Bill Gates amongst icons honoured with ITU’s 150th Anniversary Award

In my chat with Houlin Zhao, newly appointed secretary general of the ITU, we discussed his vision for innovation and recognizing significant contributions. Bill Gates will be honoured by ITU as the ITU celebrates its 150th anniversary on Sunday, 17 May. The ITU is the United Nations agency governing and setting standards for ICT with…


AMD VP Roy Taylor talks about Windows 10, virtual reality, security, and the future

Windows 10 is in the news continually with impressive features like Cortana as your personal digital assistant founded on deep, machine learning where computers mimic the brain’s neural networks, which is a testimony of the rapid progression in AI. We see this as an idea in the movie “Her”, but it is increasingly becoming a…


Chat with Leslie Lamport ACM Turing Award Recipient in 2014 (Nobel Prize of Computing); World-Renowned Distinguished Researcher

* Bill Gates indicates “As a leader in defining many of the key concepts of distributed computing that enable today’s mission-critical computer systems, Leslie has done great things not just for the field of computer science, but also in helping make the world a safer place. Countless people around the world benefit from his work…


Check out the Imagine Cup Winners 2014

I have an earlier article leading up to the announcement of winners including interviews with developers, “Participate in the Imagine Cup and Achieve a Private Meeting with Bill Gates.” We now have our winners for 2014. You will notice that a few members of Team Sano, last year’s winners are back again this year (and…


Participate in the Imagine Cup and Achieve a Private Meeting with Bill Gates

There are multiple ways that students, professors, and schools can get involved, from building final prototypes in the main competition to pitching their ideas in smaller, online competitions. This year, one lucky team will get a private meeting with Bill Gates! “One Imagine Cup World Finalist team will be chosen for a private meeting with…


Bill Gates, Krysta Svore, Doug Burger, David Pennock on social and scientific advances-from prediction engines to quantum computing breakthroughs--Microsoft Research Faculty Summit to Be Streamed Live July 15

From the ACM Bulletin on this noteworthy event: ”Join us for a broadcast of the Microsoft Research Faculty Summit streamed live from Redmond on Monday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PDT (12:00 to 8:30 p.m. EDT). This free online event offers highlights, such as the opening and closing keynotes, streamed on location…


What most schools don't teach—a new “superpower”

Learn about a new "superpower" that isn’t being taught in in 90% of schools: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKIu9yen5nc Starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott, executive producers Hadi and Ali Partovi. http://www.Code.org


Ryan Storgaard, Award Winning Director of Technical Evangelism, Microsoft Canada

Ryan has a considerable history of success and incredible background to bring to the broad IT community and to his leadership roles. He rare accomplishments include the Microsoft Chairman’s Award and the Microsoft Circle of Excellence Award plus leading key initiatives. Have a good look at his amazing background below and then listen to the…


Bojan Nenadic, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Aspiring Microsoft Certified Master

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Bojan Nenadic, Microsoft Career Factor Idol Winner – The Aspiring Microsoft Certified Master. I was at TechEd in May in Atlanta Georgia and met with the Career Factor winners including offstage at the live…


Dr. Maria Klawe: President HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Speaker World CIO Forum, World-Renowned Computer Scientist

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview Dr. Maria Klawe: Distinguished, Celebrated, World-Renowned Computer Scientist, President of HMC, Board Director Microsoft Corp, Nominated to the Broadcom Board, Speaker at the World CIO Forum, Past President ACM, Past Chair Anita Borg Institute…