AWS re:Invent 2017 is slated to be bigger than ever – with more than 40,000 in-person attendees and more than 50,000 live-streaming viewers anticipated. It’s AWS’ largest global cloud conference – and it’s gearing up to be the focal point of the industry next week.

It’s a big week for CenturyLink, too. This is the fourth year in a row we, through the acquisition of Level 3, will provide private, dedicated network connectivity in support of re:Invent. In fact, we’re lighting the Las Vegas strip with CenturyLink Direct Connect to power the show. All keynotes, live streams, breakout sessions, hands-on labs, bootcamps, hackathons, workshops, certification exams and more will be delivered by CenturyLink® Cloud Connect Solutions. All five Las Vegas venues on the re:Invent campus this year, the equivalent of roughly 1.4 million square feet of event space, will be interconnected through CenturyLink.

Beyond the network itself, it’s digital transformation that is driving the story at re:Invent 2017. In the Kumo Theater and at the VMware booth, Dave Shacochis, CenturyLink vice president of Hybrid IT Product Management, will outline the struggles many enterprises have in IT collaboration and governance. Dave will share how three IT spheres of influence each play a role in the cloud and unless they are organized to see the same picture of an enterprise cloud from a development, operations and financial perspective, cloud governance will suffer.  Look for Dave to share strategies for how enterprises can overcome some of the most common collaboration challenges when building a world-class cloud management framework.

How To Align Three Spheres of Influence in Enterprise IT

Dave Shacochis, CenturyLink vice president of Hybrid IT Product management


Date: Wednesday 11/29/2017
Time:  11:10 AM
Location: Kumo Theater, re:Invent Expo, Venetian
Date: Wednesday, 11/29/2017
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: VMWare Booth 900 re:invent Expo, Venetian

We’ll also be offering demonstrations of our cloud solutions, including Cloud Application Manager, Cloud Connect and Amazon Chime, from our two kiosks in the Venetian and Booth 110 at the Expo. You can also schedule a 1:1 session with one of CenturyLink’s leaders while at the event to discuss your business objectives and needs for improving cloud management and scalability.

After all the great sessions and networking, it’s a good bet that you’ll be ready to unwind come Wednesday evening! Join CenturyLink at Pub 1842 at the MGM Grand Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. during the re:Invent pub crawl!

Not able to make it to re:Invent this year? Learn more about what CenturyLink and AWS can do for your business at

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