Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Customer Stories
See how customers are advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion using AWS.
University of Oxford EdTech Project Brings Learning Alive to Narrow the Attainment Gap
Virtual reality (VR) is helping students in the United Kingdom transform their understanding of literature, such as with the novels of Charles Dickens that depict Victorian-era London, by bringing scenes to life before their eyes via VR headsets. Early results show the project, designed by scientists and educators, boosted student results by 65 percent. Find out how an artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) research collaboration between the University of Oxford and AWS aims to tackle the attainment gap many students face.
From Mobile Apps to Guided Lessons, the Cloud Can Help Democratize Education
Organizations are building new ways to engage and reach underserved learners around the world using AWS. In this episode of Fix This, the team sat down with two education technology (EdTech) organizations to hear how they use AWS to make learning more accessible. First, Tariq Fancy, founder of the Rumie Initiative, shares how he envisioned a learning experience that could fit in the palm of anyone’s hand, virtually anywhere in the world. Rumie’s library of bite-sized lessons is geared toward learners from underserved communities and is designed to fit into anyone’s schedule. Next, the team talked to Pallavi Khandelwal, vice president, and Sriram Shankar, chief technology officer, from EnglishHelper. EnglishHelper uses artificial intelligence and AWS to reach students across India and beyond. With its RightToRead initiative, the EdTech company teaches students to read and write in English—a skill that can help close the educational gap.
KreditBee Tackles Financial Inclusion by Running Its Digital Lending Platform On AWS
"It’s impressive how AWS continues to make incremental improvements to its solutions and service integration capabilities, enabling us to deliver more to our customers with this serverless model."
Cofounder and Chief Technology Officer, KreditBee
KreditBee is an Indian FinTech that aims to increase loan eligibility for students and self-employed users, as well as newly banked individuals. It's making consumer credit accessible for its four million users, and aims to make it seamless for its target segment to gain entry to different types of microloans, valued up to about $2,500, to pay for medical expenses, university tuition, and more. KreditBee runs its front and back end systems on AWS, tapping into serverless solutions, from processing its application programming interface (API) calls to supporting its underwriting technology. To monitor system activity and to ensure a smooth user experience, KreditBee uses Amazon CloudWatch for operational visibility. It also uses AWS Lambda to run serverless code and Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) for a fully managed message queuing service.
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Vodafone—Building an Effective Security Team
As part of a new video series of discussions with security leaders, Verified: Presented by AWS re:Inforce, AWS chief information security officer (CISO) Steve Schmidt sat down with Emma Smith, global cyber security director at Vodafone, for a discussion on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in security teams.
eVisit Advances Health Equity with ET3 Programs and AWS
eVisit is a leading enterprise care delivery platform built for modern health systems and hospitals. In March of 2022, eVisit was selected to receive cloud computing credits from AWS as a part of the AWS Health Equity Initiative, a $40 million, three-year global commitment supporting organizations that are developing solutions to advance health equity.
Xata Co-Founder Monica Sarbu Celebrates the Power of Diversity
A search for diversity led Monica Sarbu, co-founder of Xata, to set up a nonprofit, Tupu.io, to mentor women, people of color, and other under-represented groups in tech. She wasn’t able to find a dynamic, easy-to-use serverless database to store mentor and mentee details and recognized a market gap. Xata selected AWS for its low latency solutions.
Australian Bureau of Statistics Runs 2021 Census on the AWS Cloud
Every five years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) counts every person and household in Australia. For the 2021 Census, ABS engaged PwC Australia to create a robust Census Digital Service (CDS), hosted on AWS, that would be able to handle millions of users during country-wide pandemic lockdowns.