STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Amazon hosted its 6th Annual Amazon Web Services Summit at Stockholm Massan where Dr. Werner Vogels, served as Keynote speaker in front a full house of 3,500 attendees. Dr. Werner Vogels, serves as the Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com where he is responsible for driving the company’s customer-centric technology vision.
Vogels who holds a PhD from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, is one of the forces behind Amazon’s approach to cloud computing, helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.
During his keynote he rolled out a list of products that AWS offers while sporting a black Avicii tee in honor of the Swedish DJ, alongside of testimonies from some of the companies exciting customers like, Cargotec and WuXiNextCODE to name a few.
“Security is Everybody’s Job,” said Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at Amazon.com — who also encouraged those in attendance to “Build On” with the companies services before exiting the stage. His words come at a time when data protection has become an even more intricate part of tech concerns, and something that the European Union looks to address with the new GDPR ruling. Especially for a company as large as Amazon.
AWS provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments, on a paid subscription basis. The Summit provided education to its all those in attendance. The Break-out sessions included insight on Rapid Application Development, Big Data Analytics, Cloud Operations, Let’s Start, Move IT, AI/IOT &ML and Start-Ups.
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GDPR BECOMES ENFORCEABLE MAY 25:
In a breakout session led by Henrik Johansson (Principal – Office of the CISO, AWS) and Paul Ahlgren (Partner Solutions Architect, AWS), AWS offered guidance on how to properly comply with the challenges that the GDPR can present.
“Get with your legal team said,” Henrik Johansson Principal – Office of the CISO, AWS. “It’s really important to know how this can effect your company as it no longer applies to just companies in the EU, but everywhere.”
Johansson provided specific details of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which goes into effect on May 25, 2018. Examples of personal data are, name, photo, email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, and computer IP address.
The General Data Protection Regulation not only applies to organizations located within the European Union (EU), but also to organizations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects.
LET’S HIT THE SLOPES
AWS Summit announced that, Amazon will expand the ski slope Vilsta in the city of Eskilstuna. The new development will add 10 more meters upwards and 30 meters longer with a new centrally located lift. It also includes plans for a new 50 meter longer giant slalome slope.
Written by Andrew Mitchell for Woodlawn Post (Technology)