Please join us for the annual AWS Summit in San Francisco on March 26, 2014. This free, one-day event is a great opportunity to hear about the latest AWS services, learn best practices from AWS engineers, gain new skills in our hands-on labs, and get your questions answered.

You will have an opportunity to attend the keynote session featuring Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services and leaders from hot start-ups and enterprises, and breakout sessions led by AWS engineers and solutions architects. Plus, explore our partner expo to find the best solution providers to help with your AWS projects. View event agenda below with content specifically designed for both new and experienced users.

Space is limited, and this event sold out in 2013; register now to secure your seat.

We’re also offering pre-event Technical Bootcamps and onsite AWS Certification exams to help you optimize your opportunities for learning and education at the event.


Andy Jassy leads the Amazon Web Services business (AWS) and the Technology Infrastructure organization for As a member of’s senior executive team since 2002, Jassy is also responsible for helping guide the company’s overall direction. He has held several key leadership positions since he joined Amazon in 1997. Jassy earned his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his master’s of business administration from Harvard Business School. He lives in Seattle and enjoys spending his free time with his wife and two children.

8:00am - 5:00pm AWS Certification Exams
8:30am - 9:30am Registration
9:00am - 5:00pm Hands-on Labs
9:30am - 11:00am Opening Keynote: Andy Jassy, Senior Vice President, Amazon Web Services
11:00am - 12:45pm

Lunch/Partner & Solutions Expo/ Women & Technology Networking Lunch

11:00am - 7:00pm

Partner and Solutions Expo

12:45pm - 1:45pm

Breakout Sessions:

This technical session is recommended for experienced users interested in getting the most out of their storage options on AWS.

Learn tips and techniques that will improve the performance of your applications and databases running on Amazon EC2 instance storage and/or Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS).  This advanced session discusses when to use HI1, HS1, and Amazon EBS.  We will share an "under the hood" view to tune the performance of your Elastic Block Store and best practices for running workloads on Amazon EBS, such as relational databases (MySQL, Oracle, SQL Server, postgres) and NoSQL data stores, such as MongoDB and Riak. 

Speaker: Todd Varland, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone new to Amazon EC2, or who would like to find out more about some of the latest innovations from the service.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud and makes web scale computing easier for customers. Amazon EC2 provides a wide variety of compute instances suited to every imaginable use case, from static websites to high performance supercomputing on-demand, available via highly flexible pricing options. Amazon EC2 works with Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) and Auto Scaling to make it easy for you to get the performance and availability you need for your applications. This session will introduce the key features and different instance types offered by Amazon EC2, demonstrate how you can get started and provide guidance on choosing the right types of instance and purchasing options.

Speaker: Stephen Elliott, Senior Product Manager, EC2, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone wanting to get started with big data in the AWS Cloud or want to get an update on AWS's recent big data/HPC innovations.

Managing big data and running supercomputing jobs used to be for only well-funded research organizations and large corporations, but not any longer. AWS has democratized supercomputing and big data for the masses! AWS can provide you with the 64th fastest supercomputer in the world, on-demand and pay as you go. Hear from Ben Butler, Head of AWS Big Data Marketing, to learn how our customers are using big data and high performance computing to change the world. Not only is AWS technology available to everyone, but it is self-service and cheaper than ever before, featuring innovative technology and flexible pricing models – our AWS cloud computing platform has disrupted big data and HPC. Learn from customer successes, as Ben shares real-world case studies describing the specific big data and high performance computing challenges being solved on AWS. We will conclude with a discussion around the tutorials, public datasets, test drives, and our grants program - all of the tools needed to get you started quickly.

Speaker: Ben Butler, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Big Data and HPC, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone with questions about how AWS can meet the compliance requirements of their applications.

The AWS cloud infrastructure has been architected to be one of the most flexible and secure cloud computing environments available today. In this session, we’ll provide a practical understanding of the assurance programs that AWS provides; such as HIPAA, FedRAMP(SM), PCI DSS Level 1, MPAA, and many others. We’ll also address the types of business solutions that these certifications enable you to deploy on the AWS Cloud, as well as the tools and services AWS makes available to customers to secure and manage their resources.

Speaker: Stephen Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone who would like to be provided with an overview of the various storage services offered by AWS.

With AWS, you can choose the right storage service for the right use case. Given the myriad of choices, from object storage to block storage, this session will profile details and examples of some of the choices available to you, with details on real world deployments from customers who are using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), Amazon Glacier, and AWS Storage Gateway.

Speaker: Tim Harder, Business Development Manager, AWS

This session is recommended for people who understand AWS and want to know more about deployment options for their applications.

AWS offers a number of services that help you easily deploy and run applications in the cloud. Come to this session to learn how to choose among these options. Through interactive demonstrations, this session will show you how to get an application running using AWS OpsWorks and AWS Elastic Beanstalk application management services. You will also learn how to use AWS CloudFormation templates to document, version control, and share your application configuration. This session will cover topics like application updates, customization, and working with resources such as load balancers and databases.

Speaker: Chris Barclay, Senior Product Manager, AWS and Evan Brown, Senior Community Program Manager, AWS Elastic Beanstalk and CloudFormation

Venture capitalist Matt Ocko’s 20-year track record of success in the startup world has given him unique insight into how AWS has changed the venture financing process. In this session, you’ll learn about industries susceptible to disruption by AWS-based startups, and where VCs are willing to take new risks on those startups, including the heavily-regulated medical, government, financial, and industrial sectors. Matt will talk about how new, supercomputing startups are now possible because of AWS technologies. Hear about how using AWS technologies can actually reduce risk – and reduce time to customer penetration – from a VC perspective, and how to go from ‘AWS to Series A’ in 5 easy pieces.

Speaker: Matt Ocko, Co-Founder, Co-Managing Partner, Data Collective

2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions:

This technical session is recommended for experienced users who want to get started using the cloud to rapidly scale their IT infrastructure.

Cloud computing gives you a number of advantages, such as being able to scale your application on demand. As a new business looking to use the cloud, you inevitably ask yourself, "Where do I start?" Join us in this session to understand best practices for scaling your resources from zero to millions of users. We will show you how to best combine different AWS services, make smarter decisions for architecting your application, and best practices for scaling your infrastructure in the cloud.

Speaker: Brett Francis, Solutions Architect, AWS and Mohan Vedula, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone who would like to be provided with an overview of the various database services offered by AWS.

AWS offers customers a range of different database options. These include Amazon DynamoDB, a fully-managed NoSQL database service that makes it simple and cost-effective to store and retrieve any amount of data as well as Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), a service that makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud with support for MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and Oracle Database. In this session you’ll get an overview of AWS database options and how they might help support your application and see how to get started.

Speakers: Brian Rice, Product Marketing Manager, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone interested in data warehousing on AWS.

In this session, you get an overview of Amazon Redshift, a fast, fully-managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse service. We'll cover how Amazon Redshift uses columnar technology, optimized hardware, and massively parallel processing to deliver fast query performance on data sets ranging in size from hundreds of gigabytes to a petabyte or more. We'll also discuss new features, architecture best practices, and share how customers are using Amazon Redshift for their Big Data workloads.

Speaker: Rahul Pathak, Senior Product Manager, Amazon Redshift, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone considering using the AWS Cloud to augment their current IT capabilities.

One of the key principles at Amazon is that we start with customers and work backwards. Increased agility, elasticity, focus on core business, optimized costs, and better security are all good outcomes when it comes to working with AWS. But, for an enterprise with many existing complex applications, integrated operations, and sophisticated teams, this integration and transition requires thought and planning. Within this session, we will start with a typical enterprise customer and work backwards step by step to show how an extreme IT makeover it possible with reusable examples; demonstrating that an application doesn't have to be written for cloud to realize cloud's benefits. Many large-scale shops are already leveraging AWS without sacrificing what they are good at, and we will explain the framework for kicking off this initiative within your own organization.

Speaker: Chris Munns, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for attendees who wish to explore options for reliable, durable, low-cost offsite storage of their data; no prior familiarity with AWS or cloud computing is required.

Learn how AWS customers save money, time, and effort by using AWS's backup and archive services. Organizations of all sizes rely on AWS's services to durably safeguard their data off-premises at a surprisingly low cost. This session will illustrate backup and archive architectures that AWS customers are benefitting from today.

Speaker: John Downey, Business Development Manager, Storage, AWS

This session is recommended for people who are new to content distribution networks (CDNs) and have a need to decrease server load and speed up their website’s load time.

Traditionally, content delivery networks (CDNs) were known to accelerate static content. Amazon CloudFront has come a long way and now supports delivery of entire websites that include dynamic and static content. In this session, we introduce you to CloudFront’s dynamic delivery features that help improve the performance, scalability, and availability of your website while helping you lower your costs. We talk about architectural patterns such as SSL termination, close proximity connection termination, origin offload with keep-alive connections, and last-mile latency improvement. Also learn how to take advantage of Amazon Route 53's health check, automatic failover, and latency-based routing to build highly available web apps on AWS.

Speaker: Parviz Deyhim, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for ISVs , VAR's, and SI's who want to understand how to become an AWS partner and utilize AWS Marketplace to accelerate their business.

In this session, we will cover how ISV, VAR's, and SI can become AWS partners and take advantage of AWS global programs and tools that can help partners grow and manage their business . Learn how partners have leveraged global AWS programs and the AWS Marketplace to quickly Cloud-enable their software and make it available for customers worldwide to purchase and run on AWS.

Speakers: Dorothy Copeland, Principal Strategic Alliances, AWS Partner Program and Barry Russell, Head of Business Development, AWS Marketplace

3:15pm - 4:15pm Breakout Sessions:

This session is recommended for first time or early cloud users who want to adopt cloud technology and deliver business value without having to spend a lot of money or time.

AWS Premier Consulting Partner Cloudnexa will walk you through its process driven approach to rapidly design and stand up environments in the cloud for a variety of applications and use cases. Learn practical tips and receive guidance from this experienced team how to use tools like the AWS Console and Cloudnexa's vNOC management platform to minimize cloud spending while realizing the full utility benefits cloud can bring to your business. Start-ups or established businesses looking to use the cloud will benefit from the discussion and examination of customer case studies covered in this session.

Speakers: Joel Davne, CEO, Cloudnexa and MJ DiBerardino, CTO, Cloudnexa

This session is recommended for technical users who want to know how the day-to-day work of securing their on-premises workloads should change when moving to the cloud.

Learn how to increase the effectiveness of your security operations as you move to the cloud. We will discuss how your current incident response, forensic investigations, monitoring, and audit response tactics have to change in the cloud. Pulling from experiences helping clients move to the cloud, industry research, and the school of hard knocks, this talk will help provide practical advice you can apply today.

Speaker: Mark Nunnikhoven, Principal Engineer, Cloud & Emerging Technologies, Trend Micro

This session is recommended for ISVs and SI's in commercial and public sector who want to understand best practices on how other partners have leveraged AWS to expand and accelerate their business.

In this session, we will cover how ISV and SI partners have successfully integrated their products with AWS and developed their sales and marketing strategy to transform their businesses. Learn best practices on how ISVs such as Infor have leveraged the global AWS platform and how to build a consulting practice around cloud enablement, the skills that are required, as well as examples of successful programs that have been delivered by AWS partners at F2000 clients and Public Sector accounts.

Speakers: Scott Barneson, Senior Manager ISV Program, AWS, Jeff Kratz, Principal Sales, WWPS Partners, AWS, and Josh Hofmann, Principal Partner Development, AWS

Big Data analytics is estimated to save over $450B in healthcare costs, and there is exciting adoption of big data platforms with healthcare payers and providers. Hadoop and cloud computing have emerged as one of the most promising technologies for implementing big data at scale for healthcare workloads in production, using Hadoop as a service. Common considerations in the healthcare industry include privacy and data security, and the challenges of regulatory compliance with HIPAA and HITECH. Intel provides a security framework for Hadoop that enables enterprises to deploy big data analytics without compromising performance or security. Intel is contributing to a common security framework for Apache Hadoop, in the form of Project Rhino, which enables Hadoop to run workloads without compromising performance or security. Join this session to learn how your enterprise can take advantage of the security capabilities in the Intel Data Platform running on AWS to analyze healthcare data while ensuring technical safeguards that help you remain in compliance.

Speaker: Vin Sharma, Big Data Analytics Strategist, Intel

Companies are dealing with increasingly large data sets and looking for ways to significantly improve the scale and cost of Big Data analysis with AWS. This hands-on session shows you how you can achieve that. With hundreds of pre-built connectors, you will learn how to get your on-premise and cloud data into Redshift in minutes, not days, and at a significantly reduced costs using Informatica Cloud Integration. With fully certified support for large scale RDS deployments and Informatica's Vibe Data Stream solution for automated streaming data collection for Kinesis, Informatica offers a comprehensive cloud integration solution for Big Data analytics with AWS. The ability to seamlessly migrate Informatica's PowerCenter to Amazon Cloud (EC2) offers customers a Cloud migration path, with even higher performance and lower costs.

Ajay Gandhi, VP Informatica Cloud Marketing
Ron Lunasin, Sr. Director of Informatica Cloud Platform Adoption
Alan Lundberg, Principal Product Marketing Manager, Informatica

This session is recommended for Developers, IT Pros, Technical Managers, or others that are brand new to AWS and want to know how to get started quickly at a technical level. Learn how to use Amazon Web Services (AWS). This "how-to" session will cover the basics to get started with AWS. After a brief overview, this session will dive into discussions of core AWS services and provide demonstrations of how to set up and utilize those services. Demonstrations and discussions will include:

  • Setting up and connecting to your first Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) virtual machine
  • How to backup and restore your virtual machine instance
  • How to set an email alert for changes in your virtual machine instance
  • How to upload files to Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) and make them publicly available on the Internet

Miles Ward, Sr. Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Datapipe, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, has built and customized a global monitoring platform specifically for AWS. This presentation discusses the challenges encountered when architecting this solution and provides a live demonstration of the platform and its specific monitoring capabilities.

Speaker: Jeff Moody, Cloud Engineer, Datapipe

4:30pm - 5:30pm Breakout Sessions:

This technical session is recommended for experienced users interested in optimizing their Virtual Private Cloud and create a hybrid environment with on-premises IT infrastructure.

As more customers adopt Amazon Virtual Private Cloud architectures, the features and flexibility of the service are squaring off against increasingly complex design requirements. This session follows the evolution of a single regional VPC into a multi-VPC, multi-region design with diverse connectivity into on-premises systems and infrastructure. Along the way, we investigate creative customer solutions for scaling and securing outbound VPC traffic, managing multi-tenant VPCs, conducting VPC-to-VPC traffic, extending corporate federation and name services into VPC, running multiple hybrid environments over AWS Direct Connect, and integrating corporate multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) clouds into multi-region VPCs.

Speaker: Robert Alexander, Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone who would like to be provided with an overview and demonstration of the Amazon WorkSpaces service.

Amazon WorkSpaces is a fully-managed desktop computing service in the cloud. Amazon WorkSpaces allows you to easily provision cloud-based desktops that allow end-users to access the documents, applications and resources they need with the device of their choice, including laptops, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android tablets. It’s easy to provision WorkSpaces for any number of users with a few clicks in the AWS management console and WorkSpaces can join your existing Active Directory domain so that users can continue to use their corporate credentials to access resources. This session will provide an overview of the key features and benefits of Amazon WorkSpaces, including a live demonstration.

Speaker: Paul Duffy, Senior Manager, Product Management, AWS

This session is perfect for anyone who wants to better understand how to analyze big data in real time using Hadoop.

Originally, Hadoop was used as a batch analytics tool; however, this is rapidly changing, as applications move towards real-time processing and streaming. Amazon Elastic MapReduce has made running Hadoop in the cloud easier and more accessible than ever. Each day, tens of thousands of Hadoop clusters are run on the Amazon Elastic MapReduce infrastructure by users of every size — from university students to Fortune 50 companies. We recently launched Amazon Kinesis – a managed service for real-time processing of high volume, streaming data. Amazon Kinesis enables a new class of big data applications which can continuously analyze data at any volume and throughput, in real-time. Adi will discuss each service, dive into how customers are adopting the services for different use cases, and share emerging best practices. Learn how you can architect Amazon Kinesis and Amazon Elastic MapReduce together to create a highly scalable real-time analytics solution which can ingest and process terabytes of data per hour from hundreds of thousands of different concurrent sources. Forever change how you process web site click-streams, marketing and financial transactions, social media feeds, logs and metering data, and location-tracking events.

Speaker: Adi Krishnan, Product Manager, Amazon Kinesis

The session is recommended for anyone that would like to better understand the economics and financial implications of moving applications to the AWS Cloud.

Cost is often the conversation starter when customers think about moving to the cloud. AWS helps lower costs for customers through its “pay only for what you use” pricing model, frequent price drops, and pricing model choice to support variable & stable workloads. In this session, you will learn about the financial considerations of owning and operating a traditional data center or managed hosting provider versus utilizing AWS. We will detail our TCO methodology and showcase cost comparisons for some common customer use-cases. We’ll also cover a few AWS cost optimization areas, including Spot and Reserved Instances, EC2 Auto Scaling, and consolidated billing.

Speaker: Rohit Rahi, Principal, Product Marketing, AWS

This session is recommended for attendees who wish to explore options for ensuring the continuity of their business; no prior familiarity with AWS is required, although a grasp of cloud computing concepts will help attendees get the most out of the session.

Implementation of a disaster recovery (DR) site is crucial for the business continuity of any enterprise. Due to the fundamental nature of features like elasticity, scalability, and geographic distribution, DR implementation on AWS can be done at 10-50% of the conventional cost. In this session, we do a deep dive into proven DR architectures on AWS and the best practices, tools and techniques to get the most out of them.

Speaker: Abdul Sait, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

This session is recommended for people familiar with EC2 and want to know more about creating elastically scalable applications.

Running your Amazon EC2 instances in Auto Scaling groups allows you to improve your application's availability right out of the box. Auto Scaling replaces impaired or unhealthy instances automatically to maintain your desired number of instances (even if that number is one). You can also use Auto Scaling to automate the provisioning of new instances and software configurations as well as to track of usage and costs by app, project, or cost center. Of course, you can also use Auto Scaling to adjust capacity as needed - on demand, on a schedule, or dynamically based on demand. In this session, we show you a few of the tools you can use to enable Auto Scaling for the applications you run on Amazon EC2. We also share tips and tricks we've picked up from customers such as Netflix, Adobe, Nokia, and about managing capacity, balancing performance against cost, and optimizing availability.

Speaker: Derek Pai, Senior Product Manager, AWS, and Jinesh Varia, Technology Evangelist, AWS

This session is recommended for anyone who would like to be provided with an overview and demonstration of the Amazon AppStream service.

Amazon AppStream is a new service that provides developers with the ability to stream resource intensive applications, such as 3D games or rich graphical applications, from the cloud. With Amazon AppStream, mobile and PC developers have the flexibility to stream their entire application or only parts of their application that need additional cloud resources. Learn how to build, upload, and deploy your first application, how to create clients for PC and mobile devices, and considerations for optimizing your application for Amazon AppStream.

Speaker: Collin Davis, Director, Application Services, AppStream, AWS

5:30pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception & Partner and Solutions Expo

Technical Bootcamps
March 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

AWS Technical Bootcamps are one-day training sessions with hands-on class exercises using a live environment with the AWS console. Seating is limited and each session is $600.
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AWS Certification
March 25 | 8:00am - 5:00pm
March 26 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

AWS Certifications recognize IT professionals that possess the skills and technical knowledge necessary for designing, deploying and managing applications on the AWS platform. Earning certification helps you gain visibility and credibility for your proven experience working with AWS, as well as contributes to your organization’s proficiency with AWS-based applications. Seating is limited sign up today.
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AWS Summit Social
March 26 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

After the Networking Reception at Moscone, head over to RN74 for the AWS Summit Social. Get to know AWS technical leaders and employees at this extended networking opportunity while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and cocktails by celebrity chef, Michael Mina.

AWS Activate - Networking & Social Event for Startups
March 26 | 7:00pm - 10:00pm

AWS Activate Members: please join us at ROE (651 Howard Street) for an exclusive networking and social event- raffles, food, and drinks will be provided. All AWS Activate members are welcome, but preregistration is required. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to mingle with accelerators, incubators, venture capitalists, and our AWS cloud experts. Not a member of our startup program AWS Activate? Click here to learn more.


Women & Technology Networking Lunch
March 26 | 11:00am - 12:45pm

We are hosting a networking lunch focused around women in technology at the AWS SF Summit. Please join us for a luncheon where you can network, get to know one another and discuss how we are all using AWS.

Moscone South | 747 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103

AWS Summit San Francisco
Date: March 26, 9:30am - 7:00pm
Expo Hours: March 26, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Moscone South, San Francisco

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