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With Classrooms Closed, Technology Opens New Possibilities

June 30, 2020

As COVID-19 swept across the world, the routines of students, teachers, administrators and families were upended. Schools were forced to close for all levels of education, and even today, it’s unclear whether students will return in the fall to school as they knew it. As families contended with disruption, school systems around the world found themselves relying on technology to maintain a sense of continuity. Still, school administrators weren’t just shopping for new computers. They were trying to ensure all…

Beginning With the End in Mind

June 25, 2020

I’m fascinated by the ability of design to solve problems. At its core, the circular economy is a revolution in both intention and design. It’s s an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative and it aims to ‘design out’ waste. Waste simply does not exist—products are engineered and optimized for an extended initial lifespan before entering the cycle of disassembly and reuse. I was fortunate to get to talk about just this at a recent virtual panel put on…

The Conversations Changing our Company

Last week, we celebrated Juneteenth – the emancipation of slavery here in the U.S. I personally reflected on how it took more than two years for the news of freedom to spread throughout the country, following the Emancipation Proclamation. Many former slaves had already been freed by June 19, 1865, but on that day, the last remaining slaves in Texas finally achieved their freedom. And so the journey to equality began. The past few weeks have been overwhelming and have…

Research Institutes Lean on Tech in Race for Knowledge and Treatment

June 17, 2020

Researchers around the world are sharply increasing computing power for DNA sequencing, cell research and other projects aimed at understanding and defeating COVID-19. Researchers leading the effort to decode COVID-19 say technology is key to beating the virus and saving lives. “The more quickly we can sequence patient DNA, the more effectively we can use that data to track and respond to the pandemic,” said Dr. Tom Connor, a Reader at Cardiff University in Wales. “Having information available in time…