The AWS Summit Sydney brings together the cloud computing community to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS. In this action-packed, 2 day event, you can choose from more than 80 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, customers and partners who will share real world experiences and lessons learned.
Sessions will cover an overview of services, features and benefits with no prerequisites presumed.
Sessions will focus on best practices, details of service features and demos or code samples. Assumes introductory knowledge of topic.
Sessions will dive deeper into service features, lessons learned, deployment and architecture examples. Assumes in-depth understanding of service use cases and AWS platform.
Sessions will focus on more complex topics such as advanced coding, architecture, infrastructure design and solutions. Deep understanding of subject matter is presumed.
Level 300: Harnessing Artificial Intelligence in your Applications
AWS offers a family of AI services that provide cloud-native Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies allowing 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.
Adam Larter, Developer Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Alastair Cousins, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Decouple and Scale Your Application with AWS Messaging
AWS provides multiple messaging options that you can use to create scalable, distributed systems, implement event sourcing to unlock hidden context, and utilise CQRS for efficient data access. In this session we will look at various messaging patterns, and discuss techniques and use cases for Amazon SQS, Amazon SNS, Amazon Kinesis and AWS IoT in your application.
Speaker: Sri Nadendla, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Serverless Data Processing on AWS
Application developers need to deal with an ever growing volume of streaming data and the challenges of processing that data on a near real-time basis . This session will cover how AWS services such as Amazon Kinesis Streams, Firehose and Analytics, AWS IoT, AWS Lambda, AWS API Gateway and Amazon SNS can be used in a developer centric context to ingest, transform, process and visualise streaming data using serverless architectures.
Marc Teichtahl, Manager Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Daniel Zoltak, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Migrating your .NET Applications to the AWS Serverless Platform
Windows and .NET-based workloads are first-class citizens on AWS. In this session, we show how you can easily move an existing .NET application to the AWS cloud and take advantage of it serverless capabilities. We will cover migration and architectural considerations for porting your C# application to AWS Lambda, and using API Gateway to create a façade for your application to safely make changes as you migrate.
Stephen Liedig, Public Sector Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Shane Baldacchino, Soultions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 400: Container Management on AWS with ECS, Docker and Blox
Managing and scaling hundreds of containers is a challenging task. A container management solution takes care of these challenges for you, allowing you to focus on developing your application. We will discuss how to run well-architected container based applications at scale on ECS. We will dive deep into scaling, custom scheduling and secrets management. We will also briefly cover extending ECS using Blox and some alternative container solutions that are supported by AWS.
Richard Busby, Principal Solutions Architect
Shiva Narayanaswamy, Development Team Lead, Envato
Level 400: Mobile Application Development and Testing on AWS
Every business needs a mobile app, and AWS has the tools and services to make it easy to design, build and test apps. We will cover authentication, authorisation and quota management using Cognito User pools and Amazon API Gateway; building apps from scratch that integrate with SaaS products using AWS Mobile Hub; testing physical devices using Amazon Device Farm; and reaching out to your customers using Amazon PinPoint.
Ed Lima, Associate Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Arden Packeer, Enterprise Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Building Serverless Applications with AWS Chalice
Serverless applications make it easy for you to run your code without managing servers. In this session, we show how to build a full development pipeline for a serverless application using AWS Chalice. We will cover using Chalice to author a Restful service, and deploying the application to multiple stages using CodePipline, CodeBuild and the Serverless Application Model. We will teach you how to test your code and troubleshoot issues. By the end of the session, you will have enough information to build a solid continuous delivery pipeline for your production Python serverless application.
Speaker: James Saryerwinnie, Senior Software Dev Engineer, Amazon Web Services
Level 400: Advanced Continuous Delivery on AWS
Continuous delivery makes teams more agile and quickens the pace of innovation. Too often, though, teams adopt continuous delivery without defining the meta components or putting the right safety mechanisms in place. In this session, we'll start from the meta components and transform a typical software release process into one that will scale and is safe. We'll use DevOps techniques like continuous integration, a variety of non-production testing stages, rollbacks, redundancy, canary deployments and synthetic tests. We'll use AWS services such as Lambda, CloudFormation, CodePipeline, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy and CloudWatch alarms and dashboards.
Brent Maxwell, Partner Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Daniel Zoltak, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 400: Reducing Complexity by Coordinating Distributed Functions and Microservices
This session will look at the challenges of designing and operating a distributed, serverless environment at scale. We will explore the general challenge of managing state and coordinating components, introducing the new AWS Step Functions service and the role it can play in reducing complexity. We dive deep into AWS Step Functions and demonstrate how they make it easy to coordinate the components of a distributed microservices application.
Speaker: Cassandra Bonner, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Distributed Traceability in AWS - Life of a Transaction
Most applications on AWS use multiple AWS services. Currently debugging issues and tracing transactions across multiple systems and multiple AWS services requires a lot of heavy lifting. In this session we will cover techniques to help developers debug applications by combining AWS services like XRay, CloudWatch Logs, ElasticSearch, CloudTrail etc, to help isolate defects quickly and efficiently.
Jan Haak, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Evgeny Vaganov, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 100: Driving Business Outcomes with a Modern Data Architecture
Your business data contains critical information about customer behaviours, operational decisions, and many factors that have financial impact on your organisation. Increasingly though, this data is too big, too fast, and too complex for existing systems to handle. AWS Data and Analytics services are designed 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.
Speaker: Craig Stires, APAC Business Development - Big Data & Analytics, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Building Your Data Lake on AWS
Data Lake allows an organisation to store all of their data, structured and unstructured, in one, centralised repository. Since data can be stored as-is, there is no need to convert it to a predefined schema and you no longer need to know what questions you want to ask of your data beforehand. In this session we will explore the architecture of a Data Lake on AWS and cover topics such as storage, processing and security.
Ganesh Raja, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Tom McMeekin, Associate Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Visualising Your Data Insights with Amazon QuickSight
Visualisation is an essential part of analysing your data to gain insights and communicate them across your organisation. In this session we will explore Amazon QuickSight which makes it easy to build visualisations, perform ad-hoc analysis, and quickly get business insights from your data. You'll see a live demonstration of how you can easily connect to your data, perform advanced analysis, and create visualisations and dashboards that can be accessed from any browser or mobile device.
Speaker: David McAmis, Big Data Consultant, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Analysing All Your Streaming Data
Processing streaming data is becoming increasingly important to many organisations who need to analyse incoming data both in near real-time and in batch. In this session we will look at the best practices and patterns for analysing streaming data with AWS Kinesis Streams, Kinesis Firehose and Kinesis Analytics.
Speaker: Johnathon Meichtry, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Lighting your Big Data Fire with Apache Spark
Apache Spark is the fast, open source engine that is rapidly becoming the most popular choice for big data processing. Running it on AWS is especially powerful as you get scale, elasticity and agility from the AWS platform coupled with the rich functionality that Spark provides.In this session we will explore how to get the most out of Spark on AWS.
Speaker: Nam Je Cho, Enterprise Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Running Relational Databases on AWS
Relational databases are the core engines of many workloads. In this session we will start off by exploring the options and best practices for running relational databases on AWS and then take a deeper dive into Amazon Aurora and show how it can be used to run OLTP workloads at scale.
Speaker: Johnathon Meichtry, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Migrating On-Premises Databases to Cloud
The benefits of running databases in the cloud are compelling but how do you get the data there? In this session we will explore how to use the AWS Database Migration Service and the AWS Schema Conversion Tool to help you to migrate, or continuously replicate, your on-premise databases to AWS.
Speaker: Jarrod Spiga, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Connecting Your Data Analytics Pipeline
Organisations involved in Big Data and Analytics spend a lot of time preparing data for analysis which often involves large-scale movement and transformation. In this session we will explore AWS Glue, a new service designed to assist with the process of cataloging, transforming and scheduling for your data pipeline.
Speaker: Cassandra Bonner, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Machine Learning in Action
Machine Learning is increasingly being used by organisations to move from analysis to prediction. Co-founders of Jemsoft, a computer vision and machine learning company have worked on providing industry leading technology to global enterprise and developers. In this session they will discuss how they utilise AWS and open source technology to perform both Deep Learning and Machine Learning.
Jan Haak, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Emily Rich, Co Founder, Jemsoft, Jordan Green, Co Founder, Jemsoft
Level 300: SQL Strikes Back! Options for Large Scale SQL Analytics
A large proportion of the data we generate is highly structured and hence SQL is often the natural choice for analysing that data.There are many SQL engines to choose from for large scale analytics and in this session we will compare some of of the options including Amazon Redshift, Amazon Athena, Presto, Spark SQL and Apache Hive.
Speaker: Russell Nash, Big Data Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Why You Are Secure in the AWS Cloud
This session will cover how operating on the AWS cloud helps you manage risk and remain competitive in an ever changing landscape. We will review how to manage confidentiality, integrity, compliance and availability on AWS.
Speaker: David Kaplan, Security Specialist, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: DDoS Protection
Understand AWS best practices for DDoS resiliency and how AWS Shield can assist you to protect your business.
Speaker: Uti Alatan, CloudFront, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Wrangling Multiple AWS Accounts with AWS Organizations
Providing more control around how to manage your AWS accounts with our newly launched service - AWS Organizations. In this session we'll look at aspects affecting your account management before and after AWS Organizations, how AWS Organizations can programmatically create and manage your AWS accounts and apply organisational controls with familiar policies across these accounts to meet your business needs. We'll also cover best practices and troubleshooting tips to get you started.
Speaker: Pierre Liddle, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Ubiquitous Encryption on AWS
Data protection is more important than ever. Maintaining confidentiality and integrity of your data at scale does not have to be a burden. In this session we will discuss encryption options on AWS and how to leverage AWS Key Management Service (KMS) for data encryption. We will also cover how AWS KMS integrates with other AWS services.
Speaker: Koorosh Lohrasbi, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Implementing DevSecOps
Security will always be our top priority. Agile deployment methods require a set of dynamic built-in security controls that keep pace with innovation and scale. In this session we will utilise the power of automation with the AWS platform to increase the agility of developers while maintaining a strong security posture.
Speaker: David Faulkner, Senior Technical Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 100: Build Best Practices and the Right Foundation for your First Production Workload
Cloud computing gives you a number of advantages, such as the ability to scale your web application or website on demand. Join us in this session to understand best practices for scaling your resources from zero to millions of users. We show you how to take your first steps on the AWS Cloud, explain how to make smarter decisions for architecting your application, and demonstrate the best way to scale your infrastructure.
Ralf Capel, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Nathan Besh, Enterprise Support Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 100: How a Large Business Sprints Like an Agile Startup
Learn how a large business embraced a start-up mentality and have used AWS to release new products to market faster. In this session, we will dive into how this traditional enterprise transformed their strategic planning & delivery process to dramatically shorten the time it takes to ideate, develop & deploy new technologies. This session will feature an Agile expert, who will provide the methodology, challenges faced, and the benefits achieved using a real world customer example.
Andrew Ziogas, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Brad Bennett, Enterprise Agile Coach, Epic Agile
Greg Collins, Head of Development, Australian Unity
Level 100: Learn How to Get the Right Skills to Succeed in Cloud with AWS
Currently, a breadth of AWS training options are available across Australia and New Zealand led by AWS and through community-driven training platforms. In this session, we dive into the different training resources available and discuss how these solutions complement one another to help you become an AWS expert.
Jon Janes, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Frances Grunberg, Sr. Technical Trainer, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Jumpstart Your Digital Journey
Cloud-based technologies have unequivocally changed the way digital companies operate, helping them bring ideas and products to market quicker. In this session we will explore the range of digital workloads customers are building on AWS, from simple website hosting all the way to more advanced workloads such as big data and analytics. Attendees should leave this session with an understanding of how businesses are driving key innovations and insights to their customers through these common workloads and be able to apply these learnings within their own organisations.
Niall Reilly, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Amy Romano, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Architecture Best Practices: Practical Design Steps to Save Costs
Did you know that AWS enables builders to architect solutions for price? Beyond the typical challenges of function, performance, and scale, you can make your application cost effective. Using different architectural patterns and AWS services in concert can dramatically reduce the cost of systems operation and per-transaction costs. Attendees will walk away with a new perspective on how they can build systems on AWS economically and effectively.
Speaker: Simon Elisha - Solution Architect Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Well-Architected for Security: Advanced Session
As your use of the AWS platform matures and evolves you need to be continuously looking at ways to improve your security posture and take advantage of new security services and features. In this advanced technical session we will share architecture patterns for different workloads, IAM policy tips & tricks, how to implement security automation and for forensics. Be prepared for a technically deep session on AWS security.
Speaker: Ben Potter, AWS Cloud Security Consultant, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Serverless Authentication and Authorisation
By leveraging serverless architectures, organisations are building and running modern applications and services with increased agility and simplified scalability—all without managing a single server. Many applications need to manage user identities and support sign-in/sign-up. In this session, we dive deep on how to support millions of user identities, as well as how to integrate with social identity providers and existing corporate directories. We will show the real-world design patterns that AWS customers use to implement authentication and authorisation.
Speaker: Myles Hosford, Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Best Practices for Security at Scale
This talk showcases the "best of the best" practices for operating securely at scale on AWS, taken from real customer examples. It introduces the AWS Security Best Practices whitepaper and covers a range of security recommendations for Identity and Access Management, Logging and Monitoring, Infrastructure Security, and Data Protection. It incorporates practical examples found in the Center for Internet Security’s CIS AWS Foundation and CIS AWS Three-Tier Web Architecture benchmarks. Come learn how to "Just Turn It On!"
Phil Rodrigues, Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Michael Fuller, Principal Systems Engineer, Atlassian
Level 300: A Serverless Approach to Operational Log Visualisation and Analytics
In this session, we take a look at a serverless approach to operational insights leveraging AWS Elasticsearch, AWS Athena and Amazon Alexa, to provide increased visibility to your infrastructure. We will dive in to logs from various AWS services including CloudTrail, Elastic Load Balancer, VPC Flow Logs and more.
Speaker: Greg Sporton, AWS Sr Technical Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Securing your Containers on AWS
Containers have had an incredibly large adoption rate since Docker was launched, especially from the developer community, as it provides an easy way to package, ship, and run applications. Securing your container-based application is now becoming a critical issue as applications move from development into production. In this session, you learn ways to implement storing secrets, distributing AWS privileges using IAM roles, protecting your container-based applications with vulnerability scans of container images, and incorporating automated checks into your continuous delivery workflow.
Clayton Brown, Ecosystem Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Mathew Finch, Infrastructure Architect, nib Health Funds
Level 100: A Customer's Journey: Not All Clouds are Equal
So you are hearing the word 'cloud' from every corner of the IT spectrum. Are you trying to understand which direction to take? Need a toolkit of assessment metrics? Fastrack your learning by listening to an insider's perspective of how to make a cloud journey decision, from organisations who have already done the research.
Ed Layton, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Jonathan Chaitow, Executive Manager - Architecture, Design & Innovation, Broad Spectrum
Level 200: Deliver Desktop Applications with Amazon AppStream and Workspaces
Amazon AppStream & Amazon Workspaces provide users with instant access to their applications from anywhere, on any connected device. Delivering desktop apps from the cloud allows enterprises to manage user access easily and keep apps current; ISVs can reach more users across more devices. In this session, we cover best practices for creating SaaS-like delivery models in your oroganisation for traditional desktop applications.
David Manu, Head of Workspaces & Productivity, Amazon Web Services
Emma Whitty, Vice President of IT, Clough
Level 100: Build Your Case for the Cloud: How to Engage Stakeholders Across Your Business
Migration of enterprise applications to a cloud-based infrastructure will impact and change the daily operations of multiple teams and business functions across your organisation. Early engagement and education around these changes is critical in order to ensure organisation-wide support for your cloud migration program. This session will identify common questions seen from business stakeholders and provide advice on how to address them. Topics include pricing constructs, contractual terms, purchasing and service consumption, invoicing, security, and operating models.
Speaker: Shane Cracknell, Senior Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: The Enterprise Cloud Journey
In this session you will hear how some of Australia's largest organisations such as Qantas and Origin Energy have approached their cloud adoption journey. You will also learn the successful patterns of adoption being followed by Enterprises to deliver the best value from the AWS platform.
Speaker: Max Kaye, Enterprise Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Getting Started: What Should My Enterprise Do in the First 90 Days?
It is critical that your cloud program gets off to a great start and delivers business value quickly, as this new IT endeavour will have high visibility across the business. In this session you will learn about the capabilities and activities needed to be able to host production enterprise applications within the AWS cloud within your first 90 days.
Speaker: Louise Stigwood, Enterprise Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Transitioning to the Next Generation Hybrid Cloud Operating Model
Enterprises often need to support multiple application lifecycles within their portfolio of on-premise and in-the-cloud systems. Learn how enterprise customers are approaching the transition to a modern hybrid cloud operating model to support their portfolio of cloud applications.
Speaker: Harley Young, Principal Professional Service, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: The Importance of Business Change Management in Cloud Adoption
We revisit the significance of the three pillars of People, Process and Technology while moving into the cloud. We discuss the executive sponsorship, leadership, stakeholder engagement, communications and training you will need across the organisation to create and maintain momentum with your cloud adoption journey.
Shannon O'Brien, Enterprise Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Bernhard Muller, Accenture Operations – Cloud Advisory Lead, Accenture
Level 300: Running Enterprise Workloads on AWS
Enterprise Workloads love running on AWS! In this session come and learn about the ways that enterprises have successfully migrated their critical Microsoft, SAP and Oracle workloads to AWS to improve operational performance.
Speaker: Danny Jenkins, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Building a Solid Business Case for Cloud Migration
In this session we will explain how to create a compelling business case for migration to AWS. We present a framework and tools for creating your business case, and guidelines for using AWS services to maximise value and optimise cost for migrations to the AWS Cloud. Gain a new perspective for business cases that includes factors such as automation, new technologies and organisational change.
Speaker: Andrew Boyd, Enterprise Account Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Application Portfolio Assessment and the 6Rs in Cloud Migrations
In this session we will dive deeper into AWS framework for assessing your application portfolio, and show you how to identify your migration options using the 6 Rs.
Ali Asgar Juzer, IT Transformation Consultant, Amazon Web Services
Ramesh Vaikuntam, Senior Practice Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Creating an Enterprise Cloud Centre of Excellence
Establishing a Cloud Centre of Excellence is a cornerstone of any modern Enterprise Cloud Strategy. Learn how to accelerate cloud adoption by creating a team of people dedicated to define, evangelise, and institutionalise Cloud best practices, frameworks, and governance across your business.
Lizelle Hughes, Head of Partner Field Engagement, Australia, Amazon Web Services
Thor Essman, CEO & Founder, Versent
Level 300: Migrating your Data Centre to AWS
Now that you have assembled the delivery team, it's time to gain insights from the methodology and the various tools that AWS uses to help customers migrate their Data Centres to AWS. This session highlights some of the key native AWS tools and services that organisations are using to migrate their DCs into the Cloud.
Speaker: Shane Baldacchino, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Cost Optimisation at Scale: How Best Practice Cloud Management Changed with Scale at Atlassian
This session is intended for customers who have or will have hundreds or thousands of instances running on AWS, across several business units or cost centres. We will discuss the changes required as you grow on AWS and the mechanisms that enable a lean cost optimisation culture, with a focus on billing visibility and cost allocation. This session features Atlassian and the lessons learned on their journey to scale. Attendees will be provided with several online resources that will help their organisation be set up for cost optimisation at scale.
Peter Shi, Commercial Architect
Michael Fuller, Principal Systems Engineer, Atlassian
Level 200: Leading Enterprise Innovation at Startup Speed
Incumbent enterprises face dramatically competitive landscapes, with threats from almost every direction. Protecting your core business and innovating for the future is a delicate balancing act. Innovating as fast as a startup becomes a core competency, but failed new product innovation wastes time and resources. In this session, IT managers and professionals learn how running a lean enterprise can be a powerful framework for leading enterprise-scale innovation as effectively and fast as a startup.
Speaker: Jon Kaehne, Head of Enterprise Strategy, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Risk Management and Particle Accelerators: Innovating with New Compute Platforms on AWS
What does risk modeling and analytics in financial services have in common with large scale computing in high energy physics? Come to this session to hear how financial services customers like Aon are taking advantage of new approaches like predictive analytics and AI/deep learning on AWS to perform risk modeling and how Brookhaven National Laboratory are using 10s of thousands of cores to do large scale grid computing for Monte Carlo simulations in high energy physics. In addition, we will also showcase how CSIRO eHealth team in Australia are innovating with serverless architectures using AWS Lambda for personalized medicine and genomics.
Speakers: Adrian White, Sr SciCo Technical Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 300: Microservices: Architecting for Innovation
The technical advantages of a microservices architecture pattern are understood by many AWS customers. In this session, the innovation advantages of microservices are explored from a business perspective together with business agility lessons learned during an evolution from a single monolithic application to cloud based microservices.
Speaker: Craig Dickson, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Voice-enabling Your Home and Devices with Amazon Alexa and AWS IoT
Understand the technologies used and how to best expose voice experiences to users through Alexa. This session covers custom Alexa skills and building a home automation control from the ground up using Alexa and AWS IoT.
Speaker: Rodney Haywood, Solutions Architect Manager, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: The Canva Story: Hear How One of Australia's Hottest Startups Scaled to over 10 Million Users
In this session we will hear from Cliff Obrecht, co-founder of Canva, in conversation with Ian Gardiner, Head of ANZ Startup Ecosystem for AWS, on what the journey has been like scaling from a school yearbooks business based in Perth to a global SaaS business making design simple and available to everyone.
Ian Gardiner, Head of Start-up Ecosystem ANZ, Amazon Web Services
Cliff O'Brecht, CoFounder, Canva
Level 200: Over The Top (OTT) and the Future of Digital Content Delivery
In today’s connected society video is the killer app. Over the Top (OTT) media creates incredible customer viewing experiences and helps corporates build innovative employee engagement programs. Learn how a leading Australian media business used live video streaming to transform the customer experience at a recent worldwide sporting event and how Amazon Prime launched their Grand Tour in 200 countries in minutes.
Uti Alatan, Edge Services Business Manager, Amazon Web Services
Alastair Cousins, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Clive Dickens, Chief Digital Officer, Seven West Media
Level 300: Robots: The Fading Line Between Real and Virtual Worlds
Experience how live virtual 3D worlds rendered with Amazon Lumberyard, a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine, interconnect with IoT devices in the real world. This session will illustrate how AWS IoT can be used to remotely control animate objects with Bluetooth, such as a Sphero robot. By using AWS Lambda and AWS IoT, we will create bi-directional communication between moving robots that detect collisions and a virtual world rendered in Amazon's game engine. By using AWS IoT with the Alexa Skills Kit and the Amazon Echo, we will learn how to control the physical and virtual robots through voice.
Speaker: Olivier Klein, Emerging Technologies Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services, APAC
Level 200: IoT at the Edge: Greengrass and More!
Much is discussed about how IoT is transforming our lives, this session will focus on the business and strategic value from leveraging IoT and provide starting points in the AWS Cloud to accelerate your time to value.
Speaker: Craig Lawton, Public Sector Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Level 200: Earth on AWS - Next-Generation Open Data Platforms
Making Earth observation data available by using Amazon S3 is accelerating scientific discovery and enabling the creation of new products. Attend and learn how the scale and performance of Amazon S3 lets earth scientists, researchers, startups, and GIS professionals gather and analyse planetary-scale data without worrying about limitations of bandwidth, storage, memory, or processing power. Co-presented with support of the Australian Geoscience Data Cube collaboration, DigitalGlobe’s Geospatial Big Data Platform and the developer of the popular ObservedEarth mobile app.
Craig Lawton, Public Sector Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Lachlan Hurst, Observed Earth
Matt Paget, Senior Experimental Scientist, CSIRO
Dan Getman, Digital Globe
Level 100: FinOps at REA – Innovation in Finance & Operations
REA have taken an innovative approach to building strong financial management across their infrastructure team. The visibility and ownership of costs has been improved through modifying team structure, interactive finance processes, budgeting operations and improved cost management behaviours. Hear from both an operational and finance perspective the value delivered and lessons learnt by REA on this FinOps journey.
Katerina Martianova, Commercial Manager - IT, REA Group
Javier Turegano, Global Infrastructure and Architecture Manager, REA Group
Power up! Mass Migrations at Speed and Scale - Accenture
A successful enterprise Journey to Cloud requires more than technical execution, and we’ll help you learn what to consider, the pitfalls and how to succeed. We’ve helped many companies – in Australia and globally – execute their digital vision and accelerate change on their Journey to Cloud. We’ll share some of their experiences to help you discover how an optimised migration can transform your business.
Saving with Reserved Instances at Scale - Cloudability
As your Reserved Instance portfolio grows, tracking your ROI becomes more critical. You’ll need the right tools, metrics, and strategies in place to make sure you’re maximising RI savings and minimising unused RI hours.
In this session, you’ll learn how scaled organisations like yours track, report and optimise their Reserved Instance savings. Attendees walk away with new strategies and tools for choosing Reserved Instances and properly account for your RI’s after they’ve been purchased.
Speaker: J.R. Storment, Co-Founder & Chief Customer Officer, Cloudability
Rackspace Real Stories – Designing and Migrating with Ops in Mind – Rackspace
In this session, we will share real world experiences in deploying complex AWS environments, including the operational considerations you should know upfront. Hear from Airtasker’s CEO and Technical Lead on their key lessons learnt and how they were able to more than double their number of registered community members in one year.
Chris Buckley, Team Lead, Fanatical Support for AWS, Rackspace
Tim Fung, Founder and CEO at Airtasker
Dave McPherson, Technical Lead at Airtasker
Solving the Innovation Conundrum – Telstra
How experimentation and governance can be built to support each other for rapid, assured innovation.
Jim Fagan Director, Global Platforms Telstra
David Peano, CIO, Visy
Boris Jelic, GM Service Creation and Solution Design,Telstra
Automating Event Driven Security in the AWS Cloud – Trend Micro
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 the services. With the right strategy, you can use a unified approach to AWS security and reduce the impact to your teams. In this session, 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. Strategy in hand, we'll implement a serverless approach--using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight - in order to create a unified view of our deployment and to automate security responses for our services...regardless of their scale.
Speaker: Mark Nunnikhoven Vice President, Cloud Research, Trend Micro Global
Level 500: Let's Get (Really) Technical – Versent
There are technical sessions, and then there are technical sessions. If you live in a world of VIM, code, and a distinct lack of GUIs, then this session is for you. Versent is excited to unleash some of its most senior technical engineers to share some of the gnarliest, high-value patterns we're implementing for our APAC customers.
You can expect examples of real-world, large-scale, secure cloud architecture. You can expect to see solutions to problems we've frequently seen over the last 3 years of cloud consulting. And, you can expect pragmatic, battle-hardened, robust, industrial experience for implementing AWS solutions for your enterprise.
- You can't move faster than your developers/users, so you need to get out of the way.
- Automation is a hard requirement. It's a non-negotiable. And 100% automation is not easy.
- DevOps is more than a 'buzz word'. You need Dev skills with an Ops mindset.
- Trust & Verify. Give Developers/Users the chance to do the right thing. Make sure you do the right thing (measure all things).
- 'Sunlight is the best disinfectant'- Transparency is the key to success.
- Open source models for Enterprise Success. Share. Contribute. Internally improve, You need to be WAY more elastic than you think.
Rowan Udell, Senior Consultant, Versent
Lucas Chan, Consultant, Versent
Mark Wolfe, Digital and Cloud Consultant, Versent
Monitoring, Hold the Infrastructure - Getting the Most out of AWS Lambda – Datadog
Just as we got a hang of monitoring our server-based applications, they take away the server. How do you monitor something that doesn’t exist? What metrics matter most in a serverless world? In this session, we will look at how applications are different in a AWS Lambda-based world and how to monitor them. Join us as we work our way through the stack and demonstrate how to capture the health and performance of your services.
The focus of this session is not tool specific. Attendees will learn production tested lessons and leave with frameworks they can implement with their serverless workloads regardless of the platforms and tools they use.
Speaker: Matt Williams, Evangelist, Datadog
Achieving Innovation at Supersonic Speed with VR, natural language recognition & big data – Melbourne IT
Disruption is running at such a pace that businesses who don’t innovate will die. Achieving this innovation requires many tests and also many failures. To ideate and iterate at speed requires the right environment and tools. See real life examples of how Melbourne IT, Infoready & Outware Mobile are enabling innovation of the customer experience with AWS including:
using artificial intelligence and natural language recognition to improve customer ordering experience adding a new dimension to data visualisation through virtual reality streaming billions of records of customer behavioural data at supersonic speed.
Learn how you can harness the capability of AWS to realise innovation at a rate that exceeds the speed of your competitors.
Tristan Sternson, Chief Customer Officer, Melbourne IT
Gideon Kowadlo, Chief Innovation Officer, Outware Mobile
Microservices? Dynamic Infrastructure? - Adventures in Keeping Your Application Running at Scale – New Relic
Keeping an application running at scale can be a daunting task. When do you need to add more capacity? Larger databases? Additional instances These questions get harder as the complexity of your application grows. Microservice based architectures and cloud-based dynamic infrastructures are technologies that help you keep your application running with high availability, even during times of extreme scaling. We will discuss some of the best practices we’ve learned working with New Relic customers on how you can manage your applications running at scale, and how technologies such as microservices and dynamic infrastructure can help you with this challenge.
Speaker: Lee Atchison, Senior Director, Strategic Architecture, New Relic
Level 400: AWS Black Belt Tips for IT Operations
Is there such a thing as too much data, too many tools, too many alerts and too many tasks? To really take your IT operations to the next level to maximise your business innovation you need to embrace automation, operational analytics, and take advantage of a software defined IT infrastructure.
This advanced technical session continues its theme of the last 5 years and takes you through real world customer tips and tricks, including demos. We will dive into topics such as server and event driven computing, automated security and compliance, managed management tools and even Machine Learning to help you supercharge your IT operations with AWS.
Speaker: Dean Samuels, Solutions Architect Manager
Level 100: A Perspective on the Cloud & Technology Trends in ANZ
Today’s business leaders are seeking answers to questions such as what technology to invest in, who to work with and what technologies will help reshape their industry and operating model over the next 10 years. In this session, industry experts Byron Connolly, Editor-in-Chief of CIO of IDG, and Tech Research Asia’s Tim Dillon, will together discuss the important role Cloud plays in the current state of Australia’s business landscape and to the next-wave technologies such as IOT, Robotics, ML and AI, which are reshaping industries and business sooner than predicted.
Byron Connolly, Editor-in-Chief of CIO, IDG
Tim Dillon, Tech Research Asia
Don’t Fly Blind – Gain AWS Visibility to Ensure Security and Optimise Operations - Splunk
As AWS becomes a cornerstone of your IT and business success, end-to-end visibility across your AWS environment is critical. In this session, you will learn how to ensure security and compliance, as well as optimise operations on AWS, by leveraging AWS data sources such as CloudTrail, Config, VPC Flow Logs, Billing and more. In addition, you will hear best practices from AWS customers based on real-world successful deployments with complete visibility. Organisations of all sizes will gain an understanding of AWS and partner technologies that deliver this visibility in an easy and cost-effective manner.
Richard Smith, Global Strategic Alliances Manager, Splunk
Daniel Martinez Formoso, Senior Sales Engineer, Splunk
Best Practices and Policies for Improving Total Cost of Ownership of your AWS environment – CloudHealth Technologies
Whether you’re just getting started or running a large and complex AWS environment with thousands of EC2 instances or petabytes of object storage, you need to have a rock solid cloud management strategy. As you scale your cloud environment, it’s critical to have an effective cost management process and implement policies that automate infrastructure schedules, rightsize workloads, and manage reservations.
Attend this session to learn the top best practices from some of the industry’s cloud leaders achieving the greatest success with AWS and CloudHealth Technologies.
This session is designed for anyone interested in improving the total cost of ownership through ongoing optimization strategies and automated policies.
Speaker: Joe Kinsella, Chief Technology Officer & Founder, CloudHealth
Fueling Innovation - Disrupting the Petroleum Industry with the Internet of Things – DiUS
IoT is creating a whole new digital agenda for oil and gas. This session is a case study on how DiUS worked with Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS) to use the cloud and IoT to tackle the global petroleum industry problem of petrol station inefficiencies.
An end-to-end solution was developed to remotely capture, aggregate and upload IoT information from the disparate fuel outlet monitoring solutions.
We’ll cover the proof of concept, in-field trial and beyond, outlining how the information gathered by the sensors will streamline business processes.
If you are more business focused you will like learning:
- why AWS IoT was the right choice.
- how this solution will deliver real-time visibility on fuel sites - managing how they proactively maintain sites, optimise delivery and build data models for trends.
- the efficiencies that will be driven through real-time operational visibility.
If you like what is under the hood, these bits will be for you:
- an overview of the tech underpinning the custom-built sensors.
- how we used the Thing Shadow service to store and retrieve configuration data and reporting device health in real-time.
- how we designed a flexible and remotely upgradable monitoring solution using passive snooping techniques for use with potentially fully loaded station circuits.
Zoran Angelovski, Senior Consultant - IoT, DiUS
Russell Dupuy, Managing Director & Head of Innovation, Environmental Monitoring Solutions (EMS)
Start Building CI/CD as Code. The 7 Lessons Learnt from Deploying and Managing 100s of CI Environments. – base2Services
Discover how your CI/CD can be automated to create consistency and repeatability across environments with less reliance on individual team members, confidence in releases and less issues in production.
Using CI to create code pipelines is well understood. However, when it comes to creating the pipelines, reuse, version control and dependencies can cause problems. This can be overcome by turning all your CI into code, not just the pipeline. Learn real-world scenarios of how to incorporate these techniques into your current CI/CD capabilities taking advantage of Jenkins, AWS CodeDeploy, CloudFormation and ECS.
Speaker: Aaron Walker, Technology Director, base2Services
5 Simple Steps to Migrate to AWS – Zerto
In this session you will learn a simple 5 step process for migrating VMs from VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V to AWS. Use cases include datacentre consolidation, disaster recovery to the cloud or mass migration of VM data. Key highlights of the session include;
How to replicate VMs and data with no performance impact, bandwidth requirements and networking considerations, configuring instance sizing, testing the migration with no break in replication and automation of the failover process.
Join us to learn how to make your next DR or migration project to AWS fast and trouble free.
Speaker: Stanley Lee, Manager, Systems Engineering Asia Pacific and Japan, Zerto
Advanced AWS techniques from the trenches of the Enterprise – Sourced Group
Every environment comes with its own set of unique challenges. Looking across our global client base, advanced techniques have emerged to solve common or sometimes, very specific, problems. Techniques such as a re-imagining of autonomous healing, advanced networking and proxying patterns, data ex-filtration controls, and continuous delivery of networks will be covered. This fast-paced technical session will provide an in the trenches view of some of the solutions, discussion of considerations at scale, demonstration, and provide actionable designs to take into your organisation. Join us while we present tips, strategies, and cutting edge patterns from Sourced's battle-hardened consultants
John Painter, Principal Consultant, Sourced Group
Brent Harrison, Consultant, Sourced Group
Content Management System automated deployments using Docker and Amazon Web Services – Strut Digital
Strut Digital, an innovative DevOps and AWS practice that uses automation technologies to help you deliver game-changing solutions.
Zack Levy, CEO, Strut Digital
David Cheal, Executive Director, Strut Digital
From Brainstorm to Build: How leading law firm, Minter Ellison, built a highly secure client data platform in AWS – Data Solutions
During this session, Minter Ellison, one of Australia's leading law firms, will share insights of the cultural and technical transformation their team experienced whilst building a highly secure client data platform on AWS. With topics ranging from legal contract negotiation, team skills enablement and the use of encryption and security best practices, this is a session that will provide insight on how Enterprises large and small can transform the delivery of IT and enable rapid business change using AWS.
Tom Bernadou, Managing Director, Data Solutions Group
Gary Adler, Chief Information Officer, Minter Ellison
Paul Harmat, Enterprise Architect, Minter Ellison
Musings of an MSP - Why Some Things Never Change and Others Have To - Datacom
The rapid uptake of AWS has changed the landscape of IT management forever, forcing a collision or collaboration depending on your perspective between previously siloed functional areas such as operations and development. Even with all this change, many things remain just as relevant to IT operations as they did 10 or more years ago, albeit done slightly differently. Datacom is one of a handful of MSP competency partners in the region and the first to hold the competency. During this session, Datacom's national manager of hybrid cloud, Matthew Payton, will share some of those insights into what in Datacom's journey needed to change, what stayed the same and what had to go in terms of IT management practices. As well as sharing some of the most common challenges enterprise customers face in adopting cloud management.
Speaker: Matthew Payton National Manager of Hybrid Cloud, Datacom
Transition to the Cloud with Less Turbulence – Vocus
The path to the cloud presents an exciting opportunity for business. Many organisations have heard and perhaps experienced some of the benefits of moving to cloud providers such as AWS, however, realising the full benefits of this environment requires careful planning and often a review of the organisation’s current underlying network architecture. Vocus has extensive experience in providing organisations with secure, high performance connectivity to the AWS Cloud and in this session we’ll lift the lid on some great examples of optimised cloud connected network architecture as well as sharing some of the lessons we’ve learnt along the way.
Speaker: Emil Gharibadeh, Solutions Consultant, Vocus Communications
DELWP’s Data Lake: Investing in Asset Wealth for Public/Community Benefit – Bulletproof
In the last 10 years, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has procured half a petabyte of aerial photography, satellite imagery, and point cloud data worth more than $45million. In addition, a range of faster products critical to the delivery of services are produced continuously. DELWP’s faster data needs is expected to grow overtime and an enterprise system to manage, publish and enable discovery and analysis of this growing catalogue is essential.
Find out how DELWP is implementing pioneering data science strategies to successfully integrate disparate systems and data silos, reduce risks and increase compliance, and support a rapid pace of innovation to improve DELWP’s services to the Victorian public.
Project Manager with DELWP’s Digital First program, Alena Moison will share the department’s journey through digital transformation, key successes and learning points, as well as how they worked with Bulletproof to implement solutions on AWS.
Giles Bill, Bulletproof Networks
Sam Mason, Bulletproof Networks
Alena Moison, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Effective Collaboration & Delivery with GitHub and AWS Code Deploy – GitHub
Speaker: Daniel Figucio, Solution Engineer - GitHub
Taming Cloud Cost Complexity: AWS Billing and Invoicing Strategies That Scale - CloudCheckr
In order to run a successful AWS practice, you must manage costs, optimize spending, and automate billing to increase margins. Although AWS offers many useful tools to help with this, CloudCheckr provides a single pane of glass view across all activity within your environment—giving you the visibility and insights to make the most of your cloud spend. During this presentation, Director of Global Sales Elissa Livingston and Senior Account Executive Ashley Ernst will run through the following:
- The biggest cost pitfalls public cloud users encounter
- Common challenges with AWS invoicing
- Strategic advice to increase margins while growing your business
- Actionable tips to optimize cloud spend
Elissa Livingston, CloudCheckr
Ashley Ernst, CloudCheckr
Recipe for Success: The Right Ingredients for Enterprise-Class Cloud Data Management - NetApp
Dear Delegate,When data is the lifeblood of your organisation, best in class data management and protection practices are a no-brainer. With NetApp and AWS, there are a wide menu of data services available to help with things like backup and disaster recovery, accelerating DevOps, data warehouses and analytics, and running high performance business applications to mention a few. With NetApp and AWS, how can you ensure that you don’t compromise on things like cost, performance, security or manageability? With the right cloud data management solution, why not have the best of both worlds and get ahead!In this session, learn what the secret sauce is to optimise the foundation of your cloud data management and how enterprise customers like Monash University and REA Group have been leveraging the economics of cloud for their needs.Yours Sincerely,NetApp, the Cloud Data Management Experts DP (Hons), PhD(DataFabric)
Tiedan Yu, Senior Storage Engineer, Monash University
Jesse Pratt, Infrastructure Manager, REA Group
Matt Moore, Hybrid Cloud Architect, NetApp
Keiran McCartney, Alliances & Solutions Manager, NetApp
Developing your IoT Solutions with Intel
Industry pundits are predicting up to 50 billion connected devices by 2020, generating more data than in all of human history to date and connected via ubiquitous, connectivity such as 5G, Sigfox and NBIoT. With this comes the promise of business opportunities to deploy your Internet of Things solution. Ganga will walk you through the trends in computing that you need to be aware of, how you can get started and how working with Intel can accelerate your development and time to market.
Speaker: Ganga Varatharajan, IoT & New Technologies Manager, Intel