Brown and Gates address Scottish government leaders forum

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Brown and Gates address Scottish government leaders forum

Antony Savvas

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and chancellor Gordon Brown are to take part in a Q&A at this week’s Microsoft Government Leaders Forum Europe, being held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh .

The conference, attended by government leaders and ministers from across Europe, started yesterday (Tuesday), and Brown and Gates will take part in proceedings today (Wednesday).

The conference coincides with this week’s launch of Windows Vista, and Brown may face questions as to what his attitude is to the new OS.

While prime minister Tony Blair is known as a technophobe, Brown will have the chance to convince attendees that he is more technology friendly.

The Scottish Parliament’s presiding officer George Reid MSP said he hoped for an “enlightening experience” at the conference, which is organised and sponsored by Microsoft.

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