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Get Ready for the 2021 AWS Summit Online– Americas

It’s time to get ready for the big online AWS event of the year – the AWS Summit Online for the Americas. The AWS Summit Online – Americas is a free three-day event. It features keynotes from industry leaders, dive deep educational sessions, interactive labs, and one on one chats with AWS experts. The AWS Summit Online – Americas is scheduled for August 24 – 26, 2021 and this year’s theme is to ‘Rethink Possible’ in business. There are 90+ sessions which range from introductory (100) to expert (400) level. These sessions are designed for multiple different business roles including: business-decision makers, IT professionals, solution architects, developers, engineers, and system administrators.

The keynote speakers feature:

  • Swami Sivasubramanian — Vice President, Amazon Machine Learning and Amazon Web Services
  • Tim Tomlinson — Chief Product Officer, Blackboard
  • Wendy Shepperd — Global Vice President Engineering, New Relic

Day one on Tuesday August 24th is titled Innovation Day and Amazon states that it is for leaders looking for ideas on how to use technology to capture new business opportunities and accelerate growth. The overall plan for the day is for industry leaders to share how they use technology to solve the big problems of today and in the future.

Day two on Wednesday August 25th is the Summit Online and it consists mainly of sessions about AWS technologies. Amazon states that it is intended to educate you about AWS products and services and help you develop the skills needed to build, deploy, and operate your infrastructure and applications.

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Day three on Thursday August 26th is Partner Solution Day. This day consists of sessions by cloud technology providers and consultants who are intended to help you get the most from AWS products, services, and solutions.

Amazon also does other online summits for different global regions. You can learn more about and register for the AWS Summit Online – Americas 2021 at AWS Summit Online – America


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Michael Otey is president of TECA, a technical content production, consulting and software development company in Portland,