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Partnering Podcast Features Voices for Innovation

On the podcast The Ultimate Guide to Partnering, host Vince Menzione dedicates a complete episode to public policy engagement and Voices for Innovation. You can listen to the complete episode, “One Technology ...

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Make the right decision for your business by joining our community of 40,000+ technology professionals and advocates today. https://t.co/PrwV6btNjn

Microsoft signs the #TechAccord, joining more than 30 global tech companies that are driving cybersecurity forward for everyone. https://t.co/Zb1Ytknry8

Very excited to see the announcement of the #techaccord today! @vfiorg @IAMCP_Advocacy @connectamnow @CSECoalition @IAMCPUS @msPartner


In the #TechAccord, we're joining a coalition to defend people and businesses everywhere from cyberattacks: https://t.co/gfVMeKgcac https://t.co/aQ1dbDfdmr

It only takes 5 minutes to make a difference for rural Americans living without internet access. Tweet your Congressperson in support of #TVWhiteSpaces today. https://t.co/gFUbmjoO6m

The attacks from the past year demonstrate that cybersecurity is not just about what any single company can do alone, but what we can do together. Today 34 companies signed a #TechAccord pledging to protect and defend customers everywhere. https://t.co/iNd7AOxjKH

@vfiorg | We are committed to furthering @Microsoft’s vision of improving #broadband connectivity to roughly 34M Americans! We met with @RepLowenthal to advocate for policy action https://t.co/3hP6vWdruW @msPartner @IAMCPUS #IAMCP #WeMoveYouForward

Worth following #RSAC and #AzureSphere-- last week at the @vfiorg meetings, #CyberSecurity and #dataprivacy were key topics. So much happening now, more on the horizon. #Archive360 #Microsoft https://t.co/QE95ayMcpm

Technology providers are ready to roll out #TVWhiteSpaces, a service that could connect thousands of Americans to the internet. Learn more and take action today! https://t.co/EM8sEmpwII

Don't miss @vincemenzione's Ultimate Guide to Partnering podcast featuring VFI leaders and Microsoft's signature public policy initiative. Find our recap and a recording here: https://t.co/mQvVCdL1at

Listen to @vincemenzione's Ultimate Guide to Partnering Podcast to hear @CarolLynnGrow discuss why partnering with our community and advocacy matters more than ever! #GDPR #CLOUDact #STEM @IAMCPWIT @vfiorg @apcmsc @Friebs https://t.co/gP6f9xB0mn

V-impressed & learned a lot from @MicrosoftDCU today. Proud how much #Microsoft is investing in #Cybersecurity, driving #DigitalGenevaConvention & protecting customers from cyber threats #vfivisit @vfiorg

What a great week of training and inspiration with industry thought leaders. @vfiorg @vfivisit @BradSmi https://t.co/vDPTdqAqCG

So honored to participate in @vfiorg with some of the smartest partners and Microsoft folks you'll ever meet. I'm humbled by their insightful and genuine passion to help others and make a better world.

Tune into this episode of the Ultimate Guide to Partnering to hear from VFI leaders @vincemenzione, @Friebs, and @CarolLynnGrow. #MSPartner https://t.co/MteKVG3uJz

Very impressed with how @RollsRoyce leverages #AzureIoT to provide intelligent aircraft engines https://t.co/boYKWGXuhx #vfivisit #Azure #EngineAsAService


@vfiorg | We are committed to furthering @Microsoft’s vision of improving #broadband connectivity to roughly 34M Americans! We met with @RepLowenthal to advocate for policy action https://t.co/3hP6vWdruW @msPartner @IAMCPUS #IAMCP #WeMoveYouForward

VFI is working to make it easier for #tech business leaders to have conversations with their elected officials. Listen to @vincemenzione's Ultimate Guide to Partnering podcast to learn more. #MSPartner https://t.co/MteKVG3uJz

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Update: April 2018 On March 23, 2018, after a multi-year advocacy effort, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the “CLOUD Act”) was signed into law as part of omnibus legislation. Passage of the CLOUD Act represents a milestone for digital privacy. (...)

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