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Digital Leadership: Empowerment by Design 

I’m thrilled to be speaking today at Smart Cities NYC ’17, the first conference in the U.S. that explores the intersection of technology and urban life. The world is undergoing an urban renaissance as more people move to cities to build better lives. For the first time in history, more than 50 percent of the world’s...

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Digital Transformation in Cities 

The World Bank indicates that for the first time ever, the majority of the world’s population live in a city, and this proportion continues to grow. One hundred years ago, 2 out of every 10 people lived in an urban area. By 2050 it’s projected that 7 out of 10 people will live in a city. In...

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Future Decoded 

The United Kingdom (UK) remains one of the world’s foremost tech and start-up economies. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum, (WEF) the UK ranks 8th out of 143 in effectiveness for digital technology. However, as we see globally, the UK is not without its challenges, particularly as it relates to education and health. Based...

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The Trend Toward Transparency: Announcing the Microsoft Transparency Center in Brasilia 

I recently came back from Singapore where we launched our first combined Transparency and Cybersecurity Center. Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are launching a new Transparency Center in Brasilia, which will serve Latin America governments and enterprise customers and form part of the global network now covering 4 regions. We opened a North American...

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Microsoft works with the World Bank to boost emerging economies 

Technology seems to be everywhere – but for a substantial part of the world, its benefits are elusive. The World Bank’s World Development Report 2016, “Digital Dividends,” released in January 2016, finds that technological changes have not improved access to public services or increased economic opportunities as had been expected. “Digital technologies are spreading rapidly,...

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Addressing Cybersecurity & Transparency in Asia-Pacific with a joint Transparency Center & Cybersecurity Center 

With the advent of what has been labelled by some as a new 4th industrial revolution, there is an opportunity for us to enable businesses, organizations and governments worldwide to leverage the latest technology advances and drive toward measurable societal and economic impact so every person on the planet benefits. Technology continues to rapidly evolve, offering us new...

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Committed to empowering refugees and displaced people around the world 

A Syrian child living as a refugee in Lebanon is far more likely to be gathering cilantro, digging up potatoes, or simply staying home than going to school. There are approximately 800,000 Syrian children in Lebanon, and 75 percent of them are not enrolled in school.  The refugee youth face education obstacles, such as lack...

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