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

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Millie Knight

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

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Jeffrey Smele

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

Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

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

Chris Elliot

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

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Paul Mattin

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

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Nico Rosberg

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

Rebecca Coombes

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

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

Paul Flatters

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

Dr Clifford Mann

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

Featured Talks

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

John Barnes

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

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Crisis Management

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

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

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

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Attitude is everything

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Alf Dunbar

Attitude you are the difference

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Human factors & performance

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Peter Laussen

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

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

Tariq Jahan

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

Bromiley, Bowen & Dinwoodie

How to tell a patient you have made a terrible mistake

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

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

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Steve Richards

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

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Leadership Panel

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

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Graham Poll

Being a premier league & international football referee

Lilliane Field

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

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding litigation

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Andrew Blackie

Lessons from Shoreham - after the call comes in

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

Communication Skills

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Judith Orasanu

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


Surgical Safety Checklist

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Big Data

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Martin Fletcher

Big data analysis on reported incidents

Peter Laussen

Personalising Big Data, signals noise & Risk

Jim Lock

Can smart clinical pathways save the health budget?

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

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

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Safety Systems learning

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

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