directed to the point of need instantly by predicting requirements and leveraging self-healing architectures. AWS and Optus are helping to make this a reality today for Enterprise and Government. Join our session to find out how you can reimagine Managed Services with DevOps practices and tools through currently deployed Australian examples.

      Panel discussion
      1. Optus customer
      2. Miele Worrad
      3. Basil Apostolou
      4. David Heyworth, 2. Director Cloud and Data Centre, Optus Business
      3. Associate Director, Cloud and DevOps solutions, Optus Business
      4. Associate Director, GTM, Optus Business
         
        Governance for the Cloud Age (Sponsored by Turbot)

      In this session, we define cloud governance and explain its role in achieving security, compliance, and architecture best practices. Using real-world case studies from Fortune 100 enterprises, we demonstrate how governance automation is being used to accelerate the migration and ongoing operations of hundreds of enterprise applications, all while increasing visibility and control for the enterprise. This session is brought to you by AWS partner, Turbot.

      Speaker
      Nathan Wallace, Founder & CEO, Turbot
         
        Headfirst and All In - Autotrader's Learnings on Adopting Kubernetes at Speed with Vibrato (Sponsored by Vibrato)

      Embarking on a journey to fully adopt Kubernetes, transform to CI/CD, and build and launch a new brand all at once was a courageous decision. At the start of 2018 the Carsguide engineering team set a goal to "Move with speed and have pipelines deliver software in sub 5 minutes" and engaged Vibrato to help. The existing release pipelines slowed developers, with it taking up to 45 Minutes for an engineer to know if their code actually worked. Looking back after a successful product launch of Autotrader in Australia in late 2018 - the Vibrato and Carsguide team will talk about all the lessons learned in going from zero containerisation to production Kubernetes in months.

      Speaker
      Jamie Lennox, Principal Consultant, Vibrato

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.

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AWS Keynote Speakers

Glenn Gore

Glenn Gore, Worldwide Lead Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

As the Worldwide Lead Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services, Glenn is responsible for creating architectural best practices and working with customers on how they use the cloud and innovation to transform their own businesses or disrupt new markets. Glenn has worked in engineering, R&D, and technology leadership roles with customers such as Facebook, Twitter, NASA and worked on projects such as the Hadron super collider, interplanetary networking and large scale distributed systems. Prior to joining AWS, Glenn was the CTO of WebCentral where he worked on highly scalable web platforms and big-data systems for customers. He also held roles at Ozemail and UUNET the world’s largest network provider.

Olivier Klein

Olivier Klein, Emerging Technologies, Amazon Web Services

Olivier works with customers across Asia-Pacific and Europe, advising how AI, Machine Learning, and IoT technologies can create new products, make existing processes more efficient, provide greater business insights, and leverage new engagement channels for end-consumers. He has helped customers build platforms that align IT infrastructure and service spending with revenue models, reducing waste and innovating product development. Prior to joining AWS, Olivier ran the digital product strategy for an American multinational publishing, education and media company in Asia and led the engineering/R&D efforts to build a virtualised web service platform for a Luxembourgish Internet Service Provider in the pre-cloud era.

Adrian Cockcroft

Adrian Cockcroft, Vice President Cloud Architecture Strategy, Amazon Web Services

Adrian Cockcroft has had a long career working at the leading edge of technology, and is fascinated by what happens next. In his role at AWS, Cockcroft is focused on the needs of cloud native and “all-in” customers, and leads the AWS open source community development team. Prior to AWS, Cockcroft started out as a developer in the UK, joined Sun Microsystems and then moved to the United States in 1993, ending up as a Distinguished Engineer. Cockcroft left Sun in 2004, was a founding member of eBay research labs, and started at Netflix in 2007. He initially directed a team working on personalization algorithms and then became cloud architect, helping teams scale and migrate to AWS. As Netflix shared its architecture publicly, Cockcroft became a regular speaker at conferences and executive summits, and he created and led the Netflix open source program. In 2014, he joined VC firm Battery Ventures, promoting new ideas around DevOps, microservices, cloud and containers, and moved into his current role at AWS in October 2016.


Rob Smedley,

Rob Smedley, Consultant, Formula 1

Now working as a Technical Consultant for F1, Rob Smedley has spent the last 20 years working as an engineer with various Formula 1 teams including Ferrari and latterly Williams. Prior to joining Williams, he worked for the Ferrari F1 team initially as senior test engineer and subsequently as race engineer for Felipe Massa. After ten years, both moved to Williams; Smedley as Head of Vehicle Performance, and Massa as driver. In his new role for F1 Rob will lend his technical expertise to the broadcasting and coverage of F1 "across all of its platforms” with the end goal of transforming the F1 fan experience. In July 2015 Rob was awarded an honorary Doctor of Technology from Loughborough University in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Formula 1 and race engineering.

Cathal Garvey

Cathal Garvey, Wallabies Head Performance Analyst, Rugby Australia

Cathal has seven years experience at Rugby Australia, beginning in data analysis before transitioning to work with the Qantas Wallabies at the beginning of the 2014 season. Since then he has spent five seasons working directly with the coaching team as head performance analyst, and is responsible for game analysis, the team’s technology footprint and building Rugby AU’s analytics program. By acting as a conduit between the coaches and analytics professionals, he ensures requirements are translated to the analysts and in turn, results are delivered in a concise, visual manner to engage the decision makers. Prior to joining Rugby AU, he accumulated eight years’ experience working in technology across multiple industries including telecommunications, medical devices and microprocessors. His passion is in utilising technology and data to improve efficiencies by providing timely, actionable information to coaches and players in order to improve team and individual performance.

Kevin Stafford

Kevin Stafford, Head of Technology Rugby Australia

Kevin has been the Head of Technology for Rugby Australia for the last 4 years and during this time he led the transformation to a cloud first approach. He is now responsible for all technology requirements and personally led the development of the Rugby Australia High-Performance Analytics solution. This solution combines a single nationwide data repository, with advanced analytics and machine learning models to provide coaches and athletes with essential insights on the key factors that can impact results. Kevin joined Rugby Australia nearly 7 years ago as a Software Developer and holds a 1st Class BSc (Honors) in Software Engineering.

Paul Bassat

Paul Bassat, Co-Founder, Square Peg Capital

Paul is a co-founder and major shareholder in Square Peg Capital which is a venture capital fund focussed on investing in early stage technology companies in Australia, Israel and South East Asia. Paul is a Commissioner of the Australian Football League (AFL). He is also on the board of Innovation Australia, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation and the P&S Bassat Foundation and served as a director of Wesfarmers from 2012-2018. Paul co-founded SEEK in 1997 and served as CEO and then as Joint CEO from 1997-2011. SEEK is the world’s largest online employment business and has market leading businesses in Australia, China, Brazil, Mexico and throughout South East Asia. Paul started his career as a lawyer and practiced for 6 years. Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Melbourne.

Kazi Zaman

Dr. Kazi Zaman, Vice President of Engineering, Electronic Arts

Dr. Kazi Zaman, Vice President of Engineering at Electronic Arts(EA), is responsible for EA's Data and AI Platform. This consists of open source, cloud based infrastructure powering analysis of EA's petabytes of gamer and gameplay data as well as AI powered applications for richly personalized player experiences. Dr. Zaman’s prior experience includes Yahoo! where he managed teams working on the HDFS and Map Reduce components of Apache Hadoop and Oracle(Siebel) where he worked on what is now the core server at the heart of Oracle's Business Intelligence offering. He received his Ph.D in computer science from Columbia University in the area of databases and previously received a B. Tech in computer science and engineering from IIT Kharagpur.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller, Group Lead of Global Acquisition and of Activation and Engagement, Canva

Lisa Miller is Group Lead of Global Acquisition and of Activation and Engagement at Canva, an online design and publishing tool which makes graphic design simple for everyone. Since launching in 2013, Canva has grown to over 15 million users across 190 countries, with more than 1 billion designs created, at 33 designs per second. Today Canva is growing from strength the strength, with over 500 team members working together on a mission to empower everyone to create beautiful designs.

Sam Crowther

Sam Crowther, CEO & Founder, Kasada

Sam Crowther is CEO and founder of Kasada, an Australian cyber security company. Its industry-leading platform, Polyform, stops malicious automation (bad bots) attacking websites and web applications. Sam started Kasada in 2015 at the age of 19. He now leads teams in Australia and the US, from his new base in Chicago. While still at school, Sam was the first student to be offered two work placements at the Australian Signals Directorate. On leaving school Macquarie Group recruited Sam to its global cyber threat management team. Besides inventing a range of security products, Sam has raised more than $5million from leading Australian VCs and the Australian Government's Accelerating Commercialisation program. He is a passionate promoter of Australia's cyber security ecosystem and foundation supporter of AustCyber. Leading enterprises, including companies in the ASX100, trust Kasada to protect and assure their online digital transactions.

Jason Blackman

Jason Blackman, CIO, carsales.com.au

Managing a large team of people across multiple time zones and navigating more than a few languages is just one part of carsales CIO Jason Blackman’s daily duties. Since stepping into the position of CIO, Blackman has endeavoured to open up the concept of technology to the business and boost its reputation as a formidable force as a business unit. Over the past 2 years, Blackman and his team have not only grown in numbers and geographic locations but also expanded in their capabilities to offer world-class technology solutions that benefit all parties. This has largely been supported through the complete transition to being a cloud-based enterprise and in late 2018 and under Blackman’s leadership, carsales hit that target and became fully operational via AWS as a genuine cloud-native.

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