RIDE building community relationships with Jerome Monroe and Microsoft

RIDE building community relationships with Jerome Monroe and Microsoft
Jerome Monroe, MicroSoft Lenox, thought leader, community development specialist (Photo credit: Microsoft)

Jerome Monroe, community development specialist for the Microsoft Lenox store in Atlanta has one job: “Build relationships with local community groups such as schools, Chamber of Commerce small businesses, and charitable organizations.”

When rolling out created the RIDE conference, it made perfect sense to include one of the leading forces in technology. Rolling out identified a need and opportunity to highlight technology in a cool way for multicultural millennials and professionals.

Monroe will speak about the current direction technology careers and how valuable it is to educate our community about innovative and digital advancement. Here is a sample of what we will be talking about during the RIDE conference.

As community development specialist for Microsoft in Atlanta, how important is your role to the store and community?
Building relationships with local community groups such as schools, the Chamber of Commerce, local chapters of charitable organizations and small businesses, are some of the ways we build fans in the community.  Bringing awareness to our store where we offer technical services, technology advisory, gaming leagues, events and free workshops are just some of the reasons Microsoft Lenox is a great place to hang out.

As a participating partner with rolling out’s RIDE conference, how important is it to have a conference with forward-thinking, thought-leader innovators and entrepreneurs?
Power and productivity is what all innovators and entrepreneurs depend on. Microsoft has the most productive software to help power and organize businesses and our Surface lineup showcases our lane in innovation.

What are points participants can utilize through Microsoft technology?

The power of touch. Use your laptop like a tablet. You can get a smooth, touch-first experience on your 2-in-1 or touchscreen laptop.  Onscreen features adapt for easy navigation and apps scale smoothly from the smallest to the largest displays.

-The power of the pen. The New Surface Pen is better than ever, with precision ink on one end and a rubber eraser on the other — plus tilt for shading (new Surface Pro), greater sensitivity, and virtually no lag.

-The power of the dial. Everyday tasks can be simplified with the Surface Dial. Thanks to its integration into many Microsoft apps, changing the volume of your device, scrolling through a document, or zooming into a picture is as easy as turning the dial.

What advice can you give young professionals aspiring to enter technology?
Do it. You don’t want to be that person that said, “I wish I would have got more involved in technology” or “I wish I knew how to code.” There are too many ways to get access or get free training on anything technical. Microsoft Stores are one of those resources with so many classes that are offered for free. Get involved and do it,

It is not too late to register for the RIDE Conference today. Hear other speakers present such as Ryan Leslie, Adrian Franks, Dr. Jackie, Steve Canal, and John Singleton. For tickets visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ride-conference-tickets-37620960305

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