April 20, 2020
Christopher Walcutt, CISM, CISSP, will examine the role of engineers in greater society and why a solid understanding of cyber risk is a necessity for all engineers as they play a crucial role in the future of protecting the nation and its critical infrastructure. He will also discuss the role of engineers in society and why a solid understanding of cyber risk is a necessity for all.
Walcutt has 20 years of experience in network design; information security; risk analysis; and mitigation and compliance in the energy, financial, higher education and manufacturing sectors. As a subject matter expert for energy, smart-integrated infrastructure and critical infrastructure security, he is involved with several research initiatives involving the University of Central Florida, Soar Technology and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Walcutt is vice president of strategy at Direct Defense.
April 10, 2020
Listen to a deep-dive discussion featuring Agnis Stibe, PhD, a global thought leader on accelerating transformation, who will expand on themes from his presentation, Transforming Cities for Human Flourishing, which was also delivered as the opening “Innovator” keynote session at ACEC Colorado’s Infrastructure & Innovation Summit on March 12, 2020. Stibe will unfold how business acceleration and societal wellbeing can be achieved through purposefully designed innovations that successfully blend technological advancements with behavioral science.
Stibe has visited five continents with countless events, and his work combines expertise on behavior design, user experience, gamification, nudging, persuasive technology, and neuroscience. In his vision, business acceleration and societal wellbeing can be achieved through purposefully designed innovations that successfully blend technological advancements with human nature. Stibe is founder of TRANSFORMS.ME; a professor at ESLSCA Business School (France); and researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
March 27, 2020
Uptime Logistics, a podcast powered by CAP Logistics, focuses on reliability in business operations and transportation. Today, host Doug Draper of the Denver Transportation Club visits with Mike and Pat Gamel of Mexpress, a transportation partner of CAP Logistics.
They discuss how US-Mexico cross border shipping has and hasn’t changed over the years, the latest with the USMCA trade agreement, and some unique options to keep in mind that are available to shippers today.
Watch today’s episode to gain both a basic understanding of how US - Mexico shipments work and why customer can benefit from using CAP Logistics and Mexpress. Call CAP Logistics at 1-800-227-2471 or request a quote online today.
March 20, 2020
Uptime Logistics, a podcast powered by CAP Logistics, focuses on reliability in business operations and transportation. Today, host Doug Draper of the Denver Transportation Club visits with Mark LaCour, Editor-In-Chief of Oil and Gas Global Network and Founder of modalpoint.
Doug and Mark discuss all things turnarounds, shutdowns, and outages for the refinery industry. Their combined experience in transportation and oil & gas provides listeners with insights about the importance of quality turnaround management and quality transportation for minimizing downtime and increasing uptime. Uptime ultimately drives the bottom line.
Watch today’s episode to gain both a basic understanding of how refinery turnarounds work, how transportation can support success, and also how new technology is increasing the capabilities of refinery managers and technicians - now and into the future!
February 10, 2020
To celebrate Colorado Engineers Week, February 16 – 22, 2020, ACEC Colorado is offering the public events to help them learn more about the consulting engineering profession and the impacts engineers have on the community.
Engineers Week was established in 1951 by the National Society of Professional Engineering “to ensure a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.”
Hear from Brad Doyle, PE, Project Director at Atkins and ACEC Colorado’s President of the Board, and Heidi Gordon, CAE, Deputy Director/COO of ACEC Colorado as they discuss how the engineering profession has impacted them personally and the various opportunities available in pursuing a career in consulting engineering.
February 7, 2020
Uptime Logistics, powered by CAP Logistics, focuses on reliability in business operations and transportation. Host Doug Draper of the Denver Transportation Club connects again today with trade expert Pete Mento of Crowe LLP.
Doug and Pete discuss the less obvious international consequences of a worldwide pandemic such as the novel coronavirus currently affecting China and spreading around the world. What we're seeing now is just the beginning, and the supply chain fall out will be felt far into the future.
Watch today’s episode to gain insights into the certain and potential impacts that coronavirus will have by impacting manufacturing supply chains from the production supply, demand, and transportation perspectives.
February 3, 2020
ACEC Colorado welcomes guests from the American Society of Civil Engineers Colorado Section to discuss the Colorado 2020 Infrastructure Report Card, which was released in late January. The report provides a snapshot of Colorado’s infrastructure as it relates locally and nationally in 14 infrastructure categories, ranging from airports to levees to wastewater.
Hear from the following panelists: Peyton Gibson, an Engineer-In-Training and Colorado School of Mines civil engineering alumnae who works for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment. Peyton is the chair of ASCE Colorado’s 2020 Infrastructure Report Card Task Force. Sarah Klarich, a Colorado-licensed professional engineer and civil engineer at Merrick and Company, who is current chair of the ASCE Colorado Government Affairs Committee and worked on the Report Card Task Force. Steve Hakes, a Colorado-licensed professional engineer and project engineer at Benesch, who volunteered on ASCE Colorado’s Report Card Task Force. Links: https://acec-co.org/ http://branches.asce.org/denver/2020-colorado-infrastructure-report-card-release#overlay-context=resources https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/
January 21, 2020
Michelle Murphy of Colorado Rural Schools Alliance and Denille Leplatt of Rural Services at the Colorado Department of Education sit down today with Colorado Governor Jared Polis. They discuss his general philosophy of "Colorado for All" and specifically the administration's Rural Economic Blueprint.
In addition to efforts improving the lives of all Coloradans and supporting rural communities, Governor Polis is focused on efforts supporting early childhood education. Listen in to learn more about Governor Polis' priorities for rural Colorado and rural education.
Redefining Rural is a Colorado State University - Global Campus sponsored series. This series is focused on bringing awareness to the rural communities of Colorado in the education sector.
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January 2, 2020
Today, Doug & Roy dive in to the overall topic of “What are Incoterms Rules?” and discuss the new 2020 update to the rules that are now in effect worldwide.
INCOterms is an acronym for INternational COmmercial terms. While the rules are not laws themselves as many people misinterpret them to be, they are a set of globally standardized terms that parties can agree to for legally binding contracts. Incoterms rules define the risk and responsibilities of each party in an international shipment. Better understanding Incoterms rules can help businesses in many ways, such as reducing risks and increasing control over shipments.
Roy Becker’s background in the supply chain comes from his career in finance as an international banker. From that position, he observed how closely transportation was related to payments, so he ended up learning more and more about the Incoterms rules to better advocate for his clients. Today, he is involved with his business Roy Becker Seminars and is an instructor at the University of Colorado Denver and the World Trade Center Denver.