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VFI Participates in Golden Key Exchange in China

Posted by Elizabeth Risley - January 23, 2017 9:00 AM

Guiyang, the capital of Southwest China’s Guizhou province and Big Data Application Center In late October, as a member of Voices for Innovation, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a Microsoft-supported week-long “Golden Key Project” workshop in China. Organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, this exchange program enabled our delegation of U.S. technology...

VFI Member Laurie Carey Connects the Dots to Transform Educ...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 4, 2017 7:55 AM

Over a 35-plus-year career in the technology sector, Voices for Innovation member Laurie Carey has seen a lot of change in the industry and been through many career transitions. Her career journey has taken her from an electronics assembly technician at Fairchild Test Systems, to an account manager at Novell, to Founder and Executive Director of We Connect The Dots,...

Tech Reflections on the Elections

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 16, 2016 1:22 PM

The 2016 elections are in the record book. Dramatic changes in Washington will likely impact the U.S. and global tech sectors, as well as businesses of all sizes. In the coming weeks and months, a clearer picture of the policy agendas of the Trump Administration and the new Congress will emerge. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella For the Microsoft ecosystem, including...

Microsoft Launches “Cloud for Global Good” Init...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 11, 2016 3:02 PM

On October 3, as part of a new worldwide initiative, Microsoft published a wide-reaching, policy-focused book entitled, A Cloud for Global Good. In the book’s preface, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays out the challenges and opportunities of cloud computing, writing that “we’ve reached a critical crossroads where we must rethink how people interact, companies conduct business, and governments protect public...

MIT Technology Review Calls Microsoft’s Brad Smith...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 5, 2016 9:02 AM

In a recent deep-dive feature story, the MIT Technology Review hails Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith as a “civil rights crusader” for leading Microsoft’s legal and public policy effort to strengthen digital privacy. The article details how Microsoft has taken the federal government to court to help see that Constitutional privacy protections apply to digital communications as...

Archive360 Supports Modernizing Data Privacy Laws

Posted by Voices For Innovation - September 9, 2016 9:38 AM

In a recent LinkedIn Pulse blog post, Archive360 General Counsel James M. McCarthy provides an illuminating discussion of why his company is strongly advocating for updating U.S. data privacy laws. Archive360 recently joined Microsoft’s legal challenge to overreaching gag orders allowed under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) by filing an amicus (“friend of court”) brief along with several other...

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