Whether it is by inventing breakthrough medicines and vaccines that address critical areas of growing, global medical need; improving access to health care; protecting the environment; or engaging employees; Merck is committed to making the world a better place today and for generations to come. Merck and the Merck Foundation's support of NCWIT started with Counselors for Computing (C4C) in 2010 and continues with the national scale up of this critical program.
Microsoft is committed to reaching out to underserved communities and to developing long-term relationships with professional, educational, and non-profit organizations that serve those communities. Microsoft has been supporting NCWIT's work since 2004, making a significant contribution to the national computing educational pipeline (K-12 through post-secondary). Microsoft and Microsoft Research have supported many initiatives to increase women's participation in technology across the K-12 education pipeline and into the IT workforce. Its programmatic support includes the Academic Alliance Seed Fund, Aspirations in Computing, and TECHNOLOchicas.
Minnesota IT Services, led by the state’s Chief Information Officer, is the Information Technology agency for Minnesota’s executive branch, providing enterprise and local IT services to 80 agencies, boards and commissions. Our agency employs more than 2,200 people across 90 physical locations. Together, we build, maintain, and secure the State’s IT infrastructure, applications, projects and services. We set IT strategy, direction, policies and standards for enterprise IT leadership and planning. We also serve Minnesotans by connecting all 87 counties, 300 cities, and 200 public higher education campuses across the state on the MNET network. Through public-private partnerships, our team proactively protects the state’s information systems and the private data of 5.5 million Minnesotans. We are truly partners in performance.
Every moment, Motorola Solutions' innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people's lives. They make supply chains visible to retailers and entire power grids visible to utility workers. And they help companies deliver shipments at the moment they're promised. They do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices.