World Risk Day Announces Additional Speakers for High-Impact Virtual Summit Line-Up on May 14, 2013

US Department of Homeland Security, Bechtel and The New York State Department of Transportation added to the roster of World Risk Day speakers

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HERNDON, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Risk Day, the second annual awareness day focused on the importance of effective risk management, has announced recent additions to its panel of speakers for the free-to-attend World Risk Day Virtual Summit, taking place on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. The Virtual Summit will feature a program of webinars, interviews and live Q&A sessions with best-in-class project managers and risk practitioners from around the world. Attendees to Virtual Summit webinars will earn Category B Professional Development Units (PDUs) for Project Management Professionals (PMPs) as certified by the Project Management Institute.

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The latest additions to the Virtual Summit schedule include:

  • Assistant Secretary Alan D. Cohn, US Department of Homeland Security – Using Risk Modeling, Analysis, and Assessment to Inform Homeland Security Policy and Strategy
  • Drew Slaton, Bechtel, Project Risk Manager – High Risk Projects: A Global Perspective
  • Daniel D'Angelo, Deputy Chief Engineer, New York State Department of Transportation  – Major Project Risk Management: Aligning Contractor, Owner, and Oversight Agencies
  • Alex Dali, President, Global Institute for Risk Management Standards – ISO 31000: A Risk Management Standard for Decision Makers

"As World Risk Day 2013 draws closer, the theme of this year's event, 'Shattering The Project Myth', has received growing attention from project management and risk professionals who are eager to share their best practices with industry peers and take part in this high-impact event," commented Loren Padelford, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Active Risk, the founding supporter of World Risk Day. "Because of this high level of interest, we are thrilled that additional speakers continue to be added to the program."

The World Risk Day Virtual Summit is free to attend and open to all.  To see the full agenda and register for webinars visit

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About World Risk Day
Founded in 2012, World Risk Day is an independent awareness day focused on the opportunities that come from taking smarter risks. This year's event, with the theme "Shattering the Project Myth," will feature a free Virtual Summit, an online resource center, and social media discussion, creating a global forum for business leaders to share best practices on how taking smarter risks drives project outcomes, and ultimately, profitability within organizations.


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