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Among his responsibilities, Dr. Badshah manages Microsoft Unlimited Potential (UP), a global program to promote digital inclusion and increased access to technology skills training in underserved communities.
Microsoft’s UP program is designed to help narrow the technology skills gap; aid global work-force development; and create social and economic opportunity by providing technology skills through community technology centers (CTCs). UP offers a comprehensive approach to broadening digital inclusion by bringing together critical components, including training grants, software donations, community learning curricula and a global support network called telecentre.org.
Largest RFP program in the IT Industry
7 RFPs in FY06 alone – provided academics > $4 million
Supporting programs – Faculty Summit, Ph.D. fellowships, New Faculty Awards, Ecosystem engagements
February 22-25, 2007
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