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Talking with VFI Leader Frank Valdivieso about Franklin App...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 15, 2019 8:45 AM

VFI Advisory Task Force member Frank Valdivieso is busy on several fronts. In addition to being a leading VFI advocate and advisor, he is President of the IAMCP Washington, DC, Chapter and the chair of IAMCP Americas’ Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee. On top of all the work Frank does for the larger tech community, he is also President and...

Connecting the Dots Between K-12 Education and Tech Careers

Posted by Bill Hole - October 7, 2019 9:53 AM

Editor’s Note: VFI leader Bill Hole recently organized a delegation of STEM-focused educators on a visit to the Microsoft campus. Bill provides highlights below. On August 8, with the help of Voices for Innovation, I had the opportunity to bring a group of educators from California and Washington to Microsoft’s campus in Redmond for a day of tours and briefings....

What I Learned at Microsoft Inspire 2019

Posted by David Pryor - August 22, 2019 11:11 PM

This summer, I traveled to Las Vegas to attend my first Microsoft Inspire conference. It was a great opportunity for me to introduce partners to VFI, as well as to strengthen my ties with our partner leaders. I also got a chance to connect with many Microsoft executives and managers who help make the partner program a great success. Highlights...

VFI Partners with AvePoint for #ShiftHappens

Posted by David Pryor - August 7, 2019 3:08 PM

Earlier this year, I found out that Microsoft partner AvePoint was organizing a June conference in Washington DC, called #ShiftHappens. AvePoint’s CMO is Dux Raymond Sy—and Dux is a member of Voices for Innovation’s Advisory Task Force. Dux reached out and invited me to participate. As the new director of Voices for Innovation, I thought supporting #ShiftHappens would be a...

VFI Collaborates with the Cybersecurity Tech Accord

Posted by Voices For Innovation - June 3, 2019 9:56 AM

Launched in 2018, the Cybersecurity Tech Accord recently reached out to Voices for Innovation to bring new companies aboard. We’re proud to say that numerous VFI leaders enlisted their companies to join this initiative. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord promotes a safer online world by fostering collaboration among global technology companies committed to protecting their customers and users and helping them...

Sensible Public Policies Needed for Facial Recognition

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 16, 2019 9:44 AM

Recently, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for “governments in 2019 to start adopting laws to regulate” facial recognition. He discussed this issue as well at an event at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. In his blog, Smith noted that facial recognition, “brings important and even exciting societal benefits but also the potential for abuse.” When misused, facial recognition can...