The AWS In Spotlight Webinar Series

AWS In Spotlight - Webinar Series | Nordics


The AWS Initiate Day online is coming to the Nordics

Join our webinar series designed for public sector organizations, including government agencies, education institutions, healthcare providers, and more. Discover the benefits of using the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud to scale, innovate, and drive efficiency to achieve your digital transformation objectives.

Choose your track

Management Track - May 26
Technical Track - May 27
10:00 - 10:30
AWS and cloud foundations

Join this session to unlock a foundational understanding of the cloud. What is cloud computing and its advantages? Learn more about types of cloud computing and the differences between on premises services versus Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS). Dive into how AWS capacity matches your organizational demand and charges only for what you use. See how AWS offers lower costs due to economies of scale and provides service from vendors versed in running large-scale networks. Learn about AWS services and infrastructure—including AWS Regions and Availability Zones—and trace the evolution of AWS since its early beginnings.

Security framework shakedown: Chart your journey with AWS best practice

As with everything in life, there is an easy way and a hard way when it comes to adopting security framework recommendations. Featuring the AWS Well-Architected and Cloud Adoption Frameworks, join this session to walk through a complete security journey.

10:30 - 11:00
Cost optimization on AWS

By understanding the costs associated with existing application workloads or new ones, the AWS Cloud economics team helps our large customers around the world develop a sound business case for the cloud. Once the foundations are in place, our customers pay for what they need on AWS. The AWS cost-optimization techniques enhance customers' ability to effectively manage their cost and increase ROI.
Building data lakes and data analytics on AWS

In this session, discover how to understand what data you have, drive insights, and make predictions using purpose-built AWS services. Learn about the common pitfalls of building data lakes and see how to leverage your data successfully.
11:00 - 11:30

Top cloud security myths dispelled

In this session, hear answers to the most common cloud security questions that we hear from customers. Dive deep into detailed answers for each question, distilled from AWS experts’ practical experience working with organizations around the world. This session is for everyone who is curious, cautious, or excited about the cloud.

Driving digital transformation using machine learning

Our mission at AWS is to put machine learning in the hands of every developer. In this session, take a close look at how you can build intelligent applications effortlessly using some of the AWS artificial intelligence services for forecasting, recommendations, image and video recognition, language and speech understanding, chatbots, and much more.

Strengthen your cloud skills with our AWS In Spotlight webinar series. We’ll cover the benefits of using the AWS Cloud to scale, innovate, and drive efficiencies in pursuit of your digital transformation objectives, in convenient 20 minute installments.

Designed for the Nordic public sector community, these on-demand webinars gather together leading experts from local governments and public sector institutions covering technical and business topics. Hear first-hand about the implementation experiences and key learnings of local AWS public sector customers, and glean insights and best practice tips from AWS experts that you can apply in your own organization.

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Modernization in government with machine learning and artificial intelligence (20 min.)
Now on-demand 

Machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are moving to the mainstream so quickly, that Gartner expects 75%* of organizations to have operationalized them by 2024. Driven by rise of cloud computing, ML and AI offer the potential to transform customer experiences, improve operations, drive faster and better decision making, and spark innovation. The result? Higher quality, timelier public services, delivered more effectively. Join this session to hear about the implementation experiences of local organizations and the impact these intelligent technologies are having on citizens and wider society.


Neil Mackin, Technical Business Development Manager, AWS

* Gartner

Accelerating the next-generation university experience (20 min.)
Now on-demand 

Hear how educational institutions, such as University West in Sweden, have met the varied challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how their learnings are shaping their plans for the future. Discover how they’ve used the AWS Cloud to scale to meet the demands of remote learning, and how they’ve applied intelligent AWS technologies to maintain personalized and inclusive experiences for students. In addition, learn about the long-term impact of recent transformations on students, teachers, and curricula.

Jude Sheeran, Senior Business Development Manager, AWS
Rickard Noren, Chief Information Officer and Deputy University Director, University West, Sweden

Cloud computing and the recent disruption of education technology (20 min.)
Now on-demand 

With the COVID-19 pandemic, educational institutions have faced significant challenges. Learn about how the transition to AWS Cloud enabled Norwegian learning management system provider itslearning to scale to meet peak demand for remote learning capabilities. Discover how they improved customer experiences at a critical time, and their predictions for what classroom environments will look like in the years ahead.

Ana Cavez, Business Development Manager Education, EMEA, AWS
Linn Veronica Bredesen, Chief Technology Officer, itslearning

Genomics at scale with SciLife Lab (Part 1); Scaling your research with AWS (Part 2); Machine learning – quick start (Part 3) (20 min. each)
Now on-demand 

Watch this three-part webinar series to learn how AWS is helping institutions such as Sweden-based SciLifeLab to process complex workloads, and accelerate time-to-science. By using cost-effective, scalable, and intelligent technologies such as machine learning, researchers around the world are able to analyze massive data pipelines, store petabytes of data, and collaborate and share results.

Philip Ewels, Lead for Bioinformatics Development, National Genomics Infrastructure, SciLifeLab
Nicholas Metallo, Senior Data Scientist, EMEA Public Sector, AWS

Healthcare providers move to cloud to innovate and keep data safe (20 min.)
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Healthcare organizations are using cloud services, big data, and machine learning to scale operations, make services more accessible, innovate, and speed their response to emergencies. This webinar spotlights how Swedish company OssDesign harnessed the AWS Cloud for the design and manufacture of pioneering, patient-specific implants for cranial reconstruction. Discover how the company leverages AWS to ensure security, compliance, and easy, device-agnostic access to its ordering platform for customers around the world.

Henrik Hjort, Director of Marketing and Business Development, OssDsign
Emanuel Higwall, Business Development Manager, Healthcare Lead Nordics and Baltics, AWS

Cloud technology allows you to deliver citizen services quickly and efficiently (20 min.)
Now on-demand 

Join this session to hear about the first-hand experiences of AWS Senior Manager of Government Transformation, Alex Holmes, while working on the team responsible for delivering the digital transformation of the UK government. He’ll share his perspective on what worked and what didn’t, and give best practice recommendations that can be applied to other public sector organizations.

Alex Holmes, Senior Manager, Government Transformation, AWS

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