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The AWS Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. In this action-packed, one-day event, you can choose from various of breakout sessions covering a broad range of topics and technical depth. Attend introductory sessions on new and existing AWS services or participate in sessions that go deep into architecture and code. All sessions will be delivered by subject matter experts from AWS, Partners or expert customers who can share their real-world experiences and lessons learned.

08:00 – 08:45 Training Express
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
09:15 – 10:40

Opening Keynote – Joshua Burgin, Director and General Manager, Compute Services, AWS

AWS Customer Speakers

10:40 – 11:40 Ubiquity of AI and Machine Learning in our Everyday Life Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Technologies, APAC, AWS Solutions Architecture
  • Track 1: Innovate
    (Theater 1)

    Explore the 'Art of the Possible' with AWS technologies and let your imagination run wild in the Innovate track. With sessions focused on innovation, process, and culture, this stream will help business leaders and technologists understand how to unlock experimentation with disruptive technologies and learn practical applications for their organization. From AI and Machine Learning, to latest AWS VR & AR applications, sessions will open up new ways of thinking, made possible with the cloud.

    13.00 – 13.40

    Getting Started with AWS AI Managed Services and Sagemaker (Level 100)
    Chan Sze-Lok, Startup Business Development Manager, AWS

    Amazon.com uses Artificial Intelligence to improve customer experience, grow its business and optimize its operations. AWS AI managed services make this powerful AI technology available to every business in the form of simple-to-use services. Attendees will learn how their business can start using powerful AI such as facial recognition, chatbots and sentiment analysis. AWS AI managed services allow customers to get started without any data science expertise, benefiting from technology first tested in the scale and mission critical environment of Amazon.com.

       
    13.55 – 14.25

    Next Generation Availability on Cloud (Level 200)
    Sun Wu, Systems Engineering Manager, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Veeam

    People is looking for cloud as new platform for non-stop business. With this platform, Veeam will deliver enterprise continuity through our award winning virtual server technology, now with the addition of public cloud and physical server workload availability Veeam will bring you to Next Generation of Availability on Cloud platform.

       
    14.40 – 15.10

    Guide to implement Hybrid-cloud solution for Enterprise - Arista Any Cloud Platform (Level 100)
    Raymond Lai, Solutions Architect, Arista Networks

    As enterprises move from on-premises and user-provisioned cloud computing to multi-cloud deployment models, the burden is left with enterprise IT to accommodate an architectural approach across clouds. With the Any Cloud Platform, Arista is extending two proven software technologies, EOS and CloudVision, to empower enterprise IT with a consistent multi-cloud architectural and operational approach.

       
    15.30 – 16.10

    Machine Learning in Practice (Level 200)
    Osemeke Isibor, Solutions Architect, AWS

    With the launch of several new Machine Learning (ML) services on AWS, now is your chance to learn how to quickly apply ML to solve real-world business problems, no prior ML experience necessary. During this session, you will learn about vision services to analyze your images and video for facial comparison, object detection and detecting text (Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Rekognition Video), building conversational interfaces for chatbots (Amazon Lex), and core language services for converting audio to text (Amazon Transcribe), converting text to speech (Amazon Polly), identifying topics and themes in text (Amazon Comprehend) and translating between two languages (Amazon Translate).

       
    16.25 – 17.05 Building Interactive Virtual Reality Experiences in the Cloud (Level 200)
    Bashar Al-fallouji, Solutions Architect, AWS

    Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D applications. Build apps quickly and easily without requiring any specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. In this session we will introduce you to Amazon Sumerian, and describe how you can build highly immersive and interactive scenes for the enterprise that run on popular hardware such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and iOS mobile devices.
       
    17.20 - 18.00

    Bonus Session: Exploring Blockchain Technology and Emerging Trends (Level 200)
    Mao Danrong, Solutions Architect, AWS China

    Blockchain has become a hot topic for enterprises, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and regulatory bodies. Companies are now beginning to understand its disruptive potential and are experimenting with its most promising applications. But, few companies have asked the more fundamental question: Are we ready to adopt a shared public database and Microservice architecture for financial transactions? In this session, we cover the use cases and emerging trends. We also demonstrate blockchain in use and show how to implement it with demo showing using AWS services.

  • Track 2: Build
    (Hall A)

    The Build track provides broad and deep coverage of the developer-specific services, features, and tools to accelerate creating and deploying real-world applications on AWS. Sessions include Serverless model, docker deployments and some expert tips on deploying Kubernetes on AWS. This track is for Developers, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), application architects, and their technical managers.

    13.00 – 13.40

    Unlocking Agility with the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) (Level 300)
    Kim Kao, Solutions Architect, AWS

    In this session you will learn how to define serverless applications with the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), and how to use the AWS SAM Local CLI tool to develop and test locally, before deploying to AWS. 

    We discuss how you can safely deploy changes to your Lambda functions and API Gateway APIs using automated canary deployments, and cover best practices to embed in your deployment workflow specific to serverless applications.

       
    13.55 – 14.25

    Accelerating Your Cloud Innovation (Level 200)
    Gary Wong, Consultant Engineer, APAC, Juniper Networks

    Complexity is always one of CXO's concerns when enterprises consider moving workloads to the cloud.  Learn how Juniper tackles such problem with a unified management approach.  Solutions to address challenges in deploying hybrid cloud model, particularly in connectivity, orchestration, analytics and security will also be discussed in this session.

       
    14.40 – 15.10

    Digital Transformation: Adapt or Perish (Level 300)
    Louie Ching, Director, AppDev Solutions, Red Hat

    Red Hat OpenShift Containers Platform utilizes Kubernetes, Docker, ASW EC2, AWS load balancing, and persistent storage to provide a high performance, optimized, and scalable Linux containers infrastructure leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Best practices will be discussed on how to successfully design, implement and managing distributed microservices applications at any scale. We will also explore other innovative strategies, including integrated analytic techniques to anticipate and predict scaling operations to allow infrastructure to scale elasticlaly on-demand.

       
    15.30 – 16.10

    Getting Started with Docker on AWS (Level 200)
    Ridge Xu, Solutions Architect, AWS

    AWS is an elastic secure flexible and developer-centric ecosystem that serves as an ideal platform for Docker deployments. AWS offers the scalable infrastructure APIs and SDKs that integrate tightly into a development lifecycle and accentuate the benefits of the lightweight and portable containers that Docker offers. In this session you learn the benefits of containers learn about the Amazon EC2 Container Service and understand how to use Amazon ECS to run containerized applications at scale in production.

       
    16.25 – 17.05 Expert Tips for Successful Kubernetes Deployment on AWS (Level 300)
    Chan Kwun-hok, Solutions Architect, AWS

    Running and managing a Kubernetes environment at scale is not simple. In this session we will share some expert tips that can help you run production grade Kubernetes deployments on AWS. We will review native AWS services you can use to improve security, deployments, networking, logging and monitoring, and CI/CD. We will also highlight third party services that are popular across a multitude of customers.
  • Track 3: Secure
    (Hall C)

    In the Secure track we will evolve the industry's understanding of what it means to be secure in the AWS Cloud. This track covers the basics such as how to secure your cloud by design and introduces the fundamental building blocks. This track also includes advanced topics like security automation and incident response, as well as new security services. We cover subjects for everyone from CISOs to Engineers, from startups to major banks. At AWS, security is our top priority - come and learn how to make it yours!

    13.00 – 13.40 Automating Incident Response and Forensics in AWS (Level 300)
    Sebastien Linsolas, Solutions Architect, AWS

    Come and learn the latest and greatest tricks for automating your incident response and forensics in the cloud. This session focuses on automating your cloud incident response processes covering external and insider threats, triggers, canaries, containment, and data loss prevention. Products & Services: AWS IAM, AWS Lambda, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Step Functions, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Cloud Trail, Amazon Macie.
       
    13.55 – 14.25

    Building a Database for the Future with MongoDB Atlas (Level 100)
    Jianfa (TJ) Tang, Principal Solutions Architect, MongoDB

    It’s critical to select a forward-looking approach to how you organize, use, and enrich your data in the cloud. In this session we'll discuss how MongoDB Atlas on AWS – a cloud-managed MongoDB service – lets you build confidently without worrying about setup and configuration, database management, high-availability, patching, monitoring, backups, or operations for your distributed database.

       
    14.40 – 15.10

    The Enterprise Immune System: Using Machine Learning for Next-Generation Cyber Defense (Level 100)
    Cat So, Country Manager of Hong Kong and Macau, Darktrace

    In this session, learn: 
    • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense 
    • Why 100% network visibility allows you to detect threats as they happen, or before they happen
    • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk 
    • Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology  

       
    15.30 – 16.10

    A Self-Defending Border: Protect Your Web-Facing Workloads with AWS Security Services (Level 300)
    Rebeker Choi, Solutions Architect, AWS

    In this session you will learn how to build a self-defending border to protect your Internet-facing applications. We will show you how you can deal with the dynamic threats facing online assets by using our managed threat detection services combined with information from applications. 

    Products & Services: AWS WAF, AWS Shield, Amazon CloudFront, ELB, VPC, AWS Lambda, AWS Certificate Manager, Amazon Inspector, EC2 System Manager.

       
    16.25 – 17.05

    AWS Security By Design (Level 200)
    Iolaire Mckinnon, Senior Consultant, Security, Risk & Compliance, AWS

    A Deep Dive into the best practice guidelines for securing your workloads in AWS cloud.

  • Track 4: Migrate & Operate for Enterprises
    (Theater 2)

    The Migrate and Operate has been designed for business and IT professionals in Enterprises looking to drive innovation and reduce technical debt by migrating to the AWS Cloud and continually optimizing architecture, operations, and cost. In this track, you’ll learn how the future Enterprise IT looks like, gain exposure to proven delivery frameworks from jump starts to all out digital transformation, and take advantage of the latest platform features to increase uptime, improve workflows plus streamline release processes. If you are an architect, engineer, or operations professional, then this is the track for you.

    13.00 – 13.40

    The Future of Enterprise IT (Level 100)
    Zane Moi, Head of Business Development, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS

    Enterprises that are embracing cloud computing are interested in driving fundamental changes in their business so they can compete in the future. IT transformation, enabled by cloud adoption, is a key component of this future success—from tighter alignment with business unit stakeholders to increased agility and pace of innovation. In this session, we explore the potential for transformation that comes with cloud adoption and discuss how some of the world’s leading enterprises were able to transform. We also explore organizational and technology best practices that you can implement to support transformation in your organization.

       
    13.55 – 14.25

    Efficiently Manage AWS Cloud Platform with LINKBYNET (Level 100)
    Cyrus Chiu, Channel Manager APAC, Linkbynet


    As Managed Services Provider, LINKBYNET has equipped with full range of technical services to ensure your AWS environment, is optimized and controlled. Cost management, Backup strategies, Incidents management, Intrusion detection, capacity management, continuous integration, application monitoring…. In this session, you will learn how LINKBYNET can help you to take benefits of your AWS platform in full confidence.

       
    14.40 – 15.10

    Drive your business successes with proven cloud adoption strategy (Level 100)
    Eric Leung, CEO, ICG

    As the leading Multi-Cloud Trusted Advisor and the qualified Next-Generation Cloud MSP, ICG accelerate Cloud and Digital Transformation for enterprises across APAC,
    by delivering the best cloud adaption strategy through our expertise in cloud assessment, architecture, deployment, management and cost optimization.
    Come and learn from our numerous successful cloud use cases and how you can leverage ICG services linking IT to your business successes.

       
    15.30 – 16.10

    Landing Zones: Creating a Foundation for Your AWS Migrations (Level 300)
    Dean Samuels, Head of Solutions Architecture, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS

    When migrating lots of applications to the cloud, it's important to architect cloud environments that are efficient, secure and compliant. AWS Landing Zones are a prescriptive set of instructions for deploying an AWS-recommended foundation of interrelated AWS accounts, networks, and core services for your initial AWS application environments. This session will review the benefits and best practices.

       
    16.25 – 17.05 Transform your Business with VMware Cloud on AWS, an Integrated Hybrid Approach (Level 200)
    Dean Samuels, Head of Solutions Architecture, Hong Kong & Taiwan, AWS
    Keith Chan, Senior Manager, Sales Engineering, Greater China, VMware


    VMware and AWS together - VMware Cloud on AWS brings the best of both worlds with VMware's enterprise class Software-Defined Data Center technologies running on next-generation bare-metal AWS infrastructure and delivered as a cloud service. With VMware Cloud on AWS, not only will you be able to consume VMware products on AWS, but you will also be able to leverage AWS native services from virtual machines running within VMware Cloud on AWS. Come and learn about the latest features and how you can leverage the best of both VMware and AWS for your environment.
       
    17.20 - 18.00 Bonus Session: Innovating Media Workflows with AWS Cloud (Level 200)
    Dickson Yue, Solutions Architect, AWS
  • Track 5: Analyze
    (Hall B)

    Created for data lovers, the Analyze track covers data analytics, building data lakes and other capabilities to solve your business and data problems. You will access best practices, architectural design patterns, and in-depth discussions that will include demonstrations of solutions architected from our services. Whether you're an IT professional, developer or data scientist, this track will equip you with the hottest topics you need to know about database solutions and how to crunch the right data to solve real business problems.

    13.00 – 13.40

    Building a Modern Data Warehouse: Deep Dive on Amazon Redshift (Level 200)
    Osemeke Isibor, Solutions Architect, AWS

    In this session, we take a deep dive on Amazon Redshift architecture and the latest performance enhancements that give you faster insights into your data. We also cover Redshift Spectrum, a feature of Redshift that enables you to analyze data across Redshift and your Amazon S3 data lake to deliver unique insights not possible by analyzing independent data silos.

       
    13.55 – 14.25

    Accelerate Digital Transformation through AI-powered Cloud Analytics Modernization with Informatica (Level 300)
    Andrew McIntyre, Director of Strategic ISV Alliances, ‎Informatica

    Modernizing your analytics capabilities to deliver rapid new insights is critical to successfully drive data-driven digital transformation. Many organizations find it challenging to connect, understand and deliver the right data to generate new insights. Learn about the latest patterns, solutions and benefits of Informatica's next-generation Enterprise Data Management platform to unleash the power of your data through the modern cloud data infrastructure of AWS. See how you can accelerate AI-driven next-generation analytics by cataloging and integrating structured and unstructured data from hundreds of data sources from multiple on-premises and cloud data sources.

       
    14.40 – 15.10

    Automation & Augmentation Driven by AI, enabling Self-Driving IT (Level 200)
    John Chen, Regional Director of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, Dynatrace

    Successful web scale microservicesoperation and managementis a huge challenge to DevOps team. You need a powerful full stack monitoring solution from different aspects, including performance, failure and available information. Together with a reliable control center that can promptly response to the detected problem, make automatic autonomous IT possible.
     
    Whether you are migrating your applications to AWS, or build a new native cloud or hybrid cloud applications, traditional monitoring does not fit. Web scale data volume, dynamic environment all restrict the traditional methodologies… AI is the key driven technology to the solution. Dynatrace AI, full-stack, full automated single platform monitoring platform, assist you to realize the automated IT operations and give you space to accelerate innovation.

       
    15.30 – 16.10

    AWS Neptune, a fast & reliable Graph Database built for the Cloud (Level 200)
    Dickson Yue, Solutions Architect, AWS

    Amazon Neptune is a fully managed graph database service which has been built ground up for handling rich highly connected data. Come learn how to transform your business with Amazon Neptune and hear diverse use cases such as recommendation engines, knowledge graphs, fraud detection, social networks, network management and life sciences.

       
    16.25 – 17.05 Building Data Lakes That Cost Less and Deliver Results Faster (Level 200)
    John Mallory, Principle Business Development Manager, Storage, AWS Global

    Migrating your on-premises Hadoop, Data Warehouse and Data Lake environments to AWS can reduce your costs, accelerate your pace of innovation, and improve your time to results. AWS Storage, Analytics and AI/ML services allow you to design and implement a broad range of Data Lake architectures and workflows and quickly realize these benefits, if you follow some common best practices. This session will cover AWS Data Lake best practices for optimizing the cost of ingesting, storing, processing and analyzing your data, while increasing performance, and decreasing the time it takes to get from raw data to data insights. AWS Services covered will include Amazon S3, Glue, Athena, Redshift, EMR and Kinesis.

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

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

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.

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