On the morning of June 26th, the auditorium at Alexion’s R&D Center of Excellence in New Haven was buzzing with teams communicating, collaborating, and innovating at the site’s first-ever employee-led hackathon. The decision to hold this event came in early 2019 when New Haven site leadership met to discuss ways to strengthen their unity with the local community. With Innovate for Solutions being one of Alexion’s culture values, a hackathon seemed like the perfect idea.
When hurricanes strike, the speed that relief services—including medical supplies, water, food, and fuel—arrive at affected communities can make the difference between life and death. The 2017 hurricane season was one of the worst in history, and the need to improve recovery efforts has never been more urgent.
Here at Cisco, we value social impact and making a difference in our own communities. Often times, we do so by volunteering with local non-profits. Other times, we use our passion, creativity, and talent to empower these non-profits with new tools and solutions.
In an age of digital warfare, maritime cybersecurity is a rising commercial and military concern. How do you inspire an innovative generation to engage in meaningful conversations with the U.S. Navy about national cyber security in a way that will have a positive effect in a changing world? Insert HACKtheMACHINE – a week-long digital experience that convenes talented students, tech elites, entrepreneurs and members of the military to tackle cyber warfare in defense of our nation.
In the final installment of our six-part video series “The Spark of Innovation,” Brian MacCarthy, head of Booz Allen’s San Francisco Strategic Innovation Hub, demonstrates how Booz Allen is tackling tough problems through collective brainpower.
In 2015, Brian MacCarthy arrived in San Francisco, tasked with growing Booz Allen’s footprint in the region. He found a community of dreamers, doers, and disrupters – and asked himself how best to harness this passionate community to solve some of the firm’s most pressing client challenges.
March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - At any given time, 80 percent of the world's tangible Gross Domestic Product is moving from manufacturer to market via ships. With new cybersecurity threats surfacing daily, the need for maritime cybersecurity is more pressing than ever. To protect and maintain global commerce at sea, the U.S. Navy invited top millennial data analysts to take on tough maritime cybersecurity use cases and challenges at its HACKtheMACHINE event held in Austin, TX last month.
Gorging on a mountain of pizzas, hula hooping and competing over renditions of Gangnam Style... not what you’d typically expect from a competition in the banking sector. Nevertheless, these were a few of the highlights from Barclays’ recent hackathon.