James Rooney is the senior program manager for Microsoft's Technology for Good program. As part of that he owns the company's relationships with strategic NGO partners, participates on the Microsoft Disaster Response team, and develops technology solutions that benefit NGOs and their constituents. He holds an MPA from the University of Washington and has founded and served on the board of a number of nonprofits. A 13-year veteran at Microsoft, he worked in the Microsoft Developers Network and Office International teams prior to joining the Citizenship and Public Affairs team.
As Director of Technology Services at Tech Impact, Linda Widdop manages all aspects of client relations including providing nonprofits with project plan and budget development, implementation oversight and resource allocation to projects. In addition, Linda works with local, regional and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology through speaking engagements. With recent advances in cloud computing, Linda is focusing on moving nonprofits to leverage cloud solutions to lower IT costs while gaining access to best of breed technology.
Linda is uniquely qualified to lead Tech Impact's technology services. She has been in the computer field since 1983, starting with assembling PCs. During these 20-plus years, she has worked in manufacturing, corporate and retail environments on her way to the non-profit world. She has trained thousands, and provided IT consulting and implementation services to hundreds, of individuals and organizations.