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194304 - Breaking Down the 'Monowhat' Microservices, containers, serverless - these industry buzzwords are hot right now. Breaking down monolithic applications and architectures is a central theme across industries as organizations move to adopt new technologies and take advantage of the AWS cloud to scale, while rapidly innovating to meet changing customer expectations and competitive challenges. In this session, we'll take a closer look at what is actually required to "break down the monolith" and provide some strategies and design patterns for building microservices on AWS. Breakout Session
194305 - Serverless Cyber Ops for Government Governments have some big cyber security problems to face. In a time where the global Cyber Crime market hit an estimated $600 Billion and gets its own “As A Service Category,” public sector agencies must find mechanisms to improve their security posture and fill the serious shortage in cyber professionals. Using guidance from the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF), applying principles from the Cyber Kill Chain Framework and leveraging the power and innovation of Serverless technologies, AWS demonstrates the art of the possible in Serverless Cyber Defense. AWS Serverless technologies help fill the gaps in the skilled cyber professionals able to fight the daily cyber battle. Using intelligent automation of threat management data allows customers to design architectures that are low touch, eliminate CAPEX and can reduce operations and maintenance costs. Breakout Session
194306 - Developing Serverless Application on AWS Serverless computing allows developers to build and run applications and services without thinking about servers. In this session, we are going to discuss how to use AWS developer tools and services including AWS CodeStar, AWS SAM (Serverless Application Model), AWS Cloud9, Amazon Cognito and AWS AppSync to help developers developing secure and scalable serverless applications. It will cover key concepts, best practices, and developer's workflow. Breakout Session
194307 - Getting Started with Serverless Architectures Serverless architectures let you build and deploy applications and services with infrastructure resources that require zero administration. In the past, you had to provision and scale servers to run your application code, install and operate distributed databases, and build and run custom software to handle API requests. Now, AWS provides a stack of scalable, fully-managed services that eliminates these operational complexities. In this session, you will learn about serverless architectures, their benefits, and the basics of the AWS’s serverless stack (e.g., AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and AWS Step Functions). We will discuss how to use serverless architectures for a variety of use cases including data processing, website backends, serverless applications, and “operational glue.” You will also get practical tips and tricks, best practices, and architecture patterns that you can take back and implement immediately. Breakout Session
194308 - Culture Shock: How a Legacy, Siloed Organization Can Move to the Cloud Organizations that expanded across multiple business streams can face challenges implementing a culture change. They know they need to operate more efficiently, but embracing and implementing change can be easier in theory than in practice. In this panel, hear from AWS customers about their lessons learned and best practices for implementing wide-scale culture change across their organizations. Breakout Session
194309 - The Culture of Innovation at Amazon: Driving Customer Success Customers often ask us how they can innovate like Amazon. From its humble beginnings as a startup in a garage, Amazon has not only innovated across e-commerce, but also introduced new businesses that seem unrelated to e-commerce. Over the years Amazon has gotten very good at taking hard problems and finding an easier way. AWS is a great example of that. We have taken something so central and specialized as operating a data center and pushed to the edges as a utility. When technology becomes a utility, it becomes ubiquitous, and more people can participate in innovation. This talk will discuss how Amazon organizes for innovation with its mechanisms, architecture, culture, and organization. Our customer, Cal Polytechnic University, will be sharing how this approach has helped them innovate with their students on behalf of public sector organizations with their Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub. Breakout Session
194310 - Migration and Cloud Transformation at the United States Transportation Command USTRANSCOM is one of the first DOD organizations to use AWS for cloud migration of mission-critical applications in both GovCloud and soon the classified region. This presentation will focus on the process USTRANSCOM has started to successfully migrate all of their applications to AWS. Topics to be highlighted include Executive Sponsorship, Cloud Computing Center of Excellence, the Cloud Journey Simulation, selecting the proper integrator, training, and compliance automation. USTC has migrated a number of apps into production capacity in AWS, with plans to migrate their NIPRNet presence by the end of the calendar year, and will continue their journey with IL-6 workloads in AWS's classified region. Breakout Session
194311 - Cost Optimization on AWS Moving from an on-premises environment into AWS is just the start of the journey towards cost optimization. In this session we’ll look at a range of ways in which our customers can understand their costs and increase their return-on-investment: building the business case; selecting the right models for the right workloads; benefiting from tiered pricing aggregation; using data to drive the choice of AWS services; implementation of intelligent auto-scaling; and, where appropriate, re-platforming to make use of new architectural patterns such as Serverless. Breakout Session
194312 - Lock it Down: How to Secure your AWS Account and your Organization's Accounts

The cloud enables users to run workloads in a more secure fashion than what typically can be done in a traditional data-center. However, customers are still not sure how to actually harden their AWS accounts and resources and make sure compliance is being enforced. When large customers have multiple accounts, ensuring consistency around governance can also be of concern.

In this session we will review how to use automation, tools and techniques to harden and audit your AWS account and also how to leverage AWS Organizations to ensure compliance in your enterprise.

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194313 - Successfully Implementing DEV-SEC-OPS in the Cloud For federal agencies, accomplishing in just a matter of weeks IT tasks that typically take months or years may seem like a pipe dream. That’s the promise of the DevSecOps methodology. DevSecOps is a way of thinking that encourages software developers to work collaboratively with IT operations and security staff on development, testing and quality assurance to develop and deploy software more quickly and automate deployment of code, security and infrastructure changes. Commercial Cloud provides a comprehensive platform of tools, technologies and services that can enable federal agencies to realize this promise. The VA Digital Services Team (DSVA) has been leading the Department of Veterans Affairs on their journey to the cloud for the past 4 years. The initial DSVA cloud deployment was and Caseflow on AWS. and Caseflow are real world examples of how modern devsecops techniques be used with existing federal ATO security requirements. In this talk, AWS and DSVA will present DevSecOps principles, best practices and lessons learned. DSVA will discuss how and Caseflow have implemented these techniques inside the VA. This includes applying continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) to the software development process where security checks are performed and automated to ensure compliance and ATO conformance with VA's security standards. Breakout Session
194314 - Army's Cyber Defense Operations: Building the Right Solutions for the Data Supply Chain Pipeline Patterns

In this session attendees will learn the difference between security in the cloud and security of the cloud. AWS often talks about the shared security model and how it is the mission owner’s responsibility to use the available tools to secure their environment. However security of the cloud is another aspect mission owners need to consider in order move to commercial cloud.

ARL has experience in securing applications on AWS as well protecting the cloud environment from potential threats. ARL has successfully provided CSSP support for mission owners looking to leverage AWS as well as using AWS security tools to secure their environment. Attendees will learn best practices on how to successfully secure their environment both inside and outside AWS. ARL will discuss the need to leverage AWS capabilities as data sources to strengthen operations. ARL will also discuss how cloud changed their security posture.

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194315 - Transforming Research in Collaboration with Funding Agencies Funding agencies constitute one of the essential pillars for research and have been the backbone for innovation. Data-driven collaborative research is an integral part of many domains. In this session, leaders from the world's largest biomedical and science research agencies, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) discuss their programs, including NIH Data Commons and Harnessing the Data Revolution (HDR). The goal of the NIH Data Commons is to accelerate new biomedical discoveries by providing a cloud-based platform where investigators can store, share, access, and compute on digital objects generated from biomedical research. HDR is one of the 10 "Big Ideas" for future investment from the NSF for fundamental data science research. These collaborative initiatives will enable researchers to accelerate science and engineering through improved access to data, tooling, analytic resources in the cloud. These programs will revolutionize the way scientific data and resources are utilized by the research communities. Breakout Session
194316 - Enabling Research using Hybrid HPC Cloud Computing Hybrid HPC has intrigued the research community since the inception of cloud computing. In this session, Gavin Burris (Wharton School), Amy Apon (Clemson University) and Paul Astell (Communication Research Canada) show how they actually deploy cloud-enabled solutions into production. Wharton School made transparent use of the cloud by seamlessly extending their on-premises (Univa Grid Engine) HPC cluster into Amazon’s EC2 with users virtually unaware as to ‘where’ their HPC jobs actually ran. Clemson researchers achieved a remarkable milestone by deploying a Machine Learning model on more than 1,100,000 vCPUs on Amazon EC2 Spot Instances running in a single AWS region. By extending their resource scheduler SLURM, they broke the record for the largest cluster on the cloud. Communication Research Canada are regularly scaling up multi-thousand core clusters to drive large-scale calculations on radio frequency modeling as well as communications equipment optimizations. These techniques of eliminating the queue and accessing additional resources on-demand are helping researchers via accelerating time to science. Breakout Session
194317 - Precision Medicine on the Cloud Genomic sequencing has been a driving force for enabling Personalized and Precision Medicine in certain care contexts, such as cancer treatment, rare disease diagnostics, and effective drug prescriptions. These early successes lay the foundation for accelerated progress in healthcare, and translational research is a key component in getting potential cures from the lab to the bedside. In this session, Dr. Paul Avillach discusses implementing HIPAA and FISMA compliant methods and techniques for the integration of multiple heterogeneous clinic cohorts, electronic health records data, and multiple types of genomics data to encompass biological observations. He is PI and Co-Investigator on several large projects at Harvard Medical School's Department of Biomedical Informatics, including the BD2K PIC-SURE Center of Excellence, the Global Rare Diseases Registry project, the PCORI ARCH project, and the PCORI Phelan-Mcdermid Syndrome project. Technologies discussed will be Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon EMR, and others. Paul's talk will be augmented with a short talk on using DevOps to ensure security compliance. Breakout Session
194318 - Enabling Sustainable Research Platforms in the Cloud A sustainable research platform helps bring data, analytics, funding, and skills together easily. In this session in order to reduce time to science, our speakers will share how they are leveraging cloud to develop internal and external communities to support secure data sharing, analytics evolution, and skills development. Topics include: approaches for workforce development, democratizing data science, securing platforms for research and innovation, simplifying access for researchers, as well as AWS programs to support research. Breakout Session
194319 - Implementing Governance@Scale Governance @ scale (G@S) is an increasingly important concept for customers as they adopt AWS across the enterprise today. G@S is based on segmenting workloads into separate accounts and applying security in a fashion that is tailored to the nature of the respective workloads. This session will cover how to deploy AWS using 10s or even hundreds of accounts to create deep isolation between those workloads. AWS Organizations and Stratus Solutions Goverance@Scale will be highlighted. Patterns for deployment will be covered as well as cost control considerations. Breakout Session
194320 - Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Architectures with AWS @scale Public sector IT teams with on-prem. applications face many problems managing storage arrays throughout their short lifecycle: Guessing at capacity needs, waiting for procurement cycles, recruiting expensive staff with specialized hardware skills, etc. AWS Storage Gateway helps reduce these pains by providing a way to start using Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Amazon EBS in hybrid architectures for traditional and cutting-edge workloads, from backup to big data analytics. Storage Gateway connects local applications to AWS storage with familiar block and file protocols, and local caching for performance. In this session, learn how you can use these AWS Storage services with Storage Gateway for backup, content storage, data lakes, disaster recovery, data migration and more. We will also demonstrate new capabilities to address common file workloads. Breakout Session
194321 - CI/CD@Scale CI/CD@Scale - As customers implement Goverance@Scale principles it highlights the need to develop, build and deploy applications or infrastructure while thinking about compliance and security as part of the CI/CD pipeline. This section will cover how to integrate security and compliance in application and infrastructure development, using Inspector and Config in conjunction with AWS and partner developer tools.​ Breakout Session
194322 - Compute@Scale AWS offers a comprehensive portfolio of compute services allowing customers to develop, deploy, run, and scale applications and workloads in the world’s most powerful, secure and innovative compute cloud. As customer implements AWS @Scale, it is essential to understand how to leverage the Big Three compute patterns – Virtual Server Hosting (Amazon EC2), Micro services (ECS/EKS) and Serverless computing (AWS Lambda) in ways that accelerate your Cloud adoption. This session will cover how Amazon EC2, Elastic Container Service(ECS), managed Amazon Kubernetes (EKS) and AWS Lambda are important additions to enterprises adopt AWS @scale. Join our discussion as we focus on patterns for usage and how to secure these respective workloads as you adopt these compute platforms in the enterprise environment. Breakout Session
194323 - Security@Scale This session will review how to secure your enterprise adoption of AWS at scale. At AWS security is job zero and at the heart of everything we build. This session will review the patterns of usage for AWS Identity and Access Management, AWS Key Management Service, AWS CloudTrail, AWS Config, Amazon GuardDuty AWS Systems Manager Parameter Store, Amazon EC2 Run Command, AWS Single Sign-On, AWS WAF, AWS Shield, and AWS Service Catalog to an create end-to-end security approach for your AWS cloud adoption. You will gain insight how these AWS services come together to increase your security posture in ways that are unique to AWS workloads. Breakout Session
194324 - Management@Scale Management@Scale - This session will demonstrate the usage patterns for AWS tools that cover deployment, operations, and configuration management and how these services come together to create a comprehensive management strategy at scale. Breakout Session
194325 - AWS Edge@Scale Governments have unique scale and technology requirements that can push them toward hybrid architectures in order to meet mission objectives. AWS is leveraging its global footprint of edge locations to enable scalable hybrid solutions that help remove complexity and risk in government cloud architectures and deployments that require large or global scale capabilities. This session will describe the current Global Edge Infrastructure, the AWS portfolio utilizing Regional and Edge services (Direct Connect, CloudFront, R53, WAF, AWS Shield, and Snowball Edge) and explore scalable Disaster Recovery, Private connectivity, Cyber and Storage solutions built using Regional and Edge services. Breakout Session
194326 - Big Data@scale The AWS Big Data services are inherently built to run at @scale. In this session, you will learn how to develop an enterprise scale big data application using AWS services such as Amazon EMR, Amazon Redshift & Redshift Spectrum, Amazon Athena, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon QuickSight and AWS Glue. This session will also cover different architectural patterns and customer use cases. Breakout Session
194327 - AWS Database Services @Scale A growing number of organizations today need to deploy and operate Internet-scale applications, which requires Internet-scale database services. Join us to learn about the broad and deep AWS portfolio of database services, with solutions that provide the scalability, flexibility, resilience, security, and regulatory compliance to help enable you to achieve your mission, no matter how small or how large your needs might be. You’ll learn about how to manage data to meet a wide range of needs – from different data sizes, to varieties of data types, to differing requirements for speed and complexity. In this session you will also learn how you can achieve both cost savings and increase agility through AWS innovation that helps you move beyond legacy commercial databases. Breakout Session
194328 - AWS Public Datasets: Learnings from Staging Petabytes of Data for Analysis in AWS AWS hosts a variety of public data sets that anyone can access for free. Previously, large datasets such as satellite imagery or genomic data have required hours or days to locate, download, customize, and analyze. When data is made publicly available on AWS, anyone can analyze any volume of data without needing to download or store it themselves. The AWS Open Data Team will share tips and tricks, patterns and anti-patterns and tools to help you most effectively stage your data for analysis in the cloud. Breakout Session
194329 - Transitioning Geoscience Research to the Cloud: Opportunities and Challenges

NASA, Alaska Satellite Facility and the University of Washington are all going through the process of empowering groups of internal and external users to work with planetary scale datasets. This session will look at the various techniques used to power those internal revolutions and lower the cost of knowledge for all.

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194330 - Global Open Transportation Projects The need for public and private entities to collaborate and exchange data about transportation-related issues is becoming more and more prominent. This session will feature The World Bank describing DRIVER, a web and mobile application enabling field data collection and analysis of road safety incidents, currently being tested and piloted in several countries, primarily in Asia. Also featured is SharedStreets, a non-profit developing a global data infrastructure for streets, and creating new models for third-party data exchange. Breakout Session
194331 - Using AWS and Open Data to Meet the Demands of Disaster Response Situations The cloud can enable groups to support humanitarian and disaster response partners through all phases of the response cycle. We'll hear from the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team about how they are using AWS along with open-source tools to deploy a fully scalable system that can meet the needs of emergency activations and crisis response situations. We'll also take a look at a prototype for monitoring and starting a response chain based on the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Breakout Session
194332 - AI Powered Conversational Interfaces for Personalized Learning & Chatbots We have all seen the power of AI and ML used to transform industries of every kind. But what does this all mean for humans? Can advancements in AI boost human intelligence and make information more easily available? We believe so! We will hear from Cerego, creator of a personalized learning platform that helps millions of learners - in classrooms, at work, or even on the battlefield - improve their retention and understanding for any content they need, when they need it. They are leveraging services like Amazon Alexa to enable new voice-driven learning experiences that take the power of the cloud, AI, and now voice to the next level of boosting human performance. We will then explore an open source QnABot (chatbot) solution powered by Amazon Lex and Amazon Alexa for Q&A, Virtual Tours, Trivia quizzes, and more. The White House Historical Association (WHHA) will discuss and demo their work to implement a QnABot-powered virtual tour of the White House from the perspective of the roles of the US president. Breakout Session
194333 - Real-Time Machine Learning on Satellite Imagery: How DigitalGlobe Uses Amazon SageMaker to Massively Scale-up Information Extraction from Satellite Imagery If you have ever searched for directions, called an Uber, or looked up a trailhead, you have used DigitalGlobe’s imagery or information derived from it. DigitalGlobe went all-in on AWS to meet the growing demand for commercial geo-intelligence, migrating its entire 18-year imagery archive to the cloud. With the new WorldView Legion satellite constellation coming online, DigitalGlobe looked to leverage AWS for migrating their GBDX machine learning software to autonomously analyze incoming data at scale. GBDX leverages Amazon SageMaker to drastically speed-up both inferencing & training of machine learning models, ushering in a new era of rapid feedback & iteration: a data scientist’s dream come true.​ Breakout Session
194334 - Now You See It, Now You Don't: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in Public Sector Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) based solutions offer a promising future in public sector, whether for enhancing citizen engagement and e-services, distance learning and simulated training, interacting with data in innovative ways, to name a few. However, building these solutions forces organizations to make hard choices on hardware and technology platforms that they can support. That is until now! Amazon Sumerian lets anyone create and run AR, VR, and 3D applications quickly and easily without requiring specialized programming or 3D graphics expertise. In this session, participants learn how to use Sumerian to build a scene that is viewable on laptops, mobile phones, VR headsets, and digital signage. We will also demonstrate how to manipulate assets and add behaviors to create dynamically animated objects and characters in an AR/VR experience. Finally, we will cover how Sumerian integrates into AWS services such as Amazon Polly, Amazon Lex, AWS Lambda, Amazon S3, and Amazon DynamoDB. Breakout Session
194335 - Empowering Every Brain! How Brain Power is using AWS-Powered AI in their Mission to Help People with Autism and Other Brain-Related Challenges Founded to address autism, Brain Power has evolved to offer wearable artificial-intelligence systems for an expanding array of brain-related challenges. CEO and founder, Dr. Ned T. Sahin, is a distinguished neuroscientist and entrepreneur. Dr Sahin will share with us how Brain Power, working with AWS Professional Services, is applying the latest AWS AI services -- and how you can adapt the method to your business. He will demo the “Fidgetology” method to measure autism and ADHD related fidgets versus attention, and how you can thus measure how much your audience engages with your content. Dr. Sahin will also show how Fidgetology is implemented on AWS DeepLens, with exciting implications for the classroom setting. Breakout Session
194336 - Deploy a DoD Secure Cloud Computing Architecture Environment in AWS The Department of Defense's Secure Cloud Computing Architecture (SCCA) guidance provides DoD mission owners the security requirements for building a DoD compliant and secure application environment in the cloud. This session will review the DoD Cloud Security Requirements Guide and the DoD SCCA pillars and how they apply to AWS services. We will demonstrate how to build a DoD SCCA environment through automation and configuration management tools as well as discuss how to document security controls implementations. We will answer common questions, such as: how do we connect to a DoD Cloud Access Point? How do we implement a least privilege access control model? And how do we automate security event notifications and remediate issues? This session is designed for both technical and information assurance professionals that want to understand the process to move DoD systems into AWS, secure them, and get them accredited. Breakout Session
194337 - Governance@scale - Governance of Multi-Account, Large-Scale AWS Environments Using an Automated Approach Goveranance@Scale (G@S) is an increasingly important concept for customers as they adopt AWS across the enterprise today in order to facilitate alignment with and responsiveness to business requirements, enterprise security and financial controls. G@S is based on segmenting workloads into separate accounts and applying security in a fashion that is tailored to the nature of the workloads in those accounts. This section will cover the governance concepts and policies to deploy AWS using 10s or even hundreds of accounts to create deep isolation between those workloads. Breakout Session
194338 - Modernize Your Threat Detection and Remediation Process Using Cloud Services Responding to an incident requires that you're aware that an incident exists. To be aware that an incident exists, you have to know where to look and what to look for. In this session, you will learn the tools and techniques to take in the breadth of visibility that AWS offers to your environment as well as some ideas on how to inspect events of interest and identify indicators of compromise. We will introduce several methods of threat detection and remediation on AWS, including GuardDuty, Macie, Lambda, AWS Config. We will talk about how to put them all together, to have a comprehensive threat detection and remediation solution. We will also discuss how to use these services across multiple AWS accounts and regions, to cover the governance needs of enterprise AWS deployments. Breakout Session
194339 - HIPAA and HITRUST: A Quick-Start Guide to Account Governance Examine governance and compliance designs aimed at helping organizations meet HIPAA and HITRUST standards. Learn how to better validate and document your compliance, expedite access to AWS compliance accelerators, and discover new ways to use AWS native features to monitor and control your accounts. This session is for a technical audience seeking to dive deep into the AWS service offerings, console, and API. Breakout Session
194340 - How to Architect and Bring to Market SaaS on AWS GovCloud (US) AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS region designated to allow US government agencies and organizations in highly-regulated industries to move sensitive data and regulated IT workloads to the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. These organizations are increasingly integrating SaaS technologies into their IT environments; however, they often require SaaS products to address the same compliance features of the GovCloud region. This session will discuss how SaaS vendors should approach migrating to GovCloud (US), key architecture, compliance and operational considerations and best practices for bringing a SaaS product on GovCloud (US) to market. This session also shows you how to meet acquisition and procurement policies with AWS Marketplace for AWS GovCloud (US). Breakout Session
194341 - DHS HSIN's Journey to FedRAMP High on AWS GovCloud (US) The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) is United States legislation that defines a comprehensive framework to protect government information, operations and assets against natural or man-made threats. Sound architecture, security design and data protection are paramount to achieve and sustain FISMA High compliance. Join us to learn how the Department of Homeland Security migrated the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) from on-premise to production with a FedRAMP High ATO in AWS GovCloud. Breakout Session
194342 - Delivering Mission Assurance in the Federal Government through Cloud Technology Join us to learn how US Government agencies have leveraged the AWS GovCloud (US) Region to drive digital transformation within their most critical mission systems. This session will highlight the experiences of the US Treasury Department as they modernize legacy IT service delivery to support data-centric architectures in the cloud. Discussions will include business and mission drivers, security and compliance, technical strategy and implementation, and management/operations in the Cloud. Breakout Session
194343 - Expanding Your AWS and On-premise Footprint to AWS GovCloud (US) As customers progress through their cloud journeys, sensitive and regulated IT workloads, and data migrations could necessitate the use of AWS GovCloud (US). But how do you get started? What do you need to know before expanding your footprint to the AWS GovCloud (US) region? Is extending the footprint from standard AWS regions different than extending from on-premise environments and datacenters? Join us to learn the technical and operational considerations, approaches, best practices and tools to successfully extend your IT environments and technology footprint and migrate assets to the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. Breakout Session
194344 - Integrating with VMware Cloud on AWS VMware Cloud on AWS helps customers to leverage existing infrastructure investments while providing the scalability, agility, and security of AWS. In this session you will learn about the design considerations necessary for integrating your VMware Cloud on AWS Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDCs) with native AWS services and/or your on-premises data centers. Breakout Session
194345 - Rethink Your Graphics Workstation Strategy with Amazon AppStream In this session, we explore how enterprises are rethinking their graphics workstation strategy, and moving their 3D apps to the cloud using Amazon AppStream 2.0. We discuss common use cases for delivering 3D apps to users and how to implement them. You’ll learn about the benefits of integration with other AWS resources for driving simulations and storing data, while lowering your costs by avoiding upfront investments, and only paying for what you use. Our guest speaker from Cornell University will share his experience delivering industry-standard simulation tools such as ANSYS FLUENT into courses. We will also demonstrate popular 3D Graphics apps running on AppStream 2.0 using newer graphics design and pro instances. Breakout Session
194346 - Simplify Operations, Compliance and Governance using AWS Systems Manager This session will discuss how government organizations can employ AWS Systems Manager to gain insights into their environments and simplify operational tasks such as patching the OS or loading applications, for both on-premises instances as well as those within AWS. We will also look into how SSM can simplify governance and compliance from Central IT perspective by demonstrating how Systems Manager can automate credential rotation on servers in order to maintain compliance for various regulatory or compliance workloads. Breakout Session
194347 - Alexa Learns New Skills at Northeastern University Educational and government institutions are incorporating voice services powered by Amazon Alexa in order to increase student and employee engagement. Already transforming the home, Alexa is now improving learning and productivity at school and at work. And with Alexa for Business, schools and government agencies can now build and deploy unique private skills while provisioning, deploying, and managing Alexa devices at scale. By leveraging the power of Alexa and the management capabilities of Alexa for Business, n-Powered’s Voice First platform is revolutionizing student life at Northeastern University. n-Powered is connecting the University’s disparate systems of record and giving students the power to easily query the status of their financial aid package, hear the hours of the cafeteria, check their GPA, or learn what events are happening on campus each week, all by invoking the Husky Helper skill enabled on an Echo Dot in their dorm room. Northeastern professors can use Alexa to share information with students about upcoming classes and assignments and can even have Alexa act as a teaching assistant, offering students additional learning opportunities outside of the lecture hall. n-Powered is providing the students, faculty, and staff with a personalized experience and way to connect with their community, and Alexa for Business makes managing thousands of Echo devices at scale a simple and cost-effective way for Northeastern to increase engagement with their 15,000 students. This technical session will explore how n-Powered leveraged the Alexa Skills Kit and Alexa for Business APIs to build a platform that offers students, faculty, and staff a voice experience tailored to their preferences. n-Powered will demonstrate how they designed their platform’s APIs to connect to common university systems of record to pull data into an AWS data lake at chosen, customizable intervals. These datasets are then normalized through n-Powered’s proprietary technology to enable Alexa Skills to surface information to students, faculty, and staff, whenever they query Alexa, all powered by Echo devices managed by Alexa for Business. Breakout Session
194348 - A Tale of Two Cloud Journeys In this session, you will be given a take on the 'tale of two cities' which intertwines the stories of two mission owners within the same Federal Branch. One had a failed program while the other is one of the most successful Federal customers using AWS to date. The failed customer attempted to build a design without following the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (CAF), engaging AWS support, or having a Well Architected review until the government stipulated it. Instead of training their staff and looking to leverage the value of cloud, they merely attempted to 'lift-and-shift' on their application stack. The successful customer began with training their staff, held cloud migration workshops, conducted pilots, and refactored applications. While leveraging Well Architected reviews, they successfully were able to level-set and grade their progress throughout their cloud journey. Breakout Session
194350 - Migrating Oracle to Aurora PostgreSQL Utilizing AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) - A Customer’s Journey Appriss creates actionable information and insights gained from their data and analytics solutions, their customers are able to more effectively save lives, mitigate fraud, and reduce risk. They call it “knowledge for good”. One of the many challenges facing Appriss was how to migrate a multi-terabyte Oracle database from one of their own data centers into AWS with minimal disruption to their applications and customers while reducing cost and not sacrificing security, availability, and reliability. This session provides an overview and demo of Aurora PostgreSQL and AWS Database Migration Service (DMS) as Appriss discusses their primary drivers for choosing the combination, preparation, challenges faced throughout the process, results, and future plans. Breakout Session
194351 - AWS for VMware Admins With the recent launch of VMware Cloud on AWS, many VMware admins are exploring AWS in depth for the first time. This session will help familiarize VMware admins with AWS concepts by relating it to familiar VMware constructs. We will cover the basics of Amazon EC2 and how those concepts relate to VMware virtualization. We’ll then explore basic AWS storage and networking services, and some best practices for each. We will also touch on native AWS services that can be used in conjunction with VMware infrastructures on-premises or in VMware Cloud on AWS. Breakout Session
194352 - A Tale of Two Pizzas: Accelerating Software Delivery with AWS Developer Tools Software release cycles are now measured in days instead of months. Cutting-edge companies are continuously delivering high-quality software at a fast pace. In this session, we will cover how you begin your DevOps journey by sharing best practices and tools by the "two pizza" engineering teams at Amazon. We will showcase how you can accelerate developer productivity by implementing continuous integration and delivery workflows. Here to share their story is FamilySearch, a large nonprofit customer, deploys 1700 code implementations a day using native AWS tools. This allows them to improve feature sets, provide better member experience, and improve their ability to deliver improved functionality quickly. FamilySearch has been doing DevOps in the cloud longer than any of our PS customers and their expertise in this field is unmatched. In this session, they'll provide deep insight into managing the challenges of migrating to a DevOps model, using cloud services to differentiate a business, and improving an organization's ability to do more with less. Breakout Session
194353 - CI/CD with AWS Developer Tools and Fargate CI/CD for a Docker Node.JS application using Code* services. This session will walkthrough what a solution like this would look like, what Code* services are used, how your build will work, and how deploys will work. The purpose of this session is to allow customers to see how to deploy their containerized applications in Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS) Fargate using our CI/CD solutions. Come with your questions and pain points. We will also talk about how to use Bitbucket as your source control rather than Code Commit for the many customers already using BitBucket and Jenkins. Breakout Session
194354 - Using DevOps and Security Best Practices to Secure Healthcare Data AWS recommends a multiple account strategy, and provides HIPAA Eligible services for its healthcare and life sciences customers. At UPMC Enterprises, a center for healthcare innovation in the spaces of translational science and technology solutions, the DevSecOps team works diligently to ensure the implementation of HIPAA compliant solutions at scale. By using AWS native tools, UPMC is able to provide centralized configuration management (AWS Config), logging (S3, SQS, Kinesis Streams, and CloudWatch), monitoring and alerting (CloudWatch and SNS), user management (Azure Active Directory and IAM), and patch management (Kubernetes) by leveraging infrastructure as code (CloudFormation, OpsWorks, and Ansible). Breakout Session
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