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Mar 9, 2021

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


This week Justin Smulison is joined once again by return guest Duncan Wardle to conclude their two-part conversation on taking risks, innovating, and RIMS Live 2021!


As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan led the team that helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As the founder of iD8 & innov8, he now brings his extensive Disney experience as an Innovation Speaker helping companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.


If you have not tuned in to Part 1, be sure to give that a listen first! In this episode, Duncan and Justin continue their discussion about taking risks, innovating, and going virtual this year for RIMS Live 2021. Justin is also joined by Stuart Ruff-Lyon, RIMS VP of Events and Exhibitions, to talk about how RIMS 2021 will stand out among previous RIMS Live events, the benefits of going virtual, and what RIMS members can look forward to!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About RIMS’s Global Membership.

[:26] About today’s episode with return guest, Duncan Wardle!

[:37] About upcoming virtual RIMS offerings.

[1:22] About RIMS LIVE 2021 virtual event on April 19–29, 2021!

[1:37] Justin welcomes RIMS VP of Events and Exhibitions, Stuart Ruff-Lyon, on to the show for a quick interview before today’s conversation with Duncan Wardle.

[1:55] Stuart shares how RIMS 2021 will stand out among previous RIMS Live events.

[2:42] The benefits of the RIMS Live 2021 going virtual this year.

[3:39] About some of the special new tracks that are unique to RIMS Live 2021.

[4:29] How many sessions will be offered at RIMS Live approximately?

[5:15] How attending the conference counts towards getting recertified for the RIMS-CRMP.

[6:06] Stuart shares what RIMS members and attendees can expect from keynote speakers, Duncan Wardle and Jade Simmons.

[7:15] Stuart shares some parting thoughts on RIMS Live 2021 and highlights some important dates and events to take note of between now and April 19th, 2021.

[8:48] Justin welcomes Duncan Wardle back to RIMScast for Part 2 of their conversation!

[9:28] On Feb. 9th, Duncan tweeted: “What would you do if there were no risks?” He shares what he posted as an answer to this tweet. Was this answer a rallying cry for what he is going to say during his keynote at RIMS Live 2021?

[10:16] How the fear of taking risks can be alleviated.

[11:11] What is the difference between a culture of risk and a culture of innovation?

[14:43] Is there a fine line between good risk management and planned obsolescence?

[16:03] As someone who is used to delivering speeches in front of large, in-person audiences, how has Duncan adapted and innovated his presentations for a virtual crowd?

[19:32] Justin thanks Duncan Wardle for joining RIMScast and shares some of the links to check out in this episode’s show notes!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Webinars and Services:

Register now for RIMS LIVE 2021, April 19–29, 2021!

March 17, 2021 | “The PAID Act: What Medicare Claims Payers Should Know in 2021” | A Free, RIMS Members-Only Webinar

March 18, 2021 | “The Life Cycle of a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC)” | Sponsored by Gallagher

March 23, 2021 | RIMS Presents: “Women’s Advancement in the Risk Profession”

April 6, 2021 | RIMS Presents: “How to Defeat Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue Using Neuroscience for Risk Management Professionals”

Upcoming RIMS Webinars

On-Demand Webinars

RIMS Advisory Services — Ask a Peer

RIMS Virtual Workshops

Related RIMScast Episodes:

Part 1 of this Interview: “Duncan Wardle, RIMS Live 2021 Keynote Takes Innovation to Infinity and Beyond”

“Career Notes: RIMS Live 2021 Speaker Jade Simmons Talks Risk and Music” “Disruption and the Digital Age with Ward Ching”

“Risk in the Context of Music with Kai Kight”

“Women’s Advancement in the Risk Profession”

“Mindset Digital CEO Debra Jasper on Technology, Disruption, Social Media, and Communication”

“Monica Merrifield on Innovation and Strategic Risk Management”

Download any episode of RIMScast.

RIMS Publications, Content, and Links:

Risk Management Magazine

“Innovation vs. Negligence,” by Steven Minksy | RM Magazine

Risk Management Monitor

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Risk Leaders Series

RIMS-Certified Risk Management Professional (RIMS-CRMP)


RIMS Membership — Whether you are a new member or need to transition, be a part of the global risk management community!


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Follow up with Our Guest:

Stuart Ruff-Lyon’s OPIS Profile

Duncan Wardle’s LinkedIn

Duncan Wardle’s Website (iD8 & innov8)