Rich Julien is a key member of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Worldwide Public Sector (WWPS) Venture and Startups Team. He has an extensive background in working with startups and their backers to drive technology innovation on behalf of Public Sector Customers. He brings an especially deep background in support of National Security across the Defense, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security communities. He applies that knowledge to help emerging companies understand the challenges of entering this market and developing approaches to addressing and overcoming those challenges.
Rich began his career in the US Army, where in his 10 years he worked on multiple innovative technology programs. He has spent the 20+ years since he left the Army working with a wide range of commercial and government entities, always focused on finding, developing, tailoring, deploying and supporting the insertion of innovative technologies to deliver mission support to a wide range of US Government Customers.