Tech News Summary:
- AWS Summit in Washington, DC highlighted the use of cloud technology by organizations in the public sector to drive mission-critical results. AWS also announced new partner announcements, including the availability of AWS SimSpace Weaver in the US AWS GovCloud Regions for hosting sensitive data and regulated workloads in the cloud.
- AWS is expanding its Partner Transformation Program (PTP) and launched a new AWS Skill to Jobs Tech Alliance to boost student career readiness and modernize technology curricula at 78 educational institutions collectively serving more than 380,000 students. AWS is also launching new skills and education programs to inspire students and empower girls and women to search for educational opportunities in STEAM.
- A partnership with Deloitte’s Smart Factory Believers Program will power next-generation STEM learning in District of Columbia Public Schools with support from AWS, providing a larger talent pool for government-focused technology companies, MSPs, ISVs, and VARs in the DC metro area in the coming years.
Seattle, Washington – Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently held its AWS Summit in Washington, DC, with a focus on empowering public sector partners and promoting tech education. The summit aimed to help partners and educators take advantage of the cloud and accelerate their innovation journey using AWS.
Over 8,000 attendees joined the summit, representing a diverse range of public sector organizations, startups, and enterprises. The event features keynote speeches, interactive workshops, and breakout sessions, all aimed at providing attendees with insights, technical knowledge, and best practices for using AWS.
The summit featured AWS executives and notable speakers from the public sector, including Dr. Sharon Boeyen, CTO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and Joe Paiva, CIO for the International Trade Administration. Presentations covered a range of topics, including cloud migration strategies, security and compliance, machine learning and AI, and the latest trends in public sector technology.
The summit also provided an opportunity for AWS partners to showcase their solutions and services in the Partner Expo, where attendees could learn more about how AWS and its partners can help them modernize their IT infrastructure and transform their businesses.
In addition to focusing on public sector partners, the summit also prioritized tech education for students and educators. AWS Educate, the company’s global initiative to provide students and educators with cloud computing resources and training, had a significant presence at the summit. Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about AWS Educate, participate in AWS Educate workshops, and engage with educators from across the country.
“Empowering our public sector partners and promoting tech education are two of the top priorities for AWS, and the AWS Summit provided a unique opportunity to bring these two initiatives together,” said Teresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at AWS. “With the cloud, public sector organizations can modernize their IT infrastructure, improve citizen services, and accelerate innovation. By investing in tech education, we can help prepare the next generation of technology builders and leaders.”
Overall, the AWS Summit was a successful event that brought together public sector partners, educators, and AWS experts to share best practices, insights, and knowledge for building the future of public sector technology.