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JUN 18, 2020 | US

Virtual Event: A Wave of Disruption — A POLITICO Live Conversation with Microsoft President Brad Smith

June 18, 2020, 2 p.m. ET

Speaker: Victoria Espinel, President and CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance

The COVID-19 crisis and the nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd have created a watershed moment for the tech industry. From using data to help track, trace, and curb the spread of the virus to working remotely and using telehealth, technology is even more prevalent than before the pandemic. At the same time, questions remain about how tech companies are safeguarding privacy in their COVID-19 relief efforts. These issues are playing out as the U.S. deals with ongoing social justice protests, with many tech companies facing pressure to address racial inequities and a lack of diversity in their own ranks.

Join POLITICO technology reporter Cristiano Lima for a conversation with Microsoft President Brad Smith on Thursday, June 18 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT.  BSA's Victoria Espinel will give opening remarks for the event, which will feature a discussion on the tech sector’s role in pandemic relief and recovery efforts, whether COVID-19 is changing the relationship between Silicon Valley and Washington and how the industry is grappling with the recent mass protests for racial justice.

More Information: https://waveofdisruption.splashthat.com/

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SOBRE A BSA

A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.

Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

Riley McBride Smith

Telephone: 202-591-1125
E-mail: Riley@allisonpr.com

For Media Inquiries

E-mail: media@bsa.org

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org

CONTATOS DE MÍDIA

Christine Lynch

CONTACTO DE PRENSA

Anna Hughes

Telephone: 202-530-5177
E-mail: annah@bsa.org