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The Positive Impact Award

The Positive Impact Award, part of the Applied Intelligence Awards, recognizes organizations and individuals within the tech sector who are driving forward initiatives that positively impact business, society, and the environment. Highlighting the actions that will lead to a greener, fairer, and more sustainable future.

This award will be selected by a panel of expert judges, with the winner being announced at Applied Intelligence Live! Austin in September. 

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ClosedLoop helps HCOs to build AI/ML models and make accurate, explainable, and actionable predictions of individual-level health risks. Identifying those at the highest risk of costly events means targeting proactive interventions to those in need, mitigating negative outcomes.

In 2022, ClosedLoop generated 808 million predictions about individuals–26 predictions per second. Organizations can use these insights to intervene before congestive heart failure, unplanned dialysis, mortality, readmissions, and more.

A hurdle in AI adoption is trust. Users can evaluate algorithms for bias and fairness, then retrain models easily. The company’s dedication to AI explainability won the CMS AI Health Outcomes Challenge. Purpose-built for healthcare, ClosedLoop is Best in KLAS: Healthcare AI in 2022 and 2023.




Modulate is building voice technology that elevates the health and safety of online communities. Our mission is to combat online toxicity by making video game voice chats safer and more inclusive for all. ToxMod is Modulate’s intelligent anti-toxicity platform that proactively detects and flags toxic or harmful speech in video game voice chats.

In the past year, ToxMod has helped game studios to take over 4 million actions against problematic players, helping to create a safer and more inclusive environment for all. Their mission is to make social video games more accessible and welcoming, from targeted recruiting and hiring practices aimed at increasing representation of historically underrepresented technology workers to offering regular career growth chats and workshops for team members, Modulate is focused on building a positive, welcoming culture and supporting employees’ growth and development.

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SkyHive's generative AI crafts ultra-relevant and contextual career paths for individuals and companies, allowing for more effective career planning and talent management strategies. It helps individuals and organizations identify the skills they need to succeed, and develop a plan to achieve their career goals.

Organizations are moving to a skills-based approach to managing the entire employee lifecycle, making hiring and talent management more reliant on skills and less reliant on credentials, pedigree, or people’s networks. Generative AI provides the foundation for this skills-based approach, allowing organizations to remove bias and develop a talent architecture, make compensation plans, and provide internal mobility to employees based on the changing skills needs of the real-time labor market.


Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments has made significant commitments via its Corporate Citizenship and is utilising the available data to ensure it meets them.

As a semiconductor company that manufactures billions of chips per year, Texas Instruments introduced efficiencies in their fabrication process that have resulted in a 3.2% reduction in water use in 2022, compared to 2021.

To improve water efficiency, Texas Instruments has optimized the efficiency of deionized water plants, improving the recovery rates of reverse-osmosis filters, reduced manufacturing tool water use by optimizing flow rates and identifying where to reuse water in other processes and made moves to maximizes the amount of condensate and microfiltration water directed to cooling towers.

The company also ensures that 90% of solid waste materials are diverted from landfills.

Previous Winners:

Dell Technologies - The Positive Impact Award Winner 2022

2022: Dell Technologies 
Accepted by Nick Abbatiello,
Sr. Distinguished Engineer

The judges were particularly impressed with:

  • The millions of pounds worth of sustainable, recycled and renewable materials used in products and packaging, especially last year’s launch of PCs containing tree-based bioplastic upcycled from the paper-making industry and ocean-bound plastic.
  • The strong commitment that by 2030, Dell Technologies will reuse or recycle an equivalent product for every product purchased and that 100% of packaging and more than half of product content will be made from recycled or renewable material.
  • The work being done in communities around the world to increase digital inclusion through access to technology, skills and collaborative networks that foster digital transformation and tech-enabled innovation.


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