Future Decoded 2017: day two – as it happened

HoloLens rolled out to additional 29 countries, taking total to 39; hardhat accessories also in production Day two of Future Decoded gets under way at the Excel in London Speakers include Lorraine Bardeen, from Windows and HoloLens, Microsoft UK CEO Cindy Rose and former footballer Gary Neville Future Decoded: day … Read more »

Microsoft reinforces AI vision at London event

Harry Shum, Executive Vice President, Artificial Intelligence and Research Group, Microsoft

Microsoft’s vision for AI (artificial intelligence) is about people. It’s about amplifying human ingenuity through intelligent technology that will reason with, understand and interact with people and, together with people, help us solve some of society’s most fundamental challenges. This was the message shared earlier today at an event in … Read more »

Microsoft at London Tech Week: in pictures

London Tech Week featured conferences, showcases and forums aimed at helping startups, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts, students and companies. Microsoft was a headline partner of the event, which featured speakers such as Cindy Rose, the company’s UK CEO, and Ben Medlock, the founder of SwiftKey. Here’s what happened:   … Read more »

Digital transformation just got a lot easier for financial firms

Financial companies that want to digitally transform how they work can now use artificial intelligence and machine learning to oversee and accurately measure the change. London-based GainX has teamed up with Microsoft to offer a platform that allows executives at banks and other financial firms to monitor innovation plans, investment, … Read more »

Who has won Apprentice of Year 2016?

This week, Microsoft’s annual Apprenticeship of the Year competition has crowned 20 year old Lucy Muldoon, who works at Nomura Holdings in London, as overall winner for 2016. Beating 114 other hopefuls to take the top spot, Lucy entered the competition in the ‘Apprentice in Support role’ category, which she … Read more »

60 Seconds with… Lift London chief Lee Schuneman

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Name: Lee Schuneman Role: Studio Head of Lift London Age: 46 Lives: Hampstead, London Family: Wife and three children – one son and two daughters Pets: None Hobbies: BAFTA committee member and chair of Breakthrough Brits, movies (Japanese animation and Disney), music (I use an app to make music while … Read more »

Pride 2016: Microsoft staff join a million people in London

Microsoft revealed its biggest ever turnout at a record-breaking Pride Festival in London. More than a million people watched 40,000 people take part in the parade on June 25, and 150 Microsoft staff joined them. Under the motto of “be yourself with a smile”, GLEAM – Microsoft’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender … Read more »

Pride 2016: changing what it means to be LGBT

Microsoft at Pride

On June 25, Microsoft will join 250 other companies to celebrate the 44th annual Pride in London festival. The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) event first started as a parade in 1972 to take a stance against discrimination and violence towards people who were LGBT and to mark the … Read more »

Pride 2016: Microsoft’s biggest ever turnout

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Microsoft revealed its biggest ever turnout at this year’s Pride Festival in London at the weekend. Almost 300 groups from across the country took part in the parade on June 25, and hundreds of Microsoft staff joined them. Under the motto of “be yourself with a smile”, GLEAM – Microsoft’s … Read more »