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Global executives navigate a myriad of issues, and to be effective leaders, they must fully understand them.
Through the AGILE Innovation Series, we bring together thought leaders across industries to share their perspectives on the challenges facing the international business environment and the larger world.
At past AGILE sessions, we hosted speakers like former Under Armour Chief Operating Officer Colin Browne, who spoke about supply chain management, and Tenable Chief Information Officer Brad Pollard, who discussed cybersecurity.
Using powerful personal stories and relevant case studies, these leaders inspire executives to face challenges head-on.
November 15, 2022
The National Aquarium in Baltimore
The impacts of human-caused global warming are worsening and accelerating. Climate change is a global problem requiring collective action and innovation, with many interconnected stakeholders and complex, competing interests. How can the private sector lead the decarbonization of the global economy? Sustainable business practices have historically come at a cost – challenging market competitiveness and profitability. As new science and data emerge on rapidly accelerating climate threats, future competitiveness will be dictated by business leaders who rapidly pivot to balance economic and environmental goals. Emerging technologies across all industries are making it possible for businesses to model for sustainability while maintaining, if not growing, market positioning. The private sector has a unique obligation, and opportunity, to rebuild the economy for a sustainable future.
October 6, 2022 | 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Center Club in Baltimore, MD
Stories covering the “end of globalization” have surged after a decade of destabilizing worldwide events. Yet, the world trade volume index hit a new all-time high in 2022, and digital globalization is accelerating, with global data flows growing faster than the volume of traditional trade. As the world changes, topics like onshoring, supply chain diversification, digital transformation, regionalization, and security are top of mind for international business leaders. Leaders must continue to adapt to the rapidly changing nature of global business and partnerships in this age of acceleration. How can companies leverage globalization’s failures and reorient for sustainable growth? Our expert panel will share insights and examples to help business leaders assess, prepare, and act in today’s rapidly changing global business landscape.
Marlin Steel Wire Products
BD Integrated Diagnostic Solutions
McKinsey and Company
May 24, 2022 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The COVID-19 pandemic shattered the traditional paradigm of how we work. The great resignation, onshoring, automation, AI, remote and hybrid work - are these trends permanent? Whether you call it the new normal, the next chapter, return to work, or re-entry, something has fundamentally shifted. As we reimagine work for a post-pandemic 21st century, many leaders are left wondering what’s next. How are businesses strategically responding to the changing nature of work, the workplace and the workforce? What should businesses be investing in and doing today to protect and prepare their businesses for tomorrow? Our expert panel discussed proactive strategiesto help business leaders stay one step ahead in meeting the needs of their business and most important asset: their people.
CTO and VP of Engineering
Manager, Financial Consulting
Chief Human Resources Officer
April 19 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Center Club - Baltimore, MD
Cybersecurity and climate change are just two of the megatrends global leaders need to be up to speed on today if they want their businesses to be successful tomorrow. Geopolitical uncertainties and the evolving workforce are also at the top of mind. Bruce McIndoe, a recognized leader in the risk management, intelligence and travel industries, framed the challenges and potential solutions. McIndoe was joined by two Mid-Atlantic executives who shared their thoughts on his remarks, with members of the audience joining the discussion.
McIndoe Risk Advisory LLC
Chief Innovation Officer
With more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Nancy Novak has extensive expertise in oversight and responsibility for profit and loss. In her current role at Compass Datacenters, her focus is cutting edge technology, lean practices and innovative culture through diversity of thought – all which can add value, improve return on investment and disrupt the construction industry. Prior to joining Compass Datacenter’s Nancy was national vice president of operations for Balfour Beatty Construction, where she was a key resource in assessing and strengthening the company’s ability to scale knowledge and bring national consistency to its operating standards. Her 20-year career as an operations executive with Hensel Phelps Construction Company gave her the expertise needed to build complex projects efficiently. She is heavily involved in organizations that lead the way for technology and advancement in the construction industry and she is an advocate for women’s leadership.
Ruppert International was founded and is led by Todd Ruppert, who has an insatiable appetite for using innovation to address key global challenges. He also believes that strong leadership, as well as creating and supporting a culture of innovation and collaboration, are imperative for success. Ruppert was the CEO and president of T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services for 12 years. He is the chair of the WTCI Board of Directors