AWS Summit 2019 Mumbai experience by Bhuvaneswari Subramani
Early in the morning, at dawn (rather before the dawn), AWS Summit started to witness the attendees getting queued up for registration and not wanting to make them wait, registration counter was opened an hour earlier to welcome the attendees with the Welcome Kit. The first 2000 registrants got special SWAG - a laptop bag AWS logo!
Registration continued until it was stopped after reaching 6k mark for security reasons. Year on Year 40% growth for summit is really wonderful.
Opening note was Conor McNamara, Director, Business Development, APAC, AWS and his facts about India 17 AWS User Groups with 32170 members, 62 Cloud Warriors, 1200 attendees in AWS Community Days 2018 and 75k certified to-date is amazing.
Keynote address was delivered by Peter DeSantis, Vice President, AWS Global Infrastructure and Customer Support.
Key announcements for us were 3rd AZ available now for Mumbai region and VMWare on Cloud AWS
Sanjay Mohan, Group Chief Technology Officer, MakeMyTrip
Venkatesh Natarajan, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President – IT, Ashok Leyland
Suhas Devaraju, Regional CIO, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Certification Lounges are royal retreats at AWS conferences where certified professionals can register themselves to refresh, relax and rejoice with SWAGs for their accomplishments.
Also the newly registered members to the learning library were rewarded with extra special goodie.
AWS Zone had row of booths with specialists from different services / domains like AWS FSI, AWS Media & Entertainment, AWS Migration, AWS Public Sector and Education, AWS Training & Certification. Had a fruitful conversations with these technophile to understand the effectiveness & usage of various services.
Taking photo of photo is a fun amidst `tweet to win SWAG`; How about match fixing to get same photo on twitter ??
Startup central had series of talks lined up from 10:00AM to 5:00PM and also Startup Experts were available to answer the queries of the budding entrepreneurs. Visit here to understand more on the support from AWS for startups - AWS Activate and AWS Startups.
8 tracks with 7 sessions each right after keynote had vide variety of sessions under Operate, AI/ML, Analytics, Security, Migration 1, Migration 2, Media & FSI.
AWS DeepRacer Demo at the AWS Summit Mumbai Expo caught everybody's attention. I am sure most of them would have caught the motion and Prashanth's tweet is nay an exception
The Sponsors have always been lifeline to pull-up such mega events and I am sure the attendees were super excited meet them at the Expo
Craig Stires, APAC Head of Data & Analystics, AWS had loads of information for the curious about analytics. Some key informations / announcements like stored-procs introduced for Redshift would save developers from doing lots of custom coding.
For a day long power packed conference, the first and last impression would last long in the busy minds of attendees.
The day concluded with the closing note by none other than Madhusudan Shekar, Head Digital Innovation, AISPL.
Madhu spoke about resiliency and how to build a team structure to build for resiliency (some components of the chaos talk I gave in the community day) and then about building a culture for innovation and experimentation
Who else could give an everlasting & impactful impression as Madhu ?