Upcoming Courses & Workshops

Event: Cyber and Operational Risk Management
Date/Time: 30/04/2019 - 01/05/2019 - All Day

Riskope will present Fostering Sustainability and Value Through Convergent Risk Assessments at infonex’s Cyber and Operational Risk Management in Vancouver B.C.

Cyber and Operational Risk Management

Riskope’s presentation will discuss holistic and convergent approaches. Indeed, Risks generated by cyber, natural and man-made hazards, cannot be tackled by siloed approaches do not work
• Cyber risks are not only an IT issue, thus convergent approaches are needed
• Cyber attacks can generate physical arm because of direct or indirect hits
• Systemic analyses are paramount to foster better decision-making and finally
• Sustainability and value increase with the use of convergent risk assessments

Cyber and Operational Risk Management

Cybersecurity ranks as the #1 priority for financial institutions today. That is mainly because cyberthreats affect all functions within the organization and there is an increasing number of actors.

Also, Operational and compliance risks have become complex and entwined. Indeed the potential for failed processes that govern control breakdowns had grown tremendously.

Thus a holistic governance approach bringing the entire risk portfolio of an organization together, is nowadays OpRisk leaders preferred way.

It is therefore paramount to mitigate risks with an eye to the big picture.

Meanwhile many risk leaders feel overwhelmed by the scale and breadth of potential threats.

Infonex’s Operational Risk event, now in its 14th year. The conference will provide strategies for mitigating risk in the current regulatory environment.

Riskope’s presentation Fostering Sustainability and Value Through Convergent Risk Assessments covers indeed many angles within the conference’s scope.

Go Beyond a One-Size-Fits-All Approach!

  • Exceed regulatory expectations for management of cyber and operational risk
  • Set the right expectations for cyber and operational risk resilience
  • Identify controls of digital transformation
  • Explore root causes of operational risk events
  • Introduce business process mapping to your toolkit
  • Develop a risk culture framework
  • Go ahead of the curve on the moving target of cyber
  • Embrace the new rules for capital modeling and finally
  • you will be able to discuss what the future holds for cybersecurity and operational risk in business!

Who Should Attend This Event

Risk officers
Vice-Presidents and Directors of Enterprise Risk Management
Operational Risk Professionals
Information Security
Information systems
Business Continuity
New Initiatives and Change Management and fnally
Internal Audit

Information Technology


Past Events

Event: Risk Assessment and Decision Making for Mine Geowaste Facility Management
Date/Time: 07/06/2016 - 09/06/2016 - 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Risk Assessment and Decision Making for Mine Geowaste Facility Management

Location: live webcast
Duration: 3 sessions of 3 hours each
This webcast is scheduled to be held from 8:00am to 11:00am PDT/Vancouver, Canada time.

This course will review the risk assessment and decision making methods and tools applied to mine tailings, waste rock, and spent heap leach facilities.

The course will examine recent findings from the Mount Polley tailings facility failure, and outline the risk assessment methods that can be used to prevent future tailings disasters. Practical techniques for the management of mine geowaste facilities using risk assessment methods and decision making tools will be discussed.

Studying past and recent case histories will both illustrate and expand on the application of the many methods used for undertaking risk assessment and decision making, including FMEAs and Tolerability Curves, Fault Trees and Root Cause Analyses, as well as MAAs and Bayesian methods. The course will build on and advance the fundamentals that are available through EduMine’s online course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities.

Course Objectives and Outcomes

Course participants will be given a detailed overview regarding the theory and practice of risk assessment and decision making, resulting in safer mine geowaste facilities that are economically viable. Current practices and innovative emerging concepts will be explored as a result of recent tailings failures. The course is intended to be part of the necessary demand to achieve ZERO tailings and mine waste facility failures moving forward.

Upon completion, participants will be better equipped to manage mine geowaste facilities, in accordance with current best management practices, including comprehensive consideration of hazards, probabilities of failure, consequence quantification, and most importantly, implementation of mitigation measures to reduce cost and ensure safety.

Pre-Course e-Learning

Prior to the course, registered delegates have access to the online e-learning material consisting of an introductory course titled Risk Assessment, Decision-Making, and Engineering Management for Mine GeoWaste Facilities.

Certificate in Mining Studies

This course qualifies for one day of short course credit for the Certificate in Mining Studies (CMS), a continuing education program of accredited short courses, webcasts and online courses for lifelong learning in mining, supported by University of British Columbia and University of Arizona. more details »

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This course meets the requirements for formal CPD activity for most Canadian provincial associations and US state boards and may contribute the equivalent in hours towards your CPD requirement. more details »

Who Should Attend?

The course is intended for anyone involved with the design, construction, operation, and closure of mine geowaste facilities, as well as professionals dealing with tailings facilities, waste rock dumps, or spent heap leach pads. The course is recommended for mining professionals who want to manage their facilities in a responsible, cost-effective manner, in accordance with best management practices.

Consultants, regulators, investors, mining suppliers, financial analysts, insurers and lenders to the mining industry can also use this course to gain a better understanding of what mining companies can do to actively reduce risks for geowaste facilities.

Register Here

Event: Military Grade Risk Application for Mining Defence, Resilience and Economic Optimization
Sponsors: CIM MES Vancouver
Date/Time: 26/04/2016 - 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Segal Graduate School of Business – Simon Fraser University – Room 4400 (Policy Room), 500 Granville Street, Vancouver, British Columbia

Military organizations and mining have astonishingly strong anatomical/physiological similarities. Diversified miners around the world have several base metals and other divisions, similar to the Military which have different services such Army, Navy, and Air Force. The services, like mining divisions, are interdependent to some degree at strategic and tactical level. The similarities go down all the way to a ranger platoon, translated into a prospection team in the mining world.


Both strive for excellence in operations and risk management: increasing resilience of the system and optimization are of paramount importance as both have to ensure:

  1. delivery at any given time (7/24, 365 days)
  2. operational sustainability (asset, maintenance, and stewardship)
  3. confidentiality and security (of intelligence, prospection, outputs, etc.)
  4. public opinion satisfaction while being prone to opposition and scrutiny

ORE (Riskope’s Optimum Risk Estimates) methodology, originally developed for specific mining applications (tailings, power generation and distribution, pipelines, logistic) and then extended to other areas of industry, is being deployed for the Swiss Army Cyber Defence interforces program.

This speech shows how a “military grade”, global risk application can benefit a miner, reducing costs, waste of time, allowing informed decision and reinforcing possible legal defences.

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In the era of IoT (internet of things) it is time for miners to embrace RiskManagement2.0 and maximize the benefits of multi-hazard, interdependent system’s analysis: better understanding, better evaluations, better decisions, better defence.

Seminar is complimentary and seats are limited.

Register by Sunday, April 24 to secure your place. Please RSVP by replying to if you are interested in attending. This is an excellent networking opportunity and there is no charge to attend.

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