Magazine article Risk Management

Some Things I Learned in Dallas

Magazine article Risk Management

Some Things I Learned in Dallas

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NO ONE KNOWS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, OR, PUT MORE brightly, Anything can happen. I got a cubist take on the future of risk management at this year's conference. As expected, everyone I talked to had their own viewpoint. There was the trusted and respected old hand who thought risk managers were a dying breed, and the insurance executive who assured me that Risk Management's readers would never make the transition to a Chief Risk Officer position ("They don't have the skills."). And then there were those (thankfully, more common) who saw the sea change coming, with risk managers riding the wave. I found the optimists in all areas-underwriters, brokers, risk managers-their optimism always tempered by the understanding that nothing will come to those who sit and wait. In our next issue, freelance writer John Conley will try to sort out the varying opinions and arrive at a conclusion, of sorts.

Everyone loves a good exhibit hall. Even me. The first time I saw a RIMS exhibit hall was last year in San Diego. I was intimidated, and usually returned quickly to the small office I was working in to publish the Show Daily. This year I ventured forth more often, and got to check out the various wares and services on display, from real-time claims data retrieval to old-time quality experience. …

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