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22 September 2023 | New Delhi, India

The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel

The AWS Public Sector Symposium New Delhi was a great success, and we look forward to seeing you next year!

View details from this year's event below and look out for an email confirming dates for 2024.

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AWS Public Sector Symposium New Delhi

Empowering organizations to build the India of tomorrow

Join us for AWS Public Sector Symposium New Delhi 2023: Find new ways to reinvent and improve the services you provide to society.

The one-day agenda features inspiring keynotes, breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, networking hubs, and more. It's designed so that you, the leaders and architects of public sector transformation, can discover new capabilities and improve outcomes with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

18+ breakout sessions will cover topics ranging from artificial intelligence and big data analytics, to service transformation and skills empowerment. There will be something for everyone at this year's event—please join us and discover how innovation can help you find solutions to your biggest challenges.

Event highlights

18+ sessions

Lecture-style and interactive sessions to learn from, join us no matter where you are on your AWS journey.

Experiential zones

Join AWS experts to discover trends and possibilities for your data and experience the latest in innovation and live demos.

Ask an AWS expert

Speak to an AWS team member one-on-one and ask the questions you have on your mind.

AWS training

Get equipped with the knowledge it takes to move your company—and career—forward.  

D I S C O V E R  W H A T ' S  N E W


Learn how customers are using the power of AWS to accelerate their digital transformations to drive productivity and economic development. Hear how organizations are unlocking new opportunities with the cloud and discover the latest advancements that can help you move faster, improve security, and keep costs low – and scale to bring solutions to the world.

Shalini Kapoor, chief technologist for India public sector at AWS, will be joined on stage by two customers who will share how they’re leveraging AWS to keep pushing boundaries and drive further innovation. Rahul Sharma, director for Asia Pacific and Japan public sector at AWS, will provide opening remarks.

Keynote speakers

Rahul Sharma Regional Managing Director Worldwide Public Sector – Asia Pacific and Japan Amazon Web Services

Rahul Sharma

Regional Managing Director for Worldwide Public Sector in Asia Pacific, Amazon Web Services


Rahul Sharma is the Regional Managing Director for Worldwide Public Sector in Asia Pacific at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, Rahul leads the AWS public sector strategy, sales, and business development teams across Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia, India, Japan, and South Korea to help government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations adopt AWS. AWS Public Sector is focused on working with public sector organizations and the AWS Partner Network in leveraging cloud technology to accelerate innovation and digital transformation, and positively impact the life of citizens. 

Rahul has almost 30 years of experience in successfully running technology and consulting businesses across India and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to this role, Rahul led the AWS public sector team in India and South Asia for five years. Under his leadership, AWS built some of the transformational digital public goods for the government’s India Stack, pioneered new initiatives in India such as establishing the Quantum Computing Applications Lab with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), and the National Cloud Innovation Center with Niti Aayog, and bridged the cloud skills gap by working closely with the government and education institutions.

Prior to joining AWS, Rahul spent more than two decades at leading global technology organizations in various leadership roles in India and Asia Pacific.

Shalini Kapoor

Shalini Kapoor

Head Public Sector and Chief Technologist for India, Amazon Web Services


Shalini Kapoor is Head Public Sector and Chief Technologist for AWS India. She leads the Public Sector team at AWS India and South Asia to help government agencies, public sector undertakings, education institutions, healthcare and non-profit organizations adopt AWS Cloud services. AWS public sector is focused on working with organizations and the AWS Partner Network in leveraging cloud technology to positively impact the life of citizens through skilling, healthcare, livelihood and inclusion.

As a trusted strategic advisor, she provides thought leadership for transformational initiatives and drives citizen scale platforms. She is a prolific speaker at tech conferences and a strategic advisor at several industry and policy bodies.

Shalini has 26 years of industry experience and was an IBM Fellow prior to joining AWS. She is author of the book, 'AI for You- The new game Changer'. She is passionate about women in STEM, tech enabled societal reforms and academia.

Dr. Pramod Varma - Former Chief Architect Aadhaar & India Stack, CTO EkStep Foundation,

Dr. Pramod Varma

Chief Technology Officer (CTO) EkStep Foundation


Dr. Pramod Varma is the former Chief Architect of Aadhaar, India's digital identity program that has successfully covered more than 1.3 billion people. He was also the chief architect for various India Stack layers such as eSign, Digital Locker, and Unified Payment Interface (UPI), and Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA), and all of which are now working at population scale in India. He played an integral role in architecting India’s digital health infrastructure (ABDM), vaccination & immunization infrastructure (Co-WIN and DIVOC), and Unified Health Interface (UHI).

He is currently the CTO of EkStep Foundation, a not-for-profit creating learner-centric digital public goods under Project Sunbird ( These power India’s largest digital learning infrastructure called DIKSHA providing learning opportunities to 200+ million children and 10+ million teachers in India. Sunbird building blocks are used in other learning, skilling, and capacity building efforts in India and other countries. As part of this effort, he also helped design India’s digital education & skilling architecture blueprint called NDEAR.

In addition, he is the Co-Founder of, he is the genesis author of the open source beckn protocol ( that helps create decentralized open discovery, fulfillment, and transaction networks. Beckn protocol is the base protocol for India’s new commerce infrastructure efforts such as Open Network for Digital Commerce (, Kochi Open Mobility Network (KOMN), and Namma Yatri (

He is also an adjunct faculty and Co-Chair at the global Center for DPI ( , a non- profit, helping countries design and architect their own Digital Public Infrastructure systems in addition to building local capacity.

He is an advisor to Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), National Payment Corporation (NPCI), Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), National Health Authority (NHA), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC), Turing Institute Identity Initiative in the UK, and helps with many Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) initiatives in India and across the globe. He is a regular speaker and evangelist for open source efforts and actively advocates Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) investments as a means to drive inclusive and equitable economic growth.

Pramod holds a Master’s and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science along with a second Master’s in Applied Mathematics. His interests include Internet scale distributed architectures and intelligent systems. He is passionate about technology, science, society, and teaching.

Abhijeet Agrawal

Shri Abhijeet Agrawal

Managing Director, M.P. State Electronics Development Corporation, Department of Science & Technology, GoMP


The Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development
Corporation (an undertaking of the Department of Science & Technology,
Government of Madhya Pradesh), 

He is an officer of more than 13 years of experience in the Indian
Administrative Service and served in various districts in the capacity as Chief
Executive Officer in Zila Panchayats, District Collector in Tikamgarh & Sheopur
districts, Joint Chief Electoral Officer, Managing Director - Madhya Pradesh State
Civil Supplies Corporation, Commissioner - Treasury & Accounts, Project Director –
State Wide Area Network & State Data Centre, MPSEDC and Deputy Secretary in
Finance and Science & Technology departments and Director-State Computer
Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT).

Besides being the Managing Director of M.P. State Electronics Development
Corporation, he is also Managing Director - Bhopal Electronics Manufacturing Park
Limited, Jabalpur Electronics Manufacturing Park Limited, Executive Director - State
Agency for Public Services (SAPS) under the Department of Public Services
Management & Mission Director - Integrated Social Security Mission (SAMAGRA)
under the Department of Social Security Mission and Disabled Welfare, Government
of Madhya Pradesh.

He is also a Director in the Board of Directors of M/s. MPOnline Limited [A
Joint Venture Company between Government of Madhya Pradesh and M/s. Tata
Consultancy Services (TCS). 


Friday, 22 September 2023

This event is specifically designed to help public sector organisations across government, education, nonprofit, healthcare, and financial services navigate the increasingly complex and ever-evolving tech landscape. 

Our goal is to empower you, the leaders and architects of public sector digital transformation, with new capabilities and insights that help you accelerate your mission and improve the lives of people and the planet using cloud technology.

  • See cutting-edge products and the latest solutions from our sponsoring partners and learn how they can help you transform your organisation. 

  • The Symposium features 18+ breakout sessions across four tracks.

    Discover content to accelerate your public sector mission, and hear from government, nonprofit, healthcare, and education customers. Grow your existing cloud skills to learn how to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications learning from lecture-style and interactive sessions.

  • AWS DeepRacer is an autonomous 1/18th scale race car designed to test reinforcement learning(RL) models by racing on a physical track.  Developers of all skill levels can get hands on with machine learning through a cloud based 3D racing simulator, fully autonomous 1/18th scale race car driven by RL and global racing league. RL is an advanced machine learning (ML) technique that takes a very different approach to training models than other machine learning methods. Its superpower is that it learns very complex behaviours without requiring any labeled training data, and can make short term decisions while optimising for a longer term goal.

    At the Public Sector Symposium, we bring to you DeepRacer arcades. Launched at re:Invent 2020. DeepRacer Arcades are an interactive-gamified experience to expose learners to racing and reinforcement learning. As you drive, your style is analysed over 4 parameters (Centre line following, steering aggression, average speed, speed consistency) to match up against a number of the pre-trained models in Arcade.  Once the time is up, the racer is pitted against their matched racer to try and beat them over a single lap. 

    We also have additional under the hood section and a workshop on 'AWS DeepRacer: Getting started with Machine Learning' if you are interested to know more about the service and how to create your own RL models.

  • Learn from AWS experts about how AWS Training and Certification can help you gain practical experience with real-world cloud scenarios, validate your cloud expertise, and much more.

  • The AI-Powered Superhero Avatar Generator aims to encourage attendees to develop practical Gen AI applications on AWS using the capabilities generally available today.

    Leveraging the power of Generative AI, this build combines computer vision, deep learning, and image generation techniques to provide an immersive and fun experience while creating their own personalized superhero avatars.

    The generated avatars can be utilized across various applications, including social media profiles, gaming platforms, and virtual reality experiences. Users can easily download or share their avatars, showcasing their superhero alter egos to the world.

  • Join the conversation at our themed reception at the end of the day. Mingle and connect with your peers to discuss topics that interest you after a day of learning.


09:30 AM - 10:30 AM IST: Registration
10:30 AM - 11:20 AM IST: Breakout sessions
11:30 AM - 12:40 PM IST: Keynote
12:40 PM - 01:40 PM IST: Lunch
01:40 PM - 02:30 PM IST: Breakout sessions
02:30 PM - 03:20 PM IST: Breakout sessions
03:20 PM – 03:30 PM IST: Break
03:30 PM - 04:20 PM IST: Breakout sessions
04:20 PM - 05:10 PM IST: Breakout sessions
05:10 PM - 06:00 PM IST: Closing reception

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Session level guide

Level 100: Introductor

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

Level 200: Intermediate

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

Level 300: Advanced

Sessions dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume that the audience has
some familiarity with the topic, but may or may not have direct experience .

Level 400: Expert

Sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a
solution on their own already, and are comfortable with how the technology works.

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Symposium sponsors

Join our AWS Partners sponsoring the AWS Public Sector Symposium New Delhi. Find inspiration from customer stories and learn how AWS Partners can build solutions to achieve your mission. Hear from organizations like yours on how and why they migrated to the AWS Cloud. 

Platinum sponsors

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
MongoDB Australia Pty Ltd.

Silver sponsors

Ingram Micro
Manage Engine

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