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Acting Effectively with Social Complexity and Uncertainty

Seminar

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Making decisions in the midst of complexities and uncertainties is one of today's most difficult but crucial management challenges.

Date and Time

23 October 2017 - 12:00-16:30

Location

London, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the Project Control TPN.


About this event

You will be exposed to how different disciplines are building practical frameworks to improve organisational effectiveness and resilience in these uncertain times. Major aspects of the presentations have featured at major international gatherings including the OECD Paris conference on Complexity of the Economy and the ParaLimes conference in Singapore.

This is also an excellent opportunity for you to get exposed to emerging tools for managers, operational staff and cost practitioners to respond complexity and uncertainties of management tasks and project deployment in engineering and IT services in the Cloud.

Come and network with like-minded professionals from varying industry sectors in UK and Europe and practitioners of Complexity and Uncertainty frameworks.

Programme

12:00
Arrival and registration

12:30 – 13:30
Networking Lunch

13:30 – 13:45
Chairman's Welcome - Alec Ray

13:45 – 14:30
Between Risk & Uncertainty - theory, practice and challenges; understanding decision-making within Complexity and Uncertainty frameworks.

Professor Lex Hoogduin, RUG Groningen University, Netherlands and founder of GlocomNet

14:30 – 15:00
Challenges in building a Complexity & Uncertainty Framework – A story from Glocomnet

Rik Berbe -  Glocomnet

15:00 – 15:30
Tea/coffee break/networking

15:30 – 16:00
Cost management frameworks for complex IT and Cloud Services – challenges and tools

Ian Massingham - Amazon - TBC

16:00 – 16:30
Summary& Question Time - How are industry and community leaders responding to increased global Uncertainties & Complexities? Question discussions with focus on risk management, C&U, automation and artificial intelligence

Samuel Ofori-Sey (IET AcostE subgroup)

Reasons to attend

• Learn from others within your industry/ profession

• Find contacts within your industry / local area

• Contribute to discussion and debate

Cost

£40.00

The cost is £40.00 for members, non-members, students and retired.

Additional information


Professor Lex Hoogduin, Founder Global Complexity network (Glocomnet)
A renowned global economist from the University of Groningen and founder Global Complexity network (Glocomnet) will look at the theory and practice of Complexity and Uncertainties (C&U) and the challenges facing industry in the 4th global economic expansion. Using the theory of human action and interaction (THAI), Lex who heads high level risk management initiatives in industry, will also touch on the main differences between C&U and Risk Management frameworks.

Rik Berbé, Founder of Humap
Founder of Humap, a management consultancy with Finnish roots based in the Netherlands and an urban development specialist will deal with the practical foundations of building an effective Uncertainty & Complexity framework with a story of “collaboration in industry”. Rik will introduce “The 5 Capacities”, a set of agreed principles which can be used to develop a Complexity and Uncertainty framework.

Ian Massingham, Chief Evangelist, Amazon Web Services in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA)
The Chief Evangelist of Amazon Web Services in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). He has a broad background in managed IT, network and IP security services, managed services, operations and sales management. An IT professional with extensive experience in service operations and managed life-cycle, Ian´s specialities includes strategy and Cloud computing.
Ian will deliver a talk on emerging frameworks for managing the Cost of IT and Cloud based services on which engineering and industry endeavours are now increasingly dependent.

Samuel Ofori-Sey
A C&U practitioner is a trained engineer in Automation and Technological Complexes with several years experience in IT infrastructure improvement and change management. Sam will be co-ordinating the main challenges of engineering, artificial intelligence, IT and social complexity frameworks to generate provocative questions for our presenters.



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