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Navigating Turbulence: Global Policy and Market Trends for ...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - February 16, 2017 11:40 AM

Voices for Innovation was pleased to host political and policy experts from the global consulting firm Eurasia Group for a big-picture webinar that looked at the potential impacts of the shifting global political, policy, and regulatory landscape on American technology companies and customers. This discussion provided insight into a range of emerging global dynamics. VFI was joined by Eurasia Group’s...

2017 Texas Legislative Preview

Posted by Voices For Innovation - December 13, 2016 11:54 AM

This webinar provided valuable insight into the what can expected from the Texas legislature in 2017. Andrew Wise, Director of Government Affairs, Microsoft and Tom Ratliff, The Ratliff Company and former vice chair of the Texas State Board of Education provided their perspectives on the key technology public policy issues that the legislature will address in 2017. Watch the full...

EARNS Act: Apprenticeships and Training for the 21st Centur...

Posted by Voices For Innovation - June 30, 2016 1:58 PM

In today’s increasingly competitive global economy, Americans need expanded access to training and industry-recognized certification in a number of fields, including technology. To strengthen workforce development and skills training, a bipartisan group of Senators recently introduced the Effective Apprenticeships Rebuild National Skills—EARNS Act (S. 2945). Voices for Innovation held a webinar focused on how the EARNS Act will update and...

Why K-12 Computer Science Education is Critical

Posted by Voices For Innovation - June 16, 2016 11:59 AM

The U.S. leads the world in technology innovation, but our leadership is jeopardized by insufficient support for computer science education in our nation’s K-12 schools. Today, even as our economy is increasingly driven by information technology, only one of four K-12 schools in the U.S. offers any computer science courses. We can and must do better! Voices for Innovation held...

Getting From Now to Next: The Invisible Revolution

Posted by Voices For Innovation - May 12, 2016 12:41 PM

A 1,700-plus person, cutting-edge R&D organization, Microsoft Research is increasingly focused on bringing its advanced science to Microsoft customers and partners. Learn how Microsoft Research is addressing key challenges to increase productivity, improve software testing, and lower costs. You’ll learn how you and your customers can access Microsoft Research technologies to enhance your products and services. Getting from Now to...

Microsoft’s Trusted Cloud Story

Posted by Voices For Innovation - March 12, 2016 1:34 AM

Mary Snapp, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, discusses the public policy issues that governments are debating around the world on cloud privacy and security. In addition, you will learn about Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring both customer and consumer data are protected.