Welcome to the world of Risky Business

The aim of The Risky Business conferences is to share learning across high risk industries, business, the arts, exploration, sport and healthcare on how best to manage risk, drive improvement and harness innovation, teamwork and leadership. The goal is to improve patient safety and outcomes in healthcare and other high risk industries. It is one of the most widely recognised conferences in the world.

Latest Talks

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Chris Elliot

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

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Paul Flatters

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

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Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

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Dr Clifford Mann

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

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Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

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Hannah MacCleod

understanding the different generations in a winning team

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Paul Mattin

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

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Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

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Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

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Nico Rosberg

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

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Jeffrey Smele

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

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Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

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Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

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Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

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Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

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Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

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Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

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Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

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Rebecca Coombes

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

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Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

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Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

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Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

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Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

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Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

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Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

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Millie Knight

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

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Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

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Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

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Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

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Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Featured Talks

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David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

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Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

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Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

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John Barnes

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

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Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

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Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

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Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

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David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

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Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

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Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

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Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

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Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

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Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

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Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

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Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

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Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

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Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

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Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

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Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

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Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

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Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

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Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

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Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

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Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

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Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

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John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

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Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

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Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

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Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

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Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

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Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

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Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Safety Systems learning

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Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

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Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

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Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

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Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

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Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

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Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

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Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

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Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

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Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

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Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

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Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

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John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

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Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

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Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

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Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

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Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

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Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

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Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

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Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

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Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

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Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

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Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

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Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

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James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

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Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

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James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Our Next Conferences

Toronto

8-9 November 2018
Sheraton Centre, Toronto

Find out more
London

6-7 June 2019
Kings Place, London

More info coming soon

South Arica

2019
Venue to be confirmed

More info coming soon

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