Our re:Invent 2022 guide: cloud modernisation

Josh Lopez Partner, Cloud Adoption at Versent

Josh Lopez

Partner Cloud Adoption, Versent

November 3, 2022

Josh Lopez is our Sydney-based GM of Cloud, focused on partnering with customers to accelerate their journey into AWS. As an AWS Ambassador Josh is passionate about sharing his experience and knowledge of AWS and, ahead of AWS re:Invent in Vegas this month,  tells us which sessions will benefit your cloud transformation journey.

AWS re:Invent 2022 is only a few weeks and whether you’ll be travelling to Las Vegas or absorbing all the content digitally, I’ll give you my take on the must-see Cloud Migration & Modernisation sessions. If you haven’t yet registered, head over to https://reinvent.awsevents.com/register/ and you’ll be able to take in all the below sessions.

The following are sessions that I recommend you register for, and I’ve provided sessions if you’re in Las Vegas and sessions if you’re watching along digitally.

If you’re in-person at Las Vegas, here are my recommendations

  • Understanding design in event-driven architecture
    Monday, November 28 @ 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM PT
    Type: Chalk Talk
    Overview: In this chalk talk you will learn about a robust approach to event design, common event patterns used, the importance of event-first thinking, and how event designation can impact your architecture.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/API313
  • Accelerate software development lifecycles with GitOps
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM PT
    Type: Workshop
    Overview: This workshop covers application deployment, associated infrastructure resources, and Amazon EKS clusters into which the applications are deployed at scale via GitOps. A great way to understand how to practically include GitOps into your developer workflow.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CON306
  • Adopting microservices: Decompose, apply Strangler pattern, repeat
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM PT
    Type: Chalk Talk
    Overview: In this chalk talk, AWS break down a monolith so you can learn how to use hexagonal architecture to organise your thoughts and make use of the Strangler pattern to progressively decompose your system iteratively.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/BOA315
  • Domain-driven design and event storming
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00AM PT
    Type: Chalk Talk
    Overview: This chalk talk looks at domain-driven design and how it applies to serverless architecture. It will walkthrough how to use event storming to discover and design a domain before developing its interactions on a whiteboard.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CON306

If you’re watching digitally or in-person Las Vegas, here are my recommendations

  • Accelerate value-based healthcare transformation with AWS
    Wednesday, November 30 @ 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM PT
    Type: Breakout Session
    Overview: In this session, hear from eHealth New South Wales (NSW) about their migration of mission-critical clinical applications to AWS. These migrations are transforming how eHealth delivers integrated, performant, and efficient healthcare solutions while reducing operational burden.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/WPS102
  • Compute innovation to enable any application in the cloud
    Tuesday, November 29 @ 12:30PM – 1:30PM PT
    Type: Leadership Session
    Overview: Dave Brown, VP of Amazon EC2 will be walking through the innovations AWS is delivering for millions of organisations. Dave discusses how AWS has developed custom silicon optimized for the cloud and how you can take advantage of AWS compute innovations including processors, machine learning chips, and high-performance storage products.
    More details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/CMP233
  • Delighting developers: Builder experience at AWS
    Thursday, December 1 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM PT
    Type: Leadership Session
    Overview: Adam Seligman, Vice President of Developer Experience will be sharing the latest AWS tools and experiences for teams developing in the cloud. Adam recaps the latest launches and demos how key services can integrate to accelerate developer productivity.
    More Details: https://portal.awsevents.com/events/reInvent2022/sessions/DOP208-L

Re:invent is all about learning how to continue to transform your organisation using the latest services provided by AWS. The full re:Invent session catalog is now live so you’ll be able to tailor the experience to your needs. Enjoy re:invent and keep on transforming & modernising your workloads!

I’m always excited to showcase the art of the possible in AWS. I can’t wait to see what more will be possible after this year’s re:invent. Next week I’ll tell you about my pick of the security and identity sessions.


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