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Foundation news update:

What we’re excited about this fall

In Silicon Valley, it’s easy to feel when fall is upon us -- just check out the traffic! We at the Cloudera Foundation are excited for all that this season has in store for us. Here are some highlights: 

  • Data 4 Health, Sept. 9-10 (Geneva): Organized and co-hosted by the Cloudera Foundation and the University of Geneva, the Data 4 Health conference brought together two dozen digital health implementers, program strategists, data technologists, and researchers to explore how a new digital health solution called AleDIA, pioneered by Terre des Hommes, Action Contre la Faim, and World Vision, can set an example for responsible solution design, implementation, and learning in global health. We will share the learnings and take-aways from this convening as soon as they’re available.

  • Strata Data Conference, Sept. 23-26 (New York): Cloudera Inc. is sponsoring this year’s Strata Data Conference, which attracts leaders and technologists from across industries. The topics are focused on how data can improve business and magnify their impact, and one of our personal favorite items on the agenda is the unveiling of the winners of the Cloudera Data Impact Awards.

  • United Nations General Assembly, Sept. 17-30 (New York): The kick-off to the 74th U.N. General Assembly includes a litany of side events that bring together leaders from governments, foundations, corporations, nonprofits, and NGOs to gauge progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We will be participating in a selection of events around the use of data for social impact and will share more details on the blog about our involvement.  

  • Cloudera Cares’ Global Day of Service, Oct. 4 (Cloudera offices worldwide): On this annual day of service, Cloudera employees spend the day volunteering with nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in their communities. Last year, nearly 400 team members from across the globe proudly supported 15 different nonprofits in helping to improve tech literacy in their local communities. This year, many of the offices are hosting activities to help the nonprofits closest to their hearts. We will be sharing news and images throughout the day and beyond.  Until then, check out what we did last time!  

  • 21st-Century Common Sense: Using Collective Intelligence to Tackle Complex Social Challenges, Oct. 16 (London): Despite significant investments and advances in technology, we only use a fraction of our collective intelligence (the combination of human and machine intelligence) to address society’s biggest challenges. This one-day conference, hosted by Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design, brings together researchers and practitioners to share knowledge, discuss cutting-edge research, establish partnerships, and work on a way forward for collective intelligence. Cloudera Foundation CEO Claudia Juech will be speaking at the conference, and will be sharing an exciting partnership announcement. More details to come!

  • NetHope Global Summit: Vision. Action, Hope. Oct. 21-25 (Puerto Rico): NetHope’s consortium of about 60 global nonprofits deliver over 60 percent of all annual, international, non-governmental aid. The Cloudera Foundation has enlisted nearly a dozen high-level engineers and other data experts from Cloudera and data-focused nonprofits to be part of this annual gathering. We will be involved with several activities, including hosting an intensive workshop that will help organizations tackle the challenges they face along their own data journeys. 

These are just a few of the big events around the corner. Will you be at any one of the above “data for good” gatherings — or somewhere else talking data? Drop us a note at shareyouridea@clouderafoundation.org.

 

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