Mobile can empower women and transform their lives by providing access to information, services, health information and care, financial services, and job opportunities. Accelerating women's ownership of mobile phones provides life-changing information and services for women in underserved communities. Bridging the gender gap in mobile usage ultimately brings the benefits of mobile to women, their families, and communities.
Wireless Reach programs showcase new and innovative ways that cutting-edge mobile technologies can be used to help achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the social and economic priorities of communities and governments globally. Since 2006, Wireless Reach programs have impacted more than 20 million people.
As a 25+ year veteran of education technology, Elliott Levine has seen a lot of change. In his new role with Qualcomm, he has the opportunity to affect more change than ever before. In this episode of EdTech Today, Levine outlines the challenges that lie ahead for post-pandemic issues and, more importantly, the solution to meet those challenges.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s lives in ways that were unimaginable less than one year ago. Along with the challenges have come great opportunities for innovative, sustainable solutions that use advanced mobile technologies to improve people’s lives.
At this year’s Global Digital Health Forum, I was excited to see the range of ways that digital tools are helping us move towards a healthier world. Despite the variation in the types of programs presented, two questions came up in nearly every conference session.
By Kiva Allgood, Vice President, Qualcomm Intelligent Solutions, Inc. and Molly Gavin, Vice President, Government Affairs and Sustainability
The Internet of Things (IoT) narrative has evolved drastically over the past two years, and today we have even more opportunity to redefine what’s possible with connectivity to make cities, cars, homes and devices smarter and more sustainable. At Qualcomm, we take pride in innovating for the greater good, and are excited about the opportunity to help shape the narrative about the role of IoT in enabling economic development and smart urban infrastructure.
By Elisabeth Best, Sustainability and Wireless Reach Program Manager
At Qualcomm, we define sustainability as a strategy that drives long-term growth and profitability by including environmental, social and corporate governance issues in our business decisions as they relate to our key spheres of influence: our workplace, our supply chain, local communities, our industry and the public policy realm. For us, innovation isn’t just what we do; it’s who we are.
Lauren Reed, Staff Analyst of Government Affairs at Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, details a case study in data-driven impact measurement from the ANDE Metrics from the Ground Up 2016 conference.
Doctors Ren Nianbao and Xie Guangguo have worked at the Lang Mao Shan Clinic in rural China for 20 years. Approximately one-fifth of their patients suffer from cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), one of the leading causes of death in China. In the past, the clinic relied on a conventional, 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) machine to screen for CVDs. The large, cumbersome machine and lack of specialist care in rural areas makes it less likely that patients with risk of acute CVD are screened, diagnosed, and treated properly.
Similar to how mobile phones evolved from being a luxury item for the few into a ubiquitous tool that’s improving people’s lives globally, a new Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ funded program in Brazil aims to achieve the vision of a drone on ev