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Applying Foresight at The World Bank's Technology and Innovation Lab
On Thursday, February 20th at 9:00am Pacific Time, Institute for the Future, together with The World Bank Group's Rachel Alexandra Halsema, will host a free and public-facing webinar about how she's applying foresight and design thinking in her role at the ITS Technology & Innovation Lab and what impact it has on the organization's global work.

The ITS Technology & Innovation Lab (ITSTI) provides a learning platform, exploration space, and technology advice around disruptive technologies. We collaborate and partner with ITS counterparts, internal WBG business units, and external stakeholders to explore, test and understand new technology capabilities that will enable the WBG to fully harness the Digital Age to achieve its mission.

Rachel Alexandra Halsema is an IT Officer at the World Bank Group and a member of the Technology and Innovation unit. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Russian language and literature and a master’s degree in information systems technology from the George Washington University. In 2009, she rode her bicycle 3,800+ miles across the United States and Canada to raise money and awareness for the cause of affordable housing.

Feb 20, 2020 09:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Rachel Alexandra Halsema
IT Officer @World Bank Group
Rachel Alexandra Halsema is an IT Officer at the World Bank Group and a member of the Technology and Innovation unit. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Russian language and literature and a master’s degree in information systems technology from the George Washington University. In 2009, she rode her bicycle 3,800+ miles across the United States and Canada to raise money and awareness for the cause of affordable housing.
Vanessa Mason
Research Director at IFTF Vantage @IFTF
Vanessa is the research director for IFTF Vantage Partnership, a network of future-smart organizations that support strategic foresight research into the urgent futures that will shape the next decade across the business, social and civic spheres. Her research and foresight work delivers and scales real-world impact with a focus on health and healthcare, equity and technology. Prior to Institute for the Future, Vanessa worked in a variety of roles at the intersection of inclusive design, innovation and health, advancing product and business strategy for technology that advances health equity and programs and strategies that foster entrepreneurship among underrepresented populations.