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Hawaii Cloud Innovation Summit Conference

TRUE and Transform Hawaiʻi Government launch the must-attend event of the year for Hawaiʻi’s organizations to meet global experts, get inspired and re-think what’s possible through cloud-first technology.


TRUE and Transform Hawaiʻi Government launch the must-attend event of the year for Hawaiʻi’s organizations to meet global experts, get inspired and re-think what’s possible through cloud-first technology.

Whether it’s for data storage, serverless computing, or other digital services, the cloud allows organizations to easily access information anywhere, anytime while providing a secure environment. More and more of Hawaiʻi’s private and public sector leaders in the tech and non-tech industries are harnessing the power of the cloud to transform their organizations and improve productivity and efficiency, and make smarter, faster data-based decisions.

The conference will feature informative panels and sessions focused on Business Operations, Technical Applications, Workforce Development Opportunities as well as an impressive line-up of thought leaders. Confirmed keynote speakers include:

  • Stephen Brozovich

    Principal Evangelist, People Experience Team, AWS
    Brozovich started his career at Amazon in 1999 as a web developer, and for the following 13 years held technical roles that allowed him to observe the organizational patterns that accompanied Amazon’s growth and technical evolution. Brozovich returned to his focus on culture as a principal evangelist for AWS Human Resources in 2019. Today, his mission is to help AWS customers unlock innovation and invention within their own organizations.

  • Morgan Reed

    Executive Government Advisor, State and Local Government, AWS
    Morgan Reed spent four years as chief information officer for the State of Arizona, where he led cloud transformations to consolidate 30 different email systems, modernize 15 citizen-facing applications, migrate critical agency workloads off the state-owned mainframe, and shut down the state’s largest datacenter after migrating 80% to the cloud. Today, he coaches state and local government executives through strategy, policy, and governance challenges and helps them accelerate their cloud adoption journey as governments innovate for their customers.

For more information


Leilani Farinas

Executive Director TRUE


Stephen Brozovich

Principal Evangelist, People Experience Team


Morgan Reed

Executive Government Advisor, State and Local Government


AGENDA: Main Event, Room 313

8:00 am – 9:00 am General Registration
9:00 – 9:15 am Welcome Message
Leilani Farinas, Executive Director, TRUE
Christine Sakuda, Executive Director, Transform Hawaii Government
9:15 am – 10:00 am

Cloud Innovation
Kat Lawrence, Medicaid Leader, State and Local Government , AWS
Morgan Reed, Executive Government Advisor, State and Local Government, AWS

During the pandemic, government and organizations needed to achieve programmatic outcomes quickly and at scale to survive the crisis. Across the US, we are now considering what policy, operational, and technology strategies will facilitate the transition from surviving the pandemic to thriving. This segment will explore some of the stories of successful modern technology strategies that have improved service delivery and reframed how citizens experience government.

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Creating a Culture of Lifelong Learning
Jenni Troutman, Director, Products and Services, AWS Training and Certification, AWS

Learn how organizations are developing lifelong learning cultures to facilitate innovation and growth.

10:30 am – 10:45 am BREAK
10:45 AM – 11:30 am

Digital Transformation at “COVID” speed
Talauega E.V. Ale, Lt. Governor, American Samoa Government
Sandra King Young, Medicaid Director, American Samoa Government
Hong Phan, CEO, DataHouse

Discover how a U.S. Territory leveraged the cloud to reopen its borders during the pandemic and used the experience to spark their digital transformation. In this session, we’ll share our story and vision for the Territory’s future.

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch & Keynote
Stephen Brozovich, Principal Evangelist, People Experience Team, AWS

Amazon has a peculiar approach to innovation that is intrinsically linked to how we use technology and organize our teams. In this session, we’ll share how we innovate at Amazon, organized around four interdependent elements: culture, mechanisms, architecture, and organization. And we’ll explore what it takes to build and cultivate an organization where it’s always Day 1.


Technical Track Business Track Workforce Development Track
1:15 PM – 2:10 PM Application Cloud Migration This session provides an overview of the AWS standard migration process that helps thousands of enterprises migrate to the cloud. We also describe how a local organization migrated from on-prem to AWS. AI/ML Enabled Forecasting Is A Game-Changer for Hawaii’s Businesses This session explores a solution called Amazon Forecast, which relies on modern machine learning and deep learning to deliver highly accurate forecasts. Understanding AWS Skills Programs This session provides an understanding of AWS skills programs to help you find and grow cloud talent.
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM AWS Cloud Analytics and Data Lakes In this session we’ll describe how AWS analytics solutions solve business challenges, integrate multiple data sources into a consistent data lake, and make data more readily available. We’ll also share how HMSA started their journey in modernizing their analytics platform. Cloud Innovation (Art of the Possible) Interactions have moved away from personal face-to-face encounters and more toward virtual sessions over the phone, chat, email, or SMS. With embedded artificial intelligence and machine learning, learn how to improve the customer experience with Amazon Connect. AWS Deep Racer for AI/ML learning Deep Racer is a fun and innovative approach to learning about artificial intelligence and machine learning. In this session, we explain the Deep Racer initiative and lessons learned from implementing a Deep Racer program for workforce development.

Networking, Ala Halawai “Center Concourse” (outside Room 313)

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Pau Hana

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