AWS APAC Webinar Week is designed for executives who are looking to leverage the Amazon Web Services Cloud to build and transform their business and IT professionals who are new to the AWS Cloud or looking to further their skills and expertise. The topics will cover key industry core applications and infrastructure, data and analytic solutions and how to build and migrate to AWS depending on your cloud adoption journey. Join these sessions and learn something new to apply to your business.

Level 100: Get Started and Migrate Your Data to AWS

Millions of customers are leveraging AWS for increased flexibility, scalability, and reliability. This "how-to" webinar will cover the basics of getting started with AWS and migrating your data to AWS. this session will also cover core AWS services, such as Amazon EC2 and Amazon S3, and provide demonstrations of how to set up and utilize those services to launch virtual machines in the cloud, backup and restore data. This session will also cover the storage options available today to upload/move your data to AWS.

Reasons to attend:

  • Learn how to create an AWS account and access its free services, to create and run a virtual machine in the cloud
  • Understand how to create backup and restore an Amazon EC2 instance
  • Store and share files online with Amazon S3
  • Learn how to manage costs and set up billing alerts
  • Leverage the different storage options to migrate your data

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Markku Lepisto, Principal Technology Evangelist, APAC, Amazon Web Services

Markku is the APAC Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. He has been in the IT industry for 14 years, and has held various technical and management positions, covering R&D, technical support and architecture.

For the past couple of years, Markku was responsible for the cloud computing architecture and technology transformation of Nokia Siemens Networks' global business units. Markku has worked out of Finland, China and Singapore.

Level 100: Best Practices Scaling Web Application Up to Your First 10 Million Users

If you have a new web application and want to use cloud computing, you might be asking yourself, "Where do I start?" Cloud computing gives you a number of advantages, such as the ability to scale your web application on demand. Join us in this webinar to understand best practices for scaling your resources from zero to millions of users. We show you how to best combine different AWS services, how to make smarter decisions for architecting your application, and how to scale your infrastructure in the cloud.

Reasons to attend:

  • Understand the different AWS building blocks
  • Learn how to architect for failover and redundancy
  • Understand how to auto scale and load balance traffic
  • Identify opportunities to break apart an application into different services/modules

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Markku Lepisto, Principal Technology Evangelist, APAC, Amazon Web Services

Markku is the APAC Technology Evangelist at Amazon Web Services. He has been in the IT industry for 14 years, and has held various technical and management positions, covering R&D, technical support and architecture.

For the past couple of years, Markku was responsible for the cloud computing architecture and technology transformation of Nokia Siemens Networks' global business units. Markku has worked out of Finland, China and Singapore.


Level 200: AWS in Media: Cloud and Serverless Architectures

Digital platforms are by nature resource intensive, expensive to build, and difficult to manage at scale. What if we can change this perception and help AWS customers architect a digital platform that is low cost and low maintenance? This session describes the underlying architecture behind a Digital Asset Management system powered by AWS abstracted services like AWS Lambda, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon DynamoDB. We will deep into an approach to microservices architecture on serverless environments and demonstrate how anyone can architect AWS abstracted services to achieve high scalability, high availability, and high performance without huge efforts or expensive resources allocation.

Reasons to attend:

  • Understand how to architect a digital platform that is low cost and low maintenance
  • Learn how microservices architecture on serverless environments works
  • Architect AWS abstracted services to achieve high scalability, high availability, and high performance

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Alex Smith, Head of Media & Entertainment Solutions Architecture, APAC, Amazon Web Services

Alex heads Media Solutions Architecture for Amazon Web Services, Asia Pacific. He comes from a background of delivering large scale video delivery platforms for telecommunications and media clients across the world, acting as Lead Architect on a number of high profile projects at companies such as Channel 4 (UK), Foxtel (AU), and Celcom (MY)

Level 200: How AWS Cloud Analytics Drives Audience Engagement and Revenue

In order to improve audience engagement, media companies must deal with vast amounts of raw data from web, social media, devices, catalogs, and back-channel sources. This session dives into predictive analytic solutions on AWS: We present architecture patterns for optimizing media delivery and tuning overall user experience based on representative data sources (video player clickstream, web logs, CDN, user profiles, social media sentiment, etc.). We dive into concrete implementations of cloud-based machine learning services and show how they can be leveraged for profiling audience demand, cueing content recommendations and prioritizing delivery of related media. Services covered include Amazon EC2, Amazon S3, Amazon CloudFront, and Amazon EMR.

Reasons to attend:

  • Learn about the various predictive analytic solutions on AWS
  • Understand the architecture patterns for optimizing media delivery
  • Gain insights into concrete implementations of cloud-based machine learning services

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Session 1: Level 200: How AWS Cloud Analytics Drives Audience Engagement and Revenue

Uti Altanan, Edge Services Business Manager, ANZ, Amazon Web Services

Uti is the business mananger for Amazon Web Services, ANZ. He has over 10 year of experience in the IT industry and has held various business development and management positions.  


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Session 2: Level 200: How AWS Cloud Analytics Drives Audience Engagement and Revenue

Deepak Khullar, Head of Media & Entertainment Business Development, India, Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd

Deepak is the head of media and entertainment business development for India, Amazon Internet Services Pvt Ltd . He has over 10 year of experience in the IT industry and has held various business development and management positions.  

Level 200: Software-Based Video Processing: Increased Flexibility and Reduced Deployment Time and Cost

This session introduces the audience to Elemental Technologies, an Amazon Web Services company, and their innovative software-based video processing platforms. Available on standard appliance hardware, as software-only virtual machines, and in the cloud, the Elemental suite of solutions supports rapid deployment of video workflows with high reliability and at low cost. The presentation will cover product overviews and highlight how storage, processing, and delivery are seamlessly integrated into a single set of services, and these allow broadcasters to add or modify live and file-based channels quickly and at lower cost when compared to other solutions. The presentation will showcase actual use cases demonstrating complete end-to-end video processing workflows with real-life examples of both event-based and continuous applications that are in production today.

Reasons to attend:

  • Stay up to date on the benefits of software-defined video processing to address today’s opportunities while laying the foundation for future video requirements
  • Learn how integrated solutions from Elemental and AWS give video providers the ability to quickly, easily and economically scale workflows on-premises or in the cloud
  • Bring value to your organization to benchmark use cases - from serving catch-up programming to millions of users per day across 1,000 multiscreen device types to quickly and efficiently preparing more than 3,000 hours of live and catch-up sports coverage for delivery to viewers on any OTT device
  • Understand what’s next with scalable video delivery to TVs, PCs, tablets and mobile devices to grow viewership and support your success
  • Learn how video solutions running on secure cloud infrastructure empower premium media experiences

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Mark Cousins, Manager Professional Services, Asia Pacific,
Elemental Technologies

Mark Cousins has over 15 years’ experience in the broadcast industry and has held senior positions in product management and professional services with leading video encoding providers. He initially joined Elemental at the Portland, Oregon headquarters as product manager for the company’s live and file-based transcoder products, and for the past two years has been based in the Hong Kong regional headquarters managing the professional services team for Asia Pacific. He will share his experience in software-defined video processing best practices and real-world experience with consulting, integration and implementation of multiscreen video services for premium content providers and platforms in Asia.


Level 200: Financial Services in the Cloud

Join this session to understand what drives Global and Asia Pacific Financial Services Institutions (FSI) of all sizes to adopt the cloud and how they get started on their journey. This presentation will also include how they leverage the cloud to address specific industry challenges and create business value.

Reasons to attend:

  • Discover what’s driving Financial Services Institutions (FSI) globally and in asia pacific to embark on the cloud adoption journey
  • Learn about the different patterns of adoption across the Financial Services Industry
  • Hear the global and asia pacific Financial Services Institutions (FSI) use cases.

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Scott Mullins Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business Development, Amazon Web Services

Scott Mullins is Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he is responsible for leading the development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the financial services industry around the world. In his 17 year career, Scott has worked for firms such as JPMorgan Chase, Nasdaq, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide. As a founding member of Nasdaq's FinQloud team, Scott was responsible for global business and product strategy and a co-inventor of the first cloud-based storage solution for compliance with regulatory records retention requirements. Before joining Nasdaq, Scott ran Surveillance and Trading Compliance for one of the nation’s largest clearing broker-dealers, with responsibility for regulatory response, emerging regulatory initiatives, and compliance matters related to the firm’s trading and execution services divisions. Scott’s involvement in emerging financial services regulatory initiatives has resulted in numerous presentations to members of the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Commissioners and key staff, as well as FINRA’s leadership on proper implementation and possible impact of proposed regulations. Prior to his roles in regulatory compliance, Scott spent 10 years as an equity trader. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and serves on the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.

Level 200: Running Mission Critical Applications Workload For Financial Services Institutions on AWS

In this session we will walk through practical examples of how Financial Services Institutions (FSI) operate both common workloads and mission critical applications on AWS. Through real customer examples, we will show you how to leverage the AWS cloud platform to make your application more resilient, reliable and cost effective while increasing your visibility. You will also learn how FSI’s deploy, architect and secure their workloads on AWS and how to leverage platform features to extend and integrate your existing infrastructure with AWS.

Reasons to attend:

  • Learn about AWS and how it works with FSI customers to enhance their workloads.
  • Understand how to build your own secure virtual private cloud and integrate it with your existing solutions.
  • Learn how to use AWS services and scale to assist in mitigation against attacks.
  • Learn how to drive value out of leveraging higher level services for cost reduction.

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Timothee Cruse, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services, ASEAN

As a Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Timothee works with our customers across Asia-Pacific to improve their business, operations and IT by leveraging AWS cloud technologies.

With over 12 years experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry, Timothee designed multiple internet connected devices ranging from solar-powered wireless performance sailing electronics and implantable medical devices. Prior to joining AWS, as CTO of a car-sharing startup in Singapore, he designed a scalable fleet tracking and booking management solutions on AWS.

Level 200: AWS Security for Financial Services

This session will start with an overview of the AWS security & compliance programs that enable financial services institutions to create secure workloads as they move to the cloud. We will dive into Financial Services Institutions (FSI) specific security considerations and regional regulations that may need to be considered.

Reasons to attend:

  • Understand the AWS Shared Responsibility Model.
  • Understand AWS account and identity management options and configuration.
  • Learn how to audit and log your AWS service usage
  • Learn the concept of specific security considerations and regional regulations that may need to be considered
  • Learn about AWS services to add automatic compliance checks to your AWS infrastructure.

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Jonathan Rault, Asia Practice Lead, Security and Risk, AWS Professional Services

Jonathan specializes in cloud security, risk and compliance. He has worked in various regulated environments for major banks, insurance and sensitive business in the United States, France and Asia-Pacific where he is responsible for managing organization-wide information security programs. Within AWS, large enterprises tap on his expertise to evolve their security strategy, policies and processes for a secure cloud adoption. Additionally, he enables customer teams in aspects of cloud security and provides guidance on the implementation and automation of cloud controls. His goal is for AWS customers to harness the full potential of their cloud environment platform with continuous visibility on their security posture and compliance.


 

Level 200: Analytics on AWS: Structured, Unstructured and Streaming

Data comes in a variety of forms and in order to gain insight from this data you need to have the right platform in place. AWS has the services to cover all types of data, whether you need databases for structured data, Hadoop for unstructured data or a streaming engine for high-velocity data. In this session we will cover the various data analytics services on AWS and when to use them.

Reasons to attend:

  • Gain an understanding of the analytics services on AWS.
  • Learn about the use cases that these services support.
  • See how managed services accelerate your time to insight.

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Russell Nash, Solutions Architect – Data Warehouse, Amazon Web Services, APAC

Russell is an Solutions Architect with AWS focused on data analytics. He works with customers to derive maximum value and performance from using the AWS data analytics services. Russell has over 20 years experience in the IT industry and the majority of that time was spent working with database technologies designed for large scale analysis. He is passionate about applying these technologies to business problems in order to return value and insight to organizations.

Level 200: Choosing the Right Database for the Job: Relational, Cache, or NoSQL?

Developers and DBAs from a traditional relational background are spoilt for choice when looking to integrate caching and NoSQL into an application architecture to solve scaling problems and reduce costs. Even when using relational databases there are 3 managed database services on AWS for the MySQL engine alone. Trying to evaluate all the options often creates analysis paralysis, resulting in a reluctance to try something new or different. This session will guide you through a series of use cases that use different databases to solve business problems that customers face today.

Reasons to attend:

  • Understand when to use relational, NoSQL and caching technologies
  • Learn the pros and cons of each AWS managed database
  • Learn how AWS customers used a variety of databases to build highly scalable application

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Russell Nash, Solutions Architect – Data Warehouse, Amazon Web Services, APAC

Russell is an Solutions Architect with AWS focused on data analytics. He works with customers to derive maximum value and performance from using the AWS data analytics services. Russell has over 20 years experience in the IT industry and the majority of that time was spent working with database technologies designed for large scale analysis. He is passionate about applying these technologies to business problems in order to return value and insight to organizations.

Level 200: Real-Time Analytics on AWS: Optimized Architectures

Building a real-time analytics solution has never been faster or more cost-efficient. Most organizations are trying to find a way to improve customer experience and respond to business events in real time. Importantly, to do this quickly and at a fraction of the price of traditional approaches. In this session we will look at how to use the AWS services to best meet your real-time analytics needs.

Reasons to attend:

  • See different approaches to real-time analytics solutions
  • Gain an understanding of real-time analytics services on AWS
  • Learn how to build a cost-optimized architecture to support the business

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Craig Stires, Head of Big Data and Analytics, Amazon Web Services, APAC

Craig Stires is Head of Big Data and Analytics for Amazon Web Services, APAC. He works with some of the most innovative organizations across the region, as they architect analytics platforms and become data-driven. When he first moved to Asia, in 2001, he was designing and implementing analytics solutions for Customer Engagement, Risk Management, and Operational Analytics. After several years, he founded a startup in Thailand building predictive intelligence software. Following that, built the APAC Big Data research practice for industry analytics firm IDC. After years of advising clients to build scalable, optimized, and business-ready analytics platforms, the time was right to get hands-on again. Moving to the world's largest cloud services provider has opened the door to work together with customers to build some of their most exciting visions.

Light your Big Data fire: Apache Spark on AWS.

Apache Spark is the fast, open source engine that is rapidly becoming the most popular choice for big data processing.

Running Spark on AWS is especially powerful as you get scale, elasticity and agility from the AWS platform coupled with the rich functionality in Spark which has something for everyone including SQL, Streaming, Machine Learning, R and Graph modules.

This session will explore Spark, what use cases it supports and how to get the most out of it on AWS.

In this session you will learn:

  • What Apache Spark is and why it is so popular.
  • Best practices for running Spark on AWS
  • Examples of AWS customers using Spark
  • How Spark integrates with AWS services like Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis and more.

Who should attend

  • Data Analysts
  • Data Architects
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Anyone who likes putting data to work at scale

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Russell Nash, Solutions Architect – Data Warehouse, Amazon Web Services, APAC

Russell is an Solutions Architect with AWS focused on data analytics. He works with customers to derive maximum value and performance from using the AWS data analytics services. Russell has over 20 years experience in the IT industry and the majority of that time was spent working with database technologies designed for large scale analysis. He is passionate about applying these technologies to business problems in order to return value and insight to organizations.


Level 200: Building Your Cloud Strategy

This session provides a holistic framework that can be used to build a Cloud Strategy that is tailor made for your organization. The Cloud Strategy covers 7 different perspectives of consideration including Business, People, Process, Operations, Security, Maturity, and Platform.

Reasons to attend:

  • Get access to a framework that has worked for hundreds of organisations.
  • Hear customer deployment experiences from the AWS Professional Services team.
  • Hear about what to avoid when building your Cloud Strategy.
  • Understand when and how to involve partners in your journey to the Cloud.

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Session1: Level 200: Building Your Cloud Strategy

Nicholas Murray, Principal IT Transformation Consultant, Professional Services, ANZ, Amazon Web Services

Nicholas Murray is a Principal IT Transformation Consultant at Amazon Web Services (AWS), working with large enterprise customers, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. In particular, Nicholas specialises in helping enterprise customers define their cloud strategy and then plan a roadmap for successful implementation and migration to cloud. Prior to joining AWS in 2015, Nicholas managed group-wide IT infrastructure strategy, including enterprise cloud strategy, at BHP Billiton, a global resources and mining company. Nicholas has also lead Accenture’s Data Centre Technologies and Operations practice in ANZ, ASEAN and Korea.


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Session2: Level 200: Building Your Cloud Strategy

Manav Prabhakar, Managing Consultant, Professional Services, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services

Manav Prabhakar is a Managing Consultant with the Professional Services team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), working with large enterprise customers, primarily in Southeast Asia. Manav specializes is helping customers navigate their Cloud Journey and ultimately ensuring that they realize the returns that were envisaged in their cloud transformation business case.

Prior to joining AWS in 2015, Manav worked in Financial Services IT at Deutsche Bank, and as a Senior Solutions Architect at Verizon.

Level 200: Application Migrations at Scale

This session provides an overview of how organizations can migrate workloads to the AWS cloud at scale. We will go through available migration frameworks and best practices with common use case examples during this session.

Reasons to attend:

  • Understand how to migrate at scale to the AWS cloud.
  • Hear customer deployment experiences from the AWS Professional Services team.
  • Learn about common use case examples, frameworks, and best practices.
  • Hear about what to avoid when migrating applications at scale to AWS.
  • Understand the tools and partner services that can assist you when migrating applications to AWS.

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Session1: Level 200: Application Migrations at Scale

Neal Ardeljan, Senior IT Transformation Consultant, Professional Services, ANZ, Amazon Web Services

Neal Ardeljan is a Senior IT Transformation Consultant at Amazon Web Services (AWS), working with large enterprise customers, primarily in Australia and New Zealand. In particular, Neal specialises in helping enterprise customers define their cloud strategy and cloud adoption roadmap, and manages the execution of customer migrations to the cloud. Prior to transferring to AWS in 2015, Neal worked for the Amazon eCommerce Platform (eCP) group in Seattle. Prior to Amazon, Neal held senior banking technology roles in Japan (Deutsche Bank Securities), Singapore (Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital) and Australia (Westpac Institutional, J.B Were & Son).


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Session2: Level 200: Application Migrations at Scale

Vijay Rangarajan, Senior Cloud Architect, Professional Services, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services

Vijay is a Senior Architect at Amazon Web Services, who for 4 years has been focusing on enterprise customers and partners companies across the APAC helping them to develop and execute on their cloud strategies. Vijay has worked in the IT industry for over 18 years, and has held various positions covering architecture, consulting and operations management. He has worked with customers and partners across diverse industry verticals (likes of Airline, FMCG, Manufacturing, Airlines, Healthcare, Telecom and Life Sciences, FSI) to help them migrate to cloud and embrace new operations models. Previous to joining Amazon Web Services, Vijay was responsible for multiple global infrastructure transformation solutions at a global information technology and consulting company in the US, UK and India.

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