Jim Takatsuka
Commercial Account Manager
Amazon Web Services

Jim Takatsuka has held technical and business development roles at some of the world’s leading technology companies. He currently serves as a Commercial Account Manager for Amazon Web Services, where he is responsible for AWS’s commercial growth in Hawaii.  

Prior to joining AWS, Jim spent 20 years at Microsoft, most recently developing and executing the company’s business development strategy for the US Indo-Pacific Command’s AOR. He also held roles in the commercial, state/local and education markets. Jim previously served as Executive Vice President at Pacxa, one of the largest Hawaii-based system integrators, where he led sales and service delivery, and was the Hawaii team lead at Sun Microsystems, a pioneer of the internet and early visionary of cloud computing. 

Jim began his career in the Bay Area at Apple Computer, shortly after the release of the original Macintosh, where he supported software development projects in some of Apple’s largest west coast customers. He moved to a VAR channel sales role in silicon valley before coming home to Hawaii to start Apple’s education business here. 

Jim attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Biochemistry, and coached wrestling for 24 seasons at Punahou School.

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