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Smart Agriculture Offers a Path to Zero Hunger and Improved Livelihoods

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Despite decades of progress in reducing hunger, the trend has reversed, and the world is not on track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2: Zero Hunger by 2030. According to a 2020 United Nations report, nearly 690 million people—60 million more than in 2015 and an estimated 8.9 percent of the world’s total population—are hungry.

Arrow Electronics Update: Technology Project Helps Coffee Growers Increase Revenue

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DENVER, Colo., January 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A blockchain project supported by Arrow Electronics has increased revenue for Honduran coffee growers and helped them establish long-term buying relationships. 

Time to Bridge the Gap, Demand Diabetes Care Equity

Access to breakthrough tech remain out of reach for many who stand to benefit most. Something has to change.
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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

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Tracey D. Brown, who lives with type 2 diabetes, is CEO of the American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest voluntary health organization and a global authority on diabetes. Jared Watkin is Senior Vice President, Diabetes Care, at Abbott, a leading global health technology company. Their op-ed, republished here, originally appeared in the Boston Herald.

Have You Tried Turning Your House Off and On Again?

By Matt Campbell
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When you call an HVAC technician these days, the first thing they might ask is, “have you tried turning it off and on again?”

This morning, I woke up to an indoor temperature of 55 F (that’s 286 Kelvin for those of you who never leave the lab). Apparently, our heater had been off for a while. I checked the furnace, it was fine. I checked our new smart thermostat, which also seemed to be in working order. My wife and I messed with the settings to no avail. Then, I remembered my time in IT and decided to turn it off and on again. As soon as it booted back up, the heat clicked on.

Delving Into Digital Manufacturing & Operations

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For the first End-to-End Value Chain podcast episode of 2021, we’re taking a deep dive into digital manufacturing and operations. Tune in to hear insights from Tracey Countryman, Senior Managing Director, Industry X Manufacturing and Operations at Accenture, as she delves into this topic with the CGF’s E2E Director, Ruediger Hagedorn.

Black & Veatch Addresses Digital Living, Smart Cities in Forbes

Bleutech Park Las Vegas is a tech fan’s dream - as long as system integration is in place
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Driven by increasingly tangible visions of the future, smart cities are evolving into holistic communities built on fully integrated digital ecosystems. To help champion these technologies, last year Black & Veatch, a global provider of smart infrastructure services and solutions, announced that it has joined Forbes’ “Future of Smart Cities Campaign." 

Rockwell Automation Joins Tech Companies to Support Purdue University's Polytechnic Institute's Smart Manufacturing Program and Facilities

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Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute (Purdue Polytechnic) is receiving support from major technology companies for the college’s Smart Manufacturing program and facilities. Microsoft, Rockwell Automation, PTC, Endress+Hauser, Foundry Education Foundation, International Society of Automation, and the US-DoE Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) are collaborating to support faculty and staff of the Polytechnic as they transform learning to prepare the next generation of graduates specializing in 21st-century manufacturing technologies.    

The ABC of Smart Living When You’re WFH

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Millions of us are working from home (WFH) because of the pandemic. But as we switch from offices to living rooms and home offices, there are ways to make the experience better and to save energy while you’re at it. Here are some seven great ways to make your WFH experience smarter and greener.

1. Make it cosy, not costly

Black & Veatch Sells Data Analytics Solutions Leader Atonix Digital™

Atonix Digital to focus on resource intensive clients seeking operational efficiency through data driven intelligence
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As demand for innovative, scalable asset performance management (APM) platforms rises, Black & Veatch has sold Atonix Digital™ LLC, a software company focused on operational intelligence  for resource intensive industries to the management team of Atonix Digital. The sale, three years after the launch of Atonix Digital as a wholly owned subsidiary, will enhance the software company’s flexibility and further accelerate its growth opportunities in serving the expanding digital infrastructure economy.  

Black & Veatch Joins Hydrogen Council, Reflecting Commitment to Hydrogen as a Zero-Carbon Solution

Global engineering leader joins CEO-led initiative that aims to make hydrogen a core component of a zero-carbon global economy
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Reflecting its ongoing commitment to global decarbonization and further advancing efforts to create a more balanced energy portfolio, Black & Veatch announces that it has joined the Hydrogen Council, “a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.”

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