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Track: Leadership

Day 2 4 October 2016


09:15 — 10:00 Leadership

Keynote Speech

Ola Ahlvarsson is a Swedish entrepreneur and athlete based out of Stockholm. Ola has since the mid 90’s been at the cutting edge of digital entrepreneurship as an entrepreneur, investor, thought leader and advisor. Ola is one of Sweden’s most popular international speakers and moderator. Ola has been chosen to host and lead discussions in some of the world’s most prestigious events, amongst them at the World Economic Forum in Davos, DLD in Munich, World Knowledge Forum in Seoul and Le Web in Paris. Ola combines unique hands on experience of building entrepreneurial businesses with a mission to convey knowledge and a belief that every organization can and should be entrepreneurial.
14:00 — 14:45 Leadership

Risk Leadership on the Boardroom Agenda – the Risk Manager’s Professional Contribution

Risk managers driving value into the board’s risk conversation Chairmen and their boards recognize the scale of their challenge and the requirement for support and expertise to help them understand their rapidly changing risk profiles. There is an opportunity for risk managers to provide this support. Research indicates that the boardroom door is open for risk managers - but do risk managers have the knowledge and expertise required to respond when they are invited to enter the boardroom and consulted for their advice and opinion? This session will set out some of the issues involved for risk managers making this professional journey and offer practical ideas and suggestions on how risk managers can seize these professional opportunities. Reinforcing FERMA’s vision of “a world where risk management is embedded in the business model and culture of organisations”, this session will focus on how risk management can be embedded in the business model of the organisation and the importance of risk culture and the profiling of risk culture as part of this process. The session will introduce models, tools and techniques designed for the risk manager developed in partnership with colleagues from other professions and in consultation with those who have a seat at the boardroom table.
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