|When:||Wednesday Dec. 15, 2010, Noon - 2 PM|
|Place:||The Penn Club, 30 West 44th Street, New York, NY|
|Reservations:||Call Sam Koslowsky at (212) 520-3259 or email him.|
|Cost:|| $50 for non-members, $40 for
$5 surcharge for walk-in without reservation.
|Topic:||Why Did Risk Analyses Fail?|
|Abstract:||Recent events including terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina and the financial crisis have focused much attention on risk management.
Did risk analysis itself fail? Were the analyses right, but not heeded?
We examine a number of factors that contributed to these widely publicized failures:
President and Chief Scientist of InfoLogix, Inc.
InfoLogix is an R&D and consulting company in Annandale, Virginia.
Douglas Samuelson has been a Federal policy analyst, a high-tech inventor, entrepreneur, and executive, a private consultant and software developer, and a university professor.
He worked as a senior analyst developing credit scoring models for Fair, Isaac and Company (FICO); as a mathematician analyzing information systems security and risks of critical materials supply shortages and disruptions for the Federal Preparedness Agency, now part of FEMA; and as an operations research analyst assessing safety risks, noise, congestion and delay for the Federal Aviation Administration.
He is currently President and Chief Scientist of InfoLogix, Inc., a small consulting and R&D company in Annandale, Virginia.
Douglas Samuelson is perhaps best known as the author of the "ORacle" column in OR/MS Today, and as a frequent contributor to Analytics and OR/MS Today. He has a doctorate in operations research from The George Washington University.