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

Agenda Overview

  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Summit Agenda
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019 | Pre-Day
  • Wednesday, 15 May 2019 | Summit Agenda
  • 8:00AM – 9:00AM Registration
    9:00AM – 9:50AM Concurrent Session
    10:00AM – 10:50AM Concurrent Session
    11:00AM – 12:30PM Keynote
    12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch in Expo Hall
    1:30PM – 2:20PM   Concurrent Session
    2:30PM – 3:20PM Concurrent Session
    3:20PM – 3:50PM Break  
    3:50PM – 4:40PM Concurrent Session
    4:40PM – 6:00PM
    Networking Reception
  • Tuesday, 14 May 2019 | Pre-Day
  • Bootcamps
    Bootcamps are full and half day training sessions offered for free on 14 May, the day before the Summit.

    • AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials
    • Exam Readiness: AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate
    • Amazon Connect Immersion
    • Building a Serverless Data Lake on AWS
    • Secrets to Successful Cloud Transformations

    AWS Game Day
    AWS GameDay is a learning exercise designed to familiarize participants with the AWS environment and challenge them to come up with ways to solve problems based on the AWS resources at their disposal. Separate registration required.

Technical Track

A Practitioner’s Guide to Securing Your Cloud (Like an Expert)

9:00AM – 9:50AM

New to AWS? Given the volume of AWS services, it may feel daunting to get your security house in order for the cloud. In reality, there are just a few, simple patterns you need to know to be effective. In this session, we focus on the permission controls offered by AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and the network security controls offered by Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). You’ll walk away with concrete examples that will empower you to properly secure any workload in the AWS Cloud.

Management Track

Enabling Research Using Hybrid High Performance Computing

9:00AM – 9:50AM

Hybrid High Performance Computing (HPC) has intrigued the research community since the inception of cloud computing. In this session, we show how researchers can seamlessly extend their on-premises HPC cluster into Amazon EC2. Clemson researchers achieved a remarkable milestone by deploying a machine learning model on more than 1,100,000 vCPUs on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances running in a single AWS Region. By extending their resource scheduler, they broke the record for the largest cluster on the cloud. Communication Research Canada is regularly scaling up multi-thousand core clusters to drive large-scale calculations on radio frequency modeling, as well as communications equipment optimizations. These techniques of eliminating the queue and accessing resources on-demand are helping researchers accelerate time to science.

Spotlight Track

9:00AM – 9:50AM

Architecting Security & Governance Across Your AWS Landing Zone

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Whether it’s per business unit or per application, many AWS customers use multiple accounts for various needs. This includes meeting their infrastructure isolation requirements, separating duties, and arranging billing according to their AWS Landing Zone. In this session, we discuss the latest updates around establishing your AWS Landing Zone. We cover considerations, limitations, and security patterns when building a multi-account strategy. We explore topics such as thought patterns, identity federation, cross-account roles, consolidated logging, and account governance. At the end of the session, we present an enterprise-ready landing zone framework and provide the background needed to implement an AWS Landing Zone.

Stories From the Frontline: The Triumphs, Gotchas, and Benefits Realized When Migrating to the Cloud

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Every cloud migration journey has its ups and downs, successes, and challenges. Hear from AWS customers about the lessons they learned from migrating and operating their application portfolios in the AWS Cloud. Designed for a business audience, you will hear how these customers have realized the benefits of reduced cost, increased agility, and improved stability, as well as some of the pitfalls to avoid as you embark on your own journey to the cloud.

Reinventing SAP on AWS: Scale and Simplify SAP Operations on AWS

10:00AM – 10:50AM

Enterprise customers are increasingly moving their entire SAP landscape, including production environments, to AWS. This enables them to increase business agility and reduce costs. In this session, learn how AWS provides infrastructure designed for large-scale and in-memory applications with one of the lowest price-memory ratios. Also, learn how AWS simplifies SAP operations with AWS Step Functions to automate one of the most time-consuming and error-prone tasks in any SAP landscape – SAP System Refresh.

1:30PM – 2:20PM

From Strategy to Reality: Better Decisions With Data

1:30PM – 2:20PM

Whatever your mission, you need to empower your team to make smart decisions. Effective organizations use self-service analytics that combine data from multiple sources, to inform data-driven, timely problem-solving. Join AWS databases, analytics, machine learning, & blockchain expert, Darin Briskman, from Amazon Web Services, to explore how citizens in Canada and beyond are better served by organizations that promote decision-making through data.

VMware & AWS: The Fastest Path to YOUR Hybrid Cloud

1:30PM – 2:20PM

Dive deep into VMware Cloud on AWS — an integrated cloud offering jointly developed by AWS and VMware. It delivers a highly scalable, secure, and innovative service that enables organizations to seamlessly migrate and extend their on-premises VMware vSphere-based environments to the AWS Cloud. In this session, we cover the cloud challenges addressed by VMware Cloud on AWS; as well as its architecture, integration with AWS services, the unique benefits, and some popular use cases. We also explore consumption options, pricing, value-add services, relative total cost of ownership, and customer success stories. Finally, don’t miss our interactive service demonstrations.

Migrating Data to the Cloud: Explore Your Options From AWS

2:30PM – 3:20PM

AWS offers a variety of data migration services and tools to facilitate moving gigabytes to petabytes of data using your networks, our networks, or even email. Learn about the available data migration options, including the AWS Snowball family, AWS Storage Gateway, Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration, and other approaches. We provide the guidance to help you find the right service or tool to fit your requirements, and share relevant customers use cases to inspire your first steps with the cloud.

2:30PM – 3:20PM

From Monoliths to Microservices (and All the Bumps Along the Way)

2:30PM – 3:20PM

Applications built on a microservices-based architecture and packaged as containers bring several benefits to your organization. In this session, AWS highlights potential hurdles, how to plan your migration to microservices, and how to use containers and serverless architecture to manage this journey.

Machine Learning at the Edge

3:50PM – 4:40PM

The continuing digital transformation evolution will explore the benefits of computer vision, natural language processing, and predictive analysis exploiting new business models to align the physical with the digital world for citizens. In this session, learn how to train and deploy machine learning models to leverage the power of smart devices, as well as process data quickly at the edge – even when there is no connectivity.

Developing a Digital-Ready Public Service in Canada

3:50PM – 4:40PM

For decades, Canada’s public service has been an employer of choice, offering opportunities to serve, coupled with job security, benefits, and career advancement. However, the Canadian government is today struggling to attract and upskill its digital workforce – particularly among women, who remain underrepresented in technology roles in the civil service. This panel will shed light on the challenges the Canadian civil service faces in recruiting and skilling talent, and discuss the best strategies to address those challenges.

Migrating and Operating Microsoft Applications in AWS – Tools & Services for Security, Automation, and Migration

3:50PM – 4:40PM

This session will illustrate strategies for migrating to AWS, with an emphasis on a strong, security-focused foundation and removing undifferentiated heavy lifting. Join us for a deep-dive discussion around migrating Microsoft workloads into a highly automated and secure landing zone in AWS. We will cover options for migrating business productivity systems, Microsoft SQL Server, and a number of .NET applications. We will walk through the journey of creating an enterprise-grade landing zone and fully automated compliance controls, before you begin your migration journey.