Last week, the Federal District Court approved Microsoft’s anti-trust settlement with the Department of Justice and State Attorneys’ General. The ruling marks a milestone in the technology industry and for Microsoft. In his first speaking engagement after the Court decision, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will present his views on the settlement, the industry, and Microsoft moving forward.
Ballmer will discuss Microsoft’s plans for the future, particularly where it plans to focus its innovation. He is also expected to outline the company’s future relationships with its customers, the government, and other players in the software and computer industries.
Ballmer will be introduced by Robert Litan of the Brookings Institution and Robert Hahn of AEI,
co-directors of the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies. They will briefly discuss the background and resolution of the anti-trust case and Microsoft’s pioneering developments in computer software.
This event will be webcast live.
“The 21st century has revalued these small geographies. That’s what the 21st century demands,” Katz said, noting that these days, “[w]e aren’t innovating in isolated business parks” in the suburbs.