Managing Workforce Evolution in a Time of Technology-Driven Change

Brad Smith, Microsoft and Gideon Lichfield, MIT Technology Review

Microsoft's Brad Smith on the path to AI adoption at Microsoft, and the company's current focus on expanding the economic benefits of AI to a broader base of the population.

Brad Smith, President, Microsoft

Brad Smith is responsible for Microsoft’s corporate, external, and legal affairs and oversees a team of more than 1,400 business, legal, and corporate professionals working in 55 countries. In this role, he leads the company’s work on a number of critical issues including cybersecurity, digital privacy, public policy and government affairs, intellectual property, accessibility, philanthropy, and environmental sustainability. As president, he has also spearheaded programs and initiatives aimed at increasing economic development and opportunity and to ensuring that all of society benefits from technology’s advances.

Gideon Lichfield, Editor in Chief, MIT Technology Review

Gideon Lichfield has been the editor-in-chief of MIT Technology Review since December 2017. He spent 16 years at The Economist, first as a science and technology writer and then in postings to Mexico City, Moscow, Jerusalem, and New York City. In 2012 he left to become one of the founding editors of Quartz, a news outlet dedicated to covering the future of the global economy that is now widely recognized as one of the most innovative companies in digital media. Gideon has taught journalism at New York University and been a fellow at Data & Society, a research institute devoted to studying the social impacts of new technology. He grew up in the UK and studied physics and the philosophy of science.


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