I care about Chicago. I know about technology. And I work for a company that supports me in both. To ensure that Chicago can address our biggest civic challenges and empower everyone to benefit from the opportunities the changing economy provides, we must collaborate across sectors to foster innovative, people-centered solutions. I am the city lead for Chicago on the Microsoft Cities team. This team is committed to understanding local needs and opportunities, leveraging our resources, and working alongside civic leaders to forge cross-sector partnerships that drive collective action and sustainable impact. In addition to civic leaders, I work with government leaders, civic technologists, community organizers, activists, and anyone else who is thinking about how to bolster equity and opportunity in our great city.