Announcing the next event in our Virtual Speaker Series: Amazon’s Culture of Innovation.

We hope you will join us on August 24th at 4:00 PM Pacific Time.

Event Topics:

Jeff Barr, Vice President and Chief Evangelist for Amazon Web Services (AWS), a legendary figure in the entire Amazon organization, will share his perspectives on how Amazon fosters a culture of innovation among its employees and exercises customer obsession. He will touch on his experiences working with fellow Amazonians in Japan and his impression of the country and its people.


Jeff Barr joined Amazon in 2002, became the company’s first web services evangelist in 2003, and founded the AWS News Blog in 2004. In his role as Chief Evangelist, Jeff strives to explain the benefits of cloud computing and web services to anyone who will listen. He has written over 3000 posts for the AWS Blog and another 1100 for his personal blog, records weekly AWS update videos, and maintains an active social media presence.


Kay Packard is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Valuations and Business Analytics group and is based in Seattle. She specializes in business valuations for financial reporting and tax reporting purposes as well as corporate planning and transaction purposes.


VSS-Live Music

Bring a sense of comfort and renewed hope

Our August VSS-Live Music artist is Takumi Taguchi. Takumi is an award winning violinist, including the 2013 David Tonkonogui Memorial Award and the 2015 Seattle Young Artists Music Festival. As we continue to deal with the pandemic through social isolation, may this song be a bridge that brings us together. Please enjoy

Check our Event Page for more information and to register!