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Connected Field Service in Oil & Gas and the Workflow of the Future 

In 2018, the U.S. became a net exporter of oil and refined products, producing 12.5 million barrels per day as of October 2019 due to onshore exploration and production companies. While new finds are still an important part of the business, in recent years the industry has shifted its focus to breaking down silos and...Read more

Microsoft invests in community innovation and job creation with the new US Delivery Center in North Texas 

Innovation in North Texas got a huge boost today with Microsoft’s $31 million investment in improvements to facilities in Las Colinas, near Dallas. This investment demonstrates our sincere commitment to creating a collaborative tech community in Texas that empowers big ideas and helps bring them to life. By creating an exceptional place to work and...Read more

The Grand Re-opening of the Chicago MTC: A commitment to Chicago 

Today, we at Microsoft are absolutely thrilled to showcase the grand re-opening of the Microsoft Technology Center in Chicago. With 75,000 square feet of newly leased space, the Chicago MTC is all about helping local companies lead the way in digital innovation. With 18 years of history in the Chicago area, industry experts at the MTC serve as guides for local organizations, helping to...Read more

At the Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit: On balancing responsibility and innovation to unleash the transformative opportunities of artificial intelligence 

This week, I’m excited to travel to Pittsburgh to deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural Pittsburgh Tech & Data Summit. Hosted by Duquesne University, the summit brings together leaders from the region’s technology, legal, and business sectors to explore some of the issues that have emerged as the pace of technology-driven transformation accelerates, including...Read more

Accessibility and employment for all: key resources for job seekers and employers 

People are unique in many ways, but the presence of a disability may set an individual apart from the larger group in ways that present particular challenges. In fact, 1 in 5 people have disability and need assistive technology[JC(1] . At times, these disabilities can create obstacles to an individual’s ability to gain employment. For example,...Read more

Decision-based stakeholder mapping: How to influence the people who matter 

In school, CliffsNotes got me through Literature class. I was thankful for the quick “Notes” version to keep all the character relationships straight in the classics from Shakespeare, Marlowe, or Homer. Identifying the key players and their motivations in enterprise decision-making can be just as confusing. Having a short list of the people you need...Read more

How tech has changed three key roles in finance 

Dylan Dias | CEO, Neal Analytics These are exciting times to be in finance, as artificial intelligence, machine learning, automation, and robotics are playing a rapidly increasing role in the field. These technologies enable CFOs to work higher up the value chain, and savvy use of this tech also frees up bandwidth across multiple functions within finance. Three roles – accountant, analyst, and...Read more