Hewlett Packard Enterprise COVID-19 Response
The 04/2020 – Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging families, businesses and communities.
As a company whose purpose is to advance the way people live and work, Hewlett Packard Enterprise is responding with initiatives to stabilize communities, support for customers tackling the challenges of this pandemic, and technology to help organizations adapt to this unprecedented situation.
HPE is proud to be a force for good in even the most trying of times. Philanthropic and community based initiatives we’ve launched include the following:
> HPE Gives Global Matching Campaign: A dollar-for-dollar matching campaign to provide HPE team members with the opportunity to make financial donations to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and UNICEF’s global efforts to provide continuous education, healthcare, sanitation, and community engagement.
> HPE Gives Bay Area Matching Campaign: A dollar-for-dollar matching campaign for HPE team members to contribute to the regional response in the Bay Area. Funds support the COVID-19 Coronavirus Emergency Funds held at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which will help local low-income individuals and families, non-profit organizations, and small businesses whose employees are most at risk for diminished or lost wages.
> Silicon Valley Strong: HPE Foundation donated funds to the Silicon Valley Strong fund, a community response to COVID-19 in our HQ’s hometown, and is additionally matching employee donations to the fund dollar-for-dollar through HPE Gives.
> HPE Aruba $50 Million In-Kind Donation to Expand Healthcare Capacity: Recognizing that hospitals and first responders are faced with the need for additional networking infrastructure to augment capacity, we are donating $50 million worth of secure connectivity kits to provision pop-up clinics, testing sites and temporary hospital facilities in the United States, Canada and select countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific.
> HPE Aruba Airheads Volunteer Corps: To help healthcare organizations get set up quickly, HPE Aruba has created the Airheads Volunteer Corps, a registry of volunteer network engineers ready to assist in the build out of network infrastructures for medical facilities on the front lines of dealing with this pandemic. Almost 200 engineers spanning more than 20 countries signed up in the first 48 hours after the initiative launched.
> HPE Aruba UXI In-Kind Donations to California Hospitals: To help alleviate pressures on networks and streamline management, HPE Aruba is donating User Experience Insight (UXI) technology to Stanford Health, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and California Department of State Hospitals so they can remotely access and monitor overtaxed wireless networks and troubleshoot issues remotely.
> Supporting Hospitals in Italy: HPE team members in Italy have already raised approximately 70,000 Euros to buy needed equipment for local hospitals, with HPE Italy matching their donations.
> NetHope COVID-19 Database: HPE Foundation has provided funding to our partner NetHope to support the development of a database for their member organizations, which includes some of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, to collect COVID-19 related needs across membership and share best practices.
> Distance Learning: HPE is working with our partner, Curated Pathways to Innovation, to provide their AI & machine-learning personalized learning platform to select schools to assist with distance learning. We will be HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRISE COVID-19 RESPONSE Updated April 16, 2020 making Cyber Squad, an interactive cybersecurity-learning game, available for public use. Tech nonprofits that we support through HPE Accelerating Impact are stepping up in the new learning environment, including:
– Learning Equality is providing resources for instances where uninterrupted online learning isn’t possible.
– CommonLit, a free online reading program, is adding resources and virtual learning webinars to help schools.
– CareerVillage, an online crowdsourced career advice platform, is ramping up its efforts as students and professionals both move online, including HPE’s employees, some of whom have committed more volunteer time to advising CareerVillage students.
> Virtual Volunteerism: Beyond CareerVillage, HPE has further provided team members with resources and suggestions of virtual volunteering opportunities in response to COVID-19. HPE provides team members with 60 hours of paid volunteer time off (VTO) per year.
Example: Using AI for Scientific Data Mining
HPE Artificial Intelligence (AI) experts are collaborating to support the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset. They are expecting to develop AI tools to mine data across thousands of scholarly articles related to COVID-19 and related coronaviruses to help the medical community develop answers to high-priority scientific questions.