Influential Risk Management - Navigating Mega-projects and Mega-personalities

November 15, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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Abilities Centre Theatre
55 Gordon Street
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

Topic: Influential Risk Management - Navigating Mega-Projects and Mega-Personalities

Description: Big Projects, Big Risks. 

Ryan Smith, P. Eng. has spent the last 10 years of his project career-defining, characterizing, and quantifying risk on the biggest megaprojects in Canada. The stakes on these jobs are high and the outcomes uncertain, and there are many stakeholders internal and external that have much to lose.

How do you develop and implement a risk management program that withstands the harshest critics?

Oh - you are modeling! Great! Is your model robust enough? Too robust? How do you handle the multiple frames of reference your stakeholders bring? How do you deal with biases and groupthink?

Ryan believes the bigger or more challenging the task is the simpler the vision to execute it must be. Remember - the entire universe of risk management exists between 0 and 1. Come and participate in this discussion with Ryan and take away some tricks and ideas to turn your project risk management work into influential risk management work.

PDU: Technical 1.5

Speaker Bio:   
Ryan Smith P.Eng Ryan Smith P.Eng is the Director of Canadian Operations for Modus Strategic Solutions, Inc. Smith is a Professional Engineer with 15 years of project management experience in a diverse set of roles for both contractor and owner organizations in both the public and private sectors. Smith's project management experience and expertise are based in the strategic and intangible aspects of project work, including organizational effectiveness, leadership, risk and decision management and project oversight program design.


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Abilities Centre Theatre
55 Gordon Street 
Whitby, ON L1N 0J2

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  • $13.27 Guest Students (Student ID required at door)
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