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According to the World Economic Forum, the Fourth Industrial Revolution represents 'a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another'. The pace of change in the working world is fast than ever, enabled by advances in technology which bring both 'huge promise and potential peril'.
Businesses must ensure that their risk management is keeping pace. Those which focus on just traditional operational risks, are failing to identify who is responsible for the development and protection of new sources of value and the assets they create, such as data. Lack of care with personal data has eroded trust in business, leading to Europe's GDPR regulations.
Developing clear roles, responsibilities and connected ways of working have become even more core to organisations of all kind.
Fundamental to positive risk management is leadership. To navigate the opportunities and threats that the Fourth Industrial revolution brings, organisation's must be effectively led. An absence of the right type of leadership will inevitably lead to failure, if not in the short term but certainly over the long run.
This free-to-attend seminar features speakers who will explore the opportunities technology, data and people bring to today's workplace, when harnessed effectively. Find out more about our speakers on the next tab.
Please note spaces for this event are limited and must be booked in advance.
Thursday, 13 June, 2019 - 17:30 - 20:00
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SPEAKERS: Presentation topics and profiles
Gareth Evans - Health, Safety and Compliance Manager, ISG plc
Gareth has spent the past 12 years working in Health, Safety and Environmental based roles in both the public and private sectors. At the beginning of 2019 he joined ISG’s Technology Solutions team primarily working in the Technology and Data Centre sector. He has a passion for new and disruptive technology and leveraging new ways of working to provide data lead decisions within health and safety.
Gareth will be talking about data gathering techniques currently used and piloted on projects to provide automated, industry insight to predictive modelling. He will also discuss how the safety professional can utilise new tools to make data led decisions, and how technology will aid and transform how we have traditionally worked.
Helen Barge - Managing Director and Lead Consultant, Risk Evolves
A member of the Risk Management Standards Committee at the British Standards Institute and the of the Institute of Leadership and Management, Helen has worked in a vareity of industry sectors since 1986. During this time, she has held roles encompassing IT and business management and including over a decade in governance, risk and compliance. This breadth of experience allows Helen to apply her knowledge of IT systems, processes and procedures to the complexitities of the business environment. Helen is the focal point for cyber security at the Coventry & Warwickshire regional group of the Federation of Small Businesses and regularly delivers presentations to cross-sector groups on the need to ensure that their organisations are secure. Risk Evolves, under Helen's leadership, are also founding members of the West Midlands Cyber Security Cluster.
Helen will be discussing the opportunities being 'best in class' in terms of data protection brings, without necessarily having to spend huge sums of money.
Graham Jackson - Associate Director, People, Culture & Organisation, Business Risk Services, Grant Thornton
Graham joined the Business Risk Services team at Grant Thornton in 2017 as an Associate Director for People Culture and Organisation Development. Graham has recently led consulting programmes focused on leadership, people, conduct and culture for a number of Financial Services Companies.
In his presentation, Graham will introduce Grant Thornton's culture model, specifically focusing on the leadership and people sections. In particular, he will discuss:
- Tone from the top and role modelling, how are they different
- Consistency of communication - keep it simple
- Recognising good behaviours beyond the appraisals processes
- Driving your leadership through the supply chain
- People management at all stages of the employee life cycle