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Dimagi receives $25 million to develop transformative technology for Frontline Workers

Program-Related Investment from the Steele Foundation for Hope will fund next generation digital platform to support and enable critical frontline healthcare workforces globally

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dimagi, a global social impact organization and leader in frontline technology, announced a $25 million Program-Related Investment (PRI) from the Steele Foundation for Hope. This transformative funding is set to accelerate Dimagi’s five-year strategy by funding the research, development, and diversification of a next generation platform building on CommCare, Dimagi’s flagship platform poised to be the most utilized and impactful digital platform for frontline work. 

According to the World Bank and WHO, at least 50% of people lack access to essential health services. To fill the gap left by a lack of healthcare providers and chronically under-resourced healthcare systems, many countries look to non-specialist Frontline Workers like Community Health Workers to provide essential services. However, despite the critical nature of their work, these Frontline Workers are under-supported and underpaid. One study found that a staggering 86% of Community Health Workers are volunteers receiving some or no compensation. To achieve Universal Health Coverage, these critical workers need to be better supported.

Dimagi’s open-source offering CommCare has been used in 130 countries, in support of 3,000+ projects and has been proven to improve Frontline Worker performance, client behaviors, and health outcomes. CommCare allows organizations to easily build mobile applications that act as powerful job-aids for Frontline Workers. Since its inception, one million Frontline Workers have used CommCare to collect data and deliver better frontline services in remote and under-resourced settings across a wide array of uses, including healthcare, pandemic response and vaccine delivery, crisis response, education and other social sectors

With this funding, Dimagi will be able to pursue its five-year strategy in particular investing in the bold goal of improving Frontline Worker jobs to create better health outcomes. One key area that Dimagi will explore is expanding CommCare’s capabilities to further support Frontline Workers with training, supervision, digital payments, and more.

“Dimagi envisions a world where everyone has access to the services they need to thrive. This PRI will allow us to be even bolder and more ambitious in achieving that vision, by investing in our five-year strategy for high-impact growth,” said Jonathan Jackson, Dimagi’s CEO and Co-Founder. “Specifically, this PRI will enable us to go all in on our transformational strategy of improving Frontline Workers’ jobs in order to achieve better health outcomes. Since our founding 20 years ago, Dimagi has prioritized impact, team and profit, in that order and have seen these three components work together as we drive our vision. We are excited to receive this PRI from the Steele Foundation for Hope, which will kick off a journey of learning, development, and progress.”

“We are thrilled to be investing in Dimagi to support the development of technology poised to have a disruptive impact on one of humanity’s hardest challenges: access to quality health services. Over the last 20 years, Dimagi has proven to be a leader in creating high-impact digital solutions for frontline work around the world. And we’ve been impressed with the scale and effectiveness of its CommCare platform,” said Joe Exner, CEO of the Steele Foundation for Hope. “Investments in technology for international development are scant and often focus on project-level goals. This platform-level investment in Dimagi is intended to support an underfunded component of the current international development ecosystem. It is both high-risk and also high-reward and we couldn’t be more excited to see what we are able to achieve together.”

Follow along on this journey through the High-Impact Growth podcast, Dimagi’s newsletter, and blog.

About the Steele Foundation for Hope

The Steele Foundation for Hope strives to find and fund lasting solutions for some of humanity’s hardest challenges. We believe that advances found through technology and innovation are key to improving quality of life for less fortunate people around the world. We provide funding for leaders, innovators, and organizations committed to delivering solutions that will help people in need. We make grants and program-related investments up to $25,000,000. We conduct due diligence efficiently and expedite funding. We minimize reporting requirements to maximize ongoing operating flexibility. Our goal is to provide funds that enable leaders and organizations to stay focused on achieving their missions.

About Dimagi

Dimagi is a global social impact organization, working since 2002 towards our vision of a world where everyone has access to the services they need to thrive. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and with teams in India, South Africa, Senegal, and around the world, Dimagi partners with governments, NGOs, and foundations to amplify their frontline impact through scalable digital solutions and expert services. Our open-source flagship product, CommCare, is the world’s most widely-used data collection and service delivery platform, used by more than one million Frontline Workers in 130 countries. An evidence base of more than 90 peer-reviewed publications has shown that equipping Frontline Workers with CommCare improves performance, quality of care delivered, and client health outcomes. Learn more at dimagi.com.

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Saudi Data, AI Authority (SDAIA) and Ministry of Energy Partner with IBM to Accelerate Sustainability Initiatives in Saudi Arabia Using AI

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia and ARMONK, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Saudi Data and Artificial Intelligence Authority (SDAIA) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today the signing of a strategic agreement to drive adoption of artificial intelligence in the carbon capture and industrial domains across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Announced at the second Global AI summit in the Kingdom, the first use case under this agreement will be in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy in Saudi Arabia. SDAIA, Ministry of Energy and IBM will use artificial intelligence technology to detect, map, and eventually reduce carbon emissions across the country.

Dr. Majid Al-Tuwaijri, the CEO for the National Center for AI, said, “This agreement with IBM will contribute to creating opportunities by addressing key challenges in circular carbon economy, petrochemical and industrial domains, through the development of innovative solutions in the field of data and artificial intelligence, and the exchange of shared experiences and investment opportunities in this vital area to support achieving the goals of Vision 2030.”

“This agreement would allow us to leverage IBM’s expertise in technologies like artificial intelligence,” Eng. Ahmed Al-Zahrani, Ministry of Energy’s Assistant Minister for Development and Excellence, said, “which will play a key role in promoting the adoption of the Circular Carbon Economy, achieving the goals announced during the Saudi Green Initiative.”

The management of greenhouse gas emissions is critical to the Kingdom’s reaching its objective of net zero,” said Dina Abo-Onoq, Managing Partner, IBM Consulting Saudi Arabia. “Using multiple satellites and different types of imaging technologies, we will train an AI model to recognize and pinpoint different forms of gas across the entire country. By doing so, this will help with earlier and better visibility of the problem which has not been possible with conventional measurement approaches.”

As part of the overall agreement, IBM will work with SDAIA to identify high value applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning to solve challenges in public and private sector organizations in the Kingdom, with a focus on supporting the Kingdom’s sustainability and industrialization objectives.

Saudi Arabia is currently undergoing a major transformation program to become a global logistics hub and industrial powerhouse. The Kingdom has also set a target of achieving net zero in emissions by 2060 and to support the global effort to cut emissions. New cities and infrastructure being built in the Kingdom, such as NEOM or the Red Sea, are being designed with sustainability objectives in mind.

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Unstoppable Women of Web3 Launches New Education Streams

First Stream is on Web3, and Partners with Miss O Cool Girls

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Unstoppable Women of Web3 (Unstoppable WoW3), a diversity and education group on a mission to equalize the playing field in Web3, is launching a new way for people to learn about Web3 with focused education streams that will be completely free for all Unstoppable Women of Web3 members. This new series is supported by the founding partner, Unstoppable Domains, the leading platform for user-controlled digital identity on Web3 with more than 2.5 million registered domains. Additionally, Unstoppable Domains’ 130+ collaborators will support the initiative by featuring work created by historically marginalized groups in at least half of all materials used for Web3 education.

Expanding access to Web3 education

Since founding the Unstoppable WoW3 community on March 8, 2022, Unstoppable WoW3 has been exploring how people are deriving the most value from Web3, metaverse and blockchain gaming education. Based on this research, Unstoppable WoW3 is introducing different streams of education that focus on fundamental topic areas, including Web3, Blockchain, and the Metaverse.

Each stream will consist of a variety of content formats including audio and video sessions and written articles produced by Unstoppable WoW3 and its partners. In addition to learning about Web3 theory, participants will also be introduced to real-world examples to learn how these theories are applied to live use cases. The materials are curated in a conversational way that offer a low pressure, friendly environment and allows participants to learn at their own pace. Upon full completion of a stream, participants will earn an Unstoppable Badge that will be attached to their digital identity and viewable via their NFT Domain profile. 

Having more women in the web3 space is critical. Many studies link diversity to indicators of profitability and financial health, including cash flow return on investment, Earnings Before Interests and Taxes (EBIT) margins, Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization (EBITDA) margins and gross and net margins (Source:  Catalyst, Why Diversity and Inclusion Matter: Financial Performance June 24, 2020).

“I believe that the future of Web3 should be representative of the diversity of our world. Education is the way to create inclusive opportunities for all,” said Sandy Carter, Founder of Unstoppable WoW3. “Web3 is the future of the internet and for innovation, we need more diverse voices being heard.” 

The Web3 Stream, which will contain 40+ sessions conducted by Unstoppable WoW3 and our collaborators from Gemini, Opera, Prasaga, Celsius, Pinata, Lazy Lions, Sandbox, Decentraland, Polygon and others. Additionally, Unstoppable WoW3 collaborator Learnoverse by BitDegree, a web3 learning hub, has partnered with Unstoppable WoW3 and donated educational materials to the community. The topics will be divided into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of complexity.  

Alina Bajars, a Head of Partnerships at BitDegree said, “Reliable and accessible Web3 education is not just about making sure women don’t fall behind, again. It’s about giving them tools to lead the new generation of internet.”

In addition, Unstoppable Domains is partnering with Miss O Cool Girls for a special Web3 Education Stream for young girls. Miss O Cool Girls is a web3 extension of the successful web2 brand Miss O and Friends, an original media and lifestyle brand to empower and build self-esteem for tween girls. Miss O and Friends have been featured on CNN, Teen Vogue, and Business Insider and are working to change the toxic content narrative for girls. Once completing the classes successfully, the girls will earn a badge that will live in their Unstoppable Digital Identity. This will be an exclusive POAP – an NFT to confirm the completion of the course and free domain credits to encourage them to start their Web3 journey.

“It’s never too early to start to teach girls about web3,” said Juliette Blake, Founder of Miss O Cool Girls. “The future is female and the next generation needs to be ready to take on the challenge. As this new tech evolves, it’s our chance to shape it with the empowering narrative we want to see, which only comes from inclusion, education and involvement. The future is female and the next generation needs to be ready to take on the challenge.”

To learn more about the educational offerings, visit unstoppablewow3.com or unstoppablewow3.x in the Web3 Brave browser. If you run a company, you can join Unstoppable Women of Web3 here or read the pledge to join Unstoppable WoW3 here.

About Unstoppable Women of Web3 (WoW3)

Launched in 2022, Unstoppable Women of Web3 is a diversity and education group focusing on training the next generation of talent, with a mission to equalize the playing field early in the Web3 era. All 130 collaborators have pledged to feature work created by historically marginalized groups in at least half of all materials used for Web3 education.

About Unstoppable Domains

Launched in 2018, Unstoppable Domains is an NFT domain name provider and gateway to the decentralized web. Unstoppable Domains allows anyone to purchase a domain name that is minted as an NFT on the blockchain, giving the owner full ownership and control. The company is backed by Pantera, Draper Associates and Boost VC, and supported by grants from the Ethereum Foundation and Zilliqa Foundation.

About Miss O’Cool Girls

The Miss O Cool Girls are a series of 10,000 randomly generated NFTs. Inspired by drawings Juliette Brindak Blake did when she was 10 and illustrated by co-founder, Hermine Brindak, a mother-daughter duo, the Miss O Cool Girls celebrate that there is no one definition of what it means to be a girl. Featuring unique and diverse traits of young teen girls – acne, braces, gap teeth – the mission is to empower and build self-esteem in girls to continue to offset how current media and social media consumption are leading to toxic bullying, trolling and negative role models.

About Bitdegree and Learnoverse

Bitdegree is developing Learnoverse to solve systematic problems around online learning  through a gamified and socially immersive learning experience

Learnoverse is the first ever open learning Metaverse with a Learn & Earn Token Ecosystem. BitDegree – a mother company of Learnoverse – is an e-learning platform that was originally started in 2017 as an antidote to the broken education-to-employment system to educate Internet users and help them achieve professional success.

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MOBILEUM convenes the region's leading telecom operators at WEMEET ASIA 2022

Conference explored challenges and opportunities brought by 5G rollouts, IoT expansion, VoLTE adoption and growing Cyber threats

CUPERTINO, Calif., September 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Mobileum Inc. (“Mobileum”), the leading global provider of telecom analytics solutions, recently hosted its annual WeMeet Asia conference in Bangkok, Thailand. The two-day event convened leaders and industry experts from Meta, Microsoft, and a host of the region’s leading telecom operators, including Axiata, MTN, PLDT, Rakuten Mobile, Singtel, SLTMobitel, Telkomsel and more. Mobileum works with 19 of the 20 largest telecom operators in the Asia Pacific region, and more than 9 out of 10 major mobile network operators globally.

 

“With partners around the world and an unwavering focus on innovation, Mobileum is shaping the future of mobile network intelligence.” said Bobby Srinivasan, Mobileum CEO. “We offer end-to-end solutions covering the breadth of an operator’s business: roaming and core network, engagement and experience, risk management, network security, and testing and monitoring. Our global WeMeet conferences reflect the depth and breadth of our product portfolio and technical expertise.”

This year’s conference addressed major opportunities and emerging challenges that are remaking the telecom industry. Thematic areas included:

  • Rising network complexity in the era of 5G;
  • Protecting networks, subscribers and revenue from fraud and scam threats;
  • The future of roaming and interconnection; and
  • Monetizing 5G through experience, engagement and partnership.

Mobileum provided a live demonstration of its Active Intelligence Platform™ (AIP), which integrates the company’s industry-leading solutions into a single seamless platform. As the digital economy increases the need for IT speed, agility and innovation, AIP provides the central architectural capabilities that enable communication service providers to support multiple experiences and respond rapidly to digital business demands. An enterprise-class, one-stop solution capable of digesting data reliably and at scale — and delivering insights that can be translated into profitable action — AIP transforms how operators use data to find efficiencies, open new revenue streams and create value for stakeholders.

Other conference highlights included:

  • An exploration of Mobileum’s multi-year partnership with PT Smartfren Telecom Tbk (“Smartfren”), a leading progressive mobile operator in Indonesia, leveraging Deep Network Analytics (DNA) to derive insights from volumes of user data — enhancing customer experience and service quality for over 33 million subscribers;
  • A thorough discussion of the relevance and associated challenges of private networks, emphasizing issues such as private wireless service assurance and the key building blocks required to ensure seamless roaming and navigation between private and public networks;
  • A deep dive on Regulator Tech, addressing innovation in cybersecurity and signaling security to strengthen subscriber protection against spoofing and phishing scams, and to reduce overall threat surface; and
  • Exploration of emerging technologies that will pave the way for new business models and increased automation with direct impact on telecom operators’ efficiency, performance, profitability and sustainability.

“Mobileum has deep roots and over 1,100 team members in the Asia Pacific region. WeMeet Asia is not only a showcase for innovation — it is a gathering of colleagues and collaborators who have, in many cases, over 20 years of history,” said Raja Hussain, Mobileum SVP and General Manager, Asia Pacific. “Together, we are reimagining and future-proofing the mobile operator business model. With a comprehensive suite of solutions built on data and active intelligence, Mobileum is bringing needle-moving capabilities to communications service providers globally — unlocking valuable insight and new potential.”

Over 120 participants from 20 countries attended the conference, including representatives from 35 mobile network operators. The next conference in the series, WeMeet Europe, will take place November 2-3 in Porto, Portugal.

About Mobileum Inc.

Mobileum is a leading provider of telecom analytics solutions for roaming, core network, security, risk management, domestic and international connectivity testing, and customer intelligence. More than 1,000 customers rely on its Active Intelligence platform, which provides advanced analytics solutions, allowing customers to connect deep network and operational intelligence with real-time actions that increase revenue, improve customer experience, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Mobileum has global offices in Australia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Portugal, Singapore, and UK.

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