Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Exceptional Talks... We aim to inspire you and your organisation to manage risk and enable change through sharing ideas

Paul Bonhomme

Red Bull Air Race World Champion

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Lizzy Yarnold

Olympic Gold Medalist: Skeleton

Watch Gabby Logan meet Lizzy

Jake Moores

Former Commander - Trident Submarine Fleet

Talks about managing emergencies on-board
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Welcome to the world of Risky Business

The aim of The Risky Business conferences is to share experiences & learning across high risk industries, business, exploration, sport, the arts and healthcare to look for new insights into diverse themes such as teamwork, leadership, human factors and risk management. The goal is to improve safety and outcomes in healthcare and other high risk industries. It is one of the most widely recognised risk conferences in the world.

Our Latest Talks

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Jeffrey Smele

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Dr Clifford Mann

Update, successes & challenges of the national A&E and GIRFT programmes

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Paul Mattin

South Pole the hard way - 71 days and 1500 miles of adventure

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

Millie Knight

Skiing blind down a slope at 70mph, crashing out and competing again to win Silver

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

From homeless to House of Lords – Hubris and how to prevent it

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

Chris Elliot

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Rebecca Coombes

Protecting reputation under fire, supporting clients who are about to be exposed, managing fake news on Social Media.

Paul Flatters

Millenials, the new generation - what does the evidence tell us.

Nico Rosberg

Q and A session “winning the world championship” - recorded.

Featured Talks

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

John Barnes

How ‘I’ fits into TEAM, and the super "I"

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Learning from disasters

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Survival Stories

Hugh Montgomery

Physiology of extreme survival on Everest and ICU

Mark de Rond

First Unsupported Row Of The Amazon River

David Evans

Flight QF32; Engine explosion on take-off on the Airbus A380

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

Mike Golding

Rescuing your arch rival

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Attitude is everything

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Human factors & performance

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Peter Laussen

Training to be an outlier: the 10,000 hour barrier

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

Tariq Jahan

Tragic loss of life during UK Summer riots - reconcilliation in extreme

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Steve Richards

Can leaders run a country with dysfunctional relationships at the top?

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Leadership Panel

Leaders from F1, BA, Met and NHS - Doing more for less & better

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Lilliane Field

What to do from legal perspective when you make mistake in healthcare

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Communication Skills

Judith Orasanu

What I say I'll do - and what I actually do!

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo


Surgical Safety Checklist

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Big Data

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

DEBATE: All we need is HSMR data to see failing hospitals

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Safety Systems learning

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

The JL Partnership Model, couldwe use it in the NHS?

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Our Next Conferences

Toronto 2018

8-9 November 2018
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

London 2019

6-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

Venue & Dates to be confirmed