To ensure Kinetic Potential community schools are sustainable, they are developed as a "demand-driven" system that produce value for all stakeholders, including employers. Participants in this workshop will use backward mapping techniques to "reverse engineer" how we develop future cybersecurity professionals in a community school setting.
Jim Smith is an entrepreneur, technologist, educator and community advocate. He is President of Kinetic Potential Scholars, a talent development organization, and an adjunct professor at UMUC teaching in the Information Systems Management and Center for Security Studies Departments. Jim has helped numerous corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic planning, outsourcing, global product development, system integration and program turnarounds. His expertise spans the telecommunications, healthcare, finance and government sectors with such noteworthy organization as AT&T, Verizon, Geico, Bank of America, Commonwealth of Virginia, Social Security Agency, DC Public Schools, Prince George's County Public Schools and the Republic of Liberia.
Jim's research includes decision support systems for talent development, predictive algorithms for quantifying risk and talent supply chain models applied in a K-12 setting. He is engaged in capacity building for nonprofit organizations through the application of information technology. His academic background consists of a BA in Physics from Occidental College, MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from the Wharton School. Jim is a Cybersecurity Advanced Degree Fellow (CADF), certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO).