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Palisade Risk Conference
Best Practices in Risk and Decision Analysis
October 18, 2016 Kuala Lumpur

Palisade Risk Conference

Best Practices in Risk and Decision Analysis

October 18th, 2016 • Kuala Lumpur

A Key Event for Quantitative Risk and Decision Analysis

Join Industry Leaders and Software Experts

Palisade invites you to an intensive 1-day conference in Kuala Lumpur. This is a “must attend” event for professionals dealing with risk in any industry. Industry experts will present a selection of real-world case studies about innovative approaches to managing risk and uncertainty in a wide range of business applications. The programme will also include practical software training classes presented by Palisade trainers, consultants, and software engineers. We’ll explore exciting new features in @RISK and DecisionTools Suite software that make risk modelling and analysis more accessible – and powerful – than ever.

This event it is free to attend and promises to be an invaluable opportunity for broadening one's knowledge of risk modelling, and networking with decision-making professionals in a range of industries.

Testimonials from Previous Conferences

“I came away from the conference very satisfied. The conference empowered me with future skill sets, allowed me to observe how other companies are using the tools, and I even made some very valuable contacts.”

Ron Webster, Senior Financial Risk Analyst, Eastman Chemical Company

“Very impressive and good chance to link with colleagues.”

Michael Pemberton, Operations Research Analyst, Pueblo Community College (ret.)

“Excellent conference. Very informative. Great topics.”

Laurie Rutherford, Director, Enterprise Risk Management at CenterPoint Energy

“I enjoyed all of the hands-on sessions, and I gained new insights from the conference that I can use in my work.”

Ujjwal Bharadwaj, TWI Ltd

“As an introduction to the software, I thought this conference was eye-opening. As I get more familiar with the software, I can see future conferences being valuable in honing my skills and learning new tricks and different perspectives on using the software.”

Cory Forgrave, Economic Analyst in the DOI Division of Energy and Mineral Development

“Palisade is leading the way with tools and expertise to enable risk managers across all industries.”

Robert Lake, Cisco Systems

“Conference was very useful to improve our integrated quality management system. Statistical, stochastic and other quantitative methods are used, at the organisational and project levels, to predict future quality and process performance.”

Dr Vladimir Savin, Chief EQ Engineer, EPAM Systems

“We saw and discussed methods that directly apply to our problems, and learned to build upon them to come up with solutions.”

Michael Watson, PMP, Senior Staff Integrated Planning, Lockheed Martin

“Another great conference - well done! It's always a stimulating and thought-provoking experience, and great hospitality.”

Michael Brand, Captum Capital

Learn from the Experts

The Palisade Risk Conference will offer two types of sessions to maximize your experience.

Case Studies:

Hear users in the field describe how they apply @RISK and DecisionTools software to their real-life problems. Case studies come from a wide range of industries and disciplines.

Software Training:

Here’s your chance to get exposure to the latest in risk and decision analytics software and techniques. Get more from @RISK and each of the products in Palisade’s DecisionTools Suite. Sessions are taught by Palisade’s expert consultants and trainers. Learn direct from the source!

Networking Opportunities – Learn from Each Other

The Palisade Risk Conference will offer plenty of opportunities to mingle and share ideas with other delegates, presenters, and Palisade staff.

Join a Global Group

The 2016 Palisade Risk Conference is part of a global, annual series of meetings where professionals share ideas and advance the practice of risk and decision analysis. Events in 2016 include Bangalore, New Delhi, Munich, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Moscow and Cape Town.

Information about 2016 Conferences


  General Sessions      
  Case Studies      
  Software Training

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Schedule is subject to change without notice.


8:30 - 9:30
Registration and Coffee
9:30 - 9:45

Welcome and Introduction to Palisade
Craig Ferri
Palisade Corporation

9:45 - 11:00

Best @RISK Features You Might Not Be Using
Rishi Prabhakar
Palisade Corporation

11:00 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:15
12:15 - 1:00

Introduction to Optimization, Decision Trees, and BigPicture
Aman Bajaj
Palisade Corporation

1:00 - 2:00
2:00 - 2:45
2:45 - 2:55
Closing Remarks

Craig Ferri, Aman Bajaj
Palisade Corporation

3:00 - onwards
Tea/Coffee and Networking


  Aman Bajaj

Regional Sales & Business Development Manager
Palisade Corporation

Aman joined Palisade towards the end of 2012 with a focus on growing the business for Palisade software and training services in India. During the last two years, Palisade has had considerable success in terms of winning new key customers on both the academic and industry side of the business in India. Aman holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Gulbarga University and also completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Capital and Financial Markets from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Having passed CFA Level 1 in 2010, he is also studying towards the next level of this certification.

  Jin Feng

Project Risk Management
Sinopec Engineering Group

Mr. Jin Feng holds a Masters degree in Engineering Economics and Investment. Hejoined Sinopec Engineering Group in 2008, and has participated in or lead the bidding process for dozens of international EPC projects. He also acts as leads for project risk management at the project life stage. An enthusiastic practicioner of risk management principals, Mr. Jin has published and presented many academic papers. . He has acted as the Sinopec business manager for the Middle East, ASEAN and North America regions for three years.

  Craig Ferri

Managing Director
Palisade EMEA & India

Craig Ferri was promoted to Managing Director of Palisade Europe in 2005, having joined as sales and marketing director for the region in 2003. During that time the company has shown year on year growth. In addition to increasing brand awareness in EMEA and ensuring outstanding customer service, Craig’s helm at Palisade EMEA has seen the company continue to expand throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and more recently into India. Craig built up nine years’ experience of sales and marketing roles in niche technology sectors prior to working at Palisade. Key positions included global marketing director at software company Infomax Incorporated, and European marcomms manager at networking company Anixter. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Marketing, and an MBA.

  Mohd Mazran Ibrahim

Executive Technology Planner
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCGB)

Work experience:
2005 through 2013 (Vinyl Chloride (M) Sdn Bhd, PETRONAS);
2014 to present (I&T, PCGB)

@RISK experience:
Risk-weighted project valuation and portfolio management using @RISK, RISKOptimizer and PrecisionTree.

  Rishi Prabhakar

Palisade Corporation

Rishi brings a broad range of experience and expertise to the Palisade team. He has worked in and consulted to the energy industry, telecommunications, scientific research, banking and finance with an emphasis on operational risk and Basel II. Rishi has expert skills in the areas of statistical analysis, simulation, time series forecasting, risk/capital modelling, extreme value theory, survey design and analysis. He holds a BSc Mathematics from the University of Technology, Sydney.

  Xiang Wenwu

Executive Vice President
Sinopec Engineering Group

Mr. Xiang Wenwu holdsa PhD degree in System Engineering. He joined Sinopec Group in 1990, and is currently the Executive Vice President of Sinopec Engineering Group, in charge of all international business including marketing, bidding, and project execution. He leader of project, program and portfolio risk management. Mr. Xiang has published many academic papers in journals, and presented speeches at conferences. In addition, Mr. Xiang has acted as the president of Sinopec Nanjing Engineering Incorporation for over 10 years.


  Conference Welcome & Introduction

Craig Ferri
Palisade Corporation

Palisade General Manager Craig Ferri, will open the conference by giving a brief overview of Palisade. He will then address the questions you’ve undoubtedly been faced with: “What is risk analysis, and why do I need it?” After all, risk management appears to have failed in many examples, and even now companies are trying to figure out how to grapple with risk and unlock the power of probabilistic analysis. How do we avoid missteps, and how do we make the most of the tools we have for managing the future?

  Best @RISK Features You Might Not Be Using

Rishi Prabhakar
Palisade Corporation

The DecisionTools Suite is widely used in oil and gas exploration, production, and project decisions. For decades, @RISK has helped engineers and finance managers estimate unknown reserves, value new projects against each other, and craft optimal strategies. PrecisionTree, another tool in the DecisionTools Suite, is commonly used for drilling strategy discussions, production siting problems, and other multi-stage, sequential decisions. RISKOptimizer comes into play when companies need to determine the best “mix” of projects in their portfolio in order to maximize overall returns.

In this presentation, we will demonstrate how @RISK and the DecisionTools Suite can be applied to common types of issues faced by oil and gas producers.

  Optimizing Petrochemical Product Selection and Project Evaluation based on the Optimized Selection using @RISK

Mohd Mazran Ibrahim
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCGB)

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Business growth is crucial to ensure sustainability. In order to thrive in tough times, selection of a product development project has to be thoroughly analyzed. We routinely use @RISK and RISKOptimizer for valuation and selection of product development projects. In this presentation, we examine an application of both tools to optimize production levels of alternative chemical products, subject to a given set of constraints, in order to maximize EBIDTA.

Our approach required the development of a mass balance model for the manufacturing process that produces the three chemicals of interest. The mass balance model was then connected to a discounted cash flow model, and "x" input variable were assigned as random. RISKOptimizer was used to solve for the proportions of the mass balance that maximized EBITDA, subject to the model constraints. Having optimized the relative production levels, we focused on the potential returns from one of the products of interest to stress-test the findings from the optimation study.

  The Practical Application of Chaos Model in Mega Project Risk Analysis for Oil & Gas Industry

Jin Feng
Sinopec Engineering Group
Xiang Wenwu
Sinopec Engineering Group

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Mega projects in the oil & gas industry gradually show the phenomenon of huge cost overruns and schedule delays, with the characteristics of chaos. In order to analyze the tipping point of changing from the disorder state to the order state as could be controlled by the project manager, the risk drivers of mega oil & gas projects were classed into three categories: Complexity, Stressor, and Miscellaneous risks. Based on this classification, two new models of project risk analysis were proposed to calculate contingency: first considering only Complexity and Stressor risks, and secondly only Miscellaneous risks. Meanwhile, the tipping point was brought forth to make effective use of the risk control. Eventually, one case was analyzed using @RISK and DecisionTools Suite to illustrate the effectiveness and validity of the proposed models in this presentation.

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