Posted by Jeff Meisner
Editor, Microsoft on the Issues

Last week, four governors and approximately 150 policy thought-leaders joined us at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center for third annual State Solutions Conference with Politico, coinciding with the National Governors Association winter meeting in Washington, DC.

The event was split into two parts –the first being a morning panel with DGA Chairman Governor Peter Shumlin (D-VT) addressing the top priorities for Vermont and the nation, including education, jobs training, healthcare and disaster response.

The second event featured individual panels with Governors Dan Malloy (D-Conn.), Bill Haslam (R-Tenn.), and RGA Vice Chairman Scott Walker (R-Wisc.).

The event featured engaging Q&A sessions on topics such as immigration, the economy, education, and politics. Microsoft’s Director of State Government Affairs Anne Gavin provided welcome remarks. Politico reporter Jonathan Martin served as moderator and took audience questions via Surface tablet.

In case you missed it, video excerpts from the panels can be found below (courtesy of Politico).

Missed the event but want to learn more? Watch video of the full conference at Politico Events and join the conversation at #POLGOVS. And, check out Microsoft’s Innovation & Policy Center Facebook page for more information on upcoming events.