Cloud Innovation Centers or CICs (pronounced ‘kicks’) serve as a hub for public sector community driven “challenges” that will address, over time and across geographies, the critical Poblems/opportunities facing governmental organizations, including education and non-profits. The CIC is a public-private collaboration between the Sponsor and Amazon. The CIC public-sector Sponsor identifies digital transformation challenges, the problems or opportunities that matter to their community, and provides subject matter expertise and CIC leadership. AWS brings Amazon’s innovation process, skilled cloud expertise, and global solution reach-back to assist Sponsors in identifying their best solutions for the challenges presented by their end user community.