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Quito, March 10, 2017

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MICROSOFT'S TECH FOR GOOD THE PLATFORM FOR ECUADORIAN PROJECTS IN FAVOR OF SOCIETY

* The “T4G” Day will be on April 5, 2017 at the Kruger Labs in Quito and on April 7, 2017 at UEES in Guayaquil, both starting at 8:30 am.

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* The FIDAL Foundation will present on technology for a positive social impact.

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* 90 NGOs are invited to #CambiemosElMundo TOGETHER

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On April 5 in Quito and on April 7 in Guayaquil Microsoft Ecuador held its “T4G” TECH FOR GOOD DAY, an exclusive space for foundations and non-governmental social development organizations. The meeting allows the exchange of experiences, the generation of strategic alliances and the empowerment of the management of these entities through technology with Microsoft and also fosters interaction with the country's priority projects.

This year the FIDAL Foundation, which is an organization with 18 years of experience and service, was in charge of exposing its experience using Microsoft Philanthropies technological tools. Since 2015, this organization saw in this alliance with Microsoft an opportunity to modernize and implement tools that allow them greater efficiency, mobility and innovation.

"This opportunity has allowed us to be more productive as an organization in our daily work, but also in the way we interact with our partners, allies and beneficiaries." Comments Andrea Pazmiño, Director of Projects of FIDAL.

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The company has worked with a large number of organizations, foundations, educational institutions or government agencies that share the common goal of offering communities better social and economic opportunities for their development through the use of technological tools. The Annual Meeting with NGOs allows attendees to explore the role of technology as a mechanism to achieve their social objectives, get closer to the successful experiences of other organizations and receive training in the use of Microsoft tools and technologies.

Juan Carlos Cisneros, Manager of Microsoft Ecuador, states: "Technology is a very versatile tool that allows developing great ideas, we are pleased that Microsoft programs are used to meet these objectives"

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Between Quito and Guayaquil, 180 NGOs have been invited and this invitation has been extended to civil society organizations throughout Ecuador. These organizations work in some areas such as: education, health, democracy, technology, rights, entrepreneurship, etc .; All have the interest of enhancing their work through the use of technology. #ChangeTheWorld TOGETHER

QUITO: Wednesday April 5, 8:30 am at the Kruger Labs facilities (Arízaga Luque N34-206 and Federico Páez, corner)

GUAYAQUIL: Friday, April 7, 8:30 am at the UEES facilities (Km 2.5 via La Puntilla, Samborondón)

YOUTH FUND: In March 2007, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Microsoft Corporation announced an agreement to jointly finance the Youth Development Program for Innovation and Social Action (Youth Fund). Its objective is to increase employment possibilities, emphasizing information and communication technology and the creation of human capital. The SES (Sustainability, Education, Solidarity) foundation is the organization responsible for its execution.

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Supported by initiatives like these, Microsoft Ecuador strengthens its commitment to the development of the country and confirms its interest in generating new and better opportunities for young people by enhancing their capacity and talent through technology.

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the world mobile-first, cloud-first, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Microsoft Ecuador

With a 23-year history in the country and supported by a network of 800 business partners who actively work in the development, implementation and commercialization of products and services with Microsoft technology, the company permanently contributes to technological innovation in the country and contributes through its solutions with its productivity and growth.