'New Approaches to Risk and Decision Analysis'

Published March 15th, 2010 - 01:57 GMT
Palisade announces speaker line-up for European User Conference
14th - 15th April 2010, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, central London 
Risk and decision analysis software specialist, Palisade (www.palisade.com) has today confirmed the programme for its European User conference, which is taking place at the Institute of Directors in central London on 14th and 15th April 2010.  'New Approaches to Risk and Decision Analysis' will provide over 100 delegates from around the world with the opportunity to learn more about Palisade's technology as well as network with experts to discuss the practices of uncertainty analysis.
This event will bring customers from a range of industry sectors together. They will present practical examples that provide insight into using Palisade's risk and decision analysis tools for a wide variety of business applications.  Case study presentations include:
CapGemini: Faldo's folly or Monty's Carlo – The Ryder Cup and Monte Carlo simulation
DTU Transport: New approaches to transport project assessment; reference scenario forecasting and quantitative risk analysis
Georg-August University Research: Benefits from weather derivatives in agriculture: a portfolio optimisation using RISKOptimizer
Graz University of Technology: Calculation of construction costs for building projects – application of the Monte Carlo method
Halcrow: Risk-based water distribution rehabilitation planning – impact modelling and estimation
Pricewaterhouse Coopers: PricewaterhouseCoopers and Palisade: an overview
Noven: Use of Monte Carlo simulations for risk management in pharmaceuticals
SLR Consulting: Risk sharing in waste management projects - @RISK and sensitivity analysis
Statoil: Put more science into cost risk analysis
Unilever: Succeeding in DecisionTools Suite 5 rollout – Unilever's story
A focus of the event will also be Palisade's recently-launched language versions of @RISK and DecisionTools Suite, which are now available in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese.  Software training sessions will provide users with practical knowledge to ensure they can optimise their use of the tools and implement business best practise and methodologies.
Craig Ferri, UK managing director at Palisade, comments:  “As with previous years, the Palisade User Conference aims to provide everyone attending with practical advice to enhance the decision-making capabilities of their organisation.  This is achieved by the high calibre of organisations and speakers presenting, combined with the diversity of industries represented and the wide range of applications discussed – all of which demonstrate the versatility of risk analysis.  The event also offers the opportunity to network and knowledge-share with risk professionals from around the world.”
For a complete programme schedule, more information on each presentation and registration details, please go to:  http://www.palisade.com/2010conf/London/schedule.asp

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