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Be an IT Superhero with Cisco CSR at Cisco Live US 2017

by Austin Belisle
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Cisco Live US 2017 kicks off on June 25, and our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives to accelerate global problem solving will be on full display. We are planning plenty of exciting opportunities for our customers and partners to participate, win prizes, and become IT superheroes.

3 Military Technologies Benefiting People Every Day

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Discover how the convergence of these two worlds is benefiting everyday people.
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Duct tape was invented to protect ammunition cases from water during World War II. The internet grew out of a military research project. Navigation devices, such as Google Maps, rely on satellites created to guide fighter jets, warships and military forces.

Technology transferring from military to civilian use is nothing new. Even the Roman Empire road system was developed to reduce soldier travel time, but all Romans used it to swiftly move information and goods across the Empire.

Live #CiscoChat on June 21st | How IT is a Superpower for Solving the World’s Problems

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The challenges facing our connected world are immense: access to clean water, effective response to crises, and economic empowerment just to name a few. Resolving these issues seems like it would take a superpower.

IT can be that superpower

GM Produces First Round of Self-Driving Chevrolet Bolt EV Test Vehicles

Summary: 
  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180
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  • First Company to Use Mass-Production Methods for Autonomous Vehicles
  • Test Bolt EVs Feature Company’s Latest Generation of AV Technology
  • GM’s Self-Driving Test Fleet Will Grow to 180

How Innovation Is Helping to End Hunger

By: Shondra Jenkins
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In the world of fighting hunger, innovation comes in many forms. It can come from a new use of technology—like our Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholar Jack Griffin, who developed an app that uses GPS to tell people in need where they can find a food bank. Other times, it can be using an old technology in a new way, such as using food trucks to create mobile kitchens that bring hot meals to people in need, a method employed by other Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation grant recipients.

Arrow Electronics Establishes Innovation Prize At Collegiate Inventors Competition

A $50,000 grant from Arrow Electronics will fund the new Arrow Innovation Prize at the Collegiate Inventors Competition®
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This summer, a panel of judges from Arrow will select a student team participating in the competition to be awarded the Arrow Innovation Prize. This exclusive prize advances the selected team to the final round of judging at the November competition held at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, Va. The Arrow Innovation Prize includes an all-expenses-paid trip and private networking opportunity for the student team with a group of innovators from Arrow.

Unreasonable Impact | Bringing Space and its Data Within Reach for People Everywhere, Every Day

by Brittany Lane
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Axelspace is making access to space – and its data – an everyday reality with smaller, more flexible satellites. Until now, high-resolution satellite imagery has been an expensive and low-frequency service, often left to national governments. But now, with the increasingly low costs of microsatellite technology, it’s possible to provide high-frequency coverage of the entire Earth to private companies or research institutions.

AkzoNobel – Creating Life’s Essentials

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Our latest company film, highlighting how we create everyday essentials to make people’s lives more liveable and inspiring.

View the complete digital 2016 AkzoNobel Report here 

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