- Jeff Bezos

Join us for a unique Transformation Day event - and discover first-hand the transformative opportunities of the cloud for your whole organisation.

For the first time, we’re bringing senior executives, business leaders and tech heads together to explore the advantages of the cloud and answer your security, legal and procurement questions.

See the many ways cloud technologies can benefit your organisation, share your experiences with like-minded peers, and hear how companies like Capital One have harnessed the power of the cloud to become more innovative, efficient and agile.  

Maximise your organisation’s cloud potential. Register to attend today.

 

 

Here’s just a flavour of what you’ll get from attending Transformation Day:

Discover how the cloud can help you innovate, save money, bolster security and improve agility. See how your organisation can respond faster to changing conditions and grow with seamless scalability.

For many, the cloud represents a step into the unknown - raising questions around cost, compliance and security. This is a great opportunity to get clear, pragmatic answers and put your mind at rest.

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Innovators, pioneers, growth hackers: meet the people who are achieving great things with the cloud. And yes, they’ll be more than happy to answer your questions – that’s why we invited them!

Share your experiences and best practices with your peers, meet intriguing new thinkers, and gain valuable new contacts. We’re all exploring the world of cloud together, so let’s share, talk and learn.

Be inspired by others’ experiences – hear what organisations like NewsCorp, Netflix and Intuit have achieved with the cloud, and get the knowledge you need to maximise your cloud potential.

 

 

Attend the keynote and meet with Paul Misener, VP Innovation at Amazon to learn about how Amazon, as an organisation, is keeping innovation on top of everyday’s agenda. Listen to Royal Friesland Campina (RFC) and Bynder on how they changed their IT strategy and the way they operate internally to be able to truly innovate. Finally, don’t miss Peter Hinssen’s presentation, about an exponentially changing world and its consequences for organisations of today. He will describe pioneers who managed to move beyond “Tomorrow-thinking” when it comes to innovation and change the course of entire industries. Above all, he will talk about the business models, the organisational structures, the talent, the mindset, the technologies and the cultures needed to maximize your chances for success.

In addition to the main keynotes, you’ll be able to choose from a wide range of talks, presentations and workshops - with streams tailored to individual roles and functions:

If you are a CFO's trying to understand the financial impact of cloud adoption, a CMO looking to deliver a personalised experience to your customers or a business leader pushing for digital transformation, this event has sessions tailored to you.

Get answers to your compliance questions around cloud adoption: from GDPR to data privacy laws.

Dive deep into services that help power innovation in the enterprise as well as methodologies to help support those innovation efforts. Our AWS experts will be on hand to answer your technical questions during the sessions.

  • Risk and Compliance

    Cloud and the Enterprise Risk Profile

    In this session we will cover the potential impact of AWS cloud adoption on an organisation’s risk profile and where AWS cloud can be an effective mitigating control to key IT risks.
    We will also cover market insights from AWS and its partners on the challenges faced by GRC professionals as their organisations execute on digital transformation programmes and how AWS cloud adoption can help simplify and enhance the effectiveness of risk management within the 3 lines of defense model.

    Enabling Compliance with EU Privacy Laws

    AWS offers its customers the tools they need to comply with EU privacy laws. This session will summarize what AWS offers and will also cover the latest developments in the EU, including the GDPR.

    Microsoft Licensing Compliance

    Many customers have discovered AWS to be a great environment for running their Windows workloads. Making sure that you stay compliant with Microsoft licensing is equally as important. In this session we will look at some of the Microsoft products customers are running on AWS and how they integrate. We will walk through the multitude of licensing options you have and tools making sure that you are Microsoft license compliant on AWS.

  • Security and Data Protection

    Getting Started with AWS Security

    Customers using AWS benefit from over 1,800 security and compliance controls built into the AWS platform and operations. In this session, you will learn how to take advantage of the advanced security features of the AWS platform to gain the visibility, agility, and control needed to be more secure in the cloud than in legacy environments. We'll take a look at several reference architectures for common workloads and highlight the innovative ways customers are using AWS to manage security more efficiently. After attending this session, you will be familiar with the shared security responsibility model and how you can inherit controls from the rich compliance and accreditation programs maintained by AWS.

    Cloud Adoption Framework – The Security Perspective

    In this session we will cover how to apply the AWS cloud adoption framework to create a program that meets your organization's security and risk objectives while enabling wider business agility. We will cover how you should structure such a program as well as how to evaluate its success and maturity. We will also discuss your specific use case and walk through any challenges you may be encountering.

    Accelerating your Business with Security

    Cost, elasticity, and security are enabling enterprises to move highly regulated workloads to the AWS Cloud. However, given the sensitivity around this protected customer data, what newly released services can be implemented to remain secure and compliant? This presentation will consider key security announcements at re:Invent 2016, along with relevant use cases for enterprises as they formulate their own security posture. 

  • Procurement

    Impact of Cloud on Financial Metrics

     

    Accelerating Innovation and Reducing Cost Using Cloud-based Software Procurement

    The cloud has reinvented the way businesses think about the velocity of IT innovation delivery, but what about the velocity of software procurement and service management? In this session, we will bring new insight into how software procurement is changing in the cloud and how leading edge customers are taking advantage of those benefits via AWS Marketplace. We will discuss how AWS Marketplace is making it easier to discover, procure, and deploy software as well as how AWS Service Catalog makes it easier to manage your software portfolio.

  • Skills and talent

    Addressing the Skills Gap

    As cloud use continues to trend upward, many of customers are facing a new type of challenge – finding qualified IT talent with cloud skills. Companies need cloud expertise now more than ever. AWS offers training to develop cloud skills within your organization and certifications to help you identify IT professionals and partners with proven skills. AWS continues to make investments in training and certification options for customers and partners so that we can help organizations build the cloud skills they need for success.

    How to Migrate Your Talent to the Cloud

    Talent transformation is one of the hardest parts of cloud adoption. Learn how Capital One leverages a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to drive cloud fluency across their organization and radically accelerate their cloud migrations. Capital One’s innovative cloud talent transformation program has enrolled thousands of technology associates from both development and operational teams, resulting in over 600 AWS certifications and counting. Hear about the lessons Capital One learned from their early cloud training efforts and how they pivoted their strategy towards an outcome-based learning strategy tightly coupled with their CCoE to improve compliance with their architecture standards and controls. This session will also highlight how the CCoE serves as a feedback loop for the enterprise’s cloud transformation with innovative open source tools built to measure the progress of migrations and accelerate end-user adoption.

    Life at Amazon Web Services

    Get a look under the covers and understand what it's like to work, invent and innovate at Amazon. This session will feature a panel of leaders from Amazon who will discuss their experiences and day-to-day working practices at Amazon Web Services. Understand how we apply the Amazon Leadership Principles from Customer Obsession to Frugality and how these lead us to take decisions within our business.

  • Enterprise transformation

    The AWS Lean Enterprise Framework

    Enterprises are facing increasing competitive landscapes with threats from almost every direction. In this environment, innovating as fast as startup companies becomes a core competency and a minimum requirement to stay in the game. This session will review the AWS Lean Enterprise Framework that has helped some of the largest global enterprises drive innovation and achieve speed and agility not previously possible.

    Cloud & the Enterprise Risk Profile

    In this session we will cover the potential impact of AWS cloud adoption on an organisation’s risk profile and where AWS cloud can be an effective mitigating control to key IT risks.
    We will also cover market insights from AWS and its partners on the challenges faced by GRC professionals as their organisations execute on digital transformation programmes and how AWS cloud adoption can help simplify and enhance the effectiveness of risk management within the 3 lines of defense model.

    Creating Your Virtual Data Center: VPC Fundamentals and Connectivity Options

    In this session, we will introduce through the Amazon VPC network service and describe the problems we were trying to solve when we created it. Next, we will discuss how these problems are traditionally solved, and why those solutions are not scalable, inexpensive, or secure enough for AWS. Finally, we will provide an overview of the solution that we've implemented and discuss some of the unique mechanisms that we use to ensure customer isolation, get packets into and out of the network, and support new features like VPC endpoints.

    Automate Best Practices and Operational Health for your AWS Resources

    It can be challenging to optimize AWS resources across cost, performance, security and fault-tolerance, much less do it automatically. AWS Trusted Advisor is an online resource to help you do just that, by providing real time guidance to help you provision your resources following AWS best practices. In this session, we will go over how to safely automate these best practices using Amazon CloudWatch events and AWS Lambda along with samples for you to use. AWS Personal Health Dashboard (PHD) provides alerts and remediation guidance when AWS is experiencing events that may impact your AWS environment. The AWS Health API, the underlying service powering PHD integrates with Amazon CloudWatch Events, enabling you to trigger AWS Lambda functions to define automated remediation actions. We will also introduce you to AWS Health tools, a community-based source of tools to automate remediation actions and customize Health alerts. Come join us to see how you can implement automation of AWS best practice recommendations from Trusted Advisor and remediation from the AWS Health API on your AWS resources.

    DevOps at Amazon: A Look at Our Tools & Processes

    Today’s cutting edge companies have software release cycles measured in days instead of months. This agility is enabled by the DevOps practice of continuous delivery, which automates building, testing, and deploying all code changes. This automation helps you catch bugs sooner and accelerates developer productivity. In this session, we’ll share the processes followed by Amazon engineers and discuss how you can bring them to your company by using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy, services inspired by Amazon's internal developer tools and DevOps culture.

  • Migration

    Patterns of Success for Large Migrations

    We’ve spent a lot of time partnering with customers on their large, often legacy, migrations to AWS. This session will outline some of the common challenges our customers face, how they’ve overcome these challenges, the patterns we’ve observed that make legacy migrations successful, and the mechanisms we’re building to help customers migrate faster.

    Cloud Adoption Framework – The Security Perspective

    In this session we will cover how to apply the AWS cloud adoption framework to create a program that meets your organization's security and risk objectives while enabling wider business agility. We will cover how you should structure such a program as well as how to evaluate its success and maturity. We will also discuss your specific use case and walk through any challenges you may be encountering.

    Microsoft Licensing Compliance

    Many customers have discovered AWS to be a great environment for running their Windows workloads. Making sure that you stay compliant with Microsoft licensing is equally as important. In this session we will look at some of the Microsoft products customers are running on AWS and how they integrate. We will walk through the multitude of licensing options you have and tools making sure that you are Microsoft license compliant on AWS.

    Simplify & Standardise Your Migration to AWS with a Migration Landing Zone

    With customers migrating workloads to AWS, we are starting to see a need for the creation of a prescribed landing zone, which uses native AWS capabilities and meets or exceeds customers' security and compliance objectives. In this session, we will describe an AWS landing zone and will cover solutions for account structure, user configuration, provisioning, networking and operation automation. This solution is based on AWS native capabilities such as AWS Service Catalog, AWS Identity and Access Management, AWS Config Rules, AWS CloudTrail and AWS Lambda. We will provide an overview of AWS Service Catalog and how it be used to provide self-service infrastructure to applications users, including various options for automation. After this session you will be able to configure an AWS landing zone for successful large scale application migrations. Additionally, Philips will explain their cloud journey and how they have applied their guiding principles when building their landing zone.

  • Analytics, IoT & AI

    Deep Dive on AWS IoT

    AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. As an IoT developer, you will want to interact with AWS services like Kinesis, Lambda, and Amazon Machine Learning to get the most from your IoT application. In this session, we will do a deep dive on how to define rules in the Rules Engine, or retrieve the last known and desired state of device using Device Shadows, learn about the use cases and benefits of AWS Greengrass, and routing data from devices to AWS services to leverage the entire cloud for your Internet of Things application.

    Introduction to Amazon AI

    Amazon AI services bring natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), visual search and image recognition, text-to-speech (TTS), and machine learning (ML) technologies within the reach of every developer. Based on the same proven, highly scalable products and services built by the thousands of deep learning and machine learning experts across Amazon, Amazon AI services provide high-quality, high-accuracy AI capabilities that are scalable and cost-effective. 

    Big Data Architectural Patterns and Best Practices on AWS

    AWS provides a broad platform of managed services to help you build, secure, and seamlessly scale end-to-end Big Data applications quickly and with ease. Want to get ramped up on how to use Amazon's big data web services? Learn when to use which service? Want to write your first big data application on AWS? Join us in this session as we discuss reference architecture, design patterns, and best practices for pulling together various AWS services to meet your big data challenges.

  • Technology and operations

    Creating Your Virtual Data Center: VPC Fundamentals and Connectivity Options

    In this session, we will introduce through the Amazon VPC network service and describe the problems we were trying to solve when we created it. Next, we will discuss how these problems are traditionally solved, and why those solutions are not scalable, inexpensive, or secure enough for AWS. Finally, we will provide an overview of the solution that we've implemented and discuss some of the unique mechanisms that we use to ensure customer isolation, get packets into and out of the network, and support new features like VPC endpoints.

    Deep Dive on Serverless Application Development

    AWS Lambda and Amazon API Gateway have changed how developers build and run their applications or services. But what are the best practices for tasks such as deployment, monitoring, and debugging in a serverless world? In this session, we’ll dive into best practices that serverless developers can use for application lifecycle management, CI/CD, monitoring, and diagnostics. We’ll talk about how you can build CI/CD pipelines that automatically build, test, and deploy your serverless applications using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CloudFormation. We’ll also cover the built-in capabilities of Lambda and API Gateway for creating multiple versions, stages, and environments of your functions and APIs. Finally, we’ll cover monitoring and diagnostics of your Lambda functions with Amazon CloudWatch and AWS X-Ray.In this session, you will learn how to build applications and services using serverless components. We will discuss how you can use AWS Lambda to run code for virtually any type of application or backend service; you can use Amazon DynamoDB to store application data with high scalability and redundancy; and you can use Amazon API Gateway to create and manage secure API endpoints. We will run through a demo of setting up a web application using this stack, and we will discuss best practices and patterns used by our customers to run web and mobile backend.

    Deep Dive on Amazon EC2 Instances, Featuring Performance Optimization Best Practices

    Whether you are a traditional enterprise exploring migrating workloads to the cloud or are already “all-in” on AWS, performing common tasks of inventory collection, OS patch management, and image creation at scale is increasingly complicated in hybrid infrastructure environments. Amazon EC2 Systems Manager allows you to perform automated configuration and ongoing management of your hybrid environment systems at scale. This session provides an overview of key EC2 Systems Manager capabilities that help you define and track system configurations, prevent drift, and maintain software compliance of your EC2 and on-premises configurations. We will also discuss common use cases for EC2 Systems Manager and give you a demonstration of a hybrid-cloud management scenario.

    Deep Dive on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS)

    Amazon RDS allows you to launch an optimally configured, secure and highly available database with just a few clicks. It provides cost-efficient and resizable capacity while managing time-consuming database administration tasks, freeing you to focus on your applications and business. Amazon RDS provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from, including Amazon Aurora, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB. In this session we will take a close look at the capabilities of RDS, how it works, and how it provides your applications with the fast performance, scalability, high availability, and compatibility they need.

  • Technology best practices

    Automate Best Practices and Operational Health for your AWS Resources

    It can be challenging to optimize AWS resources across cost, performance, security and fault-tolerance, much less do it automatically. AWS Trusted Advisor is an online resource to help you do just that, by providing real time guidance to help you provision your resources following AWS best practices. In this session, we will go over how to safely automate these best practices using Amazon CloudWatch events and AWS Lambda along with samples for you to use. AWS Personal Health Dashboard (PHD) provides alerts and remediation guidance when AWS is experiencing events that may impact your AWS environment. The AWS Health API, the underlying service powering PHD integrates with Amazon CloudWatch Events, enabling you to trigger AWS Lambda functions to define automated remediation actions. We will also introduce you to AWS Health tools, a community-based source of tools to automate remediation actions and customize Health alerts. Come join us to see how you can implement automation of AWS best practice recommendations from Trusted Advisor and remediation from the AWS Health API on your AWS resources.

    Best Practices for Microsoft Architectures on AWS

    Learn best practices for architecting fully available and scalable Microsoft solutions and environments on AWS. Find out how Microsoft solutions can leverage various AWS services to achieve more resiliency, replace unnecessary complexity, simplify architecture, provide scalability, introduce DevOps concepts, automation, and repeatability. Plan authentication and authorization, various hybrid scenarios with other cloud environment and on premise solutions/infrastructure. Learn about common architecture patterns for Active Directory and business productivity solutions like SharePoint, Exchange and Skype for Business, also common scenarios for SQL deployments and System Center.

    Big Data Architectural Patterns and Best Practices on AWS

    AWS provides a broad platform of managed services to help you build, secure, and seamlessly scale end-to-end Big Data applications quickly and with ease. Want to get ramped up on how to use Amazon's big data web services? Learn when to use which service? Want to write your first big data application on AWS? Join us in this session as we discuss reference architecture, design patterns, and best practices for pulling together various AWS services to meet your big data challenges.

 

 

 

We're delighted to confirm the following two keynote speakers:

Stephen Schmidt

A serial entrepreneur, advisor, keynote speaker and author, Peter is one of the most sought-after thought leaders on radical innovation, leadership, and the impact of all things digital on society and business. He lectures at various business schools like the London Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management and the Paul Merage School of Business at UC Irvine. Peter founded nexxworks to help organisations become fluid, innovate and thrive in The Day After Tomorrow.

Mike Clayville

Paul Misener is Amazon.com’s Vice President for Global Innovation Policy and Communications. An Amazon veteran of over 17 years, Paul served as the company’s Vice President for Global Public Policy from February 2000 to May 2016.

Both an engineer and attorney (BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Princeton University, 1985; JD, George Mason University, 1993 and Distinguished Achievement Award, 2001), Paul advocates Amazon’s culture of customer-focused innovation; serves as Amazon’s most senior policy spokesperson worldwide; and guides development of Amazon global public policy positions. He has testified before the US Congress over 30 times and frequently before other policymaking bodies around the world.