3/14(三)Amazon Web Services (AWS)專題講座 8:40-10:00野聲樓
講座名稱: Educating the Future Workforce on the Cloud with AWS & The Cloud Workforce Imperative and AWS Educate
講座時間: 2018/3/14 (三) AM 8:40 ~ 10:00
地點: 野聲樓一樓 谷欣廳
1. Majd Sakr, Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
2. Ken Eisner, Senior Manager, Worldwide Education Programs and Global Lead, AWS Educate, Amazon Web Services
Educating the Future Workforce on the Cloud with AWS
Cloud Computing continues to disrupt and reshape the technology industry progressively. It is incumbent on academia and industry to collaborate and leverage their strengths to meet the increasing demand for a highly skilled and competitive workforce. In this talk, we will present how the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University is collaborating with AWS to offer its students hands-on project-based learning using cutting edge cloud technologies. Specifically, we will present how we adopt AWS in our project-based online cloud computing course at Carnegie Mellon University. This course is being offered every semester to hundreds of students from Carnegie Mellon’s global campuses.
Speaker: Majd Sakr, Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Bio: Majd Sakr has been with Carnegie Mellon since 2006. He is a Teaching Professor in the Computer Science Department in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also the co-director of the Master of Computational Data Science (MCDS) Program at the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon. His research interests include technology-enhanced learning, cloud computing, and human-robot interaction. He holds a BS, MS, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.
The Cloud Workforce Imperative and AWS Educate
With the advent of the cloud and the coming explosion of artificial intelligence services, industries and workforce demand are changing at an unprecedented speed, placing us in the middle of the 4th industrial revolution. To meet this dynamically changing demand, we need to think differently and open up new avenues for students around the world. Ken Eisner will delve into this topic and discuss Amazon Web Services’ global initiatives to address the demand for the next generation of developers, data scientists, and innovators.
Speaker: Ken Eisner, Global Lead, AWS Educate, Amazon Web Services
Ken is an education technology leader with over twenty years experience spearheading initiatives that improve educational outcomes and disrupt traditional education delivery models. In May of 2015, Ken launched AWS Educate, Amazon’s global initiative to dramatically accelerate cloud learning inside the traditional and virtual classroom and prepare students for a cloud-enabled workforce. Demand for the program has far outstripped projections, with membership composed of hundreds of thousands of students and over 1,500 institutions including all of the top ten leading global computer science institutions. In October of 2016, AWS Educate premiered its breakthrough "Cloud Career Pathways" release, a complete education-to-employment construct complete with learning pathways, micro-credentials, and the AWS Educate Job Board. In November of 2017, AWS Educate extended access to students above the age of 14, bringing the benefits of cloud technology to younger students.
Ken's roles prior to AWS included: Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing for One Economy, where he helped guide some of the largest public private partnerships in digital education; Vice President of Marketing for e-commerce textbook provider VarsityBooks, where he contributed to its IPO and launched its marketing services division; and strategic advisor to Sprint Nextel. In 2014, Ken was appointed to the Technology and Innovation Inclusion Council, for the purpose of advising the D.C. Mayor, where he chairs the Education and Human Capital Subcommittee. Ken holds an MBA from Georgetown University, an MPP from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, and a BA from Cornell University.