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April 18, 2023 11:00am
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April 18, 2023 12:00pm
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Member Webinar: Microsoft’s investments into OpenAI, and the announcements around CoPilot

Exclusive NetHope Member-only webinar.

Click the link below to access the recordings and resources for this webinar, and all NetHope Member-Only Webinars past and present.

Important resources from this webinar:

  • Learn more about Azure OpenAI including documentation, quickstarts, and API reference information
  • Register now for Microsoft’s Webinar: Demystifying Azure OpenAI and ChatGPT - Security, Privacy, and Custom Solutions
  • Sign up for our Azure News for Nonprofits newsletter

About this webinar

Chat-GPT has taken the world by storm and quickly democratized access to AI through a natural language-enabled, conversational, large learning model. In this webinar, Microsoft Philanthropies CTO, Erik Arnold, will review Microsoft's recent announcements about OpenAI and Copilot, and will cover specific investments his team is making. You will learn the different components of Copilot, Microsoft's responsible AI principles that guide this work, and see how this new technology can solve practical use cases specific to the nonprofit sector. You'll also have the opportunity to raise your hand to partner with Microsoft as they consider the impact of this new technology.

Erik Arnold

Global Chief Technology Officer for the Tech for Social Impact team
Microsoft Philanthropies

Simge Tokdemir

Senior Program Manager

Speaker Bios

Erik Arnold has a passion for applying technology solutions to the nonprofit sector and joined Microsoft in 2017 as the Global Chief Technology Officer for the Tech for Social Impact team in Microsoft Philanthropies. In this role, he leads the engineering product strategy for nonprofits and the United Nations. Erik also leads the Microsoft Philanthropies program for the company’s cloud software donation strategy, which provides over $1b in software and services to over 300k nonprofits each year. Prior to Microsoft, Erik served nine years as the Chief Information Officer at PATH, an international nonprofit focused on global health, and 15 years at a privately held Bill Gates startup. Erik is active in local, national, and international technology communities. He sits on the board of directors of Evergreen Goodwill Industries, Global Impact, Global Washington, and on the technology advisory boards for a variety of social impact organizations in both the public and private sectors. Connect with Eric on LinkedIn.

Simge Tokdemir is a passionate tech enthusiast and has spent much of her impressive career in the technology sector. She graduated from Computer Engineering and worked with several cross-functional technology teams before joining Microsoft as Senior Program Manager in 2021. Since then, she has been an integral part of the Microsoft Cloud for Nonprofit team, where she is responsible for executing the product strategy and ensuring its long-term success. Simge is committed to using technology for good and making a positive impact on the nonprofit industry.

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