Dell Joins Cross-Industry Coalition to Advance Women of Color in Tech

first_imgThis type of cross-industry collaboration is critical for our business success. Firstly, the technology sector is outgrowing our potential talent pool. Consider the numbers – there are 1.1 million computing-related job openings in U.S. expected by 2024. Yet only 45% of these jobs could be filled by U.S. students graduating with a computing bachelor’s degree by 2024.  Working together we can pool resources to invest in the organizations we all agree have the greatest specialty in the cultural, social and economic challenges at play.Secondly, diverse perspectives drive innovation. If you believe, as we do, in the critical role that innovative technology plays in transforming our world, we all benefit from broad participation in the technology workforce.Finally, every company will eventually become a tech company. Creating a tech talent pool doesn’t just help us, but it helps our customers too. These are the jobs of the future. Our Chairman and CEO, Michael Dell, describes our responsibility perfectly:“Technology continues to transform our world in unprecedented ways. Now more than ever, it’s imperative that we have diverse perspectives helping to shape our collective future, and that means as an industry we have a responsibility to address skills gaps and break down barriers to participation.”Philanthropic dollars are one of many ways Dell Technologies is putting its weight behind addressing the tech skills gap for women of color and other underrepresented groups.  Last month, we introduced the Dell ReStart program, which supports candidates eager to rejoin the workforce after stepping away from their careers. We recently joined Northeastern University’s ALIGN program, which provides a direct path for women and under-represented minorities to a Master’s of Science in Data Science, Computer Science, or Cyber Security. And today we pledged to join the HBCU Partnership Challenge,  a commitment to create strategic partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to develop top under-represented minority talent.Our global teams are passionate about engaging in support of our future workforce. This month’s employee volunteer focus is around inspiring our future workforce through 1:1 mentorship. Learn more about the importance of mentorship in the below video featuring 15-year old STEM advocate, author and student, Quinn Langford.https://youtu.be/rPEAjTrhniwThis effort is a journey. We know we have more to do, but we believe that through commitment and collaboration, we may have a real shot at changing the numbers and bringing new and innovative perspectives to the tech table. Today, Pivotal Ventures, an investment and incubation company created by Melinda Gates and McKinsey & Company released new research on closing the gender gap in tech. The report analyzes philanthropic contributions from 32 leading tech companies. It reveals that only 5% of company’s philanthropy goes toward gender diversity in tech and even less (0.1%) goes toward women of color.The low investment has gotten the tech industry’s attention, and we’re responding by joining forces in a new initiative launched by Pivotal Ventures called the Reboot Representation Tech Coalition. The collaboration seeks to align philanthropic donations and to increase funding with the ultimate goal of doubling the number of underrepresented women of color graduating with computing degrees by 2025.Dell Technologies joins this effort as a founding member alongside Intel, Microsoft, Adobe, and Oath. Collectively, 12 tech companies have committed more than $12 million to this goal, which represents a 30x increase in funding.last_img read more

Berger, Chairman Shelby meet on credit union regulatory relief

first_imgNAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger met Tuesday with Senate Banking Chairman Richard Shelby, R-Ala., to discuss regulatory relief and other top issues for credit unions.NAFCU is closely monitoring discussions in both the House and Senate on regulatory relief. It is pushing for action on measures such as those contained in S. 1484, authored by Shelby and passed by the Senate Banking Committee this May. The bill includes a requirement for public NCUA budget hearings, statutory relief from annual privacy notice requirements and granting of safe harbor qualified-mortgage status for certain loans held in portfolio.“We appreciate Chairman Shelby’s leadership in pushing for credit union regulatory relief,” said Berger. “NAFCU remains committed to working with lawmakers to secure meaningful relief and ensure a favorable regulatory environment for credit unions.”S. 1484 would also require NCUA to study the impact of RBC2 on mortgage servicing assets; require the Federal Housing Finance Agency to withdraw its proposed rule revising Federal Home Loan Bank membership requirements while GAO studies the issue; and grant credit unions parity with community banks in the definition of community financial institution under the Federal Home Loan Bank Act. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Preliminary design chosen for the Expo 2020 Dubai project

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism is in charge of the Government of the Republic of Croatia as a coordinating body for the preparation of Croatia’s participation in the EXPO, and for that purpose the National Committee of the Republic of Croatia for the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai was established. finance, economy, entrepreneurship and crafts, culture, agriculture, regional development and European Union funds, foreign and European affairs, environmental protection and energy, sea, transport and infrastructure, science and education, tourism, construction and physical planning, City of Zagreb, Croatia the Tourist Board, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, the Croatian Chamber of Crafts and the Croatian Employers’ Association. Through the presentation of the best domestic innovative projects, ideas, inventions and creative individuals, participation in the EXPO will have a positive impact on the entire Croatian economy, the Ministry of Tourism points out. EXPO 2020 Dubai aims to create unforgettable experiences that will amaze, educate and inspire visitors of all ages. The area next to Dubai where the world exhibition will take place is designed as a place to present and meet participants, world leaders, innovators and politicians from around the world to connect and exchange ideas and best practices while initiating creative dialogue to create a new generation of innovation.  In second place according to the number of votes is the Association of Bidders STUDIO PUTINJA doo, and in third place is the Association of Bidders RANDIĆ I SURADNICI doo According to the decision of the National Committee of the Republic of Croatia for the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai was chosen Association of bidders REAL GRUPA doo from the Republic of Croatia for the development of the conceptual design of the project with which Croatia will present itself on the world’s largest economic stage and the most visited exhibition EXPO in Dubai from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021.center_img The tender, in addition to the development of the conceptual design, also included its implementation, maintenance and uninstallation. At the EXPO Dubai 2020 exhibition, which will gather all world countries for the first time and where over 25 million visitors are expected, Croatia will present itself as “A country that inspires great minds – inspiring great minds”, and the Croatian pavilion will sides will be inspired by recognizable red squares while the interior will be adorned with multimedia depictions of Croatian natural and cultural heritage with the help of Croatian inventors, artists and other influential people. And how the Croatian pavilion will look like, see below in the attachment. Source: MINTlast_img read more

Functionality first… BetBright implements ‘single mobile site’ across all devices

first_imgShare UKGC reminds licensees of expectations when leaving the market October 4, 2019 StumbleUpon DraftKings opens Dublin hub seeking closer wagering controls November 14, 2019 Related Articles 888 Holdings’ Guy Cohen on purchases, PASPA and poker August 20, 2019 Submit Share Irish independent online bookmaker, BetBright has announced that it will now operate under a ‘single mobile user interface’ across its existing verticals.The announcement follows a major front-end system’s upgrade undertaken by BetBright in-house development team, with the operator launching a single interface which will optimise speed, functionality and user engagement.“Users will benefit from a slicker and quicker experience as a result, as well as gaining access to additional features which had only been available on the mobile interface previously and not available on the old desktop system.” BetBright details in its upgrade.From an operations perspective, BetBright will gain significant resources benefits with its development team functioning under a single code base, implementing all future deployments under one front-end system.Updating stakeholders, Marcus Brennan, BetBright CEO, commented: “This is a very big and long-awaited step for us which brings many benefits firstly to the customer and secondly to the company in terms of efficiencies. Previously we had to develop features twice on two different code bases, once for mobile (app and mobile web) and once for desktops.Due to resource demands, we had to make a difficult decision two years ago to stop progressing desktop and to focus on mobile, as a result our desktop was frozen in time and did not progress. Now in one single and very significant software release, we have caught up two years of missed progress on the desktop in one instant and moved to a single code base going forward. This is an incredible leap forward for our desktop users and it will accelerate our development roadmap and increase our efficiencies.”last_img read more