Innovation Ambassadors

Innovation Ambassadors

In each episode of Innovation Ambassadors, dive into the "craft of the possible" with Amazon Web Services, and enjoy discussions showcasing the most compelling engagements with the AWS Prototyping team. Host Sara Armstrong takes listeners on the journey of innovation in technology solutions.

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July 26, 2022 18 min
What role does cloud computing play in shaping the future of e-commerce? In this episode of Innovation Ambassadors, we explore the journey of VTEX, a digital commerce platform that has revolutionized how brands and retailers reach the market and grow their online business. Host Sara Armstrong discusses VTEX’s work with the AWS prototyping team in Brazil in this podcast. Hear from Paulo Monçores (Director of Software Engineering a...
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How can cloud technology help with flood prediction and play a role in helping save lives in times of emergency? On this episode of Innovation Ambassadors, we take a close look at the journey of FloodMapp, an Australian tech company that specializes in real-time flood prediction and inundation mapping. Our Host Sara Armstrong, Ryan Prosser, Co-Founder and CTO of FloodMapp, and Jonathan Gurfinkel, Sr. Prototyping Engineer at AWS d...
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What role does the cloud play in research to improve personalized medicine? Machine learning meets impactful medicine, as we showcase the journey of Bristol Myers Squibb, one of the world’s largest bio-pharmaceutical companies. In this episode, host Sara Armstrong, speaks with Goce Bogdanoski (Associate Director, IT for Research and Early Development at BMS), Franklin Bettencourt (Lead of BMS’ Rapid Digital Solutions R&D team)...
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Game on! This episode of Innovation Ambassadors showcases the journey of Light & Wonder, a global gaming company committed to creating a seamless player experience across all platforms and leveraging cloud technology to deliver this. Go behind the scenes of their collaboration with AWS’s Envision Engineering Prototype team to harness IoT services, asset tracking, and predictive maintenance to provide operators with unique insig...
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March 30, 2022 25 min
**PRA Health Sciences has been acquired by ICON since the recording of this podcast. What is cloud technology's role in helping a Global Contract Research Organization (CRO) to expand the accessibility of clinical trials? How does it help accelerate the development of drugs and devices that save lives and improve quality of life? In this episode, host Sara Armstrong (Sr. Manager of Worldwide Prototyping) and Angela Lindstrom...
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When companies have to make decisions that affect the lives of millions, they rely on decision science. On this episode of Innovation Ambassadors, we’re showcasing the journey of New Zealand-based Montoux and their work with AWS to integrate serverless technology into their leading decision science and actuarial automation platform for life and health insurers. Host Sara Armstrong, Sr. Manager for Worldwide Prototyping at AWS is j...
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In the world of sports broadcasting, the perfectly-selected replay is the payoff for the audience. On this episode of Innovation Ambassadors, we’re showcasing the journey of Eurosport, a company leveraging Machine Learning (ML)-powered video processing service and working with Amazon Web Services on a prototype that classifies frames and segments of sporting events to identify exciting moments worthy of a replay. Host Sara Armstr...
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How does Tyson Foods — the world's second largest processor of chicken, beef, and pork – leverage the power of the cloud to optimize their inventory and order fulfillment? Hear about Tyson Foods' journey and how they collaborated with AWS Prototyping teams to explore emerging technologies. This episode explores how they are meeting their goals of increased transparency, accuracy, and sustainability in their processes to ...
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In this episode we talk with MUFG Investor Services, one of the world’s leading financial services that provides holistic and customized solutions that meet operational, financial and regulatory needs of customers across the investment lifecycle. What does it take to automate data extraction from a vast number of unstructured document formats? Listen in and find out how MUFG Investor Services is leveraging Machine Learning (ML) an...
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We are celebrating our first full year of showcasing the most compelling AWS Prototyping stories! In this special episode, we look at the key themes that emerged from revealing chats with customer guests across industries, including Holo-light, Icon, Bridgestone, NBLA and EB Research. How is cloud technology enabling companies to innovate, experiment and succeed in their fields? Hear directly from those on the front line of inno...
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September 28, 2021 25 min
Find out how AWS Prototyping worked with Australia's leading full-service telecommunications provider, TPG Telecom, to create simple smart home products and services for their customers by the process of "working backwards". In this episode, host Sara Armstrong, Sr. Manager of Worldwide Prototyping, speaks with Amin Javed, Head of Innovation and Strategic Initiatives for TPG Telecom, along with Richard Taylor, Head of ...
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Latitude Financial Services (LFS), a leader in consumer finance in Australia and New Zealand, is applying cloud innovations to revolutionize how people borrow money. By engaging the AWS prototyping team, LFS continues to help consumers build more effective money habits, while also securing their large scale customer data in a cost-effective way. How does a company in a highly regulated industry protect their customer's data ...
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Springs, one of the largest manufacturers of home textiles in the Americas, and their mission to improve your sleep health through innovation and the support of AWS Prototyping. What happens when a textile manufacturing company known for sleep comfort products start extends their mission to sleep health? In this episode of Innovation Ambassadors, we explore how AWS is helping Brazil-b...
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Vimana Tech, a technology company based in Australia with a mission to bring ethical AI solutions to a broad range of industries. What does it take to make Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) accessible to the general public and not just big businesses? In this episode, we explore how AWS is supporting Melbourne-based Vimana Tech’s vision of consumerizing A.I. Host Sara Armstrong, Sr. M...
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Get a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Infosys, a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting for workforce development. How can machine learning support human learning? In this episode, we explore how AWS is supporting Bangalore-based Infosys’s vision of intelligently up-skilling it’s large technical workforce. Host Sara Armstrong, Sr. Manager of Worldwide Prototyping at AWS speaks with Arpan Patro, ...
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Get a behind the scenes look at the journey of Provectus Algae, a growing biotech startup that is creating a cost-effective way to convert atmospheric CO2 to valuable resources. What role does cloud technology play in environmental sustainability? You’ll hear about how algae growth can be optimized by using information technology to inform physical systems. Host Sara Armstrong, Sr. Manager of Worldwide Prototyping at AWS speaks wi...
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Get a behind the scenes look at Holo-Light’s journey into building an immersive software that makes it easier to visualize and review designs in a 3D environment. As Augmented Reality (AR) technology evolves, the need for enhanced computing grows along with it. Listen in to find out how cloud technology meets the demand of high performance combined with low latency. What does it take to create a highly immersive, secure and user...
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February 18, 2021 23 min
Host Sara Armstrong, Sr. Manager of Worldwide Prototyping at AWS speaks with Lorenzo Alleva, Director Digital Labs at Bridgestone about prototyping solutions addressing critical safety improvements for vehicle drivers, by alerting them of potential tire hazards in real-time! How is cloud technology helping the world’s biggest tire manufacturer go the extra mile in driver safety? Get a behind the scenes look at Bridgestone's jo...
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February 16, 2021
In today’s world, opportunities are realized through innovation and could technology is enabling organizations to experiment quickly to develop solutions to real world problems. In each podcast episode, we welcome guests from wide range industries around the world and delve into a recent prototype project – we cover the challenges our Customers faced, the technical approach we took, and the solutions we unlocked together. Come Joi...
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January 28, 2021 25 min
Get a behind the scenes look at OneTwo’s innovative approach to deliver interactive experiences to their customers by leveraging the power of cloud computing. How can technology make engagement seamless and help build trust with customers engaged in the complex home loan process? You’ll learn how the prototyping team collaborated with OneTwo on a self-contained communication platform equipped with video conferencing capabilities, a...
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