Scott Van Vliet is the Corporate Vice President leading Microsoft’s Intelligent Conversation and Communication Cloud (IC3) team. IC3 builds and operates the platform that powers real-time and asynchronous communications and collaboration in Microsoft Teams. This platform enables hundreds of millions of customers to have billions of conversations every day. IC3 also enables third-party partners to bring intelligent conversations to life in their own products through Azure Communication Services.
As an industry leader Scott has spent more than 20 years building products that customers love, taking big risks to create new and innovative types of consumer products. Prior to joining Microsoft, Scott led multiple teams at Amazon, including Amazon Echo devices and new experiences with Amazon Alexa that enabled “Skills” and cloud capabilities for Alexa Voice Service.
Scott and his wife, Sebrina, and their six children have roots in both the Seattle and Orange County areas. He’s passionate about philanthropy and serves as an advisor on several non-profits including the Ocean Institute and the Jessie Rees Foundation, whose charter is to encourage courageous kids fighting cancer around the world to Never Ever Give Up (NEGU).