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19 cloud innovation winners announced at Amazon Web Services summit

The local, regional and educational organizations will use credits from the cloud computing firm to develop technologies that improve efficiency and further their missions.

Michael Bergin
Michael Bergin
Teresa Carlson, AWS vice president of worldwide public sector business, announces the winners of the fourth annual City on a Cloud Innovation Contest June 14, 2017 at the the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington D.C. (AWS for Government)

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the winners of its fourth annual AWS City on a Cloud Innovation Contest Wednesday at its eighth annual AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, D.C. Overall, 19 winners were recognized over three categories including: Best Practices, Dream Big, and Partners in Innovation.
The competition was established in 2014 to help local and regional governments as well as schools and districts implement IT strategies that streamline workloads and innovate how these entities carry out tasks, maximizing efficiency. Candidates for the competition submitted project proposals and the winners were awarded AWS promotional credits to begin or continue their projects.
The recipients of this year’s awards represent a diverse group of projects aiding entities across the globe. The winners are:
Best Practices (Large)

  • City of Virginia Beach
  • Transport for London
  • Solodev and Seminole County Public Schools

Best Practices (Small)

  • Lawrence Police Department
  • Intermediate School District 287

Best Practices – Honorable Mention

  • Caltrans

Dream Big (Large)

  • Louisville Metro Government
  • Tulsa Public Schools

Dream Big (Small)

  • City of Iowa City
  • Marmion Academy

Dream Big – Honorable Mentions

  • City of Ottawa
  • Seattle Public Schools
  • City of Las Vegas

Partners in Innovation

  • Anthemis Technologies (France).
  • Blue Spurs (Canada)
  • LearnZillion (US)
  • Tolemi (US)
  • Xaqt (US)

A detailed list of the winners’ projects can be found on the AWS website.
Last year, City of Denver won an award and used its credits to establish an enterprise data management (EDM) platform to be used for data organization and sharing for easier expansion of the city’s services. The platform removed organizational barriers to permit easier sending and sharing of data.

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