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Our historical news, events, and current events opinion pieces including a series of conversations with prominent industry leaders on important topics.

  • October 29, 2020 No Comments For over 30 years Silicon Valley has dominated the technology industry and is home to some of the largest companies in the world. The importance of the San Francisco Bay area , is difficult to overstate. In 2015, the region produced 20% of all patents in the US and had a GDP higher than that of 45 US states, according to Bloomberg.  Today however, Silicon Valley is facing numerous challenges – such as housing prices and COVID 19 – making the region’s…
  • October 5, 2020 No Comments Wildfires have burned across the west coast of the United States for the past month with a size and intensity the likes of which have never been seen in recorded history. While California and the Pacific Northwest face wildfires every year, the sheer size this year has been astonishing. The fires have already burned through about 6.7 million acres – an area larger than nine states – and 30 people have been killed across California, Oregon, and Washington. In Washington…
  • August 20, 2020 No Comments As the summer draws to a close, the question over whether reopen schools – and how to do so safely – has moved to the forefront of public discourse. Having long partnered with educational institutions, OpenEyes sees IT and technology in general as useful tools for ensuring education is carried out safely and effectively.  The decision schools have to make this fall is a complex one. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, the heaviest burden of online education…
  • August 12, 2020 No Comments Once the novel coronavirus pandemic has subsided, the World Economic Forum (WEF) is calling for a “great reset.” The initiative focuses on rapid collective action and putting people at the heart of the economy. A reset of the world’s economic and social foundations should prioritize stakeholders, rather than just shareholders. In addition to adopting sustainable business practices and cooperation across industries, the WEF has underlined the importance of reconfiguration if the “great reset” is to be successful. In a time of disarray…
  • August 11, 2020 No Comments We are excited to announce that OpenEyes Co-Founder and CTO Trushant Mehta will be serving as an advisor to Mission Sisters Who Work.  Trushant has provided counsel to Mission Sisters board members on several strategic decisions to assist in expanding the nonprofit’s reach and future offerings. “I believe that a thorough understanding of an organization’s mission, the value it creates for its stakeholders, and its working model must be clearly defined in order to design technology-enabled tools that intelligently empower…