Board Room at Christchurch Casino offices, 338 Durham Street, Christchurch (Note – this is NOT in the main Casino building). Car parking is available in the parking lot directly opposite the Casino (Peterborough/Durham Street corner).
Influences on Risk Management
The subject of risk management has received a lot of attention over the past few years and most of us have developed a broad understanding (if not a good working knowledge) of common risk management practices. However, the connection between the psychology of risk taking (why some people will take chances and others won't) and the more ‘operational’ areas of risk management remains largely overlooked.
In spite of having well-defined processes, different people looking at the same information can reach quite different conclusions. Moreover, people don’t always pursue the most logical decision when faced with uncertainty and risk – a whole range of factors come into play which affect how risks are perceived and approached.
This session will examine some of the debate and discussion about the nature of risk, judgement and decision making, and will explore how this influences risk management at an organisational level. In particular, the way in which perceptions and attitudes of risk can provoke certain behaviours (and why initiatives to manage risk sometimes have a reverse effect) will be discussed.
Presenter: Brett Watson
Brett is the Principal Consultant for WTI – a professional services company specialising in technology risk and project management. WTI is the 2010 recipient of the Risk Innovator Award (Aviation Category) and the Liberty Mutual Responsibility Leader Award for 2010.
The session will run from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm after which there will be time to network with colleagues over light refreshments.
Register for seating and catering purposes with Elene Anderson, ISACA Vice President South Island at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on 18 June.
ISACA and IIA members will obtain 1 CPE hour if attending this event, so please make sure you sign in at the venue.
ISACA Wellington Chapter members – free
IIA Canterbury members – free
All other attendees – $10
Please note that there are no EFTPOS or credit card facilities at the venue and payment in cash at the door is required.