Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and President Brad Smith have kicked off their four-day visit to Europe to showcase customers’ digital transformation, announce cloud investments, and discuss cloud policy. The tour will include stops in Dublin, Paris, Berlin, and London, during which time the two leaders will meet with European customers, partners, developers, and government leaders.
At Dublin today, Satya Nadella and Brad Smith highlighted the importance of democratizing cloud computing and urged tech companies, the community, and governments to work together to achieve this.
During his keynote, Nadella announced the release of a new book titled ‘A Cloud for Global Good.’ The book details 78 public policy recommendations in 15 categories to help make cloud technologies more ‘trusted, responsible, and inclusive’.
Cloud computing has the potential to solve some of our world’s most challenging issues, but, as with all technological advancements, it raises important questions for society. We must work together to build a cloud for global good. Our hope is that the ideas shared in this book will help move technology forward while ensuring no one is left behind.
– Brad Smith, President & Chief Legal Officer, Microsoft
The book includes topics like “next-generation skills, enhancing security and privacy in the digital age, environmental sustainability, keeping communities safe, and securing a bright future for children.”
Find out more on ‘A Cloud for Global Good’ at microsoft.com/cloudforgood.Further reading: Brad Smith, Cloud Computing, Satya Nadella