AWS Summit Singapore 2016

There are so many good events around Singapore and I make sure I attend an event once a month to keep my knowledge up to date. I thought of start writing about the events I participate hoping it will help you to get an idea what it is about and encourage you to attend some of them.

Last Thursday we had AWS Summit in Singapore. As my company is using AWS services and has more plans to experiment with them I attended the conference with two of my colleagues. Thanks to my boss for suggesting the event and the giving me approval to attend. It was a big conference with 5 tracks and 3000 participants. Yes, that was a lot of people.

Keynote

The conference started with a keynote by Dr. Werner Vogels (@Werner), CTO of Amazon.com. He talked about usage of Amazon Web Services and specially in the context of DevOps, IOT(Internet of Things), Serverless Architecture and data, database and application migration to the cloud. During his session, the event partners came and presented how they solve their problems using AWS.

I personally like the talks by the Cheif Infrastructure Consultant at data.gov.sg, Mr. Pallanikumaran Selvan and CTO at Zalora, Mr. Karthik Subramanian, as they told us the story about their journey to the cloud. Mr. Selvan showed the overall architecture of data.gov.sg including the integration of DevOps. If you do not know it yet, all the major components in their architecture has built on AWS Cloud Platform.

Ms. Anju Patwardhan, Global Chief Innovation Officer at Standard Charted Bank demonstrated us how they have used Amzon’s IOT device, Amazon Echo with the assistant Amazon Alexa in their Research and Development project. This was a fascinating experience.

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