Speaker

Michael Needham, snr manager solutions architecture, AWS

Michael Needham

senior manager solutions architecture, AWS

Michael Needham manages Solutions Architecture for AWS in sub-Saharan Africa. He is an evangelist of cloud technology and has registered two cloud patents while working at AWS. Needham and his team work directly with customers to architect and run their applications at scale in the Amazon Web Services cloud, taking advantage of highly available compute, storage, databases and other managed services. Needham has spent 20 years in IT and holds a BSc degree from the University of Cape Town in computer science, and a BA degree in social anthropology and environmental science.

Michael Needham will be speaking on the following topic:

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Case study The value proposition of democratising analytics

Find out more about analytics tools that have made powerful capability available that in traditional infrastructure was often too expensive or complex to set up and maintain. Equipped with these advances, analysts and data scientists are finding new ways to support their businesses in building highly intelligent and real-time responsive applications at low cost. Including live demos, this talk will touch on the areas of ad hoc, predictive, cognitive and streaming analytics.

  • Live demos
  • Revisit predictive, cognitive and stream analytics
  • Support your business in building intelligent and real-time response applications