United Nations Uses Technology to Address Worldwide Hunger Technology innovations enable refugees and other at-risk populations to purchase food without needing bank accounts or passwords. Electronic banking and iris scans ensure proper distribution of benefits, which can be used to shop in local markets, boosting local economies. Organized operational data can improve on-the-ground aid processes.
Coffee Industry Taps Blockchain for Smart Sourcing Management Consumers increasingly demand fair trade and sustainable products, and coffee is no exception as drinkers around the globe want greener beans. The Thank My Farmer app uses IBM’s blockchain technology for intelligent supply chain management, allowing growers, suppliers, distributors, and customers to track where their favorite morning beverage originated.
Sensor Network Helps Prevent Asthma Attacks on Children’s Playground An automated air quality monitoring network in a smart city in Russia provides real-time accurate measurements of particulates, helping to protect vulnerable populations at schools, nursing homes, and hospitals.
The Connected Jobsite: Maximizing Construction Efficiency with Real-time Location Data Ynomia’s IoT technology allows companies to convert the construction supply chain and worksite into a digital warehouse saving time, increasing on-site efficiency, and reducing overall costs.
Tracking Perishable Goods with Blockchain and the Intel® Connected Logistics Platform Intel partnered with a leading blueberry supplier to show how using blockchain technology in the supply chain can help farmers deliver fresh produce to market in prime condition.