In the face of rapid technological change in computing, biotech, logistics, and communications, how can policy makers, nonprofits, and governments use technology to solve our greatest challenges? What role should the private sector play? What goals should we collectively be striving towards? How do we address extreme poverty, climate change, or inequality?

Wismar Medina, Microsoft’s Industry Lead for Local and Regional Government, presented a talk for our annual Dael L. Wolfe Lecture series about the roles of technology and government to serve the public good.