The Digital Twin Ocean with IBM advancing Ocean Health and IoT


June 07, 2021

One day ahead of the UN’s World Ocean Day, BigID, hosted The Ocean Data Alliance to share its development of the Digital Twin Ocean. The virtual conference addressed questions like “what is a Digital Twin Ocean” and “what problems does it solve?”. Panel participants from Ocean Data Alliance, C4IR, and GEOMAR described their achievements to be able to identify what is occurring above, on, and below the surface of the ocean – including its chemistry, biology and physics. Presenters were able to describe how data is collected, aggregated, communicated and shared with local and international governing bodies through IoT and remote sensing for real-world, real-time decision making.

UN Ocean Decade Launches with NOAH Foundation Ready to Partner


June 01, 2021

The First International Ocean Decade Conference organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) took place as a virtual High-Level Launch of the UN “Ocean Decade”. The ocean is the largest ecosystem on Earth and central to the survival of nature and humankind, United Nations Decade of Ocean Science has engaged top speakers such as Anja Karliczek, Wavel Ramkalawan, and Dr. Vladimir Ryabinin to share with conference participants the urgent need for projects and collaboration to meet a decade’s worth or sustainable project and their outcomes. Over the course of one year the UN “Ocean Decade” initiative aims to drive seven Laboratories around the globe who will use a diverse range of Satellite Activities on the path to “Creating the Ocean We Want”. The Ocean Decade Laboratories connect diverse actors worldwide to co-design Decade Action.

AI for Earth Summit Shares Planetary Computer with Grant Recipients


May 24- 26, 2021

Microsoft’s AI for Earth Community gathered for its bi-annual Digital Summit. Primary grantee, Isadora Detres, CEO of NOAH Foundation, was personally invited to attend the review of enhancements to Azure tools, learn the latest in machine learning services and observe project highlights from Ming Zhong & Felipe Oviedo in their use of Microsoft’s Planetary Computer. The processing power behind the Planetary Computer was built with the goal of supporting sustainable decision-making with the power of the cloud. It is a multi-petabyte cataloug of global environmental data with intuitive API’s enabling the hands of conservation stakeholders. The walkthrough was complete with a demonstration from Esri and NOAA.

Shaping and Sharing AI Policies Globally For 2021 and Beyond


May 05, 2021

OECD collaborated with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) over Zoom to discuss Artificial Intelligence and walkthrough the OECD.AI website. Policymakers and the UN community will be consumers of the webite and can read and consume the material or contribute to website for enhancing rules and workflow which support human values, fairness, privacy, safety and accountability in societies worldwide. Isadora Detres, CEO of NOAH Foundation was able to personally thank Marko Grobelnik in his demonstration of the many features and links available on the new website, which he shared during his address entitled “OECD AI Policy Observatory”.

Operationalizing Responsible AI and Transatlantic Cooperation


April 26-30, 2021

The five day Data Science and Law Forum, is the 3rd edition for Microsoft European Affairs sessions to be hosted from Brussels. The forum provided a robust and week long agenda to higlight topics like “Building a culture and practice of responsible AI” and “Responsible AI in Engineering”. The plenary sessions, hosted virtually, welcomed Dr. Bajwa who discussed the use for technology enabled healthcare and David Marcos who address AI compliance by design. Other passionate presenters were featured and brought their insights to this space for collective reflection as industry experts focus to develop ethical and trustworthy AI.

Swiss FemTech Leaders Invite DAAFNE App Designer To Tech4Eva


April 21, 2021

Isadora Detres, CEO of NOAH Foundation personally invtied to attend the first Swiss FemTech accelertion program hosted by Tech4Eva. The discussion panel led by Sopie Revaz, covered the topic of women’s health and the impact on world economy and sciences. Ursula Oesterle addressed early stage FemTech start-ups and inspired attendees of the accelerator program with her message for why innovation in FemTech is not only important but also a growth market opportunity. Finally Alois Zwinggi, Managing Director of the WEF, introduced projects in the Accelerator program which will have the opportunity to refine their business model and get guidance with their go-to market strategy. Ms. Detres is currently working on an application called DAAFNE in support of UNSDG #10, Reduced Inequalites and #16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. She is currently seeking both financial donors and development partners interested in sponsoring the application.

Esri and Microsoft Sharing Insights with NOAH Foundation Leadership


December 04, 2020

Budden lead the conference by opening with a review of McKinsey Global Institute’s report on Smart Cities where data is used to improve quality of life for residents. Proper planning by the government, plus its incorporation of GIS, are components that provide use cases to measure and correct negative impacts upon people, infrastructure, and the environment: all three are essential to foster healthy civic life. The demonstration of new digital precision tools, by the General Manager for Esri Europe, assisted end users with envisioning how to run a basic project on a reasonable budget while managing what PMI professionals call the triple constraint.

Trademark Awarded for Water Quality Improvement Service


August 04, 2020

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has approved the application for and granted the trademark of Machines Artificially Identifying Debris Bionic Technology Leveraging Electronic Requests ®. MAID and BTLER are programs offered by NOAH Foundation. In its 2020 USPTO Progress and Potential Report, data indicates several major findings such as the number of patents with at least one woman inventor increased from 20.7% in 2016 to 21.9% by the end of 2019. The report also communicates the “Women Inventor Rate” (WIR), (the share of U.S. inventors receiving patents who are women) increased from 12.1% in 2016 to 12.8% in 2019. More women are entering and staying active in the patent and trademark system. Their participation is opening new commercial markets and bringing new solutions to old and recurring problems.

Esri Hosts World's Largest GIS Conference,
NOAH Foundation Front and Center


July 13, 2020

The 2020 Esri User Conference (Esri UC) extended an interactive and online experience to its Geographic Information System (GIS) community which includes NOAH Foundation’s CEO Isadora Detres. She describes Esri tools as “World Class for geospatial solutions” and lauds top leadership as “Visionaries dissecting Microsoft Azure Arc capabilities”. The Conference from July 13-16, 2020 covered various topics within Esri’s core services such as Emergency Services, Sustainability Planning, and Transportation solutions. New to their menu of GIS tools are offerings for Supply Chain and Logistics, plus Health and Human Services. ArcGIS experts covered not only what is new and available for 2020 but what is next in their dynamic suite of applications.

Microsoft AI for Earth Summit Extends Invite to NOAH Foundation CEO


June 25, 2020

Microsoft welcomed CEO Isadora Detres who attended the two-day summit and educational experience. Content presented by Lucas Joppa, Dan Morris, Siyu Yang, Tucker Burns, Joel McCune and others covered the latest in machine learning technologies and tools on Azure. Attendees were largely comprised of AI for Earth grantees, pioneers in data science and developers. Teams shared best practices and latest technological insights to advance Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning techniques that are facilitating an assortment of environmental projects and cutting-edge architectural models. Group leaders covered a host of questions and provided solutions on topics to address of interest to Engineering support, and Python and R data scientists.

CEO, Isadora Detres and Microsoft Imagining the Future


June 02, 2020

Microsoft and Industry leaders met for a summit dedicated to thinking big about the critical role of artificial intelligence to help the world navigate through these unprecedented times. AI is proving its value in addressing massive change, disruption and unpredictability as well as enabling business continuity, greater agility and efficiencies. The interactive gathering brought together prominent leaders to discuss the extraordinary possibilities of AI and practical steps to drive lasting impacts. Top executives and experts who know what it takes to become an AI organization led discussions on the power of AI for manufacturing and supply chains, how AI is advancing health and medical services, Microsoft’s meaningful approach to responsible, inclusive, trusted AI and challenged attended organizations with a call to action for adaptation of introduced concepts while creating future AI solutions in their organization

Isadora Detres Receives Microsoft AI for Earth Grant


May 01, 2020

Founder of Emerald Tablet Consulting and CEO of NOAH Foundation, Isadora Detres has been awarded a grant from Microsoft as part of its ‘AI for Earth’ program. Ms. Detres submitted water sanitation specifications to both the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (which is now Earth Alliance) and National Geographic in their call for proposals Spring of 2019. The specifications were selected for further development and NOAH Foundation will use the grant to support the product design for a machine learning model that detects debris. Isadora's research leverages emerging technologies from both the United States Geological Society (USGS) and advanced network solutions from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NOAH Foundation was formed in 2019 as the Internet of Things presented itself as the primary way leadership will combat recurring climate change and environmental problems.

AI for Earth is a Microsoft program aimed at empowering individuals and organizations to solve local and global environmental challenges by increasing access to AI tools and educational opportunities, while accelerating innovation. The AI for Earth award program extends Azure for application design plus provides selected researchers and organizations, such as the NOAH Foundation, access to its cloud and AI computing resources to accelerate, improve and expand work on climate change, agriculture, biodiversity and/or water challenges. More information about AI for Earth can be found on the Microsoft AI for Earth website. To learn more about NOAH Foundation and its services or connect with the organization about your green initiative please call NOAH Foundation at 1-800-674-5525 to discuss the scope of work.

NOAH Foundation Partners with Temple University


December 31, 2019

CEO, Isadora Detres works with Temple University through its Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute ("IEI") at the Fox School of Business. NOAH Foundation which formed in 2019, is a non-profit that organized to serve both established corporations and start-ups participating in building Smart Cities, using Smart Grid technologies and the Internet of Things to implement green and sustainable solutions. Temple University and its entrepreneurship program is a "natural fit with NOAH Foundation's goals and high impact strategy" stated Kerry Slade, Assistant Professor and Assistant Academic Director of the IEI, and coordinator of the New Venture Internship program. "We are very grateful to organizations like NOAH for participating in our students' development." During the program, students who intern at NOAH Foundation assist with project work while expanding their skill sets to ensure a smooth transition from student life into the workforce.