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Destination: The Cloud - Inside the AWS Summit 2017 in Auckland

More than 2400 AWS customers and partners attended this year’s event.

  • Tim Dacombe-Bird, country manager, New Zealand, Amazon Web Services opens the AWS Summit 2017 at The Cloud in Auckland. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Glenn Gore, chief solutions architect, Amazon Web Services talks about the evolution of the Internet of Things to Intelligent Orchestrated Technology (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • The cloud provides a range of abilities and tools to transform the business, says Glenn Gore.

  • More than 2400 attended this year’s summit, held at The Cloud in Auckland. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Simona Turin, general manager, digital strategy and capabilities, Air New Zealand: "We want to become a customer centric digital airline." (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Katherine Maree Pace, CEO, ELANATION talks about building the world’s first lifestyle technology company dedicated to the health and safety of kids. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Katherine Maree Pace, CEO, ELANATION: AWS helped us to scale our innovative ideas in an agile manner across borders, and helped us launch in New Zealand in 24 hours. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Josh Robb, VP of Engineering, PushPay. The company is now the fifth largest publisher of apps in iTunes. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Students participating in Shadow Tech Day (where female high school students are each assigned an ICT professional to ‘shadow’ for a day and see what a career in IT might look like) at the 2017 AWS Summit in Auckland.

  • Robbie Paul, CEO, ICE Angels, supports the group's 130 members and manages the ICE Angels’ portfolio of 95 investments. (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Roger Shakes, Chief Operations Officer, Postr (Photo by Peter Ristic)

  • Kiwi startup 8i demonstrates how it built a hologram of Buzz Aldrin

  • A panel discussion on innovation and transformation in the cloud (from left) Katherine Maree Pace, CEO, ELANATION; Simona Turin, general manager, digital strategy and capabilities, Air New Zealand; Glenn Gore, chief solutions architect, Amazon Web Services; and Tim Dacombe-Bird, country manager, New Zealand, Amazon Web Services.

  • @ the AWS Summit 2017 in Auckland

  • AWS showed a video of Project Pollexy: Troy Larson, a senior DevOps cloud architect at AWS, uses Amazon's Polly and a Raspberry Pi to communicate to Pollexy, a special needs voice assistant that he developed for his son Calvin, who is autistic.

  • Katherine Maree Pace, CEO, ELANATION with Barbara Simon, CIO Australia and New Zealand publisher and head of the ANZ CIO Executive Council.

  • Eduardo Silva at the booth of the IDG Communications (publisher of CIO, Computerworld and Resellew News). IDG is the media partner of the 2017 AWS Summit in Auckland.

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