WTCI's AGILE Innovation Series – Advanced Global Innovation Leadership for Exectuves

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AGILE Innovation Series?

AGILE is where executives from top international firms, universities leaders, and government officials meet four times a year to learn about and discuss breakthrough global innovation with top thought leaders and peers across industry sectors.  The series highlights the extensive innovations happening in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond and addresses significant global social and environmental issues that are impacting business, society, governments, and education.

At each session, 3-4 thought leaders and industry experts discuss inspiring innovations in a TedTalk styled presentation followed by a moderated panel, Q&A, and networking reception. These sessions provoke thought, inspire, educate, and connect global leaders. Lessons learned and ideas focus on approaches to innovation, which are applicable to any organization. The AGILE Series is held at the historic Parkway Theater in Baltimore.

The best way to get involved is to subscribe to the series. Each subscription includes four tickets for your co-workers or clients and more. Contact for more information.

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March 10, 2021

Protecting the World’s Water Supply – PART 2: Water & the Environment

Freshwater resources are threatened by climate change, population growth, and agricultural uses. By 2025, more than 2.8 billion people in 48 countries, including the United States, are projected to deal with water stress or scarcity conditions. Water is a key element of production and development. In this session, learn how companies are addressing the water scarcity currently and in the future through breakthrough innovations and partnerships to help conserve and protect our water supply.

March 10 – 11am

Past Sessions

January 13, 2021

Protecting the World’s Water Supply – PART 1: Water & Human Health

Water scarcity directly affects and impacts human health around the world. Today, 2.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water. This session will cover what’s at stake. We will hear from organizations working on the frontlines to address water scarcity and drive innovations to provide clean water to those who need it most. Learn about the role that industries play in increasing scarcity, the lack of progress on the policy front, and how global businesses can participate in addressing water scarcity to save and improve lives and their businesses.

January 13 – 11am

Bruce is a recognized leader, author, and speaker in the areas of risk management, technology, and intelligence. As a founder of WorldAware (recently acquired by GardaWorld), a leading provider of global intelligence, he has been the industry driver in creating and putting into practice the concept of Integrated Risk Management protecting people, sites, supply chain and information assets for global organizations.

Prior to founding WorldAware in 1999, Bruce worked with a number of government agencies including NSA/CIA, DoD and NASA. During this time, he developed systems for the intelligence community and space exploration. He has also served as a lead architect on intelligence programs for the US government.

Bruce received a BS in Physics from Allegheny College, and holds a MS in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is an adjunct professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) where he teaches in the Criminal Justice division covering intelligence, security management and cyber security courses.

Bruce McIndoe

Paul J. Ferraro is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Human Behavior and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ferraro has a joint faculty appointment in the Carey Business School and the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, a joint department of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Whiting School of Engineering. Ferraro’s research focuses on building a credible evidence base about the environmental and social impacts of public and private programs. Combining the approaches of epidemiologists, with their naturally occurring data, and clinical trial health scientists, with their randomized controlled trials, Ferraro seeks to identify the causal links between the actions we take to improve our world and the impacts of those actions. He also has broad interests in behavioral science and causal inference. Because these research areas are multi-disciplinary and applied, he collaborates with scientists and engineers from a variety of social, natural and physical science disciplines, as well as practitioners in the field.

Dr. Paul Ferraro

Dr. Rajat Chabba is the Senior Technical Advisor for Private Sector Engagement at Jhpiego, an international non-profit that works across public health issues in marginalized and low resource countries. At Jhpiego, Rajat leads and drives strategic engagement with private health ecosystem to drive developmental impact globally, across Jhpiego’s technical portfolio in Asia, Africa and Middle East. Before Jhpiego, Rajat was the Global Lead for Healthcare & Innovations Lab at Intellecap, designed to solve critical health challenges in underserved communities by leveraging the power of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the last decade, Rajat has worked across NCDs, eye-care, tuberculosis, sanitation, maternal health & family planning. He has worked with a host of corporates, not for profits, foundations, multilateral agencies and consulting organizations with key focus on bridging the gaps between public and private health sectors. He is an MBBS graduate from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad and holds Master’s in Rural Management from IRMA. Rajat was awarded the prestigious Acumen Fellowship in 2015.

Dr. Rajat Chabba

Dr. Jude Cobbing joined Save the Children in 2020 as Senior Specialist: Water Infrastructure and Governance. He has 20+ years of experience in water resource assessment and planning, rural water supply in developing contexts, integrated water resources management, water quality monitoring, water strategy development, and the training of environmental professionals. Jude began his career in the non-profit sector in South Africa, working on rural water supplies. He has worked for the British Geological Survey, for the research and private sectors in Africa, and as a consultant to the World Bank Group in the USA. Jude carried out research into arsenic contamination of groundwater in Bangladesh for his MSc at London University. His PhD at Nelson Mandela University focused on optimizing groundwater management in a heavily used aquifer in North West Province, South Africa.

Dr. Jude Cobbing

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