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HP’s 2019 Megatrends Reveal How Technology Is Shaping a New Era

A look at how people, machines, data and energy intersect and influence a new global reality.
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By Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer at HP and Global Head of HP Labs

In my role as HP’s CTO, I spend a lot of time pondering questions such as: What will future customers need from their HP products? How do we start the work now to meet those demands?

HP CTO Shane Wall Interview — Megatrends, Automating Jobs, and Fighting Growing Inequality

by Dean Takahashi
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HP is unveiling today its expectations for “megatrends,” or the major trends that will shape our world in the years to come. It comes courtesy of Shane Wall, the chief technology officer of HP and head of HP Labs. He oversees research and development at HP.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur OmniVis Uses IoT to Improve Cholera Detection

Learn about the continued global impact of the Second Runner-up in the 2017 Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge
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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

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Cisco is committed to positively impacting 1 billion people by 2025. As part of our work, we seek to inspire and empower a generation of global problem solvers who will not only survive – but drive and thrive – in our increasingly digital economy. Our third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world.

As our 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge gets underway, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

General Motors Partners With DTE on Wind Energy in Michigan

GM renewable energy deals to date total 1.71 terawatt hours in North America, more than any other automaker in the region
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DETROIT, February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — As part of its commitment to increasing its renewable energy footprint globally and finding clean energy solutions near its operations, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) has partnered with DTE Energy for 300,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy in the state of Michigan. Once complete, the energy sourced will be enough to power 100 percent of the electricity needs of GM’s global technical center in Warren and its Detroit-based operations at the Renaissance Center. The 300,000 MWh are equivalent to the amount of power consumed by nearly 30,000 U.S.

Call for Scholarship Applicants: Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship

Recognizing students who have a passion for information technology, creative thinking, and enthusiasm for helping others
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The family of former Tetra Tech employee Dave Donley, Jr., has established a memorial scholarship for Canadian post-secondary information technology (IT) and computer studies students. The Dave Donley Memorial Scholarship is accepting applications through April 30, 2019.

Tetra Tech Named as a Finalist for the 2019 INFORMS Franz Edelman Award

Continuing our commitment to promoting minority- and women-owned and other disadvantaged small businesses to support the local economy
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Tetra Tech has been named as a finalist for the prestigious Franz Edelman Award, which recognizes the ways that operation research and analytics are improving how people live and work around the globe. This nomination recognizes Tetra Tech’s partnership with the Louisville Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) in Kentucky to implement real-time control (RTC) software to manage the city’s sewer network. The Edelman Award is the highest award in operation research and analytics.

Information Warfare, IoT Attacks, and More: Booz Allen Forecasts Future Cyber Threats

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What blockbuster attacks could change the face of cybersecurity in 2019? How could the threat landscape shift?
 
Booz Allen’s top analysts developed a forward-looking synopsis of risks and threats, based on our work with clients worldwide. The result is the 2019 Cyber Threat Outlook report. Here are some highlights.

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Logistics and Distribution Innovation in China: Part I

East meets West: These logistics solutions in China could have ripple effects up and down supply chains around the world.
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Patricia Daugherty | Iowa State University

Editor’s Note: This is Part One in a two-part series. You can read Part Two here.

Will the March of AI Be a Bane or Boon for Global Development?

From tracking cattle to bespoke weather forecasts, AI technology is helping smallholders across Asia and Africa. But it is by no means clear yet whether it will be a game changer in eliminating global poverty
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Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction. There is unease about AI influencing our online shopping and social media habits; about it replacing both menial and high-skilled jobs; enhancing surveillance and policing, and contributing to the development of more sophisticated weapons.

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