Microsoft president’s book tour coming to Appleton

Posted on Oct 4, 2019 :: Insight on Business, Web Exclusive
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Microsoft President Brad Smith is visiting Appleton on Oct. 18 as part of his “Tools and Weapons: The Promise and Peril of the Digital Age” book tour.

Smith is speaking at 9 a.m. on Oct. 18 at Lawrence University’s Stansbury Theater. Admission is free, but seating is limited to 450 people.

A Wisconsin native, Smith is a graduate of Appleton West High School.

As president of Microsoft, Smith leads more than 1,400 professionals in 56 countries and spearheads the company’s work on critical issues involving the intersection of technology and society. His latest book looks at the digital age and how technology serves humanity rather than being weaponized to inflict harm.

Microsoft and the Green Bay Packers are partners in TitletownTech in Green Bay and the company’s TEALS program, which pairs IT professionals with educators to teach computer science classes, is active in high schools in both Brown and Outagamie counties.

People can go to https://lawrence.alumniq.com/index.cfm/events:register/home/eventId/101 to register for Smith’s presentation.