Wiliot, the San Diego-based IoT pioneer enabling trillions of everyday “things” to gain intelligence and cloud communicate, has been recognized at the 2022 SXSW event as an Innovation Awards finalist in the “Smart Cities, Transportation & Delivery” category. Wiliot showcased its unique platform during this year’s SXSW, which took place last week in Austin, Texas.
The Wiliot Platform can embed intelligence and connectivity into trillions of offline products – everything from veggies to vaccines – to create more agile, profitable and sustainable supply chains. The company’s platform delivers new levels of visibility and empowers businesses to operate more sustainably and profitably – eliminating waste of all kinds, including food, energy and labor.
Wiliot is already working with many of the world’s largest brands across retail, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage.
“SXSW Innovation Awards are renowned for their ability to identify the technologies and innovations that will change the world,” said Steve Statler, Wiliot’s SVP of marketing. “We are creating a future where the Internet of Things exponentially explodes, growing to be a hundred times bigger than it is now. With intelligence added to clothing, packaging, and medicine, this will be a seismic shift that opens up huge opportunities to make the world better in ways that are truly sustainable and materially profitable.”
University of San Diego’s master’s in Applied Data Science program is among the top 30 of Discover Data Science’s most affordable online master’s in data science programs, according to a new report. USD’s Applied Data Science program is also ranked #2 of the top applied data science universities in the country by Data Science Analytics Insights. These latest reports come out at a time when data science and artificial intelligence careers are booming. Enrollment for the next 20-month course at USD deadlines April 11.
San Diego Gas & Electric purchased nearly $1 billion in goods and services from diverse business enterprises in 2021, according to the latest report from SDG&E.; More than half (56%) of SDG&E;’s diverse business expenditures – $525 million – were with local companies in the San Diego region. And approximately 90% of SDG&E;’s diverse suppliers are located in California.
“Our company’s long-standing commitment to supplier diversity is stronger than ever, particularly as we look to support an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic,” said SDG&E; CEO Caroline Winn. “This commitment reflects our customers, employees and the communities we serve and truly enhances our ability to remain competitive while contributing to the local economy.”
SDG&E; infused $2.4 billion into the local economy last year, the highest level of expenditures on goods and services in the company’s 140-year history. Of that amount, $936 million went to small and diverse suppliers.