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The AWS Summit brings together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. In this action-packed, one-day event, you can choose from over 15 breakout sessions covering a broad range of topics and technical depth. Attend introductory sessions on new and existing AWS services or participate in sessions that go deep into architecture and code. All sessions will be delivered by subject matter experts from AWS, Partners or expert customers who can share their real world experiences and lessons learned.

  • Technical Track

    Learn about security, networking, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, Internet of Things, complex workloads, and more through the AWS Public Sector Summit technical track. Gain insights into public sector trends and learn how you can leverage AWS services at your organization. Track attendance is tailored to solutions and software architects.


    Networking: Recent Developments and the Road Ahead

    11:00 - 11:25

    Networking is changing quickly in the cloud era, allowing for improved latency, packet loss and overall quality while strengthening operational control.  From commodity hardware to virtual and software-defined networks to IPv6 and HTTP/2, things are changing fast, with no sign of slowing. In this talk we will discuss some of these developments and preview what’s next in the world of AWS and cloud-scale networking.

    Speaker: Mark Ryland, Director, Public Sector Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


    AI and Machine Learning

    11:30 - 11:55

    AWS offers a family of AI services that provides cloud-native machine learning and deep learning technologies, which enable developers to build an entirely new generation of apps that can see, hear, speak, understand, and interact with the real world.  In this session, we take a look at Amazon Rekognition, Amazon Polly and Amazon Lex.

    Speaker: Olivier Klein, Emerging Technologies Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


    Staying Armed with AWS Cloud HSM and AWS WAF

    13:00 - 13:25

    In the cloud, security is priority number one. In this session, you will learn how to run restricted workloads using AWS CloudHSM, a cloud-based hardware security module that enables you to easily generate and use your own encryption keys. Discover how to protect your web-based infrastructure from an advanced security threat such as distributed denial-of-service or layer 7 attack. Witness a demo on how to set up an AWS CloudHSM cluster across multiple availability zones. Build AWS WAF – a customizable firewall – with OWASP Top 10 2017 security controls with help from AWS CloudFormation.

    Speaker: Ankush Chowdhary, World Wide Public Sector, Head of Security Risk Compliance, Amazon Web Services


    Achieving Continuous Compliance using AWS Config

    13:30 - 13:55 

    AWS customers benefit from more than 1,800 security and compliance controls. Learn how these features offer visibility, agility, and control, raising the bar on cloud security over legacy environments. AWS Config can help you achieve compliance in real-time. You will have the opportunity to see how AWS Config empowers users to achieve continuous compliance through its AWS Config rules, and when used alongside AWS Lambda.

    Speaker: Ankush Chowdhary, World Wide Public Sector, Head of Security Risk Compliance, Amazon Web Services


    IoT at the Edge

    14:00 - 14:25

    IoT is powerful and pervasive. From public services and private businesses, to innovation and research and development, IoT plays a revolutionizing role. This session focuses on the business and strategic implications of leveraging IoT, and provides starting points in the AWS Cloud to accelerate your time to value.

    Speaker: Julian Lau, World Wide Public Sector, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


    Cost Optimizing Your Architecture: Practical Design Steps for Developer Savings

    14:30 - 15:00 

    Did you know that AWS enables builders to architect solutions based on their price tolerance? Beyond the typical challenges of function, performance, and scale, you can make your application cost effective. This session uses practical examples aimed at architects and developers. Using code and AWS CloudFormation in concert with services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, Lambda, Amazon RDS, Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon S3 and more, we demonstrate the financial advantages of different architectural decisions. Attendees will walk away with concrete examples, as well as a new perspective on how they can build systems economically and effectively.

    Speaker: Simon Elisha, Worldwide Public Sector, Head of Solution Architecture, ANZ, Amazon Web Services


    Microsoft Workloads on AWS

    15:30 - 15:55

    In this session, we guide you through the implementation of key Microsoft workloads such as Windows Server, Active Directory, SQL Server, and SharePoint Server on AWS. We’ll also focus on how to securely manage your Microsoft-based workloads, architectural considerations, and best practices for deploying and administering their contents on the AWS cloud.

    Speaker: Andrew Hodges, Chief Strategy Officer/Chief Information Security Officer, SRA Information Technology


    Winning with City and Video Intelligence

    16:00 - 16:25

    Video is an effective tool for keeping people and property safe, but it still remains an underutilized source for operational, business, and public safety data. Hitachi Video Analytics is an intelligent solution for public sector organizations to extract rich operational and security insights from video data, while helping to safeguard the privacy of their customers, employees, and the citizens they protect. In this session, find out how you can make better use of your video data by providing critical intelligence that can help to improve operations and better protect people and assets.

    Speaker: Keith Roscarel, Director Public Safety and Smart Cities, AsiaPac, Hitachi Data Systems


    Navigating Microservice Architecture with AWS

    16:30 - 16.55

    Running and managing large-scale applications with microservice architecture is hard and often requires operating complex container management infrastructure. Amazon EC2 Container Service (Amazon ECS) is a highly scalable, high-performance container management service that supports Docker containers and makes it easy to run applications on a managed cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. In this session, we walk through a number of patterns used by our customers to run their microservice platforms. We dive deep into some of the challenges of running microservices – such as load balancing, service discovery, and secrets management – and see how Amazon ECS can help address them.

    Speaker: Steve Sofian, Worldwide Public Sector, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


    The Future of Research Computing on AWS

    17:00 - 17:25

    The tools researchers use for scientific analysis and discovery are changing. AWS enables flexible, new architectures that users can mold to fit these evolving workflows. Learn how AWS customers are applying next-generation high performance computing, serverless architectures, and predictive analytics, in concert with machine learning, to do more with their research budgets and solve previously intractable research computing challenges.

    Speaker: Adrian White, Sr. Technical Business Development Manager, Research Computing, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

  • Management Track

    The AWS Public Sector Summit management track will provide foundational knowledge for those looking to embark on their journey to the cloud. We will dive deep into the AWS Cloud value proposition and learn how to clear common hurdles to cloud adoption including risk, compliance, and security. These sessions will appeal to business owners, IT managers, and risk and compliance managers.

    Using IoT to Enable Smart Cities and Smart Infrastructure

    11:00 - 11:25



    Local governments are faced with improving the quality of life for their citizens through the development of new services. As these smart-city initiatives grow, so does the need to increase IT infrastructure to support them. That’s where cloud computing comes in. Come learn how the AWS Cloud enables cities to obtain flexible, secure, and cost-effective technology to facilitate data storage and scale new services for local consumption.
    Speaker: Brad Coughlan, APJ Head of Strategic Business Development, Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

    Cloud Procurement in Public Sector - Making It Work

    11:30 - 11:55 

    Cloud procurement is unlike traditional technology purchasing. Public sector entities are accustomed to strict procurement rules governing the purchase of physical hardware and related software. In this session, learn how to make procurement work according to your timeline and needs, so your organization can reap the full benefits of cloud.

    Speaker: Priya Singh, Business Development Capture Manager, APAC Public Sector, Amazon Web Services


    Building the Business of the Future: Leveraging AI and Machine Learning 

    13:00 - 13:25

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are no longer the stuff of science fiction. Organizations are increasingly using A.I. and Machine Learning to drive innovation -- namely,'s retail experience. Join us for an inside look at how Amazon thinks about this technology, and gain insight into a range of new AI/ML services offered by AWS for use in your own business.

    Speaker: Olivier Klein, Emerging Technologies Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


    Why Public Sector Customers are Moving to the Cloud: Benefits, Security, and Cost    

    13:30 - 13:55  

    In this session, we will cover the most common questions and answers when meeting with public sector customers across Asia Pacific and Japan. Why do public sector customers move to the cloud? What are the benefits? Is it secure? What are the barriers to adoption? And what does a typical public sector journey to the cloud look like? Find out what you, too, can do to get started. 

    Speaker: Brad Coughlan, APJ Head of Strategic Business Development, Public Sector, Amazon Web Services


    Smart Cities – The Journey Toward Greater Economic, Social & Environmental Achievement

    14:00 - 14:25

    Driving innovation in cities is critical to the future of economic growth and citizen engagement. Defining and executing a smart-city strategy is neither straightforward nor without risks – but the benefits can be significant. To start, a successful city transformation requires the right level of stakeholder engagement, clear priorities, and careful technology infrastructure planning. This session features Intel’s experience working with innovative partners to revamp cities around the world, and how digital technology helps bring vision to life.

    Speaker: Sumner Lemon, Director, Public Sector Industry Solutions Group, Intel Asia-Pacific  


    Harnessing the Power of Workplace by Facebook within the Public Sector

    14:30 - 14:55 

    Building the right culture and empowering employees are critical topics for leaders today. Workplace by Facebook is Facebook's latest internal engagement tool for organizations. Hear Facebook discuss the changing landscape of engagement in the workforce and how Workplace is transforming the way organizations, like Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Save the Children, and the Singapore government, communicate and engage with employees.

    Speaker: Melina Lee, Head of Growth Southeast Asia, Workplace By Facebook


    Automating Event Driven Security in the AWS Cloud

    15:30 - 15:55

    You are quickly building and deploying exciting services on top on the AWS Cloud. As your deployment matures, you start to understand how each of these services has its own unique challenges when it comes to operations and security. Making sure that the diversity available in AWS services doesn't increase the operational burden on your teams is a significant challenge. If you don't use the right strategy, you risk implementing a unique security approach for each service. In this talk we'll look at an overall security strategy for your deployment pulled from the real-world experiences of some of the top companies around the world. This strategy along with services like AWS Lambda can provide a unified view of your deployment and automatically respond to incidents … regardless of scale.

    Speaker: Paul Hidalgo, Security Solutions Architect, APAC, Trend Micro


    Transforming Education and Research through the AWS Cloud

    16:00 - 16:25

    The implementation of highly scalable, easy-to-deploy technology is radically transforming educational models and student engagement. For education, the cloud offers cost savings and agility; as well as the opportunity to develop breakthroughs in research, accelerate learning, enhance educational models, and increase student engagement. This session will highlight how the cloud can accelerate the delivery of new educational service models and new outcomes by providing on-demand access to powerful computing. It will also cover how researchers can innovate their processes and accelerate their time to science.

    Speaker: Vincent Quah, Worldwide Public Sector, Business Lead, Education, Research & Not-For-Profit, Amazon Web Services


    AWS Education User Group Meetup

    16:30 - 17:25  

    The AWS Education User Group is an active community for institutions to discuss and share their experience on a variety of cloud topics. This session showcases the work of the next generation of IT and cloud professionals – the top three finalists from the ASEAN100 Hackathon will pitch their technology-based prototypes and showcase their innovative solutions towards the building of connected smart cities. Look out for a demo from Nanyang Polytechnic students as they showcase the first-ever game developed on AWS Lumberyard.