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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...Read more

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...Read more

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,...Read more

Working Together to Digitally Transform our Public Sector Clients 

Today, the world finds itself in the midst of a rapid digital transformation. The speed at which technology is altering our day-to-day lives is unprecedented. And advanced technologies such as the cloud, big data, machine learning, and mobile computing are dramatically improving the standard of living for citizens around the globe. Yet while technologies such...Read more

Global e-Sustainability Initiative report says digital solutions can unlock new opportunities to meet Sustainable Development Goals 

Today, hosted at the Microsoft Center for Innovation and Policy in Washington D.C., the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) published a report prepared by Accenture Strategy that shows how digital solutions can pave the way in helping the world to achieve the objectives of the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The report’s findings illustrate how digital...Read more

Microsoft Envision 2016: Digital transformation meets business 

Last month, Microsoft held an inaugural conference, Envision, dedicated to business leaders of all types, from all different industries, from all parts of the world. More than 6,000 attendees came together in New Orleans—joined by tens of thousands more online—for three days of interactive meetings and presentations focused on business transformation and the role of technology....Read more

Empowering women and girls: from the classroom to the boardroom 

Last Monday on March 7, I had an opportunity to participate in a panel hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Office for Partnerships in honor of International Women’s Day. I was joined by leaders in the public and private sector for an interactive discussion about the importance of empowering women and girls. The...Read more

Forecasting the future of the health industry: healthcare without walls 

This week, more than 40,000 health professionals from the around the world gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the annual conference of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). This event is one of the largest and most influential conferences in the healthcare IT space. Microsoft representatives showcased a number of solutions for health organizations and...Read more

Working together to ensure social justice for all 

Over the past eight years, the date of February 20 has become strongly associated with social justice. On this date, which was established in 2007 by the UN General Assembly as World Day of Social Justice, organizations in the public and private sector join efforts to raise awareness and work toward a world where all...Read more

Partnering to transform teaching and learning in the classroom 

Today, there are 1.4 billion students in the world, representing the young men and women who will become the doctors, engineers, teachers, and leaders of tomorrow. Ensuring they are prepared with the twenty-first century skills needed for these jobs—and those that don’t yet exist—is something we think a lot about at Microsoft as we work...Read more

Empowering every country through education, public safety, and economic growth 

This week, our CEO Satya Nadella joins other leaders from around the globe at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. We have entered an era in which global leaders from the public and private sector are meeting and working collaboratively to drive positive change—a sign of our willingness to work together...Read more