Voices for Innovation (VFI) is a Microsoft supported community of technology professionals and everyday Americans who help advance technology, IT job growth, and businesses of all sizes. As empowered citizen advocates, we work together to shape public policies for our 21st century digital economy and society.
VFI's most engaged members form the organization’s Advisory Task Force. Our leaders hail from California, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington State, Washington DC, and many other states.
Members of the Task Force bring their diverse business perspective to discussion of tech public policies. Task Force members also serve as ambassadors for VFI to their local tech and broader business communities. Even before we formed the Task Force, these highly engaged VFI members have been active in supporting public policies that foster innovation and business growth. They have met with their federal and state legislators and visited the White House for a meeting with Administration officials. One Task Force member — Naomi Moneypenny — testified at a Senate hearing about the value of software patents. Several Task Force members participated in trips to China.