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Key learnings for building smart communities at Smart City Expo World Congress 2019 

The 9th year of the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC), held in Barcelona from November 19–21, did not disappoint. In fact, after nine years of attending, I’m surprised each year at how the event continues to grow, improve, and remain exciting. The numbers suggest that I’m not alone in finding value in the conference...Read more

Reimagining healthcare: Partnering for a better future 

There has never been a more exciting time to be working in healthcare and life sciences at Microsoft. Our investments across our organization in research and development, world-class talent, and strategic partnerships reflect our CEO Satya Nadella’s vision that many of the next health breakthroughs will come from healthcare and life sciences organizations working in...Read more

Your employees are your brand ambassadors 

Store associates are the face of every retail brand, yet they are often the most disconnected from the technology that could help them do their jobs better. Learn how you can help your employees become your brand ambassadors....Read more

Achieve more with intelligent media and entertainment 

The media and entertainment industry is undergoing digital transformation at an unprecedented rate. The widely acknowledged forces driving this change include new and emerging content channels and digital native providers such as FAANG and other over the top (OTT) players. Revenue streams are being disrupted by subscription video on demand (SVOD), advertising video on demand...Read more

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...Read more

Customers first, last—and everywhere in between 

During the last 15 years of my career in the tech sector, I’ve focused on developing innovative customer experience solutions and overarching digital transformation for the retail industry – and I’ve never been more excited about the opportunities. It feels like we’ve always known the potential of digital tools, but now we’re finally at the...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more