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How can we take advantage of risk in a fast-changing European Landscape?

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B2B Managing uncertainty: How can we take advantage of risk in a fast-changing European Landscape?

Uncertainty: It’s the one thing we know is always a feature of the world we live in. But managing uncertainty is another matter.

Is uncertainty always bad for business? Read the newspapers and you would think it is. “Brexit uncertainty is driving business down” is a refrain you hear every day.

But uncertainty is just as much about opportunity as it is about danger. In fact it is clear that you can’t thrive, probably can’t survive, if you just adopt a defensive, risk adverse approach to uncertainty.

You need to balance defence with the agility to respond to the opportunities that uncertainty brings.

Most businesses are used to coping with the volatilities in financial markets. And any business that is confident about managing financial risk should be confident that they will be more than capable of managing the shocks of Brexit or other environmental changes. Agility is key.

Agility allows you to get ahead of the curve; even a defensive posture needs to be agile. As any crisis develops it is important to not just monitor events as they unfold, but be able to positively adapt your strategy to succeed.

After all, if your satnav told you to drive straight ahead, and you saw that there was a tree in the road, you’d stop and back up wouldn’t you?

Thriving in uncertainty means being agile enough to grasp the opportunities that it brings.

Of course, you still need to identify the potential hazards, have a plan for avoiding them, or at least reducing the damage they cause, but be prepared to change your plan as necessary.

This breakfast will explore whether, when and how to balance agility with defence to look for new opportunities to develop your business, whether those opportunities are new markets, new technologies, new services or new products.


During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • How can you balance risk and reward in an uncertain environment?
  • How important is strategic planning when, as von Moltke said “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy”?
  • How can defensive risk mitigation use agile thinking to ensure that failing plans don’t take us to disaster?
  • If we can’t predict the result of our offensive and defensive actions in an increasingly complex world is it worth planning at all?
  • When new threats arise on all sides, does resilience and the ability to respond in an agile fashion become more important than defence?
  • What are the opportunities that uncertainty delivers? For instance how can we find and profit from the opportunities that Brexit may bring?
  • How can you create a culture of agility, in both defensive risk mitigation and offensive risk taking?

Who is invited?

CIOs, CTOs, CROs, Heads of IT, and CISO’s and other C suite executives at large organisations (1000 plus employees) in any industry sector. No public sector.

Successful companies will ensure that they develop the sophisticated skills and knowledge to benefit new marketing technologies. If learning and understanding how to do this are priorities, then this briefing is a must-attend.

Be one of 12 senior business professionals around the table at The Savoy Hotel, who will all bring their expertise to bear to analyse the present – and the future.

This breakfast briefing is brought to you by Business Reporter, in association with Sungard Availability Services, and is only for senior IT & risk decision makers as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted.

For any enquiries, please contact Lace on 0208 349 6458 or email lace.b@business-reporter.co.uk.

This breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend. However if you cancel your attendance less than two weeks prior to the briefing, you will have to provide a replacement of equal seniority otherwise you will be a subject of £150 cancellation fee.


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