TCS and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Assemble Leaders to Examine Impact of Blockchain on Philanthropy 9867
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Sharat Chandra
May 24, 2018 at 9:42 PM

Tata Consultancy Services, a leading information technology, consulting and outsourcing giant has come together with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) today for " Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good "at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center is a principal resource for businesses dedicated to making a difference.

The event intends to bring together business heads, technical experts, and on-the-ground partners that are shaping the future of innovation and social impact. The participants at the event will showcase how their organizations leverage new technologies and digital innovations, including blockchain, design thinking, virtual reality, robotics, data collaboratives, and cloud analytics to enhance access and equity to individuals and societies.

The participants from diverse industry groups will display how they are leveraging technology to create solutions for a wide range of issues :
a) Workforce Development and Education
b) Food safety and distribution
c) Microfinance
d) Opioid epidemic
e) Community Recycling
f) Nonprofit Capacity Building
g) Refugee resettlement
h) Natural and human-made disasters

"In the Business 4.0 era, we have the unique opportunity to harness the abundance of digital technologies to leapfrog innovation for business and social good," said Balaji Ganapathy, Head of Workforce Effectiveness, TCS. "Having leaders from across sectors involved helps to develop a shared vision, increases awareness, advocacy, and public-private partnerships, and creates a paradigm shift towards creating exponential value for our fellow citizens and the community."

"At the most basic level—businesses are problem solvers. From providing invaluable services to innovating new products, the private sector—by design—finds opportunity and drives solutions," said Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Foundation. "So it only makes sense that leading businesses are also leveraging technology to solve some of the greatest social issues of our time."

Featured speakers of the event include Surya Kant, President of  North America, UK and Europe at Tata Consultancy Services; Kevin Brault, Principal and Federal Health Care Sector Leader at Deloitte & Touche LLP; Dr. Kingsley Fregne, Group Leader of Robotics & Intelligent systems, Advanced Technology Laboratories at Lockheed Martin; Denise Spell, Chief of Operations and Engineering at the Field Innovation Team; and Jeff Weld, Ph.D., Senior Policy Advisor and Assistant Director for STEM Education at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Image via U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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