5 Sessions to See at AWS Summit Chicago


Nicole Nearhood

Event Coordinator at SingleStore

5 Sessions to See at AWS Summit Chicago

The Amazon Web Services Summit will bring members of the cloud computing community together to connect, collaborate, and learn about AWS from July 26-27, 2017 in Chicago. Whether you are a cloud beginner or an experienced user, you will learn something new at the AWS Summit. This free event is designed to educate attendees about the AWS platform, and help develop the skills to design, deploy, and operate infrastructure and applications. SingleStore is exhibiting in the HUB, Partner & Solutions Expo, so stop by our booth #405 to view a demo and speak with our subject matter experts.

This year, AWS Summit Chicago will offer even more breakout sessions led by AWS subject matter experts and top AWS customers. This informative mixture of lectures, demonstrations, and guest speakers is geared towards keeping attendees informed on technical content, customer stories, and new launch announcements.

Here are our top breakout session picks.

DEM314 – Real-time Dashboards with Kinesis Analytics & Amazon Rekognition
In this demo, we’ll show you how to easily aggregate and display streaming data from multiple mobile devices on a real-time dashboard. First, we’ll use Amazon Rekognition to find and analyze faces in photos. Then we will stream the metadata to Amazon Kinesis Streams and aggregate it with Amazon Kinesis Analytics.

Allan MacInnis – Amazon
Ryan Nienhuis – Amazon

Wednesday, July 26, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM– Day 1 Theater, The HUB

SEC309 – Secure Your Cloud Investment: Mastering AWS Identity Access Management (IAM)
The landscape of IT and data security has changed vastly since the advent of the cloud. Savvy technology leaders know that they must have visibility and control over their environment to fully leverage their cloud investments. Tools like IAM offer teams indispensable tools to proactively manage and protect their cloud environment. Join CloudCheckr CEO Aaron Newman to learn tips for effective and secure cloud deployments that you can implement today, including:

  • How to address requirements of the AWS Shared Responsibility Model
  • Why anticipating internal and external threats are crucial for mitigating security risks in the cloud
  • IAM overview and how it helps ensure secure and compliant deployments
  • Features and policies, as well as how to apply them to users and groups
  • Advice for leveraging IAM roles to mitigate potential security risks
  • Best practices for using IAM to configure user permissions, and other important considerations

Aaron Newman – CEO, CloudCheckr

Wednesday, July 26, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM– E351

DEM201 – Transforming Your Business with Analytics on the Cloud
The cloud and analytics capabilities have matured to the point that two out of every three enterprises have identified business use case(s), such as increasing ROI, agility and pace of innovation, and have started the journey to cloud. Analytics on the cloud offers a faster path to insight-driven decision-making and business outcomes. This session is intended to increase participants’ knowledge of the cloud analytics value proposition, business use cases, common pitfalls and challenges, and best practices to migrating to cloud. At the end of the session, attendees will be equipped with:

  • A better understanding of what AWS offers in the world of data analytics, machine learning and AI
  • Effective strategies that avoid common mistakes in a cloud journey
  • A self-assessment (readiness) approach and high level understanding of total cost of ownership structure of cloud analytics

Prasanna Rajagopalan – Analytics and Information Management, Trianz

Wednesday, July 26, 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM– Kumo Theater, The HUB

DEM200 – Cloudreach: Building an Effective Cloud Operating Model on AWS
In this session, you will learn how to build a cloud operating model on AWS. When moving to the cloud, it is imperative that you have a plan which encompasses where you are today (your current state) and where you want to get to (your future state). The Cloud Operating Model is designed to help you identify what your target future looks like and the steps you should take along the way to get there. We will cover how to define your cloud strategy/vision, the design principles you need to capture to make it a reality, how to transform your organization to meet the new reality of getting things done, and finally how to ensure you have an operational plan in place to manage your environment.

Jeff Armstrong – Cloud Architect, Cloudreach

Wednesday, July 26, 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM– Kumo Theater, The HUB

DEM316 – Real-Time Streaming Analysis & Visualization using Apache Flink on Amazon EMR and Kibana
See how a real-time data stream can be processed, analyzed, and visualized in real time using a combination of open source technologies and managed services. In this demo, we will use Apache Flink on Amazon EMR to process NYC taxi traffic data in real-time. Then we will use the Amazon Elasticsearch service and Kibana, to analyze and visualize the data.

Keith Steward – Specialist (EMR) Solutions Architect & AI SME, Amazon Web Services, Amazon

Thursday, July 27, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM– Kumo Theater, The HUB