AWS Virtual Transformation Day

AWS Transformation Day is designed for enterprise organizations looking to make the move to the cloud in order to become more responsive, agile and innovative, while still staying secure and compliant. Join us for this virtual event and we'll share our experiences of helping enterprise customers accelerate the pace of migration and adoption of strategic services.

We recommend this event for IT and business leaders who are looking to create sustainable benefits and a competitive advantage by using the AWS Cloud.

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 9:00am–1:00pm Pacific Time
          12:00pm–4:00pm Eastern Time
Location: Online – Register to gain your unique login code

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Event Agenda

Sessions are available on demand
Duration
Session Titles
60 mins
60 mins
Opening Keynote
What Transformation Really Means for the EnterpriseSpeaker: Sandy Carter
10 mins

Break

30 mins

Leading Your Team Through A Cloud Transformation

Speaker: Thomas Blood
Moving to the cloud can help transform technical and non-technical aspects of your organization, enabling agility, scale, security, and cost savings. However, transformational change requires strong leadership at all levels of the organization. In this session, we will review strategies and best practices to help you lead the organization through a successful cloud journey.

30 mins

Transforming Enterprise IT

Speaker: Wesley Wilks
As more and more enterprises start down the path of their digital transformation, the pressure on their IT organizations to support innovation across the business couldn’t be higher. In this session, we will outline a number of cutting-edge technologies as well as an operating model that will allow IT to position itself as a business enabler and not a blocker. We will be sharing some mechanisms that will enable the IT organization to meet the pace of innovation that is being set by the business while giving them the flexibility to leverage existing assets.

15 mins

Break

30 mins

Achieving Business Value

Speaker: Michael Chu, Niraj Zaveri
It is well understood by the enterprise that cloud computing enables companies to host applications, mission critical workloads, and special projects on infrastructure that is built and managed by a third-party provider such as AWS. However, many customers find themselves having a difficult time in assigning value to the benefits of the cloud. In this session we will introduce a framework that can be used to identify the impact of moving to the cloud and the business value around areas such as cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience, and business agility.

30 mins

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise

Speaker: Curran O’Brien, Cynthya Peranandam
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often discussed as a future technology with transformational impact across society. In reality, many enterprises already use AI powered solutions to drive new levels of scale, create new efficiencies, and generate new predictions. In this session, we will explore real world use cases for AI. We’ll also provide tips to get started creating your own AI solutions.


15 mins
15 mins
ClosingSpeaker: Sandy Carter

Event Agenda

Sessions are available on demand
Duration
Session Titles
55 mins
55 mins
Opening Keynote
What Transformation Really Means for the EnterpriseSpeaker: Sandy Carter
5 mins

Break

40 mins

Leading Your Team Through A Cloud Transformation

Speaker: Thomas Blood
Moving to the cloud can help transform technical and non-technical aspects of your organization, enabling agility, scale, security, and cost savings. However, transformational change requires strong leadership at all levels of the organization. In this session, we will review strategies and best practices to help you lead the organization through a successful cloud journey.

40 mins

Transforming Enterprise IT

Speaker: Wesley Wilks, Dan Gallivan
As more and more enterprises start down the path of their digital transformation, the pressure on their IT organizations to support innovation across the business couldn’t be higher. In this session, we will outline a number of cutting-edge technologies as well as an operating model that will allow IT to position itself as a business enabler and not a blocker. We will be sharing some mechanisms that will enable the IT organization to meet the pace of innovation that is being set by the business while giving them the flexibility to leverage existing assets.

10 mins

Break

40 mins

Achieving Business Value

Speaker: Michael Chu, Jake Burns
It is well understood by the enterprise that cloud computing enables companies to host applications, mission critical workloads, and special projects on infrastructure that is built and managed by a third-party provider such as AWS. However, many customers find themselves having a difficult time in assigning value to the benefits of the cloud. In this session we will introduce a framework that can be used to identify the impact of moving to the cloud and the business value around areas such as cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience, and business agility.

40 mins

Demystifying Artificial Intelligence for the Enterprise

Speaker: Curran O’Brien, Cynthya Peranandam
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often discussed as a future technology with transformational impact across society. In reality, many enterprises already use AI powered solutions to drive new levels of scale, create new efficiencies, and generate new predictions. In this session, we will explore real world use cases for AI. We’ll also provide tips to get started creating your own AI solutions.

10 mins
10 mins
ClosingSpeaker: Sandy Carter

Speakers

  • Sandy CarterVice President, Enterprise Workloads, Amazon Web Services

    Sandy Carter joined AWS as Vice President of Enterprise Workloads in April 2017. Prior to joining AWS, Sandy was a driving force of Innovation at IBM for the last decade. Most recently serving as IBM’s worldwide General Manager of Ecosystem Development, Sandy was the global evangelist responsible for connecting emerging technology companies and accelerators with enterprises to increase productivity and creativity while fostering a community of innovation.

  • Thomas Blood Enterprise Strategist, Amazon Web Services

    As an AWS Enterprise Strategist for EMEA, Thomas works with enterprise executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers. Prior to joining AWS in October of 2016, Thomas was VP of Emerging Technologies at Experian Consumer Services, where he led an effort to re-architect the technology platform using a cloud-native approach in AWS. This transformation changed how the business develops software, systems, and business solutions and has caused a ripple effect throughout the enterprise with multiple business units pursuing their own journey to the cloud.

  • Wesley WilkSolutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

    Wesley is an AWS Solutions Architect, where he works with enterprises in their migrations to the AWS cloud. He has worked with enterprises in all stages in their journey, from initial workloads to mass migrations. He has helped establish cloud center of excellence (COE) teams, as well as define the various best practices and architectural patterns to ensure the successful deployment of the cloud solutions.

  • Michael ChuBusiness Development Manager, Cloud Economics, Amazon Web Services

    Michael works for AWS Cloud Economics where he works to help customers understand and quantify the comprehensive business value of AWS. He’s considered a thought leader on valuing benefits and has been instrumental in establishing the Cloud Value Framework. Prior to Amazon, Michael held leadership roles at in Business Strategy at Coupa Software, Customer Strategy at SAP, and Product Management at Symantec. He also has computer science degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

  • Curran O’Brien Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Artificial Intelligence, Amazon Web Services

    Curran O’Brien is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for artificial intelligence solutions at AWS. Previously, he led consulting practices with a focus on advanced analytics and smart cities solutions. He has been a featured presenter at dozens of conferences around the world, sharing thought leadership on big-data analytics and analytics-of-things.

  • Cynthya PeranandamPrincipal Product Marketing Manager, Artificial Intelligence, Amazon Web Services

    Cynthya Peranandam is a Principal Product Marketing Manager for artificial intelligence solutions at AWS. Previously she was a marketing leader at IBM, where she developed data-driven thought leadership to foster strategic conversations. She is the author of numerous reports and articles on digital business and technology and has been featured on Forbes, SocialMediaToday and ComputerWorld.

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    Niraj Zaveri Business Development Manager, Cloud Economics, Amazon Web Services

    Niraj is a Business Development manager with AWS, responsible for helping customers build the business case for innovation through the Cloud. He’s considered a thought leader on valuing benefits and has been instrumental in establishing the Cloud Value Framework, which has been verified by two third party analyst firms.
    Prior to joining AWS, he held leadership positions in Customer Strategy at SAP, Product Marketing at Symantec. Niraj holds a Bachelors of Engineering degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters in Engineering Management from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

  • Jake BurnsEnterprise Strategist, Amazon Web services

    Jake joined AWS as Enterprise Strategist in October 2018. In this role, Jake works with enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for how the cloud can help them increase speed and agility while devoting more of their resources to their customers. Prior to joining AWS, Jake was Vice President of Cloud Services at Live Nation Entertainment where he was responsible for leading the company’s cloud transformation including an accelerated all-in migration to AWS, achieving an immediate 18% savings in infrastructure TCO with an additional 30% savings the following year, as well as significant measured increases in agility, security, and reliability. In his previous role as Vice President of IT Operations, Jake was responsible for enterprise-wide IT strategy and oversight of the infrastructure and support teams in North America, and focused on cloud-based IT modernization and overall operational efficiency.

  • Dan Gallivan Sr. Director, VMware

    Dan is Sr. Director, WW Cloud Partner Strategy & Architecture at VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. VMware focuses on accelerating our customers’ digital transformation journey by enabling enterprises to master a software-defined, multi-cloud approach to business and IT. Prior to VMware, Dan has held CTO and senior technology roles at some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world including IBM, CSC, Charles Schwab and Motorola. Dan is an innovative, entrepreneurial and passionate IT executive with a broad background in cloud computing, consulting practice leadership, IT management consulting, enterprise architecture, joint ventures, and global business development. Dan is an avid cyclist and also enjoys software development and tinkering with Internet of Things (IOT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and drones when he’s not spending time with his wife and daughters.

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Session Details

  • Keynote

    What Transformation Really Means for the Enterprise

    As new technologies and emerging competitors disrupt established industries, enterprises around the world are seeking their own Digital Transformation to keep pace. Yet, large organizations must chart their own unique path to success in the digital era. In this session, we discuss the technical and non-technical changes undertaken by other large enterprises who are transforming at scale. We also provide tips and tricks on how you can get started with your own transformation journey.

  • Session 1

    Leading Your Organization Through a Cloud Transformation

    Moving to the cloud can help transform technical and non-technical aspects of your organization, enabling agility, scale, security, and cost savings. However, transformational change requires strong leadership at all levels of the organization. In this session, we will review strategies and best practices to help you lead the organization through a successful cloud journey.

  • Session 2

    Transforming Enterprise IT

    As more and more enterprises start down the path of their digital transformation, the pressure on their IT organizations to support innovation across the business couldn’t be higher. In this session, we will outline a number of cutting-edge technologies as well as an operating model that will allow IT to position itself as a business enabler and not a blocker. We will be sharing some mechanisms that will enable the IT organization to meet the pace of innovation that is being set by the business while giving them the flexibility to leverage existing assets.

  • Session 3

    Achieving Business Value with AWS

    It is well understood by the enterprise that cloud computing enables companies to host applications, mission critical workloads, and special projects on infrastructure that is built and managed by a third-party provider such as AWS. However, many customers find themselves having a difficult time in assigning value to the benefits of the cloud. In this session we will introduce a framework that can be used to identify the impact of moving to the cloud and the business value around areas such as cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience, and business agility.

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Q: Where is this event?
      This event is an online event, hosted by AWS on the INXPO platform.
    • Q: Who should attend this event?
      Business and IT decision makers from enterprise companies should attend this event if they are looking to make the move to the cloud.
    • Q: How much does this event cost?
      This is a free event!
    • Q: Why should I attend this event?
      If you’d like to learn how to make your business more agile, secure and scalable then this event is for you! We’ll offer a variety of sessions to help you improve business performance, reduce costs and reinvent your IT strategies.
    • Q: Will this session be recorded?
      Yes, you will receive the recording once the event is complete in our post event communications.

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