A contingent of four Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN) staff attended the 2018 AWS Summit in Sydney, which ran from the 10th to the 12th of April. The two and a half day event attracted twenty thousand attendees from around Australia with an interest in cloud computing. The Summit provides information technology professionals with an opportunity to discover the latest innovations in the cloud computing space, and to see how other organisations are coping.
The event began with Innovation Day, which included presentations and workshops by pioneering tech leaders who shared their philosophies and methodologies for building a culture of innovation. Day two began with an inspirational keynote by AWS Chief architect Glenn Gore, followed by breakout sessions. Day three was similar, beginning with a keynote by AWS Head of Emerging Technology, Olivier Klein.
Running in parallel to the presentations was the Metropolis of the Future, which comprised exhibits such as Dev Central with live coding stations, immersion workshops, vendor booths and the AWS solution architect platform.
New services were showcased that have the potential to facilitate better value to the AODN’s user base. Artificial Inteligence and data analytics were key themes in this year’s summit. Time will tell how the AODN makes use of these and other services, but AODN users can only benefit as the platform evolves.