What Will You Leave 
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What will you leave ahead? This is the question driving our customers—visionaries working to transform the way we work, connect, and live.
These are their stories.

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From the Classroom to the Cloud

January 18, 2017

On a warm spring evening in Bloomington, Illinois, a young middle school girl sits at her kitchen table creating 3D designs on her new laptop computer. She is using a cloud-based design application that is delivered to her home over a free wireless connection. Tomorrow, she will use her school’s new printer to bring her designs to three-dimensional life. The school’s investment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education—which promotes a critical, creative engagement with the world—encourages students to become the next generation of innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our world. With every design she creates, she is participating in an evolution in her school’s educational technology. It is an evolution made possible by a visionary use of cloud technology that provides free computing and Internet services to thousands of students across Illinois and its neighboring states: a visionary use of technology that owes its origin to a very old idea.

Leading a Culinary Revolution

November 15, 2016

In a gleaming, contemporary test kitchen in the agricultural heartland of America, French Master Chef Jean-Marc Tachet garnishes a dish of fresh spring lamb. Tachet has just completed a dish that demonstrates an ancient cooking technique for an audience of food scientists and customers of one of the largest food processing companies in the United States, SugarCreek. It is a craft he learned as a young boy in a small village in the Rhone Valley of France, and though it is a long way from home to this test kitchen, it is here that he is helping to build a coming food production revolution that will unite these two worlds. It is a revolution that combines one of the oldest means of preparing food with information technology that captures a master chef’s skill and renders it on a massive scale. This technology allows SugarCreek to raise expectations for the taste, quality, and nutrition of prepared food, and creates new possibilities for global food production, security, and distribution.

The Zoo of the Future

August 8, 2016

In a small town in the Netherlands, schoolchildren and visitors of all ages are stepping out of their world and into the wild lands of their imagination. Here, a digital transformation of the nature experience has created a zoo unlike any in the world. It is an adventure park that transports visitors to authentic natural habitats designed for animals first, with beautifully realized natural environments that mirror the awesome wild places of their own homes.

We Are All Health Workers

July 13, 2016

Josh Nesbit was a premed student working in rural Africa when he noticed that his cellphone had better reception than it did at home in California. The result of that epiphany is Medic Mobile, the company he co-founded to provide mobility tools to front-line health workers in the poorest and most remote places on earth.

Transforming Rural India

July 13, 2016

In Maharashtra, India, farmers with small operations are experiencing a revolution. With the aid of a free program, what were once thousands of small, family farms operating on the experience of generations of colloquial family knowledge, are now transforming into thriving family businesses — some even tripling in size.