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Beyond Covid-19: Partnering Across the Business Community


Sep 10, 2020 01:36 PM

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R.J. Davis
Partner @Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP
R.J. Davis, Pillsbury’s Northern Virginia office leader, represents local, regional, and national developers, lenders, equity funds, private and institutional investors, and joint venture partners in commercial real estate transactions.
James Bamford
Founder & Partner @Water Street Partners, LLC
James is co-founder of Water Street Partners where he serves a global client base on joint venture transactions, governance, restructurings, and other partnership issues. Prior to Water Street, he co-led the Joint Venture Practice at McKinsey & Company. James is author of more than 100 articles on joint ventures, including those published in Harvard Business Review, McKinsey Quarterly, Corporate Directors, and Corporate Dealmaker. He is also the co-author of two books: Mastering Alliance Strategy and Water Street on Joint Venture Dealmaking. He has led more than 20 seminal research initiatives on joint venture performance and governance, and was the principal author of the CalPERS Joint Venture Governance Guidelines. James was a Research Fellow at Harvard Business School, holds graduate degrees from Harvard University (MA-East Asian Studies) and the London School of Economics (MSc-Economics), and graduated from Tufts University (BA-Economics and History).
David Ihrie
Chief Technology Officer @Center for Innovative Technology
Mr. Ihrie has over 40 years industry experience as a direct innovator in the fields of satellite and terrestrial communication, computing, and information science, and has been a principal in seven startup companies. In addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Ihrie has helped build four national scale business accelerators for the Intelligence Community, for DHS, and in the areas of cybersecurity and smart cities. Currently he is leading the Virginia Smart Communities Initiatives, and is working with the Virginia Unmanned Systems Center at CIT to bring this new generation of capability to all Virginians. Mr. Ihrie has a Master of Science degree in Business from MIT, specializing in the Management of Technological Innovation, and a B.S. from MIT in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science.