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How Diversity Leads to Better Technology

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The following story is part of Scotiabank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Impact series. The series will highlight various initiatives at the Bank in relation to Scotiabank’s CSR priorities and commitments.

This year in Mexico, Scotiabank ranked #1 for percent of women in leadership positions and ranked #3 as the most attractive employer for women, in a study by Expansion magazine. Fuencis Gomez, VP of Digital Banking cites the Bank’s culture of “talking more about talent than gender” as a factor of why she joined Scotiabank Mexico. By ensuring women are recruited, trained and provided opportunities to thrive within the organization, Scotiabank is creating a #BetterFuture where employees are empowered and engaged.

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The following story is part of Scotiabank’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Impact series. The series will highlight various initiatives at the Bank in relation to Scotiabank’s CSR priorities and commitments.

This year in Mexico, Scotiabank ranked #1 for percent of women in leadership positions and ranked #3 as the most attractive employer for women, in a study by Expansion magazine. Fuencis Gomez, VP of Digital Banking cites the Bank’s culture of “talking more about talent than gender” as a factor of why she joined Scotiabank Mexico. By ensuring women are recruited, trained and provided opportunities to thrive within the organization, Scotiabank is creating a #BetterFuture where employees are empowered and engaged.

Demand for Digital Skills Increases in Middle-Skill Job Market

Research from Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One finds digital skills open doorways for workers
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BOSTON, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Eight in ten middle-skill job postings now demand digital skills, a four-point increase over the last two years, according to new research conducted by Burning Glass Technologies for Capital One.

Middle-skill jobs, defined as those that pay a living wage and don’t require a bachelor’s degree, have always provided a pathway into the middle class for workers.

Bettering the Lives of Citizens, One Tech Solution at a Time

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It’s critical to Americans’ well-being that government services are fast and reliable. We need tax returns filed and processed within minutes; automatic renewal of forms of ID; and immediate care if we get sick. To keep essential government services operating at top efficiency, there is an urgent need to rethink the processes and methods which occur behind the scenes, and ensure better public service for taxpayers.

Technology is the natural solution. But how can the government apply what’s working in the commercial sector for the benefit of citizens?

Khan Academy Launches First-Ever National Learnstorm Education Challenge

More than 10,000 teachers across all 50 states register for the nonprofit’s free online learning event to combat summer learning loss and start the school year strong
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Khan Academy announces today the start of the first-ever national LearnStorm, a free, six-week online learning challenge for grades 3-12. 

LearnStorm helps schools address the effects of summer learning loss and start the school year strong.

Data Analytics: Leveraging Insights to Drive Program Innovation

By: Jonathan Preciado
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Data analytics has changed the way we view operations, performance, and student outcomes. As Southern New Hampshire University President Paul L. LeBlanc, mentions in the latest chapter of President to President, “Engineering a 21st Century Higher Educational Model:  Guidelines for Leading the Work,” understanding data can be an important step in meeting the needs and expectations of today’s students.

CLP Shares How to Develop Customer-Centric Utilities for the Future

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The electricity industry is undergoing a major transition, as changes are reshaping the traditional utility model. Climate change, for one, has prompted the gradual decarbonisation of generation facilities around the world. Technology advancements are driving down the costs of wind turbines, solar panels, energy storage devices and distributed energy, making renewables an increasingly viable part of people's daily lives. 

Sappi North America's Release Business Continues Innovation with First-of-its-Kind Microtexture

How the shark skin-inspired Neoterix ST casting and release paper can transform surfaces
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Through a partnership with Sharklet Technologies Inc. we are taking Ultracast to an entirely new application space—instead of aesthetic textures, the patterns used are functional. While invisible to the human eye, the microscopic Sharklet™ texture imparts the unique ability to inhibit bacterial growth. On traditional antimicrobial surfaces, chemicals are used to kill bacteria.

Scotiabank Partners with The Rumie Initiative for Project North

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Scotiabank marks #Canada150 by partnering with @RumieInitiative to bring educational tablets to children in remote areas. #InfinitePotential

 

School’s In for Summer: How Booz Allen Empowers Interns to Change the World

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Did you know that Alexander Graham Bell was only 19 years old when he invented the telephone? Or, that George Westinghouse was the exact same age when he invented the rotary steam engine? This summer across offices around the country, students between the ages of 18 and 21 are participating in internships hoping to acquire marketable skills in the workplace. But how are companies tapping into the creativity and ingenuity of our youth in a way that is purpose-driven and impactful to clients?

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