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The Digital Alliance Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable organization with the charter to provide "capacity building ICT education to marginalized populations". Global Alliance Website Founded in 2005 the Digital Alliance is involved with several education projects with the United Nations and UNESCO. Quinn Sutton, the current Executive Director, serves on the High-level Panel of Advisors of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development. UN-GAID High-level Panel of Advisors Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 11, 2017
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On May 1-2, more than 1,000 students, educators, industry partners and community leaders throughout the state and the nation gathered for the 8th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference – an empowering STEM event dedicated to engaging a new generation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) innovators in Hawaii. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Women in Technology (WIT) project, the conference was held for the first time at the Hawaii Convention Center on Oahu. This year’s theme, “Download Knowledge. Upload Service,” invited students to demonstrate and showcase the skills and abilities they have gained to help create a thriving future, not only for Hawaii, but the world. Students and teachers representing intermediate and high schools from every island across the state of Hawaii participated in this regional technology conference which featured 40+ student breakout sessions, 30+ teacher breakout sessions, 14 software competitions, a STEM playground, a formal awards banquet (“The STEMMYS), and exhibit presentations. During the conference, Hawaii State Governor David Ige announced the offering of a Digital Alliance program for high school students across the State of Hawaii in the summer of 2018. A partnership between Microsoft, Maui Economic Development Board’s Women in Technology Project (WIT) and the State of Hawaii; the Digital Alliance program will provide students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in computer science and/or in any STEM-related careers. The program is designed to promote critical and creative thinking; encourage collaboration with other students; and intersect with industry professionals in various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. “Microsoft has done so much in our community and they are committed to assuring that many of you will have access to a lot of the great technology that is really defining the future for all of us,” said Hawaii State Governor David Ige. “And so the Maui Economic Development Board, State of Hawaii and Microsoft have formed a Digital Alliance partnership because we do understand that software development and access to the latest and greatest software tools gives our young people opportunities to explore all of these technologies. In today’s world anything can be done anywhere and it really is about who is brave enough to take it on and solve our world’s challenges.” While this year’s conference excelled in engaging students and educators on a myriad of hands-on STEM activities, competitions, and access to the latest technologies; it was the overarching mission of the state’s largest STEM conference that brought home the true impact of STEM education. According to Leslie Wilkins, MEDB Vice President, “Virtually every field in every sector of the economy whether a small business or major industry is needing STEM professionals – people who are literate and fluent in various technology skills. But just teaching current technology applications does not serve our children well, because technology changes so rapidly. So we need to focus on empowering our youth to be self-directed learners, to be resilient, to stay current and be adaptive to change and not be scared by it. And, most importantly, to have the confidence that they can do it. Instilling these values are at the heart of MEDB’s STEMworks™ program and what this conference is all about.” The 8th Annual Hawaii STEM Conference is sponsored by: Office of Naval Research U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Labor County of Maui MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Microsoft Strada Education Network University of Hawaii at Manoa Hawaii Energy 21st Century Community Learning Centers Esri Hawaii Geographic Information Coordinating Council (HIGICC) Hawaiian Electric Company Opterra Energy Services Trimble SketchUp Central Pacific Bank Apple Inc. Creative Industries Hawaii Creative Lab Hawaii Autodesk National Security Agency STEM Pre-Academy Monsanto Ozobot King Kekaulike High School Maui High School ACOM Searider Productions Ben Franklin Crafts/Ace Hardware by HouseMart Blue Planet Camp CenterStage DevLeague Drone Services Hawaii Elemental Minds 3D Innovations Hawaii HCM Creative Media Team Hi FusionEd Iolani School The Janus Group Momilani Elementary School Maunakea Scholars National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Regional SATCOM Support Center-Pacific U.S. Army Space and Missle Defense Command Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership Seaglide Robonation STEMJOBS State of Hawaii Department of Labor State of Hawaii Department of Education University of Hawaii Manoa College of Engineering University of Hawaii, Maui College The Women in Technology Project is a statewide initiative of the Maui Economic Development Board. WIT is funded in part by the U.S. Departments of Education and Agriculture, Office of Naval Research, State of Hawaii, and the County of Maui. For more information on the 2017 Hawaii STEM Conference, visit http://womenintech.com/HawaiiSTEMConference or contact WIT Program K-12 STEM Education Director Isla Young at isla(at)medb(dot)org or 808-250-2888.


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Digital Alliance | Date: 2012-05-08

Computer hardware; Computer peripheral equipment; Computers; Notebook personal computers; Personal computers (PCs); Laptop computers; Tablet computers; Mobile media tablets; Computer storage devices, namely, high-speed storage subsystems for storage and backup of electronic data either locally or via a telecommunications network; Televisions; Stereos; Home theater systems, namely, home theater receivers and audio amplifiers; audio speakers, amplifiers and display for home theater adapted for CD/DVD/VCR/MP3/ optical and magneto-optical disc players and prerecorded computer data media; Computer monitors; Wireless monitors; TV monitors; Video monitors; Computer game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor; Video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor; Video game machines for use with televisions; Audio/video receivers; Video displays; Remote speakers for music; Digital cameras; Camcorders; Personal digital assistants (PDAs); Printers; Computer printers; Photograph printers; Cell phones; Mobile phones; Portable music players; Mobile phones and mobile media tablets designed for reviewing multimedia content; CD/DVD/VCR/MP3/optical and magneto-optical disc players and recorders; Digital networking equipment, namely, server, router, gateway, cable or wireless network, software, communications device interfaces; Digital photo frames; Set-top boxes; Appliances with integrated digital networking capabilities for storing and sharing digital content on a home computer network; Computer software for sharing, retrieving, viewing and controlling pictures, movies, digital media and music files between mobile devices and home entertainment devices; radios incorporating clocks; video disk players; modems; facsimile machines; scanners; satellite television systems, satellite radio; digital video recorders; audio tape recorders; audio-video receivers; cable TV Converters; Digital entertainment systems for watching, storing, and sharing digital content on a home computer network; Video projectors; Multimedia projectors.


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Digital Alliance | Date: 2012-05-01

Computer hardware; Computer peripheral equipment; Computers; Notebook personal computers; Personal computers (PCs); Laptop computers; Tablet computers; Mobile media tablets; Computer storage devices, namely, high-speed storage subsystems for storage and backup of electronic data either locally or via a telecommunications network; Televisions; Stereos; Home theater systems, namely, home theater receivers and audio amplifiers; audio speakers, amplifiers and display for home theater adapted for CD/DVD/VCR/MP3/ optical and magneto-optical disc players and prerecorded computer data media; Computer monitors; Wireless monitors; TV monitors; Video monitors; Computer game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor; Video game consoles for use with an external display screen or monitor; Video game machines for use with televisions; Audio/video receivers; Video displays; Remote speakers for music; Digital cameras; Camcorders; Personal digital assistants (PDAs); Printers; Computer printers; Photograph printers; Cell phones; Mobile phones; Portable music players; Mobile phones and mobile media tablets designed for reviewing multimedia content; CD/DVD/VCR/MP3/optical and magneto-optical disc players and recorders; Digital networking equipment, namely, server, router, gateway, cable or wireless network, software, communications device interfaces; Digital photo frames; Set-top boxes; Appliances with integrated digital networking capabilities for storing and sharing digital content on a home computer network; Computer software for sharing, retrieving, viewing and controlling pictures, movies, digital media and music files between mobile devices and home entertainment devices; radios incorporating clocks; video disk players; modems; facsimile machines; scanners; satellite television systems, satellite radio; digital video recorders; audio tape recorders; audio-video receivers; cable TV Converters; Digital entertainment systems for watching, storing, and sharing digital content on a home computer network; Video projectors; multimedia projectors.


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teledyne Controls, the world’s leading provider of wireless data acquisition and management technology*, and GE Aviation have signed a strategic Digital Alliance partnership to transform engine health monitoring by using GE’s Predix platform to apply data and analytics on continuous flight data wirelessly collected by Teledyne’s technology. Willie Cecil, director of Business Development, Wireless and Data Automation Solutions at Teledyne Controls says that predic


SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Teledyne Controls, the world’s leading provider of wireless data acquisition and management technology*, and GE Aviation have signed a strategic Digital Alliance partnership to transform engine health monitoring by using GE’s Predix platform to apply data and analytics on continuous flight data wirelessly collected by Teledyne’s technology. Willie Cecil, director of Business Development, Wireless and Data Automation Solutions at Teledyne Controls says that predic


News Article | August 17, 2009
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Efren Toscano founded TechZulu in the heart of Southern California: Orange County. Focused on providing a platform to showcase all that is happening here in the tech and media space. TechZulu is rapidly growing to be the hub for Southern California technology companies news source. Efren has been chosen as one of LA Weekly's People of 2009 and selected as a Top 20 MostPublic Individuals in Los Angeles in Tech and Biz by NowPublic. He divides his time between San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles and tech events around the US.


News Article | December 1, 2016
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SynapseMX announced today its participation in the GE Digital Alliance Program, the first initiative of its kind dedicated to growing the digital industrial ecosystem. "We're excited to join the GE Digital Alliance Program, using its expertise with the Industrial Internet and our commercial aircraft operations background to further improve communication and productivity for maintenance teams," said Shane Ballman, SynapseMX founder and CEO. "Until now, commercial aircraft operators have been forced to build their own solutions, which meant that only large enterprises could benefit.” Aviation maintenance is still struggling to be brought into the modern day. 90% of commercial aircraft maintenance records are still done with paper, and, laid end-to-end, it's enough paper to circle the globe 25 times. Sifting through those paper records is challenging for organizations and translates to less-than-optimal maintenance operations and frustrating aircraft maintenance delays. SynapseMX was founded with the core mission to make it easier for humans to interact with other humans - especially around the communication and planning challenges facing commercial aviation today. To do this, SynapseMX is providing aircraft operators the ability to sign-off maintenance electronically via mobile devices, manage and schedule maintenance through an easy-to-use interface, gain useful insights from their operational and historical data for more predictive maintenance, achieve real-time communication between team members with a smart notification system, as well as integrate with current software tools being used in organizations... And that is only the beginning of what SynapseMX is building to make aviation maintenance more productive. Shane Ballman is no stranger to building revolutionary tools for airlines, and is responsible for helping AirTran Airways (acquired by Southwest Airlines in 2010) achieve operational efficiencies that are practically unmatched in the industry, in part because of software he built to better manage their maintenance operations. The drive to help airlines optimize their operations and improve the experience of both workers and customers is a passion that is rooted deeply in the ethos of SynapseMX. Joining the GE Digital Alliance Program signifies SynapseMX’s commitment to the future of technology in the aviation industry. About SynapseMX Founded in 2015, SynapseMX is a software provider of cloud-based solutions focused on delivering real time data and operational insights to modern maintenance teams. With SynapseMX, teams communicate better and can be more productive with a platform designed for the way work gets done today — in the field and on the move — to reduce business interruptions from maintenance activities. For more information, visit the company's website at synapsemx.com or follow on Twitter @gosynapse.


AT&T named exclusive reseller of Current's intelligent sensor nodes in the U.S. and Mexico; Utilizing the AT&T Smart Cities framework, Current brings end-to-end software and hardware solutions to connect cities to the Industrial Internet; Agreement builds on AT&T's long-standing relationships with municipalities, highly secure network connectivity and innovative IoT platforms; AT&T and Current are already working with San Diego and Atlanta to transform existing street lighting into a connected digital infrastructure BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - February 27, 2017) - Two companies with extensive history in infrastructure and communications technology are teaming up to help accelerate the digital era of urban development. AT&T* ( : T) and Current, powered by GE ( : GE), have announced an exclusive agreement to connect cities across the United States and Mexico to the Internet of Things (IoT). Together, the companies will unlock a realm of possibilities to improve the way cities operate, communicate and meet the needs of citizens. Since launching its Smart Cities organization in 2015, AT&T has been using its resources and IoT expertise to create impactful solutions for cities. With its smart cities framework as the foundation, for the past year, AT&T has been helping cities develop and implement a holistic smart cities strategy to address their current and future needs. The agreement with Current significantly extends AT&T's smart city services, plus opens new revenue opportunities for the company. By introducing GE's Predix-powered IoT platform, AT&T can use outdoor LED lighting in a city to create a digital infrastructure that helps address issues like traffic flow and parking optimization, gunshot detection on city streets, air quality monitoring and weather emergency alerts. "Intelligent lighting plays a huge role in a smart city," said Chris Penrose, president, Internet of Things Solutions, AT&T. "Our collaboration with Current will enable us to use a city's existing lighting infrastructure to more securely connect sensor-enabled networks. This will put them on the path to becoming a smarter, more sustainable city." The two companies have collaborated before. Current, GE's digital industrial startup business, recently announced a deal with the City of San Diego to upgrade thousands of the city's outdoor light fixtures to sensor-enabled LED technology, making it the world's largest smart city IoT platform. AT&T will act as the data carrier and provide highly secure connectivity for the San Diego deployment, which is expected to save the city approximately $2.4 million in annual energy costs. In addition, the deal builds on AT&T's membership in GE's Digital Alliance program, where it serves as a connectivity-as-a-service collaborator for GE's Predix platform. "We are thrilled to expand Current's relationship with AT&T to help cities redefine the civic engagement model -- our digital network is based on an open platform, which allows entrepreneurs, incubators and students to get involved in the future development of smart city applications," said John Gordon, Chief Digital Officer of Current, powered by GE. "AT&T has a long history of working commercially with municipalities, and our technology will be a perfect fit toward helping more cities unleash the limitless potential of the Industrial Internet." For more than 100 years, AT&T has formed strong relationships with cities across the United States. The company's Smart Cities initiative is bringing connectivity to spotlight cities across the nation -- helping these cities become cleaner, safer and more efficient. And secure AT&T network connectivity and IoT platforms like AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer continue to foster IoT innovation around the globe. "Innovation is at the core of who we are -- and what we do," said Mike Zeto, general manager, AT&T Smart Cities. "AT&T and GE are the companies that modernized the telephone and light bulb. Together, we will usher in a new digital frontier, giving cities and citizens alike the benefits of a connected city." Current, which combines energy technology like LED and solar with sensors and software, aims to help customers like cities, commercial buildings and industrial facilities slash energy costs and create intelligent environments. Its platform enables a wide variety of developers to create new applications that could improve safety, productivity, energy efficiency and other issues that impact municipal, commercial and industrial customers. "Our goal is to bring the combined power of GE and AT&T to municipalities in a way that pulls from the best of both worlds," Current's Gordon said. "We are two companies with more than a century of success in solving big problems, and we believe our combined innovation can help build a better world." *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. **Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries. Current is the digital engine for intelligent environments. A first-of-its-kind startup within the walls of GE ( : GE), Current blends advanced energy technologies like LED and solar with networked sensors and software to make commercial buildings and industrial facilities more energy efficient & productive. Backed by the power of Predix*, GE's platform for the Industrial Internet, and a broad ecosystem of technology partners, Current is helping businesses and cities unlock hidden value and realize the potential of their environments. www.currentbyge.com GE ( : GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com AT&T Inc. ( : T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, business, mobile and high speed internet services. We offer the nation's best data network* and the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.** We're one of the world's largest providers of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. Nearly 3.5 million companies, from small to large businesses around the globe, turn to AT&T for our highly secure smart solutions. Additional information about AT&T products and services is available at about.att.com. Follow our news on Twitter at @ATT, on Facebook at facebook.com/att and YouTube at youtube.com/att. © 2017 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the Globe logo and other marks are trademarks and service marks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. *Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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Today, the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) announced new partnerships to help develop its Scale-up Guidance Toolkit, a resource that will enable digital service providers to learn from other practitioners that are transitioning long-term existing digital projects and products to new governance and business models. By partnering with BBC Media Action, Esoko, Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative and Vital Wave, DIAL can source best practices directly from organizations that are managing these transitions around the globe in diverse sectors and provide pragmatic how-to guidance that maturing projects can use for their own models. Digital deployments have continued to emerge throughout the world, demonstrating a growing demand for these services across several sectors including agriculture, health and financial services. However, few have successfully scaled to reach millions of end users and many continue to face key barriers that impede growth, including ongoing capacity and knowledge gaps, and fragmentation of efforts by key actors in the ecosystem. To help close capacity and knowledge gaps, DIAL is developing practitioner-to-practitioner level guidance that can be used when scaling digital deployments. As deployments enter various stages of maturity, a different set of challenges confront the organization including strategic, commercial, legal, technical and implementation, given that business or technical model specifications may require significant adaptation. The “Scale-up Guidance Toolkit” will build on and extend earlier guidance outputs, which primarily focused on providing guidance to launch and design digital development efforts, and focus more towards what it takes to sustain an initiative once launched. By pulling from partners’ experience, successful real-world examples and additional research, the Toolkit will be able to identify key factors that digital deployment projects should consider across the organization, share relevant case examples, and offer tools, templates and other operational resources to help others accelerate their ability to scale. It will apply to digital deployments regardless of sector or geography and will be made publicly available to ensure that the greatest possible number of digital service providers will be able to increase their capacity to deliver quality services to vulnerable populations. “The Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D) community has produced guidance over the years in helping plan and start new efforts,” said Kate Wilson, CEO, Digital Impact Alliance. “However, there are limited examples to inform what digital deployments should do once they reach the five-year mark. The choice you have to make is how to scale your effort or technology, but we have few proven lessons to learn from in the developing world. This work is to help answer those questions for countries and implementers who are transitioning efforts from start-up to scale.” BBC Media Action, the BBC’s international development charity, which has designed, developed and scaled the Kilkari, Mobile Academy and Mobile Kunji product suite in close coordination with the Government of India, will serve as one case study to share its experiences towards more sustainable scaling. Esoko, a private for-profit social enterprise connecting smallholder farmers in Africa to agriculture markets, information and finance through simple mobile and web technologies, will also share its practices towards supporting successful scale in its digital deployments. These are mature programs that have gone through beta and launch, and are sustaining. As very few projects globally have reached this point, it is critical the digital development community learns from their approach, techniques, and tools. Johns Hopkins University Global mHealth Initiative will provide industry expertise along with technical precision and rigor for Toolkit content. Vital Wave, a professional services firm that provides end-to-end services to scale technology in low-resource environments, will work with DIAL to lead the research, creation and iterative design of the Toolkit. The firm’s history of working across sectors and industry verticals such as health, finance and education, will complement the other partner’s expertise, leading to a practical yet robust tool to further enable the scale of digital implementations. About DIAL The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) aims to realize a more inclusive digital society in emerging markets, in which all women, men and children benefit from life-enhancing, mobile-based digital services. A partnership among USAID, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Swedish Government and the United Nations Foundation, DIAL’s efforts help accelerate the collective efforts of government, industry and development organizations to realize this vision. http://www.digitalimpactalliance.org.

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