Hopkinton, MA - June 24, 2015 -
EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Friends of the USA Pavilion Milan 2015 today announced that EMC is the official information infrastructure provider for the USA Pavilion at this year's worlds' fair, Expo Milano 2015.
The USA Pavilion is focused on food safety, security and sustainability at a global scale. Under the theme of “American Food 2.0”, the Pavilion is creating awareness and sparking a worldwide conversation around how to meet the future needs of a global population that is projected to surpass 9 billion by 2050, according to the United Nations while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium.
As the information infrastructure provider, EMC is providing the Pavilion with a powerful storage and software solution and professional technical services to power the Pavilion's digital strategy and capabilities.
Click here to watch EMC's Chief Sustainability Officer, Kathrin Winkler, discuss how technology and information can help feed the world's future population, while protecting the planet.
Joe Tucci, Chairman and CEO of EMC Corporation
“On behalf of my EMC colleagues in the United States, in Italy and around the world, we are pleased to support the USA Pavilion as the official information infrastructure provider, and to help the Pavilion and Expo Milano 2015 show how science and innovation can help to improve food security, increase crop production and address world hunger.”
Ambassador Douglas T. Hickey, Commissioner General of the USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015
“The USA Pavilion is focused on showcasing American leadership in innovation. A central component of this theme is highlighting the critical role that science and technology in the food sector will play in feeding a planet of 9 billion people sustainably by 2050. For this reason, we are pleased to partner with a technology leader like EMC and thank them for their support of our participation at Expo Milano 2015.”
Expo Milano 2015 is the Universal Exhibition that Milan, Italy, is hosting from May 1 to October 31, 2015. Over this six-month period, Milan will become a global showcase where more than 140 participating countries will show the best of their technology that offers a concrete answer to a vital need: being able to guarantee healthy, safe and sufficient food for everyone, while respecting the Planet and its equilibrium. In addition to the exhibitor nations, the Expo also involves international organizations, and expects to welcome over 20 million visitors to its 1.1 million square meters of exhibition area.
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset — information — in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
The U.S. Department of State has selected the Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015 as its private sector partner to work with the U.S. government to develop and implement an official American presence at the Expo. Friends of the USA Pavilion Milano 2015, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a collaboration between the James Beard Foundation (JBF) and the International Culinary Center (ICC), in association with the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, whose mission is to conceive, design, fundraise for, and produce the USA Pavilion and programs at Expo Milano 2015.
The USA Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 would not be possible without the generous support provided by our growing list of partners: General Electric, NUSSLI, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, CNH Industrial, PepsiCo, Microsoft, Uvet, Walgreens Boots Alliance, DHL, Brand USA ,DuPont, Adler Pelzer, Boeing, Cisco, Luxottica, Brooks Brothers, illy, Bank of America, EMC, 3M, Research Frontiers, Vidsys, Alaska Seafood, Dow, Uber, McKinsey & Company, Fleishman Hillard, U.S. Sustainability Alliance, Mapei, American Hardwood Export Council, Food Export Association of the Midwest USA, Food Export USA-Northeast, NAEGA, USA Poultry & Egg Commission, USA Rice Federation, U.S. Dairy Export Council, U.S. Grains Council, U.S. Soybean Export Council, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Greenhouse Communications LLC, Copernico, Sweet Street Desserts and the Bracco Group.
Through the leadership of Commissioner General Doug Hickey and the overall direction of the U.S. Department of State, the Friends organization oversees every aspect of the project in consultation with a team of experts across the science, business, technology, agriculture, sustainability, design and other fields. The pavilion’s management and program is directed by President Dorothy Hamilton (founder and CEO of ICC), Chief Executive Officer Charlie Faas, and Chief Creative Officer Mitchell Davis (EVP of JBF). Biber Architects has been selected to design the USA Pavilion, and Thinc Design is serving as USA Pavilion exhibition designer.