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AWS Michigan’s October Meetup will take place Thursday, October 26 at Washtenaw Community College featuring Duane Ives and his presentation, “Accelerate Your Cloud Transformation with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework.”

Doors will open at 6:00pm for dinner, networking, and light refreshments. The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

Accelerate Your Cloud Transformation with the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework:
Join us for an enlightening session on AWS Cloud Adoption Framework. Migrating to the cloud can be daunting. Where do you start? How do you ensure success? AWS Cloud Adoption Framework (AWS CAF) can provide prescriptive guidance to help you effectively transform. In this talk, we’ll discuss how the AWS CAF identifies key capabilities needed to drive cloud readiness. With a structured approach across Business, People, Governance, Platform, Security, and Operations, the AWS CAF enables you to evaluate, prioritize, and iteratively plan. We’ll cover real-world examples and provide actionable takeaways to fast track your company’s cloud migration and transformation. Join us to unlock the full potential of the AWS cloud! This interactive session will equip you with strategies and knowledge to confidently move forward.

About the Speaker:
Duane Ives is a senior leader in Customer Solutions at AWS. Prior to AWS, he held significant roles at American Family Insurance, including Cloud Transformation Director and Applications Technology Director, where he led enterprise-wide cloud transformation programs and streamlined digital customer experiences. His deep expertise spans cloud computing, cloud migration, and harnessing technology investments to drive organizational objectives.

Duane’s presentation will be livestreamed in the Great Lakes Tech Leaders Community Discord server. Remote viewers will have the ability to participate as if they were in-person by hearing in-person members’ questions and interacting with them, and most importantly, asking the speaker questions themselves.

To livestream this month’s presentation, simply head on over to the GLTL Discord page, join, and the presentation will be streaming live in the GLTL.TV voice channel. Link to join: Great Lakes Tech Leaders Discord

**Please note the livestream begins at 6:30pm**

Duane’s presentation will be available on-demand at

Great Lakes Tech Leaders (GLTL):
The 300+ member GLTL community serves as a virtual analog to AWS Michigan User Group. Join fellow industry leaders dedicated to developing personal and professional leadership traits by reigniting opportunities for regional collaboration with weekly virtual discussions, in-person networking events, and daily community discussions about all things DevOps, AI, hiring opportunities, SaaS optimization, security, and more!

It’s 10000% free to join and offers all of the interactive features Discord is known for and more. We hope to see you there, so here’s the link to join one more time: GLTL