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How to Power Inclusive Growth From the Ground Up

By Shamina Singh, President, Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, Mastercard
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Over the past three decades it has become increasingly clear that neighbourhoods play a key role in shaping economic prospects. A long body of research shows that where we live determines many of our life opportunities—from access to good schools to decent jobs and the transportation that connects us to those jobs.

Arrow Electronics Helps Rural Students Be 21st Century Ranchers

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While many high school students likely spent last fall playing video games and making TikTok videos, a group of teenagers in rural Colorado learned to use technology provided by Arrow Electronics to improve local ranching operations. The project, based in Eads, Colo., is a joint effort by Arrow and the Nathan Yip Foundation to fund technology investments designed to help make agricultural work safer and more efficient.

Tetra Pak Collaborates With Hexagon in Smart Plant Engineering Platform

Virtual design and visualisation of entire plant solutions enables the use of digital twin technology and optimal solutions​
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January 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Tetra Pak, the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company, announces a collaboration with Hexagon’s PPM Division, the leading global provider of engineering software for the design, construction and operation of plants, ships and offshore facilities, to enhance Tetra Pak’s Smart Solutions Platform.

HPE’s Commitment to Protecting Human Rights

Glenn Leon, SVP, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
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In this Article

  • Championing human rights is fundamental to HPE’s values and mission to advance the way we live and work, and all people are entitled to basic freedoms and standards of treatment, both inside and outside the company
  • While progress has been made, HPE and the industry as a whole must continuously improve, building internal systems and promoting best practices
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In this Article

  • Championing human rights is fundamental to HPE’s values and mission to advance the way we live and work, and all people are entitled to basic freedoms and standards of treatment, both inside and outside the company
  • While progress has been made, HPE and the industry as a whole must continuously improve, building internal systems and promoting best practices

Partnering Early Helps Transportation Agencies Deliver More Value for Travelers

By: David S. Blaisdell, Senior Manager, Bechtel Enterprises (BEn)
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In the past 10-15 years, public agencies have increasingly partnered with the private sector to build and run major new transportation projects, typically through what is commonly known as Public-Private Partnerships, or P3s. In a P3, private-sector partners, either a single company or more often a consortium, are selected through a competitive procurement process to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain (DBFOM) the infrastructure, typically for the construction period plus an operating period of 25 years or longer.  The private sector also invests equity and raises financing.

Modernizing the Power Grid to Transform Cities

Burying lines transforms alley
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We're going underground

More than 20% of our electric lines are now underground rather than overhead. We plan to install most of our new electric lines underground as well as those that need replacement or upgrade. The cost of “undergrounding” has come down significantly. When considering the full life cycle cost of burying lines versus putting them overhead, the cost is about the same.

Underground wiring is five times more reliable.

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.  

Qualcomm Partners with KidzAlive to Enhance HIV Prevention

Leveraging Mobile Technology & Creative Storytelling to Enhance HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment for Children and Adolescents
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

Celebrating the Power of Entrepreneurs to Solve Global Problems

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For millennia, entrepreneurs have been changing the way we live, how we work, what we eat, and more. They touch every aspect of society with their ingenuity, creativity, and technical know-how and today we are excited to honor their accomplishments by celebrating National Entrepreneurs’ Day.

Alexa, Make Me a Hero

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Ready to become a hero? Just ask Amazon Alexa. DKMS continues to utilize technology to enhance the experience of joining the bone marrow registry even easier and accessible for all.

Now, a simple command, “Alexa, make me a hero”, will initiate a conversation to measure a potential donor’s eligibility and begin the registration process.

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