RNC names Microsoft 'official innovation provider'
In another effort to ensure top-notch technology at the Republican National Convention, organizers on Thursday announced that Microsoft will be the "official innovation provider" of the Aug 27-30 event.
That means the company will provide "a host of pioneering Microsoft solutions," including video communication technology through Skype and services through Microsoft Office programs.
"Technology is changing the way we plan and conduct conventions," said convention chief executive officer William Harris, who has helped manage three conventions. "We are working with Microsoft to identify new ways to improve the convention experience for not only attendees in Tampa, but interested individuals across the country."
-- Kim Wilmath, Times Staff Writer