Featured GALLERY: From Vegas to London, Microsoft News kicks off 2020 February 4, 2020February 12, 2020 Dave Kane Events, innovation, technology Microsoft News is on the road year-round and around the world to talk about initiatives, share technology and partner on newsroom solutions. Two very different events jumpstarted 2020: CES with more than 100,000 descending upon Las Vegas and the inaugural Innovation Day, a Microsoft road show for publishing partners, held at the company’s first European retail store. Microsoft hosts its CES partner experience, focused on new products and services.Microsoft partners at CES experience new products hands-on, hosted in the Sands Expo.At CES, more than 40 meetings with Microsoft partners take advantage of the new “ad hoc” meeting space.At CES, Jamie Burgess of Microsoft News Labs explains IDA, the Insights and Discovery Accelerator built by Labs, to partners. Innovation Day at the Microsoft Store Oxford Circus, London starts off with Steve Lynas, Principal Group Customer Experience Manager @ MMEA.Reporters, editors and executives from more than 40 UK publications participated. Microsoft News Global GM Rob Bennett explains how Microsoft’s mission can help journalists. Microsoft News Global GM Rob Bennett talks about the causes that fulfill Microsoft’s global mission.Richard Tso, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, discusses the new Microsoft Edge browser, powered by the Chromium engine. Jamie Burgess of Microsoft News Labs explains the technology behind HoloLens 2, Microsoft’s wearable holographic computer.A close-up of HoloLens 2 which boasts an improved design. Participants interact with digital holograms using HoloLens 2.Dave Kane of Microsoft News Labs demonstrates IDA. Microsoft’s AI kiosk shows people which celebrity or dog they resemble as well as other example uses for AI.Microsoft’s AI kiosk demonstrates applications for object vision and object recognition. Microsoft News Labs Sr. Director Ben Rudolph explains how his team leverages Microsoft technology to solve problems faced by journalists and publishers.Jamie Burgess of Microsoft News Labs shares how the team worked with US publisher The Atlantic in using IDA to analyze their 160+ years of archives.Principal Lead Content Program Manager Stuart Duncan discusses Microsoft News solutions with attendees.