The AWS Public Sector Summit opened in Singapore on October 6, discussing cloud transformation and the upscaling of cloud technology in ASEAN.
The event saw keynotes of Elsie Tan, country manager for Worldwide Public Sector Singapore at AWS; Eric Conrad, regional managing director for ASEAN at AWS; and Peter Moore, regional managing director for Asia-Pacific Japan Worldwide Public Sector at AWS.
Tan focused onkey facts and figures and shared more about AWS’ continued commitment towards driving further innovation in Singapore and the ASEAN region.
“We will continue to invest in resources to help organisations innovate, grow, and unlock the potential of the cloud,” said Tan.
|Elsie Tan, country manager for Worldwide Public Sector Singapore at AWS |
Conrad highlighted new announcements across ASEAN, with emphasis on the training they gave to more than 700,000 individuals on cloud technology skills since 2017. The AWS Cloud currently spans 84 Availability Zones within 26 geographic regions, with announced plans for 24 more zones and eight more AWS regions in the near future.
In ASEAN, there are two active AWS regions in Indonesia and Singapore, and three new local zones – in the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that helps its customers to build and deploy applications that require single-digit millisecond latency closer to end users or on-premises data centres.
|Eric Conrad, regional managing director for ASEAN at AWS |
“This is why we are constantly working to bring you the speed, agility, and reliability you need to build innovative solutions,” Conrad said during his speech.
In ASEAN, AWS has so far supported the governments of Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and others in their digital and cloud transformation. Many have much benefited from this.
|Hundreds of visitors come to the AWS Public Sector Summit 2022 in Singapore |
For instance, following the launch of the AWS Asia-Pacific Singapore Region in 2010, the company has invested over $6.51 billion in local infrastructure. AWS has also trained over 200,000 individuals in Singapore cloud skills since 2017. And in 2022 alone, Amazon and AWS will collectively create 1,000 jobs in Singapore.
In terms of upskilling across ASEAN, AWS has trained over 700,000 individuals with cloud skills since 2017.
These figures showcase AWS’ full commitment towards empowering public sector organisations across the region to innovate and lead in an increasingly digital ASEAN.
|Peter Moore, regional managing director for Asia-Pacific Japan Worldwide Public Sector at AWS |
Moore said, “It is truly inspiring how AWS customers are finding new and better ways to deliver on their missions. It’s clear there is no slowing down – and I look forward to what we will accomplish as we continue to pave new paths and reimagine what is possible together."
Moore added, "It’s been great to share with you these exciting advancements and to hear from our customers who are using AWS to break boundaries. Looking ahead, our goal is to continually empower you to lead and serve in an increasingly digital ASEAN.”
By Bich Thuy from Singapore