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Nassim Taleb and Dmitry Peskov at WorldSkills Kazan 2019: a dialogue on risk-engineering in terms of economic development


15.07.2019, 13:10

This will probably be the most fascinating keynote speech at the WorldSkills Conference 2019, to be delivered jointly by the American publicist, economist, and former trader Nassim Taleb and Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development Dmitry Peskov.

The experts will discuss the benefits of risk-engineering for creating  better management tools and building a strong competitive economy.

According to Nassim Taleb, almost all events involving major implications for markets, global policy, and people’s lives, are completely unpredictable, and, therefore, traditional risk management used by governments and corporations is useless.

Dmitry Peskov believes that, for a breakthrough, one needs to invest in risk, make a transition from KPI to value management, and shift from prototypes to life-cycle management and venture management schemes instead of avoiding risk.

Certainly, the public dialogue between Nassim Taleb and Dmitry Peskov will gain the full attention of the audience. In the future, the boldest risk-engineering based solutions will contribute to evolution of the economy on the municipal, regional, and national levels.

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WorldSkills Kazan 2019

The 45th WorldSkills Competition – the main international event of 2019 in Russia – will take place in Kazan on 22-27 August 2019. More than 1,300 Competitors from 63 countries and regions will compete in 56 skills.

Kazan won the right to host the Competition in 2015 having been ahead of other WorldSkills International member countries after voting. The WorldSkills Russia movement embraces all 85 Russian regions and is one of priority vocational talent development projects.

Press Office of WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Competition Organizer