Microsoft Corp. announced the winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup today, the company’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs from across the globe and a cornerstone of the Microsoft YouthSpark initiative. Teams from Asia Pacific brought home a record haul of four wins, with Team Eyenaemia of Australia crowned as the overall Imagine Cup World Champion.
Disasters can strike anywhere, anytime. Michael Thatcher, CTO for Public Sector, Asia, talks about using TV White Spaces, a ‘super Wi-Fi’ that can be deployed quickly and affordably in an emergency scenario.
There’s more to making a city safer than deploying more police officers. According to Microsoft’s Guy Ron, National Security & Public Safety Industry Manager of Asia, surveillance information enables city leaders to be more proactive and predictive. Introducing Future-Proofing Cities part 3 of 4.
In cities worldwide, a transformation is occurring, driven by the ability to pull insights from data. New research shows that government organizations worldwide stand to gain $206 billion in value over the next four years by connecting data streams, using new analytics tools, and delivering insights to more people.
“The Next Urban Decade: Critical Challenges & Opportunities“ plenary discussion at World Cities Summit earlier this month focused on the current and future development of cities. Microsoft Corporate Vice President Worldwide Public Sector, shares her insight in this latest blog post, into how city leaders can overcome these challenge by taking a people-first approach to innovation that empowers citizens, businesses and governments.
At the Cities and Big Data Summit, Microsoft’s Vice President of Asia Public Sector Stefan Sjöström led a discussion around data analytics, and shared how the role of a ‘data alchemist’ could help governments better enjoy the benefits of Big Data. Kelly Ng reports.
Technology has long been a male-dominated industry. While the scale has tipped slightly – 27 percent of IT professionals today are women – there is more to be done to bridge the gender gap. Clair Deevy, Microsoft’s Citizenship Lead for Asia Pacific, explains why government, education and community leaders should inspire more young women to enter the IT field – and how.
Keshav Dhakad, Regional Director of Intellectual Property and Digital Crimes Unit, shares how Microsoft’s decades of experience in successfully protecting its customers from cybercriminals has enabled it to retain the advantage in the fight against cybercrime.
Financial institutions and private sectors are subjected to strict regulatory standards, yet they are expected to deliver quality services to customers. Learn how to choose the right cloud that best serve the interests of your customers and yourself.
Microsoft works with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to strengthen the potential of the local business community through training on emerging ICT platforms and systems. This article showcases Microsoft’s support for Vietnam’s vision for economic growth through IT advancement.
Using TV White Spaces, Microsoft and the Philippines government establish Internet connectivity in rural fisherfolk communities, allowing citizens access to services as well as playing a vital role in disaster recovery efforts.
At World Cities Summit, Microsoft reveals how the use of innovative technology is changing the way cities are tackling urbanization challenges and transforming the lives for their citizens. Microsoft CityNext believes a people-first approach is the key to future-proofing cities.