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Slalom and AWS Announce Launch Centers to Help Enterprises Accelerate Business Transformation and Modernize IT Services

AWS | Slalom Launch Centers will provide customers with end-to-end cloud migration services, combining the power of AWS Professional Services with Slalom technology building and consulting services. Three Launch Centers will initially open in Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta with plans to open more centers around the world within in the next three years. The Launch Centers will help customers accelerate their IT modernization and migration strategies to achieve fully optimized, cloud-based operating models.

Ready for launch!

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Q&A with Mike Cowden: Cloud-native ecosystem success brings the best of multiple worlds into one place

SiliconANGLE

“In the world we work in today, you have to have proximity to the problem that you’re trying to solve,” said Mike Cowden, president of Slalom Build. “So we try to get as close as we can to our customers and create long-term relationships, just like our customers are creating with these new modern technologies.”

More from Mike at re:Invent

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Emerging Patterns in SRE Implementation

DevOps.com

First we were told that every company will become a technology company. Then the tides shifted to every company will become a DevOps company. Now the zeitgeist has a new obsession: Every company will become a Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) company.

SRE? Yeah you know me

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AWS teams up with Slalom to help businesses migrate to the cloud

SiliconANGLE

Amazon Web Services Inc. wants to help educate businesses on how to go about migrating to its public cloud infrastructure, and it’s tapping the expertise of technology firm Slalom to aid it in that endeavor.

Teamwork makes the dream work

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Slalom Build President Mike Cowden on theCUBE

theCUBE

President Mike Cowden of Slalom Build joins theCUBE to talk about why every organization needs to be cloud reborn.

Be like Mike

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AWS, Slalom Unveil Joint Cloud Launch Centers

CRN.com

Amazon Web Services and Slalom will open joint Launch Centers to help accelerate enterprise customers’ cloud migrations and modernize their information technology services. This is the first time AWS and Slalom’s customers will have the experience of working with them at the same time, in the same location, solving the same problem, says Michael Cowden, president of Slalom Build.

Blast off

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AWS CEO Andy Jassy’s ‘Very Ambitious Plan’ To Keep AWS On Top

CRN.com

Relying heavily on partners like Slalom, AWS CEO Andy Jassy aims to keep the cloud giant at the top of the computing pyramid by adding more technology services, lowering costs for customers, and expanding its commitment to the company’s fast-growing AWS Partner Network .

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Partners in Digital Experience: Slalom on Strategic Transformation

Acquia.com

Our own marketing technology leader Andy Hieb talked with partner Acquia about Content as a Service, customer data platforms, and staying grounded in strategic and ethical thinking in the midst of digital transformation.

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Thinking of Outsourcing Your Next Software Project? Think Again.

Virtual Strategy Magazine

Outsourcing can help solve well-understood operational problems like sales pipelines, taxes, and expenses. But more complex problems require faster implementations of lean techniques that work best with teams in close physical and cultural proximity. Slalom Build's Ian Cook makes the case for why your business should rethink outsourcing.

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Slalom Recognized in Application Modernization and Migration Services Report

Independent research firm identifies Build as a Service as “a strong alternative to more conventional players when the emphasis is on rapid cloud-native development”.

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Working Geek: Ian Cook

GeekWire.com

Slalom Build‘s Ian Cook grew up in a house that his family built in Kenai, Alaska, population 7,800. “I spent my formative years hauling wood in wagons and pumping water. That certainly had a motivating factor for me in progressing my career.” Now he’s a general manager at Seattle’s Slalom Build, the “Build as a Service” or BaaS company that shepherds other companies through the software engineering process.

Read about how this geek works

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Is it the Data or the Algorithm? Common pitfalls in Data Science and Deep Learning with Sara Beck

Hanselminutes Podcast

Sara Beck is the Machine Learning Solution Principal at Slalom Build, so she's an expert at diagnosing and anticipating common data science pitfalls and helping prevent issues before they happen. She and Hanselminutes' Scott Hanselman talk about identifying whether it’s the algorithm or the data and contextualize the importance of having a good sense of the problem you’re trying to solve.

Listen up!

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Slalom ranked no. 14 on Glassdoor's 2019 Best Places to Work list

Glassdoor

AWS | Slalom Launch Centers will provide customers with end-to-end cloud migration services, combining the power of AWS Professional Services with Slalom technology building and consulting services. Three Launch Centers will initially open in Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta with plans to open more centers around the world within in the next three years. The Launch Centers will help customers accelerate their IT modernization and migration strategies to achieve fully optimized, cloud-based operating models.

Check out the full list of winners

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New strategies move the needle for women.

GetWITit

Sharon sat down with GetWITit podcast’s Elizabeth Tolia to talk all things Slalom Build. But more specifically, she dives deep into the strategies around creating a place where women technologists can grow and thrive.

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Assessing Digital Transformation

Information Week

Success with digital transformation isn't measured by the number of apps moved to the cloud but by how a new culture drives business results. InformationWeek sits down with Mike Cowden to learn more.

Let's transform

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Mike Cowden Promoted to President of Slalom Build

GeekWire

“My vision is to expand the Build as a Service movement worldwide. Technology is the common language that unites all builders – across borders, cultures and languages.”

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Daring Women: Sharon Lynch, Managing Director at Slalom Build

Seattle Business

Advice for the the next generation? Be authentic. Be confident. Be fearless. Be yourself. And make sure to always walk the talk.

Learn from a leader

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8 key roles of successful AI projects

CIO.com

It’s difficult enough to find data scientists, much less data scientists who are also software engineers, user interface designers, security professionals, and subject matter experts. Because of this, AI projects need to include complex teams of people, says Marty Young, Managing Director at Slalom Build.

Should you read more? AI.

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Slalom ranked #48 in Fortune's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For

Fortune Magazine

Four-peat! Slalom is proud to be on the Fortune Magazine 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the 4th year in a row!

See why

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Trusted advisors: The digital CIO’s secret weapon

CIO.com

Any CIO will tell you they can't be successful without a stacked tech bench and a squadron of third-party collaborators, find out why in the CIO.com article featuring Slalom Build.

The secret's out

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TechRepublic on the biggest IT budget priorities for 2019

TechRepublic

Digital transformation is one of the key buzz phrases of the decade. TechRepublic talked to experts to find out how they predict companies will spend their IT dollars on digital transformation – our own GM Mike Cowden was one of those experts.

Read Mike’s insights

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Devops: Slalom Build reimagines software & tech building

DevOps.com

How do you build next gen tech at speed without sacrificing quality? I think our friends at DevOps.com are on to something here.

Read more about building

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AWS: This is my code

Slalom Build’s very own Michael J. Smith walks AWS through best practices for serverless application development & shows how to build a flexible logging service in this installment of This Is My Code.

Check out this code

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Geek of the Week: Jeremiah Dangler

GeekWire.com

GeekWire spent some time with Practice Area Lead Jeremiah Dangler to find out his take on the important questions of the day. Like who’s the best Trek Captain and why Agricola is the greatest board game of all time.

Get geeky

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Press Release: Slalom re-imagines how companies build software

PR Newswire

Slalom Consulting announced the next generation of software- and technology-building services: Slalom Build. As companies continue to transform themselves into organizations that use technology as a strategic advantage, they are being forced to rethink how they build modern software.

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