This session discusses aspects of AWS' own organisational and operational practices for embedding security into highly-scaled service provision, and covers tools for monitoring actions at an AWS asset level and automating responses to them, as well as robustly preventing various undesirable activities from occurring and enforcing multi-eyes rules for security-sensitive operations. It also touches briefly on the importance of building automated security checking into your CI/CD pipelines, where to do so, and how AWS CI/CD tools can be used to integrate security testing and rollback to safe states.

Speaker: Dave Walker Security, Solutions Architect Amazon Web Services

Room: Auditorium

In this session, we walk through the fundamentals of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). First, we cover build-out and design fundamentals for VPC, including picking your IP space, subnetting, routing, security, NAT, and much more. We then transition into different approaches and use cases for optionally connecting your VPC to your physical data center with VPN or AWS Direct Connect. This mid-level architecture discussion is aimed at architects, network administrators, and technology decision-makers interested in understanding the building blocks AWS makes available with VPC and how you can connect this with your offices and current data center footprint.

Speaker: Paul Burne, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

Amazon EC2 provides you with the flexibility to cost optimize your computing portfolio through purchasing models that fit your business needs. With the flexibility of mix-and-match purchasing models, you can grow your compute capacity and throughput and enable new types of cloud computing applications with the lowest TCO. In this session, we explore combining pay-as-you-go (On-Demand), reserve ahead of time for discounts (Reserved), and high-discount spare capacity (Spot) purchasing models to optimize costs while maintaining high performance and availability for your applications. Common application examples are used to demonstrate how to best combine EC2’s purchasing models. The session covers best practices you can immediately apply to your application portfolio.

Speaker: Joshua Burgin, General Manager, Amazon EC2 Spot

Room: Theatre 2

Artificial Intelligence (AI) services on the AWS cloud bring deep learning (DL) technologies like natural language understanding (NLU), automatic speech recognition (ASR), image recognition and computer vision (CV), text-to-speech (TTS), and machine learning (ML) within reach of every developer. In this session, you will be introduced to several new AI services: Amazon Lex, to build sophisticated text and voice chatbots; Amazon Rekognition, for deep learning-based image recognition; and Amazon Polly, for turning text into lifelike speech. The opportunities to apply one or more of these DL services are nearly boundless and this session will provide a number of examples and use cases to help you get started.

Speaker: Dinah Barrett, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

Serverless computing allows you to build and run applications without the need for provisioning or managing servers. With serverless computing, you can build web, mobile, and IoT backends; run stream processing or big data workloads; run chatbots, and more. In this session, you’ll learn how to get started with serverless computing with AWS Lambda, which lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers. We’ll introduce you to the basics of building with Lambda and how you can benefit from features such as continuous scaling, built-in high availability, integrations with AWS and third-party apps, and subsecond metering pricing. We’ll also introduce you to the broader portfolio of AWS services that help you build serverless applications with Lambda, including Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, AWS Step Functions, and more.

Speaker: Ian Massingham Chief Evangelist, EMEA Amazon Web Services

Room: Theatre 4

Startups are introducing machine learning to scale faster and differentiate their business.This session will give an opportunity to hear how 3 startups use ML on AWS in their business to deliver real value, by speeding up decision making, delivering ML powered solutions and empowering their customers.

Room: Room 8

Docker containers have become a key component of modern application design. Increasingly, developers are breaking their applications apart into smaller components and distributing them across a pool of compute resources. Using Docker on your local development machine is simple, but running Docker applications at scale in production can be difficult. In this session, we will discuss how you can use Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) to reduce the operational burdens of running Docker in production. We will give an overview of the fundamentals of how to use Amazon ECS, and we will profile examples of why customers have picked and how they have migrated to Amazon ECS. We will also walk through a number of patterns used by our customers to run their microservices platforms, their batch jobs, and CICD pipelines. We will also do a brief demo on how to deploy a simple Docker application on Amazon ECS.

Speaker: Matt McCleanManager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Room: Room 7

Mobile app development can be complex and time-consuming. Learn how to rapidly deliver engaging, high quality mobile apps with AWS Mobile Hub. We will demonstrate how AWS Mobile Hub abstracts the undifferentiated heavy lifting of common mobile app development use cases by providing a single, integrated experience for discovering, provisioning and configuring AWS cloud resources you need to build, test, and monitor usage of your mobile apps. Quickly onboard users and manage identities, authorization, and access controls. Engage and increase user retention with push notification, messaging, analytics, and campaigns. Manage access to your APIs with a serverless back-end architecture. Test your app(s) on a broad array of real devices to ensure quality releases.

Speaker: Joshua Dayberry, Professional Services Consultant, AWS

Room: Room 6

In this session we will review Amazon EFS and how it delivers fully managed, petabyte-scale file storage for Amazon EC2 instances. Large scale and consistent performance make Amazon EFS ideal for web and content serving, enterprise applications, media processing, container storage, and Big Data analytics use cases. Session attendees will learn how to identify appropriate applications for use with Amazon EFS, understand performance details and security models, and hear how established customers are using it in production. The target audience is file system administrators, application developers, and application owners that operate or build file-based applications that require consistent latencies at cloud scale.

Speaker: Paul Moran, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

You have heard how containers are great for running microservices, but running and managing large scale applications with microservices architectures is hard and often requires operating complex container management infrastructure. So what exactly is needed to get microservices to run in production at scale? In this session, we will explore the reasoning and concepts behind microservices and how containers simplify building microservices based applications, and we will walk through a number of patterns used by our customers to run their microservices platforms. We will also dive deep into some of the challenges of running microservices, such as load balancing, service discovery, and secrets management, and we’ll see how Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) can help address them. We will also demo how you can easily deploy complex microservices applications using Amazon ECS.

Speaker: Abby Fuller, Sr.Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Auditorium

Security professionals and full-stack engineers will learn how to defend against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and web application exploits by using automation to monitor activity, configure rate limiting, and deploy network filtering rules. This session will show you how to use Lambda functions to automate event response and integrate with your security operations tools. You will become an expert in advanced techniques to help you protect and monitor your AWS networks and resources using services such as Amazon Virtual Private Cloud, Amazon Web Application Firewall, Amazon Shield, and more. You will also learn how to monitor and gain deep visibility into your AWS environment by using highly-scaled solutions such as AWS CloudTrail and AWS CloudWatch.

Speakers: Andew Kane, Solutions Architect, AWS & Giorgio Bonfiglio, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

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.

Speaker: Matt Johnson, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

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.

Speaker: Toby Knight, Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

Software release cycles are now measured in days instead of months. Cutting edge companies are continuously delivering high-quality software at a fast pace. In this session, we will cover how you begin your DevOps journey by sharing best practices and tools by the "two pizza" engineering teams at Amazon. We will showcase how you can accelerate developer productivity by implementing continuous integration and delivery workflows. We will also cover an introduction to AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and AWS CodeDeploy, the services inspired by Amazon's internal devloper tools and DevOps practice.

Speaker: Paul Maddox, Specialist Solutions Architect, Developer Technologies & DevOps

Room: Theatre 4

Building Scalable, Secure FinTech and InsureTech Startups: Hear how 3 startups have built scalable, secure and cost efficient businesses on AWS. Whether you’re a global investment bank or an emerging Fintech or Insurtech startup this session will provide real-life insights into how you can quicken go-to-market speeds, improve security, improve customer experiences, and lower costs.

Room: Room 8

Amazon Kinesis is a platform for streaming data on AWS, offering powerful services to make it easy to load and analyze streaming data. In this session, you’ll learn about how AWS customers are transitioning from batch to real-time processing using Amazon Kinesis, and how to get started. We will provide an overview of streaming data applications and introduce the Amazon Kinesis platform and its services. We will walk through a production use case to demonstrate how to ingest streaming data, prepare it, and analyze it to gain actionable insights in real time using Amazon Kinesis. We will also provide pointers to tutorials and other resources so you can quickly get started with your streaming data application.

Speaker: Ken Payne, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Room 7

AWS IoT is a managed cloud platform that lets connected devices easily and securely interact with cloud applications and other devices. In this tech talk, we will discuss how constrained devices can leverage AWS IoT to send data to the cloud and receive commands back to the device from the cloud using the protocol of their choice. We will use the AWS IoT Starter Kit to demonstrate building a real connected product, securely connect with AWS IoT using MQTT, WebSockets, and HTTP protocols, and show how developers and businesses can leverage features of AWS IoT like Device Shadows and the Rules Engine, which provides message processing and integration with other AWS services.

Speaker: Neeraj Kumar, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Room 6

Building analytics applications requires more than just one good service. It requires the ability to capture a vast amount of data, and react to data changes in real time. It requires flexible tools which enable end users to work in the way they can be most productive, and which addresses the needs of both data consumers, as well as data scientists. This analysis won't just be about data exploration and reports, but must be able to support the largest scale, complex machine and deep learning models imaginable. Across it all, strong governance, security, and cataloguing is essential.

In this session, come to hear about how to build a full stack analytics application using AWS Services. We'll see how to capture static and dynamic data in real time, and react to data changes. We'll see AWS Services which perform analytics from drag-and-drop, through simple query-on-files, and into exascale data science. At the end, we'll have a data lake architecture that will meet the demands of the most sophisticated analytics customers for many years to come.

Speaker: Ian Meyers, Senior Manager, Specialist Solutions Architecture, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

Hear from our guests, RIchard Atkinson, CIO at Nando's and Chris Turvil, Head of Cloud at The Trainline, and learn how these technology leaders and their organisations have put AWS to work to transform the way in which they serve their customers, improve efficiency and enhance the employee experience.

Speakers: Ian Massingham Chief Evangelist, EMEA, AWS
                  Richard Atkinson, CIO, Nando's
                  Chris Turvil, Head of Cloud & Platform Agility, Trainline

Room: Auditorium

When you’re running a large, multi-faceted serverless application with AWS Lambda, how can you effectively diagnose issues in your application’s performance? In this session, we’ll show you how to peek under the hood of your function executions so you can determine where performance issues are occurring in your serverless application. We’ll demonstrate a live demo of a new service, AWS X-Ray, which is a distributed tracing service that helps developers analyze and debug distributed applications. We’ll show you how you can use X-Ray to diagnose your serverless applications using dynamic stack tracing, call analysis, and the X-Ray service graph which visually depicts service calls made to your application.  

Speaker: Randall Hunt, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

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.

Speaker: Heitor Lessa, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

Amazon DynamoDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service for applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. This talk explores DynamoDB capabilities and benefits in detail and discusses how to get the most out of your DynamoDB database. We go over schema design best practices with DynamoDB across multiple use cases, including gaming, AdTech, IoT, and others. We also explore designing efficient indexes, scanning, and querying, and go into detail on a number of recently released features, including JSON document support, Streams, Time-to-Live (TTL), and more.

Speaker: Richard Westby-Nunn, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

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.

Speaker: Julien Lepine, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

Hiring and scaling a great team is do-or-die for startups, and gets even more complicated and important as companies grow rapidly. But many entrepreneurs don’t have a lot of experience interviewing and hiring at scale, so incredibly costly decisions are often made. This talk will share the hiring principles at Amazon and how data is used drive recruitment decision making.

Speaker: Jonno Southam, Startups BDM, AWS

Room: Room 8

In this session, we will discuss how you can quickly implement a CI/CD workflow using the newly released cloud service, AWS CodeStar. We will take a deep dive walkthrough into the AWS CodeStar service and how it can aid you in the accelerating application delivery by making it easier to set up your entire development and continuous delivery toolchain for coding, building, testing, and deploying your application code with many popular programming languages. 

Speaker: Tara Walker, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Room 7

AWS Service Catalog is a service that, in conjunction with AWS Marketplace, allows organisations to rapidly procure, configure and deploy only the approved IT services they need with constraints they set, leaving them in full control of their cloud portfolio.

In this session, we configure an AWS Service Catalog governance framework for launching, from scratch, a sample big data stack of Amazon Redshift, Matillion ETL and Looker Analytics Platform. We use Matillion ETL to ingest, join and enrich multiple data sets, including 1bn rows of taxi journey data, and finish by building insightful visualisations of the results using Looker. This demo-intensive session will interest Procurement and DevOps teams alike.

Speakers: Ian Meyers, Senior Manager, Specialist Solutions Architecture, AWS
                  Ed Thompson, Technical Director, Matillion
                  Gerard White, Data Analyst, Looker

Room: Room 6

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.

Speaker: Danilo Poccia, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

Cloud computing gives you a number of advantages, such as the ability to scale your web application or website on demand. If you have a new web application and want to use cloud computing, you might be asking 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 show you how to best combine different AWS services, how to make smarter decisions for architecting your application, and how to scale your infrastructure in the cloud.

Speaker: Sara Mitchell, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Auditorium

Learn how the FT use Salesforce Heroku and AWS to accelerate platform and product development. Hear how the FT launched the new site and delivered the fastest loading news site in the industry, provided a 20% uplift in engagement and how ten teams run in parallel to deploy multiple releases per day - delivering the platform through which over 800,000 paid-for customers consume FT content.

Speakers: Ian Massingham, Chief Evangelist EMEA, AWS
                  Rick Still, Technology Director, & David Zuelke, Heroku Lead Evangelist, EMEA

Room: Theatre 1

Do you have questions on how to best use Microsoft Active Directory with your AWS Windows workloads? Do you need a deep-dive on securely setting up trusts between your on-premises Active Directory and your AWS Directory Services for Microsoft Active Directory? This session will help you understand the differences between AWS Directory Service for Microsoft AD, building your own Microsoft Active Directory on Amazon EC2, or joining your cloud resources to your on-premises Active Directory over a direct network connection. After this session you will be an expert on how to setup single sign-on for your cloud applications and resources, using Group Policy for your EC2 systems, and how to securely configure trusts across your on-premises and AWS Cloud Active Directories.

Speaker: Justin Bradley, Specialist Solutions Architect, Desktop & App Streaming, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

Attend this session to dive deeper into AWS’s content delivery service, Amazon CloudFront. Learn how you can use CloudFront to accelerate the delivery of your APIs or applications, including content that cannot be cached, to global clients. We’ll also walk you through how you can use Lambda@Edge, which gives you the ability to execute custom code inline with your CloudFront events to customize applications. With Lambda@Edge, you can now generate custom responses right at the edge, allowing you to leverage CloudFront to reduce end-to-end latency and more efficiently filter traffic to your back-end origin servers. We’ll walk you through Lambda@Edge use cases and walk through a demo to show how this works.

Speaker: Lee Atkinson, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

In this session, storage experts will walk you through Amazon S3 and Amazon Glacier, bulk data repositories that can deliver 99.999999999% durability and scale past trillions of objects worldwide – with cost points competitive against tape archives. Learn about the different ways you can accelerate data transfer into S3 and get a close look at new tools to secure and manage your data more efficiently. See how Amazon Athena can run serverless analytics on your object data and hear about expedited and bulk retrievals from Amazon Glacier. Learn how AWS customers have built solutions that turn their data from a cost into a strategic asset, and bring your toughest questions straight to our experts.

Speaker: Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

What does the perfect VC meeting look like? This session will help startups understand the venture capitalist decision-making processes, including how investment decisions are made and the key parameters investors assess when meeting a startup for the first time. Leave the session better able to understand the challenges all startups face, what pressures these bring about and how AWS can help.

Speaker: Noam Kaiser, Venture Capital Business Development, AWS

Room: Room 8

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.

Speaker: Jan Metzner, Specialist Solutions Architect, IoT

Room: Room 7

Get a look under the covers: Learn tuning best practices for taking advantage of Amazon Redshift's columnar technology and parallel processing capabilities to improve your delivery of queries and improve overall database performance. This session explains how to migrate from existing data warehouses, create an optimized schema, efficiently load data, use workload management, tune your queries, and use Amazon Redshift's interleaved sorting features.

Speaker: Pratim Das, Specialist Solutions Architect, Big Data and Analytics, AWS

Room: Room 6

As we add thousands of skills to the skills store our developers have uncovered some basic and more complex tips for building better skills. Whether you are new to Alexa Skill development or if you have created skills that are live today, this session will help you understand and learn best practices. We'll discuss using more advanced VUI concepts and we’ll cover how to use AWS services like dynamoDB and S3 to implement the best practices we cover.
After we’ve covered what you need to know about building Alexa Skills we’ll show you how to use the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to add intelligent voice control to your connected products. Learn key concepts and examples around hardware selection, enabling far-field voice interaction, and building a robust Alexa Voice Service client.​

Room: Theatre 5

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In this session, we will walk through the Amazon VPC network presentation 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.

Speaker: Steve Seymour, Specialist Solutions Architect, Networking, AWS

Room: Auditorium

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.

Room: Theatre 1

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Amazon Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon S3, using standard SQL. Athena is serverless, so there is no infrastructure to setup or manage, and you can start analyzing your data immediately. You don’t even need to load your data into Athena, it works directly with data stored in S3. In this session, we will show you how easy is to start querying your data stored in Amazon S3, with Amazon Athena. First we will use Athena to create the schema for data already in S3. Then, we will demonstrate how you can run interactive queries through the built-in query editor. We will provide best practices and use cases for Athena. Then, we will talk about supported queries, data formats, and strategies to save costs when querying data with Athena.

Speaker: Ian Robinson, Specialist Solutions Architect, Big Data and Analytics, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

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Elastic Load Balancing automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple Amazon EC2 instances for fault tolerance and load distribution. In this session, we go into detail about Elastic Load Balancing's configuration and day-to-day management, as well as its use in conjunction with Auto Scaling. We explain how to make decisions about the service and share best practices and useful tips for success.

Speaker: Mariano Vecchioli, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

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, automates time-consuming database administration tasks, and provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from: Amazon Aurora, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB. In this session, we will take a close look at the capabilities of Amazon RDS and explain how it works. We’ll also discuss the AWS Database Migration Service and AWS Schema Conversion Tool, which help you migrate databases and data warehouses with minimal downtime from on-premises and cloud environments to Amazon RDS and other Amazon services. Gain your freedom from expensive, proprietary databases while providing your applications with the fast performance, scalability, high availability, and compatibility they need.

Speaker: Shafreen Sayyed, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

Building an effective Go To Market strategy can be challenging for any startup. In addition to helping with technology scale and growth, AWS also helps startups with Go-To-Market (GTM) strategy. Hear about additional ways startups have used Amazon Launchpad as a channel to increase sales.

Room: Room 8

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This session is designed to teach security engineers, developers, solutions architects, and other technical security practitioners how to use a DevSecOps approach to design and build robust security controls at cloud-scale. This session walks through the design considerations of operating high-assurance workloads on top of the AWS platform and provides examples of how to automate configuration management and generate audit evidence for your own workloads. We’ll discuss practical examples using real code for automating security tasks, then dive deeper to map the configurations against various industry frameworks. This advanced session showcases how continuous integration and deployment pipelines can accelerate the speed of security teams and improve collaboration with software development teams.

Speaker: Chris McCurdy, Global Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Room 7

In this session, you will learn best practices for implementing simple to advanced real-time streaming data use cases on AWS. First, we’ll review decision points on near real-time versus real time scenarios. Next, we will take a look at streaming data architecture patterns that include Amazon Kinesis Analytics, Amazon Kinesis Firehose, Amazon Kinesis Streams, Spark Streaming on Amazon EMR, and other open source libraries. Finally, we will dive deep into the most common of these patterns and cover design and implementation considerations.

Speaker: Paul Armstrong, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Room 6

12:10 - 12:30

Innovation @ Amazon
Danilo Poccia, Technical Evangelist at Amazon Web Services

In this session we’ll review some of the mechanisms and best practices that help us innovate in Amazon, and go through some of the suggestions to leverage our innovation an an AWS customer. View slides here.

12:35 - 12:55

The art of Scalable and Sustainable Disruption
Paul Clarke, CTO, Ocado Technology

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13:00 - 13:20

Innovation, Meet Cloud
Ian Massingham, Chief Evangelist EMEA, AWS

Curious as to why the worlds hottest startups and largest enterprises are turning to the cloud to create innovative new products for their customers, put data at the heart of their businesses and build developer ecosystems? Join us for this short session, where Ian Massingham will explore the link between the fundamental characteristics of the cloud and the New Normal that’s been established for innovation, experimentation and digital business success. View slides here.

13:25 - 13:45

Agile Innovation
Pilgrim Beart, Founder, DevicePilot

How can you innovate and scale faster? Leaning on his experience building multiple successful IoT startups - including the company which built British Gas Hive - Pilgrim Beart will suggest ways to address key challenges of modern innovation. In particular Pilgrim will explore the dynamics of early market ecosystems and how to make them work in your favour, and how make best use of your most precious asset - your people. Slides coming soon.

13:50 - 14:10

From Moore's Law to Nanotechnology, to IoT: an Innovation Journey
Scott Mordue, Developer Enablement Programs for the Public Cloud Providers

From the latest silicon and software to technology that is constantly evolving to make more things possible and all things easier, smarter, and more connected than ever before. Take a look at how Intel innovates and inspires innovation. View slides here.

14:15 - 14:35

Serving up Simplicity to Shoppers
Karen Pepper General Manager, UK, Amazon Pay

With so many options, new technologies and channels to shop from, trust is emerging as a winning factor that very often determines the customer’s choice. Amazon Pay will share research results that highlight the value of trust, and will explain how businesses can increase their customer’s trust. View slides here.  

14:40 - 15:00

The Internet of Useful Things and Today’s Smart Home
Dean Seifert, Director - Dash and Dash Replenishment Services, Alexa & Smarthome

The Internet of Things has been a catch-all term to define today’s Smart Homes, and it includes a combination of connected devices and services that customers hope will make their lives easier. However, the Internet of Things can be confusing and complicated to customers and businesses. Discover how to deliver the Internet of Useful Things during this talk by building connected devices and services that customers want and can start using immediately. View slides here.  

15:05 - 15:25

Giving billions of everyday things a digital life
Stuart Munro, Director of Infrastructure and DevOps, Evrythng

In this talk we'll present how EVRYTHNG, a leading IoT platform has successfully connected billions of things for big brands from cans of soda to apparel items and lighting systems to the Internet using the scalability of cloud and Web technologies. We'll be talking Web of Things, blockchains, things analytics and scalability. Slides not currently available.  

15:30 - 15:50

How Skyscanner built an Alexa skill with AWS
Sam Heyman, Developer Advocate at Skyscanner

Sam Heyman, Developer Advocate for Skyscanner, will discuss the Skyscanner skill, the thought process behind building it, and how Skyscanner's use of AWS made the build and deployment straightforward, focusing on the skill itself. View slides here.

15:55 - 16:15

Open Banking APIs here and now
Greg Hawkins, CTO, Starling Bank

While open APIs have been driving innovation across sectors for years, the banking industry has remained largely immune. Customers' data has been locked away to no ones benefit but the banks and open source and commercial collaboration has been slow or difficult.  All this is about to change - from 2018 every bank in Europe will offer some form of API for working with customer financial data. Starling Bank are at the forefront of this wave of change and you can use our APIs today. We’ll explain the what and why of open banking, how we're delivering a marketplace for our customers and how you can build on our APIs right now. View slides here.