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A public CIO perspective: prioritizing your smart city journey 

The term “smart city” is a simple phrase that encompasses a broad and complex set of digital transformation initiatives and programs. Such programs need to include modern citizen services, operational automation, intelligent management of infrastructure and utilities, and new capabilities to improve transportation and communication. Microsoft is helping to lead the way at this year’s...

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Transforming smart cities with AI, IoT, and cloud technologies 

According to the United Nations, more than 55 percent of the world’s population now lives in urban areas—and by 2050, that number could jump to 68 percent. With rapid urbanization on the rise, cities around the world face pressure to keep up with the pace of change and meet the growing demand for better, faster,...

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Microsoft at Money20/20: Where our payments, fintech and financial services ecosystem unites 

This week, Microsoft joined C-level executives, renowned speakers, innovators, and disrupters from throughout the financial services industry at Money20/20 in Las Vegas to showcase how secure and compliant technology empowers employees, drives innovation in payments, and delights customers with differentiated experiences. The show’s theme, “the journey to the future of money,” feels closer than ever...

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Microsoft for Healthcare: new people, products, and partnerships 

  In healthcare and life sciences, advances in research and technology development are providing a deeper understanding of human health and leading to more effective ways to prevent and treat disease. At the same time, the shifting landscape of the business of healthcare, including changes in policy and new business models, has created disruption and...

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Microsoft at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo – Leading your innovation journey with Microsoft 

Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in Orlando is a great venue for business leaders and IT professionals to discuss the extent to which innovation is driving unprecedented transformation, and the potential disruptions that poses for the market and society at large. Organizations that can embrace innovation and incorporate it responsibly into their products, services, and business strategies...

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Let’s help clinicians turn their focus back to patients 

Working in healthcare is not for the faint of heart. It can be a chaotic place, and too often the systems are years behind. Healthcare organizations are carefully balancing how to enable a more personalized patient experience, improve outcomes across the care continuum, and reduce costs. Improving the work-life health of providers is also increasingly...

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Trends in private wealth management 

It’s fascinating to think about Microsoft’s role in driving technological innovation in private wealth management, one of the core areas of focus for the Capital Markets business in FY20. In late August, I attended Market Group’s Annual Private Wealth Florida Forum where I moderated a panel discussion on asset allocation, discussing how wealth managers balance...

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MFG Day: Creators wanted to manufacture a better future 

Manufacturing—and the technology that makes it more intelligent—is shaping our future in exciting ways that benefit manufacturers, their employees and customers, and the world at large. Supporting responsible and sustainable manufacturing aligns with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We showcased Augmenting human intelligence: The future...

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The outlook for financial services in a hyper-connected world 

The theme of last week’s Sibos 2019 financial services event in London was, “thriving in a hyper-connected world.” Having been in banking for more than 20 years, it’s a very fitting message for an industry that is in the midst of an incredible amount of change. While financial services organizations are certainly facing challenges driven...

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Microsoft at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo: Innovation is more powerful with you 

Are you one of the tens of thousands of chief information officers (CIOs), IT leaders and partners attending Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo in the coming months? As an eight-year veteran of the event, I can say Symposium represents an excellent learning opportunity. The analysts share their latest perspectives on vital technology and then take it to...

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Microsoft at Sibos 2019: Leading with trust and innovation in everything we do 

Every year, the banking industry’s brightest innovators come to Sibos to educate and inspire attendees with fresh ideas and creative solutions to some of the most common and constant challenges in modern banking. We’re excited to see what new advancements and transformations our customers have made since last year! Microsoft’s value as a trusted thought...

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Making the C.A.S.E. for partner ecosystems: Driving the future of mobility at IAA 

Much more than a car show and trade fair attracting 225,000 visitors, the Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA) and New Mobility World event is where international visionaries, CEOs, and newcomers converge to debate the future of mobility. This year we took the opportunity at New Mobility World to express how Microsoft’s mission to, “Empower every person...

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