How Partners Can Close the Digital Divide and Tech Opportun...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - January 5, 2022 11:29 AM

David Pryor of VFI is joined by Heather Deggans, Vice President of Go-To-Market Strategy, Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. Heather is a long-time Microsoft executive who is a driving force behind Microsoft’s efforts to build a more diverse tech workforce. She highlights partners who are collaborating with Microsoft to help underrepresented communities access skilling, career support, and a sense of...

Advocate and Engage for Better Tech and a Better World

Posted by Voices For Innovation - November 15, 2021 12:05 PM

Microsoft Alumni have special expertise and experience that can play a valuable role in fostering public policies to strengthen the tech sector and benefit society. David Pryor, Director of Voices for Innovation, and Ali Spain, Executive Director of the Microsoft Alumni Network, discuss how to advocate for policies in areas such as digital privacy, broadband, cybersecurity, tech training, computer science...

How Cascadia High-Speed Rail Will Help Tech and the Northwe...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - July 26, 2021 12:04 PM

Kelly Evans, Partner of Sound View Strategies, joined Voices for Innovation for a conversation on the “Cascadia Ultra-High-Speed Ground Transportation” (UHSGT) project. She highlighted the impacts of the project, with a focus on how it will strengthen the region’s tech sector and drive innovation. Watch below:

Microsoft’s Focus on Justice Reform and Racial Equity

Posted by - April 8, 2021 12:59 PM

Danyelle Solomon, Director of Justice Reform & Racial Equity Policy at Microsoft, led a discussion on how Microsoft is harnessing its technological and financial strength on several fronts to improve the lives and opportunities of Black Americans. Watch below:

Help Tech Drive Sustainability

Posted by Voices For Innovation - October 23, 2020 6:34 AM

Michelle Patron, Director of Sustainability Policy at Microsoft, led a discussion of tech’s role in supporting sustainability. She shared Microsoft’s sustainability commitments and highlighted how VFI members can help support sustainability with technology and advocacy action. Watch below:

Get Inside the 2020 Elections

Posted by Voices For Innovation - September 24, 2020 1:08 PM

In our first fall webinar, Ginny Badanes (R) and Dave Leichtman (D), leaders of Microsoft’s Defending Democracy program and tech advisors to the presidential campaigns, provided a deep dive inside the 2020 elections focused on security. They also discussed ways you can get involved in this year’s elections.