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Fall 2022

November

Topic: AWS Recruiter - Insights
Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM CT
Teams Link: Link 

Anna Salas
Senior Sourcing Recruiter, AWS

Anna Salas is a Sr. Technical Recruiter with Amazon Web Services (AWS). She has been with AWS for 3 years, supporting recruiting and hiring of technical roles such as Specialist Solutions Architects, Business Intelligence Engineers, and Customer Support Engineers. Previously, Anna was a Talent Acquisition Partner at Ingersoll Rand, a manufacturing organization, where she conducted full lifecycle recruiting of mechanical, electric, and computer engineers. Anna started her career as a Career Coach at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she counseled students in career and major decision making and assisted them in their job search via resume reviews, mock interviews, hosting career fairs, and more. Anna possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and baby girl.

October

Topic: Women in Tech
Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM CT
Teams Link: Link 

Marie Carlton
Sr. Mgr., Global Partner SA (Scale) and AWS GameDay, AWS

Marie is a Senior Manager of the Global Partner Solutions Architecture (Scale) and AWS GameDay teams at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She has been with AWS since 2016, and working in the AWS Partner Network (APN) since 2018. Her team works closely with ISVs and SIs that are part of the APN to ensure AWS security best practices and also enable AWS customers to jointly drive go to market activities such as webinars, technical blogs, and demonstrations. Her team also works closely with AWS Partners to integrate their existing solutions into technical enablement scenarios through AWS GameDay. Prior to this role, Marie was a part of the AWS Educate Program where she led an initiative to help top universities and computer science professors establish their classrooms and students on AWS. Outside of work, Marie is always working on the next home or yard project with her partner and has become an amateur expert at mixing concrete. She is also an avid reader and regularly listens to true crime and NPR podcasts.

September

Topic: Infrastructure as Code
Date: Thursday, September 15th, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM CT
Teams Link: Link 

Troy Ameigh
Senior Partner Solutions Architect at AWS

Troy Ameigh is a highly experienced Solutions Architect, with over 26 years in the IT industry he is known for taking on challenging assignments that allow him to grow and develop his own technical experience which he then puts to work for customers. He loves helping customers and partners work through issues on their AWS environments, because tackling these challenges together helps them develop great partnerships. He has great passion for promoting Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and leveraging his years of experience in Linux, AWS, networking, storage, containers, virtualization and architecting, he will help you complete data transformations that best fit your technical and budgetary needs. Please feel free to reach out and let him know how he can help.


 Previous Events (2019-2021)

November

Topic: Deep Dive into Event Based Architectures: Using Lambda, Step Functions and Asynchronous Patterns.
Date: Thursday, November 4th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM CT
Teams Link: Link

Jana Gnanachandran
Enterprise Solutions Architect at AWS

Feburary

Topic: Agile Transformation and Use in Business Environments
Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM 
Teams Link:

Bryan Campbell
Agile Transformation Coach and Project Manager

Bryan Campbell is an Enterprise Agile Coach and Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience managing projects, programs and PMOs around the world.  He specializes in Agile and Digital Transformations and has worked with a number of Fortune 500 organizations helping them with their Transformation journeys.

November

Topic: How AI/ML is Changing our World: A deep dive into the AI/ML tech revolution, the digital economy and AI in society
Date: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM
Teams Link:

October

Topic: Application Architectures: How to avoid and refactor monoliths and move to compostable services that can move with agility
Date: Thursday, October 29th, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT
Teams Link:

Carlos Castro
Lead Solutions Architect, Open Subsurface Data Universe on AWS

Carlos Castro is a Principal Outposts Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services (AWS), responsible for helping companies build truly consistent hybrid experiences using AWS Outposts. Prior to AWS, he was a Technical Solutions Architect at Cisco. He holds multiple industry certifications, including AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional and Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), and has 14 years of industry experience. He is passionate about helping companies solve complex business problems by using technology.

Shaun Baker
Senior Manager, Solutions Architecture for AWS

Shaun Baker currently serves as Senior Manager - Solutions Architecture for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and works in support of Royal Dutch Shell where he leads a team of six Solution Architects. Among other roles, Shaun has also served as Director and Chief Enterprise Architect for BP’s Data and Digital Platforms. In this role Shaun led Strategy and Architecture for AWS, the journey to hybrid cloud for the support of austere environments, the data fabric, data lakes and evolution to a microservice based organization. Shaun holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the US Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from Indiana University.

September

Topic: How AWS and the Cloud is Transforming the Energy Industry: Real world case studies
Date: September 29th, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM CT
Teams Link:

Liz Dennett, Ph.D.
Lead Solutions Architect, Open Subsurface Data Universe on AWS

Liz Dennett is the AWS Lead Solutions Architect for the Open Subsurface Data Universe (OSDU) where she works with Energy customers to break down data silos to fuel innovation. Liz brings over a decade of energy industry experience including a MS and PhD in Geoscience, and previous work at Hess Corporation, Biota Technology, and the NASA Astrobiology Institute.

Sury Purwar
Practice Manager, AWS Energy

Sury Purwar is a Practice Manager at AWS where he leads a team of professionals that specialize in providing consulting services to Energy majors in their digital transformation initiatives. He has a MS in Petroleum Engineering from UT Austin and previously worked with Halliburton for more than a decade where he built a team that built Digital Oilfield solutions for Energy majors globally.

 

Event Event Date Time Organization Organization Unit Topic
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Tuesday, September 29th 6:00PM AWS AWS Energy How AWS and Cloud is Transforming the Energy Industry: Real world case studies
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, October 29th 5:00PM AWS AWS Energy Application Architechures: How to avoid and refactor monoliths and move to compostable services that can move with agility
c@UH Workshop - CC and AWS Introduction Saturday, November 7th CIS CIS Faculty Cloud Computing and AWS Fundamentals - Intro for the c@UH
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Wednesday, November 18th 4:00PM AWS AWS Energy How AI/ML is Changing our World: A deep dive into the AI/ML tech revolution, the digital economy and AI in society
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, February 11th 5:00PM BP PMO, other Business Units Agile Methodologies and Transformation - Industry Adoption and Implementation
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, February 18th 5:00PM CIS Alumni CIS Alumni Panel (Industry, Roles, International, Record, Interships, graduate studies, )
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, February 25th 5:00PM AWS AWS Energy Transformation and the Future of IT: Building solutions aligned to need and that provide enduring value
c@UH Workshop - Cloud Computing and AWS Introduction Friday, February 26th 2:30PM CIS, PS CIS Faculty Mitch: Intro to PS and Navigation
Jose: Cloud Computing and AWS Fundamentals - Intro for the c@UH
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, March 11th 5:00PM Sogeti PMO PM and BSA Working Together - Project Cost Mgmt in MS Project
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, March 25th 5:00PM AWS AWS Energy Deep Dive into Event Based Architectures: Using Lambda, Step Functions and Asynchronous Patterns
c@UH Workshop - Get Ready Friday, April 9th 2:30PM

AWS
CIS

AWS SA Consulting
CIS Faculty
Discussion and hints related to the c@UH problem
c@UH Workshop - Get Ready Friday, April 16th 2:30PM AWS
CIS
AWS SA Consulting
CIS Faculty
Discussion and hints related to the c@UH problem
C@UH Competition Day Friday, April 23rd 8:30AM CIS
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, April 29th 5:00PM Brooksouce Elevate/AWS Workforce/ Job Market, AWS Customer Use Case
Cloud Computing Guest Speaker Series Thursday, November 4th 5:00 PM CT AWS AWS Energy Deep Dive into Event Based Architectures: Using Lambda, Step Functions and Asynchronous Patterns.