Posted by Jacqueline BeauchereChief Online Safety Officer, Microsoft
We’re all very aware of people’s desires to be “safe” and “secure,” and to exist and engage in environments – both online and off – that are built on trust. To define these points as absolute states of being, however, is impractical and unrealistic. Rather, when it comes to life online, we should focus first on the almost-innumerable advantages of the Internet; realize the online world is not without risk, and then seek to minimize and manage identified risks accordingly.
Perhaps somewhat of an exercise in semantics, but the need for this distinction became abundantly clear at the 2013 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali, Indonesia, which took place from Oct. 22 to Oct. 25. I was observing a panel discussion entitled “Protection of the Most Vulnerable Children Online,” organized and moderated by Yuliya Morenets, Executive Director of the NGO Together Against Cybercrime and an associate professor at Strasbourg University.
Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues
On Thursday, Microsoft Vice President of Worldwide Education Anthony Salcito announced Microsoft’s 2014 Expert Educators and Mentor Schools.
“These exclusive, year-long programs were created to recognize educators and schools who are on the leading edge of education innovation, paving the way for their peers in the use of technology to improve learning and student outcomes,” Salcito wrote in a post over on the Microsoft in Education Blog. “Expert Educators were selected from over 22,000 educators in 158 countries, while Mentor Schools came from nearly 250 schools in 75 countries.”
This week, Michael Robinson, Microsoft’s vice president of U.S. Health and Life Sciences, participated in the U.S. News and World Report Hospital of Tomorrow Conference held in Washington, D.C.
The event gave Robinson the opportunity to connect with many leading hospital executives and health care visionaries to explore methods for tackling the range of challenges facing the health systems of today and those in the future.
On Tuesday, Robinson participated in the luncheon keynote session with Peter Slavin, M.D., President of Massachusetts General Hospital, and Shalom Jacobovitz, Chief Executive Officer of the American College of Cardiology. The panel’s moderator was Len Nichols, Ph.D., director and professor, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics, George Mason University.
Cameron Evans, Microsoft chief technology officer for U.S. Education, has an opinion piece in the latest edition of Education Week. In the piece, he discusses five bold steps for personalizing student learning and better preparing future workforces for success.
Last year, Microsoft marked a significant moment for the Employee Giving Program. It was the 30th Employee Giving Campaign and the company reached a milestone of $1 billion raised for more than 31,000 nonprofits over those three decades (inclusive of corporate match).
However – as Microsoft Chief People Officer Lisa Brummel noted in a post on Wednesday over on The Official Microsoft Blog, “We’re not done.”