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Top Takeaways from HLTH 2020 

It’s always exciting to attend an event like HLTH! A time to come together with other healthcare innovators as a community to connect with peers, share, and learn from each other. It’s an opportunity to get a pulse on what’s trending and how we shape the future of healthcare. It’s an opportunity to get a...Read more

Virtually heading to Sibos 2020? 7 must-dos and trends to watch 

The world’s preeminent financial services conference is fast approaching. Sibos has long been one of my favorite events that I look forward to each year. A time to come together as a community to connect, reconnect, share, and learn from each other. An opportunity to get a pulse on what’s trending and collaborate to shape...Read more

Join Microsoft for innovation and inspiration at the IBC Showcase 

As I’m sure is the case with many of you, it feels strange to not be making my plans to be in Amsterdam this month for IBC. I’m always energized by the opportunity the show provides to connect with so many customers, partners, and colleagues over an action-packed week, and I always leave Amsterdam inspired...Read more

How creativity drives innovation in the digital age 

Sustained creativity has always been a true differentiator. The individuals and teams who regularly break through the status quo become our models of true ingenuity and innovation. The influence and impact of their work transform not only the arts and industry but also our society at large. And their legacy of mentorship, collaboration, determination, and...Read more

Retail in the time of COVID-19 

COVID-19 has impacted our lives in ways many of us couldn’t have imagined. From how we interact with our friends and family to working from home and so much more. For me personally, juggling the joys of homeschooling my teenage boys with a packed work schedule has been a true personal test. Yet I know...Read more

Supporting your healthcare organization and community during crises 

Before working for Microsoft I worked for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK for nine years, and we had to deal with complex and significant situations regularly, but nothing with the scale and impact of the current pandemic crisis. At Microsoft, we know we’re several steps away from our healthcare customers on the front lines, but we feel the need to help those customers and partners in whatever way...Read more

Takeaways from the National Retail Federation’s big show 

It’s always exciting to go to an event like NRF! But there was something in the air that made NRF 2020 bigger and better than ever before. There were over 38,000 attendees who experienced three days of inspiring discussions and get a perspective on improving customer engagement. This year we highlighted how retailers can gain...Read more

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