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Voices for Innovation’s Executive Briefings provide weekly updates on technology policy and news, including highlights from Capitol Hill, breaking tech news, clips of relevant articles from traditional and new media, and a roundup of thought leader quotes and tweets.

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Book Review: “Tools and Weapons” Thinks Big

Brad Smith (r) with Titu Sarder at 2019 Inspire Conference Brad Smith is Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer—and, as it turns out, he is also a powerful storyteller. Though Smith has ...

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Read on as @Microsoft's @JulieSBrill explores the Washington Privacy Act, proposed by a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington state: #WAleg https://t.co/NrXbJTLg5f

What are the most pressing priorities from trade, economic and security perspectives?

@bradSmi is at #wef20 to discuss these issues and @Microsoft's commitment to driving the world in a positive direction.

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#future #industry #progress

Sustainability, the role of tech, and AI ethics are all big topics in 2020. @CarolAnnBrowne and I consider these issues year-round, and recently shared our thoughts and proposed solutions via our annual list of Top 10 Tech Policy Issues. Details: https://t.co/4j3DMPTO5U

Following the #WAleg session, President @BradSmi lays out
@Microsoft's priorities for 2020. Learn more: https://t.co/HOoCwnVnbc

“I like to say that diversity is being invited to the party and inclusion is being asked to dance while at the party.” Read on for more insight on diversity in tech from #MSPartner @meetdux https://t.co/OWBYfThKCh

Our efforts to help close the #broadbandgap are ongoing and we're thankful to @Pax8 for their support in getting this message to tech leaders around the country. TAKE ACTION today and sign on to our joint business letter to the FCC: https://t.co/72itrSOpJ1

Entrepreneur Bukola Somide has created the first interactive #computerscience education doll that exposes children of color to #STEM careers. https://t.co/qXmwF92JFi

Join us in congratulating @MSFT_Military on surpassing their 100th cohort of students in the tech training program for veterans and transitioning service members. Learn more: #MSSA #WeStillServe


Today @Microsoft has announced a plan to become #carbon negative by 2030, remove their historical carbon emissions by 2050, and launch a $1billion climate innovation fund. Learn more: https://t.co/iqQE9S4sy0

Learn more about @Microsoft's push to expand access to TV #whitespaces. https://t.co/0gD5RTZqe9

Keep up with the most important tech policy updates on #STEM, #AI, #broadband and more by signing up for our weekly Executive Briefing: https://t.co/NMbCXShtkL

Learn more about the @TEALSProgram and find out how #MSPartners can support this initiative that introduces #STEM and computer science to students across the country: https://t.co/K3yLEJd8sI

Congratulations to @microsoft President @BradSmi and @CarolAnnBrowne on making @Forbes Top Ten Tech Books of 2019 list for #ToolsandWeapons

For millions of Americans, broadband internet access remains out of reach. Help close the #digitaldivide by signing onto the VFI joint business letter to the FCC that urges needed policy action. https://t.co/tra4NG63dz

Thank you to our @TEALSProgram partners at Pan American HS, @NYCSchools, volunteers from @Microsoft and @Google, and our NYC staff who have been working with NYC DOE on #CSForAll since 2012. Thank you @UniNoticias for highlighting this important work.

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Learn more about the impact this program has on young women of color who are interested in #STEM.


. @CarolAnnBrowne and I are honored to be included in @WSJ’s “What Leader in Art’s Business and Politics Read in 2019.” Thank you for reading, @RepGallagher. https://t.co/kTF00fpsoY

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