New Amazon Web Services Ambassadors from Q1 2023 and Latest Ambassador Activities

by Matthijs ten Seldam and Daniel Bugarin | on

By Matthijs ten Seldam, Global Program Manager – Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program
By Daniel Bugarin, Program Manager – Amazon Web Services

The Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program is a vibrant worldwide community of technical experts, known as Amazon Web Services Ambassadors, from our Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) Services and Software Partners.

Amazon Web Services Ambassadors are prominent leaders who are passionate about sharing their Amazon Web Services (Amazon Web Services) technical expertise. They author blogs and whitepapers, create and deliver public presentations, contribute to open-source projects, and drive their organization’s Amazon Web Services proficiency.

Amazon Web Services Ambassadors evangelize Amazon Web Services via social media and facilitate peer-to-peer learning by presenting at conferences, leading workshops, and hosting user group events. As a result of their membership in the Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program, Amazon Web Services Partner team members can gain advanced knowledge and sharpen their technical delivery best practices.

What Have Our Amazon Web Services Ambassadors Been Up To?

Local Amazon Web Services communities are a vital resource for cloud professionals around the world, and many of these are hosted by Amazon Web Services Ambassadors. Members of local communities look to their leaders to provide guidance and mentorship on how to build Amazon Web Services skills, solve technical problems, and grow their careers.

Here are several examples of the technical expertise shared by Amazon Web Services Ambassadors across the world.

ANZ

  • Joshua Lopez (Versent) – Modernizing eHealth NSW’s Infrastructure with Amazon Web Services Professional Services and Versent
  • Nanthan Rasiah (Telstra Purple) – Amazon Redshift Table Schema Generator
  • Bojan Zivic, Dawn Collett, Matthew Gillard (CMD, Innablr, Contino) – Melbourne Amazon Web Services User Group #122 – January 2023 Live Stream (panel starts ~25:08)
  • Chiwai Chan (Leaven) – FeedMyFurBabies – Event-Sourcing Using Amazon EventBridge

ASEAN

  • Niran Sohinkong (True IDC) – Amazon Web Services Core Services: Storage and Database on Amazon Web Services
  • JV Roig (Cascadeo) – Multi-Threading in Amazon Web Services Lambda, Part 4: Massive Throughput and Cost Efficiency
  • Kieran Yio (Sourced Group) – Restricting Access to Amazon Web Services Based on Source IP and its Considerations
  • Gokul Bala (Crayon) – Ansible Scripts for Deploying Services in an Amazon Web Services Environment

China

  • Yitao Cen (Fortinet) – Amazon Web Services Cloud-WAN Integrates Fortinet SD-WAN and Zenlayer Resources

EMEA

  • Colin Barker (DevOpsGroup) – Enabling IPv6 on Amazon Web Services Using Terraform (Part 1)

India

  • Sanchit Jain (Quantiphi) – LeasePlan Streamlines Fleet Operations with Cloud-Native Telematics

Japan

  • Tomotaka Kizawa (SCSK) – Amazon Web Services Region Selection with Sustainability in Mind
  • Shuhei Honma (iret) – Using Amazon OpenSearch Serverless in Amazon Web Services IoT Core
  • Kuninori Kunimoto, Fumiaki Ueno (Deloitte Tohmatsu Web Services, NRI Netcom) – Panel Discussion About In-Source Project for Customers
  • Fumiaki Ueno (NRI Netcom) – DOHARDTHINGS Interview with Amazon Web Services Ambassadors

Korea

  • Heeseok Jeong (LG CNS) – Network Separation Using Multiple Transit Gateways

LATAM

  • Claudio Acquaviva (Kong) – Implementing a Hybrid Kong Konnect Data Plane in Amazon ECS

NAMER

  • Collin Smith (Xerris) – Santa’s Amazon Web Services Workshop! (Serverless Event-Driven Approach)
  • Arun Daniel (CDW) – Centralize Resource Management with Amazon Web Services RAM
  • Steven Smiley (Scalesec) – Consistently Optimizing Amazon Web Services Cloud Costs

Welcome to Our Latest Amazon Web Services Ambassadors

We are proud to introduce our newest Amazon Web Services Ambassadors from Q4 2022!

AWS-Ambassadors-Q1-2023

ANZ

  • Geethika Guruge (CMD Solutions)
  • Stefan Evans (Consegna)

ASEAN

  • Ardi Hanitya (Westcon-Comstor)

EMEA

  • Monica Colangelo (NTT DATA EMEAL)
  • Chris Bingham (Cloudreach)
  • Adam Divall (GlobalLogic)
  • Martyn Killbryde (D55)

India

  • Arvind Kumar Verma (Infosys)
  • Phanikiran Patruni (PwC)
  • Rajas Walavalkar (Quantiphi)
  • RamaKrishna Ponnaluri (PwC)
  • Chinmay Mandal (PwC)
  • Gaurav Kankaria (Ganit)
  • Piyush Agrawal (i2k2 Networks)

Korea

  • ChiSong Yu (LG CNS)
  • Dongin Kwon (LG CNS)
  • Heeseok Jeong (LG CNS)
  • Suhye Jung (LG CNS)

LATAM

  • Ricardo Gonzalez Vargas (Clouxter)

NAMER

  • Collin Smith (Xerris)

More About the Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program

To learn more about the program and see current Amazon Web Services Ambassadors, visit our Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program page .

If you are an employee of an Amazon Web Services Services Partner at the Advanced or Premier tier, or an Amazon Web Services Software Partner at the validated stage, hold multiple Amazon Web Services Certifications, and contribute to the Amazon Web Services community through public presentations, open source projects, and social media, see if you qualify for the Amazon Web Services Ambassador Program .

If you’re an Amazon Web Services customer and want to contact an Amazon Web Services Ambassador, we have listed each Amazon Web Services Ambassador’s contact information so you can connect with them directly through their employer. Just click the ‘Contact Partner’ button to get started!