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

Professor Sir Terence Stephenson

Individual vs system responsibility when things go wrong.

Anthony Bennett

How to take a great “Selfie”

Paul Flatters

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

Clair Davies

Supporting professional colleagues after recent major incidents in London 2017.

Dr Clifford Mann

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

Jeremy Bowen

Managing risk in war zones

Catherine MacDonald

Communicating with “Special Colleagues”

Paul Mattin

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

Benita Alexander

The downfall of a world famous surgeon

Millie Knight

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

Terry Jones

Leading the National Farmers Union though Brexit

Morwena Hall

leading a major development site at Kings Cross

Hashi Mohamed

It’s all about hard work?

Prof Ian Goldin

Global threats and potential solutions

Jeffrey Smele

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

Interview: Charlie Start meets Katie Walsh

What it takes to ride the Grand National

Mandy Hickson

Leading from the front

Rebecca Coombes

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

Gillian Docherty

The technology world my daughter will live in 2030

Prof Harold Thimbleby

Risky digital healthcare – and how to fix it.

Interview: Katie Derham meets Lord Tebbit

Resilience in Politics and Great Leaders of Parliament

Jon Snow

What does Grenfell tell us.

Mark O’Brien

Dealing with ‘Special Colleagues’ at an organisational level.

Mark Soden

Dealing with narcissistic leaders in sport

Nico Rosberg

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

Chris Elliot

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

Sabrina Cohen-Hatton

Protecting the protectors: using brain science to keep firefighters safe

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or not?

Lord John Anthony Bird MBE

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

Featured Talks

Ross Brawn

Winning the F1 World Championship

Patricia Paskins

Adapting royal butler household services to healthcare

Lewis Gordon Pugh

Swimming across north pole - Choosing your Team

Danny Kerry

Winning Olympic gold in hockey, culture precedes performance

Sekou Andrews

Healthcare through the eyes of the patient

Arthur Gillis

Customer satisfaction

David Owen

Hubris & power can influence judgement

Vicky Balch

Alton tower smiler victim - No point blaming people

Hassan Khan

Playing for England blind cricket team, attitude is everything

Anthony Bennett

Surviving ECMO

Simon Yates

cutting the rope -Touching the Void

Michael Buist

Being a patient in your own ICU

David Spiegelhalter

Cool ways to present risk data

Devi Shetty

Improvement through Economy of Scale

Pedro Algorta

"Alive" Andes Crash victims supporting Chilean miners

Albie Sachs

Car bomb victim - Truth and reconciliation at the limits

Simon Stevens

De-briefing 'Red Arrows Style'

Rory Sutherland

Getting people to change brands & wash their hands?

John Barnes

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

Steve Kreiser

Situation awareness on an aircraft carrier

Elizabeth Stokoe

Controling a conversation with a single word

Hilary Davan Wetton

Is your conductor really necessary?

Martin Bromiley

Never "Just a routine operation"

Will Carnegie

Freak accident during Sydney Hobart race

Brooke Kinsella

Restorative justice

John Madden

Makinge an Oscar winning movie

Kathryn Schulz

Being Wrong, adventures in the margin of error.

Jamie Andrew

Trapped on top of Les Droites mountain for 48 hours

Matthew Syed

Black Box thinking

Mark de Rond

Misconceptions of what makes for great teams

Mike Barratt

Teamwork on the International Space Station

Gerald Hickson

Dealing with special colleagues

Learning from disasters

Julie Bailey

whistleblower- Mid Staffordshire Hospital Failure

Robert Calvert

Volcanic ash - Is it safe to fly through

Chris Allen

Piper Alpha - lessons learnt

Tom Henricks

The Columbia Shuttle Accident

Helen Rycraft

Lessons from the Fukushima nuclear disaster?

Sherron Watkins

ENRON whistleblower - lessons learnt

Faz Peermohamed

The Titanic, Prestige, & Costa Concordia disasters

Nick Coleman

BP Deepwater Horizon disaster - lessons

John Wick

UK Parliamentary Expenses scandal from Whistleblower

Steve Richards

The Risks of the Scottish referendum

Kenneth Kamler

Disaster on Everest

Geraint Vincent

The Haiti earthquake

Jerry Brown

Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Michael Harwood

The worldwide threats still facing us

David Spiegelhalter

The two sides of swine flu risk

Tom Kelly

Terminal 5 opening disaster & Northern Ireland Peace Process

Clare Bowen

Tragic story of Bethany Bowen

Ian Blair

London 7/7 Bombing and Stockwell shooting disaster - lessons

Paul Moore

Banking crisis - HBOS Whistleblower

Survival Stories

Roberto Canessa

"Alive"- Andes plane crash -Leadership under stress

Bill Hagan

747 Flight deck intrusion en route to Nairobi

David Evans

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

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

Ben McBean

Surviving an IED Blast - Putting life into perspective

Gabby Logan Meets Lizzy Yarnold

Winning Olympic Gold in the skeleton

Nicola Horlick

Having it all

Miles Hilton Barber

The only limits are yourself!

Human factors & performance

Glenn Mead

The Chimp Paradox- balancing our emotive and human responses

Tom Aikens

Being a Michelin Chef - Quality is everything

Bren Neale

The story of Dr John Hubley

Paul Bonhomme

Mental Rehearsal and Visualisation

Rhona Flin

Behaviour and safety

Stella Xin

Hospital Code Drills

Ian Rowland

Illusion and cold reading,

William Lewinski

Situation Awareness under extreme stress like police shootings

Chris Brooks

Training helicopter pilots to survive ditching in the sea

Dennis Quaid

Why my twins were given a massive heparin overdose

Dalton Grant

Winning a world championship gold in highjump l

Duncan Murrell

Photographing whales in a canoo

Ed Hickey & Guy Hirst

Reviewing the flight path of every cardiac patient

Charles Vincent

Does mental practice improve performance?

Jane Carthey

The Hospital at Night Programme

Tom Henricks

The final briefing in the shuttle

Pat Croskerry

Decision Making and human Error

Gareth Davies

Fom Helicopters ambulances to Fast Cars

James Reason

Ingredients of heroic recovery

Peter Laussen

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

Truth, Openess & Forgiveness

Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

Brighton hotel bombing Recon- Rciliation at the extreme

Paul Levy

Hospital transparency on socialmedia

James Fraser

Lessons from Child Death Review Panels

Risky Business / BMJ Teamwork

Teamwork & Leadership - BMJ summary video

Dean Richards

'The Bloodgate' rugby incident

Sidney Dekker

Just culture after serious incident

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

Dr Neil Bacon

Power of patient feedback on the web

Gerald Hickson

Listening to families

Extraordinary teamwork and Leadership

BMJ Learning

Teamwork Summary Video form from BMJ learning

Brendan Venter

The locker room talk before big match

Andy Offer

How Red Arrows hire the right stuff

Larry Roy

Saturday night is only good for fighting

Neil Spenceley

Playing nicely in the sandbox, or no

Eva Carneiro

Being a premier league football doctor - potential conflicts of interest

Mike Brearley

Narcissism, leadership a teamwork

R Dowbiggin /M de Rond

The Cambridge Boat Race Victory - to hell & back

Catherine Bishop

Building effective teams under extreme stress

Steve Richards

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

Keith Williams

BA cabin strike - Resolving long-standing disputes

Leadership Panel

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

Supporting colleagues after a major incident

Julie Thao

Being charged for manslaughter for a drug error!

Suzy Jordache

Physician burnout

Harris Baden

Burnout and effect on safety

Geoff McDonald

Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Burnout

Terence Montague

The Second Victim

Joerg Leonhardt

Getting 'back in the saddle' in air traffic control

David DeMaso

Isolation, shame, and anger after a trial

Investigation, Regulation & Litigation

Guy Hirst

Regulation in the Airline Industry

Arthur Gillis

Moments of Truth in the hotel industry

Shawn Pruchnicki

The Lexington air disaster

Geoff Bird

Drug errors are just as impactful as scalpels...

John Tiner

Regulation in the Financial Industry

Sheila McLean

Alternatives to adversarial litigation

Chris Allen

Regulation in the Oil Industry

Gerald Hickson

Avoiding 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

David Prior & James Titcombe

How CQC works- Lessons from death of Joshua

James Badenoch

The need for litigation!

Mark OBrien

Preventing litigation

Gretchen Haskins

Regulation and safety performance

Communication Skills

Judith Orasanu

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


Surgical Safety Checklist

Steve Richards

Trump and Brexit, what next..

Chula, Fiona & Ranse

Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Live Demo

Beverly Milton-Edwards

Talking to the most wanted

Technology, Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality

Peter Kim

New product innovationn healthcare i

Craig Wilson

Engineering for success in F1 to baby pods

Peter Kim

Intelligent and autonomous surgical robots

Sanjay Malaviya

Leveraging technology to gather feedback directly from children

Dominic King

AI-enabled healthcare

Dr Jack Kreindler

Health Innovators must refocus on the individual patient

Peter Waters

Virtual reality, animation Disney Style

Peter Laussen & Peter Waters

NASCARS, Simulation and Animation

Professor Giovanna Tinetti

The Scope of the Universe & risks out there

Sarah Newcombe

Using technology to improve responsiveness to deteriorating patients

Wng Cdr Andy Jeffery

Operating remotely UAVs and Robotic Surgery

Big Data

Roger Taylor / Nick Black

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

Jeff Mainland

Data Analytics: Healthcare's New Stethoscope?

Matt Brittin

Improvement GOOGLE Style

Brian Kavanagh

Protocolized Care - what is evidencebased care

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

Ali Parsa

Can a NHS hospital be run by private company successfully?

Nana Twum-Danso

Quality improvement in Ghana

Phil Wilson

The hospital control centre:

Alastair Scotland

The individual and the system in patient safety

James Reinertsen

Whats possible in safety in healthcarey

Bob Wachter

Comparing medical culture in the UK vs. US

Sir David Dalton

Hospital CEO Perspective

James Reinertsen

What's possible in healthcare safety

Jeffrey Simmons

Managing flow and safety across siloes in hospitals

Terence Stephenson

Safety systems in oil and gas

Sid Watkins

Transforming safety in formula 1 racing

Brent James

Transforming an entire healthcare system using improvement science

Lord Howe

Patient Safety systems within NHS

Kenneth W Kizer

Transforming safety in The VA Hospitals in The US

Tim Galekop

Back to the future - Infection control

Kevin Fong

Relating lessons from other high risk industries not that simple

Peter Waters

NASCAR Racing and focusing on the simple things

Dr. Rob Galloway

Frontline Doctors Perspective

Adrian Plunkett

Positive reporting improves morale and outcome in sepsis

Kate Concorran/Jane Kirton

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

Jake Moores

Managing emergencies on a nuclear sub

Steve Muething

Changing patient safety culture across USA

Stephen Muething

Situational awareness for a whole hospital

Erik Hollnagel

Learning from what goes right-resilience engineering

Cameron Hepburn

Achieving zero carbon emissions - can it be done?

John Vincent

Changing the ‘school dinners culture’

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