Join us on April 30th, 2018 in NYC for this 1-Day Symposium, register here!

Leadership and decision making are at every level of the organization. We project professionals often find ourselves in a tough spot when we have to make decisions and rely on our leadership skills to get us to the finish line.

We’re expected to be well informed, resilient, on our feet and always look one step ahead. It’s pretty much a balancing act when we juggle our data and processes while using our skills. But like any performer we have to practice ahead of time.

Our decision making agility is being tested on a daily basis, when do we rely on data and AI? Do we implement new processes? Do we go with our gut feeling or not? To top it all off, we’re not alone, but work in an internal and external environment that we have to understand in order to navigate.

We’re always asking ourselves if we made the right decision and the answer in most cases is that we did the best we could at that time, given the information we had, the time constraints, resource constraints etc. But we have so many great techniques and tactics at our finger tips to help us with our decision making and better connecting us to decision making processes in the organizations.

Atrisk and Country Risk Solutions are offering a symposium addressing how to achieve decision making agility in the era of man-made risks. Led by two globally recognized risk management experts – Daniel Wagner and Nicki Kons – this one day high impact experience will provide the information along with practice and practical tips to enhance your decision making and risk skills.

This two-part symposium will set the scene by highlighting the risks faced by decision makers today and in the years ahead, providing useful skills and information to tackle these risks.

Part 1: Led by Daniel Wagner, this presentation summarizes the most important aspects of his book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” and will address:

  • The impact of man-made risk on future profit, business continuity and survival.
  • The rising threat of cyber-risk and why it can no longer be ignored.
  • How terrorism can impact business and what to do to mitigate it.
  • Why climate change can no longer be ignored by businesses.
  • How economic and resource nationalism can affect global businesses.
  • Why corporate social responsibility is not only the right thing to do, but good for business.

Part 2: How to become a 2020 resilient risk manager and decision maker. Nicki Kons guides you through the skill sets will you need for leadership and decision making in the era of man-made risk by covering Cognitive, Data, and Process skill sets. These will be explored through a reflection on:

  • How to incorporate the different man-made risk scenarios to strategic plans, what assumptions to use, and how Force Field Analysis can help in mapping out the relevant man-made risk.
  • Making smart cyber security choices: some cyber risks are common to most businesses, such as how to learn from mistakes of others in the cloud-based era. The Pre-mortem technique will be used to envision a cyber dooms day and trace what could have caused the hypothetical cyber risk.
  • Distinguishing between probability and impact when vis-a-vis terrorism risks, and using country risk data to determine terrorism risk.
  • The indirect impact of climate change disguises itself in many forms: weather, water, supplies, regulation, reputation, economic and resource nationalism. How and where to find reliable sources of information.
  • How high is the risk of economic and resource nationalism in year 2018? Is it higher than 10 years ago? Is it lower than 10 years from now? Exploring cognitive biases.
  • Daniel Wagner is CEO of Country Risk Solutions, with three decades of experience managing cross border risk for such organizations as AIG, GE, the Asian Development Bank and World Bank Group. He has served in a variety of roles, including as an insurance underwriter, corporate risk manager, and trusted advisor. Having published more than 500 articles on risk management and international affairs, he is also the author of four books: “Virtual Terror”, “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making”, “Managing Country Risk”, and “Political Risk Insurance Guide”.
  • Nicki Kons is CEO of Atrisks and an innovative risk and project management expert. Experienced with the High-Tec, Energy and Water, IT, Defense and consulting industries, Nicki believes in incorporating quantitative and qualitative risk analysis to achieve the best possible outcomes in decision-making. She is known for her inspirational risk concepts and processes which incorporate aspects of risk management from finance, business, engineering, IT and international relations into powerful risk management excellence.
  • Join us on April 30th, 2018 in NYC for this 1-Day Symposium, register here!
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