Billions of devices, tablets, cars, and most importantly, people, are on the brink of being connected in the next decade. As more people and things connect in the years ahead, there will be even more opportunities to leverage innovation to change the world for good.
Huawei has partnered with SaskTel and the Athabasca Basin Corporation to bring broadband access to remote communities in Canada. Watch a short video to hear residents describe how connectivity improves their lives.
Partnering with Microsoft and the Lagos State Electric Board, Schneider Electric is helping meet critical energy needs and transforming lives in Nigeria by providing sustainable solar power to over 200 schools and health clinics. Learn more in a short video.
IBM Research is using the Internet of Things to help local farmers in Kenya optimize crop growth. As Dr. Kala Flemming explains in a brief video, farmers using the EZ Farm IoT remote monitoring solution are seeing better quality produce and will also see more produce.
Learn in this video from Cisco how 10-year-old Peyton Walton used video conferencing to continue attending class during cancer treatments, helping her to stay connected with her school while she fought to become cancer-free.
A team from the University of Oxford hopes to lift five million people in rural Africa and Asia from water-related poverty by linking smart water pumps to the cloud. Learn in this video from Microsoft Research how Cortana Intelligence Suite is empowering project partners including UNICEF to monitor the health of water systems at regional scale.
Developed markets and emerging markets alike are facing healthcare challenges in Asia Pacific, especially the lack of quick, efficient access to quality healthcare. Watch in this video how Microsoft and partners are working to enable healthcare organizations to integrate virtual health into their existing care models.
Watch this video to learn how Qualcomm Wireless Reach is bringing wireless technology to underserved areas in India. The goal is to educate frontline healthcare workers, increase access to quality healthcare and economically empower women entrepreneurs with microfinance loans.
Watch this World Bank video to see how solar power is changing lives in Bangladesh -- lighting up homes and helping small business owners and farmers access affordable and reliable electricity to improve productivity and climb the rungs of economic prosperity.
Work prospects for many young people still keep them in poverty, and if you are a young woman your chances of finding a quality job are even less likely. Authors of the International Labour Organization's World Employment and Social Outlook "Trends for Youth" report explain their findings in a short video.