Migrate to AWS

Learn best practices for migrating your enterprise applications to the AWS Cloud

AWS has helped thousands of organizations migrate to the cloud and reduce costs while increasing operational resilience by modernizing their IT infrastructure. Join our online event to help accelerate and address common blockers in your cloud migration journey of Windows and/or SAP-based workloads. This free online event provides you with the best practices for migrating to the cloud with AWS. Whether you are beginning to build on AWS, or expanding your cloud practice, there are many opportunities to grow, succeed, and deliver on business outcomes.

Our Migrate to AWS event is ideal for mid-to-senior level technical and business decision makers who are eager to learn more about migrating their Windows and/or SAP-based workloads to the AWS cloud.

This online conference is designed to teach you:

  • Proven approaches and strategies to help assess, mobilize, migrate and modernize your Windows and/or SAP workloads
  • Why other large enterprises have chosen AWS to run SAP and Windows, and how they’ve been successful

AWSome Day Online Conference 03.05.20

Event Agenda

Session Titles
45 mins
45 mins
Transformation, Migration and Governance: Lessons Learned 

Thousands of AWS customers are transforming their business by migrating and modernizing with AWS. In this keynote, Dave McCann will talk through some of the lessons we've learned about cloud scale migration and modernization, and how implementing governance at scale can help you make the right decisions that accelerate your business transformation.

Windows Track

Optimize Infrastructure and Licensing Costs with AWS

Speaker: Chris Bush, Sales Lead, MS Platform, AWS

Learn more about the cost of migrating applications to the cloud with the AWS Optimization and Licensing Assessment, which gives you visibility of your current IT estate and utilization rates and enables you to visualize potential licensing and infrastructure cost savings.

Best Practices for Running Microsoft SQL Server on AWS

Speaker:Alex Zarenin, Senior Solution Architect, AWS
Aaron Lima, Senior Solution Architect, AWS

Learn how to optimize the performance of your SQL Server for different application types and reduce licensing costs. Discover how to simplify SQL Server always-on deployments by using fully managed, highly available shared storage to host your databases; and how to reduce complexity and cost using Amazon FSx for Windows Server.

Manage Windows on AWS Like a Pro

Speaker: Aaron Lima, Senior Solution Architect, AWS
Syed Ahmad, Senior Solution Architect, AWS

Learn how to manage your EC2 Windows workloads on AWS utilizing AWS Systems Manager and Amazon CloudWatch. We will look at how Systems Manager and CloudWatch can reduce complexity while providing full management and insights into your EC2 Windows workloads at scale.

AD on AWS to Support Windows Workloads

Speaker: Andy Hopper, Senior Solution Architect, AWS

Learn how to deploy Microsoft Active Directory to support group policy management, authentication and authorization. Explore strategies for Active Directory on Amazon EC2 and AWS Managed Active Directory. Find out how to integrate your on-premises Microsoft Active Directory environment with AWS Cloud, and how to leverage SaaS applications such as Office 365 with AWS Single Sign-On.

SAP Track

AWS: Purpose Built for SAP Customers

Speaker: Fernando Castillo, Head SAP Worldwide Ecosystem and SAP Alliance, AWS

AWS has been supporting SAP since SAP themselves became AWS customers in 2008. Now, more than 5,000 active customers run SAP on AWS. Attend to learn how SAP and AWS are listening to customers and delivering solutions to help them accelerate their SAP transformation on AWS to reduce costs, improve performance, and foster innovation.

How Customers Are Getting More Out of Their SAP Investments on AWS

Speaker: Matthew Lobaugh, Global Industry and ISV Partner Lead - SAP Team, AWS

Now more than ever, customers want to get more value from their SAP investments and are looking for examples of how others have achieved this. During this session, we will look at specific SAP on AWS customers and how they are reducing costs, increasing agility, accelerating innovation,getting more value from their data, and extending their SAP applications with advanced services.

Deluxe Entertainment: Modernizing a Media Digital Supply Chain Leveraging SAP on AWS

Speaker: Cindy McKenzie, CIO, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

Learn how Deluxe Entertainment Services moved their financial and BI platforms to AWS to allow seamless integration and leverage core functionalities from SAP for their Deluxe One cloud based platform.

Lockheed Martin: How Lockheed Martin Uses SAP HANA to Trawls Its AWS Data Lake

Speakers: Ramesh Krishnan, Product Owner, Lockheed Martin

Steve Morgan, Chief Analytics Architect, Enterprise Operations, Chief Data & Analytics Office, Lockheed Martin

Attend this deep dive on Lockheed Martin's data lake setup and integration with SAP to support the discovery, extraction, and refinement of data for employees across the company.

NBCUniversal: Welcome to "the ROC" - The story of NBCUniversal's SAP Journey To The Cloud

Speaker: Liz Michaud, SVP/CIO, NBC

Hear lessons learned as NBCUniveral migrated their SAP landscape representing over 96,000 users and an 80TB+ database to AWS, reducing system size by 83%, TCO by 23%, and average user response time by 40%.

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Closing Remarks


  • David McCannVice President, AWS Migration, Marketplace, and Control Services, AWS

    David McCann joined AWS in 2014 as Vice President of AWS Marketplace. Since that time, David has grown a portfolio of 8 AWS services to include AWS Migration Services, AWS Marketplace, AWS Data Exchange and Control Services. For each of these unique services, he owns the P&L, engineering and product management teams in Seattle WA, Vancouver BC, Austin TX, Boston MA, New York City NY, Cape Town South Africa, and BD teams in 14 global markets. AWS Marketplace has over 260,000 active buyers worldwide, deploying and managing software from over 1,600 independent software vendors who have enabled over 1 million subscriptions. AWS Migration Services are a set of 4 services which migrate applications and workloads with automation, and accelerate thousands of application migrations a year. AWS Data Exchange is a new service that makes it easy for millions of AWS customers to securely find, subscribe to, and use third-party data in the cloud. Control Services (Control Tower/Service Catalog) apply centralized application and resource Governance controls for distributed teams in regulated industries like Healthcare, Financial Services and Public Sector. He is an AWS Exec Sponsor to a number of AWS clients in the USA and EMEA, and advises CEO’s of both public ISV’s and start up VC’s on engineering for cloud, and software supply chain automation in a DevSecOps world.

    Prior to joining AWS, McCann was CEO of Varolii, a VC-backed, voice-enabled, multichannel customer engagement SaaS company, which he sold to Nuance Corporation in 2014. Varolii automated digital consumer engagement in transportation (Delta, Southwest, Alaska Airlines), Healthcare (Aetna, Express Scripts) and Banking (Bank of America, SunTrust, CitiCorp). He also served as the General Manager of Windows Server Product Strategy at Microsoft, VP of Content Management at IBM/FileNet and SVP of Client/Server at Unisys where he ran product management for the Unix product line. He has been CEO of 3 other VC-backed ISV’s in various industries over his career.

    McCann is originally from Scotland, UK, but now resides in Seattle, WA, with his wife Angela, with 30 +years residence in the western USA, having lived in Silicon Valley and Southern California.

  • Chris BushSales Lead, MS Platform, AWS

    Chris spent 15 years with Microsoft beginning his career in 2003 as a Senior Consultant 2 on Microsoft’s Business Desktop Deployment Team (creators of the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit). He left MCS and became a pre-sales architect in 2006, spanning technologies such as Office, 0365, Enterprise Mobility + Security, and finally as a Certified Azure Architect responsible for Windows Server, Remote Desktop Services, System Center, and Azure Use.

  • Alex ZareninSenior Solutions Architect, AWS

    Alex Zarenin is a Senior Solution Architect, based in New York, specializing in SQL Server and .Net/Core workloads on AWS. He has over 20 years’ experience building large-scale mission-critical multi-tier systems with SQL Server back-end in the finance and ecommerce sectors. Outside of the office Alex focuses on spending time with his family and can be found most weekends hiking, bicycling, or practice archery with his wife and two daughters.

  • Aaron LimaSenior Solutions Architect, AWS

    Aaron Lima is a Sr. Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services based in the New York area. Aaron is responsible for assisting customers with their AWS for Windows architectures and migrations. Aaron is an IT professional with over two decades of experience, as a one-time customer he is passionate about helping and enabling customers take advantage of the AWS Cloud. Aaron’s primary focus is on Management and Governance within AWS. Aaron loves talking about AWS Systems Manager, AWS CloudFormation, AWS Config and automating infrastructure deployment and operations.

  • Syed AhmadSenior Solutions Architect, AWS

    Syed Ahmad is a Senior Solutions Architect specializing in the Microsoft Platform at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He helps customers understand the benefits of the AWS cloud, migrate Microsoft related workloads, building Active Directory based networks and supported applications, and provide best practice guidance with AWS architecture. He has worn many hats during his time at AWS, including Cloud Support Team Lead and Senior Technical Account Manager for enterprise customers. When Syed is not helping AWS customers, he likes to spend time with his family, enjoys playing on his Xbox, mimics great chef recipes at an amateur level, and hopes for another 49ers Super Bowl victory.

  • Andy HopperSenior Solutions Architect, AWS

    Andy is a Senior Solutions Architect with Amazon Web Services specializing in Microsoft technologies. Before Andy joined AWS, he was a software developer for 25 years, writing code for Enterprise- and Internet-based applications running on the Windows and Linux platforms.

  • Fernando CastilloHead SAP Worldwide Ecosystem and SAP Alliance, AWS

    Fernando Castillo joined Amazon Web Services in 2014 to lead global sales efforts around SAP; today Fernando is responsible for SAP Alliance and worldwide SAP Ecosystem. In this role Fernando works with SAP customers, partners, SAP and AWS teams to help organizations gain the multiple benefits of running SAP on the AWS Cloud.

    Fernando has over 20 years in the IT industry, having started his career with IBM Global Services, supporting customers to implement SAP; then joined Avaya where he held multiple US and global roles. He recently spent more than 4 years with SAP working in global Business Development, Sales and Marketing roles.

    Fernando holds an Industrial Engineering degree from Universidad de Lima, in Peru and an MBA for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and currently resides with his wife in the Bay Area in Northern California.

  • Matthew LobaughGlobal Industry and ISV Partner Lead - SAP Team, AWS

    Matthew is responsible for the SAP on AWS Industry and SAP Extend approach for how customers can achieve more from their SAP investments and accelerate innovation. He’s also responsible for how technology and software partners integrate and optimize their SAP focused offerings on AWS.

    Over-all, Matthew has been in the enterprise technology industry for more than 20 years with prior roles at SAP, Schneider Electric, Oracle, and Hewlett Packard.

  • Cindy McKenzieCIO, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group

    Cindy McKenzie is Chief Information Officer for Deluxe Entertainment Services Group where she is responsible for IT strategy and planning, development, implementation and maintenance of technology-related functions and services for Deluxe Entertainment Services globally. Under her tenure, previously siloed IT and Security functions were centralized globally to better support Deluxe’s digital transformation, to improve service delivery and to support global workshare. She has over 20 years’ experience in IT leadership roles across multiple industries including Media and Entertainment, Engineering and Construction and Financial Services.

    Cindy is on the board of directors STEM Advantage, which is a non-profit which provides scholarships, internships and mentors to women and underserved communities in STEM related majors as well she is on the boards of the Southern California Chapter of the Society for Information Management and the SIM Foundation. Cynthia was honored in 2012 as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders and in 2018 she won the Advanced Imaging Society’s Technology Leadership Award, the Women in Technology Hollywood Leadership Award and the SIM STEM Most Inspiring Leader.

  • Ramesh KrishnanProduct Owner, Lockheed Martin

    With over 15 years of Leadership skills and strong IT background and a solid track record of solving complex problems, developing innovative solutions, enabling partners to grow and establishing intricate human networks and finally creating customer success stories through process policy and procedure. Ramesh has been a pioneer and thus always have been spearheading operations that are challenging in nature be it soft skills or technology. He is instrumental in turning high profile projects to success all along my profession. Time and again he has brought companies in to the new era of technology, be it Client server to web based analytics for GE or the most recent Cloud first approach of Lockheed, as a keen visionary he has made cloud first for Lockheed Martin a reality enabling solutions for simple Data lake to complex Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and plethora of other applications making an ideal data-driven company one step close to reality.

  • Steve MorganChief Analytics Architect, Enterprise Operations, Chief Data & Analytics Office, Lockheed Martin

    Throughout my career I have been in technical leadership roles and delivered successful projects with millions of dollars in value, specifically seeking out the most challenging and valuable projects. Beginning as a software engineer, I held responsibilities over multiple applications on the SAP ERP Procure-to-Pay program. I was given my first opportunity to lead a million-dollar project focused on improving the user experience of the Materials and Cost Estimating module. The 10-month project was completed on time, with resounding enthusiasm from the user community.

    After completing the Advanced Technical Leadership Program, certification in Agile methodologies, obtaining my master’s with emphasis in machine learning, and experience in developing executive dashboards, I moved into the newly formed Analytics Center of Excellence. Within two years, I developed the business case, architecture, and initial teams for Collibra, Brainspace, Domino, and the cloud native Enterprise Data Lake. These four services including Data Virtualization and Tableau were all initially offered as enterprise services as the Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Platform. Subsequently, I was named the Chief Architect. In 2018, I was given the highest technical award in Corporate Engineering and Technology at Lockheed Martin because of my efforts on EIM. EIM became the backbone of our enterprise data organization, which has been awarded over $20 million in funding through Digital Transformation to date. Today, use cases specific to each business area and enterprise programs across HR, manufacturing, and supply chain depend heavily upon the analytics stack I helped start 4 years ago. I have had direct involvement with many projects within the Data Refinery, and total have estimated savings of over $15 million dollars annually, with growth expected. I am particularly proud of my efforts on IIoT. We have developed a product which allows machine learning to be scaled to any machine, using real-time data from the factory floor. New models will be deployed to production in hours and has already resulted in direct savings to our customers.

    I am beginning a new role, Chief Analytics Architect, responsible for aligning our current business systems with our future analytics capabilities. The scope and potential impact are bigger than any other opportunity I have had within my career. I fully expect to exceed expectations in this effort as well.

  • Liz MichaudSVP/CIO, NBC

    Liz Michaud is currently the SVP/CIO for Enterprise Applications at NBCUniversal. She is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of the Enterprise Applications portfolio, which includes NBCU wide Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, HR, and intelligent automation systems. She co-leads the long-term technical roadmap to transform the NBCU Applications portfolio over the next 5-10 years in a manner that simplifies, enhances, and better secures NBCU. Liz was also accountable for the NBCU wide transition to Microsoft 365 that completed in November 2019 and is very active in the NBCU TechWomen community.

    Prior to this, Liz spent nearly 29 years in the Aerospace and Defense Industry with Lockheed Martin. Her departing role was leading the IT separation and integration of Sikorsky Aircraft into Lockheed Martin. This role expanded Liz's information technology breadth of experience into deeper areas of infrastructure and cyber, as well as her knowledge of business intricacies and legalities involved in a $9B major acquisition. Prior to that, Liz held numerous progressively responsible positions in both IT and Finance.

    Ms. Michaud began her career in Finance and transitioned into IT at the mid-point of her career. She has a Finance degree from the University of Maine, and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. She is also a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Financial Leadership Development Program.

    Liz and her husband Rik live in Bergen County, New Jersey and have 2 sons, Alex, a Maine Marine Patrol Officer and Ian, an equipment supervisor for the New England Revolution.

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    • Q: Where is this event?
      This event is an online event, hosted by AWS on the INTRADO platform.
    • Q: Who should attend this event?
      This event is designed for mid- to senior-level technical and business decision makers to consider migrating their Windows workloads and/or SAP-based applications to AWS.
    • Q: How much does this event cost?
      There is no cost to attend this event.
    • Q: Why should I attend this event?
      This online conference is designed to teach you:
      - Proven approaches and strategies to help assess, mobilize, migrate, and modernize your Windows and/or SAP workloads
      - Why other large enterprises have chosen AWS to run SAP and Windows, and how they’ve been successful

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