Microsoft Asia Blog

Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. And, we strongly believe this aim closely aligns with the ambitions of the nations, businesses, and people of the Asia Pacific. Since starting operations in the region more than 30 years ago, Microsoft now has thousands of employees working with customers, partners, and organizations in 18 countries and territories. Below are the latest thoughts, observations, and viewpoints of our leaders and experts who are dedicated to the future and progress of our part of the world.

NEW ZEALAND: Why we’ll all be gamers in the future

Game-based learning is recognized globally as a valuable educational tool that can help fill skills gaps in construction, technology, hospitality, and more, writes Barrie Sheers, Managing Director at Microsoft New Zealand.

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APAC: Four questions with … Mike Chan

Mike Chan leads Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise efforts in Asia Pacific, where he helps companies and industries with their digital transformation journeys.

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Andrea Della Mattea at DigiGirlz in ColomboAPAC: Learn, Include, Empower, Grow: How change and transformation is our new reality

Preparing for growth and change comes in a myriad of ways – unlearning our old mindsets, listening to fresh perspectives, and thinking outside the proverbial box, writes Andrea Della Mattea, President, Microsoft Asia Pacific.

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APAC: AI and citizen scientists powering the clean-up of Asia Pacific’s beaches

Mike Chan, General Manager, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft Asia Pacific, looks at the potential impact of a new database to help coastal communities keep their waters healthy across our region.

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ASIA: Low consumer trust: Should we be ok with it?

Consumers are increasingly asking whether they can trust the technology companies that design, develop, and deploy digital services, writes Anthony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia.

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ASIA: Is trust a depleting commodity today

“Trust” has become a commodity in short supply in an era marred by “fake news,” election meddling, and cyberattacks, writes Antony Cook, Associate General Counsel, Corporate External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Asia.

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SINGAPORE: Building a safer and better internet starts with us

Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore, calls for more civil and kinder online behavior so we can build a better and safer internet for everyone.

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AUSTRALIA: People, technology and trust complete the transformation equation

Steven Worrall, Managing Director at Microsoft Australia, says putting people first and technology second creates the foundation for ongoing innovation and transformation in business.

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AUSTRALIA: New cyber security service helps protect Australian democracy

Politicians, candidates, parties, and other organizations can now add a new critical layer of cyber protection for their online activities with Microsoft AccountGuard , explains Tom Daemen, Director Corporate, External and Legal Affairs at Microsoft Australia and New Zealand.

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INDIA: Project Sangam – Enabling skilling at scale for a better tomorrow

Global governments are facing shortages in skilled resources and levels of unemployment. And, people need to be skilled so they can become more marketable and employable, writes Anil Bhansali, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & AI, Microsoft India (R&D).

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International Women's Day in Hong KongHONG KONG: Create a technology future for women today and every day

The new generation of young women entering the workforce through to girls still at school need strong role models in STEM, writes Cally Chan, General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong and Macau.

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INDIA: Gender parity at work – Accelerate evolution and ignite revolution

Irrespective of which role we play in the organization, there is an urgent need for each of us to understand the impact of gender diversity at the workplace, writes Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

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APAC: Four lessons from Rosie Revere Engineer

Wendy Johnstone, General Manager, Marketing and Operations, Microsoft Asia Pacific, gleans some wisdom from one of her daughter’s favorite books, “Rosie Revere Engineer.”

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INDIA: You are here. This is the Age of Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is not just a product or a set of technologies. It means empowerment for every developer to innovate, every organization to redefine industries, and every individual to transform society, writes Anant Maheshwari, President, Microsoft India.

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HealthcareASIA: Cybersecurity needs to be at the heart of healthcare sector’s transformation

A patient’s safety and well-being is invariably tied to a healthcare organization’s ability to safeguard patient’s private and personal data, writes Keren Priyadarshini, Regional Business Lead, Worldwide Health, Microsoft Asia.

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Red Chinese lanternsAPAC: Driving better road safety with technology and artificial intelligence

During this Lunar New Year holiday season,  Alberto Granados – Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations at Microsoft Asia Pacific – looks at how can AI and other new technologies can help make our roads safer.

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