This Event is Available On-Demand

In this training-based webinar, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and global market intelligence provider, IDC, will deliver practical guidance on how to maximize the value of your cloud infrastructure. Learn how to drive cost efficiencies in AWS environments, develop a lean cost culture, assess speed and cost tradeoffs, and implement best practices throughout your organization.

On-Demand Viewers will learn how to:

  • Apply cost optimization best practices from the AWS Well-Architected Framework (WAF) to your daily operations
  • Ensure your cloud usage and costs move in line with demand
  • Integrate a lean cost culture into your planning, design, and development processes
  • Discover AWS Marketplace independent software vendor cost optimization solutions such as Cloudability

Who Should Watch?

Professionals in technology and finance roles, such as chief technology officers (CTOs), architects, developers, and operations team members.


Stephen Elliot, IDC Program Vice President

Stephen Elliot is Program Vice President at IDC, where he manages multiple programs spanning IT operations, enterprise management, ITSM, Agile and DevOps, application performance, virtualization, multi-cloud management and automation, log analytics, container management, DaaS, and software-defined compute. He advises senior IT, business, and investment executives globally in the creation of strategy and operational tactics that drive the execution of digital transformation and business growth.

Chris Chapman, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS

Chris Chapman is a Partner Solutions Architect at AWS, covering AWS Marketplace, Service Catalog, and Control Tower. His core mission is helping customers and partners automate AWS infrastructure deployment and provisioning. He is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect, and his skills include cloud computing, data integration and architecture, SaaS computing, and software design and development. Chris has previous experience as a developer, systems architect, and big data architect.

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About IDC:

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight help IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives.

About AWS Marketplace:

AWS Marketplace is a digital software catalog that makes it easy to find, try, buy, deploy, and manage software that runs on AWS. AWS Marketplace has a broad and deep selection of security solutions offered by hundreds of independent software vendors, spanning infrastructure security, logging and monitoring, identity and access control, data protection, and more. These products can be integrated with AWS Services and other existing technologies, enabling you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture across your AWS and on-premises environments. Visit to learn more.

*The views and opinions of IDC and their presenter, Stephen Elliot, are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of AWS.