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The world we’ll be faced with tomorrow demands big ideas today. In Jacobs’ series of interviews with some of today’s leading industry and academic problem solvers, we discuss the Ifs and Whens of disruption - those phenomena with the potential to unsettle the status quo, as well as those now imminent and emerging.

Jacobs: If/When Jacobs, Kathryn Weast

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The world we’ll be faced with tomorrow demands big ideas today. In Jacobs’ series of interviews with some of today’s leading industry and academic problem solvers, we discuss the Ifs and Whens of disruption - those phenomena with the potential to unsettle the status quo, as well as those now imminent and emerging.

    The Future of Healthcare: How To Design a Better Blueprint

    The Future of Healthcare: How To Design a Better Blueprint

    How do you build resilient healthcare that benefits patients, health carers and communities?

    It’s a complex challenge that requires a new approach, one that builds on lessons from the pandemic and introduces evidence-based design, tech-led innovation, cross-sector collaboration and hybrid skill sets.

    For this episode, host Arthur Jones interviews pioneers in these fields: Matthew Holmes, Global Director of Health Infrastructure at Jacobs, and Dr. Diana Anderson, Dochitect and healthcare principal at Jacobs.

    • 43 min
    Sustainability Careers 101: How Any Role Can Drive Positive Change

    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 in a more responsible way.

    Organizations are increasingly looking to their employees to contribute. But if you’ve never worked in sustainability, then where do you begin?

    In this episode of If/When, Arthur Jones talks with three Jacobs teammates about their backgrounds in sustainability, how it has affected their careers and roles, and how every role within an organization can contribute to a more sustainable future.

    • 34 min
    From ambition to action: Bridging the gap with sustainability

    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 Hollie Schmidt, Global Solutions Director of Sustainability, Resilience & Climate Response for the Americas Region at Jacobs, 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.

    • 28 min
    Supply Chains: Linking Efficiency with Profitability

    Supply Chains: Linking Efficiency with Profitability

    On this episode of If/When, Jilma Jiménez, Jacobs Vice President and Market Strategist of Global Program Management 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.

    • 31 min
    Green Movement: Sustainability in Transportation

    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.

    • 30 min
    Spaceflight: Let's open up the frontier

    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.

    • 23 min

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