Lisbon – July 23th 2021 – Microsoft recently announced, during its global partner conference "Inspire 2021", the Microsoft Partner Alliance in Portugal. The initiative aims to ensure that everyone has the right skills and opportunities to continue to create diverse environments, prioritise sustainability in business decisions and develop responsible and ethical technologies.
Syone, 27 partners and more than 20,000 people have already joined this initiative.
The Pillars governing this initiative are in line with the strategy and values of Microsoft and its partner ecosystem:
Create awareness for digital skills initiatives to support Portugal, preparing for future challenges and taking advantage of opportunities by empowering partners with new skills and promoting initiatives with organisations.
Adopt diverse perspectives, continuous learning and agile responsiveness as technology develops, putting people first. For Artificial Intelligence to be developed and implemented responsibly, partners are offered Microsoft AI design principles.
Improve the diversity of the technology workforce in Portugal and inclusion by building and implementing accessible solutions that empower all people. Adoption of inclusive recruitment and promotion processes, practices and the fight against racial inequality are some of the principles valued.
Technology has the power to help protect our planet and Microsoft is supporting its partners and customers to reduce their carbon footprint in line with its global commitments - to be carbon negative by 2030, as well as removing all the carbon it has emitted since 1975, and participation in the $10 billion Climate Innovation Fund.
Syone is currently working on some initiatives in these 4 pillars. So stay tuned as we will be posting news about it!