by Chris Wellise, Chief Sustainability Officer at HPE
We recently released our annual Living Progress Report, showcasing how HPE is driving sustainable innovation and embedding corporate citizenship within our culture. From garnering investor confidence with leading environmental and social governance (ESG) performance, to developing the world’s most efficient and secure products, I'm delighted to share a few of the highlights from the new report.
1. We ranked among the world’s most sustainable companies
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Artificial intelligence, blockchain and cryptocurrency: today’s hottest emerging technologies have the potential to reinvent the way we live, but also demand unprecedented amounts of energy and computing resources – calling into question their impacts on our environment, climate, and dwindling resources. In fact, research suggests that by 2025 the IT sector could consume 20% of all the world’s electricity generation. So how can the industry balance innovation and sustainability?
by Curt Hopkins, Managing Editor, Hewlett Packard Labs
Susan Benzel, Hewlett Packard Labs’ Program Manager for the Machine, has won Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s 2018 Women's Excellence Award.
One of 10 women at HPE to recognized with the award, Benzel is described by her supervisor, HPE Senior Program Manager Katy Evertson, as tireless in her contributions not only to her day job, but also to being part of the Fort Collins Leadership Core team as well as her many contributions to the local Fort Collins community.
“Susan is pretty amazing to me,” says Evertson. “It is great to see her get the recognition she deserves.”
Inadequate infrastructure, physician shortages, limited financing options, and untrained practitioners. These are some of the ailments blighting India’s healthcare system, where the demand for affordable access to health services is growing alongside an exploding population. Nearly 600 million people in India, mostly in rural areas, have little or no access to healthcare as 75% of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in urban areas where just one-quarter of the population lives.
by Mark Potter, SVP and CTO, Hewlett Packard Enterprise & Director, Hewlett Packard Labs
CodeWars is a magical experience … and not just because some of the high schoolers in attendance were dressed as modern-day Merlins.
Walking among row after row of tables, serving as the day-long home to hundreds of teams of teenage programmers from all over Texas and the South, I couldn’t help but reflect on how much HPE’s annual coding competition has changed since my colleague, Scott Harsany, put on the first event in 1998.
Financial services are core to poverty reduction and economic empowerment, yet a staggering 42% of women and girls worldwide – approximately 1.1 billion – remain outside the formal financial system. Women’s financial inclusion is essential to achieving gender equality by enabling them to handle their finances with greater privacy, security and efficiency, and providing a platform for future investments.
As the demand for computing power grows exponentially, there has been a push from both outside of, and within the IT sector to reduce the carbon emissions and energy consumption associated with the world’s rapidly expanding IT infrastructure, which consists largely of data center facilities. The reality is that efficiency improvements won’t be enough to meet the exploding demand for data, and the compute power necessary to provide it.
It is evident that the emergence of technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT) has disrupted – or will soon disrupt – every sector and every business across the world. We’re seeing a digital transformation that is reshaping markets and transforming how people live and work. Although IoT technology is relatively young, there are countless deployments underway globally that are accelerating the path to economic growth and improved living conditions for millions.
by Cliff Henson, Sr. VP Global Supply Chain, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
The triple blows from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the United States were a wake-up call to many businesses on the importance of managing and predicting supply chain risks.
While the long-term impacts of these disasters are still unclear, operations across the country were immediately disrupted as factories and business shut down, transportation came to a standstill, and fuel prices skyrocketed. Yet the impacts were far less disruptive compared to even one or two years ago thanks to the adaptability that new digital technologies provide.