Watch the Keynote Live Stream Recording
8:00am - 9:00am Breakfast in the Partner Lounge/Meal Room 103
8:00am - 9:00am Partner Expo Open
9:00am - 10:00am General Session: Stephen Orban, AWS Head of Enterprise Strategy
10:10am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
11:10am - 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch in the Partner Lounge/Meal Room 103
12:00pm - 1:00pm Partner Expo Open
1:00pm - 4:10pm Breakout Sessions
4:10pm - 5:00pm Reception in the Partner Lounge/Meal Room 103
4:10pm - 5:00pm Partner Expo Open

In his role at AWS, Stephen works with enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for how AWS can unlock and create business value, while ensuring that the voice of the enterprise is heard clearly within AWS. Prior to joining AWS, Stephen was the CIO of Dow Jones, where he introduced modern software development methodologies, reduced costs, and administered a cloud first policy by leveraging AWS and other SaaS partners. Stephen also spent 11 years at Bloomberg LP, holding a variety of leadership positions, before founding Bloomberg Sports in 2008, where he served as CTO.

Hybrid Infrastructure Integration is an approach to connect on-premises IT resources with AWS and bridge processes, services, and technologies used in common enterprise customer environments. This session addresses connectivity patterns, security controls, account governance, and operations monitoring approaches successfully implemented in enterprise engagements. Infrastructure architects and IT professionals can get an overview of various integration types, approaches, methodologies, and common service patterns, helping them to better understand and overcome typical challenges in hybrid enterprise environments.

Leveraging AWS for your business provides a catalyst for security programs as customers inherit a faster pace of security innovation simply by using AWS. This session highlights design and architecture patterns customers can employ to measurably improve the security of their organization. In this session, customers explore design patterns for data security using encryption, strong access controls, and least privilege; for implementing detective security controls, such as logging and monitoring, at scale; and for implementing a defense-in-depth network security architecture.

Migrations of existing enterprise applications to the cloud can be complex. There are no migration methodologies or magic bullets that enable a simple lift and shift or automated migration. Typical migration projects take a great deal of discovery work, re-architecture, and refactoring.  In this session, we will share known challenges and considerations that must be accounted for when designing, planning, and executing a migration. Topics will include: scale-out and distributed architectures, geographic dispersion, leveraging existing cloud services, and logging & monitoring. In addition, this session will address how in-depth discovery efforts can be paired with configuration management, automation, and source control to minimize the risk of future technical debt. Finally, we’ll cover the business and technical factors the affect the complexity of application refactoring.

Sensitive customer data needs to be protected throughout AWS. This session discusses the options available for encrypting data at rest in AWS. It focuses on several scenarios, including transparent AWS management of encryption keys on behalf of the customer to provide automated server-side encryption and customer key management using partner solutions or AWS CloudHSM. This session is helpful for anyone interested in protecting data stored in AWS.

Migrating large fleets of legacy applications to AWS cloud infrastructure requires careful planning, since each phase needs to balance risk tolerance against the speed of migration.

Through participation in many large-scale migration engagements with customers, AWS Professional Services has developed a set of successful best practices, tools, and techniques that help migration factories optimize speed of delivery and success rate. In this session, we cover the complete lifecycle of an application portfolio migration with special emphasis on how to organize and conduct the assessment and how to identify elements that can benefit from cloud architecture.

As software development teams transition to cloud-based architectures and adopt agile processes, the tools they need to support application development in this new world will change. In this session, we'll take you the transition that Amazon made to a service-oriented architecture over a decade ago, and introduce you to some of the processes and tools that we built and adopted along the way. We’ll share what lessons we’ve learned, explain how we’ve achieved better agility and reliability in our software development and deployment processes, and present an overview of tools we’ve used to help get us there that have since become services such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeDeploy, and more.

Enterprises are increasingly looking for new ways to simplify and optimize their current development, orchestration, automation and deployment pipelines through the use of hybrid IT and the public cloud. In this session we will explore architecture patterns and integration approaches in the context of both new and existing AWS devops-focused services, with the goal of helping enterprises better iterate and reduce cost through the entire software development lifecycle.

This session is a deep dive into techniques used by successful customers who optimized their use of AWS. Learn tricks and hear tips you can implement right away to reduce waste, choose the most efficient instance, and fine-tune your spending; often with improved performance and a better end-customer experience. We showcase innovative approaches and demonstrate easily applicable methods to save you time and money with Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, and a host of other services.

The objective of this session is to enable customers with any level of DR experience to gain actionable guidance to advance their business up the ladder of DR readiness. AWS enables fast disaster recovery of critical on-premises IT systems without incurring the complexity and expense of a second physical site. With 28 availability zones in 11 regions around the world and a broad set of services, AWS can deliver rapid recovery of on-premises IT infrastructure and data. During this session we will walk you through the ascending levels of DR options made possible with AWS and review the technologies and services that help deliver various DR capabilities, starting from cloud backups all the way up to hot site DR. We will also explore various DR architectures and the balance of recovery time and cost.

In this session, you’ll learn how you can incorporate your IT product lifecycle into the cloud where you can define, publish, monitor, and manage your products.  Central IT can enable end-users in their organizations to easily discover and provision these products, from a personalized portal. We will demonstrate using AWS services that enable IT to retain control of resources provisioned in the AWS cloud, track configuration changes and audit user activities. We will also show AWS Marketplace, that helps you find third-party software that you need, buy it, and easily deploy it in the AWS cloud.