Am just on the way back from a busy week in New York where I have spent the previous two days at the UN Social Innovation Summit to represent HP and get together with other companies, NGOs and government to share ideas on how we can all collaborate more effectively to collectively solve some of the big societal and environmental issues the world is facing. To do this at the UN headquarters is something special every year. Just love the global atmosphere there as well as the hospitality of the UN folks. Great experience. I met a lot of our current partners and potential new partners to help build out our HP Living Progress flagship programs in health, education and environment. Time very well invested.
Had the honor to speak about the transformative impact of Big Data @ the Summit and as always it was special to be there and share some of the work we are doing @HP. My topic was how Big data analytics really change the conversation and collaboration as all of us try to contribute to coming up with sustainable solutions for the world's biggest challenges. BIG DATA helps us turn tons of information and data into a wealth of knowledge. Not sure you knew that we produce as much data every two days now as mankind did from the beginning to 2003..that’s not that long ago (!) But now we can make sense of it all and bring accuracy and speed to data analytics so a single researcher can achieve as much in a day as entire teams used to deliver in months. That’s powerful. And HP’s collaboration with Conservation International is living proof for how this works in reality. Hope you can check out our HP Earth Insights Program @ http://www8.hp.com/hpnext/posts/harnessing-big-data-drive-environmental-progress-hp-earth-insights-develops-early-warning#.U4nhTmw6mM8.
A special highlight was a “field trip” that some of us took to the New York Stock Exchange where we simply had a blast to say the least. Zeev Klein, curator of the UN Social Innovation Summit had a fabulous idea - he got some of us together to “check in” at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the closing bell on May 29 to celebrate the spirit of the conference. Here is a link to the video on Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0_V_bxpG_U What good fun!
Lauren Bush Lauren pushed the button and we kept applauding and smiling as it was a good day on Wall Street! Am now at JFK enroute to Munich for a well-deserved weekend or whatever is left of it by the time I get home.