Copenhagen, Denmark – June 19, 2020 – Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced it is opening a new office in the iconic Copenhagen neighbourhood of Carlsberg. The new Danish office is part of AWS’s ongoing investment in Denmark, as the company continues to expand the team supporting the growing number of customers and partners in the country. The new office is in the Spaceworks building, the former home of Denmark’s world-famous Carlsberg brewery. As part of this expansion, AWS is also hiring a number of highly skilled technology staff including solutions architects and machine learning experts, as well as account managers, partner managers, support staff, and various other functions.
“Copenhagen offers an incredible talent pool of highly skilled and creative people. Additionally, it is home to many notable Danish enterprises who are leading the way in digital innovation and fast-growing tech start-ups,” said Guido Bartels, Managing Director Nordics & Baltics at Amazon Web Services. “Denmark is a great place to do business and we look forward to continuing to expand our local presence so that we can help even more Danish organisations to innovate and grow in the cloud.”
In Denmark, organisations are using AWS to power a wide variety of critical business functions from Big Data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), and Machine Learning (ML) workloads to mission critical operations to serve their end users both locally and around the world. AWS counts many of Denmark’s enterprises and fastest growing startups as customers including, Aller Media, Blockbuster, COWI A/S, Danske Bank, DFDS Group, Joe and the Juice, IO Interactive, Leo Innovation Labs, Lunar, A.P. Moller - Maersk, Novozymes A/S, Obviux A/S, Peakon, Pleo, Queue-it, Topdanmark, Tradeshift, Trustpilot, Vivino, and many more
Danish public sector organisations are also leveraging AWS’s secure and reliable infrastructure to better serve citizens. KOMBIT, which develops IT solutions for Danish municipalities to deliver better public services to citizens, runs its Aula solution on AWS. Aula is a new digital platform for staff, parents, and pupils at the country’s primary schools and day care facilities, which enables them to easily plan education curriculum and communicate on a daily basis. UNIwise, a digital exam and skills assessment platform founded in Denmark, is also using AWS to make it easy, fast, and secure for educational institutions across Europe to deliver virtual tests and exams.
For many years AWS has supported the Danish startup and technology community by bringing programs like AWS Activate to the country. AWS Activate provides startups with the resources they need to get started on AWS – including up to $100,000 (USD) in credits, training, support, as well as contact with incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms, such as Accelerace, ByFounders, Copenhagen Fintech Lab, Rainmaking Loft, and Seed Capital.
AWS is also cultivating the creativity and inventiveness of the Danish technology community by supporting AWS user groups in Copenhagen and Aarhus, which together have over 1,200 members. The user groups hold regular meetups which provide an opportunity for developers to share best practices, knowledge, and to network among peers. “AWS has always supported our user groups with donating their time, technology resources, as well as the odd beer and pizza. With this continued investment from AWS, and access to so many more experts in the new office, we look forward to the many different sessions we will be able to offer our members,” said Martin Pronk, co-organiser of the Copenhagen User Group, and CIO at Queue-it.
Additionally, AWS continues to invest in supporting the Danish education sector with AWS Educate, a comprehensive program for building skills in cloud computing with students from age 16 and older. AWS Educate member institutions in Denmark include Aarhus Tech, Business Academy Aarhus, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA), Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen (DIKU), IMADA - University of Southern Denmark, Mercantec, Roskilde University, Technical University of Denmark, and University College Lillebaelt.
Customers looking to learn more about working with AWS in Denmark should visit: https://aws.amazon.com/local/nordics/
Individuals interested in career opportunities with AWS in Denmark can learn more and apply online at aws.amazon.com/careers.