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Arrow Electronics Asia-Pacific Offices Host 20 Charity Events in Eight Countries

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics employees in the Asia-Pacific region made a significant contribution to the company’s global corporate sociality responsibility efforts in 2019, hosting 20 charity events in eight countries. The events supported a wide range of organizations, while providing employees with opportunities to give back.

Activities by employees stretched across the region, spanning 6,000 miles from Bangalore, India to Sydney, Australia. 

MIT Hyperloop Team Named 2020 Edison Awards Winner

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A team of MIT students has captured the 2020 Edison Gold Award for its Hyperloop II electric hovercraft. The team was named the top entry in the category of Transportation/NextGen Logistics. Arrow Electronics provided engineering mentorship, components sourcing and logistics support as part of its team sponsorship. 

Graphics Printers Mobilize Globally to Support Public Health

PSPs in the US, China, UK, France, and Spain are just a few adapting production lines overnight to make a difference to their local communities
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 1, 2020 – HP Inc.’s print service providers (PSPs) are mobilizing industrial facilities worldwide to deliver print products and help in the global effort to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Many PSPs are working with limited staff to adhere to health regulations, while retooling production lines to support the effort. 
 

How Aflac Found a Duck’s Purpose

Aflac put its duck mascot to work as a companion robot for kids with cancer—and animated the company’s brand purpose along the way.
Article

The Aflac Duck has been squawking, waddling, and shaking its feathers loose in commercials for years, making a household name for itself and for the Aflac brand. Meanwhile, the supplemental insurance provider has been quietly donating millions of dollars to support kids with cancer and fund pediatric cancer research.

Fifth Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference -- Registration Now Open

Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations. 

Sustainability Trends in 3D Printing You Need to Know

Defining the 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Agenda in 2020
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif. /3BL Media/— HP released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020. Informed by extensive interviews with a team of experts, this year’s research identifies top trends that will have a major impact on advancing Industry 4.0 such as the need for more sustainable production, how automation will transform the factory floor, and the rise of data and software as the backbone of digital manufacturing.

Will Automation Level the Playing Field for Women in Manufacturing and Tech?

With automation and AI on the rise, companies who reskill their workforce can open doors for women across many industries.
Blog

By Veronica Lara 

Maggie Warren, a process technician at the fiber optic cable manufacturer AFL Global, can see the future. She’s responsible for buying and maintaining the manufacturing parts and equipment her company uses, and she knows that automation is fundamentally changing her industry — and potentially, her job. But she isn’t worried.  

IBMers Build STEM Skills in One of Latin America's Fastest Growing Tech Economies

By Selma Pacheco Jimenez
Blog

Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017.

Sustainability, Clean Technology in Focus of First Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator Cohort

Collaboration with LaunchKC focuses on high-tech solutions that enable a sustainable future
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 9, 2019/3BL Media/ – Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

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