From the MiM to AWS – What does AI mean at Amazon?

Written on July 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

On last Wednesday, June 20, IE AI Club hosted “From the MiM to AWS – What does AI mean at Amazon?” event, from 7pm to 8pm at MM31. Even during a busy week of deadlines and exams, there were approximately 50 people who registered, including students and professionals from different programs such as IMBA, MiM, and MBD.

This event featured Alessandro Favia, Client Executive at Amazon Web Services, who is also a former Master’s student at IE Business School. During his studies at IE, Alessandro became increasingly curious about the pervasiveness of technology and its exponential growth. This curiosity brought him to Amazon Web Services, a company that was able to disrupt the paradigm of doing business thanks to the scalable in-the-cloud infrastructure services.Along the same lines of interests, he decided to be an active contributor to the Italian online magazine IL PROGRESSO but also to work on a personal startup project which will be selected to be part of the Innovation in Retail Center T-ZIR, a startup accelerator supported by Telefonica.

Alessandro started his talk with a fun and interactive Kahoot game to engage our participants, with some interesting facts about Amazon and Amazon’s Web Services.

Then the event was followed with a presentation on topics such as Amazon’s Artificial Intelligence Flywheel, the AI offering at AWS, as well as some AI applications to real business cases. Our participants could also learn from Alessandro’s insights and experience on how his career at AWS looks like.

Our event was finalized with a highly interactive Q&A and networking session, where our attendees could share their ideas, expectations and questions on the newest AI technology applications on different areas and industries.

As we are approaching the end of the semester, IE AI Club would like to thank for the support of all members and attendants, and we are looking forward to organizing more interesting events in the upcoming term. Stay tuned!


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