Podcast #204

Purna Virji – Future Forward Freedom

As Microsoft’s Senior Manager of Global Engagement, Purna Virji travels the world explaining the present day practical uses of some of the world’s most advanced technology. A former award-winning journalist, theatrical stage manager, and communications specialist, Purna is adept at engaging audiences. Now with her vantage points on things like artificial intelligence, natural language processing, ad tech, chat bots, and Microsoft’s suite of technological capabilities, Purna brings brands and businesses into the future through conversation and ideation. In this episode, recorded live at INBOUND, Purna breaks down our psychological connections to technology, tricks she uses to keep audiences engaged, and her personal passions about her work.