Better face it – All management is crisis management Resilient organisations cope with the future’s challenges 5th International CIP Conference
June 8, 2018
in Madrid, Spain
Learning from crises: managing the change agenda
Organisational crises often generate “lessons to be learnt”. Unfortunately, this does not always occur. By examining the typical event sequence of crises it is possible to generate a framework for change identifying key success factors at each stage. Reasons for failure to change will also be discussed.
Dr. Colin Pilbeam is a Principal Research Fellow at Cranfield University School of Management (UK). He holds doctorates in both Natural and Social Sciences, respectively from the University of Reading and the University of Bath. He has published a large number of articles and book chapters on risk and crisis management. His primary research interests lie in organizational design and the importance of organizational and individual networks. Taking a ‘network’ perspective, he is currently investigating safety leadership in service organizations sponsored by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (UK). Recently he co-edited with David Denyer the book “Managing Change in Extreme Contexts” (Routledge, 2015).
Polarisation: Understanding the dynamics of us versus them
Polarisation – Us versus them-thinking has a high impact on the social stability of our continent, our countries, societies, our cities and neighborhoods, our schools, ourselves ...
We need strong game changers to address the phenomenon.
Lots of professionals – police officers, mayors, radicalization experts, public prosecutors, teachers, managers, policy makers, social workers, journalists – feel inspired by our polarisation strategy and work with its well tried insights and a fully new approach.
Bart Brandsma is a social and political philosopher, trainer and consultant. As a consultant Bart trains professionals from all over the world. Key in his work are dialogue, conflict and polarisation.
He worked in the media as journalist and as a documentary maker a/o for Amnesty international. He was nominated for the the Socrates reward for his book De hel dat is de ander on the difference in thinking from Muslims and non Muslims. His book Polarisation: Understanding the dynamics of us versus them was launched in November 2016 (the translation in English in 2017) and is a basis for professionals that have to deal with polarisation and want to develop adequate polarisation strategies.
What are the dynamics of polarisation? Can we gain insight into the operation and fixed patterns related to black-and-white thinking? What roles do we play? And what opportunities do we have to intervene?
The book teaches how our portrayal of Man plays tricks on us, what our opportunities are to create a strategy of depolarisation, and how this phenomenon of polarisation relates to its ‘little brother’ conflict. It gives highly-accessible insights into the possibilities and limitations of the use of dialogue and it offers four crucial benchmarks we need to combat polarisation.
Rethinking information security for the modern age. Data as a sensor.
Chris will discuss key factors in defending modern computing platforms and distributed networks, and in keeping pace with threats linked to ever growing volumes of information. He will explore new models for using data as a sensor rather than traditional security approaches which are highly network centric. His talk will touch on the domains that will form the next stage for attacks, like blockchains, serverless infrastructures and IoT. He will cover tactics that can be employed to keep pace with the growing rate and increasing impact of such attacks. The concepts he will talk about can be applied in your own security models. He offers perspectives that cut across a broad spectrum. As a Security Operations Center (SOC) operator for a global client base, he offers insights into the challenges faced in scaling incident response.
Over the last 20 years, Chris Ensey has established himself as a cybersecurity expert and strategic executive. In 2012, he joined Dunbar Armored to launch their cybersecurity services practice. As Chief Operating Officer, he led a team of security professionals delivering industry leading capabilities to detect and remediate cyber-attacks across the globe. Prior to Dunbar, he served as Director of Government Solutions at SafeNet, where he was responsible for business development and marketing for their extensive suite of encryption and authentication products. At IBM, Mr. Ensey served as Principal Security Strategist for their federal division. He architected cybersecurity solutions for large scale enterprise environments leveraging IBM's extensive technology and services portfolio. Ensey has also held technical roles at SAIC and BEA Systems. He serves as an advisor to numerous cybersecurity and blockchain companies and has a BS in Computer Engineering from Virginia Tech. He has been actively using crypto based currencies since the earliest days of bitcoin. His most recent blockchain work has centered on applying distributed ledger technologies to solve complex information security and privacy challenges.
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All founding members are working in fields related to risk/crisis communication and/or management. CIP Institute successfully fulfils its aim to bring together members from various backgrounds, including academics, researchers, practitioners and consultants.
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The persons below have participated in the foundation of the CIP Institute. They are also contributing to the further development of the Institute in our various Institute committees.
|Luc Adriaenssens||General Manager||Belgian Pharmaceutical
|Daniel Alonso||Partner||SD Group||Spain|
|Dalila Antunes||Environmental Psychologist||Factor Social
|Ute Bock||Risk Manager||Fiat Chrysler Rimaco/FCA||Switzerland|
|Bert Brugghemans||Fire Chief||Antwerp Fire Service
|Luc Claessens||Coordinator Safe Schools||City of Antwerp||Belgium|
|Juan Manuel Domínguez||Managing Partner||SD Group||Spain|
|Hugo Ketels||Interim/Crisis General Manager||Equity Care Partners||Belgium|
|Dr. Mike Lauder||Director/Owner||Alto42||United Kingdom|
|Dr. Hugo Marynissen||Managing Partner||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Prof. Dr. José Palma-Oliveira||Professor||University of Lisbon||Portugal|
|Stijn Pieters||Managing Partner||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Tim Van Achte||Advisor||PM risk-crisis-change||Belgium|
|Anne-Marie van het Erve||Managing Partner||Inconnect||The Netherlands|
|Frank Vergeer||Managing Partner||Inconnect||The Netherlands|
|Jan Vervoort||Business Continuity Manager||V.V.M. De Lijn||Belgium|
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