The Role Of Technology In The Evolution Of Education
Mark Potter, Chief Technology Officer for HPE has recently spoken about the role of technology in the evolution of education and HPE’s continuing influence on the progress of education and workforces. Potter has touched on how technological developments have changed the world of education and how enterprises must work with educational institutions, as a duty to society and remain relevant in the evolving world.
I was reminded during the recent national STEM day of how honoured I am to be part of a company which is pushing for STEM education and supporting it right in my own backyard.
In the face of changing education, enterprises must step up and share their technology and experience, both as their duty to society and as an evolution of it. The workforce is changing, so talent needs are changing too, but also offering more opportunity. HPE has a commitment to a better future and to supporting the future workforce. We believe that tech can have an impact on education and the
Two examples of the HPE commitment to education and long term partnerships that I’m particularly proud
Having many alumni of the University of Houston among the HPE workforce, plus my personal connection to the area, I’m pleased that UH has been included as part of HPE’s commitment to education. We have furthered our -already strong- ties to Houston and made a substantial contribution to the large movement focused on accelerating the development of Houston’s innovation economy. The University of Houston has announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which includes a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. This exciting alliance will also involve HPE leaders stepping up as lecturers for UH classes, UH researchers working on complex problems for HPE customers, and HPE actively advising on research areas for students ensuring they, and the faculty, are focused on real-world problems. In recognition of the alliance, the UH Data Science Institute will be renamed the Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Science Institute (HPE DSI).
It’s exactly this kind of commitment that enterprises need to keep them relevant and the next generation of students prepared for the digitally transforming world. It ensures that UH moves forward in the field of data science, continuing to offer nationally competitive STEM education while engaging with a diverse population of students. This comes at a time when businesses are becoming increasingly aware that data science has never been more important. “As our core industries digitize, leveraging the power of data is critical to that transformation, and collaborations between industry and academia are a key component” states Gina Luna, chair of Houston Exponential- the organization accelerating the development of Houston’s innovation economy.