Our June Health TechNet meeting was both an in-person and Zoom event held at Nelson Mullins’ offices in Washington, D.C.
The theme of the meeting was operating in the Cloud under Amazon Web Services (AWS). Operating in the cloud is a non-intuitive paradigm shift for technical developers and managers that are practiced in delivering solutions in an on-premises hardware environment. The presentation and discussion addressed how developing and operating in the cloud is similar to doing so on-premises, but more importantly, how it is radically different. This was not a sales pitch for AWS or even for the cloud; rather, it was intended to raise awareness of how and why being in the cloud can be a paradigm shift.
Our primary speaker on this subject was James Conley, who has had a variety of technical positions over the years that have culminated in his current position as a Technical Account Manager (TAM) with Amazon Web Services. As a TAM, Mr. Conley provides Enterprise Support to AWS accounts and uses his 30+ years of experience in software development, networking (CCNA), Linux administration, computer vulnerability/penetration testing, and technical program management. He has two professional certifications with AWS (Solution Architect and DevOps Engineer) and helps guide Enterprise Support customers through their AWS cloud journey.