Held in various parts of the APAC region physically until 2019, AWS has moved its summit online this year
The AWS Summit Online 2020 aims to help both a new user and an experienced one, gain new and deeper insights into cloud technology benefits and use cases
The summit is scheduled to be held on May 13, 9 am IST onwards
The spread of coronavirus and the resultant near-global lockdown has led to all businesses, big or small, shifting to virtual workplaces and remote operations. With even consumers moving to online businesses for grocery and other essentials, businesses have been compelled to leverage cloud technology to scale infrastructure, access critical security applications and more. Needless to say, understanding this technology and how to make the best use of it has become vital for survival and sustainability today. And this is where Amazon Web Services (AWS), is aiming to make a difference with its AWS Summit Online 2020.
The summit, which was slated to be held as a physical event at various locations across the Asia Pacific region has now turned into an online conference to help businesses through this tough period. Last year, AWS claims to have engaged over 7K developers, entrepreneurs and product managers at AWS Summit Mumbai, and this year, it plans to take that number up to over 17K from India alone.
Over the past decade, the rise of the internet economy in India has seen major adoption of cloud computing services as startups and businesses look to build their tech stacks for various sectors. Helping them gain new insights and a deeper understanding of cloud technology, tech stacks and more, AWS Summit Online 2020 will cover a wide range of topics under various heads such as ‘Innovation with Amazon’, ‘Modern Application Development’, ‘Building Applications At Scale’ and more.
To be held on May 13, at 9 AM (IST), the AWS Summit will give attendees a platform to understand what cloud computing and Amazon’s partner ecosystem can offer new-age businesses as well as SMBs. Besides introducing the services, the summit will also answer some of the most pressing questions about cloud computing.
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AWS Summit Online 2020 Opens Cloud Doors For Startups
Providing attendees with a massive platform to get all the information they need about cloud technology, the AWS Summit has a lot of benefits. The best part is that attendees can pick and choose the sessions and can also revisit sessions through recordings.
Over 40 Sessions Across 10 Tracks
Understand the power of cloud from sessions from AWS subject matter experts on accelerating cloud journey, diving into architecture, coding and more. Curated based on different business needs and for groups with different technical expertise, these sessions will allow attendees to build their understanding of specific topics that are most relevant to them.
To aid a deeper understanding of architectures and technical stacks, the summit enables attendees to learn from the experience of AWS experts on solving problems for various operations across industries.
To help clear doubts and concerns of attendees with AWS experts during sessions and live chat whilst they explore the various zones.
What Startups Can Expect At AWS Summit Online
Catering to the needs of both new and experienced users of cloud technology, this free digital summit aims to help attendees gain new insights on how to transform their businesses by lowering costs, improving efficiency and innovating at scale. Additionally, AWS business and technical experts will engage attendees in virtual activities such as the Builders’ Zone and Skills Zone, while also answering questions and clearing doubts right on the spot.
To help attendees across stages and roles in any sector, the summit has divided its content into four levels.
This is an introductory level, focussing on providing an overview of AWS services and features, to business decision-makers who are new to cloud technology, its use-cases and benefits.
The intermediate level sessions provide new users with best practices, details of the features of the AWS services with demos and more
The advanced level of the session is geared towards experienced users. Level 300 dives deeper into select topics and is curated for IT professionals, solution architects, developers, engineers or system administrators.
This level caters to those who are already deeply familiar and well experienced with cloud technology. Categorised as expert-level sessions, these aim to provide attendees with new insights across multiple services, architectures, efficiency recommendations and implementations.
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AWS Summit Online 2020 Agenda
The sessions of the summit cover a broad range of topics including machine learning, migration, data and analytics, enterprise and more. These are clubbed into various heads for different business needs. The sessions cover topics such as:
Innovation With Amazon
Using Data And ML To Innovate
A part of the Level 100 sessions, this topic aims to shed light on the importance of collecting real-time and historical data and using machine learning (ML). It talks about the use of both data and ML to help businesses innovate at a faster pace and more efficiently for their customers. Glenn Gore, Worldwide Lead Solutions Architect, AWS will lead this session and delve into his own experiences while working on Amazon.com, Amazon Alexa and Amazon Robotics.
Trends With Data Lakes And Analytics
An intermediate-level session, this talk will help attendees discover the key trends in analytics and data lakes for structured analysis. Additionally, it provides insights into how AWS customers are leveraging analytics platforms to drive innovation, build data-driven products and transform the customer experience.
Realising The Business Value Of Modernising
While most organisations have learned that cloud deployment brings business savings, they haven’t moved much beyond just that. The Level 200 sessions are exactly targetted at this audience. This session will act as an introduction to the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF), which can help organisations to not only quantify cost savings, but also see the value of business agility, operational resilience, and staff productivity.
Modern Application Development
Delivering Container-native Applications Without Managing Servers
This advanced-level session introduces and explains AWS Fargate—a completely serverless, container-native compute engine. Without the hassle of requiring users to provision, scale or manage servers, AWS Fargate works with Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)—a highly scalable, fast, container management service—and Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS)—a fully-managed Kubernetes service. This session allows attendees to learn the ins and outs of designing and delivering a scalable and secure modern application on AWS Fargate as well as leveraging the AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) to define reusable cloud components.
Machine Learning – Track 2
DevOps For Data Science: Operationalising ML
Among the expert-level talks, this session acknowledges the rise in understanding of cross-functional expertise and efficient tooling among businesses bringing AI-driven products to market. Further to that, it helps these organisations gain knowledge of building an end-to-end pipeline for delivery of ML models and automating ML operations with Amazon SageMaker and more.
Madhusudan Shekar, head, solution architect, digital-native business, Amazon Internet Services, “The AWS Summit Online has over 40 sessions, where you get to listen from customers and AWS solution architects on best practices and lessons learnt in building and scaling technology. The summit aims to help attendees learn and leverage cloud technology to scale their ventures.”
The summit is scheduled to be held on May 13 at 9 am across various APAC regions. Seats are filling up fast, so book now to ensure you don’t miss out on the insightful talks and sessions for all you need to know about the latest in cloud technology.
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