Get the latest academic insights from the field of risk, business continuity and resilience from expert speaker Anne Bergmans: a seasoned safety and resilience lecturer at the University of Antwerp involved in Safety Sciences. In her work, Anne emphasizes the importance of addressing uncertainty alongside risk, mainly focusing on how people deal with uncertainty within an organization. Her research has provided insights on thinking in terms of risks, cautioning against the illusion of complete control which can create blind spots and lead to unexpected events.
Anne Bergmans, University of Antwerp
Anne Bermans' research is dynamic and constantly evolving and encompasses areas such as industrial safety and addressing safety issues in the workplace. Anne has been involved in the Master of Safety Sciences program for over a decade, teaching subjects such as safety and resilience and delving into various theories of crisis management and risk mitigation.
In today's high-pressure environment, overly optimistic risk assessments can overshadow the stress people face and make organizations less resilient in the face of crises. Anne Bergmans therefore advocates maintaining a realistic and meaningful approach to uncertainty, recognizing that there cannot be a backup plan for everything. She highlights the need for building resilience within normal operations, ensuring the capacity to handle unexpected events. Buffer capacity is crucial, yet it is often diminishing due to, among other, financial constraints, leaving us in a perpetual state of crisis. The question then arises: should we operate in crisis mode constantly?
Location: Microsoft Teams
16:00 - 17:30
Responsibles for Crisis, Security, Continuity & Resilience
During this Vision Dinner, Hedwig Sietsma will explain KLM’s journey of overcoming challenges and reaching successes in all effort related to reaching a more sustainable way of business operations. She will also share some insights in KLM’s developments on sustainable initiatives in the light of data, technology and (international) collaborations and initiatives. You are most welcome to join!
KLM is pioneering a revolutionary way to deal with this issue by using a more data-driven approach in strategic workforce planning. In their view the coming scarcity of experienced personnel can be combatted by more efficiently matching people and skills by using AI / Data Science. Through better use of the data the company already has, KLM will be able to easier match the skills-languages of worker and employer which enables them to tackle the skills gap more efficiently, working multi-disciplinary using the build/buy/borrow methodology. And the data will even allow KLM to match specific individuals to specific jobs. Join us at this Vision Dinner on the 17th of January to listen to Annelies and Yvette’s approach to these issues. There will be ample opportunity for networking, both over dinner and afterwards, so be sure to sign up!