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Customer Obsession: Innovating in Emerging Territories of Tech - Presented by AWS

Start Date: 12/9/2021

Start Time:6:30 PM EST

Duration:90 minutes


    Are you in an organization that is trying to innovate in new areas of tech and are not sure where to start? Have you decided that cloud migration is necessary, but uncertain of the steps needed to get there? Or is the plan so daunting that it hasn’t come to life yet?

Cloud Migration is an almost $120 billion dollar industry as of 2020 and has an annual growth rate of almost 29%, more than what was forecasted for the next 5 years. Needless to say cloud migration and adoption is on the rise from small to large enterprises and everything in between. With this increase, there is the need for customized solutions tailored to specific industries, customers and products.

If scalability, increased effectiveness, faster implementation, mobility, and disaster recovery are at the top of your emerging tech needs, then come join us for this upcoming Masterclass presented by AWS.

If you are responsible for leading or implementing cloud migration then you will not want to miss this event! Join us to learn how to:
· Rapidly increase infrastructure in various locations so that global growth is not hindered (especially now that more teams are remote)
· Identify what a multi-cloud strategy can do for you and why it’s important
· Understand why multiple public clouds or multiple private clouds are not necessarily a better choice for your business.

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Black Professionals in Tech Network (BPTN) bridges the talent gap in the tech industry by providing Black technical and business professionals with access to senior executive sponsorship, skill development and a strong peer network to support their career growth

About AWS
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 200 fully featured services from data centers globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.


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Jason Bennet

Director, US-West


Jason is the Director of the US-West Area for Amazon Web Services (AWS), leading a talented team of customer-obsessed sales professionals. He and his team are responsible for continually innovating for the US-West customer base, including the fastest-growing startups and some of the largest enterprise customers.

Stephanie Howard

Head of WWSO BDSI Sales & GTM - Migration Workloads


Transformational leader in the technology industry with expertise in customer relationship management, cloud and infrastructure, data & artificial intelligence, and business intelligence solutions. Stephanie inspires others to achieve excellence by embracing inclusion and establishing a strong culture of trust. She has been fortunate to recruit some of the brightest minds in cloud computing and CRM, developing teams that consistently deliver year-on-year revenue growth, resulting in the promotion of sales executives and technologists. As a visionary leader, Stephanie leverages her balanced application of EQ and IQ to coach the concept of challenging fundamental business orthodoxies and distilling complex challenges into clear value propositions, thereby enabling clients to turn ideas into solutions faster harnessing the power of the cloud.

Ebony Martin

Director of Operations & Service Delivery

United Federation of Teachers

Ebony Martin is the Director of Operations and Service Delivery at the United Federation of Teachers – one of the largest local teachers’ unions in the U.S. She is the youngest black female director in the union’s 61-year history. She is responsible for managing the UFT’s cloud-based customer relationship management system and the membership database. She is also responsible for assisting with the union’s digital transformation and evolution into service-centered design in the cloud.

Sharmarke Aden

Director, Enterprise Data Architect

Freddie Mac

Sharmarke is Director, Enterprise Architect who loves software craftsmanship and clean architecture. He has worked at companies of various sizes, from startups to Fortune 50. He is passionate about creating solutions that are functional, understandable, and necessary (FUN). Currently, Sharmarke is part of the Enterprise Data Architect team at Freddie Mac and co-owns the enterprise data and multi-cloud strategy. His typical day involves working with internal stakeholders to solve technical and architectural challenges, evaluating cloud based technologies and working with vendors to realize our enterprise strategy. He spends most of his spare time reading and teaching his toddler all manner of things including sign language and how to play baseball.

Safi Mojidi

Head of Information Security

Folx Health

Safi Mojidi (he/him) is a cybersecurity doctoral candidate and security practitioner with over 15 years in the information security industry. He has supported organizations such as NASA, the Justice Department, the Vice President's Office, and Slack on large-scale cloud cybersecurity programs. His expertise lies in the development of cloud security strategy, seamless integration and adaptation. He is currently the Head of Information Security at Folx Health. Safi serves as board member, and the Director of Partnerships of Trans Tech Social Enterprises, as well as a member of the We Open Tech leadership team.

Ayo Owodunni

Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Ayo Owodunni is a trained management consultant and facilitator bringing over 10 years of experience in coaching, training and strategic direction to the table. A certified Diversity & Inclusion Trainer and Life Coach with an MBA in Entrepreneurship, Ayo is a passionate trainer who loves to mix wit, knowledge and a dose of humour to share great lessons that can lead to growth and transformation.  He is a member of the Institute for Performance and Learning (I4PL) and the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC).
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