2017 Presenting Sponsor
Microsoft is committed to helping the men and women of the U.S. armed forces make a successful transition to civilian careers in the technology industry. The marquis program of Microsoft Military Affairs is the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy (MSSA), a 16-week program that that prepares active duty U.S. service members with job skills to meet the IT industry’s high demand for software developers and testers, server and cloud administrators, and database and business intelligence administrators.
Beginning with one shopping center located in a suburb of Sydney, Australia – Westfield has grown to become one of the world’s largest and most influential creators of state-of-the-art retail destinations – playing a major role in changing the way the world shops. In the US, the company has launched a newWestfield Veterans Initiative providing direct career development assistance and entrepreneurial opportunities to military personnel, veterans, and their families. In addition, a number of Westfield’s shopping centers serve as official Old Glory Relay host locations that drive awareness for transitioning military families and bring our veterans and civilian communities together in a spirit of celebration and mutual understanding. Westfield employees have also supported Team RWB with functional expertise in design, merchandising, financial analysis, sales, technology, marketing, and logistics.