AWS Public Sector Summit Ottawa
AWS Public Sector Summit Ottawa
The Shaw Centre | 15 May 2019

Bringing technologists together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS

Whether it’s exploring the cosmos, researching life-saving cures, or hosting petabyte-scale apps, the cloud is revolutionizing how we work and live. Join the innovators who are building the future with secure, AI-ready cloud services. Connect with colleagues and peers, see what digital transformation looks like, and discover how cloud-based skills empower the workforce of today and tomorrow. The AWS Public Sector Summit Ottawa is a chance to get inspired, dive deep, and begin to build.

AWS Public Sector Summit Ottawa 2018 | Keynote Video

What to expect

Machine learning
Meet with other public sector customers from government, education, and nonprofits. Hear how your peers overcome challenges and share best practices for migrating to the cloud.
Hybrid cloud
Connect with Experts
Connect with our Canadian public sector partners or meet with one of the AWS experts at the AWS booth.
Database migration
Get Inspired
Hear inspiring stories from our customers, participate in learning opportunities, discover new solutions at our Expo Hall, and get trained on our latest services.

Keynote Speakers

Glenn Gore


As the Chief Architect for Amazon Web Services, Glenn is responsible for creating architectural best practices and working with customers on how they use the cloud to transform their own organizations.

Glenn is a hands-on technologist with more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining AWS, Glenn was the CTO of WebCentral where he worked on highly scalable web platforms and big-data systems for customers. He also held roles at OzEmail and UUNET the world’s largest network provider.

Glenn Gore


Alex Benay is a Deputy Minister at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat and the Chief Information Officer of Canada.

Alex has a B.A. in History from the University of Ottawa. He was recently named to Apolitical’s international list of the 100 most influential people in digital government. He is also the author of Canadian Failures, an anthology of essays from prominent Canadians openly talking about failure, and Government Digital, an in-depth look at how modern governments are tackling digital change.

Nick Oddson


Nick brings over twenty years of design and enterprise-level software experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer. He’s responsible for guiding D2L’s product team as they continue to scale and develop the company’s industry-leading learning solutions.

During his fifteen-year tenure at another Waterloo-based software company, Nick supervised an engineering organization of more than one thousand employees distributed globally across forty offices. He worked extensively with customers and sales support teams around architecture, SaaS enablement, technical analysis of systems integrations, and optimization of deployments and implementations. Beginning in 2005, he took responsibility for the organization’s enterprise products. This included overseeing technical design and architecture evolution, overall product strategy, and further expanding the product portfolio with complimentary offerings.

In addition to supporting local startups as part of Communitech’s HYPERDRIVE incubator, Nick has also mentored young entrepreneurs through the University of Waterloo’s VeloCity program. He was a 2013 recipient of the Region of Waterloo’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in recognition of his contributions to the local arts and technology communities.

Nick studied Computer Science and Physics at the University of Waterloo.

Mohamed Frendi


Mohamed Frendi is the IT Director at Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada and responsible for the Research, Development, and Analytics Directorate. In his current role, Mohamed oversees the successful delivery of workloads to the cloud, including leading the government of Canada’s API store, as well as the analytics team. Mohamed has a Master’s in Computer Science and in Project Management, and a PhD in Cognitive Sciences.


Feature topics

Dive deep into your areas of interest or join a starter session on a new discipline. Discover new AWS services and features, best practices, engaging demos, and more.

Machine learning
Machine Learning
Hybrid cloud
Hybrid Cloud
Database migration
Database Migration

Summit Pre-Day

Join us on 14 May 2019 for our Summit Pre-Day for bootcamps, exam prep, and AWS GameDay.

APN Partners

If you are an AWS Partner Network (APN) Partner and interested in joining us for Partner Pre-Day on 14 May 2019.

We Power Tech Luncheon

Join a panel of exert technical leaders to explore how technology can be used to reach customers with limited access. Attendees will leave with solutions on how to prioritize inclusion and drive results.

Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, Government of Canada

Alan Harnum, OCAD University

Sam Chandrashekar, D2L

Roger Beatty, CNIB