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Social Media + Satellite Imagery = Predictive Power

August 26, 2019

When disaster strikes, rescuers gather massive amounts of information nearly real-time from Twitter. Data scientists are developing a way to fuse the timely social media data with reliable satellite imagery to guide disaster relief, track the spread of disease and more.

Innovative Ways To Create Wealth In A Brave New World

Duration 3:40

Oliver Christie, Director of Digital, Foxy Machine explores the societal changes that will impact the economy over the next 10 years with Amit Midha, President, Asia Pacific & Japan and Global Digital Cities, Dell Technologies.

The Next 50 Years of the Internet: Unlocking Bigger Shifts in How We Exist as Humanity

August 22, 2019

The Internet has been arguably one of the most disruptive technological innovations in our world today, and in many ways, the ripple effect is just starting.  

From Canning Food to Cybersecurity: Girl Scouting for a STEM Age

August 21, 2019

While the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) continue to sell our favorite thin mints and samoas, its leaders are working to alter the landscape of science, technology and mathematics (STEM) by continuing to promote 70 STEM-specific badges and adding new Coding for Good badges this summer.

Who Owns Your Data When You Live in a Smart City?

August 19, 2019

Window-shopping, buying a coffee, searching for a restroom—all of these activities are traced, timed and tracked in a smart city like Quayside, Toronto. And the concept of a data trust doesn’t address the thorny question of who owns the data that’s gathered and whether people can opt out in a meaningful way.

Episode 40: Forging the Future of Finance…One Blockchain Link at a Time

Duration 21:00

At the heart of it, blockchain is about trust, transparency, and security. Right now, companies spend endless time and money establishing and maintaining trusted, secure relationships and transactions. Blockchain has the potential to streamline these processes, eliminate redundancy, and enhance security. On this episode, Australian Securities and Exchange CIO Dan Chesterman offers a rare down-to-earth, practical look at what blockchain is, what it does, and how to implement it.