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Day1_1215_StatusQuoIsDeath
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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.

Mathew Finch, Cloud & Infrastructure - Enterprise Architect, nib health funds

Rob Carr, Amazon Web Services

A wide range of services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, AWS CloudFormation, AWS IAM, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon ECS, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, Amazon RDS, Amazon Redshift, AWS Batch, Amazon ECS, Amazon CloudWatch, AWS Trusted Advisor


Day1_1400_EnablinganInnovationCultureUsingAWS
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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.

Harley Young, Senior Practice Manager, Amazon Web Services

Will cover AWS CloudFormation, Amazon ECS, AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway and integration with external automation tooling


Day1_1700_BuildingASaaSBusiness
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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.

Chris Merrigan, Enterprise Sales Manager, Amazon Web Services

Martien Verbruggen, Architect, Atlassian

Amazon EC2, Amazon VPC, AWS CloudFormation, AWS IAM, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon ECS


Day1_1530_TelevisionOfTheFuture
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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.

Jarrod Spiga, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services


Day1_1745_DemystifyingMachineLearningonAWS
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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.

Jenny Davies, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Agustinus Nalwan, AI and Machine Learning Technical Development Manager, Carsales.com.au


Day2_1215_AmazonAlexaSkillsEmpowermyBusinesswithVoice
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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.

Azi Farjad, Senior Developer Evangelist, Alexa Skills


Day2_1400_IntelligenceOfThings_V2
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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.

Jan Haak, Global Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon SageMaker, AWS Greengrass, AWS DeepLens 


Day2_1530_GettingStartedwithAIUsingWSManagedServices
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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.

Evan Crawford, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services 


Day2_1530_AccelerateBusinessInnovationUsingAWSServerlessTechnologies
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The best server is no server. Serverless technologies enables you to build and run applications and services without having to manage infrastructure – allowing you to innovate faster, accelerate your time to market, and lower costs. During this session, learn how our customers use AWS serverless technologies to build a wide-range of web, mobile and voice-enabled apps, data-intensive analytics engines, chatbots and backend systems.

Gabriele Lasauskaite, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services

AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, AWS Serverless Application Model, Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon S3


Day2_1615_BuildingInteractiveVirtualRealityExperiencesintheCloud
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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.

Kyle Roche, Director, Engineering, Amazon Web Services

Amazon Sumerian 


Day2_1700_BlockchainTechnology_V2
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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.

Matt Taylor, Senior Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services