Tuesday, April 18 –
Free and open to the public
We live in the midst of the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” when technology is altering our current systems of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services at an unprecedented pace. At the heart of this revolution lies Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence. Both technologies are making possible unthinkable innovations in industries such as, biotech, health, education, government, etc. These technologies are creating tremendous opportunity worldwide, but up to 60% of the world’s citizens today remain excluded from the benefits of the digital economy.
How do we ensure that technology is used to solve the world’s pressing problems? On September 2015, a meeting of 193 world leaders led to a commitment to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as set forth by the United Nations (UN). Over the next 15 years, governments and organizations will be working together to end extreme poverty, address environmental degradation and climate change, and fight inequality and injustice.
What role can the private sector play? What role should public sector leaders play?
Join Wismar Medina to learn how can a leading tech company, which aspires to be a global leader in driving digital transformation to enable social and economic benefits for all, support the UN SDGs. Also hear how governments around the world are embracing the digital transformation to drive economic growth, social inclusion, environmental sustainability and compliance.
Medina, Industry Director – Local & Regional Government Worldwide Public Sector, oversees Microsoft’s global efforts to help local and regional governments accelerate a digital transformation and harness the potential of the cloud to reinvent productivity, create efficiencies, realize sustainable growth, and improve citizen engagement—empowering all to achieve more.