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Fannie Mae Uses AWS for Insights and Innovations in the Mortgage Process

Fannie Mae—the common name of the Federal National Mortgage Association—is using Amazon Web Services (AWS) to improve the mortgage process and advance greater equity in housing. In this video, Kimberly Johnson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fannie Mae, discusses how the company uses a suite of AWS solutions, from serverless computing to data analytics, to effectively manage risk and tackle big challenges in housing. Fannie Mae uses advanced machine learning (ML) from Amazon SageMaker to address a number of challenges, including housing during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding access to underserved communities, and building resilience in the face of climate change.

Swindon Borough Council Tackles Litter with AI

From forgotten objects to illegally dumped waste, Swindon Borough Council (Swindon) in the United Kingdom noticed an uptick in city-wide litter. To understand how Swindon fast tracks cleanup and engages with residents to report illegal waste, the Fix This team chatted with Sarah Talbot, emerging technologies lead for Swindon. Sarah explains how residents use the updated AWS-powered service to help Swindon locate and prioritize litter removal. The solution uses artificial intelligence (AI) to estimate object sizes and streamline pickup.

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Philips Creates Telehealth Business Using AWS

45%

Reduction in hospitalization through telehealth systems, according to a 2013 pilot program sponsored by Philips

32%

Reduction in long-term costs through the use of telehealth systems, according to a 2013 pilot program sponsored by Philips

"We realized that if we wanted to be able to deliver the kinds of solutions our customers truly needed, we could only do that with a focused cloud platform strategy. That was what led us to create HealthSuite Platform on AWS."

Dale Wiggins
Vice President and General Manager of Philips HealthSuite Platform, Philips

Between 2009 and 2015, a federal effort to digitize health records and modernize the logistics of medicine made huge changes in the US healthcare system. Insights resulting from the transformation include the realization that patients who recover at home are happier and often respond better than those treated only as inpatients. A 2013 pilot program sponsored by Philips found that the use of telehealth systems could reduce hospitalizations. Philips, an early adopter of AWS, realized that if it wanted to be able to deliver the kinds of solutions its customers truly needed, it required a focused cloud platform strategy. Built natively on AWS, Philips HealthSuite Platform uses nearly 10,000 Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, as well as AWS IoT Core.

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How Moderna Accelerated its COVID-19 Vaccine Development on AWS

How Moderna Accelerated its COVID-19 Vaccine Development on AWS

The start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 led to widespread isolation and disrupted communities worldwide. Creating an effective COVID-19 vaccine became a global priority. Building on AWS helped Moderna develop its COVID-19 vaccine, scale systems to enable global distribution, and leverage cloud technologies to accelerate processes. This segment of the Executive Conversations series dives deep on how innovating on AWS helped Moderna expedite the vaccine rollout.

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Student Developers Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses with a Web App

Student Developers Help Prevent Opioid Overdoses with a Web App

To combat the opioid epidemic in San Luis Obispo (SLO) County in California, the county formed the SLO Opioid Safety Coalition (SLO OSC) in 2016. To help the community and prevent overdose deaths, the county used AWS to build a web application, Naloxone Now, in collaboration with the Cal Poly Digital Transformation Hub (DxHub). The application helps connect those in need to the life-saving drug Naloxone.

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SkyAlert Helps Save Lives from Natural Disasters Using AWS Solutions

SkyAlert Helps Save Lives from Natural Disasters Using AWS Solutions

SkyAlert promotes a culture of prevention against natural disasters through its early-warning system for earthquakes—in Mexico and some western regions of the US. Serving businesses and individuals, it currently has more than 3 million registered users who rely on its earthquake alerts. After migrating its Internet of Things (IoT) solution to AWS and implementing an efficient alert service, SkyAlert now scales quickly and can send millions of messages in a few seconds, helping to save lives in the event of earthquakes.

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The Australian City of Charles Sturt Transforms Public Service Delivery for its Community Using AWS

The Australian City of Charles Sturt Transforms Public Service Delivery for its Community Using AWS

The City of Charles Sturt (CCS), a council in South Australia, serves and represents the interests of 120,000 constituents. CCS delivers a diverse range of public services. Previously, data from these services were stored in disparate systems owned by different departments, which made cross-team collaboration challenging. The council migrated its data to AWS, giving its IT team the agility to develop and deploy new application features more quickly.

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