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World Risk Day 2013

May 14, 2013, marks the annual event known as World Risk Day. In its second year, the event aims to bring together industry thought leaders and peers to gather together virtually to discuss the major trends, challenges and best practices in risk management. This year’s WRD is themed “Shattering the Project Myth.”

World Risk Day is open to anyone who wants to learn how taking smarter risks can drive their business. The official website includes:

  • Virtual Summit: The centerpiece of the first annual World Risk Day, the virtual summit will bring together a unique program of global risk thought leaders who will share

  • Resource Center: Visitors can access reports and whitepapers on all aspects of risk management, from embedding a risk management culture to managing risk in government.

  • Blog: The World Risk Day blog offers commentary on the event and risk management issues in general and encourages readers to share their experiences and opinions.

  • Newsroom: Offers coverage of press releases, supporter announcements and media coverage.

Some of the speakers include:

  • Lieutenant Barry McNally, Lieutenant Commander Steve Lee, The Royal Navy – “Making the business case for risk management”

  • Norman Anderson, President & CEO, CG/LA Infrastructure – “What lessons can be learned from the world’s Top 100 infrastructure projects?”

  • Christoph Schwager, Chief Risk Officer, EADS – “Developing a holistic approach to risk management”

  • Rob Halstead, Head of Risk Management, Crossrail – “Strategies for successful collaborative risk management with contractors and the supply chain”

  • Chris Bell, Chief Marketing Officer, Active Risk – “Shattering the project myth – managing cost and schedule alone doesn’t equal project success”

  • Michael Lopez, Senior Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton - “What makes a great risk manager and how can risk and project professionals collaborate more effectively?”

  • David Hillson, The Risk Doctor – “New concepts in understanding and managing risk in projects”

This free, open-to-all event is sure to be a learning day. If you can’t dial in, we’ll have a recap here on the Monitor.

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Emily Holbrook is the editor of Risk Management magazine and the Risk Management Monitor blog.