Elastic Announces Honorees of Inaugural Elastic Cause Awards; Celebrates Passion and Devotion of Elastic Community and Their Projects Advancing the Greater Good

Nachrichtenquelle: GlobeNewswire
07.03.2017, 23:30  |  1153   |   |   

SAN FRANCISCO, March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Elastic{ON}17) - Elastic today announced honorees of its inaugural Elastic Cause Awards at the Elastic{ON}17 opening keynote address. A celebration of the passion and devotion of the Elastic community, the Cause Awards recognize three projects that use the Elastic Stack to advance the greater good. Honorees include eHealth Africa for their Ebola-focused call center and health monitoring application; IST Research for fighting sex trafficking and slave trade, and supporting humanitarian efforts with technology; and NoSchoolViolence.org for reducing school violence with a National School Security Database.

The Elastic Cause Awards are part of Elastic's expanding philanthropic mission, which will continue to grow to further benefit nonprofits using Elastic software. In its first year, the Cause Awards included nominations from dozens of organizations working to advance the human condition, improve the global environment, or help a particular population in need. Judges -- including Elastic Co-Founder and CEO Steven Schuurman, Co-Founder and CTO Shay Banon, and VP of Human Resources Leah Sutton -- evaluated entries based on their impact and reach.  Each of the selected project teams received complimentary conference tickets and hotel stay for up to two project members and will be featured in various special events at Elastic{ON}17.

"I am in constant awe of the innovative use cases realized with the Elastic Stack, and as we've seen with the Cause Awards, there's no limit to how people are pushing the boundaries of our technology to improve the world," said Steven Schuurman, Elastic Co-Founder and CEO. "We were so moved by the nominations we received and are thrilled to share the honorees' stories, hopefully inspiring more game-changing ideas from our phenomenal community."

eHealth Africa
eHealth Africa (eHA) launched software-based call centers to help them rapidly scale up existing Ebola-focused call centers, allowing callers to report sick patients, possible Ebola cases and deaths, and get access to health information. The enhanced system was developed using the Elastic Stack (both Elasticsearch and Kibana) and allows eHA to analyze outbreak trends in real time.

"The Elastic Stack allows the call center to generate daily reports, which provide key information on call volume, geographical distribution of call origins and alert types, and a daily summary of alerts," said Adam Thompson, Executive Director of eHealth Africa. "By using the Elastic Stack, we allow health care responders to locate and isolate infected individuals, then track down those who had come into contact with them. Our call center software and the infrastructure around it played a crucial role in curbing the outbreak and saving lives in West Africa."

Seite 1 von 3
Diesen Artikel teilen
Mehr zum Thema
Klicken Sie auf eines der Themen und seien Sie stets dazu informiert. Mehr Informationen hier.

0 Kommentare

Schreibe Deinen Kommentar

Bitte melden Sie sich an, um zu kommentieren. Anmelden | Registrieren