Fix This

Fix This

This is Fix This. A bi-weekly podcast of bites-sized stories from Amazon Web Services (AWS). We talk to leaders from around the globe about how they use technology to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues.... Show More

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July 10, 2020 11 min
The team dives into how cloud-based solutions are helping students from grade school to higher education stay on track. First up, the team sat down with Patrick Craven, the director of The Center for Cyber Safety and Education, to learn about their global program to educate young children on internet etiquette and personal safety rules. Then, the team chatted with Dennis Gilbert, enterprise architect in the Office of Information Te...
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In the final episode of the Mission Critical Cloud series by Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the team focuses on healthcare. The first interview features Dr. Christopher Longhurst, the chief information officer and associate chief medical officer at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Health. Dr. Longhurst talks about UCSD’s research using artificial intelligence...
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Part four of the Mission Critical Cloud series explores how federal government customers use the cloud to reduce costs, think big, and find new ways to deliver on their missions. Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS) is joined by Dave Levy, vice president of the US government business at AWS, to guest host the episode. First up, the team chatted with Deron Burba, chief informatio...
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In part three of the Mission Critical Cloud mini-series by Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the team explores how state and local government customers use the cloud to deliver services to citizens. Teresa is joined by Kim Majerus, a leader within the state and local government business at AWS. First up, an interview with Joshua Spence, chief technology officer of the State ...
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In part two of the Mission Critical Cloud mini-series by Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at Amazon Web Services (AWS), the team explores remote education. Teresa is joined by Ann Merrihew, a director within the education business at AWS. This episode begins with an interview featuring Dr. David Baca, chief of schools of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest K12 district in the...
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Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector, Amazon Web Services (AWS), guest hosts. Join Teresa for a deep dive discussion with other AWS leaders, including Sandy Carter, vice president of partners and programs; Maggie Carter, global lead for the disaster response team; Blair Anderson, director within AWS public policy; and John Dancy, director of professional services. Teresa and guests explore how technology he...
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April 17, 2020 16 min
Explore how the AWS Cloud can increase an organization’s sustainability. Pierre Lussier, director of Jour de la Terre, a Canadian nonprofit, shares how Amazon Web Services (AWS) helps them deliver on their mission to make the world a “greener” place. Nat Sahlstrom, director of energy at Amazon, talks about a 2019 study that shows how migrating enterprise workloads to the AWS Cloud can reduce an organization’s IT carbon footprint by...
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April 3, 2020 19 min
Open data connects the world in unexpected ways—like tracking bird populations and migrations using weather data and machine learning. Listen to learn why birds are important “measuring sticks” for how our environment is changing, and why we should all care about how and why their numbers are dwindling. We sat down with Jed Sundwall, head of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) open data program to learn more about what open data is and w...
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March 18, 2020 15 min
Buckle up! We’re driving straight into the world of sustainable trucking. Ray Rogers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) chats with Aaron Terrazas, director of economic research at Convoy Inc. (Convoy). He discusses the impact of “empty miles” in terms of its environmental impact, worker impact, and industry impact and how machine learning on AWS is part of the solution. Next up, Ray caught up with Jennifer Wong, head of sustainability at...
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March 4, 2020 15 min
Elections are more than voters casting votes. From voter engagement to elections management, innovative use of the cloud like an Alexa Skill or an e-poll book solution can help make the election process more accessible. In this episode, the team chats with Deputy Secretary of State for the State of New Hampshire, David Scanlan. In 2020, New Hampshire celebrated its 100th first-in-the-nation primary. Deputy Secretary Scanlan discuss...
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February 18, 2020 19 min
In this episode, the team explores how the cloud and data interoperability can improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness. Ray Rogers of Amazon Web Services (AWS) chats with homelessness subject matter expert, Jessie Metcalf, from AWS. Next up, Ray chats with Beth Sandor and Jake Maguire, principals at Community Solutions, about how communities are already reaching “functional zero” for veteran and chronic homeless popul...
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February 4, 2020 23 min
From workforce development to preserving ancient artifacts—the cloud changes how we think about the future. Ray Rogers from Amazon Web Services (AWS) talks to Sameer Raina, president of Digital Divide Data (DDD), about the nonprofit’s project to digitize the National Museum of Kenya’s one-of-a-kind, ancient collections. During phase one of the project, DDD upskilled the museum’s existing staff with cloud training. Randi Larson from...
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January 21, 2020 16 min
The team continues the conversation on how technology can be leveraged to end human trafficking. Ray Rogers of AWS chats with Rani Hong, CEO of The Freedom Seal, about how corporate transparency and responsibility can help organizations stay true to their mission while also eliminating forced labor from their supply chains. Andrew Wallis, CEO of Unseen, shares how data is at the center of the solution to end modern slavery.
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January 9, 2020 22 min
The team explores what human trafficking is and how technology like Amazon Rekognition can be leveraged to combat the global issue. Randi Larson of Amazon Web Services (AWS) chats with Sarah Gardner, director of development at Thorn, and Ray Rogers of AWS discusses the Tech Against Trafficking initiative with Hannah Darnton, program manager of ethics, technology, and human rights at BSR.
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December 26, 2019 20 min
How can medical researchers use machine learning to speed the time to science? Dive in.
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December 10, 2019 16 min
Ray Rogers, Brad Keppler, Julien Simon (machine learning tech evangelist, Amazon Web Services), Dr. P. Anandan (CEO, Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence). In this episode of Fix This, the team explores the world of artificial intelligence (AI). Ray Rogers sits down with Julien Simon, machine learning tech evangelist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), for a crash course in AI 101. The second guest is Dr. P. Anandan, chief exec...
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The Fix This team explores how cell phones are being used to preserve precious rainforest land and connecting smallholder farmers in Eastern Africa to the resources and answers they need.
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November 13, 2019 21 min
How technology is changing disaster response and recovery. From restoring the internet to providing the infrastructure for call centers, technology plays a key role in responding to a disaster. What happens during a community’s long-term recovery after disaster strikes?
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This is Fix This. A bi-weekly podcast from Amazon Web Services (AWS) of bite-sized stories about how tech is making the world a better place. We talk to leaders from around the globe about how they use technology to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues. (Ray Rogers, Brad Keppler)
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