Learn More With VFI Webinars

Voices for Innovation periodically hosts webinars to inform our members on policies impacting the technology industry and to provide them with ways to engage with Congress and influence critical pieces of tech legislation.

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January 5, 2022

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 […]

November 15, 2021

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, […]

July 26, 2021

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:

April 8, 2021

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:

October 23, 2020

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:

September 24, 2020

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.

May 1, 2020

Microsoft Philanthropies is working around the clock to help communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis. The organization is focused on assisting hospitals, supporting public health, and helping schools provide robust online learning. In VFI’s April 29, 2020 webinar, participants heard about Microsoft Philanthropies’ COVID-19 response activities, with a focus on the organization’s efforts to support […]

April 23, 2020

Voices for Innovation teamed up with Ryan Risley and Team Rubicon to host a webinar highlighting Team Rubicon’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors COVID-19 response program. Read more on our blog: #Tech4TR – Join the Technology Community Supporting Team Rubicon’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Initiative

February 20, 2019

Voices for Innovation kicked off our 2019 webinar series with a discussion of what we expect to be on the agenda of lawmakers around the country when it comes to tech policy. We touch on digital privacy, facial recognition, and AI, and the growing momentum for policy changes that help bring broadband connectivity to every […]

February 6, 2018

In today’s lightning-fast, highly competitive entrepreneurial world, old ways of doing business won’t cut it. To maximize your business venture, you need to draw on a new playbook. Voices for Innovation’s upcoming webinar features Courtney Reum, successful entrepreneur and coauthor of the new book, Shortcut Your Startup. He shares unconventional advice from the startup trenches, […]

January 18, 2018

The clock is ticking. By May 25, 2018, virtually any company with customers or partners in the European Union must comply with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Fortunately, Microsoft solutions such as Azure and Office 365 can help support GDPR compliance. In this webinar, Brendyn Ryan and Phil Armstrong, attorneys supporting Microsoft’s […]

October 13, 2017

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but cybersecurity is a 24/7/365 issue. Hardly a news cycle passes without a story about a new cybersecurity attack. In recent years, we have seen an escalation of cybersecurity threats—both from state-sponsored actors and criminal organizations. On both technology and policy fronts, Microsoft is leading the way on cybersecurity. […]