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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 35 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.

07:30am – 09:00am Registration and Exhibition Showcase
09:00am – 09:05am Welcome Remarks – Nick Walton, Managing Director of ASEAN, AWS
09:05am – 10:30am Opening Keynote – Mai-Lan Tomsen Bukovec, Vice President and General Manager Amazon S3, AWS
10:30am – 11:15am Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
  • Fast Start with AWS (L100)

    In this track, you will learn why millions of customers are moving to AWS as fast as possible. We will cover the builders culture of AWS that cultivates innovation throughout our services, we will help you build a business case for your own cloud journey, including how to tackle questions about security, and we will explore common first workloads to get you started.

    Who Should Attend:
    Lines of Business Managers, Technology Managers, Business Owners, and Consultants

    11:15am – 11:55am Diamond Sponsor Session
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Meet the Builders

    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. Meet the builders at AWS. What powers our team to partner and co-create with you relentlessly? In order to deliver the right results for you, we think big, dive deep and always insist on the highest standards. What drives our builders at AWS?

       
    12:35pm – 01:05pm Platinum Sponsor Session
       
    01:05pm – 02:00pm
    Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
       
    02:00pm – 02:40pm

    Working Backwards from the Customer
    Wen-I Huang, IT Transformation Consultant – Professional Services, ASEAN, AWS

    Innovation starts with the working backwards from the customer.  In this session, we will share how this approach plus culture and other mechanisms can enable everyone to be an innovator. Hear about how your company can build an effective system and an environment that will foster and support human creativity and drive technological progress.

       
    02:40pm – 03:10pm Gold Sponsor Session
       
    03:10pm – 03:50pm Behind the Scenes with Amazon
    Lillian So, Inside Sales, Singapore, AWS

    When you operate at a planetary scale and serve a globally dispersed user base and, traditional choices don’t work. In this session, have a look behind the scenes with Amazon. Hear about how different business groups in Amazon scale their business on AWS.
       
    03:50pm – 04:20pm Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
       
    04:20pm – 05:00pm Building a Case for Cloud
    Mavis Chuah, Inside Sales, Malaysia, AWS

    The AWS platform offers unprecedented choice and flexibility for builders. In this session hear real life stories of companies that have transformed with AWS. Additionally, in this session we will share with you ways in which you identify your first workloads on AWS, and the tools that AWS offers to help you get started.
       
    05:00pm – 05:45pm Closing Keynote – Ian Massingham, Global Head of Technical & Developer Evangelism, AWS
       
  • Building Tomorrow's Financial Services (L200)

    We are bringing together FSI customers, partners, industry professionals and AWS experts to answer
    "Are the changes we are making today, preparing us for a better tomorrow?"
    We will cover Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning for FSI use cases such as fraud detection, next-gen Security & Compliance and offer best practice sharing via a panel discussion with FSI executives.

    Who Should Attend:
    Decision makers from banking, insurance, financial institutions and FinTech. Business and tech teams; Chief Officers, Founders, VPs, Directors, Heads of Risks & Compliance, Head of IT and other functional heads.

    11:15am – 11:55am Diamond Sponsor Session
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Building Tomorrow’s Bank with AI/ ML
    Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Tech, APAC, AWS

    Machine learning is transforming how we interact with our customers and helps us make faster and better decisions within our business. Intelligent and continuously improving neural networks help to streamline written and spoken customer conversations, help improve customer service centers or ensure compliance within your organization. Deep Learning machine models are trained to automatically detect fraudulent activities or make best next action decisions. Attend this session to learn how machine learning is used in the financial service industry to improve operational excellence, compliance and improve customer experience. Furthermore learn from our customer NAB how they drive digital insights, improve customer satisfaction across all digital channels and consolidate their data lakes to drive continuous ML efforts.

       
    12:35pm – 01:05pm Platinum Sponsor Session
       
    01:05pm – 02:00pm
    Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
       
    02:00pm – 02:40pm

    Next Generation Security
    Myles Hosford, Security Solution Architect, APAC, AWS

    In this session we will explore the current financial regulatory landscape and future compliance trends. We will dive deep on to how to leverage AWS services to implement next generation security and compliance at scale. The session will be delivered by Myles Hosford, APAC Security Solution Architect, and James Wilkins, Lead of the Cloud Task Force for the Association of Banks Singapore (ABS).

       
    02:40pm – 03:10pm Gold Sponsor Session
       
    03:10pm – 03:50pm

    Core FSI workloads on the cloud
    Jon Austin,  Enterprise Solution Architect, ASEAN, AWS

    In this session we will examine how financial institutions have approached the migration of core treasury and banking applications into the cloud, including technical, regulatory and compliance aspects of managing such a project as well as the business benefits.

       
    03:50pm – 04:20pm Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
       
    04:20pm – 05:00pm Panel Discussion – Build for Tomorrow – Best Practices from Industry Leaders
       
    05:00pm – 05:45pm Closing Keynote – Ian Massingham, Global Head of Technical & Developer Evangelism, AWS
       
  • Move it! Migrating to AWS (L200)

    To realise the full benefits of moving to the cloud, applications and services need to be refactored and re-architected,
    rather than just simply "lift-and-shift". This requires careful planning and execution, and it involves people, processes and technology.
    In this track, you will learn the best practices for migrating databases and enterprise applications such as SAP, and for adopting a DevOps culture to transform IT at scale.

    Who Should Attend:
    IT Decision Makers, Cloud Architects, Enterprise Applications and DevOps Consultants

    11:15am – 11:55am Diamond Sponsor Session
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm Secrets to Successful Cloud Migrations
    Manav Prabhakar, Practice Manager – Professional Services, ASEAN, AWS

    Migrating Enterprise Applications can seem like a lot of work. It doesn’t have to be though! In this session, we will share with you a simple framework that can help you migrate Enterprise apps at scale. Hear about shortcuts and lessons learnt from those who have gone on this journey before you. Let’s get started and get rid of that technical debt!
       
    12:35pm – 01:05pm Platinum Sponsor Session
       
    01:05pm – 02:00pm
    Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
       
    02:00pm – 02:40pm Microsoft on AWS
    Derek Ewell, Solutions Architect ASEAN, AWS
       
    02:40pm – 03:10pm Gold Sponsor Session
       
    03:10pm – 03:50pm Managing a Database Migration Project – Best Practices
    Blair Layton, Business Development Manager - Database, APAC, AWS

    The AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) and AWS Schema Conversion Tool (SCT) help lower costs, risks and the duration of your database migration and data replication projects but, how do you use them to maximum effect? This session will discuss some of the best practices that AWS has learned through our own Professional Services engagements and from customers who have shared their experience.
       
    03:50pm – 04:20pm Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
       
    04:20pm – 05:00pm Migrating to DevOps
    Parijat Mishra, Associate SA Manager, ASEAN, AWS

    A number of organizations—startups, large enterprises, and public-sector agencies—have achieved measurable benefit from using DevOps practices, resulting in delivery of higher-quality products to market faster, increased customer satisfaction, higher returns on investment, and happier teams. However, DevOps cannot be simply bought, bolted on, or simply declared; and almost everyone finds it difficult to implement these ideas, initially. This session presents a stepwise heuristic approach to adopting DevOps, distilled from AWS and customer experiences, and addresses the following questions: how to get started, how to develop momentum, and how to transform IT at scale to a DevOps culture.
       
    05:00pm – 05:45pm Closing Keynote – Ian Massingham, Global Head of Technical & Developer Evangelism, AWS
       
  • Customer Insights and Machine Learning (L200-300)

    Join this track to get a deep understanding on the new normal of IT solutions. In the new world you can focus on your business logic by leveraging automated services, without managing any servers. Build event-driven architectures with granular security that scale to millions of users and minimize your spend. Engage your customers with natural language interfaces. And let data steer your decision making in real time.

    Who Should Attend:
    Developers, Product Managers, Data Scientists, Digital Executives

    11:15am – 11:55am Diamond Sponsor Session
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm

    Get to Know Your Customers - Modern Data Architecture
    Craig Stires, Business Development Manager - Big Data & Analytics, APAC, AWS

    Your customers probably want a better experience with your brand. Your different business teams want and need better insights in their decision making. Almost certainly, your finance and operations teams require this to happen at a fraction of the cost of traditional on-premises options. Modern data architectures on AWS help many of our best customers realise all of those goals. Your business data contains critical information about customer behaviours, operational decisions, and many factors that have financial impact on your organisation. Increasingly, this data sits beyond your transactional systems, and is too big, too fast, and too complex for existing systems to handle. AWS Data and Analytics services are designed from our customers' requirements to ingest, store, analyse, and consume information at record-breaking scale. In this session you will learn how these services work together to deliver business automation, enhance customer engagement and intelligence.

       
    12:35pm – 01:05pm Platinum Sponsor Session
       
    01:05pm – 02:00pm
    Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
       
    02:00pm – 02:40pm Architecting a Serverless Data Lake on AWS
    Unni Pillai, Specialist Solution Architect, ASEAN, AWS

    As the volume and types of data continues to grow, customers often have valuable data that is not easily discoverable and available for analytics. A common challenge for data engineering teams is architecting a data lake that can cater to the needs of diverse users - from developers to business analysts to data scientists. In this session, we will dive deep into building a data lake using Amazon S3, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Athena, Amazon EMR and AWS Glue. We will also see how AWS Glue crawlers can automatically discover your data, extracting and cataloguing relevant metadata to reduce operations in preparing your data for downstream consumers.
       
    02:40pm – 03:10pm Gold Sponsor Session
       
    03:10pm – 03:50pm Machine Learning in Practice
    Steve Shirkey, Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

    With the launch of several new Machine Learning (ML) services on AWS, now is your chance to learn how to quickly apply ML to solve real-world business problems, no prior ML experience necessary. During this session, you will learn about vision services to analyze your images and video for facial comparison, object detection and detecting text (Amazon Rekognition and Amazon Rekognition Video), building conversational interfaces for chatbots (Amazon Lex), and core language services for converting audio to text (Amazon Transcribe), converting text to speech (Amazon Polly), identifying topics and themes in text (Amazon Comprehend) and translating between two languages (Amazon Translate).
       
    03:50pm – 04:20pm Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
       
    04:20pm – 05:00pm Artificial Intelligence to Delight Your Customers
    Andrew Watts-Curnow, Senior Cloud Architect – Professional Services, APAC, AWS

    Learn how advances in AI are enabling improvements in customer experience. This is a deep dive using machine learning frameworks for people who are familiar with building their own models. In this session, we will detail a facial recognition solution that can detect known customers and alert customer service staff.
       
    05:00pm – 05:45pm Closing Keynote − Ian Massingham, Global Head of Technical & Developer Evangelism, AWS
       
  • Modern Builders
    (L300+)

    Technologies like Containers and Serverless computing are making it easier to deploy services that are highly scalable without worrying about infrastructure. IoT technologies make it not only possible to gather data but also push intelligence to devices close to the user; making the edge smarter. In this technical track, we will focus on these key enabling technologies, and architectures that tie them in a holistic system.

    Who Should Attend:
    CTOs, Technical Project Managers, Architects, and Developers

    11:15am – 11:55am Diamond Sponsor Session
       
    11:55am – 12:35pm 21st Century Modern Architecture
    Shaun Ray, Head of Specialist SA, ASEAN, AWS

    Data and machine learning are key technology drivers in the 21st century. They help to shape our society by unlocking opportunity for business innovation. Big data helps us perform business analysis, and machine learning helps us look into the future. Cloud is the new normal, but we don't stop there. For us, what is next? Join us to hear about how customers are embracing these technologies, to provide a holistic system to improve our interaction with voice and our devices, to architect new applications for the cloud era.
       
    12:35pm – 01:05pm Platinum Sponsor Session
       
    01:05pm – 02:00pm
    Lunch and Exhibition Showcase
       
    02:00pm – 02:40pm You Don't Need a Server For That!
    Arthi Jaganathan, Solutions Architect, ASEAN, AWS

    What if you could build an application that could rapidly scale on demand to meet high-volume traffic or spikes? What if you could do this without ever having to provision or manage a server, update an operating system, or worry about availability? With serverless computing, developers can focus on building great applications and services in a cost-effective manner without the operational overhead of traditional application development and deployment. Come learn how you can use AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and other services to build the serverless applications of the future.
       
    02:40pm – 03:10pm Gold Sponsor Session
       
    03:10pm – 03:50pm Getting Smarter at the Edge
    Tim Cruse, SA, Global Accounts, AWS

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is solving business problems for customers in all industries and helps bring smarter devices to end consumers. Security, connectivity, device management are fundamental building blocks to generate strong business value for all use-cases. With the increasing complexity of managing data at the edge, and making business decisions in real-time, AWS Greengrass is helping customers sense, infer and take action on their data at the edge. In this session we will cover the fundamentals of IoT within AWS and discuss how customers can bring smarter algorithms, machine learning at the edge, closer to their data, with AWS IoT suite of services.
       
    03:50pm – 04:20pm Refreshment Break and Exhibition Showcase
       
    04:20pm – 05:00pm

    More containers, less operations
    Abby Fuller, Senior Technical Evangelist, AWS

    Container technology provides unparalleled improvements in efficiency and agility of packaging and deploying applications. Containers offer VM-like isolation and process-like efficiency and hence are becoming the de-facto method for deploying micro-services. However, using containers for running services at scale has required that operations team handle complex, dynamically changing infrastructure requirements, or run the risk or under- or over-provisioning infrastructure. Sounds like going back to the days before Cloud? In this session, learn how AWS services for containers take the pain out of managing infrastructure, and best practices for developing new services rapidly while running them at scale.

       
    05:00pm – 05:45pm Closing Keynote − Ian Massingham, Global Head of Technical & Developer Evangelism, AWS