SRA Conference, November 7-8, 2019

Conference day 1 | November 7 2019

08:30 Registration

09:00 Conference opening by chair I. Kozine

09:10 Welcome by DTU's dean of research K. K. Andersen



09:30 Keynote: S. Berg, No pain - no gain

10:10 Keynote: M.-V. Florin, Addressing the
Tensions Between Precaution and Innovation

10:50 Coffee break

11:10 Expert panel: Risk and Innovation

12:00 Lunch


12:45 Session 1



Track 1: Artificial Intelligence and Risk Analysis   Room 101  R. Taylor
 Track 2: Risk Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems  Room 102  N. C. Guzman
 Track 3: Risk Perception and Communication  Room 208


 A. Balzekiene
14:00 Coffee break

14:15 Session 2

   Room  Chair
 Track 4: Risk Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems  Room 101  J. Zhang
 Track 5: Risk Management for Organisations  Room102  J. Oehmen
 Track 6: Software Tools for Risk Analysis  Room 208  N. J. Duijm
 Track 7: Risk Analysis for Critical Infrastructure  Room212  S. H. Jore


Coffee break


15:45 Session 3

   Room  Chair
 Track 8: Risk Management for Organisations  Room 101  
 Track 9: Uncertainty Assessment  Room 102  I. Kozine
 Track 10: Learning from Accidents and Regulatory Practices  Room 208  F. H. Hedlund
 Track 11: Issues of Digitalisation  Room 212  M. Ylönen

17:00 Dinner


18:00 SRA Nordic Chapter Board meeting


Conference day 2 | November 8, 2019

Risk Forum: “Digitalization – Smart or Scary?”


08:30 Registration

09:00 Program start: Welcome & Introduction to Risk, Responsibility and Innovation for Smart Systems

09:30 Impulse Talk #1 – Reliability of Smart Systems: Safety-Certifying Smart Systems for Railways - What works and what doesn't - Stig Munck,Rambøll Danmark A/S

10:00 Workshop Part #1 – “Experience Speed Dating” and reflection in group: The challenges of smart system reliability and fast innovation cycles

11:00 Impulse talk #2 – Smart Systems, Smart Project , Smart Strategy? Opportunities and risks of a 'smart business' - Claus Klint , Director Internet of Things, IBM Denmark


11:30 Lunch and Networking


12:15 Workshop Part #2 – 1 on 1 discussions and reflection in group: Project and Strategy Risk Management Approaches for Smart Systems

13:00 Impulse Talk #3 – Communicating and Discussing Digitalization Risks and Benefits - The Societal Perspective. Prof. Dr. Maja Horst, DTU


13:45 Coffee break


14:00 Workshop Part #3 – Table workshops and report out: Expectations and gaps in smart system risk regulation and perception

14:45 Wrap-up

15:00 Keynote: J. R. Taylor, Innovation Failures and How to Avoid Them

15:30 Closing ceremony


15:40 Networking reception (and light dinner)


16.30 End of day

Risk Forum: “Digitalization – Smart or Scary?”


As part of the SRA Nordic Conference 2019, we are organizing the 7th Risk Forum.

The Risk Forum is a format that brings together risk practitioners from industry, government and academia. We explore, debate and share experiences on current hot topics in risk management.

The Forums are organized around three main elements: Short impulse talks by leading experts in the field, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities.

The 7th Risk Forum will be held in conjunction with the 5th SRA Nordic Conference on November 8, 2019 in Copenhagen. The topic will be “Digitalization – Smart or Scary?”. Together, we will explore three major themes in this context:

  • Development speed and smart system reliability: What are the implications of the vastly different innovation cycles and technological maturity that make up our complex cyber-physical systems, from autonomous cars to smart buildings? How can we safety-certify systems where critical components are under constant development, for example safety-critical autonomous systems?


  • Project and strategy risks of smart systems: How can we better support project managers and senior executives in managing innovation projects that focus on digital innovation? How can we ensure that our risk and resilience management techniques span the technical, project and strategy space?


  • Regulating perceived risks and benefits of smart systems: How do we account for risk (and benefits) perception in regulating “smart” systems, as well as the uneven distribution of their risks and benefits? How do we trade-off the additional benefits with the additional vulnerabilities we introduce?
Each topic will be introduced by an impulse talk of an internationally leading expert, followed by a workshop and experience exchange of the participants.