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How COVID Accelerated Digital Transformation at Aflac

Rich Gilbert, chief digital information officer, on how COVID-19 is allowing IT at the insurer to move full steam ahead on its innovation roadmap.
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Before COVID-19 became a reality, Aflac, the $23 billion insurance company, had embarked on a digital transformation. Launched in early 2019, “One Digital Aflac” would use technology to make it easier for customers to buy insurance, for the sales teams to sell into the marketplace, and for employees to deliver. “We built a whole portfolio around looking at our business from the customer lens,” says Rich Gilbert, senior vice president and chief digital information officer, who joined Aflac in January of last year. 

Microseismic Technology for Tailings Dams Monitoring

Monitoring the structural stability of tailings dams and identifying parameters that may cause failure
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Tetra Tech Geologists, Camilla Rodrigues and Lorena Oliveira, discuss the microseismic technology we developed to help assess and mitigate risks for tailings dams.

This article originally ran in International Water Power & Dam Construction magazine.

HP Inc. and The LAGRANT Foundation Launch Technology + Social Innovation Program to Increase Diversity in Communications

Inaugural program focuses on creating career opportunities for diverse communications talent; Builds on HP’s broader efforts including ongoing program with Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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News highlights:

  • HP is partnering with The LAGRANT Foundation to launch a three-year program to support early-career professionals in journalism, communications and digital content creation.
  • Participants will gain practical experience and mentorship working with HP’s global team to become versed in strategic communications, employee engagement and social impact programs.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to take business communications courses on HP LIFE, a global online program providing business and IT leadership skills.
  • HP will amplify the program by extending it to its network of PR agency partners. 
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News highlights:

  • HP is partnering with The LAGRANT Foundation to launch a three-year program to support early-career professionals in journalism, communications and digital content creation.
  • Participants will gain practical experience and mentorship working with HP’s global team to become versed in strategic communications, employee engagement and social impact programs.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to take business communications courses on HP LIFE, a global online program providing business and IT leadership skills.
  • HP will amplify the program by extending it to its network of PR agency partners. 

Tork Releases App In North America, Teaching Hand Hygiene To Young Children To Form Good Hygiene Habits At An Early Age

Heading into the cold and flu season, the app introduces pre-school and kindergarten-aged children to the importance of hygiene through a digital handwashing adventure available on smartphones and tablets
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STEM Careers Coalition to Celebrate Manufacturing Day October 2nd

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SILVER SPRING, Md., October 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Members of the STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders and anchored in schools by Discovery Education – are helping educators nationwide imbue today’s students with spirit of innovation during Manufacturing (MFG) Day

Get the Full Picture: The Challenges of Sustainable Food Packaging

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Tetra Pak is on a journey to deliver the world's most sustainable food package. Learn why they aim to create packaging soley from plant-based materials that are fully renewable, fully recyclable and carbon neutral in this video.

CRB's SlateXpace™ Gives Cell and Gene Therapy Clients New Flexibility, Control Over Manufacturing Needs To Support Highly Complex Product Pipelines

CRB, a leader in the design and construction of biotech manufacturing facilities, creates SlateXpace – a multimodal facility solution that delivers unmatched industry speed, flexibility and adaptability for the advanced therapy market
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SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Emerging health threats, uncured diseases and the need to deliver critical therapies to patients are driving biotech companies to search for ways to build flexibility into their complex product pipelines and deliver projects in record time. Today, a pioneering multi-modality manufacturing solution addresses that challenge: SlateXpace™.

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Black & Veatch Joins Center for Hydrogen Safety to Help Accelerate Adoption of Low-Carbon Energy Source

With decarbonization a growing imperative, E&C industry leader is committed to advancing safe handling and use
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Hydrogen applications are emerging as a low-carbon breakthrough that will transform the power generation market amidst the rapidly changing energy landscape. As a leader in innovative infrastructure solutions, Black & Veatch announces it has joined the Center for Hydrogen Safety (CHS), a global nonprofit that supports and promotes the safe handling and use of hydrogen across industrial and consumer applications.

NEXT Coalition chooses first pilot efforts in 'Construction Safety Challenge'

Group adds new partner firms, issues renewed call for innovations to combat COVID-19 on work sites
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Three months since banding together to promote and share work-site safety best practices, the NEXT Coalition -- an industry collaboration among leading critical infrastructure and construction companies – has chosen five pilot projects meant to protect crews against challenges posed by COVID-19.

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