Inflection points are events that result in significant economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological changes that shape our world.
And our world is facing some of its toughest challenges yet: Clean water. Affordable energy. Connectivity. Climate change. Environmental pollution. Economic growth.
Our Inflection Points solution briefings are a series of podcasts with Jacobs’ thought leaders and technologists, providing background on these critical issues, the challenges at their core and the actions we’re taking to create a more connected, sustainable world.
Aerospace and the Technology to Go Beyond
To provide an inside look at much of the work done to support NASA from robotics to launch control to support of the International Space Station, we were pleased to sit down with Joy Kelly, Vice President and General Manager of the Jacobs Clear Lake Group. For this episode of Inflection Points, Dr. Kelly spoke about the work Jacobs does with NASA as the agency’s #1 solutions provider, as well as her passion for STEM education and the success and challenges of business innovation in large organizations. Listen to Aerospace and the Technology to Go Beyond
Predicting Problems Before They Happen
Dr. Raja Kadiyala, Global Director for Digital Solutions and the Jacobs Connected Enterprise at Jacobs, walks us through how digital twins can be applied to industries and communities, making them safer, increasing efficiency and improving the environment in this discussion as part of our Inflection Points series of podcasts. Listen to Predicting Problems Before They Happen
Treating the Water Cycle as One Water
Water treatment is a highly sophisticated process, and today’s communities are increasingly leveraging digital tools and taking a holistic view of the complete water cycle. In this Inflection Points discussion, Susan Moisio, Vice President Global Solutions Conveyance and Storage at Jacobs, shares her insights into the approach known as “one water.” Listen to Treating the Water Cycle as One Water
Responding to Potential Cyber Attacks with Advanced Techniques
Cyber criminals do not rest, and neither do those charged with providing for the defense of sensitive client and government information. In our latest episode of Inflection Points, we sat down with John Karabias, Vice President, Growth and Sales Strategy for Jacobs Cyber and Eric Conway, Technical Director for Cybersecurity Capabilities and Solutions, Jacobs Cyber to learn more about advances in cybersecurity. Listen to Responding to Potential Cyber Attacks with Advanced Techniques
Refreshing the World's Water Supply
Becoming innovative in the handling of water and wastewater is increasingly important around the world. We sat down with Peter Nicol, Jacobs Global Water Market Director in this episode of Inflection Points to learn more about some of the issues and best practices for the proper treatment of this precious life resource. Listen to Refreshing the World's Water Supply
Advancing the Facilities of the Life Sciences Industry
Advances in medicine over the past 30 years have extended and improved the quality of life for people around the world. In this episode of Inflection Points, John Noble, Jacobs Vice President and General Manager, Life Sciences talks about the life sciences industry and how integrated project management helps firms get their facilities done on time. Listen to Advancing the Facilities of the Life Sciences Industry
Improving the Connectivity of the Smart City
As we look to the future of urban design, municipal services will be increasingly dependent upon better technological interconnectivity. We spoke with Monte Wilson, Global Market Director, Built Environment & Global Vice President, Jacobs, about the importance of good design and how it takes into account citizens, business, transportation, and a host of other considerations in this episode of Inflection Points. Listen to Improving the Connectivity of the Smart City
Mitigating the Impacts of Floods and Droughts
As the world is experiencing more severe weather events, communities need to make long-term preparations. In this episode of Inflection Points, Bryan Harvey, Vice President and Head of Utilities Business, Europe for Jacobs, talks about how the number and severity of floods and droughts around the world are encouraging new ways of planning to mitigate the impacts. Listen to Mitigating the Impacts of Floods and Droughts
Managing Built Assets from Concept to Long-term Operations
How can businesses and municipalities use asset management as a strategic part of their operations to control costs, increase efficiencies and mitigate risks? To find out, we asked Nina Wollman, Jacobs Vice President and Global Director for Strategic Consulting and Steve Meininger, Vice President – Global Operations Management and Facilities Services to elaborate. Listen to Managing Built Assets from Concept to Long-term Operations
Tackling the Environmental Challenge of PFAS
What are PFAS and why should we care about them? Jacobs Global Environmental Market Director Jan Walstrom and Global Water Market Director Peter Nicol discuss the source and nature of PFAS chemicals, why they’re a growing public health concern and treatment and remediation solutions for impacted soil, groundwater and drinking water. Listen to Tackling the Environmental Challenge of PFAS