AWS Cloud: Enabling the future of education

About the webinar

In response to social distancing directives from public health authorities, Canadian education institutions are pivoting quickly to enable students and employees with remote learning and working solutions for the upcoming school year.

Join Amazon Web Services (AWS) in this webinar, which highlights how education institutions are implementing rapid remote enablement by using the AWS Cloud. Learn about security, business continuity, cost savings, and how schools are taking proactive approaches with hybrid learning models for the fall semester.

Why attend?

Learn from Humber College, who provided continuity for 30,000 full time students, and Athabasca University, who provided remote working solutions for 180 staff members within a few days with the AWS Cloud.

In addition, this virtual experience will provide:

  • An overview of AWS solutions available for remote learning and working
  • Demonstrations of fast and simple implementation of these solutions
  • An opportunity to get your questions answered from AWS experts


AWS Cloud: Enabling the Future of Education
Security Game Changers for Education in Canada

  • Understanding the security and compliance challenges that education institutions face
  • Opportunities to achieve better security and compliance
  • How the cloud changes the game for CISOs, CIOs, CTOs, DPOs and other cybersecurity stakeholders in education

Enabling Remote Learning and Working in Education

  • Customer spotlights: Humber College and Athabasca University
  • Overview of AWS solutions for remote students and employees
  • How education institutions are being agile and deploying rapidly in a time of uncertainty

AWS Solution Demonstrations

  • How to virtualize campus computer lab spaces to support online distance learning with Amazon AppStream 2.0
  • How to create personal cloud desktops to support remote work scenarios with Amazon WorkSpaces
  • How to set up a cloud-based contact center with Amazon Connect

Preparing the Future Workplace

  • How students are leveraging complimentary cloud training with AWS Educate to upskill for careers in STEM
  • How education institutions are leveraging no-cost, ready-to-teach cloud computing curriculums with AWS Academy


  • Carolina Pina, Head of Education, Latin America, Canada, and Caribbean, AWS
  • Patrick Chammas, Enterprise Education Lead, Canada, AWS
  • Tim Rains, Regional Leader, Security & Compliance Business Acceleration, AWS
  • Ryan Burton, Director Digital Solutions, Humber College
  • Jennifer Griffin Schaeffer, VP Information Technology & CIO, Athabasca University
  • Andrew DeFoe, Technical Business Development Manager, AWS
  • Will McCain, Senior Specialty Sales Manager, Amazon Connect, AWS
  • Dominic Catalano, Specialist Solutions Architect, AWS
  • Hilary Foster, Program Manager, Public Sector Sales, AWS
  • Fahd Gulzar, Canada Public Sector Programs Lead, AWS

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