Washington Circle Luncheons - Virtual: Roadmap for Accelerating Cloud Migration


About The Program

Migration to the cloud is commonly driven by an enterprise’s ability to improve business and technical performance. These drivers can include increasing business agility, improving workforce productivity, gaining transparency in operational costs, and reducing risk. To help enterprises realize these benefits, AWS provides a detailed roadmap to accelerate the cloud migration planning and execution. The AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) is designed to help enterprises that are committed to a migration journey migrate existing workloads to Amazon Web Services. The presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the AWS MAP approach and processes, to include migration readiness assessment, migration planning, and operating model. Application migration options, migration tools, and customer experiences will also be presented in a forum that encourages attendee Q&A.

About the Speaker

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Mike Cotton

Sr. Solutions Architect Federal

Michael Cotton is Amazon Web Services Sr. Solutions Architect supporting the Federal Civilian space. He has an extensive 27 year background in technical consulting services and a total of 30 years in the IT industry. Michael’s experiences include program management, security analysis, system design, and deployment of business technologies. He has large-scale heterogeneous systems integration and migration experience with traditional and cloud-based technologies. These skills and experience enable him to provide IT transformation, cloud adoptions strategies, troubleshooting and crisis resolution support in a wide variety of fields.

About Washington Circle Luncheons

PMIWDC's Washington Circle luncheons are a series of free brownbag luncheons hosted at 2201 G St, NW in Downtown DC. There are luncheons every fourth Wednesday of the month, unless posted otherwise.

This program series is made possible by the generous support of George Washington University School of Business, which offers a Master of Science in Project Management (MSPM) degree. The MSPM program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals who want to enhance their ability to integrate complex projects, motivate people, and achieve cost-effective results. With courses offered both on-campus and online, students have the flexibility to complete the degree from virtually anywhere.

Washington Circle luncheons are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Event Details

Date & Time

25 January 2021

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (EST-05:00)


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