Cuseum’s CEO & Founder, Brendan Ciecko, recently spoke at the AWS Public Sector Summit held last week in Washington, DC. The summit explored the power of Amazon’s cloud technology, as well as how this groundbreaking technological shift can be utilized for innovative projects across industries and sectors.
In the keynote speech focusing on public sector organizations, Theresa Carlson, Vice President of Worldwide Public Sector at Amazon Web Services, highlighted the new White House Historical Association app built in partnership with Cuseum to show how these organizations are taking on the role of “builders on behalf of citizens.”
The summit included many talks and breakout sessions, and Brendan spoke on the panel “Fueling Innovation in the Government through Startups,” where innovators from both the commercial and public sectors discussed how they are “partnering to access and co-develop available capabilities faster through startups.” This conversation also pointed to Cuseum’s recent partnership with Amazon Web Services on the White House Historical Association app that launched earlier this month as an example of how the government and nonprofits are leveraging startups.
When speaking about what drives Cuseum to work with museums and nonprofit organizations versus other sectors, Brendan remarked that “It’s absolutely about the mission. We look at museums as shepherds of our world’s culture. By helping these organization be more successful, efficient, and relevant, we are helping them to further achieve their mission.”
We had a blast sharing ideas at the Summit, showing off the new White House experience, and look forward to actively participating in how the cultural sector sees and explores the areas of technology and innovation!