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Safran Project-Risk Conference 2021 Learn, Discover, and Be Inspired

May 18th and May 20th 2021 | Online

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Two dates, two great opportunities to learn

The risk landscape has shifted dramatically over the past 12 months. In the face of growing risk and uncertainty, project controls professionals must develop new approaches to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Join us at Safran Project-Risk Conference 2021 to discover how you can meet this challenge head-on.

To ensure as many people can attend as possible—no matter what time-zone you’re in—we’re hosting the same event twice on May 18th and May 20th. Can't attend a single date from start to finish? Don’t worry. You can simply pick and choose the specific sessions you’d like to attend from either day. Whatever fits your schedule. Our conference app provides an easy way to select your favourite sessions and set reminders for when they're about to start. Download it today.

Who is the Safran Project-Risk Conference 2021 for?

This event is perfect for project-risk professionals, project-control managers, project managers, project owners, and industry experts alike. Whether you’re an existing Safran customer or simply want to learn more about the current project risk landscape, you’re welcome to attend and learn.

Scroll down to learn more about our presenters and for full details on this year’s agenda.

Hear Mark Franklin, organiser of this year's conference, explain in his own words the value you will get from attending.

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May 18th, 2021

Start:
17.30 BST | 12.30 EDT | 09.30 PDT

End:

21.40 BST | 16.40 EDT | 13.40 PDT

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May 20th, 2021

Start:
12.30 BST | 07.30 EDT | 04.30 PDT

End:

16.40 BST | 11.40 EDT | 08.40 PDT

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Learn

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Learn how your peers and industry experts use modern project-risk techniques to make a difference.

Discover

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Discover how Safran’s innovative software helps you thrive in an ever-changing risk landscape.

Be Inspired

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Be inspired by the business-critical role project controls professionals play in the modern world.

Speakers

Richard Wood

Richard Wood

CEO | Safran Software Solutions
Having worked as a Project Controls and Asset Management specialist for the past 20 years, Richard possesses extensive experience across a diverse range of sectors. This includes oil & gas, utilities, engineering and construction, and public infrastructure. Richard became CEO of Safran in February 2018 and uses his international expertise to enable Safran's growth into new markets and industry verticals.

Glenn Jarrad

Glenn

Chief Technology Officer | Safran Software Solutions
Glenn has over 25 years' experience in software development, with 14 of those in the Project and Risk Management space. During this time, Glenn has become an expert in a variety of technologies and methodologies. Before joining Safran, he held senior development positions at Oracle, Primavera, and Pertmaster to name a few.

Session Title: Safran Risk’s Latest Features & Roadmap
With the help of Senior Risk and Uncertainty Consultant, Chris Ritson, Glenn shares the most requested enhancements for Safran Risk and demonstrates how these suggestions have influenced the latest product features and roadmap.

Chris Ritson

Chris Ritson

Senior Risk & Uncertainty Consultant | Safran Software Solutions
Chris is an award-winning risk manager with over 13 years' experience delivering complex infrastructure projects in the UK. His portfolio includes the likes of the Highways Agency, Crossrail, Network Rail, and High Speed 2.

Session Title: Evolving Risk Management Styles
Join Chris as he shares his thoughts on the melting-pot of risk management styles found within megaprojects & what traditional project risk management can learn from the success of the “Health and Safety” discipline.

Mark Franklin

Mark Franklin

VP International Development | Safran Software Solutions
Mark has many years' experience as a Project Controls and Asset Management specialist in a diverse range of sectors. Mark is responsible for Safran’s international growth, with much of his focus on heavy asset industries including oil & gas, utilities, engineering & construction, and public infrastructure.

Session Title: Support Project Decision Making with Quantitative Cost/Schedule Risk Analysis
Quantitative Cost/Schedule Risk Analysis can support more important project decision-making than most people realise. Vote on the business challenges that give you the biggest headaches and watch as Mark and Fernando demonstrate how you can use Safran Risk to generate powerful supporting insights.

Mark Turner | CFIRM, CMIRM

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Managing Director | Emsity
Mark Turner is a risk management professional (CFIRM, CMIRM) with 30 years’ experience working in the aerospace and defense sector. Combining his engineering skills, risk management know-how, and passion for excellence, Mark's inspiration and guidance helped to create Safran Risk Manager—the tool risk managers want and project teams need.

Session Title: Introduction to Safran Risk Manager
Find out how our latest innovation, Safran Risk Manager, helps you control the risks affecting your project, portfolio, and organizational objectives. This is a great opportunity to familiarize yourself with the tool's user interface, roles, workflows, and processes.

Alexander Larsen

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CEO | Baldwin Global Risk Services Ltd.
Alexander is Chair of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM) Energy Special Interest Group. Over his 20+ year career, Alexander has gained considerable expertise in training and working with organizations to develop, enhance, and embed their Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Project Risk, and Partnership Management processes.

Session Title: How Project Risk Professionals can Optimise Engagement with Senior Executives
Quantitative risk analysis is highly valued by senior, decision-making executives. However, for various reasons, project-risk professionals don’t always get the credit they deserve. Join Alexander to discover why project-risk professionals are so important, how smart analysis can address more of today's project decisions, and how project-risk professionals can better engage with senior executives to improve professional credibility.

Albert ‘Mac’ McMillan (May 18th Only)

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Managing Director | APMac Management Consultants
Over his 48 years of project controls experience, Mac has learnt how to build effective working relationships with project steering committees. A former Program Director of the National Shipbuilding Program, Mac’s specialisations include construction management, cost engineering, scheduling, and risk analysis.

Session Title: Lessons Learned (1) — Applying Cost/Schedule Risk Analysis On Liquefied Natural Gas Megaprojects
In this session, Mac uses a megaproject case study to demonstrate how you can ensure steering committees pay attention to Quantitative Cost/Schedule Analysis and use it to drive relevant decision-making.

Ezinwanyi Kesieme (May 20th Only)

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Associate Risk Manager | AECOM
Ezinwanyi is an IRM certified Risk Specialist with experience in various capital investment projects, including the £2bn HS2 Main Works Civils contract, £1bn Highways England A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet contract, and $50bn AMAALA project in Saudi Arabia. Aside from working on these projects, Ezinwanyi is passionate about creating a risk-aware culture to derive optimum value from industry best practices in risk management.

Session Title: Lessons Learned (1) — Using Modern Software Capabilities to Impress Your Clients
Ezinwanyi demonstrates how modern software capabilities enable you to add extra value to your clients by showing the time effects of various mitigation strategies.

Fernando Hernandez

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Senior Risk & Decisions Consultant | Decision Train
Fernando has 18 years’ experience as a trainer and consultant for traditional cost risk analysis tools (@Risk) and traditional schedule risk analysis tools (OPRA).

Session Title: Integrated Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis
Fernando showcases the challenges typically experienced when “interfacing” cost and schedule risk analysis solutions side-by-side. He outlines the advantages of stepping up to David Hulett’s highest project-risk maturity level – “integrated” cost and schedule risk analysis – and how project risk professionals can save time overall.

Ian Nicholson

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Owner | Emerald Associates
Ian is an Owner at Emerald Associates—the exclusive Canadian distributor for Pertmaster (as OPRA was previously known). Ian has 20 years’ consulting experience helping organisations get the most out of quantitative risk analysis.

Session Title: Risk analysis — What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Ian shares lessons from the past 20 years in a frank but honest discussion designed to help other project risk managers get the most out of their project-risk analysis. This presentation was recently given at ProjCon, where it was voted the most valuable presentation for project risk managers.

Dr. David Hulett (May 18th Only)

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President | Hulett & Associates, LLC

Dr. Hulett is a respected leader in the project controls profession. A former teacher of economics at Harvard, Dr. Hulett has led the Project Management Institute (PMI) for project risk management and scheduling standards. He has also published the widely accepted Practical Schedule Risk Analysis and Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis, as well as eight articles in AACE International’s Cost Management Journal. Dr. Hulett was awarded the Brian D. Dunfield Award for Excellence in Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International in 2018 and was voted a Fellow of Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) International in 2015.

Session Title: Lessons Learned (2) — Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis is Valuable but Requires Several Conditions to be Successful
Dr. Hulett and Keith Hornbacher, of Hulett & Associates, LLC. are two of the world's most accomplished experts on “Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis” with Dr. Hulett being the author of the leading book on the topic. Between them, they have consulted on the topic for several of the world’s largest commercial industries including oil and gas, chemicals, construction, and aerospace, as well as governmental agencies such as the US Air Force and NASA. Their experience has reaffirmed the improved cost forecast accuracy and their experience has uncovered various conditions required to achieve successful outcomes. Their contributions such as risk drivers and risk prioritization for effective mitigation have been taken on by software developers including Safran. Learn from their experience so you can successfully adopt “Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis”.

Keith D. Hornbacher (May 18th Only)

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Senior Associate| Hulett & Associates, LLC

Keith is an expert in project risk management, with extensive consulting, contracting, education, and training experience. His global clients in the public and private sectors include aerospace/defense, energy, construction, transportation infrastructure, healthcare, and biopharmaceuticals, and represents prestigious institutions such as NASA. Keith is active in many professional organizations, such as AACE International, the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), and the Project Management Institute (PMI). During his career, Keith has held numerous executive roles, including Vice President/Managing Consultant of the firm that developed leading-edge Monte Carlo simulation software and methodologies.

Session Title: Lessons Learned (2) Session Title: Lessons Learned (2) — Integrated Cost-Schedule Risk Analysis is Valuable but Requires Several Conditions to be Successful
Dr. Hulett and Keith Hornbacher, of Hulett & Associates, LLC. are two of the world's most accomplished experts on “Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis” with Dr. Hulett being the author of the leading book on the topic. Between them, they have consulted on the topic for several of the world’s largest commercial industries including oil and gas, chemicals, construction, and aerospace, as well as governmental agencies such as the US Air Force and NASA. Their experience has reaffirmed the improved cost forecast accuracy and their experience has uncovered various conditions required to achieve successful outcomes. Their contributions such as risk drivers and risk prioritization for effective mitigation have been taken on by software developers including Safran. Learn from their experience so you can successfully adopt “Integrated Cost and Schedule Risk Analysis”.

Bill Zuurbier (May 20th Only)

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Director | Equib

Bill has been a Director at Equib for over 18 years. An independent risk consultancy, Equib arms clients with the tools they need to make sound decisions when it matters most. Bill currently works on many major projects, predominantly undertaking project controls and analysis functions.

Session Title: Lessons Learned (2) — Making Sure Your QSRA Efforts Make a Difference
Intelligent QSRA output can and should have a vital role to play in the successful control of projects. But this isn't always the case. Bill shares his lessons to help other project-risk professionals achieve maximum impact from their efforts.

AGENDA

May 18th (Starting 17.30 BST / 12.30 EDT)

10 Minutes

Introduction | Richard Wood

20 Minutes

Keynote Speech | Alexander Larsen

How project controls professionals can deliver more business value with risk management.

20 Minutes

Lessons Learned (1) | Albert 'Mac' McMillan

10 Minutes

Break (Vote for Your Favorite Use Cases)

20 Minutes

Using Safran Risk to Solve Business Challenges | Mark Franklin & Fernando Hernandez

20 Minutes

Safran Risk Latest Features & Product Roadmap | Glenn Jarrad & Chris Ritson

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Risk Analysis — What Could Possibly Go Wrong? | Ian Nicholson

20 Minutes

Integrated Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis | Fernando Hernandez

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Lessons Learned (2) | David Hulett & Keith Hornbacher

20 Minutes

Introduction to Safran Risk Manager | Chris Ritson & Mark Turner

Discover how our latest innovation, Safran Risk Manager, gives you greater control over project risk.

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Evolving Risk Management Styles | Chris Ritson

20 Minutes

Fireside Chat | Various

Join Mark Franklin, Chris, and more as we answer the most burning questions from the event — as voted for by you!

10 Minutes

Wrap-Up & Next Steps | Mark Franklin

May 20th (Starting 12.30 BST / 07.30 EDT)

10 Minutes

Introduction | Richard Wood

20 Minutes

Keynote Speech | Alexander Larsen

How project controls professionals can deliver more business value with risk management.

20 Minutes

Lessons Learned (1) | Ezinwanyi Kesieme

10 Minutes

Break (Vote for Your Favorite Use Cases)

20 Minutes

Using Safran Risk to Solve Business Challenges | Mark Franklin & Fernando Hernandez

20 Minutes

Safran Risk Latest Features & Product Roadmap | Glenn Jarrad & Chris Ritson

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Risk Analysis — What Could Possibly Go Wrong? | Ian Nicholson

20 Minutes

Integrated Cost & Schedule Risk Analysis | Fernando Hernandez

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Lessons Learned (2) | Bill Zuurbier 

20 Minutes

Introduction to Safran Risk Manager | Chris Ritson & Mark Turner

Discover how our latest innovation, Safran Risk Manager, gives you greater control over project risk.

10 Minutes

Break

20 Minutes

Evolving Risk Management Styles | Chris Ritson

20 Minutes

Fireside Chat | Various

Join Mark Franklin, Chris, and more as we answer the most burning questions from the event — as voted for by you!

10 Minutes

Wrap-Up & Next Steps | Mark Franklin

Learn, Discover, and Be Inspired
at the Safran Project-Risk Conference 2021