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Senate Hearing Highlights Need to Update Data Privacy and A...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - May 25, 2017 10:48 AM

On May 24, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism held a hearing on a critical digital policy issue, “Law Enforcement Access to Data Stored Across Borders: Facilitating Cooperation and Protecting Rights.” (You can find a recording of the hearing and written testimony by following the link.) Brad Smith testifying at Senate hearing The hearing included testimony from...

VFI Leaders Dive Deep into Tech Policies

Posted by Voices For Innovation - May 18, 2017 12:15 PM

Last month, a group of sixteen members of Voices for Innovation’s Advisory Task Force (ATF) traveled to Microsoft headquarters for a day and a half of intensive briefings, tours, and training. ATF leaders gather at Microsoft headquarters. The visit gave ATF members—mostly small business Microsoft partners—a chance to share their perspective and learn about how key public policy debates will...

VFI Leaders Meet Members of Congress During National Entrep...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 17, 2017 11:02 AM

During Presidents’ Day week (February 20-24), Congress took a brief recess, with many officials returning to their districts to hold local meetings, conduct town halls, and perhaps get a little R&R. It just so happened this recess coincided with National Entrepreneurship Week, a nationwide program supported by Microsoft, Voices for Innovation, and many other businesses and organizations. With these events...

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...

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