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We’re proud to be named Amazon Web Services (AWS) first National System Integrator (NSI) Partner of the Year for the US. Connect with Slalom and the cloud community at ten different AWS Summits to exchange knowledge and insights. Stop by one of our booths, join us at our local happy hours, and return to this page for ongoing recaps for current or past events.

 

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04/20-21

San Francisco

AWS Summit San Francisco sent us to the Moscone Center, San Francisco’s largest convention and exhibition complex, to connect with friends, colleagues, customers, and partners. When we weren’t rubbing (or bumping!) elbows at our booth, we were going to breakout sessions, attending Swami Sivasubramanian’s keynote about building a modern data strategy, or co-hosting happy hour with Snowflake and Tableau at Southside Spirit House, where more than 100 people came for data, dialogue, and drinks. 

In case you missed the keynote, here are a couple quotes and key takeaways from speaker Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning Services at AWS: 

  • There are three parts to building a modern data strategy: modernization, unification, and then innovation. 

  • Each part has multiple dimensions. For example, Sivasubramanian explains that “unifying data is not just about storing this data; it’s also about unifying access to it.” 

The event’s notable AWS service and product announcements include: 

  • Multiple announcements for AWS Glue, including general availability of Interactive Sessions and Autoscaling, as well as the announcement of AWS Glue Sensitive Data Detection—addressing a challenge Sivasubramanian explained in his keynote: “Finding sensitive data in data lakes is like finding a needle in an ever-growing haystack.” 

  • General availability of Amazon SageMaker Serverless Inference, announced during the keynote with a live demo from Antje Barth, a Principal Developer Advocate at AWS. Barth used sample vaccination cards and loan applications to show how a fully managed machine learning (ML) inference option can make it easier to work with applications with intermittent traffic patterns, like those that process forms or analyze data from documents.

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04/27

London

The AWS Summit in London took us to ExCel London, in the Royal Docks of Newham, to connect with friends, colleagues, customers, and partners. On the show floor, the energy was palpable! When we weren’t at our booth, we were joining breakout sessions, attending the keynote and co-hosting Summit Fiesta, a happy hour with Snowflake and Tableau at Novotel ExCel where attendees enjoyed live music, a few magic tricks, and connected with members in the cloud community.  

Some highlights from the AWS Summit London keynote: 

  • Darren Hardman, Vice President of AWS UKI, kicked off the keynote sharing how AWS has helped companies become agile and grow.  

  • Bob Gregory, Engineering Coach at Cazoo, then took stage and shared how Cazoo is building its entire IT infrastructure on AWS as they look to expand. He shared that AWS has allowed the company to scale while delivering personalised and relevant services to their customers.  

  • Next up, Dr. Matt Wood, VP of Analytics and Business Intelligence at AWS, came on stage and shared how last year AWS released over 3,000 major services and features and are on course to exceed that this year. He also shared more about the company’s silicon offerings and AWS Graviton Processor. Organisations using these chips along with AWS’s cloud computing product, Amazon EC2, used up to 60% less energy.  

Other event highlights from AWS Summit London:  

  • The event was in full swing with over 100+ sessions focused on AI/ML, analytics, digital transformation and more.  

  • AWS DeepRacer gave attendees a fun way to learn and get started with reinforcement learning (RL). Attendees were able to race for prizes and the chance to compete in the AWS DeepRacer Championship Cup.  

We were excited to be back in person with everyone! If you missed the AWS Summit London in person this year, you can register for the AWS Summit EMEA Online (29 June, 2022).  

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05/18-19

Atlanta

Join Slalom at the AWS Summit Atlanta to connect, collaborate and learn about AWS with technologists across Georgia. It will be a jam-packed two days with over 100 sessions covering topics like AI/ML, analytics, and databases, to name just a few. We’re excited to share Kesha Williams, Senior Principal from Slalom, will be speaking on May 18th at 12:30PM at the Dev Lounge. During this session, Kesha will share her journey from Java developer to ML practitioner. You’ll hear how she developed into a ML practitioner by learning hands-on with AWS AI solutions like AWS DeepLens, Amazon Rekognition, and Amazon SageMaker, as well as Deep Java Library and Apache MXNet. We hope to see you there! While on the expo floor, don’t forget to drop by our booth and say hello!

Meet you there:

  • Booth #308 
  • After a long day of being on your feet, unwind with Tableau, Slalom, and Snowflake at Ventantas for conversation over cocktails  Register Here
  • Connect with Laura Beystehner or anyone of our Slalom teammates on the show floor or during our happy hour about how cloud innovation empowers organizations.
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05/18-19

Australia

Join us from your laptop, mobile, or tablet to hear two keynotes and take advantage of 90+ learning sessions focused on how organisations access the power of the cloud. Slalom is proud to be a gold sponsor and will be presenting alongside eftpos and AWS to discuss how we’re changing the payments ecosystem in Australia through innovation. We hope you’ll stop by our virtual booth to chat and learn more about how Slalom Australia is making impactful changes in the cloud for organisations. 

Meet you there:

  • Stop by booth #19 to say hi!
  • After a day of virtual learning, join us in person at Café Del Mar to unwind and meet like-minded colleagues – Register here
  • Eager to talk cloud? Jennifer Boraston and the Slalom team are ready to get to know you and your team.
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05/23-25

Public Sector Summit – D.C.

How does the Public Sector community build trust between communities and institutions? By using data, analytics, and cloud-based tools to deliver dependable, modern services and create more transparency and accountability. Find out how by connecting with us at the AWS Summit at the Walter E Hall Convention Center. Between your breakout sessions, let’s chat about improving your service experience and building better relationships with your constituents and students.

Meet you there:

  • We’ll be at booth #615. Come find us and say hi.
  • ‘Data, dialogue, and drinks’ is coming to Washington, D.C. Bring a friend on May 24  to Yardbird and mingle with Tableau and Slalom – Register here
  • Have a question? Connect with a Public Sector expert, Randy Tan, who’ll be roaming the expo hall floor with answers.
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05/25-26

[Virtual] Japan

Slalom is excited to be a first-time gold sponsor of the AWS Summit in Japan. More than 120,00 customers will be logging on. In between virtual trainings, stop by our sponsorship page to learn more about the AWS | Slalom Launch Centers and get access to thought leadership to help you navigate your business transformation enabled by cloud.

Meet you there:

  • Check back here to get a direct link to our sponsorship page.
  • Want to chat with our local Japan Team? Reach out to the team to discuss all things cloud
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06/22-23

Toronto

Where will you be on June 22nd and 23rd? Slalom will be at the Metro Convention Centre South for the AWS Summit Toronto! These two days will be busy, with hundreds of sessions focused on AI/ML, modern applications, business intelligence (just to name a few). Miriam McLemore’s (Director of Enterprise Strategy and Evangelism at AWS) plans to share stories about how customers are using AWS to innovate and transform their businesses during the keynote. When you take a break from sessions, come by the Slalom booth. We’ll be ready to learn about your company and discuss what is possible with the cloud. See you there!

Meet you there:

  • We'll be at booth #308. Stop by and say hi!

  • 'Data, dialogue, and drinks' is coming to Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto! Join Slalom, Snowflake and Tableau for an evening of food, drinks and all things data and migration. Register here

  • Kevin Derman is our local AWS expert; feel free to reach out if you want to discuss your business goals. 

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7/12

New York

We couldn’t forget New York. Check back here in a few weeks to learn more about how, what, and where. 

Meet you there:

  • Coming soon: booth # and live map link 

  • Happy hour details are coming soon! 

  • Nicole Bruyette is ready and waiting to connect before New York! Got something on your mind? Give her a shout. 

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8/18

Anaheim

The AWS Summits are going strong. The second to last stop will be in sunny California. Slalom will be there, ready to mingle and talk cloud with you. Stay tuned for the details.  

Meet you there:

  • Coming soon: booth # and live map link 

  • Save the date: August 17. More details to come. 

  • Need to check in with us before August? We’re listening. Patrick Hogan would be happy to chat with you about your cloud goals. 

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8/25

Chicago

Last but not least, we’re rounding out our world AWS Summits tour in Chicago at McCormick Place. It’s the last stop of the season before we gear up for AWS re:Invent. Soon this page will have all the Summit info; give us a minute to get the details. 

Meet you there:

  • Coming soon: booth # and live map link 

  • Happy Hour Details: Coming to a webpage near you soon. 

  • Need support gearing up to Chicago Summit? Call Zach Morgan; he’s got answers.   

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