Event Agenda

“If you have an idea with no risk, it’s probably already being done. You’ve got to have something that might not work.
It will be, in many ways, an experiment. We take risks all the time, we talk about failure.”

– Jeff Bezos, Founder and CEO Amazon, re:MARS, 2019

  • September 8
  • August 10
  • September 8
  • October 5
  • November 2
  • On-Demand
  • Track7 Session 1
  • Track8 Session 1
  • Track9 Session 1
  • Track10 Session 1

September 8

 AWS is How Companies

Tuesday, October 5th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: Relentlessly Advocating for Customers by Choong Lee (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Smartsheet (30 minutes)

Gene Farrell is the chief strategy and product officer at Smartsheet, responsible for leading company strategy, corporate development, product management, product marketing, experience design, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining Smartsheet in 2017, Gene was a Vice President at Amazon Web Services where he pioneered new cloud businesses including Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime, and scaled Amazon’s enterprise compute platform. In this session, you will learn how AWS helped Smartsheet, the leading Collaborative Work Management platform, accelerate their journey to the cloud and become the fastest SaaS provider to receive FedRamp approval.

Customer Speakers: Gene Farrell, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Smartsheet

Customer Spotlight #2: Immunis.AI and AWS Partner, Mission Cloud Services (30 minutes)

Geoffrey Erickson is a founder and Senior VP of Corporate Development at Immunis.AI, a BioMedTech startup. Immunis.AI performs detailed genomic analysis of immune cells found in a patient’s blood to understand, diagnose and monitor disease and its associated immune response. Geoffrey will be sharing why AWS was the cloud of choice for its genomic data storage and analysis solution and how Immunis.AI plans to commercialize its AWS-backed platform.

Customer Speakers: Geoffrey Erickson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Immunis.AI and Jale Uncu, Customer Success Manager, Mission Cloud Services

Q&A (15 minutes)

August 10

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Wednesday, September 8th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: Two-Pizza Teams - Organizing for Innovation (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Echelon Fitness (30 minutes)

Echelon Fitness provides state-of-the-art exercise equipment through which users in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom access live, on-demand, studio-quality workouts. When its users grew exponentially, Echelon optimized its infrastructure using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon S3 Glacier, and Amazon CloudFront. As a result, it increased the reliability of high-quality content delivery, improved security and disaster recovery, and autoscaled to handle 10,000 or more attendees per virtual class. Learn how Echelon Fitness achieves elastic scaling to meet 1,000% annual growth on AWS.

Customer Speakers: John Santo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer

Customer Spotlight #2: Narrative Science with AWS Partners, nOps, and Prime TSR (30 minutes)

Narrative Science is making data understandable for everyone through automated data storytelling. In partnership with nOps and PrimeTSR, AWS is how we’ve easily met a 3x increase in customer demand, created a website to inform the public about COVID-19 data, and increased our security governance - all while reducing cost by 9%.

Customer Speakers: Mauro Mujica-Parodi III, Chief Product Officer at Narrative Science | JT Giri, Founder & CEO, nops.io | Geremy Reiner, Associate Principal, Prime TSR

 

Q&A (15 minutes)


September 8

 AWS is How Companies

Tuesday, October 5th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: Relentlessly Advocating for Customers by Choong Lee (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Smartsheet (30 minutes)

Gene Farrell is the chief strategy and product officer at Smartsheet, responsible for leading company strategy, corporate development, product management, product marketing, experience design, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining Smartsheet in 2017, Gene was a Vice President at Amazon Web Services where he pioneered new cloud businesses including Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime, and scaled Amazon’s enterprise compute platform. In this session, you will learn how AWS helped Smartsheet, the leading Collaborative Work Management platform, accelerate their journey to the cloud and become the fastest SaaS provider to receive FedRamp approval.

Customer Speakers: Gene Farrell, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Smartsheet

Customer Spotlight #2: Immunis.AI and AWS Partner, Mission Cloud Services (30 minutes)

Geoffrey Erickson is a founder and Senior VP of Corporate Development at Immunis.AI, a BioMedTech startup. Immunis.AI performs detailed genomic analysis of immune cells found in a patient’s blood to understand, diagnose and monitor disease and its associated immune response. Geoffrey will be sharing why AWS was the cloud of choice for its genomic data storage and analysis solution and how Immunis.AI plans to commercialize its AWS-backed platform.

Customer Speakers: Geoffrey Erickson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Immunis.AI and Jale Uncu, Customer Success Manager, Mission Cloud Services

Q&A (15 minutes)

October 5

 AWS is How Companies

Tuesday, October 5th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: Relentlessly Advocating for Customers by Choong Lee (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Smartsheet (30 minutes)

Gene Farrell is the chief strategy and product officer at Smartsheet, responsible for leading company strategy, corporate development, product management, product marketing, experience design, and strategic alliances. Prior to joining Smartsheet in 2017, Gene was a Vice President at Amazon Web Services where he pioneered new cloud businesses including Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon Chime, and scaled Amazon’s enterprise compute platform. In this session, you will learn how AWS helped Smartsheet, the leading Collaborative Work Management platform, accelerate their journey to the cloud and become the fastest SaaS provider to receive FedRamp approval.

Customer Speakers: Gene Farrell, Chief Strategy and Product Officer, Smartsheet

Customer Spotlight #2: Immunis.AI and AWS Partner, Mission Cloud Services (30 minutes)

Geoffrey Erickson is a founder and Senior VP of Corporate Development at Immunis.AI, a BioMedTech startup. Immunis.AI performs detailed genomic analysis of immune cells found in a patient’s blood to understand, diagnose and monitor disease and its associated immune response. Geoffrey will be sharing why AWS was the cloud of choice for its genomic data storage and analysis solution and how Immunis.AI plans to commercialize its AWS-backed platform.

Customer Speakers: Geoffrey Erickson, Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Immunis.AI and Jale Uncu, Customer Success Manager, Mission Cloud Services

Q&A (15 minutes)

November 2

 AWS is How Companies

Tuesday, November 2nd | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: How Amazon helps small-to-medium businesses innovate by Ben Schreiner (15 min)

Customer Speaker #1: JibJab with AWS Partner, Mission Cloud Services (30 minutes)

JibJab’s software is well known for letting users insert photos of their faces into humorous eCards. Learn how JibJab is innovating with Machine Learning on AWS to implement a computer vision face segmentation algorithm for a new product line for users to express their creativity. The features backed by AWS will provide a more personalized and interactive experience.

Customer Speaker: Matt Cielecki, VP of Engineering, JibJab and Ryan Ries, Practice Lead, Data, Analytics & Machine Learning at Mission Cloud Services

Customer Spotlight #2: BKV Corp (30 minutes)

BKV Corp is a top-20 natural gas exploration & production company based out of Denver that is an innovator and producer of low impact, sustainable carbon-based energy. In this session, Bryan Becker, the Vice President of IT, will be sharing how AWS was a key part of supporting the BKV’s monumental effort to keep the gas flowing to support critical infrastructure during Winter Storm Uri.

Customer Speakers: Bryan Becker, Vice President of IT at BKV Corp

Q&A (15 minutes)

On-Demand

AWS is How

Wednesday, September 8th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • John Santo, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Echelon Fitness
  • Mauro Mujica-Parodi III, Chief Product Officer at Narrative Science
  • JT Giri, Founder & CEO at nOps.io
  • Geremy Reiner, Associate Principal at Prime TSR

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AWS is How

Tuesday, August 10th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • Kelby Green, CTO and Co-founder at VergeSense
  • Andres Diaz, Executive Director, Head of Experience Services and Digital Innovation at Genentech

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AWS is How

Tuesday, July 27th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • Julian McCrea, CEO at Open Sesame Media, Inc.
  • Nate Michael, Practice Manager, Cloud Native Development at Onica, a Rackspace Technology company
  • David Corrigan, General Manager for the Data Governance, Catalog, Quality and Privacy Business at Informatica

Watch On-Demand

AWS is How

Wednesday, June 23rd | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • Danny Meidell, Senior Principal Engineer, Grubhub
  • Claire Vo, Chief Product Officer, Color

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AWS is How

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • Sebastien Lefebvre, Senior Director of Data Science, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Alexion
  • Saketh Papaiahgari, Corporate Strategy, Alexion
  • Parul Patel, Managing Director, Slalom NYC
  • Ryan Permeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Security Architect, BlackBerry

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Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

Speakers:
  • George Szrir, Chief Technology Officer, and Wojtek Cieslik, VP of Information Technology, Delphi Financial Group, Inc.
  • John Clendennen, Founder and CEO, Eplexity
  • Elad Zoldan, Head of Data, Melio
  • Omer Har, Co-Founder & CTO, Explorium
  • Sachit Kamat, Chief Product Officer, Eightfold
  • Choong Lee, WW Head, Learning from Amazon Program at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT

Speakers:
  • Jon Pierre, Chief Business Officer, Mantle Labs
  • Adam Howatson, President and CEO, LogiSense
  • Christian Beedgen, CTO and Founder, Sumo Logic
  • Asha Poulose, VP and CIO, Data & Analytics, GE Healthcare
  • Krishna Bhat, Sr. Director Data & Analytics, GE Healthcare

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Track7 Session 1

Track8 Session 1

Track9 Session 1

Track10 Session 1

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Tuesday, August 10th | 9:00 -10:30 AM PT

Intro: Sustaining a Day 1 Culture (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: VergeSense (30 minutes)

VergeSense is a Workplace Analytics Platform trusted by global enterprises to understand the rapidly evolving needs and expectations of today's employees. Learn how VergeSense leverages AWS and machine learning to ingest and analyze millions of data points every day across over 40 million square feet of offices in 29 countries, empowering customers to create better workplaces. Kelby Green is CTO and Co-founder of VergeSense where he leads software, cloud infrastructure, and machine learning. Kelby is a recognized leader in computer vision, machine learning, IoT devices, and protocols with 19 patents to his name.

Customer Speaker: Kelby Green, CTO and Co-founder at VergeSense

Customer Spotlight #2: Genentech (30 minutes)

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, is a biotechnology company dedicated to pursuing groundbreaking science to discover and develop medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Learn how Genentech’s obsession with elevating the healthcare experience for patients and customers has led to creating an Experience Operations organization. Experience Operations is a diverse group of people with the talent and tools to ideate, test, and deliver experience and digital capabilities in an agile and innovative way.

Customer Speaker: Andres Diaz, Executive Director, Head of Experience Services and Digital Innovation at Genentech

Q&A (15 minutes)

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Session Proficiency Levels Explained

  • Level 100

    Introductory

    Sessions will focus on providing an overview of AWS services and features, with the assumption that attendees are new to the topic

  • Level 200

    Intermediate

    Sessions will focus on providing best practices, details of service features and demos with the assumption that attendees have introductory knowledge of the topics

  • Level 300

    Advanced

    Sessions will dive deeper into the selected topic. Presenters assume that the audience has some familiarity with the topic, but may or may not have direct experience implementing a similar solution

  • Level 400

    Expert

    Sessions are for attendees who are deeply familiar with the topic, have implemented a solution on their own already, and are comfortable with how the technology works across multiple services, architectures, and implementations

About the Event

In this online event series, leaders from companies of all shapes and sizes will share stories of how they were able to drive innovation and adapt in the face of uncertainty. Discover how leaders and their teams experimented and took risks to tackle some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that their organizations have encountered. These are real-life stories that explore the ups and downs of innovation and the technologies, culture, and mechanisms that can be established to help your organization adapt to change and stay ahead of the curve.

Who Should Attend

This series is intended for those who want to understand real-life examples of how to drive change and accelerate innovation in business. There is no technical expertise required. Whether you are a CEO interested in increasing business agility, a marketing professional who wants to understand real-world applicability of AI/ML, or a team leader looking to drive cultural change, these events will offer unique and authentic insights from those that have lived it.

Speakers

  • Raju Gulabani, VP of Databases, Analytics & AI, AWS

    Raju Gulabani is VP of Databases, Analytics & AI within AWS at Amazon.com. He is responsible for P&<, product management, engineering and operations for Database services such as Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB, and Analytics services such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon EMR, as well as AI services like Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Prior to joining Amazon in his current position in 2010, Raju spent four years at Google and built the Google Apps business (now known as G Suite).Earlier in his career, Raju founded an Intel backed Wi-Fi Voice over IP company as well as held engineering management positions at Microsoft.

  • Ryan Kelly, Data Architect, Equinox

    Ryan Kelly is a data architect at Equinox, where he helps outline and implement frameworks for data initiatives. He also leads clickstream tracking which helps aid teams with insights on their digital initiatives. Ryan loves making it easier for people to reach and ingest their data for the purposes of business intelligence, analytics, and product/service enrichment. He also loves exploring and vetting new technologies to see how they can enhance what they do at Equinox

  • Richard Boyd, Cloud Data Engineer, iRobot

    Richard Boyd is a cloud data engineer with the iRobot Corporation’s Cloud Data Platform where he builds tools and services to support the world’s most beloved vacuum cleaner. Before joining iRobot, Richard built discrete event simulators for Amazon’s automated fulfillment centers in Amazon Robotics. His previous roles include cyber warfare systems analyst at MIT and research for the Center for Army Analysis. He holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics & Statistics.

  • Raju Gulabani, VP of Databases, Analytics & AI, AWS

    Raju Gulabani is VP of Databases, Analytics & AI within AWS at Amazon.com. He is responsible for P&<, product management, engineering and operations for Database services such as Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB, and Analytics services such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon EMR, as well as AI services like Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Prior to joining Amazon in his current position in 2010, Raju spent four years at Google and built the Google Apps business (now known as G Suite).Earlier in his career, Raju founded an Intel backed Wi-Fi Voice over IP company as well as held engineering management positions at Microsoft.

  • Ryan Kelly, Data Architect, Equinox

    Ryan Kelly is a data architect at Equinox, where he helps outline and implement frameworks for data initiatives. He also leads clickstream tracking which helps aid teams with insights on their digital initiatives. Ryan loves making it easier for people to reach and ingest their data for the purposes of business intelligence, analytics, and product/service enrichment. He also loves exploring and vetting new technologies to see how they can enhance what they do at Equinox

  • Richard Boyd, Cloud Data Engineer, iRobot

    Richard Boyd is a cloud data engineer with the iRobot Corporation’s Cloud Data Platform where he builds tools and services to support the world’s most beloved vacuum cleaner. Before joining iRobot, Richard built discrete event simulators for Amazon’s automated fulfillment centers in Amazon Robotics. His previous roles include cyber warfare systems analyst at MIT and research for the Center for Army Analysis. He holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics & Statistics.

  • Raju Gulabani, VP of Databases, Analytics & AI, AWS

    Raju Gulabani is VP of Databases, Analytics & AI within AWS at Amazon.com. He is responsible for P&<, product management, engineering and operations for Database services such as Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB, and Analytics services such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon EMR, as well as AI services like Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Prior to joining Amazon in his current position in 2010, Raju spent four years at Google and built the Google Apps business (now known as G Suite).Earlier in his career, Raju founded an Intel backed Wi-Fi Voice over IP company as well as held engineering management positions at Microsoft.

  • Ryan Kelly, Data Architect, Equinox

    Ryan Kelly is a data architect at Equinox, where he helps outline and implement frameworks for data initiatives. He also leads clickstream tracking which helps aid teams with insights on their digital initiatives. Ryan loves making it easier for people to reach and ingest their data for the purposes of business intelligence, analytics, and product/service enrichment. He also loves exploring and vetting new technologies to see how they can enhance what they do at Equinox

  • Richard Boyd, Cloud Data Engineer, iRobot

    Richard Boyd is a cloud data engineer with the iRobot Corporation’s Cloud Data Platform where he builds tools and services to support the world’s most beloved vacuum cleaner. Before joining iRobot, Richard built discrete event simulators for Amazon’s automated fulfillment centers in Amazon Robotics. His previous roles include cyber warfare systems analyst at MIT and research for the Center for Army Analysis. He holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics & Statistics.

  • Raju Gulabani, VP of Databases, Analytics & AI, AWS

    Raju Gulabani is VP of Databases, Analytics & AI within AWS at Amazon.com. He is responsible for P&<, product management, engineering and operations for Database services such as Amazon Aurora and Amazon DynamoDB, and Analytics services such as Amazon Redshift and Amazon EMR, as well as AI services like Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, and Amazon Rekognition. Prior to joining Amazon in his current position in 2010, Raju spent four years at Google and built the Google Apps business (now known as G Suite).Earlier in his career, Raju founded an Intel backed Wi-Fi Voice over IP company as well as held engineering management positions at Microsoft.

  • Ryan Kelly, Data Architect, Equinox

    Ryan Kelly is a data architect at Equinox, where he helps outline and implement frameworks for data initiatives. He also leads clickstream tracking which helps aid teams with insights on their digital initiatives. Ryan loves making it easier for people to reach and ingest their data for the purposes of business intelligence, analytics, and product/service enrichment. He also loves exploring and vetting new technologies to see how they can enhance what they do at Equinox

  • Richard Boyd, Cloud Data Engineer, iRobot

    Richard Boyd is a cloud data engineer with the iRobot Corporation’s Cloud Data Platform where he builds tools and services to support the world’s most beloved vacuum cleaner. Before joining iRobot, Richard built discrete event simulators for Amazon’s automated fulfillment centers in Amazon Robotics. His previous roles include cyber warfare systems analyst at MIT and research for the Center for Army Analysis. He holds advanced degrees in Applied Mathematics & Statistics.

Customer Highlights

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Epics Games’ entire analytics platform runs on AWS. Billions of game events, like player interactions on the map, their accuracy, damage taken and dealt, and what resources they are using are all sent to AWS.

Epics Games

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Epics Games’ entire analytics platform runs on AWS. Billions of game events, like player interactions on the map, their accuracy, damage taken and dealt, and what resources they are using are all sent to AWS.

Yelp

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Epics Games’ entire analytics platform runs on AWS. Billions of game events, like player interactions on the map, their accuracy, damage taken and dealt, and what resources they are using are all sent to AWS.

Airbnb

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Epics Games’ entire analytics platform runs on AWS. Billions of game events, like player interactions on the map, their accuracy, damage taken and dealt, and what resources they are using are all sent to AWS.

Lyft

Event Series Overview

Today, many companies are reinventing and redefining how they do business. In this online event series, leaders from companies of all shapes and sizes will describe how they experimented and took risks to tackle some of the biggest challenges and opportunities that their organizations have encountered. Discover how these leaders and their teams use AWS to benefit from the fastest pace of innovation, the broadest and deepest functionality, the most secure computing environment, and performance to build what's needed for today and tomorrow.