Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Customer Stories

See how customers are advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion using AWS.

Sharesies Uses AWS to Create More Equitable Financial Services

New Zealand-based fintech firm, Sharesies, wants to create equality in finance and make investing easier to navigate for individual investors. The company seeks to make a difference by giving ordinary investors an opportunity to grow their wealth through the use of technology. In this video, Brooke Roberts, co-founder, director, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sharesies, discusses how the company weaves DEI into the fibers of its corporate culture and how it uses Amazon Web Services (AWS) to keep growing its platform.

Reimagining Athlete Engagement at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Historically, sports have acted as a glue bringing communities together from around the world. The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games hopes to do just that in Orlando, Florida. By building a new serverless application on AWS, the organization is connecting athletes and attendees like never before. The Fix This team spoke with Lonnie Snyder, chief information officer (CIO) of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games, to hear how the app is changing the games. From providing virtual cheers to hosting up-to-date schedules and more, the application will act as the single source of truth to help remote or in-person attendees navigate and celebrate the athletes during the 2022 USA Games.

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Portland State University Accelerates Student Degree Completion Using Machine Learning

60%

of college students receive a degree within 6 years. PSU uses ML to empower students and improve graduation success.

50%

of PSU students are transfer students. PSU's ML model helps outline the quickest path forward for students.

“PSU’s commitment to putting students first demands that we employ the best information to ensure that we are using our resources most effectively in supporting students to achieve their educational goals. We’re really excited to test how ML can be an active component of that information landscape.”

Susan Jeffords
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, PSU

Portland State University (PSU) is using machine learning (ML) to help students find the most effective pathways to graduation. By tracking the course history of successful graduates and presenting recommendations to current students, PSU can provide guardrails and best practices for a focused journey towards degree completion. The PSU and AWS Professional Services teams developed ML models that use transfer students’ course histories to predict the best alignment for degree plans, alert students when they choose courses that deviate from their degree plan, and assist in capacity planning based on the paths of students currently enrolled.

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Decade-Long Nasdaq and AWS Collaboration Scales New Heights as Women Leaders #BreakTheBias

Decade-Long Nasdaq and AWS Collaboration Scales New Heights as Women Leaders #BreakTheBias

In a recent Bloomberg Businessweek Podcast recorded just after International Women’s Day 2022, senior executives from Nasdaq and AWS discussed the landmark moment in Nasdaq’s cloud journey to build the next generation of cloud-enabled infrastructure for the world’s capital markets, running on AWS. The International Women’s Day theme for 2022 is #BreakTheBias.

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AIH Tech Uses AWS to Bring an Inclusive Approach to Facial Recognition Apps

AIH Tech Uses AWS to Bring an Inclusive Approach to Facial Recognition Apps

AIH Tech, a Toronto-based computer vision company, has set out to solve racial bias in facial recognition. Its goal of using AI to try to make the camera image qualities less impactful on facial recognition bias is heavily computational, which is why it chose to build on AWS.

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Dystech creates first dyslexia and motor dysgraphia screening app on AWS

Dystech Creates First Dyslexia and Motor Dysgraphia Screening App on AWS

Dystech launched the world’s first screening app for dyslexia and motor dysgraphia. With this release, Dystech has the opportunity to change lives and accelerate testing for millions of individuals around globe. Dystech uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create an app that transforms how education and healthcare organizations screen for this disorder.

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Women in Games Global Conference: A Fireside Chat

Women in Games Global Conference: A Fireside Chat

The nonprofit, Women in Games (WIGJ), helps women achieve their full potential in the games industry by working with ambassadors and partners to create a games industry, culture, and community free of gender discrimination and full of equal opportunity. Hear from UKIR sales lead for AWS Game Tech and advisory board member of the nonprofit organization, Women in Games (WIGJ), Sarah Calveley, who recently hosted a fireside chat at the WIGJ Global Conference.

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