Embrace disruption, drive positive change
When you move to the cloud, you are re-inventing and transforming. It is a wonderful opportunity to challenge the status quo and ask, “Why do we do it this way?”
Glenn Gore | Head of Technology, AWS
Innovation has become a renewed focus for many organisations who are challenging the status quo and transforming in order to not just survive, but thrive in today’s business environment. Forward-thinking leaders are leveraging the cloud to digitally transform and ward off the threat of disruption, while taking advantage of the potential benefits and opportunities that digitisation provides.
Cloud adoption is accelerating across all workloads and in all industries. But beyond using the cloud for existing workloads, more significant is the way the cloud is increasing the speed of innovation – by lowering the cost of experimentation, increasing agility and unlocking the power of invention.
While Origin Energy, PwC, Kogan and the Genomics Virtual Laboratory operate in vastly different markets and employ diverse business models, they have all successfully utilised scalable services in the AWS Cloud to rapidly transform their innovation agendas into real-world outcomes and helped them lead in their respective industries. Hear from Australia’s key industry players about how they were able to realise their visions with the help of AWS.
Origin Energy – surfing the wave of technological evolution
Forward-thinking companies like Origin Energy have realised that simply serving up more of the same to a fickle customer base is no longer a sustainable business plan. Find out how they are using the AWS Cloud to leverage big data and offer their customers a disruptive new pricing model.
“The point of this whole strategy is about building a platform that will enable a capability and promote a culture of experimentation and innovation.”
James Moor | Group Manager, Market Risk, Origin Energy
PwC – enabling the art of the possible
From the cutting edge of professional services, read how PwC has taken advantage of a unique opportunity to re-imagine the way they use infrastructure to support their diverse business units in producing the ground-breaking work their clients demand through agile and iterative processes.
“We’re closing the doors of our data centre, and in doing so we’ve closed the door to doing things the old way.”
Hilda Clune | CIO, PwC
Kogan.com – focusing on frictionless customer experience
Kogan didn’t need their talented engineering team tied up with deploying and scaling infrastructure services when the more salient challenge lay in helping customers effortlessly navigate an ever-growing portfolio of over 30,000 products. Discover how innovation in artificial intelligence and algorithmic prediction engines enabled by scalable cloud-compute services were driving factors in Kogan’s decision to go “all in” on cloud services.
“A lot of people like to talk cost savings from cloud but I like to talk about how our customers experience those savings.” Goran Stefkovski | CTO, Kogan.com
Genomics Virtual Laboratory – bringing critical research tools to the world
Based in Victoria, the Genomics Virtual Laboratory is designed to take the IT out bioinformatics – democratising access by freeing researchers from the burden of installing and managing complex data analytics tools. Find out how the system has now been deployed in the UK, Europe and South Africa using the AWS Cloud, with projects in the USA and Canada also underway.
“Amazon Web Services is not just about scaling GVL internationally but it’s also a commercial production level cloud resource.”
Andrew Lonie | Director, VLSCI
Learn how industry leaders from diverse markets in Australia have gained and maintained a competitive edge by freeing up resources to focus on core business activity and driving innovation to meet the constantly changing demands of their markets.