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How to Train Today’s Students to Be Tomorrow’s Tech Workforce

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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At the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, people had no idea how machines would change their lives.  Today, as we’re poised at the precipice of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we can relate. The next generation of wireless technology, 5G — with the ability to transmit data at speeds 50 times faster than today — promises to bring seismic change. This technology will enable advances in virtual and augmented reality, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, robotics and more, creating a future world as astounding to us as our present world would be to someone born 250 years ago.

Empowering Women One Course at a Time

by Karen Walker, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
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Cisco has a long history of using technology to connect the world and change lives for the better. Our brand is all about the connections that make anything possible—and it continues to come to life in new and exciting ways.

All Eyes on the Cisco Networking Academy Dream Team at Cisco Live


by Gena Pirtle, Veteran & Workforce Programs Manager, Corporate Affairs
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There’s hardly a more scrutinized stage to demonstrate Cisco’s best-of-breed network technology than at Cisco Live, our largest customer event of the year. Over 26,000 attendees will converge at the Orlando Convention Center from June 10-14 to check out Cisco’s latest solutions and meet with some of the best and brightest in the industry.

New York City Department of Education ‘Lighthouse School’ M.S. 88 Integrates Computational Thinking Into Core Subjects to Prepare Students 21ST Century Careers

Through “Ignite My Future in School,” Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education, in Partnership with Cornell Tech, Deliver Digital Skills to Students and World-Class Professional Development to Educators in New York City
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NEW YORK, June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tata Consultancy Services, (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital education content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced the launch of their Ignite My Future in School initiative in partnership with Cornell Tech.

Verizon Innovative Learning Has Helped More Than a Million Kids Like Nakia

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Verizon Innovative Learning has committed more than $400 million to provide free tech, access and innovative learning programs that transform schools and children's lives. This is Nakia's story.

 

Verizon Innovative Learning Is Helping Teachers Like Dawn Give Kids a Better Education

We don't wait for the future. We build it.
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Millions of American students lack the access to technology and the skills they need to succeed in the digital world.  Since 2012, Verizon has been working to help solve this problem holistically through a transformative program called Verizon Innovative Learning.

Three Ways IBM Is Using Technology to Serve the Public Good

By Jen Crozier, President, IBM Foundation & Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship
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Technologies like AI, blockchain, and cloud are enabling us to make significant progress on many thorny social challenges.

But without thoughtful stewardship about how these powerful new technologies are designed, developed and brought into the world, they can also be disruptive in a negative way.

Companies that are leading the way in developing new technologies must also lead the way in ensuring they are secure, trustworthy, fair, and benefit all people.

Connecting Qualified Veterans to Careers in Technology

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No two career journeys are the same, and for military veterans, the road to civilian employment is often an entirely new, unfamiliar mission. In today’s digital economy, the skills people need to thrive are ever-changing, adapting with every innovation and technology that hits the market; a market that doesn’t always wait for veterans to end their deployments and return home.

Teachers on the New Frontier

by Victoria Glazar, Verizon Corporate Social Responsibility
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For many middle school teachers, taking part in a one-to-one initiative, where every student has a digital device for learning, has led to an existential search. In a technology-driven, student-centered learning environment, what does it mean to be a teacher? Back when many teachers were in training, the role of the teacher was clear: to impart facts to students. Teachers gave lectures at the front of the classroom, and wrote information on the board. And students copied that information down to commit it to memory.

University of Denver Team Takes Top Honors in Arrow Electronics' Diversity Meets Innovation Competition

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Arrow Electronics recently hosted the second annual Diversity Meets Innovation Competition. Student teams, with a diverse set of majors and backgrounds, from local universities applied their knowledge and skills to propose a tangible impact that could affect the next generation of technology entrepreneurs.

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