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Commitment to Action To Decide or Not to Decide…

SDP Free Webinar
21 Aug, 2019 | 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET
An SDP Presentation from the BEST of the "London Decision Quality Conference 2018"
Speaker: Ray Riddoch, Managing Director UK, Senior Vice President Europe & Africa, CNOOC International Ltd.

Moderator: Ellen Coopersmith, Founder and President of Decision Frameworks

For the last few years, CNOOC International’s UK business has been developing its Decision Analysis capabilities in order to improve quality of its decisions. The programme includes training of senior leaders on what a quality decision actually is, creating a cadre of local DA practitioners and changing processes to include DA tools.
However, have a good decision process is not enough – if we can’t commit to action and effectively execute the decision then the “best” alternative is nothing more than potential value.
In this presentation, I will talk about a number of examples as well as what as I expect to see as a decision maker. I will also discuss the advantages of having regular dialogue between decision makers and the project team to ensure there is an agreed frame to make sure we are solving the right problem, we consider a range of viable alternatives and ultimately build commitment and a plan for implementation.
Aug 21, 2019
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
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Ray Riddoch, Managing Director UK, Senior Vice President Europe & Africa,CNOOC International Ltd.

Ray Riddoch is the Managing Director UK and SVP Europe & Africa of CNOOC International Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited. He has over 35 years of experience working with several of the major E&P companies in the global Oil and Gas industry, mostly in production operations. . Ray is currently the Co-Chair and a Director of Oil & Gas UK [OGUK], a Director of the Oil & Gas Technology Centre [OGTC] He is a member of the Oil & Gas Authority [OGA] MER Steering Committee and sits on the Scottish Fair Work Convention Committee He was appointed a Fellow of the Energy Institute in 2017 He also holds the position of the Prince of Wales’ Scottish Ambassador for Business in the Community. He was awarded an OBE for services to the UK oil & gas industry in the New Year Honours List 2018 He is a past Director of the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, Scottish Council for Development & Industry [SCDI], OPITO and the Offshore Training Foundation, and a past member of the Scottish Governments Energy Taskforce, Step Change in Safety Leadership Team and the OGA Asset Stewardship Taskforce. A graduate in mechanical engineering from Robert Gordon University, Ray also holds a MSc with Distinction in Offshore Engineering majoring in production, drilling and reservoir technology. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from RGU is 2019.


Ellen Coopersmith, President and Founder, Decision Frameworks

Ellen Coopersmith is the Founder and President of Decision Frameworks, an international consulting, training and software practice focused on building and supporting decision quality capability around the world. Prior to forming Decision Frameworks in 1999, Ellen worked at Conoco, Inc. 16 years, the last five of which, as the director of Decision & Risk Analysis. She is a board certified Decision Analysis Fellow, a Professional Engineer, a published speaker on decision making and decision quality implementation, past president of the Society of Decision Professionals, and has headed up a global practice of decision analysis for 22 years.


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