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November 22, 2018
Know before you go: Accenture at AWS re:Invent 2018
By: Chris Wegmann

AWS re:Invent 2018 is taking place November 26-29 in Las Vegas, and now is the perfect time to start scheduling your activities!

What is re:Invent?

AWS re:Invent is an annual learning conference hosted by Amazon Web Services for the global cloud computing community. It brings together more than 50,000 of the industry’s most influential developers, IT decision makers, and senior IT managers, as well as more than 2,000 C-level IT and Line-of-Business executives from global companies.

Accenture’s focus

Accenture is the leading innovator and implementer of transformative, end-to-end cloud and digital services for AWS. Our focus this year—"Innovation Unleashed”—is on helping our clients turn innovation into value as they pivot to becoming intelligent enterprises and lead the epic disruption.

For an overview of Accenture-related events, read our “Know Before You Go” guide , which highlights all the “Accenture on AWS” activities taking place at the conference.

Accenture’s presence at re:Invent

We have many ways for our clients and partners to learn more about Accenture’s end-to-end capabilities to unleash innovation, unlock trapped value and drive growth on AWS.

At the Accenture booth, for example (booth #2120 on the Expo floor), you can take a tour of our Innovation Studio and experience demos of solutions that help enterprise transform their core, pivot to the new with new technologies—cloud native, analytics, blockchain and AI, scale innovation—and operate an intelligent enterprise.

Our experts will be on hand to answer any questions you may have, and we have a robust lineup of more than 30 trending topics to choose from, presented at our booth theater in short, 20-minute presentations. Join us there and you could even win a remote control drone with camera & GPS or 360 WIFI action camera in our daily raffle awarded on site. Check out the theater session schedule in the Know Before You Go guide.

Here’s an overview of Accenture-related events which highlights all the “Accenture on AWS” activities taking place at the AWS #reinvent conference



Accenture is participating in main agenda breakout sessions, hackathons and We Power Tech sessions from Monday through Thursday. Take time to register now through the re:Invent Session Catalog.

Monday, November 26

  • 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    Session WPT203: We Power Tech – Addressing Intersectionality in Tech. When diversity efforts focus only on gender, they further marginalize the marginalized. How do we make sure that we address the needs of everyone who is underrepresented in the industry?

Tuesday, November 27

  • 8:30-9:30 a.m.
    Session LFS302-S: Drug Discovery Innovation in a Precompetitive Cloud Platform. In this session, Accenture and Merck discuss the expanded capabilities and benefits—for drug discovery organizations and software providers—of a newly launched research platform

  • 10:00-11:00 a.m.
    Session WPT201: We Power Tech—Lightning Talks with Executive Women in Tech. Diversity in technology often starts with a focus on women. How do we prioritize the inclusion of women from all communities (race, gender identity, ability status, and other underrepresented and intersectional communities) on technical teams?

  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.
    Session FSV306-S: Implementation of Amazon Connect, Powered by Accenture. Using Amazon Connect—supported by Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly, AWS Lambda and Kibana—Accenture helped Mutual of Omaha improve customer engagement, create self-service features using leading-edge speech recognition, and develop powerful analytics to continuously drive positive change.

  • 9:00 a.m.-Midnight (doors open at 8 am)
    Session HAC03: NPO Hackathon for Social Good. This will be the sixth annual re:Invent NPO Hackathon for Social Good, sponsored by Accenture. Come join us to learn new skills and build functioning prototypes to address social challenges. At the end of the hackathon, participating teams will present their demos to a panel of judges for a chance to win prizes. In past years, some winning solutions have been put into production by non-profits. Open to all non-Accenture attendees, at all AWS skill levels. Please bring your laptop. (Sign up through your re:Invent profile.)

Wednesday, November 28

  • 12:15-1:15 p.m.
    Session MAE305-S: Becoming a Platform Business: Lessons from the TV Industry. Open platforms are enabling companies to connect best-of-breed cloud services. The TV industry open platform, built by OpenAP and Accenture, is highly available, with end-to-end security and massive scalability for both advertisers and publishers. By building the application from the ground up and leveraging AWS, the Accenture team released the product in only five months.

Accenture client and partner party

This is a fun, invitation-only event, taking place on Wednesday evening, that’s not to be missed. There will be drinks, delicious canapés, music and the opportunity to network with AWS and Accenture partners and peers in a relaxed setting. Contact your Accenture account or partner lead for your invitation.

Download our guide

To make the most of your on-site experience, please download our “Know Before You Go” guide. It will help you seize all the amazing opportunities at AWS re:Invent 2018.

Download the “Know Before You Go ” guide.

Stay tuned, stay connected

Check out our websites and follow Accenture on Twitter and LinkedIn and on theCUBE to stay in the know during AWS re:Invent 2018 week:

We look forward to seeing you at AWS re:Invent 2018!

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