AWS

Tuesday 30 October 2018 - The Brewery, London: 52 Chiswell St. London EC1Y 4SD 

AWS return to The Brewery on Chiswell Street in London to continue their successful Transformation Day event format this October, bringing senior business and technical executives together to explore the transformative opportunities of the cloud on AWS.

Contino is proud to be a silver sponsor of this year's event. If you're attending please stop by our booth (S6) on the day. In the meantime, take a look at our recommendations to make the most of your time on-site. 

1. Creating a Business Case for the Cloud 

At enterprise scale, moving to the cloud can require significant engineering effort limiting the effectiveness of cost savings alone as a measure of business value. The following sessions will help those looking to drive a true business case for cloud adoption:

  • CFO Corner: 11:15 - 12:00
    AWS’ Thomas Blood explains how moving to the cloud impacts business value and supports strategic objectives.
  • The Business Impact of Cloud Adoption: 15:30 - 16:15
    AWS’ Muneeb Ahsan introduces a set of steps and metrics to measure cloud transformation value.

2. Bridging the Skills Gap

Many enterprise organisations struggle to gain momentum in cloud adoption due to a lack of appropriate skills in engineering functions - especially pronounced in those companies that have made heavy use of outsourcing in recent years.

  • Re-Skilling yourself and your team for Cloud - 11:15 - 12:00
    AWS’ Jonathan Allen discusses field-proven, prescriptive steps for reskilling and scaling technical teams to use the AWS Cloud securely, efficiently, and effectively.

Contino recognise the importance of customers owning their own capability and therefore conduct all customer engagements with a dual-delivery and upskilling mandate. This helps close skills gaps and reduces dependency on external providers - allowing for true transformation.

It’s not enough to own all the right tools - the right talent is critical. Read more here.

3. Starting the journey to Cloud Adoption

Cloud migration marks the point at which the cloud journey begins in earnest - and there are a number of session at Transformation Day for those at different stages in this process:

  • Migrate, Modernize, and Manage: Best Practices for a Cloud Migration: 11:15 - 12:00
    AWS’ Benjamin Andrew talks through best practices for migration and how to ensure governance, security, and access controls are met.
  • Accelerate and Modernise your Microsoft Workload Migrations on AWS: 13:30 - 14:15
  • Over 55% of Windows instances in public cloud IaaS sit on AWS! AWS’ Harjeet Kumar shares how customers are migrating Microsoft workloads over.
  • 12 Steps to getting started with AWS Cloud: 15:30 - 16:15
    AWS’ Jonathan Allen talks through some of the steps to consider when embarking on a migration

A pattern that we often see emerge when enterprises begin to adopt the cloud, however, is that they put the same processes and practices in place as they would have done in a traditional data centre scenario. Having an Enterprise Cloud Operating Model can help avoid this pitfall.

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4. Unlocking the Benefits - Driving Innovation

You’ve built the business case, you’ve got the capability to deliver change, and you’ve started your migration into public cloud. This is only the beginning - the true benefits of cloud adoption lie in the ability for a business to be more agile, more resilient and more responsive to change. The following sessions help describe how to go about unlocking these advantages:

  • Developing a Culture for Innovation & Change: 13:30 - 14:15
    AWS’ Mike Bainbridge shares how culture has enabled Amazon to continue to innovate, and how to repeat this success elsewhere
  • Re-Architecting for Innovation: 14:30 - 15:15
    Thomas Blood describes how successful cloud adopters grow their businesses by re-architecting not just their technology, but also their mission and culture.

Contino helped Turner & Townsend to drive innovative change and disrupt the construction industry - by building a state-of-the-art cloud platform and upskilling their teams in DevOps best practice. You can learn more and watch our video case study here.

5. Social

Lastly, but by no means least, visit us at stand S6 to hear more about on how we successfully transform complex highly-regulated enterprises, with services based on the following five pillars:

Plus, you'll be able to get your hands on some stickers, water bottles, t-shirts and more! 


On November 21st, in London, Contino will host ‘The Great Debate: Serverless vs Kubernetes’ - where two teams of experts will argue why their technology will dominate the future of cloud-native. Check out the event in more detail, and register here.

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  • Dominic Ayres

    Partner Manager

    Dominic is Partner Manager at Contino, managing our relationship with key strategic partners AWS, Docker and Hashicorp. Previously at Gartner, Dominic brings experience of working with IT leaders from both public and private sectors; from mid-market to large enterprises.

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