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From Government Innovation to Emerging Technologies, Booz Allen’s Top 5 Takeaways from SXSW

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Every year, more than 40,000 artists, innovators, and entrepreneurs gather at SXSW to explore what’s next. For Booz Allen’s team on the ground, one promising theme at SXSW 2019 was the future of government. 

Highlights follow from Booz Allen’s top five SXSW takeaways.

Technology companies must serve the public. 

A Sao Paulo Factory Is Pioneering Zero-Waste Manufacturing and Closing the Loop with Plastics

HP is helping make Brazil the epicenter of sustainability innovation in Latin America by recycling products into new ones and forging ties with local communities.
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On an unusually rainy day in February, the inside of HP’s São Paulo manufacturing facility smells like fresh paper for some reason, even though nothing is printed here. The cavernous space hums with the sounds of electric screwdrivers and trays moving across metal rollers. In knee-length white coats and brown, rubber-soled shoes, hundreds of workers assemble printers in stations where they attach components, one printer at a time. 

Video | Leveraging Technology for Authentic Social Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck

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What does Aflac’s iconic duck have to do with kids facing cancer? Knowing the power of companionship, Aflac paired its brand icon with the latest in social robotics to evolve the company's impact on pediatric cancer. In this panel discussion from the BRITE ’19 Conference, the creators behind My Special Aflac Duck® discuss how insights from this initiative can help any brand leverage existing assets, rethink long-term commitments, and boldly embrace innovation to advance purpose. 

PepsiCo Goes Beyond the Bottle with New, Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platform

The new hydration platform addresses consumer demands for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options
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How Cities Are Evolving to Meet the Sharp Rise in Shipping Demands

by Emma Kantrowitz
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As online shopping cements its place in the current retail industry, cities have to contend with the rise in urban freight trips, package deliveries and other associated factors.

Consumers Energy Passionately Supports the Robotics Revolution

Company recognizes STEM and FIRST® Robotics as the key to Michigan’s future
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Ellen Green signed up for her high school robotics team because she’s competitive and likes to be involved – not because she was looking for a career.

But Green fell in love with industrial engineering while leading Notre Dame (Pontiac) Prep’s team to success and championships in FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics competitions.

PNC Sponsors High School Students for the Company's Young Innovators: Code for Your Cause Program

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PNC strives to inspire learning and STEAM programs within our community. Pittsburgh high school students joined PNC’s Young Innovators: Code for Your Cause. These talented students were tasked with designing & developing innovative solutions in response to challenge statements with the help of PNC mentors. Chief technology officer, Dana Edwards, sponsored local high school students to give them a platform to create solutions for issues they're passionate about.

Cisco GPS Challenge Highlights | Social Entrepreneur Jara Makes Education Accessible, Anytime and Anywhere

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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 we get closer to announcing the finalists for the 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge, 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 we get closer to announcing the finalists for the 2019 Global Problem Solver Challenge, we are highlighting the work of some social entrepreneurs who became finalists during past Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenges. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Math Without the Numbers

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

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Ray Anderson's sustainability vision for Interface was for it to rewrite the IPAT equation. He believed that the harmful technologies of the first industrial revolution, extractive and polluting by nature, could be replaced by the technologies of a new, sustainability-focused industrial revolution.

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG Leadership Forum

SDG Goal 9 Leadership Forum hosted by GlobeScan / VMware
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VMware partnered with GlobeScan for an online discussion of Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

150 participants explored the key ways innovations in technology and digital infrastructure can be used to drive and support sustainable economies and environments.

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