Cloud tech giant gathers experts for AWS Summit
CloudOne.mobi had the privilege to showcase our hero products TallOrder Point of Sale Software and PageMan Digital Signage Solution at the 2018 Amazon Web Services Summit in Cape Town. The Summit brought together builders, developers, customers and companies across the African continent to discuss and discover more aspects of Amazon’s cloud-based services and solutions.
CloudOne.mobi demonstrated our products as a part of the one-day Summit’s Start-Up Central exhibition, powered by AWS Activate, AWS’s Start-Up resource centre. The Summit, which was held at the Cape Town Conference Centre, hosted a Partner Expo in which AWS Partners could showcase how the use of AWS products to strengthen their own platforms. The aim of the Expo was to “building a sense of community through the use of the Cloud.” The summit also hosted over 20 breakout sessions that focused on key technology trends including Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, AR and VR, the Internet of Things, Big Data and Analytics.
What is the AWS Summit?
The tech giant used the Summit to announce several region-specific plans it’s putting into place. Such as the announcement of four new AWS CloudFront Edge locations, including a brand new location in Cape Town, which is the second Edge location in South Africa. According to AWS, the benefits offered by CloudFront can be enjoyed by companies of all sizes, in any industry sector operating in Africa. AWS also announced their continued investment in skills development in Africa.
During his opening keynote, Mike Clayville, Vice President of Worldwide Commercial Sales and Business Development, stressed the importance of cloud computing. “This is a unique time in history, cloud computing will be perceived as the most important technology trend in the history of IT.”
Cloud computing provides a simple way to access servers, storage, databases and a broad set of application services over the Internet. Cloud computing saves developers and builders precious building time which they could be using to address customers’ needs. As for skills development, AWS is tackling this on two fronts. The first is a handful of partnerships with female-focused coding and tech initiatives. These include Girl Code, Code 4 CT and Django Girls. The other way AWS wants to help bridge the IT skills gap is via its partnership with the Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA).
The Cloudone.mobi team had a great time at the event doing demonstrations of our Cloud-based products TallOrder POS and PageMan DSS. It is a privilege for the CloudOne.mobi team to be a part of the AWS family and will continue working with them to create innovative Cloud Solutions. Working with AWS allows CloudOne.mobi to continue with our innovative and client-focused vision for the future of our products.
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