Las Vegas welcomes AWS customers


A team from Ursa Space traveled to Las Vegas after Thanksgiving to participate in what is typically one of the largest events in the world, known for bringing together the cloud computing community.

Amazon Web Services hosted AWS re:Invent 2021 as a live-event for the first time since 2019 after last year’s all-virtual edition. The learning conference has something for everyone, from technical bootcamps to industry networking events.

This was also the first chance many in the audience had to hear from Adam Celipsky, who was named AWS CEO in May. 

In his keynote speech, Celipsky highlighted several companies and institutions that embraced Cloud computing, such as Nasdaq, Dish, 3M and United Airlines. 

“Each of these customers dared to do something fundamentally different using the Cloud,” he said. “They looked for new ways to reinvent themselves and their industries.”  

You can read more about Celipsky’s speech here

From our vantage point, the defining theme of this year’s conference was a spirit of industry collaboration, demolishing the go-it-alone strategy of yesteryear. For companies like Ursa in the NewSpace community, we are finding this particularly accelerating for new capabilities and the ability of our customers to make decisions more rapidly.

“In Ursa’s maturation from start up to scale up – speed, automation and market reach are pivotal to our success. AWS has been a tremendous partner in all three of these categories. From the acceleration of our data processing and collaboration with other AWS partners, to our data exchange endeavors and even more recently our marketplace success. Re:Invent 2021 reinforced all of those connections and served as a powerful ground for continued progress along each of those three areas.”

Nicole Robinson, President of Ursa Space Systems


Eric Cote, Ursa Space’s Director of Image Services, presented a Chalk Talk, “Illustrating Changes on Earth with Insights from Space,” (pictured below) co-presented by Tim Sills, Senior Solutions Architect, Aerospace & Satellite at AWS.



And Nicole (below center) gathered with a band of executives for ‘Women of the C Suite’ Luncheon during the conference.



It’s been a big year for Ursa Space Systems within the umbrella of AWS. 

This builds on our existing relationship after completing a four-week program this summer called AWS Space Accelerator.

We recently joined the AWS Partner Network, a global community of businesses using AWS solutions and services. 

Our ready-made datasets, starting with Oil Storage Product and Auto Manufacturing Index, became available via AWS Marketplace. You can download a sample or purchase a subscription. 




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