Microsoft Inspire Session Spotlight: Social impact

NOTE: We hope you enjoyed Microsoft Inspire. The top session links below will direct you to on-demand videos of each session.

Are you looking to grow your business and give something back to society in the process? We have several sessions at Microsoft Inspire to help you reach new customers, drive social impact, and expand your practice.

We’re the Microsoft Tech for Social Impact team, and we’ve curated a list of the social impact sessions at Microsoft Inspire. We’d love to talk with you at Inspire – connect with us at our Tech for Social Impact booth in the Community Zone, located in The Hub at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

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Here are the top social impact sessions at Microsoft Inspire 2019.

Top social impact sessions

I-PWM143 – Do well by doing good: Empower nonprofits to deliver social impact

How can you help drive social impact through technology? In this session, you’ll find out how to:

  • Learn about the market and business opportunities in the nonprofit sector.
  • Leverage offers and resources from Tech for Social Impact to help grow your business.
  • Hear from successful partners whose technology solutions empower nonprofits to fulfill their missions.

This session is on Tuesday, July 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. led by Microsoft’s Jean-Philippe Courtois, Executive Vice President, and President Microsoft Global Sales, Marketing and Operations, and Justin Spelhaug, General Manager, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact.

I-PWM128 – Driving social impact with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Nonprofit Accelerator

Learn about the next stage of the Dynamics Nonprofit Accelerator and the Common Data Model. Our partner panelists from Mission CRM, Avanade, Threshold, and Blackbaud will share their experiences developing solutions for nonprofits, and why this is a critical investment for the sector. Erik Arnold, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact, and Erin Burchfield, Partner Lead, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact will lead this session and moderate a partner panel on Tuesday, July 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

I-PWM231H – Build a cloud services business for nonprofits

Microsoft presenter Erin Burchfield, Partner Lead, Microsoft Tech for Social Impact will walk through how to take advantage of nonprofit-industry specific offers and tools through Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program. You’ll also learn about customer onboarding resources to help you deliver solutions that drive social impact. This session is on Tuesday, July 16, from 4:30 to 4:50 p.m.

I-PWM254H – AI Lab challenge: AI for Good stories

Explore AI innovation through a collection of AI projects including drone rescue, intelligent robotics, and Cognitive Search. We’ll look at the winners from the AI Lab Developer Challenge and dive into the latest experiments for detecting clean water, identifying poses from images, and ensuring image detection safety. Siddhartha Chaturvedi, Sr Product Marketing Manager, AI, will lead the session.

IAMCP US Rudy Rodriguez STEM Scholarship Raffle

The US chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Partners (IAMCP) supports the need for more STEM-educated workers through the Rudy Rodriguez STEM Scholarship program. You can support the scholarship program by buying tickets for the IAMCP 2019 Inspire Raffle, with prizes including two all-access passes to Microsoft Inspire 2020, a Microsoft Surface Go, an Xbox One, and more. Be sure to stop by the IAMCP booth in the Community Zone in The Hub to learn more about IAMCP and their commitment to serving the community.

We’re excited to see you at Microsoft Inspire. Be sure to follow #TechForGood and @MSFTNonprofits on Twitter – we’ll be sharing updates from the conference!

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