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    Guten tag from Berlin, Germany, where I’m participating in the Microsoft Government Leaders Forum (GLF) – Europe. GLFs are annual Microsoft events that bring together top government and business leaders with the goal of driving discussion on how the private sector can work in cooperation with local,...
  • Blog Post: Travel Diary: The African ICT Best Practices Forum, Burkina Faso and West Africa—Michael Rawding

    Last week, I had the opportunity to travel throughout West Africa to represent Microsoft Unlimited Potential, meeting with our partners across the public and private sectors to further discuss how Microsoft can best contribute to help create new economic opportunities in Africa. I began my journeys in...
  • Blog Post: GLF Asia—The Limitless Potential of Education for Lifelong Growth: Anoop Gupta

    Last Thursday and Friday in Jakarta, Indonesia, I had the privilege to attend this year’s Government Leaders Forum—Asia. It was my first time attending one of these events in my new capacity leading the Unlimited Potential Group, and offered a thrilling chance to dive in headfirst into our work there...
  • Blog Post: On the midnight train to Nizhniy Novgorod

    After an exciting trip on an overnight night train we’ve landed in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. We spent most of today in the community around the Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ) where Microsoft is working with NGO Free Deed to provide students with PCs loaded with affordable Windows, Office and educational...
  • Blog Post: European Innovative Teachers Forum and a study on laptops in the classroom

    I spent last week in Vienna at Microsoft’s European Innovative Teachers Forum with representatives of the Nizhny Novgorod Institute of Educational Development (NIRO). NIRO just completed a study examining 252 students out of over 42,000 students who have been given laptops for use in the classroom in...
  • Blog Post: Continuing Our Commitment - Pamela Passman

    I’m in New York today, and it’s been a really busy week here on the global development front --- with Bill Gates and other leaders addressing a UN special session on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convening leaders across government, industry, and civil...
  • Blog Post: Capturing the Interest of Students and Motivating Them to Succeed

    For many years before I joined Microsoft I taught in secondary schools in the UK. One of the most important initiatives I became involved in was to increase the relevance of education to capture the interest of our students and ultimately motivate them to succeed. I am happy to say that this challenge...
  • Blog Post: A visit to Cafemax

    The highlight of our first day on tour in Central and Eastern Europe was a visit to Cafemax iCafes in Moscow. I’ve seen many iCafes but this one struck me as leading edge. Why? Variety. The Cafemax chain understands what their customers want and they know how to maximize their opportunities. They...