It’s hard to believe AWS re:Invent was an event of only 2,000 attendees just six years ago. Now in 2018, we joined a crowd of over 50,000 customers, partners, and vendors in Las Vegas to discuss the latest AWS cloud innovations and embrace other emerging technologies. Our organization made up 67 of the attendees at the event spread out across seven different venues on the Las Vegas strip, all of which supported their own conference services and breakout sessions (we’re still wondering how many AWS employees it took to run and operate the massive event so seamlessly).
The main sessions, including Global Partner Summit and keynote sessions presented by Andy Jassy and Dr. Werner Vogels, were hosted at The Venetian hotel. Each session was extremely well attended with people arriving over an hour early to claim their seat. Who could blame them? The caliber of topics and content was extremely impressive as they introduced what’s next for AWS cloud technology. The keynote presentation led by CEO Andy Jassy was an impressive session. Not shockingly, he chose this platform to communicate dozens of significant news announcements, placing a particular emphasis on dedicating AWS to improving the lives of “builders.” As for CTO Dr. Werner Vogels’ keynote session on Thursday, he mentioned a data point that was pretty astounding–AWS has such an active user community that at this point 95 percent of AWS features and services are based on customer feedback.
During the show, we asked fellow attendees about their likes, dislikes during the event and what they hoped to gain from the countless sessions and networking opportunities spread throughout the week.
Reinvent is one of our biggest investments of the year, not only from a financial standpoint but from an engagement standpoint as well. This event was executed to consider every detail with precision and has raised expectations for technology events in the future.
We’d like to thank our customers and partners for taking the time to connect with us during the event. And a big thank you to the entire CloudHealth team who attended and helped make this event possible. Below we’ve included a note sent to the team by our VP of Marketing, Melodye Mueller:
“I want to thank everyone for this week's outstanding performance at re:Invent. This was an incredibly well-executed event on all fronts. I am so proud of the team and the feedback we received from our customers and partners. Thank you again, this was our best year by far!” – Melodye Mueller, VP of Marketing, CloudHealth by VMware
Want to learn more about the cloud industry trends and predictions that were circling around at AWS re:Invent this year? Make sure you sign up for our upcoming webinar featuring our CTO and founder of CloudHealth Joe Kinsella and the GM of Cloud Services at VMware Milin Desai.