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The Rewards of Advocating for Data Privacy Legislation

Posted by Marian Breeze - December 6, 2021 8:35 AM

Prior to joining the tech industry, I ran a consulting practice. Much of my work involved helping corporate and nonprofit leaders build or restore a level of trust with their partners and their communities. It is much easier to build and maintain trust than to repair it, and sometimes the solution required massive structural changes. For the past eight years,...

The Urgent Need to Create Inclusive Access for Women to Join the Technology Industry

Posted by Chaitra Vedullapalli - May 19, 2021 4:23 PM

The tech industry remains a bright spot in a global economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Digital transformation projects accelerated in response to the global crisis—and tech businesses large and small grew revenues and created jobs in 2020 and into 2021. But the big picture is not all good for tech—or for underrepresented people in the industry, including women. There...

The Value of Investing in Privacy Compliance

Posted by Jeffrey Goldstein - April 21, 2021 3:27 PM

Microsoft partners—and every tech business—should provide strong privacy protections for their customers. It’s the right thing to do, it’s required by laws and regulations, and it’s good for your business. U.S. tech companies and customers alike would benefit from a single, unified federal data privacy law. But in the absence of that law, we’ll benefit if state laws are closely...

Meeting Pandemic Challenges with Digital Transformation

Posted by Voices For Innovation - April 5, 2021 9:56 AM

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is hard to grasp. The loss of life has been staggering—a tragedy unmatched by anything we’ve seen in our lifetimes. Beyond the loss of life, the pandemic disrupted businesses, organizations, whole industries, schools, and our communities. Everyday life—and many businesses—hit pause as states shut down and stay-at-home orders went into effect. At the same...

VFI Leader Spotlight: Laura Peters Helps Get Families Connected

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 16, 2021 12:42 PM

Community service is central to Laura Peters’ life—both professionally and personally. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has remained as engaged as ever—running her Southern California-based business (International Software Systems), hosting online events, and volunteering in many ways. Laura is highly active in the tech community—she’s on VFI’s Advisory Task Force and is the recent past president of the Virtual Chapter...