AWS Sydney summit 2018

I dropped by the Amazon summit on Apr 10th 2018 during lunchtime to learn on what is going on in the biggest cloud vendor in the world!

This raises an interesting question – can companies afford not to go to the cloud when competitors are achieving cost and customer experience advantages through the cloud ?

Key takeaways

1.What it means to be day 1 at AWS – innovate backwards starting from the customer.

Working backwards is a framework for how to think about product without lengthy roadmaps that end up being scrapped. It’s a way to short-circuit the traditional product development track, and make sure that you build something that your customers will actually care about.

For new initiatives a product manager typically starts by writing an internal press release announcing the finished product. The target audience for the press release is the new/updated product’s customers, which can be retail customers or internal users of a tool or technology. Internal press releases are centered around the customer problem, how current solutions (internal or external) fail, and how the new product will blow away existing solutions.

2. Serverless computing enables companies to focus on delivering better outcomes instead of worrying about capacity reducing operational expense costs – iRobot is a good example of this, switching to server less architecture delivering faster business benefits through continuous iteration without having to worry about scaling

3. A future where companies compete based on talent and agility – AWS cloud levels the playing field from an investment / capex / opex perspective.

Smaller companies can harness this to their advantage while larger corporates have the opportunity to use cloud to achieve more with less.

4. Partners are becoming specialised eg: Deloitte has an entire practice dedicated to GDPR practice to support customers

Welcome to AWS innovation day in Sydney !

An interesting demo of the connected factory

Customer experience demo of the futureGood to see the Tableau stand at AWS Summit