Speaker Details


Dr. Andrew Kane

Principal Solutions Architect

Amazon Web Services (UK)
Dr. Andrew Kane is an AWS Principal Solutions Architect based out of London, and his PhD back in 1997 was on VLSI Architectures for Neural Networks on On-Chip Learning. He works for AWS primarily in the Retail and Financial Services verticals within the UK, but his deep technical interests in Artificial Intelligence, Networking, Edge Security and Data means that he helps customers with their cloud solutions across multiple verticals around the world.
He is a keen karate enthusiast, aiming for his black belt in 2020, and has also been bitten by the running bug. He also brews beer a lot, using automated brewing hardware and other IoT sensors.

Talk Title: Amazon Web Services – State of the Nation on Language Platform Services

This talk will cover the state of nation on Language Platform Services and a live demo of audio transcription from videos, and how media customers can use the metadata that such trascription generates. s


  • 3 Year as AWS Solution Architect in the UK Enterprise Retail market
  • 2 Years EMEA lead for "Cloud First" new deployments and on-premise migrations to AWS
  • 10 Years of managing onshore software development teams
  • 8 Years of software development in Java, C++, C and DSP assembler
  • 7 Years of Project Management of Software Development
  • 4 Years of managing offshore development teams
  • Direct and indirect management of project teams up to 25 people

  • 5 Year of Cloud Computing Infrastructure Architecture / Deployment
  • 6 Years of Network Security and Infrastructure (Cloud and On-Premise)
  • M4 Years of Process Improvement
  • 2 Years in Law Enforcement Protective Services
  • 9 Years in Financial Software
  • 5 Years in Electronic Payments (BACSTEL-IP. Faster Payments and SWIFT)
  • 3 Years in Embedded Systems (including MoD)