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Digital water: Cool and refreshing technology
Beyond If
Podcasts May 23, 2024

Digital Water: Cool and Refreshing Technology

When you manage a life essential service, you can’t simply shut things off as you sort out how to deploy emerging technologies. You have to be agile in your approach while literally keeping things flowing. In the world of water management, that is literally the case, as operations managers are learning how to deploy tools such as artificial intelligence, digital twins and big data in exciting news ways to enhance how they provide water to their constituents without interrupting service or safety. On this episode of If/When, our guests are John Rickermann, Managing Director, Technical Services Group for Jacobs, and Gregg Kennedy, Jacobs Vice President, Water Platform.
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Flood modelling: When the rain comes down Roger Falconer Richard Crowder
Beyond If
Podcasts May 23, 2024

Flood Modelling: When the Rain Comes Down

Each year, flooding disasters have the potential to cause billions in negative financial impact, and more importantly can imperil the lives of many, many people caught up in their path. However, thanks to data science and advanced tools and technologies, scientists are now more able than ever to assess and contend with dangerous floodwaters. On this episode of If/When we are joined by two experts in flood risk management and mitigation: Roger Falconer, Emeritus Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering, at Cardiff University and Dr. Richard Crowder, Jacobs Director, Water & Environment. We discussed what they’re seeing in terms of flooding frequency and severity, especially with a view towards the impact of climate change; we also discussed how emerging technologies can help with flood risk management and the latest advancements in flood model accuracy and response.
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Sustainability podcast title and guest names
Podcasts Apr 22, 2024

Sustainability Careers 101: How Any Role Can Drive Positive Change

The climate emergency is rapidly emerging as one of the biggest global challenges of our time. In response, many organizations have set ambitious sustainability commitments and become focused on doing business more responsibly. Achieving these commitments requires a mindset shift to drive increased employee engagement and adoption, which are vital for long-term success. Organizations are increasingly looking to their employees to do their part to contribute. But if you’ve never worked in sustainability, then where do you begin? In this episode we’ll explore how sustainability can benefit employees and their careers, revealing why sustainability should be embedded into every role and, crucially, how we can do it.
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From ambition to action: Bridging the gap with sustainability Hollie Janson Schmidt
PlanBeyond
Podcasts Dec 05, 2023

From Ambition to Action: Bridging the Gap with Sustainability

In a world where climate change and ESG are becoming increasingly popular buzzwords and themes for Big Business, how can we ensure that companies truly "walk the talk" on sustainability by taking actions that deliver tangible, impactful results? On this episode of If/When, this question is tackled by Global Solutions Director of Sustainability, Resilience & Climate Response for the Americas Region at Jacobs, Hollie Schmidt, who shares what she's learned in her career around helping organizations move the needle on sustainability and how to avoid pitfalls in their efforts.
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Supply chains: Linking efficiency with profitability
Podcasts Nov 14, 2023

Supply Chains: Linking Efficiency with Profitability

On this episode of If/When, Jacobs Vice President and Market Strategist of Global Program Management Jilma Jimenez shares her insights on the factors putting pressure on supply chains today and the strategies that organizations can take to minimize their risks, as well as some examples of emerging technology useful in addressing supply chain challenges in the construction industry.
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Green movement: Sustainability in transportation
Podcasts Oct 17, 2023

Green Movement: Sustainability in Transportation

On this episode, Marc DeSchamp, program manager and a leader in the Transportation Decarbonization practice at Jacobs, shared his insights on trends we’re seeing in green transportation, including some of the challenges that municipalities face when deploying a green transportation program, as well as the opportunities and technologies that are helping to make more sustainable and environmentally-friendly public transportation a reality.
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Spaceflight: Let's open up the frontier Dr. Peggy Whitson
Beyond If
Podcasts Aug 23, 2023

Spaceflight: Let's Open Up the Frontier

On this episode of If/When, Dr. Peggy Whitson, Axiom Space’s Director of Human Spaceflight, discusses the future of human spaceflight and the role that privatized, commercial endeavors will play to help us push the frontiers of human space exploration. Before joining Axiom Space, she enjoyed a storied 37-year career as a NASA astronaut and scientist. Among her accomplishments, Dr. Whitson was the first female commander of the ISS and has flown three long-duration missions to the ISS, has conducted 10 spacewalks and has spent more cumulative time in space than any woman in the world. Upon joining Axiom Space, she commanded the Axiom Mission 2 (Ax-2), becoming the first female commander of a commercial spaceflight mission to the ISS.
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ALIEN: Exploring the human element Tom Skerritt Veronica Cartwright
Beyond If
Podcasts Jul 31, 2023

ALIEN: Exploring the Human Element

Forty-five years ago, a crew began working on a film with a modest budget, under the helm of a director making only his second picture and starring a cast of very talented and accomplished actors who were yet largely unknown. The filmmakers themselves acknowledge it was by all accounts a B movie, but by virtue of emotionally compelling performances, a well-crafted story and visuals that were out of this world, they created a stunning experience that literally exploded into a lasting cultural phenomenon. On this episode of If/When, we sat down with two of the legendary cast members of ALIEN – Tom Skerritt, who played the role of Captain Dallas, and Veronica Cartwright, who played the ship’s navigator, Lambert.
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Intelligent O&M: Giving water an IQ Dr. Jennifer Baldwin Joshua Registe
Beyond If
Podcasts Jul 17, 2023

Intelligent O&M: Giving Water an IQ

On this episode of If/When, we explored intelligent O&M with two experts from Jacobs - Digital OneWater Strategic Growth Lead Dr. Jennifer Baldwin and Joshua Registe, data scientist and environmental engineer. We discussed the concept of “OneWater” and how digital tools enable greater support for water management facilities and professionals, as well as the positive environmental impacts that digitally enabled water operations can achieve.
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Generative AI: Intelligence with integrity Todd Marks Darrell Collett
Beyond If
Podcasts Jul 10, 2023

Generative AI: Intelligence with Integrity

On this episode of If/When, we discussed the impact of generative AI, with a focus on the legal, creative and user experience impact of the technology. Our guests for this episode are Todd Marks, founder and CEO of Mindgrub Technologies, a digital experience agency, and Darrell Collett, associate general counsel for Jacobs. In his work at Mindgrub, Todd and his team use AI technology to enhance the digital solutions their agency provides to clients, while at Jacobs, Darrell studies and evaluates the intellectual property implications posed by generative AI.
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Creating imagery: Let's get visual Todd Busch
Beyond If
Podcasts Jun 05, 2023

Creating Imagery: Let's Get Visual

How blockbuster films of today get made is an awe-inspiring mix of collaboration and a constant drive for process and technical innovation. On this episode of If/When, our guest is Todd Busch, first assistant editor at Marvel Studios. Todd’s career as a film editor and visual effects editor has spanned three decades and has seen him assigned to some of the most iconic film franchises in movie history, including films in the Star Wars, Spider-man, Terminator, and Fast and Furious franchises. He recently finished an assignment as the assistant film editor on Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3, and he shares with us a behind the scenes look at the incredibly complex mechanism of teams and technology necessary to pull off these marvels of cinematic entertainment.
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Getting there: Data and transportation safety Michael Brown Sean Co
Beyond If
Podcasts May 15, 2023

Getting there: Data and transportation safety

On this episode of If/When we discussed advancements in data science as deployed on behalf of transportation safety. Our guests are Director of Special Projects and Services at StreetLight Sean Co and Michael Brown, data & technology director at Jacobs. They recently collaborated as part of a team that successfully brought to market a transportation data solution for one of the largest metropolitan planning organizations in the U.S. In this episode, they shared insights from that experience, as well as their thoughts on how organizations can integrate data solutions into their workflows, and what they see as the path forward for the future transportation data landscape.
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