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How Aflac Found a Duck’s Purpose

Aflac put its duck mascot to work as a companion robot for kids with cancer—and animated the company’s brand purpose along the way.
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The Aflac Duck has been squawking, waddling, and shaking its feathers loose in commercials for years, making a household name for itself and for the Aflac brand. Meanwhile, the supplemental insurance provider has been quietly donating millions of dollars to support kids with cancer and fund pediatric cancer research.

Fifth Annual Women Transforming Technology Conference -- Registration Now Open

Conference theme, “We Rise,” will focus on how women rise individually and collectively
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PALO ALTO, Calif., January 13, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) today announced that registration is open for the fifth annual Women Transforming Technology (WT2) Conference. Taking place on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, this exceptional event is designed to continue the important conversation on championing and advancing women across the tech industry. It will host attendees spanning high-school and college students to executives from the tech industry, academia and nonprofit organizations. 

Sustainability Trends in 3D Printing You Need to Know

Defining the 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Agenda in 2020
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PALO ALTO, Calif. /3BL Media/— HP released its list of predictions for 3D printing and digital manufacturing in 2020. Informed by extensive interviews with a team of experts, this year’s research identifies top trends that will have a major impact on advancing Industry 4.0 such as the need for more sustainable production, how automation will transform the factory floor, and the rise of data and software as the backbone of digital manufacturing.

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.
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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.  

IBMers Build STEM Skills in One of Latin America's Fastest Growing Tech Economies

By Selma Pacheco Jimenez
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Mexico is the largest Spanish-speaking economy in Latin America and has one of the region’s fastest growing tech industries. More than one-third of our population is under 25 years old, and we graduate over 120,000 engineers a year. VC activity is strong, with an increase of 61% in the number of deals over 2017.

Sustainability, Clean Technology in Focus of First Black & Veatch Cleantech Accelerator Cohort

Collaboration with LaunchKC focuses on high-tech solutions that enable a sustainable future
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 9, 2019/3BL Media/ – Seven innovative technology startups – focused on sustainability solutions that range from artificial intelligence and next-generation analytics to autonomous heavy equipment and electric vehicle energy management – have been selected to join Black & Veatch’s IgniteX Cleantech Accelerator.

My Special Aflac Duck Flies High as a Friend to Kids with Cancer

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By Todd Wilkinson

For a quarter century, the American insurance provider Aflac has been working behind the scenes with members of the medical community to improve health care options for young cancer patients. The centerpiece of its latest initiative, "My Special Aflac Duck," is a comfort toy that kids instantly warm to.

How ON Semiconductor Products Make a Difference in the Community

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How Our Products Make a Difference in the Community

As a global company with approximately 70 sites worldwide and over 29,000 products, we are proud to showcase our accomplishments in enhancing our global community. We have components in medical devices, fitness trackers and smartwatches, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, charging stations, and solar inverters, some of which are capable of replacing 70 coal-fired power plants – an accomplishment for which we can all be proud!

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