Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit Draws Leaders from Government, Industry to Talk Cloud, Cutting-Edge Tech

Teresa Carlson, vice president of Amazon Web Services’ Worldwide Public Sector

The Amazon Web Services Public Sector Summit has wrapped up its two-day annual public sector summit, which drew a host of tech leaders from the federal government, industry and the education sector to Washington, D.C.

The event, which was held June 20-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C., featured keynote addresses from Teresa Carlson, vice president of worldwide public sector at AWS, and top government tech leaders.

At the event, Carlson announced AWS has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College to offer the first-ever associates degree in cloud technology.

“We’re thrilled to collaborate with NOVA on this degree program, as they break new ground to open up opportunities to careers in cloud computing for students in the state of Virginia and around the globe,” Carlson said. “With this program, we seek to build a strong pipeline of talent to contribute to innovation across sectors in the growing and dynamic field of cloud computing.”

Other keynotes included: Pamela C. Dyson, chief information officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission; Tom Soderstrom, the IT chief technology and innovation officer for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Sean P. Roche, associate deputy director of the CIA for digital innovation.

The event was the company’s ninth annual summit devoted to cloud adoption in the public sector.

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