In less than two weeks, Amazon Web Services’ second annual global customer conference kicks off at the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. The Mechanical Turk team will be there, and we’re looking forward to connecting with attendees and discussing the innovative ways customers leverage Mechanical Turk.
If you’re planning to attend, we recommend checking out the following sessions featuring Mechanical Turk:
Consumer Analytics in Real Time: How InfoScout Tracks Purchase Behavior with Mechanical Turk (BDT206)
4:15 PM, Wednesday, November 13 in Marcello 4503.
Understanding the factors that drive consumer purchase behavior make brands better marketers. In this session, join the Vice President of Mechanical Turk to explore how retail businesses are marrying human judgment with large scale data analytics. We’ll highlight real world examples and introduce Jon Brelig, CTO of InfoScout, to explore how his company is leveraging a combination of automated methods and Mechanical Turk to build out a real-world analytics solution relied upon by brands, such as P&G, Unilever, and General Mills. By extracting item-level purchase data from more than 40,000 consumer receipt images each day and associating it with specific products, brands, user surveys and other digital marketing signals, Infoscout is able to rapidly gauge changes in consumer behavior and market share with remarkable granularity.
Sharon Chiarella, Vice President,
Amazon Mechanical Turk
Jon Brelig, CTO, Infoscout Inc.
Automated Media Workflows in the Cloud (MED304)
5:30 PM, Thursday, November 14 in Venetian B.
Ingesting, storing, processing and delivering a large library of content can be complex. This session walks through sample code using AWS to perform each of tasks and coordinating each with Amazon Simple Workflow Service (SWF). In addition, Tony Koinov, Director of Engingeering at Netflix, will discuss their “digital supply chain” and how Netflix has automated their data processing workflow from the studios to the last mile.
Services covered include Amazon SWF, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3), Amazon Glacier, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon Elastic Transcoder, Amazon Mechanical Turk, and Amazon CloudFront.
John Mancuso, Solutions Architect,
Amazon Web Services
Tony Koinov, Director of Engineering, Netflix
Big Data 'State of the Union' (BDT101)
11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 13 in Sao Paolo 3501A
Big Data is more than petabytes and capacity. It is the opportunity to use data to your advantage to make smart decisions that increase productivity and grow your business. In this session, you'll learn about the latest advancements in data analytics, databases, storage, and high performance computing (HPC) at AWS and discover how to put data to work in your own organization.
Duffy, Principal Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
Scott Hagedorn, CEO, Annalect
Lisa Green, Director, Common Crawl
We hope you have an opportunity to check out these talks. You can reach about all of the sessions in the session catalog. The Mechanical Turk team will also be available at our booth (#531) in the event expo hall.
If you won’t be attending the event, be sure to sign up for the live stream broadcast of the event’s keynote sessions on the re: Invent website.