Registrations for the Summit are now closed.

Attend introductory sessions on new and existing AWS solutions or participate in sessions that go deep into architecture and code. All sessions will be delivered by subject matter experts from AWS or expert customers who can share their real-world experiences and lessons learned.

Onsite at the Summit, sessions will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. We recommend taking advantage of the scheduling tools on the AWS Summit mobile app to help organise your day. We will be launching the Summit app closer to the date.

08:00 - 09:40 Registration

Join Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com and Gavin Jackson, Managing Director, AWS UK and Ireland for the Keynote.

Room: Auditorium, level 0

Please note: seats in the Auditorium are limited to 4,000 and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are unable to secure a seat, the keynote will be streamed in Theatres 1 to 6 on level 1.

Advanced concepts of scheduling containerized workloads in AWS using Amazon ECS and AWS Fargate.

Speaker: Abby Fuller, Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Auditorium

AWS offers an opportunity to constantly optimise your costs as you grow and stay on the bleeding edge of innovation. By developing a cost-conscious culture and assigning the responsibility for efficiency to the appropriate business owners, you can deliver innovation efficiently and cost effectively. Meet Trainline who share how they constantly review a wide range of cost planning, monitoring, and optimisation strategies as a part of their daily life; featuring their real-world experience of living and growing with AWS.

Speakers: David Stanley, Director of Reliability at Trainline
                  Giorgio Bonfiglio, Technical Account Manager, AWS
                  Richard Westby-Nunn, Sr. Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

Growing and scaling is hard. How do I grow with my business and meet my business needs? How do I rise to the new challenges before me? In this session, we discuss what the differences are in preparing to operate in the cloud, what your operational priorities need to be, how to start designing for operations, and building out your operational readiness. We walk you through the process of developing a basis from which to launch your new life in the cloud. You will learn to make the early choices that lay the foundations for a successful adoption of cloud services. At the end of this session, you will understand the key considerations to account for when planning your journey to the cloud. This session is for leaders, operations, service owners and anyone interested in how to get started in the cloud to ensure successful business outcomes. Joining us on stage is Skyscanner sharing how they plan and operate at massive scale in order to support a rapidly growing business.

Speaker: Paul Moran, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS
                Isabel Huerga Ayza, Sr. Technical Account Manager, AWS
                William Fairbrother, Engineering Manager, Skyscanner
                Alan Cooper, Principle Engineer, Skyscanner

Room: Theatre 2

In this session, Centrica Hive will share how they are approaching multi-account security, the key benefits they get from multi-account structures, how they have evolved multi-account structures from early AWS adoption and future strategy.

Speakers: Jay Harrison, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Technical Lead, Centrica Hive
                  Mark Davison, SRE Security Consultant - Ronin IT Consulting, Centrica Hive
                  Neeraj Kumar, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

Wouldn't it be great to have a single dashboard to report the patch status for your entire estate?

AWS Systems Manager gives you visibility and control of your infrastructure on AWS. Systems Manager provides a unified user interface so you can view operational data from multiple AWS services and allows you to automate maintenance and deployment tasks not only Amazon EC2 but on-premises instances as well. But what if, you have instances running in AWS, on-premise VM’s, desktops, and network devices: all disparate systems with unique patching methods. Come and find out how one of our Enterprise Support customers built a patch compliance status dashboard across all their entire estate. AWS Systems Manager to collect the data, process using Athena & Lambda and Grafana Dashboard to monitor and visualization.

Speaker: Pawan Puthran, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS
                Alex Kinnane, Lead Engineer, Financial Times

Room: Theatre 4

Builders' Lab: Watch or code along with the speaker, learn how to start your AI/ML journey with Amazon SageMaker, guaranteed zero PowerPoint!

Speaker: Julien Simon, Principal Evangelist AI/ML, AWS

Room: Theater 5

Attend this session and learn how BP is emerging as the Digital Leader in the Energy industry through an accelerated platform transformation strategy, underpinned by a world class engineering partnership with Amazon Web Services.  

Speakers: Diana Kennedy, Vice President, Strategy, Architecture and Planning, BP

Room: Theatre 6

We're defining diversity in terms of inherent, acquired and cognitive traits. During this panel, we will discuss the importance of building diverse teams to create higher performance, productivity, faster results and increased innovation.

Panel moderated by Lauren Kisser, director S3 at Amazon Web Services

Panelists: Tessa Cook, Founder and CEO, Olio
                  Faye Roth, Head of Digital Innovation, River Island
                  Jill Lucas, VP Global Infrastructure and Service delivery, Unilever

Room: Capital Suite 7

A guide to AWS Training and certification solutions from AWS.

Speaker: Kim Murphy, Head of EMEA Training and Certification, AWS
                Mike Honer, Head of UKI Training and Certification, AWS


Room: Capital Suite 8

Amazon Sumerian lets anyone create and run augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring specialised programming or 3D graphics expertise. In this session, participants learn how to use Sumerian to build a scene that is viewable on laptops, mobile phones, VR headsets, and digital signage. We will provide a guided overview of the Sumerian interface to create a scene, add objects, and include hosts. He will also demonstrate how to manipulate assets and add behaviors to create dynamically animated objects and characters in an AR/VR experience. Finally, we will cover how Sumerian integrates into AWS services such as Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB.

Speaker: Ben Moore, Product Manager, Amazon Sumerian

Room: Capital Suite 14

A large number of enterprise customers are moving their entire SAP landscapes, including production environments, to AWS to increase business agility and reduce costs. Some examples of enterprise customers running their core businesses on AWS today are British Petroleum, Kellogg’s, and Lionsgate. Learn how SAP customers are running mission-critical workloads on AWS and how we guide Fortune 50 companies as they rapidly adopt emerging technologies and accelerate greater innovation with the AWS Cloud.

Speakers: John Studdert, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS
                  Adam Hill, EMEA SAP Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 17

12:00 - 14:00 Lunch, Partner & Solutions Expo

Builders' Lab: Watch or code along with the speaker, learn how to go from a container on your laptop to production, guaranteed zero PowerPoint!

Speaker: Ric Harvey, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Auditorium

What are the best practices for incorporating VMware Cloud on AWS into your existing architectures? You’ll learn about design considerations for integrating your Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs) with native AWS services, and hear how VMware Cloud on AWS helps leverage your existing investments while providing the scalability, agility and security of AWS. Architects, system operators, and anyone looking to understand VMware Cloud on AWS will walk away with examples and options for solving challenging use cases with this new, exciting service.

Speakers: Aarthi Raju, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

The design of your workload should include how it will be deployed, tested, updated and operated. Deployment should use a consistent process in order to understand when you are ready to go live. Designing with Ops in Mind and using a governance process to make informed decisions on launching your workloads makes operations easier and more effective, making it easier to meet or exceed business objectives.

In this session, we will take you through the deployment of your entire workload (application, infrastructure, policy, governance and operations) using infrastructure as code, and continuous integration and continuous deployment methods. We will show you how it is possible to bring the same engineering disciplines that you use for application code to every element of your stack. You will learn how to apply operational readiness reviews to ensure that risk based decisions are used to make the determination to go live. Discussion will focus on tools to enable your review and things to consider so that you can know that both your workload, and your team are prepared to support operations. This session is for product owners, developments teams, operations, service owners and anyone interested in ensuring their workloads will run efficiently and effectively.

Speakers: Alex Livingstone, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS
                 Liga Viskinte, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

A look into running large-scale enterprise apps on AWS.

Speaker: Julio Fearman, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

GraphQL is an open standard that lets you request, change, and subscribe to the exact data you need in a single network request. This makes prototyping and building data-intensive applications as simple as writing a few lines of code.

In this session, we'll introduce the core concepts of GraphQL and put that into practice with real-world implementations using tools such as AWS Lambda and AWS AppSync to deliver real-time collaborative experiences for web and mobile apps, using multiple data sources, managing offline users’ data, and resolving data conflicts.

Speaker: Heitor Lessa, Specialist Solutions Architect Serverless, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

AWS is the cloud for builders. Behind the scenes to make it all happen for our customers around the world, is a team of passionate and customer-obsessed innovators, collaborators and creators. Come and meet some of them during this panel.

Panelists: Tom Maddox, Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture, AWS
                  Eoin Cosgrave, Senior Manager, AWS
                  Shafreen Sayyed, Solutions Architect, AWS
                  Neeraj Kumar, Solutions Architect, AWS

Moderator: Sonia Ouarti, Head of Marketing Northern Europe, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) gives you the ability to have complete control over your AWS virtual networking environment. Given this control, have you ever wondered how new Amazon VPC features will affect the way you design your AWS networking infrastructure, or even change existing architectures that you use today?

Speaker: Steve Seymour, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 6

Multi-channel retail has been facing major disruption to technical and business models put in place at the birth of the internet when online commerce was just a sideline. Moreover, customer expectations have been rapidly influenced by exploding technology capability and the service provided by online only retailers. Whilst with one hand, Amazon.com sets a high bar that our customers expect us to meet, with the other hand AWS offers us flexible tools and technology to allow us a chance to compete!

Speaker: Faye Roth, Head of Digital Innovation, River Island

Room: Capital Suite 7

Advanced discuss Database Migration.

Speaker: TBC

Room: Capital Suite 8

A deep technical look into AWS Greengrass and other IoT services offered by AWS.

Speaker: Tara Walker, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 14

In this session, we will discuss DevSecOps best practices and recommended AWS Marketplace services to design and automate security into development and operations, focusing on security considerations in an AMI factory pipeline from AWS Marketplace. DevSecOps enables customers to maintain and update AMIs while minimizing management overhead, all while promoting consistent deployment of security controls, implementation of baselines and assuring compliance efforts. 

Speaker: Benjamin Andrew, Global Lead, Security & Network Infrastructure, AWS Marketplace

Room: Capital Suite 17

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) protects European Union citizens’ fundamental right to privacy and the protection of personal data. It introduces robust requirements that will raise and harmonize standards for data protection, security and compliance. Come learn how to work with AWS to build your security & data protection strategy and how to transform the way your organization processes data. In this session, we will see GDPR as the baseline for data protection with the belief that organisations should aim higher and that with AWS Cloud they can.

Speaker: Stephen McDermid, Security Assurance Lead, AWS

Room: Auditorium

Statistically, any big IT change project has a worryingly high probability of failure. The business outcomes of these big IT decisions are largely determined by how people understand their problems and choices. This session will share AWS insights on how different organisations are viewing cloud adoption, risk and the business case analysis methods. It will cover what methods work best and how to quantify value and eliminate poor choices. Materials will be made available to attendees after the session.

Speaker: John Enoch, Business Development Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

The model of a mature monitoring implementation can be large and daunting. It is a challenge to know where to begin and how to get started. It is important to recognize that a monitoring plan won't be built overnight, and that "good enough" can be success at any given stage. The goal of monitoring is to achieve situational awareness so that you can provide effective responses when needed. We want to enable stable, reliable production applications running on well operated cloud infrastructure to meet users’ high expectations for every transaction. It’s not always obvious what to monitor to achieve this.

In this session, we will take you through the process of developing and implementing a workload monitoring plan for both alerting and analysis. We’ll talk about alarms, logs, dashboards and triggers, and will demonstrate how to plan and alert on the major categories of failure (latency, errors, traffic volumes, etc). We’ll show you the native AWS tools (including Amazon CloudWatch and AWS CloudTrail) that will give you the base set of monitoring metrics you should focus on, and the best means to present these to operations and development teams for maximum benefit. We will also show you how to measure these against your business outcomes, and how monitoring can drive operational improvements through automation and Business Intelligence. This session is for product developments teams, operations, service owners and anyone interested in monitoring workloads to keep their users, operators, and developers happy.

Speakers: Paul Ferguson, Senior Consultant Ops Integration, Professional Services, AWS
                  Chris Kozlowski, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

As a global consulting firm, KPMG has clients ranging from financial institutions to market leading retailers. The data we work with is often classified as confidential and the applications are required to be highly available. Over the past year, we migrated some of our critical Microsoft applications to AWS. These applications receive and process data from our clients. So, migration plan included scrutinizing data migration and cut over strategy.

In this talk, we’ll discuss the approach we took to architecting the solution on AWS, how we built the AWS environments with security in mind and how we handled the challenges in migrating a live service. We will explore AWS services such as Amazon EC2, AWS Systems Manager, Amazon RDS and AWS Lambda, and the DevOps tools we employed to manage the environments. Through this talk one can identify suitable patterns and tools to plan a Microsoft application migration to AWS.

Speaker: Padmaja Sasidharan, Cloud Transformation Consultant, KPMG UK

Room: Theatre 3

Hear about the latest Alexa features for Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), Alexa Voice Service (AVS) and Alexa for Business (A4B). We will share some best practices for creating effective Voice User Interfaces and designing for multimodal devices. Hear from our customer about their experience in creating delightful Alexa Skills customers love.

Speaker: Max Amordeluso, EU Lead Evangelist, Amazon Alexa

Room: Theatre 4

See how AI/ML can be used to fight online fraud and change the e-commerce and banking industries' approach to online transactions.

Speaker: Steve Turner, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

Building and operating Order Management Systems (OMS) in Retail at scale can be a difficult task at hand and require many skills in order to do it reliably. If only there was a way to build a highly scalable that dynamically meet your customers demand without thinking about servers... Come hear this and more about how River Island modernised their existing OMS by building an event driven architecture within the AWS Serverless Platform using AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions and Amazon DynamoDB.

Speaker: Bastien Leblanc, Solutions Architect, AWS
                David Edwards, Solutions Architect and Technologist, River Island

Room: Theatre 6

Are your developers on-call? The reality is that Operations is more relevant now than ever, and successful DevOps organisations are adopting a “Design with Ops in Mind” mentality. If you have ever asked, “What should I do?”, “Am I doing this right?”, “How is everyone else doing this?”, “Who can help me do this?”, or even “Can someone do this for me?”, then this session was designed for you. We will walk you through the ever-changing field of IT Operations from the perspective of a Cloud adoption journey. This will help you to determine what your organisations’ level of competency and confidence are in regards to IT Operations maturity in the Cloud. It will also help you determine what resources you need to mature to the next level. This is a review and guide to current Operations guidance for all AWS customers. It includes resources from the Solutions Architecture team, Enterprise Support, Professional Services, and the AWS Management Tools team. The session will walk through a number of customer case studies that demonstrate how AWS teams engage customers to effectively solve operational problems and help them mature their Cloud Operations.

Speakers: Brian Carlson, Operations Lead, Well-Architected, AWS
                  Jon Steele, Sr. Technical Account Manager, AWS
                  Diya Wynn, Sr. Consultant Ops Integration, Professional Services, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 7

At AWS re:Invent 2017, AWS announced Amazon Neptune, a managed graph database optimised for highly-connected data containing billions of nodes and relationships. In this session, we'll dive into the details of this new database service: its data models and query languages, and the variety of use cases - from social and recommendations, through knowledge graphs and network impact analysis, to fraud analysis and route optimization - to which it can be applied. And to show how easy it is to get up and running with Neptune, we'll spin up a cluster and build an online social network recommendations engine with a few simple queries.

Speaker: Ian Robinson, Specialist Solutions Architect NoSQL/Graph, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 8

Unilever have some of the best known brands in the world, and those brands are used by 2.5 billion people every day.   Jill Lucas (VP Technology Services, Unilever) will outline the guiding principles behind Unilever’s cloud journey and the migration of over 1700 of these brand sites to a new digital platform running on AWS.

Speaker: Jill lucas, VP Technology Services, Unilever

Room: Capital Suite 14

A very large number of applications need to manage user identities and support sign-in/sign-up at scale. In this session, we dive deep on how to support millions of user identities and at the same time you will learn about real-world design patterns that AWS customers use to implement authentication and authorization. By combining Amazon Cognito, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Lambda, and AWS IAM, you will learn how to implement robust and flexible identity architectures without needing any servers.

Speaker: Leonidas Drakopoulos, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 17

14:20 - 14:55 Break

A look at running containers in AWS Fargate without managing infrastructure.

Speaker: Abby Fuller, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Auditorium

Currently customers have large volumes of CCTV data that they keep locally at remote locations. There are requirements to store this data, index and share with third parties, which can be costly and a manually intensive process. This session will walk through the use of video ingestion and storage, video frame based analysis and real-time alerting and sharing of streaming data using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams and Amazon S3. This will leverage Amazon Rekognition for image and video analysis and also discuss the architectures for analysis on edge devices such as AWS DeepLens using Amazon SageMaker and common image ML Algorithms. At the end of the session you will understand the techniques for ingesting, storing and analysing video streams using AWS ML services.

Speakers: Paul Armstrong, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 1

The journey to cloud has many challenges, some more obvious than others. At AWS we provide advice to a diverse range of customers. They each have their own unique stories to tell about the difficulties and rewards that come from the change in organisational culture required to take advantage of the new levels of agility provided by AWS services.

Meet some of our customers, including the Met Office, who have walked this path and share their stories of the real-world challenges they face, and how cultural change is an essential part of the cloud journey. How do I enable my staff to build services quickly without layers of process to approve spend? How do we make sure our Compliance team can sleep at night while devolving control to our Dev teams? What does a Cloud Operations team look like in a real-world organisation?

The standard until now has been that new systems demanded financial commitment at the very beginning of a project, then moved onto minimal, pre-approved run rate and “hidden” cost in terms of infrastructure support. We can now take a much less rigid path with high agility and minimal start-up costs; however new models are required to ensure a unified approach across multiple teams moving at pace.

Speaker: James Lambert, Senior Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

Builders' Lab: Watch or code along with the speaker, create a single page application with AWS Lambda and set up a deployment pipeline for CI/CD, guaranteed zero PowerPoint!

Speaker: Heitor Lessa, Specialist Solutions Architect Serverless, AWS

Room: Theatre 3

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 Lambda, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Step Functions, Amazon CloudWatch

Speaker: Ben Potter, Security Lead Well-Architected, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

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

Speaker: Shafreen Sayyed, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

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 AWS 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 VPC, AWS WAF, Amazon Shield, and more. You will also learn how to monitor and gain deep visibility into your AWS environment by using highly-scalable solutions such as AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch.

Speaker: Dr. Andrew Kane, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Theatre 6

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

Room: Capital Suite 7

With the rise of micro-services and large-scale distributed architectures, software systems have grown increasingly complex and hard to understand. Adding to that complexity, the velocity of software delivery has also dramatically increased, resulting in failures being harder to predict and contain. While the cloud allows for high availability, redundancy and fault-tolerance, no single component can guarantee 100% uptime. Therefore, we have to understand availability but, especially, learn how to design architectures with failure in mind. And since failures have become more and more chaotic in nature, we must turn to chaos engineering in order to identify failures before they become outages. In this talk, we will deep dive into availability, reliability and large-scale architectures and make an introduction to chaos engineering, a discipline that promotes breaking things on purpose in order to learn how to build more resilient systems.

Speaker: Adrian Hornsby, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 8

The benefits of cloud for the enterprise are numerous but the adoption process presents challenges for IT leaders. This session will provide you with a prescriptive approach for removing risk from all three phases of cloud adoption – foundation, migration and operation. Learn:

  • How to achieve an enterprise-grade, production-ready environment and operating model in 30 days
  • What criteria SGN used to evaluate system integrators and select the right migration partner
  • Why a lift-and-shift migration strategy is the best way to fund future innovation
  • How to bridge the skill gap in your organization and empower your people
  • How SGN cut their infrastructure operations costs by 88%

Speakers: Andrew Quail, CIO at SGN
                 John Brigden, VP of AWS Managed Services

Room: Capital Suite 14

Microservices architectures make applications easier to scale and faster to develop. But building containerized microservices across multiple teams means you need well-defined methodologies for software design and implementation. In this talk we’ll discuss best practices for building containerized microservices on AWS, and how traditional software design patterns evolve in the context of containers. We will deep dive into Martin Fowler’s principles of microservices and map them to the twelve-factor app pattern and real-life considerations.

Speaker: Daniele Stroppa, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 17

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.

Speakers: Brian Graf, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, VMware Cloud
                 Emad Younis, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware Cloud

Room: Auditorium

Join Anne Boden, CEO and founder along with Steve Newson, Director of Technology at Starling Bank, to hear more about how Starling became the UK’s first mobile-only current account.

The world had changed and so has the way people interact with technology – but banking has failed to keep up. To meet new customer demands Starling Bank developed its core banking platform from scratch with one aim - leading the way in delivering regulated financial services in the cloud.

Starling Bank needed to run a number of virtual private clouds in different regions to deliver highly secure and resilient services to its customers 24/7. AWS is the perfect partner for this.

Starling Bank’s software, combined with AWS platform and tooling, means that infrastructure, dynamic scaling and core systems upgrades can all happen smoothly and without impacting customers. As Starling Bank scales in volume, AWS will continue to be part of their growth plan.

Speakers: Anne Boden, CEO and Founder, Starling Bank
                 Steve Newson, Director of Technology, Starling Bank

Room: Theatre 1

This is an introductory level talk with no prior knowledge required. We will start by answering the What, Why, How, and When of DevSecOps. What is DevSecOps? Why should I care? How do I get started? When should I get started?

We will then explain the phases of DevSecOps and teach you to recognize where you are in the maturity cycle. From each phase, we will recommend steps to evolve to the next phase. For the security professional, DevSecOps can make you a hero to your developers by enabling them to have better security through transparency. DevSecOps brings harmony to the relationship between your Security and Development teams. This talk is for security professionals, developers, management, and firewall huggers everywhere.

Speakers: Chris Schrom, Technical Account Manager, AWS
                  Bill Baldwin, Global Enterprise Support Lead, AWS

Room: Theatre 2

When migrating a large number of diverse workloads to AWS, organisations need not only to track progress across the various applications and services involved, but also work on changing the culture and their operating model. In this session, learn about available tools and practices to make your journey successful and achieve sustainable change. DBAs and Developers will learn more about migrating databases and servers in a controlled manner and tracking all the needed information in one place. Senior leadership will gain insight into prioritising different migration work streams and how associated operational benefits can be achieved.

Speaker: Cathy Hubbard, Consultant, AWS Professional Services
                Anya Epishcheva, Sr Consultant WWPS Business Support, AWS  

Room: Theatre 3

In this session, we will take a look at storage solutions in AWS and augmenting data ingest with AWS Lambda and AWS Snowball Edge.

Speaker: Ric Harvey, Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Theatre 4

How to leverage AWS Language AI/ML services with your application and gain insights into data.

Speaker: Julien Simon, Principal Evangelist AI/ML, AWS

Room: Theatre 5

A number of new open-source Deep Learning frameworks have launched in the past year such as fast.ai from the popular online MOOC course. Come along to this session to learn how bring your own algorithm/framework to Amazon SageMaker. We will show you how to build and train your fast.ai based model with Amazon SageMaker managed notebooks then host your fast.ai model for inferences using the Amazon SageMaker model deployment feature.

Speaker: Matt McLean, Solutions Architect Team Leader EMEA, AWS

Room: Theatre 6

A look into FreeRTOS, an open-source IoT OS.

Speaker: Tara Walker, Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 7

A look at how AWS is contributing to OpenSource projects and helping to drive innovation.

Speaker: Zaheda Bhorat, Head of OpenSource Strategy, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 8

The cloud has empowered many companies to scale up and serve their users in an efficient and cost effective way. Sometimes starting from zero can be hard. In this session, we will review best practices and AWS services that can help you go from 0 to 10 millions users. And we will go even further: we'll explore together how to break the remaining barriers, by making your infrastructure truly global and bringing it closer to your customers.

Speaker: Giorgio Bonfiglio, Technical Account Manager, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 14

Power and utility companies face several challenges today to transition to a low-carbon economy while meeting the expectations of customers to deliver highly reliable, cost-effective power. Traditionally, power assets were controlled by legacy, one-way systems with predictable production from fuels such as coal and gas. Today’s growing renewable supply is intermittent – only producing when the sun shines or wind blows. Renewables suffer from poor weather forecasting which causes unexpected shutdown or curtailment up to 20%. New power fees have increased power generation costs to cover the gaps created by intermittent renewables. Renewable generators face increased operational and maintenance costs, decreased production levels, and are struggling to build their own in-house software applications to optimise these assets. They have outgrown their legacy software and hardware platforms, which are unable to provide the predictive, dynamic capabilities they need at scale. By 2040, $7.4 trillion will be invested worldwide in new renewable generation capacity. Energy producers are rethinking their IT strategy and how to best allocate $150B of their global utility IT spend to manage this new opportunity.

Speaker: Neeraj Kumar, Solutions Architect, AWS

Room: Capital Suite 17

16:35 - 18:00 Networking Reception