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About: William H. Gates, (Bill Gates) - Chairman and Chief Software Architect Microsoft Corporation
-----William (Bill) H. Gates is chairman and chief software architect of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. Microsoft had revenues of US$36.84 billion for the fiscal year ending June 2004, and employs more than 55,000 people in 85 countries and regions.
-----Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.
-----Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13
-----In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer, now Microsoft's chief executive officer. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer - the MITS Altair.
-----Top row: Steve Wood (left), Bob Wallace, Jim Lane. Middle row: Bob O'Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin. Bottom row: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. December 7, 1978.
-----In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates' foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry.
-----Under Gates' leadership, Microsoft's mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable for people to use computers. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its investment of approximately $6.2 billion on research and development in the 2005 fiscal year.
-----In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. The book was published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries. Business @ the Speed of Thought has received wide critical acclaim, and was listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com. Gates' previous book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, held the No. 1 spot on the New York Times' bestseller list for seven weeks.
-----Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.
-----In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates is interested in biotechnology. He sits on the board of ICOS, a company that specializes in protein-based and small-molecule therapeutics, and he is an investor in a number of other biotechnology companies. Gates also founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world's largest resources of visual information - a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe.
-----Philanthropy is also important to Gates. He and his wife, Melinda, have endowed a foundation with more than $27 billion (as of March 2004) to support philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning, with the hope that in the 21st century, advances in these critical areas will be available for all people. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed more than $3.2 billion to organizations working in global health; more than $2 billion to improve learning opportunities, including the Gates Library Initiative to bring computers, Internet Access and training to public libraries in low-income communities in the United States and Canada; more than $477 million to community projects in the Pacific Northwest; and more than $488 million to special projects and annual giving campaigns.
-----Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. They have three children. Gates is an avid reader, and enjoys playing golf and bridge.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to promote greater equity in four areas: global health, education, public libraries, and support for at-risk families in Washington state and Oregon. The Seattle-based foundation joins local, national, and international partners to ensure that advances in these areas reach those who need them most. The foundation is led by Bill Gates's father, William H. Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer.


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Gates Visit to China Highlights Cooperation with Government, Academia, Local Industry Partners

----- MICROSOFT - chairman Bill Gates began his fourth visit to China in three years, where he will open up computer classrooms in Chinese schools.
-----Although he is primarily there to open up the classrooms, he will also be trying to stir up some love for Microsoft &endash; competitors are acting very aggressively in the Chinese software market. The Chinese government has shown that it is willing to try out and incorporate a number of different software systems, including Windows arch-nemesis Linux.
-----Microsoft probably has reason to be worried. Chinese companies and its government are finding Linux more appealing by the day, as it's such a low-cost alternative. Linux isn't the only cause for concern, though &endash; Chinese "homegrown" software poses a major threat too.
-----Last weekend, Microsoft apparently signed a deal with Changhong to cooperate in the multimedia market. The <I>Taipei Times</I> reports that Chinese media reckons Microsoft will soon announce a global partnership with IT distributor and software company Digital China.
-----Microsoft reckons its Chinese branch is the most organised of its structures outside of the US, including joint ventures, research, support, and marketing facilities. Tim Chen, Microsoft vice-president and executive of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong operations allegedly told the <I>China Daily</I> "our core strategy is to implement a unified strategy, get rooted in China and grow with the local economy and software industry."

2004 / Bill Gates' charity wins $100 million China

SHANGHAI, Sept 4 (Reuters) - A charitable body set up by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates has won approval to invest $100 million in China's main stock and debt markets, regulators said on Saturday.
-----The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is only the 17th institution allowed to trade in China's $500 billion stock markets under a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII) programme, intended to attract big names on to fledgling bourses.
-----The State Administration of Foreign Exchange announced the foundation's quota -- the final obstacle to actual investment -- on its Web site (www.safe.gov.cn)
-----The philanthropic organisation set up by Gates and his wife, which paid out grants totalling $1.182 billion in 2003, has an endowment of about $27 billion, its Web site, www.gatesfoundation.org, said.
-----It supports the global fight against AIDS, malaria and other diseases, among other things.
-----Launched in 2002, QFII offers foreign investors the option of riding Chinese corporate growth by buying directly into a wide range of mainland-listed companies.
-----Before QFII, foreign investors were confined to the tiny, moribund hard-currency B-share markets and barred from the main, yuan-denominated A-share markets.
-----Chinese regulators have granted approval for 16 other firms, including Credit Suisse First Bosto, to trade A-shares in more than 1,300 companies, as well as Treasuries and corporate bonds.
-----So far, 15 foreign investors are known to have won quotas to invest up to $1.95 billion collectively, including Merrill Lynch
-----Beijing hopes that more foreign institutional investors would stabilise notoriously speculative markets, and bring expertise to the country's unruly securities and asset management sectors.///

Related:Chinese premier emphasizes int'l cooperation on software development Customer needs are vital to Microsoft, says Bill Gates Bill Gates in Asia to promote Windows systemGates may join bloggers Gates to fund technology centres in Australia Bill Gates to visit China Bill Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., addresses the opening ceremony of China International Service Industries Convention& Expo in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 30, 2004.(Xinhua Photo)
-----2003 BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2003 -</b> Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates today concluded a two-day visit to China during which the company, agencies of the Chinese government and local technology leaders agreed on several initiatives that will reinforce Microsoft's long-term commitment to the region and to support of the Chinese software industry.
----- "Microsoft is very pleased to be partnering with the Chinese government and industry to develop its software industry," said Gates. "Building on a strong base of talent and skills in its software sector, the momentum of Chinese enterprises in the use of information technologies, and strong government support, China has great potential to realize its potential as a global leader in software."
-----During his stay, Gates met with Chinese President Jiang Zemin and announced the Chinese government's participation in Microsoft's Government Security Program, which provides national governments with access to Windows source code and technical information they need to be confident in the security of the Windows platform.
----- Microsoft and the Beijing municipal government also signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which the two organizations agreed to work with local software companies for the development and servicing of these e-government solutions and training of software professionals.
----- Gates announced strategic partnerships with several Chinese enterprise customers, including Xi Ji Group, The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Petro China and China United Telecommuncations Corp. (China Unicom). He also met with local partners, developers, and members of the academic community during the visit.

Government Security Program, MOU Agreements
Signal Microsoft's Long-Term Commitment

-----China joined Russia, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United Kingdom yesterday when it became the fourth government organization to sign on to Microsoft's Government Security Program (GSP), which gives governments access to Windows source code and technical information. Representing the China government, the China Information Technology Security Certification Center (CNITSEC) signed an agreement with Microsoft at the State Development & Planning Commission (SDPC) office to participate in the new GSP. Wang Chunzheng, Vice Chairman of the SDPC presided over the signing ceremony. Gates briefed Chinese President Jiang Zemin on the GSP agreement during today's reception of Gates by the President.
----- The Government Security Program is tailored to the specialized security requirements of governments. The program is a no-fee initiative that provides program participants the ability to review Windows source code using a smart-card-based secure online access and subject to certain license restrictions.
-----"It's part of the commitment to make sure that governments and industry are working together in the best possible way," said Gates.
-----Microsoft is in discussions with more than 30 countries, territories and organizations regarding their interest in the program.
-----Microsoft also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Beijing Municipal Government, represented by Beijing Municipal Committee of Science and Technology, to work together on local software training and the development of e-government solutions. The agreement included Microsoft's commitment to provide US$2.2 million over the next five years to establish an additional Microsoft technology facility in Beijing. This is the first Microsoft Lab in China solely dedicated to supporting technical innovation for China's PC and device manufactures.

China Corporations, Industry Partners Building Solutions on .NET
-----Gates met with enterprise customers - the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Petro China, China United Telecommunications Corp., and Xi Ji Group - during his visit. Gates and the respective company leaders announced plans to work together to help the companies use Microsoft's .NET technology to expand their mission-critical infrastructure.
-----Gates also gave a keynote at an Independent Software Vendors (ISV) Summit in Beijing. Over 600 ISVs attended and heard Gates share Microsoft's vision on .NET technologies, as well as recent Trustworthy Computing efforts to improve security in Microsoft products, and the pending launch of Windows Server 2003. Gates emphasized Microsoft's commitment to supporting the ISVs in their efforts to develop reliable IT solutions for enterprise customers and China's e-government initiative. The summit included demonstrations of .NET-based solutions from several local partners.

China's Academia Show off Innovative .NET Solutions
-----Gates addressed leaders of the academic, student and developer communities about the future of computing during the Next Generation Technology Forum, a conference attended by 2,000 developers and 6,000 students. During the talk, Gates presented awards to the winning teams of the Asia Student .NET competition. The winning team was from Singapore, and the three other finalists were from Taiwan, the People's Republic of China and India.
----- Now in its second year, the competition provides an opportunity for local students who are passionate about computer science to showcase their innovations and programming skills developing XML Web Services using Visual Studio .NET. This year's competition attracted about 15,000 students who participated through almost 3,000 teams, representing eleven Asia Pacific countries and territories. Students from all four winning teams will be hosted by Microsoft to attend the upcoming Microsoft TechEd Conference in Barcelona, and they will be able to participate to the first Worldwide Student .NET Competition.
----- Gates also spoke to 100 deans and other academics from prominent Chinese universities at the Dean's Summit held in Beijing and organized by Microsoft Research Asia and the Ministry of Education. Gates discussed the opportunities Microsoft has to work with China's academia to develop ground-breaking research and world-class IT talent.
-----Microsoft opened its first offices in China in 1992. The MSR Asia research facility opened in Beijing in 1998, and now employs about 120 full-time research staff and over 200 visiting scientists and students from China and around the world. Opened in 1995, the Microsoft China R&D Center in Beijing employs more than 150 employees; it is one of the largest foreign-owned software R&D centers in China. The Microsoft Global Technical Support Center in Shanghai employs over 400 persons to support customers worldwide.
----- Microsoft Community Affairs has also been active in China, working with local government agencies, schools and non-profit organizations. In 1999, they helped start the IT Training for Laid-off Workers program. After finding initial success through an early trial program in Dalian, the program has since expanded to three other cities - Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Shanghai in cooperation with local governments. In just over two years, the programs have trained over 600 unemployed workers, and nearly 80 percent have since found new positions in the IT industry.

Contact For
Gates Foundation Awards Libraries in Denmark and China for Providing Free Information Technology to Underserved Communities

Roger Nyhus 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
Phone: 206.709.3400 
Email: media@gatesfoundation.org 

Alice Bishop
Council on Library and Information Resources
Phone: 202.939.4763
Email: abishop@clir.org
----- The China Evergreen Rural Library Service Center is addressing the tremendous need for access to information resources in three of China's western and one of its northern provinces, where poverty and illiteracy abound. Evergreen works with public high schools to develop and computerize library collections, create computer labs that are open to the entire community, and offer training workshops to students, teachers, librarians and the public. Residents in rural China typically do not have access to such facilities.
----- "Much of rural China is without any access to information technology. We work with local officials to help public schools become technology centers for the entire community," said Dunzhi Liu, director of the China Evergreen Rural Library Service Center. "With this award, we plan to help more high school libraries create computer labs and allow libraries to share resources and information. We also hope to leverage the award to obtain increased support from local communities and the Ministry of Education."

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