With billions of people around the world self-isolating at home, Facebook’s mission—to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together—has more meaning and power than ever before.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, I saw Facebook as an important part of connecting people who couldn’t meet in person. Now many are turning to Facebook as their primary way to connect with their loved ones and neighbors during this challenging period. From virtual birthday parties and weddings, safaris and museum visits, technology is helping people and businesses cope with a radical disruption to daily life.
Facebook’s mission is being put to the test, as are the missions of every technology company in the world. As the sales leader for the technology vertical at Facebook, I’m particularly proud of how the technology industry is pushing its platforms and resources even farther—and putting competitive impulses aside—to find solutions to a global challenge of unprecedented scope, together.