Nalini Polavarapu has always been interested in taking an interdisciplinary approach to solving challenges on a global scale. She currently works as the Head of Data Sciences – Customer Centricity at Bayer. With a strong foundational background in STEM coursework, she developed a lifelong passion for AI and agriculture, that she has been able to combine when she began her work as Bayer’s first data scientist over 10 years ago. Since then, the team has vastly expanded and the overall data science community within Bayer Crop Science alone employs 700 + people. We sat down with her learn more about her experience as a woman in the tech industry and advice she would give to women looking to follow a similar path. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Data-Driven Innovation Project explores the rapid advancements happening in the digital economy as well as the inventive use of data for good. The promise of bigger and better data is a future of greater opportunity and growth. The Foundation is conducting research activities and a series of events around the country in order to highlight this potential.
We encourage you to read the blog posts and research reports here to gain a full understanding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's work on data-driven innovation.
Be sure to read our in-depth report, The Future of Data-Driven Innovation.
Over ten years ago, just a couple of months into starting my first job, I was asked by leadership to develop and deliver a presentation on artificial intelligence (AI). During that time, AI was pretty much unknown in our industry except among a few visionary leaders.
Digital Empowers explores how cross-sector partnerships leverage technology to bring greater access and equity to individuals and communities.
On Wednesday, April 10, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a webinar, "The Positive Impact of LGBT-Inclusive Practices in the Workplace," to explore our latest research release, developed in conjunction with our Inclusion Incorporated initiative.
Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services on May 10, 2019 for the second annual Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good Summit. This event will bring together business leaders, technical experts, and government and community partners that are shaping the future of innovation and social impact.
Technology is an indispensable part of today’s world.
As the world’s population continues to grow at a rapid pace, so must our ability to feed it.
Mobile and digital technology plays a critical role in empowering disadvantaged groups and improving socioeconomic and health outcomes for people in developing countries. Yet, women have fallen behind their male counterparts in technological adoption.