Big things are happening in the rose capital of the United States. Learn how the city of Tyler, Texas, has its eye on being the smart city of the future – all while empowering its citizens and neighboring towns to leverage technology as a force for good.
Cancer is the world’s second leading cause of death. The Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) wants to lower the odds and believes technology will help them find the cure.
For Angel MedFlight, digital transformation means more than technology. It means helping families and saving lives — 40,000 feet in the air.
TechSoup equips communities with the innovative technology they need to build a more equitable planet.
U.S. wish-granting organization Make-A-Wish America is on a cloud journey to digitally transform the wish-granting experience for children with critical illnesses.
313 million surgical procedures take place every year. Only 6 percent occur in the world’s poorest nations. For impoverished Africans, a floating hospital brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor.
From extreme challenges to a U.N. award, watch how Kenya embraced digital transformation to improve lives. In 2008, the president of Kenya launched Vision 2030 to help transform the country into a “rapidly industrialized, middle-income nation” by 2030. The African nation began its journey in 2009 via a massive fiber optic cable project to bring affordable internet connectivity across the country. In 2010, the government replaced the Constitution. Then in 2011, legislation such as the Urban Areas and Cities Act helped bring the new vision to life. Finally, in its efforts to empower citizens and reduce corruption, the government founded Huduma Kenya.
Americans trash billions of pounds of food per year, while 40 million people struggle with hunger. Rescuing food is not so simple, though. Fresh foods nearing expiration must be transported, sorted and distributed in the fewest moves to the places most in need. So Feeding America, a U.S. hunger relief organization, uses mobile and cloud technologies to bolster the national food distribution network with lighter weight operations, agility and greater visibility into the food distribution chain.
In 2013, the City of North Las Vegas was teetering on the brink of financial, social, and political collapse. The Great Recession had left this medium-sized city of 250,000 with more than $152 million in debt, the highest rate of home foreclosures in the nation, and the state of Nevada poised to take over the city and divide the municipality among its neighbors. One person decided he would not let that happen. And today, North Las Vegas is one of the fastest-growing and most successful cities in America. It is an urban transformation made possible by courageous leadership, hard work, and a technology transformation that is creating an infrastructure designed for growth and opportunity.
On a warm spring evening in Bloomington, Illinois, a young middle school girl sits at her kitchen table creating 3D designs on her new laptop computer. She is using a cloud-based design application that is delivered to her home over a free wireless connection. Tomorrow, she will use her school’s new printer to bring her designs to three-dimensional life. The school’s investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education—which promotes a critical, creative engagement with the world—encourages students to become the next generation of innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world. With every design she creates, she is participating in an evolution in her school’s educational technology. It is an evolution made possible by a visionary use of cloud technology that provides free computing and Internet services to thousands of students across Illinois and its neighboring states: a visionary use of technology that owes its origin to a very old idea.
In a gleaming, contemporary test kitchen in the agricultural heartland of America, French Master Chef Jean-Marc Tachet garnishes a dish of fresh spring lamb. Tachet has just completed a dish that demonstrates an ancient cooking technique for an audience of food scientists and customers of one of the largest food processing companies in the United States, SugarCreek. It is a craft he learned as a young boy in a small village in the Rhone Valley of France, and though it is a long way from home to this test kitchen, it is here that he is helping to build a coming food production revolution that will unite these two worlds. It is a revolution that combines one of the oldest means of preparing food with information technology that captures a master chef’s skill and renders it on a massive scale. This technology allows SugarCreek to raise expectations for the taste, quality, and nutrition of prepared food, and creates new possibilities for global food production, security, and distribution.
In a small town in the Netherlands, schoolchildren and visitors of all ages are stepping out of their world and into the wild lands of their imagination. Here, a digital transformation of the nature experience has created a zoo unlike any in the world. It is an adventure park that transports visitors to authentic natural habitats designed for animals first, with beautifully realized natural environments that mirror the awesome wild places of their own homes.
Josh Nesbit was a premed student working in rural Africa when he noticed that his cellphone had better reception than it did at home in California. The result of that epiphany is Medic Mobile, the company he co-founded to provide mobility tools to front-line health workers in the poorest and most remote places on earth.
In Maharashtra, India, farmers with small operations are experiencing a revolution. With the aid of a free program, what were once thousands of small, family farms operating on the experience of generations of colloquial family knowledge, are now transforming into thriving family businesses — some even tripling in size.
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