Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on innovation and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Twitter Chat: Defining Tech for Good in the COVID-19 Era: Crowdsourced Collaboration

Join our Twitter chat at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 22 to discuss how open data, crowdsourcing, interoperable platforms, and their guiding principles of transparency and cooperation, have shaped the COVID-19 global response, and explore how these efforts will affect how we live, work, and play for years to come.

COVID-19: The Power of Data and Predictive Analytics in Pandemics

This webinar is the first event of a three part virtual event series on COVID-19 response designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities and really create a platform for collective action. During this webinar, we will hear from organizations at the helm of this effort to learn more about their COVID-19 models, how they serve different purposes, and where gaps in data still remain to monitor, understand and mitigate this pandemic.
February 28, 2020
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Alexandra S. Levine is a reporter covering the intersection of technology, government and public policy — as well as the broader crosscurrents between Silicon Valley and Washington D.C. She currently reports on these topics for POLITICO, where she also writes POLITICO’s popular daily newsletter, Morning Tech. This year, she is focused in particular on how tech is shaping the 2020 U.S. presidential election. I sat down with ask her about her role as a journalist covering the tech world and to learn how she has seen topics surrounding women evolve within the areas she covers. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign

February 28, 2020
Anita Selvakumari

Anita Selvakumari is an experienced professional in the information technology and services industry. She has been working at Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, for almost 20 years. She currently serves as a client partner and began her career at TCS in 2000 as a program manager. In her free time she enjoys volunteering and running. She is a 2-time Ultra Marathoner and 7-time Marathoner. I sat down with her to learn more about her work at TCS and her experience as a woman in the technology field. — Alexa Miller, Director, Digital Empowers National Campaign

February 28, 2020
Nalini Polavarapu

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

February 28, 2020
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Brenna Berman is working to make cities happier, healthier and more productive. She currently serves as the CEO & Executive Director of City Tech Collaborative in Chicago, Illinois, an urban solutions accelerator looking to improve cities and turn them into places where technology helps drive innovation, inclusion, and collaboration for all. Before joining City Tech, she worked in the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, where she served as the Chief Information Officer for the City and Commissioner for the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) from 2012 to 2017. Brenna began her career at IBM where she worked to promote government innovation. We sat down with her to learn more about what has influenced her career, her work at City Tech and other projects she enjoys.

Fast Forward Summit 2020

On September 29 and 30, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will host a two-day, future-looking summit to highlight the people, ideas, and innovations that are shaping our lives and businesses.

Expanding on the Foundation’s FAST FORWARD series, this Summit will educate the public about private-sector innovations across various industries that are redefining the future and driving us forward. 

ILR Pilot Design Workshop

The ILR Design Workshop is intended for those organizations that have or may still submit an ILR Interest or Resource Contributor Form. The meeting will be an opportunity to refine your pilot proposal, build new partnerships, network with peers, and meet our new ILR community manager.

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