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

  • June 23
  • July 27
  • August 10
  • On-Demand
  • September
  • Track6 Session 1
  • Track7 Session 1
  • Track8 Session 1
  • Track9 Session 1
  • Track10 Session 1

June 23

AWS is How

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

Introduction to Working Backwards (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Color (30 minutes)

Color is building the infrastructure for durable, equitable public health, including mass COVID-19 testing and vaccination programs. Its technology and clinical services are the backbone of large-scale population health programs for over 200 institutions worldwide. Chief Product Officer Claire Vo shares how Color is scaling its work building a nationwide, technology-based health infrastructure that anyone can access.

Customer Speaker: Claire Vo, Chief Product Officer, Color

Customer Spotlight #2: Grubhub (30 minutes)

In the competitive online/mobile food-ordering & delivery space, scalability and reliability are crucial in keeping up with the demands of hungry diners. Learn how Grubhub launched a new cloud-native platform on AWS that has scaled to connect over 30 million diners with hundreds of thousands of restaurants across over 4,000 U.S. cities. Senior Principal Engineer, Danny Meidell, joined Grubhub in 2014 and has played key roles in architecting numerous parts of the Grubhub infrastructure. 

Customer Speaker: Danny Meidell, Senior Principal Engineer, Grubhub

Q&A (15 minutes)

July 27

AWS is How

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

Intro: Fueling Growth through Customer-Driven Innovation (15 minutes)

Customer Spotlight #1: Open Sesame, with AWS Partner, Onica (30 minutes)

Learn how Onica, a Rackspace Technology company, worked with Open Sesame Media, Inc. – the pioneer in social audio experiences – to build their karaoke app for scale, from soft launch to massive availability across 5G phones around the world by leveraging serverless technologies and event-driven architectures for auto-scaling and cost optimization. Prior to Open Sesame, Julian ran Portal Entertainment, a UK-based digital entertainment company working with Warner Bros, Fox and Disney and was a case study for UK innovation in the creative industry.

Customer Speaker: Julian McCrea, CEO at Open Sesame Media, Inc.

Partner Speaker: Nate Michael, Practice Manager, Cloud Native Development at Onica, a Rackspace Technology company

Customer Spotlight #2: Informatica (30 minutes)

Learn how Informatica, an industry leader in Data Governance and Data Cataloging, rapidly developed its cloud-native data governance and catalog services on AWS using AWS native services - Amazon Neptune and Amazon EKS. David Corrigan is the Informatica General Manager for the Data Governance, Catalog, Quality and Privacy business and was previously responsible for Customer 360 (MDM) strategy.

Customer Speaker: David Corrigan, General Manager for the Data Governance, Catalog, Quality and Privacy Business at Informatica

Q&A (15 minutes)

August 10

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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

Q&A (15 minutes)

On-Demand

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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September

Customer Spotlight #5: GE Healthcare

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Venue

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Leaning on experience with more than a million active customers, AWS and our Partner Network can help you build new products and services quickly, so you can stay ahead of your changing business needs. But how are companies constantly changing and innovating their businesses to help us adjust in this new normal? Watch one family find out:



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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.