From stone tools and steam engines to spaceships and supercomputers, technology is the common thread in the history of human progress. We see it every day in the inspiring stories of our customers who are doing world-changing work, like building vertical smart farms to feed the hungry and delivering life-saving precision medicine to cancer patients via the cloud.
And yet, I believe the best is yet to come. In the future, rich data plus new technologies and computer sciences, like artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of Things, will make it possible to solve virtually all of the greatest challenges facing our world.
That’s the opportunity we see and strive for at Dell Technologies. That’s what inspires every bold move we make to better equip our customers, partners and team members for the future.
While we firmly believe we will advance human progress through our industry-leading technology, we also see enormous opportunity to partner and create new ways of doing business that protect and sustain people and the planet we share.
That commitment is the foundation of our Legacy of Good plan, an ambitious, long-term set of goals that fundamentally shape how we operate and engage with the world.
Fiscal year 2018 was a year of tremendous progress, including groundbreaking circular economy initiatives, continued growth and expansion of our global recycling program, and remarkable community volunteerism and disaster relief donations by our team members.
We had the honor of being listed again among the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, we earned a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index and, for the first time ever, we made Fortune’s Change the World list.
At Dell, we are on a mission to build the greatest technology company in the world — and to do so in a way that ultimately builds a better world.
The stakes couldn’t be higher or the opportunity greater. That’s why I consider it such a privilege to do what we do. It’s an exciting time to be human.