CompTIAWorld, Issue 6, Fall 2019

management solution for agriculture on SAP Cloud Platform to improve water flow to both crops and people in sub-Saharan Africa. “It’s absolutely possible to be successful and profitable developing technology solutions that can make the world a better place,” said Deon du Preez, IoT lead for Dimension Data, Middle East and Africa. “IoT has the capability to change people’s lives and drive business value. It’s time to learn how to effectively leverage technology— and help the world.” In some respects, Tech for Good solutions are examples of how we are all capable of turning science fiction into fact, wrote Ann Rosenberg, SAP senior vice president and global head of SAP Next-Gen, in her book “Science Fiction: A Starship for Enterprise Innovation.” She continued, “As the pace of technological progress increases so rapidly that we now live in an ‘anything’s possible’ world, nowmore than ever we need the kind of conscience, foresight and inspiration that comes from science fiction thinking linked to purposeful outcomes.” CompTIA wants to hear from you. Send your Tech for Good story to membership@CompTIA.org .

doing both, is a resounding yes. In fact, the opportunity to improve people’s lives—and bottom lines—is especially promising around emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI and IoT, where innovative thinking makes it possible to do seemingly anything, executives said. The Tech for Good trend is a win-win situation for the channel because it’s a chance to contribute to a worthy cause while bringing leading-edge solutions to market. It’s a principle familiar to CompTIA vendor member SAP, whose SAP One Billion Lives global initiative seeks to help improve the lives of one billion people by fostering scalable, viable social businesses. To achieve this, SAP encourages partners with a number of purpose-driven projects including the SAP Innovation Center in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards neighborhood, where partners and customers can develop next- generation solutions while being mentored by SAP experts, and its Innovations4Good program that highlights partner solutions improving people’s lives. The latter includes Britehouse, a Dimension Data company, that built a bulk water

The opportunity to improve people’s lives—and bottom lines—is especially promising around emerging technologies such as blockchain, AI and IoT, where innovative thinking makes it possible to do seemingly anything.

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