Tony Bates

(Anthony J. "Tony" Bates)

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  • Born: April 29, 1967
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Former CEO Growth At Social Capital (venture Capital), Former President GoPro Inc, Former Executive Vice President For Business Development & Evangel

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Anthony J. "Tony" Bates is the former CEO of Growth at Social Capital. Previously, he held a number of technology based business roles including the former president of GoPro, and the former executive vice president of Microsoft responsible for business development, strategy and evangelism and former CEO of Skype.

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The amount of education, in the most basic sense of the word, I receive on a daily basis through Skype amazes me. The technology is one of the reasons I wanted to join Skype and am eager to get Skype into every classroom around the globe. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The education process is moving beyond the traditional classroom/lecture setting. More and more teachers are seeking tools and techniques to engage their classes and enrich their lessons. Video calling is one of these tools, as it removes barriers to communication and lets students move beyond the boundaries of their classrooms. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Microsoft is committed to the ubiquity of the Skype experience - communication across every device and every platform will remain a primary focus.
Every day at Skype, I am able to connect with employees from around the world and engage with them on a level that just is not possible through a conference call or email.
There's a shift to mobile apps; I'd like to see a more pervasive communications experience, and I think Skype can contribute to that.
Skype is kind of amazing - look at Skype in the classroom - those are things that can really excite your organization. That's what has been really great to me.
GoPro represents everything that excites me in a company - incredible products, compelling content, a world-renowned brand and, above all, amazing people who make it happen.
When you set a goal, it's a personal thing, and that goal should be very big, hairy and audacious.
With Skype video calling, teachers can provide their students with first-hand knowledge from experts around the world and with other classes who are studying the same subject halfway across the world. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
I do come from fairly humble beginnings.