Whether you are new to the cloud or an experienced user, you can learn something new at AWS Summit Sydney. This free two day event is designed to educate and inspire you about AWS services and help you develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications. The event includes two global keynote presentations, over 100 educational sessions, and an interactive expo floor showcasing the role of technology in the 'Metropolis of the Future'.



Over two days you can choose from more than 100 breakout sessions covering a broad range of topics and technical depth across six core themes; Innovate, Secure, Build, Analyse, Optimise, and Migrate. 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, and customers who will share their experience and lessons learned.

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07:30 - 09:00 Arrival & Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Keynote Presentation
10:30 - 11:15 Morning Tea Break
11:15 Breakout Tracks Commence

    09:00 - 10:30

    Living as a Day 1 Business

    AWS is a company of Builders where we get our energy from inventing on behalf of customers, this means every day is always Day 1. Join Glenn Gore, Chief Architect for AWS to understand how Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Analytics, Virtual and Augmented Reality and IoT are changing the world around us. With so much change and innovation occurring at an increasing pace, Glenn will share how you can get started today and take your creative ideas and turn them into functioning services quickly and easily by leveraging the power of the AWS cloud.

    09:00 - 10:30

    Ubiquity of AI and Machine Learning in our Everyday Life

    Join Olivier Klein, Head of Emerging Technology for AWS, and leading Australian customers, as they showcase how Artificial Intelligence, powered by Machine Learning models, is core to efficient processes and improved capabilities for better customer experiences. Computer vision, natural language understanding, predictive models, robotics, and a continuously connected environment enable highly personalised, efficient and artificial intelligent experiences - not only a desirable state but already a reality. Learn how AWS enables AI across elements like the simple yet powerful Alexa AI voice services, cashierless retail experiences, path optimisation in robotics enabled fulfilment centers, self-driving cars or even drone initiatives, with machine learning being at its core. Olivier will dive deep into the enabling architectures, services and tools to show how you can start using AWS to build your AI journey today.


    Explore the 'Art of the Possible' with AWS technologies and let your imagination run wild in the Innovate track. With sessions focused on innovation, process, and culture, this stream will help business leaders and technologists understand how to unlock experimentation with disruptive technologies and learn practical applications for their organisation. From AI and Machine Learning, to Microservices and Containers, sessions will open up new ways of thinking, made possible with the cloud.

    12:15 - 13:00

    Status Quo is Death: nib health funds’ Innovative Journey to the Cloud (Level 100)

    nib is one of Australia's fastest growing health insurers providing health and medical insurance to over one million Australian and New Zealand residents. At nib, innovation and change is business as usual and this is your chance to hear an unfiltered view on how they are leveraging AWS to deliver unprecedented enterprise agility while ensuring world class security and risk management. In this session hear about nib’s cloud strategy and journey to date, insights and lessons learned from building a secure continuous delivery platform, and how this journey unlocked access to disruptive technologies such as Containers, AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, and Serverless architectures to underpin the company’s culture of experimentation and adaptation.
    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Enabling an Innovation Culture Using AWS (Level 100)

    In this session we will explore how AWS cloud services can be combined with process and culture changes to enable advances in innovation thinking. We'll look at how Amazon uses AWS to unlock the potential in their teams and some of the tips, tricks, and techniques that help leverage cloud technology to its maximum advantage.

    15:30 - 16:00

    Televison of the Future: Turn Broadcasting on its Head (Level 200)

    Rethink television. Content producers and broadcasters are reinventing the television experience due to advances in data analytics, artificial intelligence services and machine learning. Hear from Seven Digital on how they are working on bringing more immersive and viewer-responsive entertainment experiences to a screen near you.
    17:00 - 17:30

    When Your Software is Your Business: Building a SaaS Business on AWS (Level 200)

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a fully cloud empowered SaaS business? Local companies like Atlassian have transformed the way ANZ businesses compete across the globe. This session aims to inspire you to innovate and build global businesses on AWS. Hear from the AWS ISV team and Atlassian about their journey in partnering with AWS and how to build for innovation, fast growth and global reach.

    17:45 - 18:15

    Demystifying Machine Learning on AWS (Level 200)

    'Machine Learning is having a major impact in our society, but how can we simplify the build, train, and deploy process for all developers and data scientists? Understand how cloud-based machine learning frameworks can help turn your data into intelligence. We will introduce the general machine learning process utilising the AWS Deep Learning AMIs and hear from carsales.com.au about how they built the Cyclops, a Super Human Image Recognition Software on AWS. We will then discuss the new capabilities delivered by Amazon SageMaker and how this product will further reduce the undifferentiated heavy lifting; freeing you up to focus on your business and allow your developers to quickly and easily expand into the world of Machine Learning.

    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    Amazon Alexa Skills, Empower my Business with Voice (Level 200)

    Voice experiences have transformed the way that customers interact with the world around them. Alexa is Amazon’s voice service and the brain behind millions of devices including Amazon Echo. Alexa provides capabilities, or skills, that enable customers to create a more personalised experience and makes it possible for businesses to create Alexa Skills to engage with employees or customers through voice.

    With the Alexa Skills Kit (ASK), designers, developers, and brands can build engaging skills to reach millions of customers. In this session, we’ll provide an overview of Amazon Alexa and Alexa Skills to show you how to create business value and reach more customers.

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Intelligence of Things: IoT, AWS DeepLens, and Amazon SageMaker (Level 300)

    With IoT, Machine Learning is going everywhere. Using Amazon SageMaker it's never been easier to build Intelligent Things. In this session we look at how we can push intelligence from cloud-trained models to the edge using AWS Greengrass and explore how devices such as AWS DeepLens make it easy to bring intelligence to your things.

    15:30 - 16:00

    Getting Started with AI using AWS Managed Services (Level 100)

    Amazon.com uses Artificial Intelligence to improve customer experience, grow its business and optimise its operations. AWS AI managed services make this powerful AI technology available to every business in the form of simple-to-use services. Attendees will learn how their business can start using powerful AI such as facial recognition, chatbots and sentiment analysis. AWS AI managed services allow customers to get started without any data science expertise, benefiting from technology first tested in the scale and mission critical environment of Amazon.com.

    16:15 - 16:45

    Building Interactive Virtual Reality Experiences in the Cloud (Level 200)

    Amazon Sumerian lets you create and run virtual reality, augmented reality, and 3D applications. Build apps quickly and easily without requiring any specialised programming or 3D graphics expertise. In this session we will introduce you to Amazon Sumerian, and describe how you can build highly immersive and interactive scenes for the enterprise that run on popular hardware such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and iOS mobile devices.

    17:00 - 17:30

    Exploring Blockchain Technology, Risks, and Emerging Trends (Level 300)

    Blockchain has become a hot topic for enterprises, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and regulatory bodies. But, blockchain's promise of a distributed ledger has far greater implications than just cryptocurrency. Companies are now beginning to understand its disruptive potential and are experimenting with its most promising applications. In this session, we cover the concepts of blockchain and use cases in the enterprise. We’ll also show you how to get started, demonstrate blockchain in use and show how to implement it using AWS services.


    The Build track provides broad and deep coverage of the developer-specific services, features, tools and SDKs that accelerate creating and deploying real-world applications on AWS. Sessions include demos of fundamental concepts with code snippets to fast-track your learning, and end-to-end examples that go deep to showcase complex use-cases. This track is for Developers, Site Reliability Engineers (SREs), application architects, and their technical managers. In this track you will hear about recent developments in CI/CD, Serverless, containerisation, and AI across mobile, web, and enterprise apps on AWS.

    12:15 - 13:00

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the .NET Landscape on AWS (Level 300)

    In this session we will dive deep into your options for running your .NET applications on AWS, from classic ASP.NET to newer ASP.NET Core 2.0. We will cover traditional and serverless application hosting including using the new .Net Core 2.0 support in AWS Lambda. As we host and modernise the application we will make extensive use of the tooling AWS provides for .NET development. The AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio, dotnet CLI extensions, the AWS Tools for Visual Studio Team Services, and the AWS Tools for PowerShell will all be used to show how easy and convenient they can make getting started and maintaining code after the initial deployment.

    Products & Services: .Net, .Net Core on AWS, VSTS, AWS Tools for Powershell, Visual Studio Toolkit
    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Streamline Your Serverless Development with AWS Codestar and AWS Cloud9 (Level 200)

    AWS Cloud9 is a cloud-based IDE that lets you write, run, and debug your code directly in the browser. Together with AWS CodeStar, AWS Cloud9 gets developers up and running quickly with a full CI/CD deployment pipeline, team collaboration, local debugging, and fast, iterative development. In this session we will present the key features provided by AWS Cloud9 and its integration with other AWS cloud services such as AWS CodeStar and AWS Lambda, and showcase how AWS Cloud9 simplifies the development of serverless applications.

    Products & Services: AWS Cloud9, AWS CodeStar

    15:30 - 16:00

    Improving Release Velocity with Continuous Delivery on AWS (Level 400)

    If you are working across multiple AWS accounts when building out CI/CD pipelines what issues will you face? Should you use one deployment pipeline per account or per microservice? In this session we will explore best practices for managing Continuous Delivery in complex environments and provide you with options for how to select the best patterns for your ecosystem.

    Products & Services: AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store

    17:00 - 17:30

    Going Graph with Amazon Neptune (Level 200)

    Graph databases allow developers to build applications that work with highly connected datasets and provide the capability to query billions of relationships with millisecond latency. In this session we will introduce graph databases and see how Amazon Neptune, a fast and reliable graph database service, makes it easy to get started and build your applications. We will also demystify Apache TinkerPop™ Gremlin and the W3C’s RDF SPARQL.

    Products & Services: Amazon Neptune

    17:45 - 18:15

    Developing and Testing Your Hybrid Mobile Application with AWS MobileHub and AWS Amplify (Level 300)

    Building mobile apps on iOS or Android with React Native? The open-source AWS Amplify tool helps developers quickly add authentication, API’s, storage, cacheing, and analytics to apps using a declarative programming style. In this session we will cover how to build a mobile app for iOS and Android using AWS MobileHub, AWS Amplify, and React Native. You'll also see some framework specific techniques such as leveraging Higher Order Components (HOCs) in a React or React Native application as well as best practices and utilities from AWS MobileHub.

    Products & Services: AWS Amplify, AWS MobileHub
    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    Comparing Container Options for Microservices on AWS (Level 400)

    When building microservices on AWS, you have a wide-range of options for compute, monitoring, logging, and deployment. In this session we walk through what it takes to build, deploy, and manage a microservices-based application using different compute options, and cover application packaging, tooling, service discovery, monitoring, logging, and CI/CD.

    Products & Services: Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), Amazon Elastic Container Service for Kubernertes (EKS), AWS Fargate

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Gaining Visibility and Insight into Your Distributed Applications with AWS X-Ray and AWS Step Functions (Level 300)

    Distributed applications present an additional layer of complexity over traditional monolithic designs and make monitoring, debugging, and optimising systems a challenge. AWS Step Functions manages the heavy-lifting of state management and coordination between tasks, making it easier to build distributed applications with complex business workflows. In this session you will learn how to build state machines to orchestrate multi-step serverless applications and gain operational visibility into your distributed applications using AWS X-Ray.

    Products & Services: AWS Step Functions, AWS Lambda, Amazon DynamoDB

    15:30 - 16:00

    Taking your Progressive Web App to the Next Level with GraphQL and AWS AppSync (Level 200)

    Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are the future of web development and combine the best of web and native apps. In this session you will learn how to build PWAs on AWS then take your app to the next level with AWS AppSync.  We will cover how AWS AppSync allows you to query your data using GraphQL and how it handles mutations, subscriptions, offline access, realtime communications, conflict resolution, and efficient data fetching.

    Products & Services: AWS AppSync

    16:15 - 16:45

    Predicting the Future with Amazon SageMaker (Level 300)

    Amazon SageMaker removes all the barriers that typically slow down developers who want to use machine learning. In this session you will learn how to use built-in, high performance machine learning algorithms for predictions and computer vision within your application. We will deploy machine learning models into production and start generating classifications with a few API calls using the SageMaker SDK. Additionally we will demonstrate how to run your custom trained machine learning model directly out of your web application to classify incoming user generated content.

    Products & Services: Amazon SageMaker

    17:00 - 17:30

    Unlocking Agility with the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM) (Level 300)

    In this session you will learn how to define serverless applications with the AWS Serverless Application Model (SAM), and how to use the AWS SAM Local CLI tool to develop and test locally, before deploying to AWS. We discuss how you can safely deploy changes to your Lambda functions and API Gateway APIs using automated canary deployments, and cover best practices to embed in your deployment workflow specific to serverless applications.

    Products & Services: AWS SAM, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway


    In the Secure track we will evolve the industry's understanding of what it means to be secure in the AWS Cloud. This track covers the basics such as the Shared Responsibility Model and fundamental building blocks. This track also includes advanced topics like security automation and incident response, as well as new security services. We cover subjects for everyone from CISOs to Engineers, from startups to major banks. At AWS, security is our top priority - come and learn how to make it yours!

    12:15 - 13:00

    Top Cloud Security Myths Dispelled (Level 100)

    In this session we will cover the most common cloud security questions that we hear from customers. We provide detailed answers for each question distilled from our practical experience working with organisations around the world. This session is for everyone curious about the cloud, cautious about the cloud, or excited about the cloud.

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Security Governance at the Speed of Cloud (Level 100)

    This session covers how customers can enable business agility by evolving their governance approach to run at the speed of cloud. It focuses on a large bank and how they started their cloud journey and progressed to running regulated workloads. We will provide practical guidance for customers at every stage of their cloud journey.

    15:30 - 16:00

    Encryption for Everyone (Level 200)

    Powerful encryption capabilities are available in the core services of the AWS cloud. AWS continues to innovate and release enhancements to encryption-specific services, and expand the encryption capabilities in new services to make encryption easy for everyone. Learn how to take advantage of these services and features to protect and secure your data in the cloud.

    Products & Services: AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS Certificate Manager
    17:00 - 17:30

    DevSecOps: Building a Culture of Speed (Level 200)

    DevSecOps represents a cultural shift to support a changed security model when operating in an agile environment. In this session we will discuss the culture and practices for developing security that is automated, continuous, and visible. Aaron McKeown, Head of Security Engineering at Xero, will share how Xero have developed a security culture of speed and how it enables developers to innovate.

    17:45 - 18:15

    Securing Your Big Data Workload with AWS (Level 200)

    In this session you will learn about the latest AWS innovations in security and compliance across the AWS data analytics services. The session will walk through each stage of the data analytics pipeline including Ingest, Store, Process and Serve. Come and learn how to secure even the highest classification of data when using the native features of AWS services.

    Products & Services: Amazon Kinesis, Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, AWS Glue, Amazon S3

    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    A Self-Defending Border: Protect Your Web-Facing Workloads with AWS Security Services (Level 300)

    In this session you will learn how to build a self-defending border to protect your Internet-facing applications. We will show you how you can automatically respond to the dynamic threats facing online assets by using our managed threat detection services combined with information from applications.

    Products & Services: Amazon GuardDuty, AWS WAF, AWS Shield, AWS Lambda

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Advanced Container Security (Level 300)

    In this session customers will learn how to leverage the identity and authorisation, network security, and secrets management features of the wider AWS platform for their containers. We will also show you how to scan container images for vulnerabilities as part of your CI/CD pipeline.

    Products & Services: Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, Amazon Elastic Container Registry, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild

    16:15 - 16:45

    Automating Incident Response and Forensics in AWS (Level 300)

    Come and learn the latest and greatest tricks for automating your incident response and forensics in the cloud. This session focuses on automating your cloud incident response processes covering external and insider threats, triggers, canaries, containment, and data loss prevention.

    Products & Services: AWS Lambda, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Step Functions, Amazon CloudWatch

    17:00 - 17:30

    Visualise and Voice-Enable Your Security (Level 300)

    Security oversight requires you to keep tabs on the near-real-time state of resources within your environment and provides challenges such as the management of large data sets from multiple sources. This session will demonstrate how you can build your own analysis and monitoring platform, providing both visual and audible alerting.

    Products & Services: Amazon Elasticsearch, Amazon Athena, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon Connect, AWS Lambda, Amazon Alexa


    In the Operate track, you will learn how to continually improve and optimise architecture, operations, and cost. Attendees will learn how to use services like Amazon Systems Manager, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Config, and Trusted Advisor to reduce cost, take advantage of the latest platform features, increase uptime, improve developer workflows, and streamline release processes. If you are an architect, engineer, or operations professional, then this is the track for you.

    12:15 - 13:00

    So You Want to be Well-Architected? (Level 100)

    The AWS Well-Architected Framework enables customers to understand best practices around security, reliability, performance, and cost optimisation when building systems on AWS. This approach helps customers make informed decisions and weigh the pros and cons of application design patterns for the cloud. In this session, you'll learn about the Well-Architected Framework, and the steps you can take to help ensure your solution is Well Architected.

    Products & Services: Well-Architected Framework
    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Transforming Your Business Operations Team for Cloud (Level 100)

    As you migrate to the cloud your operations structure and practices evolve. Putting aside the technology, as a business owner how does this impact you? This session will highlight how automation and cloud operations models affect the way your business operates. You will learn from our shared customer stories, get a quick change management 101 for cloud operations, and understand how Amazon Managed Services could allow you to focus more on delighting your customers.

    15:30 - 16:00

    Expert Tips for Successful Kubernetes Deployment on AWS (Level 300)

    Running and managing a Kubernetes environment at scale is not simple. In this session we will share some expert tips that can help you run production grade Kubernetes deployments on AWS. We will review native AWS services you can use to improve security, deployments, networking, logging and monitoring, and CI/CD. We will also highlight third party services that are popular across a multitude of customers.

    Products & Services: Containers and Kubernetes

    17:00 - 17:30

    Automated Monitoring of Best Practices and Operational Health of Your AWS Resources (Level 300)

    It can be challenging to optimise AWS resources across cost, performance, security, and fault-tolerance, much less do it automatically. Attendees will learn how to implement automation of AWS best practice recommendations from AWS Trusted Advisor, and remediation from the AWS Health API on AWS resources.

    Products & Services: AWS Lambda, AWS Trusted Adviser, AWS Personal Health Dashboard

    17:45 - 18:15

    Building Cloudscale Networks (Level 400)

    A deep dive session into cloudscale network patterns with Nicolas Meessen, Senior Principal Network Engineer, Atlassian. Learn how to build any-to-any connectivity between over 40 VPCs in a region, deploy anycasted private services inside of AWS and create private connectivity between DX-connected regions. If you are a network administrator or systems architect then this is the perfect session for you.

    Products & Services: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)

    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    Too Many Tools? How AWS Systems Manager Bridges Operational Models (Level 200)

    Come and see first-hand how AWS Systems Manager can help you manage your servers at scale with the agility and security you need in today's dynamic cloud-enabled world. 

    Products & Services: AWS Systems Manager

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Cost Optimisation Using Modern Cloud Architectures (Level 200)

    Did you know that AWS enables builders to architect solutions for price? This session uses practical examples aimed at architects and developers to 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.

    Products & Services: Amazon EC2, Amazon ECS, AWS Lambda, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), Amazon DynamoDB

    15:30 - 16:00

    Cost and Performance Optimisation in Amazon RDS (Level 200)

    This session is for database administrators and other technical users looking to learn the top techniques for optimising the performance and cost of operating Amazon RDS. You will leave with a toolkit of best-practices that can be applied to your deployments for achieving optimal performance, flexibility, and cost-savings.

    Products & Services: Amazon RDS for Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL and MariaDB

    16:15 - 16:45

    Advanced Container Automation, Security, and Monitoring (Level 400)

    In this session Pushpay will share their expert tips on operating and evolving container based solutions in the cloud. Learn how they operate and extend AWS CloudWatch and AWS CloudWatch Logs at scale, how they run .Net containers on Linux in CI/CD pipelines, and how they solve the challenge of container runtime security with integrated vulnerability scanning.

    Products & Services: Amazon GuardDuty, Amazon Inspector, Amazon ECS, Amazon CloudWatch

    Speakers: Richard Busby, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services and Peter Goodman, SRE Lead, PushPay

    17:00 - 17:30

    Black Belt Tips for IT Operations (Level 400)

    Black Belt tips makes a comeback for the fifth consecutive year. How you used the AWS platform last year should be different to how you utilise it today. In this advanced technical session, learn about latest changes in compute, networking, and security. Understand how new architecture patterns will allow you to maximise performance efficiency, reliability, and security on AWS today.

    Products & Services: Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), Amazon EC2, Amazon S3


    Created for data lovers, the Analyse track covers data analytics, Machine Learning technologies and the capabilities to solve your business and data problems. You will access best practices, architectural design patterns, and in-depth discussions that will include demonstrations of solutions architected from our services. Whether you're an IT professional, developer or data scientist, this track will equip you with everything you need to know about data analytics solutions and how to crunch the right data to solve real business problems.

    12:15 - 13:00

    Better Business from Exploring Ideas - Modern Data Architectures on AWS (Level 200)

    In this session you will learn how organisations are able to drive better business outcomes from products and deliver more personalised and real-time experiences to customers. We will walk through a common customer journey that shows how to quickly test ideas and get insights, built on top of data lakes, data pipelines, and sandboxes using the same platform advantages of Modern Data Architectures on AWS as some of our most prominent customers. See how to serve the needs of your business users, business analysts, and data scientists using AWS services for analytics, Big Data, and Machine Learning.

    Products & Services: Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elasticsearch, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda, Amazon EMR, Amazon Athena, AWS Glue, Amazon Kinesis

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Business Intelligence in Minutes with Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight (Level 200)

    In this session you will learn how to leverage Amazon S3, Amazon Athena, and Amazon QuickSight to explore and visualise data without having to manage a database or spin up a server. We will show you how to upload a dataset to a Data Lake in the AWS Cloud, optimise it in a format that enables high speed queries using SQL, and create rich web-based visualisations from those results.

    Products & Services: Amazon Athena, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon S3

    15:30 - 16:00

    Building Serverless ETL Pipelines with AWS Glue (Level 300)

    In this session we will introduce key ETL features of AWS Glue and cover common use cases ranging from scheduled nightly data warehouse loads to near real-time, event-driven ETL flows for your data lake. We will also discuss how to build scalable, efficient, and serverless ETL pipelines.

    Products & Services: AWS Glue

    17:00 - 17:30

    Accelerate Data Analytics at Scale with Amazon EMR (Level 300)

    In this session you will learn the best practices and various use cases for performing data analytics at scale with Amazon EMR. We will introduce you to Amazon EMR design patterns and share how to use big data analytics to provide business insights.

    Products & Services: Amazon EMR
    17:45 - 18:15 Modernise Your Data Warehouse with Amazon Redshift and Amazon Redshift Spectrum (Level 200)

    In this session you will learn how to migrate and modernise your legacy data warehouse, moving from an on-premises server or application, to the cloud. You will learn how to easily migrate your data by leveraging serverless ETL, data cataloging as well as the techniques needed to successfully modernise your data warehouse, reduce costs, and increase performance and scalability.

    Products & Services: Amazon Redshift, Amazon Redshift Spectrum, Amazon S3

    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    Supercharge Your Machine Learning Model with Amazon SageMaker (Level 300)

    In this session you will learn how to use Amazon SageMaker to build, train, test, and deploy a machine learning model. We will use a real life use case to share the simplicity of building and deploying ML models on Amazon SageMaker.

    Products & Services: Amazon SageMaker

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Optimising Your Amazon Redshift Cluster for Peak Performance (Level 300)

    In this session we take an in-depth look at the latest features in Amazon Redshift, including analysing data store in and outside of your cluster with Amazon Redshift Spectrum, query and platform enhancements, and more. We will dive deep into best practices on how to design optimal schemas, load data efficiently, and optimise your queries to deliver high throughput and performance.

    Products & Services: Amazon Redshift

    15:30 - 16:00

    Real Time Data Ingestion and Analysis (Level 400)

    In this session you will learn how to perform real time data analytics on streaming data using Amazon Kinesis Streams and run prediction algorithms. Learn how to stream your Cloud Trail logs to Amazon Kinesis Streams and identify anomalies using Spark Stream analytics and Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics.

    Products & Services: Amazon Kinesis Streams, Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics, Amazon EMR

    16:15 - 16:45

    Building a Recommender System on AWS (Level 300)

    Delivering personalised, relevant content can help to grow your audience, improve customer experience, and drive higher sales. In this session we will explore different techniques for implementing Recommender Systems, from simple metrics based suggestions to more complex solutions using AI and Machine Learning. We will dive into some public data sets and demonstrate how you can build a Recommender System using AWS services.

    Products & Services: Amazon SageMaker

    17:00 - 17:30

    Voice of the Customer Analytics with Natural Language Processing (Level 300)

    This session explores the use of building a comprehensive natural language processing pipeline to perform text analytics to better understand how to respond to and improve customer experience. Attendees will learn how to use AWS services including Amazon Comprehend and Amazon Transcribe to process and perform sentiment analysis on voice of the customer data such as customer call recordings and social media.

    Products & Services: Amazon Comprehend, Amazon Transcribe, Amazon Lex, Amazon Connect, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon Athena, Amazon SageMaker, AWS Lambda


    The Migrate track has been designed for business and IT professionals looking to drive innovation and reduce technical debt by migrating and accelerating their journey to the AWS Cloud. In this track, some of our most successful AWS customers will tell you how they have achieved business outcomes with AWS cloud migrations. You’ll learn about best-practice business and technology methods, discover AWS and 3rd party tools to support your journey, and gain exposure to proven delivery frameworks from jump starts to all out digital transformation.

    12:15 - 13:00

    Remediate Tech Debt or Drive Innovation? Learn How to Do Both With Your Cloud Migration (Level 100)

    Learn how to achieve the benefits of moving applications to the AWS platform, by designing a cloud migration model that retires tech debt and sets the platform for innovation. This includes establishing a compelling business case, acquiring new skills, implementing new business processes, and defining the application migration methodology to transform your business model from on-premise to a cloud infrastructure.

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    Landing Zones: Creating a Foundation for Your AWS Migrations (Level 200)

    When migrating lots of applications to the cloud, it's important to architect cloud environments that are efficient, secure and compliant.  AWS Landing Zones are a prescriptive set of instructions for deploying an AWS-recommended foundation of interrelated AWS accounts, networks, and core services for your initial AWS application environments. This session will review the benefits and best practices.

    Products & Services: Amazon CloudWatch, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, AWS CloudFormation, AWS IAM and AWS Direct Connect

    15:30 - 16:00

    How To Do It Right - Your First 90 Days on the AWS Cloud (Level 100)

    Has your business made a decision to go "all-in" on the AWS Cloud and you aren't sure of the next steps? Attend this session to learn what you should do in the first 90 days to make your cloud journey successful.

    17:00 - 17:30

    Getting Started on Your AWS Migration Journey: Tools & Processes to Help You Make Decisions at Speed (Level 200)

    In this session discover how AWS and APN Partner tools can help simplify your migration readiness and planning. Hear how customers have leveraged the AWS discovery and migration services to rapidly move workloads to improve resilience, reduce risk and accelerate their global footprint, and how these tools can be used for quick, effective decision making and planning in critical situations.

    Products & Services: AWS Application Discovery Service, AWS Migration Hub, AWS Server Migration Service, AWS Schema Conversion Tool, AWS Database Migration Service, and partner projects such as TSO Logic and RISC Networks CloudScape

    17:45 - 18:15

    Re-Host or Re-Architect: Understanding the Why and How of Very Different Paths to Cloud Success (Level 200)

    This session provides a framework to evaluate the most commonly used migration approaches and helps your organisation choose the right path for each application.  Explore the 6 Rs of application migration before diving into the benefits of re-architecting including: faster time to market, more resilient architecture, developing a flexible platform for future development, and innovation.

    18:15 - 19:15 Networking Reception
    12:15 - 13:00

    Stories from the Frontline: The Best Laid Plans, Gotchas, and Business Outcomes of Cloud Migration (Level 100)

    Every cloud migration journey has challenging moments. The AWS team will share customer stories and some of the lessons learned from migrating millions of applications to cloud and operating them. Aimed squarely at a business audience, you will hear how to structure your cloud migration program to realise the business benefits of reduced cost, increased agility, and improved stability whilst avoiding some of the pitfalls.

    13:00 - 14:00
    Lunch break in the Expo
    14:00 - 14:30

    VMware Cloud on AWS - Technical Deep Dive (Level 300)

    What are the best practices for incorporating VMware Cloud on AWS into your existing architectures? You’ll learn about design considerations for integrating your Software Defined Data Centers (SDDCs) with native AWS services, and hear how VMware Cloud on AWS helps leverage your existing investments while providing the scalability, agility and security of AWS.

    Products & Services: Amazon ECS, AWS Direct Connect, AWS Server Migration Service, AWS CloudFormation, Amazon CloudWatch Alarm, CloudWatch Event Log, AWS Config, AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild

    15:30 - 16:00

    Using AMS to get FSI Regulated Workloads on the Cloud, Fast (Level 200)

    Discover the different approaches to building effective Operating Models at Cloud Strategy stage using DIY, APN Partner or AWS Services. Then hear how AWS Managed Services (AMS) can help Australia's banks get regulated workloads stood up on cloud and achieve business outcomes faster due to high scale automation.

    Products & Services: AMS

    Speaker: George Watts, Global Operations Integration Practice Manager,  Amazon Web Services

    16:15 - 16:45

    Migrating Critical Workloads at Scale: Best Practice for SAP Migration (Level 200)

    Understand what best practices to employ when migrating SAP and other critical workloads to AWS at scale from a technical and organisational framework. Listen to one customer's journey on their business drivers, migration approach, challenges, and business outcomes of their SAP migration experience.  

    Products & Services: AWS CloudFormation, Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, SAP systems, SAP BW on HANA, and other legacy applications

    17:00 - 17:30

    Migrating Microsoft Applications to AWS like an Expert (Level 300)

    With Microsoft applications making up 60% of most enterprises, this session will illustrate mechanisms to migrate to AWS ensuring your migration strategy encompasses a strong, security focused foundation with a focus on removing undifferentiated heavy lifting. Join us on a journey of migrating the Unicornshop.lol core infrastructure to AWS. This includes business productivity systems, Microsoft SQL server, and a number of .NET applications that require seamless migration with minimal downtime. We will walk through the journey of creating our landing zone and fully automated compliance controls before embarking on our migration journey together!

    Products & Services: AWS CloudFormation, AWS DMS, AWS Organizations, Amazon ECS, AWS Server Migration Service


    11:15 - 12:00

    Using VMware on AWS to Accelerate Cloud Strategy (Sponsored by VMware)

    The VMware Cloud on AWS service gives enterprises exciting new options for migrating applications to the cloud as well as new ways to build cloud applications using the best of VMware technology combined with AWS services. This session will look at the key use cases for VMware on AWS and how it can allow you innovate and execute on your cloud strategy faster and with less risk.

    Speaker: Kit Colbert, VP & CTO, Cloud Platform BU, VMware


    Cloud Options for Analytics and High Performance Workloads (Sponsored by Intel)

    In the enterprise and academia, "cloud first" is becoming a uniform directive. At the same time we are all augmenting or building more sophisticated capabilities for analytics: decision support, risk analysis, and customer personalisation. Dave will look at some options for combining and scaling these trends, providing examples from Intel's own software portfolio and engineering collaborations with AWS.

    Speaker: David Hellewell, Intel

    11:15 - 12:00

    Embracing Disruption through Digital Transformation  (Sponsored by Rackspace)

    Great digital transformations start by building a strategy focused on delivering the best experience for your customers. In an interactive Q&A panel, hear from Rackspace customers like Cue Clothing’s CIO, Shane Lenton, who are driving disruption and transforming the way they go to market for their customers.

    Speaker: Emma Pudney, Director Digital Transformation, Rackspace ANZ



    Cloud Migration: Measurement at the Moment of Truth (Sponsored by New Relic)

    In this session, we discuss the cultural impacts of migrating to AWS, the technology choices and application changes required to succeed and optimise, how to find and fix migration problems before they impact your customers, KPIs and acceptance criteria, and how to tell when your migration is complete and your system is operating as it should be on AWS.

    Speaker: Lee Atchison, Senior Director Strategic Infrastructure at New Relic and author of Architecting for Scale


    Cloud Native Apps - Who Done Done IT? (Sponsored by Versent)

    So you decided to build an app on AWS? Building a cloud native app or replatforming an existing application requires a new way of thinking and designing. Let Versent shed some light on how to get it done right, and done well by developing a platform that is accustomed to the everchanging IT landscape.

    Rhys Evans, G.M Delivery for VIC, Versent
    Evan McLean, Senior Technical Engineer, Versent

    11:15 - 12:00

    Mind The Gap. Closing the Chasm Between the Cloud and Network (Sponsored by Telstra)

    Learn how programmable and API-driven networking has emerged as the third pillar of hybrid I.T, and why a growing number of businesses are using it to bridge the gap between cloud and connectivity.

    Speaker: Martin Bishop, Head of Telstra Programmable Network, Telstra


    Why Organisations Need to Disrupt or Face Being Disrupted (Sponsored by Contino)

    With leading technology at our fingertips and best-practice methods a conversation away, the true key to driving disruption is our ability to unlock the power of our talent.

    Find out how Allianz discovered a previously untapped 300 million pound market and – through empowering its people – delivered a disruptive service 14 months ahead of schedule.

    Andrew Brydon, VP of Consulting, Contino
    Yun Zhi Lin, VP of Engineering, Contino


    Orchestrating Lambda with Step Functions (Sponsored by Datadog)

    OK, you’ve deployed an AWS Lambda function. But an application is more than a function; you may need a many of them. How do you orchestrate them? How do you know they’re performant? In this session I’ll get you started with AWS Lambda, AWS Step Functions, and Monitoring.

    Speakers: Alex Poe, Lead Solutions Engineer, Datadog


    Running SAP Environments on AWS Cloud – The Roadmap, Tools and New Technology (Sponsored by DXC Oxygen)

    To fully realise the benefits of running SAP solutions on the AWS Cloud there are four key considerations that will determine the success of your migration. During this session we will discuss these critical success factors, demonstrate automation technologies built specifically for the AWS environment, show a toolset that can drive the velocity and agility to launch new features quickly and continually in response to changing business demands, and discuss the proven roadmap to enable this transformation.

    Christiaan Du Plessis, Cloud Transformation Lead, DXC Oxygen
    Tony Swietochowski , Principal Consultant, DXC Oxygen


    Improve Your Chances of Cloud Success - Norton Shares Lessons and Tips For Effective Cloud Financial Management (Sponsored by Cloudability)

    Software teams love to run fast. In our enthusiasm to embrace the flexibility of cloud we need to ensure proper planning around governance and financial processes. We’ll walk you through how Norton is striving towards financial and operational excellence through cloud financial reporting, company-wide dashboards and intelligent optimisation of cloud infrastructure.

    Andrew Midgley, Technical Product Manager, Cloudability


    Reducing Costs and Strengthening Your Security Posture with a Transit VPC (Sponsored by Palo Alto Networks)

    With the growth of applications, accounts and VPCs, managing individual connections, protecting traffic from inbound/outbound threats, command-and-control, and data exfiltration security becomes complex and cumbersome, slowing deployments.
    Transit VPC architecture with Palo Alto Networks VM-Series, simplifies management and reduces costs using a shared services approach to centralise connectivity and security.

    Speaker: Jaime F. Franklin, Worldwide Cloud Architect – Data Center, Public/Private Cloud, Virtualisation, SDN, Palo Alto Networks

    14:45 - 15:15

    Automation and Augmentation Driven by AI, Enabling Self-Driving IT (Sponsored by Dynatrace)

    Whether you are migrating on-premises application to AWS, or building new cloud native applications or even a hybrid solution, a new approach is needed. Automation driven by AI is key. In this session we cut through the hype and demonstrate how you can make this a reality in your environment.

    Speaker: Rafi Katanasho, Chief Technology Officer, APAC, Dynatrace


    Creating the Foundation for Your Cloud Centre of Excellence using CloudHealth (Sponsored by CloudHealth Technologies)

    As organizations transform their business, there's a need for a Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) to ensure a successful transformation. In this session, we'll discuss CloudHealth’s core tenants: Cost Optimisation, Visibility, and Cloud Governance, that allow CCoEs to act as the governing unit for planning and operating a cloud transformation.

    Speaker: John Purcell, VP of Products, CloudHealth Technologies


    Elements of a Strong Secure Cloud Migration Strategy (Sponsored by McAfee)

    Migrating to the cloud while maintaining security is a shared responsibility. McAfee will outline key areas of challenge, and how McAfee products help accelerate the transition with safety and visibility.

    Speaker: Ian Yip, McAfee, APAC CTO
    Liam Barton, McAfee, Skyhigh Sales Engineer, Australia and New Zealand


    Automating Security at Scale for Any Vintage of Application in your Hybrid Infrastructure (Level 200) (Sponsored by Trend Micro)

    Learn how organisations are automating AWS security practices across Amazon EC2 instances and containers through security driven API’s and controls to reduce the number of security dependencies and meet compliance regulations quickly.  See examples of how consolidating your tool chain provides consistent and scalable deployments across your AWS infrastructure and all applications, for a strategic security approach to IT and DevOps requirements.

    Speaker: Adam Boyle, VP of Hybrid Cloud Security Product Management, Trend Micro Global


    Sharpen Your Competitive Edge: How a Modern MSP Boosts Its Bottom Line (Sponsored by CloudCheckr)

    Modern MSPs and service providers face a crowded and competitive market. Learn how an MSP can partner with a well-established cloud management platform to reduce its operational costs, improve security - while turbo boosting its ability to optimize client cloud spend and help them maintain continuous compliance and security.

    Heidi Munson, Director of Sales Americas, CloudCheckr
    Eric Morrissey, Senior Sales Engineer, CloudCheckr


    Transforming and Enabling Cloud Based Analytics (Sponsored by RoZetta Technology)

    In order to drive innovation, support data centric decisions and provide valuable analytics and insights, businesses must provide an environment for effective data collaboration and sharing. SIRCA has recently migrated its Spark-based analytic platform to an AWS environment utilising Databricks to transform how researchers and data scientists now collaborate and share data. We will overview the solution, lessons learnt and how it applies across other industries.

    Speaker: Peter Spicer, SIRCA, CTO, RoZetta Technology

    16:15 - 16:45

    How Australia’s Leading Ticketing Partner to Live Entertainment Improves the Customer Experience with AWS and MongoDB Atlas (Sponsored by MongoDB)

    Ticketek is one of Australia’s biggest e-commerce companies with over 28 million tickets sold annually. This session will cover how they’re building a platform that sells out concerts in minutes with MongoDB on AWS, how they’re connecting to AWS Redshift for near real-time insights, and how they’re leveraging data to improve their digital-first customer experience.

    Speaker: Matt Cudworth, CTO, TEG/Ticketek


    Data Protection Without Compromise - Why Architecture Matters (Sponsored by Dell EMC)

    Architecture matters when choosing a public cloud data protection solution. The efficiency of Dell EMC data protection architecture can be used to significantly reduce monthly on-cloud data protection costs and provide greater scalability, all of which matter to a Modern Infrastructure.

    Speaker: Dr Jerry Vochteloo, CTO Data Protection Solutions, ANZ, Dell EMC


    GitHub to Lambda: Developing, Testing and Deploying Serverless Apps (Sponsored by GitHub)

    AAWS Lambda is a powerful way for enterprises to quickly deploy services without managing virtual servers. Learn how to build, test and deploy to Lambda using GitHub with AWS CodeStar. We'll also explore key product updates to GitHub and GitHub Enterprise that make serverless development easier and more efficient.

    Speaker: Daniel Figucio, Director, APAC Soluions Engineering, GitHub


    Journey To a Brainier Cloud: Many Routes, One Destination (Sponsored by DiUS)

    AI technologies are already showing real results for early adopters - but those that have progressed the farthest are organisations that have laid a solid cloud foundation. We’ll walk through the different ways to harness the ever-increasing number of AWS AI services and get insights from organisations that are taking a journey to a brainer cloud with DiUS, including nib.

    Elliott Murray, Head of Technology, DiUS
    Mat Finch, Cloud & Infrastructure Architect, nib

    The Surprising Secret To AGL's Digital Transformation (Sponsored by AuthO)

    When companies start their digital transformation efforts, identity is typically an afterthought. Yet so very often, organisations quickly realise that multiple identity systems prohibit digital transformation goals. Join Heng Mok, Enterprise Security Architect at AGL, one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies, as he discusses the company’s digital transformation story.

    Speaker: Heng Mok, Enterprise Security Architect, AGL


    Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse: All Your Data, All Your Users (Sponsored by Snowflake)

    Join Snowflake for a discussion about their unique built-for-the-cloud architecture and the business value it enables. Snowflake VP of Sales Engineering, Steve Herskovitz, will discuss the Snowflake architecture and showcase real-world use cases with detailed examples of how Snowflake customers are using it to increase and accelerate their analytic workloads, streamline data loading, and more.

    Speaker: Steve Herskovitz, VP of Sales Engineering, Snowflake

    14:45 - 15:15

    Digital Transformation: Adapt or Perish (Sponsored by Red Hat)

    Attend our session to learn how Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform utilises Kubernetes, Docker, AWS EC2, AWS load balancing, and persistent storage to provide a high performance, optimised, and scalable Linux containers infrastructure leveraging Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    Speaker: Andreas Spanner, Principal Business Innovation & Digital Transformation, Red Hat


    Self-Service Analytics in the Cloud (Sponsored by Tableau)

    AWS and Tableau have shifted how organisations store, access and analyse their data. The fast, scalable and cost-effective data services that AWS provides combined with Tableau’s self-service visual analytics can put the power of your growing data assets into the hands of your domain experts. Learn how leading companies are using these disruptive technologies to empower employees to answer their business questions.

    Speaker: Mac Bryla, Technology Evangelist, Tableau


    Get Me to the Cloud – What Have We Learnt? (Sponsored by Datacom)

    After migrating multiple thousands of applications and servers into AWS over the years, Datacom have discovered common themes to successful transformations at scale. Come and hear about how to deal with recurring themes in migrations, how to mitigate, or better avoid them happening to you.

    Speaker: Matt Payton, Head of Digital, Datacom 


    Seamless Backup and DR for AWS (Sponsored by Veeam Software)

    Lancom Technology turned to Cloud Protection Manager from N2WS (a Veeam company) to build a resilient environment and ensure 100% uptime for their customers. Join this session to discover how Lancom has automated backup and disaster recovery for AWS workloads using CPM – an enterprise-class solution available on the AWS Marketplace.

    Imran Sadiq, Technical Director, Lancom Technology
    Jordan Jacobs, Senior Director, Global Cloud Solutions, Veeam Software


    Xero SRE's Automated Incident Response Process, Powered By PagerDuty (Sponsored by PagerDuty)

    No matter how stable your production environment, performance should still be front of mind. How quickly your teams can identify, respond and resolve the incidents is crucial. Learn how Xero’s site reliability engineers streamline the incident response process by integrating PagerDuty into their workflows and leveraging chatbots to do the heavy lifting.

    Speaker: Karthik Nilakant, Site Reliability Engineer, Xero


    A Conversation About PwC's Hardened Cloud (Sponsored by PwC)

    PwC's Hardened Cloud delivers carefully engineered frameworks, automation and analysis, as well as a secure approach to the technology and human risks brought about by agile development on your AWS cloud.

    Speaker: Jonathan Taylor, PwC and Rob Martin, PwC

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.

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Sessions will focus on more complex topics such as advanced coding, architecture, infrastructure design, and solutions. Deep understanding of subject matter is presumed.

Glenn Gore, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

As the Chief Architect for Amazon Web Services, Glenn is responsible for creating architectural best practices and working with customers on how they use the cloud and innovation to transform their own businesses or disrupt new markets. Glenn has worked in engineering, R&D, and technology leadership roles with customers such as Facebook, Twitter, NASA and worked on projects such as the Hadron super collider, interplanetary networking and large scale distributed systems. Prior to joining AWS, Glenn was the CTO of WebCentral where he worked on highly scalable web platforms and big-data systems for customers. He also held roles at Ozemail and UUNET the world’s largest network provider.


Olivier works with customers across Asia-Pacific and Europe, advising how AI, Machine Learning, and IoT technologies can create new products, make existing processes more efficient, provide greater business insights, and leverage new engagement channels for end-consumers. He has helped customers build platforms that align IT infrastructure and service spending with revenue models, reducing waste and innovating product development. Prior to joining AWS, Olivier ran the digital product strategy for an American multinational publishing, education and media company in Asia and led the engineering/R&D efforts to build a virtualised web service platform for a Luxembourgish Internet Service Provider in the pre-cloud era.  


Anthony Pratt is Executive Chairman of Visy Australia and Pratt Industries USA, which together form the world's largest privately owned recycled paper and packaging company. Combined they employ more than 11,000 people worldwide - including 7,000 in the United States, where Pratt Industries has become the largest Australian employer of Americans operating 69 factories across the country. Pratt has also grown from America's 45th biggest corrugated producer to the 5th and in 2016 Anthony was named the 'North American Packaging CEO of the Year' award by a prestigious industry association. He is also a leading global food security advocate and each year sponsors the influential Global Food Forums in the USA and Australia with partners the Wall Street Journal and The Australian respectively. In May 2017 he also pledged to invest another $2 billion in American manufacturing and job creation over the next 10 years and made a similar pledge in Australia just a few months later. Anthony is also a leading philanthropist. Over the years the family's Pratt Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to charities in more than 20 countries and he recently announced he would give away another $1 billion in his lifetime.

Glenn Gore, Chief Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Patrick was appointed to the role of Chief Technology and Operations Officer in April 2017. Prior to joining NAB, Patrick was Chief Operations and Technology Officer at Barclaycard and Chief Operations Officer at Barclays Americas, where he was accountable for 15,000 people. Patrick has more than 25 years experience in the banking and technology sectors, giving him extensive experience in driving major transformations in large financial services companies. To join the team at NAB, Patrick has moved to Melbourne from Philadelphia, USA with his family. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration, Information Systems Management from the University of Texas.

Tye Brady, Chief Technologist, Amazon Robotics

Tye is a leading strategic thinker and engineering professional with more than 25 years of hands-on experience in team leadership, technical management and system design for advanced instrumentation, autonomous vehicles and robotic systems. Tye is chief technologist at Amazon Robotics, where he heads advanced technology and research efforts to further establish Amazon Robotics as the preeminent robotics company in the world. With robotics moving from the aspirational to the everyday functional, Tye believes there's nothing we can't achieve or improve through smart robotics when coupled with the right human talent and need. Prior to Amazon Robotics, Tye spent 15 years with Draper Laboratory in a variety of technical and leadership roles, advancing robotics and spacecraft engineering. He holds a Master's Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from MIT. Tye is a founding partner of MassRobotics, a not-for-profit organization serving as a world-class platform for robotic innovation.

Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO, Fleet Space Technologies

Flavia Tata Nardini began her career at the European Space Agency as a Propulsion Test Engineer. She then joined TNO, the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research to work on advanced space propulsion projects. In 2015, Flavia co-founded Fleet, a connectivity company set to maximise the resource efficiency of human civilisation through low cost, low power remote massive IoT. Fleet will launch the first of over 100 planned nanosatellites in 2018, enabling the next industrial revolution with a free, ubiquitous connectivity platform.

Flavia Tata Nardini, CEO, Fleet Space Technologies

Marcel Dinger is the Founding CEO of Genome.One, Head of the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics (KCCG) at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and conjoint Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. Genome.One is a world-class clinical genomics service and develops specialist software and analytics solutions to enable precision healthcare worldwide. He has worked in bioinformatics and genomics since 1998 in both commercial and academic capacities. In 2016, Marcel was admitted as a Fellow into the Faculty of Sciences of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australiasia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Daniel Petre AO, Co-Founder and Partner AirTree Ventures

Daniel has been a leading player in Australia's technology industry for more than 30 years, and has held leadership positions in technology-based businesses including time working for Bill Gates at Microsoft's headquarters in the US. He has also been a leading technology investor in Australia founding AirTree Ventures (est July 2015), ecorp and netus - both latter companies producing outstanding returns and establishing many (now) mainstream technology and media companies. Daniel has served on a range of corporate and NFP boards and is currently on the Board of The Garvan institute of Medical Research and the Sydney Theatre Company amongst other advisory roles. He is the author of 4 books, one dealing with the impact of the internet on Australia and 3 on the roles of fathers in their child's development and work/family balance. Daniel was awarded an AO in 2003 for services to Business and Philanthropy.