Dell Technologies recently hosted the Dell Technologies Summit in Austin, Texas State, USA.
Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies, said that Dell has always been a technology optimist. We are democratizing access to technology. Today, technology is more connected, and more powerful. There has been an astonishing world. There is 5G, AI, neural networks, etc., coming along. We can do much more. For example, 86PB of data were there in 2007. Today, it takes 18 hours. We are now looking at the next data decade. The opportunity is to put all of this data to work. Dell unlocks the power of technology and make it work to solve problems.
More data and processing power at the edge is required. Everything in the world becomes intelligent and connected. It also creates enormous problems. It needs data to move ahead of the chaos. The promise of progress from all this data is to make something useful with it. We are really hard at work at integrating technologies across Dell.
We have on-demand and flexible consumption models. You can easily do automating, abstracting, and innovating. There is a generational opportunity for alignment and success. The holistic impact of Dell has been tremendous, so far.
Vision for 2030
Michael Dell outlined the vision for Dell Technologies for 2030. According to him, there is focus on advancing sustainability, cultivating inclusion, gender equality, and one-for-one recycling.
The ambitious goals are the lynchpin of the company’s 2030 Progress Made Real plan, and are grounded in the belief that technology and data combined with human spirit are, and will always be, positive forces in the world.
“Unlocking the power of data will advance humanity more than any other force over the next decade,” said Michael Dell chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies. “We are committed to making that power broadly available to communities around the world so we can all move forward together.”
Dell said that these are all audacious goals, based on actions. We also feel women will comprise 50 percent of our global workforce by 2030. We need everyone’s participation in the digital economy. There are going to be hundreds of jobs coming by 2030.
Clay Johnston, Dean, Dell Medical School, University of Texas, in Austin, said that everyone should recognize that the healthcare system everywhere is not perfect. Today, technology has not impacted healthcare, as in the other industries, to produce better outcomes. There are things like infant mortality, etc., to help decide who is the highest risk patient.
We are also giving much more information to patients, for eg., in asthma. They can intervene better. We want IT to enable the whole system to work better, and hear it as a symphony.
Michael Dell added: “We are looking at touching a billion lives by 2030. I am very excited to see the role Dell is going to play. We are looking at data to help build a much better world in the future.”
Over the next decade, Dell Technologies will use its global scale, broad technology portfolio and expertise to yield meaningful and measurable impact on society and the planet. By 2030, it will:
* Recycle an equivalent product for every product a customer buys.
* Lead the circular economy with more than half of all product content being made from recycled or renewable material.
* Use 100% recycled or renewable material in all packaging.
* Deliver future-ready skills development for workers in their supply chain.
* Drive a comprehensive science-based climate program, setting emissions goals across facilities, supply chain and operations to customer use of our products including partnering with suppliers to meet a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of 60% per unit revenue by 2030.
* Hire, develop and retain women so they account for 50% of the company’s global workforce and 40% of global people managers.
* Hire, develop and retain black/African American and Hispanic team members so they account for 25% of the company’s U.S. workforce and 15% of U.S. people managers.
* Educate 95% of all team members on an annual basis about unconscious bias, harassment, micro-aggressions and privilege.
* Advance the health, education and economic opportunity of 1 billion people.
* Digitally transform 1,000 nonprofit organizations.
* Achieve 75% team member participation in charitable giving and volunteerism in communities.
Ethics and privacy
Ethics and privacy are foundational to Dell Technologies’ corporate and social impact strategies. These are essential to executing against the 2030 goals. The company is setting the pace in privacy and transparency by fully automating data control processes making it easier for customers to access, delete or share their personal data.
To amplify the various team members’ and partners’ passion for ethics and integrity, the company will use digital tools to make it easier to get insights from, measure and monitor compliance issues using digital data.