Rethinking Computing

A Public Lecture by Craig Mundie
November 16, 2009, Hong Kong

Craig MundieCraig Mundie, Microsoft chief research and strategy officer, delivered this special presentation in November 2009. He talked about technologies that can change how we interact with the world, and the opportunities that computing offers to all academic disciplines. Mundie also showcased a number of advanced technologies and was available to take questions from the audience.
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Event Details 

  • Date: Monday, November 16, 2009
  • Time: 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
  • Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

About Craig Mundie

As chief research and strategy officer of Microsoft Corporation, reporting to CEO Steve Ballmer, Craig Mundie oversees one of the world's largest computer-science research organizations, and is responsible for Microsoft's long-term technology strategy. Mundie also directs the company's fast-growing healthcare-solutions business, along with a number of technology incubations. He routinely works with government and business leaders around the world on technology policy, regulation, and standards.

Before his current role, Mundie served as Microsoft's chief technical officer for advanced strategies and policy, working with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates to develop the company's global strategies around technical, business and policy issues. Another long-standing focus for Mundie is privacy, security and cyber-security. He initiated Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing initiative, which has leveraged new software-development practices to significantly improve the security of the company's products.

For more than a decade, Mundie has also served as Microsoft's principal technology-policy liaison to the U.S. and foreign governments, with an emphasis on China, India, and Russia. He serves on the U.S. National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and the Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, and in April 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

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