David Hillson

Known globally as The Risk Doctor, Dr David Hillson is Director of The Risk Doctor Partnership.

David is recognised internationally as a leading thinker and expert practitioner in risk management, and he writes and speaks widely on the topic.

David is active in the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and has received several awards for his work in developing risk management over many years, including the PMI Fellow Award and the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Association for Project Management (APM), and a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management (IRM). David was elected as a Fellow with the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) to contribute to its Risk Commission, and he is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

 

ABSTRACT OF THE SPEECH

The Innovation Ecocycle

Innovation is risky, requiring a unique combination of novelty and practicality to deliver something new and better in uncertain and challenging circumstances. This presentation shows how risk management can support innovation projects by focusing on both upside opportunities as well as downside threats. The Innovation Ecocyle is introduced as a framework to address both exploration and learning, and the role of risk management in supporting both loops of the Innovation Ecocyle is explained. Practical approaches are presented showing how the risk process allows us to find innovative opportunities, pick the real winners, and make it happen.

Discover how a simple integrated risk process can help to stop things going wrong in your innovation projects, as well as help things go right.