AWS re:Invent session guide 2022


Amazon re:Invent is approaching fast. Session registration has been open already for several weeks and some sessions are filled up or is filling up fast. There has been several posts about great serverless sessions to view, check out the guide by Luc van Donkersgoed and Sheen Brisals they are both great and have some good serverless sessions in their guides. Thank you both for the inspiration.

I decided to create my own list with focus on IoT an area where, except for serverless, I spend most of my time. A session guide isn’t complete without a look at keynotes and leadership sessions as well.


Before jumping into sessions, let’s take a brief look at the conference agenda and some the events coming this year.


Is served Tuesday to Friday from 06.30 till 08.30. Make sure you fuel up for a day full of learning. Unfortunately, there is no breakfast serving on Monday, I would recommend hitting Eggslut in Cosmopolitan for some killer egg sandwiches.


Is served Monday till Thursday 11.00am till 1.00pm make sure you eat something; the boxed lunches are normally really good if you feel there is no time to sit down. I however recommend taking the time to sit down and eat, you will meet so many people during lunch.


Including keynotes are running from early morning 8.00am till late evening every day. If you ever feel that you have time on your hands there is always the “self paced labs” to check out it’s really good and I highly recommend it. Or if you are like me, you just hang around the “Hallway track” to talk with people from all around the world.


New this year is PeerTalk, that run from early morning till around 7.00pm. This new thing looks really interesting and is an organized way to meet with great and fun people. Still not much information on the reinvent page but I will keep you all updated!

Parties and fun

There is always a party and fun thing to do. I would check out things like the Ping Pong tournament. Welcome reception on Monday evening, Restaurant Receptions on Tuesday and Wednesday. If you are certified, you don’t want to miss the Certification Appreciation Reception on Thursday. And of course! The huge re:Play party on Thursday night is something you don’t want to miss!

Relax and rewind

Catching your breath is always needed. I recommend that you unwind in the Certification Lounge, if you are certified. Also, when visiting the Certification Lounge don’t forget to talk with the certification staff about becoming a SME. I have been a certification SME for several years and it’s super rewarding!!

Must see

These are the keynotes and sessions that I think you don't want to miss.

Adam Selipsky Keynote

Session Code KEY002 Location: Venetian Time: Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join Adam Selipsky, CEO of Amazon Web Services, as he looks at the ways that forward-thinking builders are transforming industries and even our future, powered by AWS. He highlights innovations in data, infrastructure, security, and more that are helping customers achieve their goals faster, take advantage of untapped potential, and create a better future with AWS.

Dr. Werner Vogels Keynote

Session Code KEY005 Location: Venetian Time: Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join Dr. Werner Vogels, VP and CTO, as he shows how customers and AWS are using novel architectural patterns to build scalable, resilient, and fault-tolerant applications. He highlights innovations and emerging technologies that enable builders to create systems that would have been previously unimaginable and describes how the cloud is at the center of this new era of innovation.

Use AWS IoT TwinMaker to easily create digital twins for aerospace uses

Session Code AER305 Session Type Workshop Location Caesars Forum Time Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In this workshop, learn how to use AWS building blocks and technologies to create digital representations of your physical systems that are dynamically updated with data to mimic their true structure, state, and behavior. Digital twins help you develop equipment more effectively, increase output efficiency, and forecast lifespan through predictive maintenance. Join this hands-on workshop to build, deploy, and test a digital twin architecture that can help you achieve your business and technical outcomes. You must bring your laptop to participate. Session type Workshop

Connecting VW plants to the AWS Cloud at scale

Session Code MFG304 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In Volkswagen’s collaboration with AWS to create a digital production platform, simplified plant connectivity and mass data ingestion facilitate use case successes that deliver factory outcomes. In this chalk talk, learn about the architecture road map used to connect VW plants, focusing on the challenges and lessons learned from a single use case to complete connectivity. Learn about the technical constraints and tradeoffs between different architectures used when connecting modern manufacturing facilities to AWS and best practices to build efficient, centralized data lakes.

An IoT-enabled smoker for great BBQ

Session Code COM203 Session Type Dev Chat Location Venetian Time Tuesday 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Maintaining a good temperature is important if you want to make really good BBQ. In this dev chat, take a look at how to create an IoT-enabled BBQ smoker using Raspberry Pi and AWS IoT Greengrass. Dive deep into the AWS services you need to create a serverless, event-driven system, using services like AWS IoT Core, AWS Lambda, and Amazon EventBridge that can be used to monitor and notify you when a temperature falls outside of a specified range.

Protect your IoT devices from DDoS events and enforce with Zero Trust

Session Code IOT301 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Tuesday 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
The internet of things (IoT) covers billions of interconnected devices reachable through the internet from any location and device. Too often, “reachable” can include unauthorized entities as well as intended users. Consequently, new IoT security-related threats have arisen that have the potential to profoundly impact your workloads. In this chalk talk, learn how a security strategy that includes AWS IoT Device Defender, machine learning, and AWS Security Hub can provide mitigation and prevention measures that can be further enforced with Zero Trust principles.

Connected vehicle design patterns with AWS IoT and MQTT

Session Code IOT302 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Wynn Time Wednesday 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
In this chalk talk, learn how to build and architect next-generation serverless vehicle communication platforms on AWS. The talk outlines best practices for implementing an extensible, scalable, and resilient communication architecture for the next generation of vehicles and walks you through how AWS IoT Core can act as the broker for vehicle telemetry ingest and utilize other AWS IoT services for an improved automotive experience for your customers.

Sustainability in sports venues

Session Code SPT301 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Wednesday 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
OVG is a sports venue builder in the US that worked with Amazon to develop Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. Join this chalk talk to explore smart stadiums and sustainability and to learn from a case study with a US customer.

Build smart camera applications using Amazon Kinesis Video Streams WebRTC

Session Code IOT309-R Session Type Workshop Location MGM Grand Time 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Amazon Kinesis Video Streams WebRTC helps users to easily build low-latency video solutions such as smart doorbells, connected vehicles, surveillance cameras, and more. Join this workshop for hands-on experience building a complete real-world video solution, including setting up a device with a camera to transmit video. You then have the opportunity to use AWS Amplify to build a web application to view your video streams. You must bring your laptop and have an active AWS account to participate.

Sessions and keynotes

Monday Night Live with Peter DeSantis

Session Code Key001 Location Venetian Time Monday 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Join Peter DeSantis, Senior Vice President of AWS Utility Computing, as he provides a look at the latest innovations from AWS and the ways that AWS continues to push the boundaries of performance in the cloud. Peter provides a glimpse of how teams at AWS dive deep to engineer novel solutions across silicon, networking, storage, and compute, without compromising on traditional tradeoffs around performance, sustainability, or cost.

AWS for Industrial: Smart manufacturing and supply chain in the cloud

Session Code MFG208-L Session Type Leadership Session Location Venetian Time Monday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
In this session, AWS GM of Industrials Grant Bodley discusses how a cloud-based data strategy and purpose-built cloud services together with leading partners can help you unlock growth by building more intelligent, connected, and sustainable operations, products, and services. The Siemens CEO of Digital Industries Software discusses how Siemens makes industrial digital transformation faster, easier, and scalable. Airbus and Carrier executive panelists join Siemens to share their digital transformation priorities and key learnings. Carrier covers how they are optimizing cold chain operations, enabling environmental sustainability, and enhancing customer outcomes. Airbus discusses their journey toward an automated supply chain of the future.

Security at the industrial edge

Session Code SEC331 Session Type Chalk Talk Location MGM Grand Time Monday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Industrial organizations want to process data and take actions closer to their machines at the edge, and they need innovative and highly distributed patterns for keeping their critical information and cyber-physical systems safe. In modern industrial environments, the exponential growth of IoT and edge devices brings enormous benefits but also introduces new risks. In this chalk talk, discuss the benefits of edge computing, understand the unique challenges in OT/IIoT security, and see ways to detect and mitigate security risks at the industrial edge. Learn best practices for leveraging the full potential of edge computing while also improving your security, risk, and compliance posture by using hybrid cloud architectures.

Building a smart city for Buenos Aires city government

Session Code IOT304 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Monday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Are you interested in how innovative technologies change our daily lives in our cities and communities? Are you interested in enhancing safety in your neighborhood? Come and learn how the AWS Professional Services team deployed comprehensive computer vision–based IoT solutions in production in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The content covers a broad range of IoT technologies, such as machine learning (ML) model optimization on edge devices, MLOps on Amazon SageMaker, object detection cascade model benchmarks, IoT edge device fleet management, provisioning and over-the-air, and other deployment caveats and solutions.

Activating a resilient healthcare IoT strategy

Session Code HLC302 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Tuesday 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Healthcare providers are looking for ways to enhance patient care with modern devices that extend the digital front door to help improve outcomes and increase patient and clinician satisfaction. With this new approach comes a need to create a resilient infrastructure that can manage the exchange of sensitive healthcare data. In this chalk talk, learn how to leverage services such as AWS IoT Core, Amazon S3, and Amazon Macie to build a resilient core IoT infrastructure supporting thousands of devices for healthcare.

Build digital twin knowledge graphs with AWS IoT TwinMaker

Session Code IOT303 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Wynn Time Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
AWS IoT TwinMaker allows users to create knowledge graphs of digital twins that model physical operations. A digital twin knowledge graph consists of entities and relationships among entities. Organizations can use AWS IoT TwinMaker to explore complex relationships among entities within the graph, such as sensors, assets, and buildings, and get new insights to improve business outcomes. In this chalk talk, delve into how organizations use AWS IoT TwinMaker to solve real-world problems. Learn how to get started and best practices for adopting AWS IoT TwinMaker as part of your solution.

Get hands-on to learn about AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN and new updates

Session Code IOT313 Session Type Workshop Location Venetian Time Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
With AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, you can connect wireless devices that use low-power, long-range wide area network (LoRaWAN) protocol to the AWS Cloud. In this hands-on workshop, learn about new updates to AWS IoT Core for LoRaWAN, such as a new use case for location service. Build a private LoRaWAN network using gateways and devices provided by AWS Partners to deploy an environmental monitoring solution that visualizes data from the LoRaWAN sensors. You must bring your laptop to participate.

Building connected vehicle and mobility platforms with AWS

Session Code IOT311 Session Type Breakout Session Location Wynn Time Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
By 2030, it’s projected that 100 percent of new vehicles sold will ship with connectivity platforms. In this session, learn about the services and solutions that AWS provides to help OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, fleet telematics solution providers, and automotive ISVs build and deploy systems that securely connect vehicle fleets to the cloud. Learn more about AWS’s vision, newest capabilities, and best practices for connected vehicle platforms.

Connected vehicle migration with AWS IoT Core

Session Code AUT302 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Wednesday 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
This chalk talk highlights the considerations, challenges, and lessons learned from successfully migrating millions of connected vehicles with AWS IoT Core. It also examines post-production KPIs to measure the success of the migration.

Choosing between named and classic shadows for distinct IoT use cases

Session Code IOT315 Session Type Chalk Talk Location Caesars Forum Time Wednesday 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM
With AWS IoT Device Shadow, a feature of AWS IoT Core, you can create a persistent virtual version, or shadow, of each device that includes the device’s latest state. Shadows provide a reliable data store, making a device’s state available to applications and other services whether the device is connected to AWS IoT or not. AWS IoT Core supports two types of shadows, named and classic shadows, each offering different sets of capabilities. In this chalk talk, learn about the differences between named and classic shadows and their relevant industry use cases.

Reimagining the home experience with cloud-native 5G powered by AWS

Session Code TLC305 Session Type Breakout Session Location Caesars Forum Time Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Despite the proliferation of devices, the vision of seamlessly connected homes continues to be a challenge in the industry. AWS has a unique approach to this challenge and offers services that can automatically detect any compatible smart devices in the home as soon as they are plugged in. In this session, learn how customers are reimagining homes powered by 5G and fixed technology using AWS hybrid edge and IoT services. Get a detailed look at architectures for hybrid edge use cases for 5G fixed wireless networks, and learn how AWS IoT services can help monetize network assets.

Final Words

These has been the session I recommend, it's all based what I think is interesting in an IoT world.

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