Tech Impact 2030: Eliminating World Hunger with Technology

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TACOMA, Washington — Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) strives to eliminate world hunger by 2030 with Tech Impact 2030, a technology-focused organization the company launched in 2018. Hunger is a global issue, currently experienced by 800 million people. This organization is a collaborative forum used to bring together the world’s leading technology experts. Their goal is to solve the societal challenges associated with poverty, including agriculture, healthcare, and transportation. HPE has partnered with both the World Economic Forum and Purdue University to make these goals a reality.

Collaboration for Change

In order to bring leaders together, Tech Impact 2030 organized a series of discussions aimed at determining potential solutions. One of these discussions took place at the THRIVE innovation summit, an annual conference held in Silicon Valley. Here, the world’s leaders in technology spoke about the future and contributing to efficient food production. Additionally, as part of the organization, HPE combined their technological expertise with that of Purdue University. In order to create new agricultural technology that will help HPE reach its goal of eliminating world hunger via agricultural technology.

Developing New Technologies

As Tech Impact 2030 develops new technologies, they have focused on agricultural technologies to reach their goal. The organization believes this category of technology is most effective. That is because it will help increase food production, yields and sustainability while also providing research that will contribute to higher food security for target populations.

As a whole, leaders of the collaborative effort believe the future of agricultural technology will require evolutions in making sense of data. Memory-driven computing is a technological concept that prioritizes memory rather than processing in order to increase a device’s efficiency. This is one tool they believe will address this issue. HPE is currently heading toward its final phase on its road to commercial memory-driven computing systems.

eHealth Centers

In addition to these memory-driven and agricultural technological advances, HPE has also worked toward improving healthcare in impoverished countries. HPE created eHealth centers, which offer remote health services and diagnosis via cloud technologies. These eHealth Centers are especially vital for countries experiencing widespread disease, as they enable tracking of disease and the ability to establish disease patterns that contribute to prevention methods.

As of January of 2020, states across India were using over 130 of these devices. HPE hopes that the prevalence of these devices will lead to more accessible and efficient healthcare. HPE states, “technology’s true promise lies in the good we can do and the challenges we can overcome together.” The organization hopes to achieve its goal of eliminating world hunger through Tech Impact 2030. Their various collaborations can be one of the many examples of the good that technology can do.

Hannah Carroll 
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