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Hour of Code 2018 is Fast Approaching—Sign Up to Volunteer

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 5, 2018 2:12 PM

Hour of Code™ 2018 is just a few weeks away—running from December 3-9. We strongly encourage VFI members to volunteer to host an Hour of Code session in their community—at a school, a community center, or even a Microsoft Store. Launched in 2013 as part of Computer Science Education Week, Hour of Code has become a global phenomenon that reaches...

VFI Leader Bill Hole Highlights Industry and Advocacy at Regional STEM Summit

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 13, 2018 10:46 AM

On June 28, dozens of educators, administrators, and business leaders gathered at Cavelero Mid High School in Lake Stevens, Washington—northeast of Seattle—for a Regional STEM Summit. VFI leader and STEM advocate Bill Hole The inaugural event was the brainchild of Holly Urness, Instructional Coach for Secondary Science in the Lake Stevens School District. Holly partnered on planning the event with...

Chicago Tech Community Meets with Congressman Peter Roskam

Posted by Voices For Innovation - June 27, 2018 1:23 PM

In April, Voices for Innovation leader and President of the Chicago Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) John Nicolau met with U.S. Representative Peter Roskam (R-IL-6). Rep. Peter Roskam addresses members of IAMCP Chicago. Near the end of their April meeting, John asked Rep. Roskam to speak with a group of Chicago-area technology professionals at an...

Partnering Podcast Features Voices for Innovation

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 9, 2018 9:14 AM

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 Organization’s Focus on the Greater Good,” below.   The Value of Policy Engagement In the episode, Vince talks with VFI director Jonathan Friebert about how the organization connects...

Digital Privacy Advances with Passage of CLOUD Act

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 3, 2018 9:42 AM

After a multi-year effort to modernize U.S. digital privacy law, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) was enacted on March 23. The legislation was included in the omnibus budget bill for fiscal year 2018. Passage of the CLOUD Act represents a milestone for digital privacy. U.S. privacy law now better reflects today’s cloud computing technology—not the...