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Digital Transformation Requires that Every Voice Be Heard

by Kevin Bandy SVP, Chief Digital Officer
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As I prepared to participate in Accenture’s International Women’s Day in a session titled, “The Equality Advantage,” I reflected on the events in my life and career that led me to this point.

Cyberheroes: An Opportunity We Can’t Afford to Ignore

by Harbrinder Kang, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs
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Digital innovation is one of the most exciting opportunities of our time. It seems like the futuristic depictions that once felt fictitious are quickly becoming reality. We can video call on our watches, cars can drive themselves, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) help us find victims amidst fire and rubble, and a virtual global office brings colleagues across the world together in a click.

Managing Water Supplies Through Innovation in Southern California

Tetra Tech helping the City of Lakewood, California, design their water capture system project to improve local water quality
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The City of Lakewood, California, hired Tetra Tech to design a new stormwater capture project that will improve water quality in the Los Cerritos Channel by removing pollutants conveyed within stormwater. The project consists of an air-inflated rubber dam diversion system to re-direct all runoff from the channel through a pre-treatment system to remove trash, debris, and sediment.

My Working Day: Making Fintech Ideas a Reality at Barclays Eagle Lab

by Hannah Cameron
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My alarm goes off… at 8:30am! I live really near the office in London’s tech centre in Shoreditch, so I’m able to leap out of bed and be in the office just before 9am. On my way to work I walk through Whitecross Street Market where I can smell the food stalls setting up in the morning.

SCE Uses Innovation to Improve the Power Grid

New projects will create a safer and more reliable system while reducing greenhouse gases to meet California’s clean energy goals
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It seems like a simple enough idea — Why can’t the power company identify the place on an electrical circuit that caused an outage so fewer customers are affected and it takes less time to fix?

Until recently, Southern California Edison found the origin of an outage just like it has done for more than 100 years — dispatch a troubleman to patrol the entire circuit until the cause could be identified. 

The Future of Forestry: Domtar’s Use of Drones

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Domtar’s Ashdown, Arkansas mill has used drone technology since 2016 to save time, improve efficiencies and help keep its foresters safe.

Domtar’s Ashdown, Arkansas mill uses drone technology to complete critical forestry tasks:

  • Faster
  • Safer
  • More efficiently

Here are three ways drones are changing forestry as we know it:

1) Easily spotting diseases and infestations. Here, significant beetle damage was found, as indicated by the dead and dying trees below.

5 Tips to Reduce Wasteful Consumption of Compressed Air

by Erik Arfalk
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Contrary to popular belief, compressed air is not a free utility. Almost all industrial plants use compressed air, but little attention is given to its costs when used improperly. 

Users can reduce wasteful consumption of compressed air, saving time and money, with the following tips:

1. Identify, repair and prevent leaks

10 Innovations Changing How the UN Delivers Food

The mission to end global hunger is evolving alongside technology.
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M.J. Altman | World Food Program USA

As technology adapts and smarter solutions emerge, WFP is testing and deploying bold new tools to carry out its global, lifesaving mission of delivering food to families in need.

From growing fresh food without soil to using drone technology to map areas affected by natural disaster, these groundbreaking approaches are transforming how the world’s leading hunger-fighting agency feeds people across the globe.

Building the Energy Grid of Tomorrow

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good shares company’s grid modernization plans
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Roads, railways and broadband might come to mind when you hear the word “infrastructure,” but at Duke Energy, the first thing that comes to mind is the energy grid – the largest machine ever built. It’s the infrastructure that powers nearly every part of society, enabling communities to grow, businesses to thrive and families to live comfortably.

Why Technology is Now More Important Than Capital

by Soumen Roy, Country Head for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
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Business 4.0 – also known as the fourth industrial revolution for the digital age – has upended much of what we thought we knew about industries. It is an era marked by big leaps in technology, significant upswings in data, hyperconnectivity, the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, automation and the rapid and agile development of products and solutions.

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