We conduct the Global Risk management Day on March 11th, 2024, from 9:50 AM to 4:30 PM CET, on the 13th anniversary of the Fukushima disaster. The Fukushima plant was prepared for different scenarios (tsunami, lack of power, flooring), but not all of them happened simultaneously.

The theme of the 2024 Global Risk management day is:

De-risking the Business Transitions and IT and Data Transformations 

Supplement the traditional approach to understanding business and IT risks. The Risk Management Day theme is Global Business Risks. We will demonstrate business cases on how resilient risk perspectives manage legal, regulatory, and Reputational Risks related to Cyber incidents, Business Interruption, Pandemics, Climate Change, Market Developments, and shortage of Skilled Workforce.

During the Risk Management Day, we define how shortcomings in the ability to anticipate, both during design and during the response to the business risks, can lay the grounds for the unfortunate outcomes:

  • Why do formal risk assessments trust established methods and models more than they should?
  • Established processes and models have become accepted in practice because they offer an acceptable trade-off between thoroughness and efficiency.
  • How to test and analyse the identification of business risks that are ‘necessary’ (without being costly in time or resources).

Some business risks that catch us off guard are overconfidence or traditional analysis methods. The possible reasons are:

  • We have analysed the potential risks.
  • Then, we built the installation system: the procedure process following the recommendations.
  • We have operated safely for n years – whatever n is. However, this reasoning is misleading because the absence of a failure does not prove that the precautions were correct or even sufficient.

Risk Protection Is Not the Freedom from Unacceptable Risks

Resilient and agile risk management advocates a constant sense of unease. Therefore, we should be mindful of what we do to counteract the overconfidence that is a side effect of the relative safety of any risk scenario.

Resilient risk management provides;

  • a way to identify the capabilities a complex corporate socio-technical system must have to perform acceptably in everyday situations and during accidents.
  • A contrast to the classical risk assessment method, classical risk assessment methods such as PRA (Probability Risk Assessment) by showing how things can go right and what is needed for this to happen, rather than just demonstrating how things can go wrong
  • the ability to succeed during expected and unexpected conditions alike.

At Risk Management Day, we describe the risks as a holistic system and understand how the various functions are coupled and depend on each other. Large-scale corporate socio-technical systems, including IT systems and installations, have become rather complicated that they seriously challenge established corporate risk management methods. While resilience risk management may not provide all-ready-made answers to new problems, it does help us see them more clearly, and give the basic principles from which sustainable solutions can be developed.

At The Corporate Risk Management Day, we will provide guidance and showcase the best research, experiences, and risk applications across the following topics:

  • Consistency analysis of corporate systems and assets
  • Understanding high impact low probability of corporate events for Risk appetite
  • Control and optimisation of uncertain corporate processes and systems
  • Planning future corporate performance and sustainability and IT systems under insecure times
  • Modelling and quantifying uncertainty incorporate processes and systems
  • Communicating risk to corporate stakeholders, management, and employees