WORLD LENS PODCASTS
Have you heard? WTCI has a podcast!
There's always something happening. Welcome to the World Lens podcast by the World Trade Center Institute. WTCI is the Mid-Atlantic's largest global business network, and they are reaching deep into their network of more than 3,500 companies and hundreds of nonprofits, academic institutions, and government agencies to bring you expert analysis. Learn about exciting stories from experts in their network.
We know you're eager to listen, and the first two episodes are available, with new episodes releasing every Thursday, so go check it out! Get ready to dive into the latest global business stories with WTCI's Digital Specialist, Michelle Evans, and Bruce McIndoe, President of McIndoe Risk Advisory and WTCI board member. In less than 30 minutes, we'll cover some of the most exciting news stories through a global business lens.
Episodes so far :
BUSINESS TRAVEL EXECUTIVE NEWS
Bruce McIndoe, founder of iJet/WorldAware and currently president of McIndoe Risk Advisory, has been appointed to the Technology Advancement Center's (TAC) Technology and Strategic Advisory Board.
Through collaboration with small businesses, academic researchers, and non-traditional members of the cybersecurity community, TAC, according to an announcement, serves as an intermediary and helps connect U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) and the US government to the innovative products and solutions needed to advance the nation’s cybersecurity capabilities and workforce.
McIndoe has been appointed as a member of the advisory board to work in collaboration with TAC. The aim is to expand the network of people and organizations, while bringing innovative ideas and capabilities to the table.
As per the announcement, the board members will work together in a collaborative process, sharing their connections and experiences to create a powerful network that benefits everyone involved.
BY ELIZABETH WEST WITH BRUCE
This article addresses how a new generation of tech will rewrite the rules of travel management innovation, and what buyers can do to prepare.
The development of generative AI has been a lengthy process, with experts, including Bruce McIndoe, founder and CEO of McIndoe Risk Advisory, considering it to be in its early stages.
Bruce McIndoe emphasizes that generative AI, like ChatGPT, relies on mathematical computations and tokenization of words or characters to generate human-like responses; the process may seem simple, the scale at which machines perform these tasks is significant, making it appear almost magical, but without human prompts, the technology would collapse on itself. There are serious concerns within systems, with issues of factuality, bias, quality, plagiarism and IP. Questions of intellectual property, privacy and data ownership are real for every industry. Yet, so are the possibilities.
Despite the challenges, there are significant possibilities for generative AI in various industries including Travel and Risk.
SPEAKING AND ATTENDEE ENGAGEMENTS
Backed by 30 years of experience in the security industry, a plethora of knowledge and a prestigious network of industry experts, we founded McIndoe Risk Advisory to help organizations adapt and thrive in an ever-changing global landscape. McIndoe Risk Advisory is led by Bruce McIndoe, a leader in risk management, technology innovation and intelligence with high-profile and deep ties into the private and public sectors, supporting more than 1,000 global companies with tens of millions of connected personnel. Our elite team of experts has decades of experience engineering and deploying the processes, protocols and SOPs to meet legal and legislative regulations that influence a spectrum of industries.
Our network constantly monitors global economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal, and technological risks that organizations face so that you can stay alert, prepared, and a step ahead. We establish systems to systematically understand the risks to the achievement of your organizational objectives, mitigate them, and leverage enterprise-wide sensing programs stay on top of the changing threat landscape. We like to say that we are in the Certainty Management business in the achievement of your value generating objectives.
Governance, risk management, emergency management, crisis management and business continuity, with a keen focus on people risk management, are at the heart of our effort to break down these silos and create a Joint Operations Force of multidisciplinary Protectors.
Our modus operandi is to help organizations embrace an integrated team approach with continuous risk management processes that enhance the resiliency of People, Locations, Supply and Information assets along with the underlying processes that make their magic happen.
As a one of its kind, bespoke risk advisory partner, McIndoe Risk Advisory offers Agile solutions to organizations to determine and manage their top risk management priorities. We help enterprise leaders achieve Agile Operational Resiliency (AOR) to maintain productivity and grow through the most difficult challenges with the least disruptions. We work with Global 2000 to SME clients helping them adopt a predictive, proactive posture to threats by leveraging our proprietary Continuous Risk Management Model and harnessing leading-edge technologies.
Our AOR program encapsulates our Agile Business Continuity program which builds on the Adaptive Business Continuity Principles developed by David Lindstadt and Mark Armour. This lightweight, system-of-systems program engages all in enhancing the organization's capability to recover from disruptions.
AGILE OPERATIONAL RESILIENCY (AOR) is an organization's ability to adapt and thrive during times of stress, disruption and uncertainty. AOR is a holistic strategy that protects organizational objectives, assets, operations and reputations by empowering multi-disciplinary stakeholders to execute a 360-degree view of risk.
As a sustainable solution, AOR enables organizations to maintain productivity and grow through the most difficult challenges. It readies enterprises and promotes the real-time situational awareness necessary to move forward into threats more proactively.
DUTY OF CARE spells out the responsibilities an organization has for its people. This includes making the workplace safe, preventing risks to health and ensuring safe working practices are set up and followed. There is a lot to deal with between these areas and the onus is on a variety of managers to ensure nothing falls between those cracks. But who, or how, can a diverse team accomplish this effectively and efficiently?
Before COVID-19, most organizations tasked a patchwork of groups with largely stove-piped activities to meet Duty of Care responsibilities. The pandemic has put a focus on the entire organization taking care of all of its people every hour of every day.
The UNIFIED PROTECTOR
Who is a Unified Protector? A utopia, a universal soldier, or a controversy in the making for the security and risk management industry.
During discussions over the last few security and risk management conferences, a new term has come up. The UNIFIED PROTECTOR.
Who is a Unified Protector? It’s an interesting concept that certainly gets people’s attention. A utopian concept, a universal soldier, or a mere controversy in the making for the security and risk management industry.