Sharing ideas on Risk, Human Performance, Teams and Leaders

Benita Alexander

Former NBC Journalist
The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Hashi Mohammed

From refugee to Barrister at 33
It's all about hard work

Jon Snow

Channel 4 News
What does Grenfell tell us

Katie Walsh

Charlie Stayt meets Katie Walsh
Most successful Female Jockey, Winner of the Irish Grand National & 3rd in The Grand National

Jerry Brown

Times man of the Year 2017
For his contribution during the Ebola Crisis in Liberia

Lizzy Yarnold

Gabby Logan meets Lizzy Yarnold

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

Watch Paul's talk

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 Risky Business conferences is to improve safety & outcomes in healthcare and other high risk industries We do this through sharing experiences & ideas between those who operate in risky environments such as business, emergency services, exploration, sport & healthcare. Learning how to manage risk, harness innovation, improve teamwork and leadership are vital ingredients in achieving these goals.

Our Latest Talks

Nico Rosberg

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

Paul Flatters

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

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Paul Mattin

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

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

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

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Chris Elliot

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

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

Dr Clifford Mann

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

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Rebecca Coombes

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

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Millie Knight

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

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Jeffrey Smele

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

Featured Talks

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

John Barnes

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

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Crisis Management

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Survival Stories

David Evans

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

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Mark de Rond

First Unsupported Row Of The Amazon River

Mike Golding

Rescuing your arch rival

Hugh Montgomery

Physiology of extreme survival on Everest and ICU

Attitude is everything

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Human factors & performance

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Peter Laussen

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

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

Tariq Jahan

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

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Leadership Panel

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

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Steve Richards

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

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Lilliane Field

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

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

Communication Skills


Surgical Safety Checklist

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Judith Orasanu

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

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Big Data

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

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

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Safety Systems learning

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Our Next Conferences

Toronto 2018

8-9 November 2018
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

London 2019

5-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

South Africa 2019

22nd - 23rd Oct 2019. Venue to be confirmed