Vanishing Point

Bob Wagner

Bob works across cultural, organizational, and functional boundaries to generate process improvements, transformational leadership, innovative thinking, and executive decision-making. He advises on issues of homeland and national security, strategic planning, and crisis management. His extensive experience includes work with the federal inter-agency and Legislative Branch, and alongside the militaries of nearly 50 nations. Bob holds an M.A in National Security & Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a B.S. in Chemistry from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He has completed Executive Fellowships through the Department of Homeland Security and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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From Toddler to Team Leader – Educating the 2040 Workforce

Posted by Bob Wagner

Aug 8, 2019 4:01:22 PM

In May, Toffler Associates hosted an event called Pinot and Ponder, which brought together 75 people to imagine what professional life and the nature of the workforce will be in 2040. The broad consensus was that by that point, machines will have taken over a significant number of the tasks currently performed by humans because. Last week, a colleague and I had the distinct pleasure of presenting the results of this discussion before the joint meeting of the Federal Foresight Community of Interest, the Public Sector Foresight Network, and the Association for Professional Futurists. The theme of this session centered on the disparate rates of progress between human and machine learning, and how education and government can most effectively create parity over the coming decades.

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Data Trust and Privacy - The Risks of Constant Connectivity

Posted by Bob Wagner

Apr 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

As the world becomes more connected and data-driven, notions of trust and privacy are evolving. Organizations striving for resilience are designing human-machine interactions into their systems. To accommodate the needs of both man and computer, they are structuring new processes. And as they do, most are keeping a watchful eye on the known and unknown risks of bio-digital convergence.

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What Water Boundary Conflicts Tell Us About Critical Infrastructure

Posted by Bob Wagner

Feb 1, 2017 8:55:00 AM

At the intersection between the state lines for Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, the Tri-State Water Wars have waged through the 21st Century.[1] At the heart of the issue is the current future allocation of the water in the region. It’s a question of what state ‘owns’ the water in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa and the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint basins, which cross the borders of the three states.

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