On June 26th, 2018 a group from Microsoft visited Ciudad Juárez to learn about the work being done by Technology HUB and Fundación Axcel supporting education in the region. Additionally, they learned more about possible synergies with the civic sector to implement the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) program, helping high schools build and grow sustainable computer science programs.

The meeting took place at the Technology HUB facilities and was attended by several people from Microsoft, Fundación Axcel, The Hub of Human Innovation, The Borderplex Alliance, and Technology HUB:

- Armida Sánchez, ‎Senior Corporate Affairs Manager at ‎Microsoft

- Mike Egan, Global TechSpark Director at Microsoft

- Jonathan J. Childress, Community Engagement Manager at Microsoft

- Oscar Raúl Ortega, Technology for Social Impact Regional Coordinator at Microsoft Philanthropies

- Lydia Nesbitt-Arronte, Vice President Education & Workforce, Binational Relations at The Borderplex Alliance

- Karin Rios, Intern at The Borderplex Alliance

- Carlos Martínez-Vela, President & CEO of The Hub of Human Innovation

- Nancy Estrada, Executive Director at Fundación Axcel

- Ricardo Mora, CEO at Technology HUB

Microsoft team having fun on the Tech HUB Juárez slide

In the spirit of promoting education in technology, Microsoft has officially become the first sponsor for RESET 2018; the largest binational entrepreneurial event in the metropolitan region along the U.S./Mexico border, organized by Technology HUB, Black Labs, Fundación Axcel and Transtelco. This event will take place on November 14th at Technology HUB in Ciudad Juárez and November 15th on the UTEP campus (The University of Texas at El Paso).

We want to thank The Borderplex Alliance for making the meeting with Microsoft possible. Together we can make a difference and become key drivers in our region’s innovation economy through the power of education.