London Decision Quality Conference 2018

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The first ever London Decision Quality conference was held on the 5th & 6th November 2018 at the Geological Society. The event was jointly organised by the Society of Decision Professionals, the European Decision Professionals Network and the London Decision Quality Group and attracted 120 attendees from a wide range of countries and companies. The conference was designed around the 6 Decision Quality elements and followed by a SDP sponsored course on “Leading Decision Quality”.

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Registration is now open for the Decision Quality Conference 2018 to be held in London, on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th November 2018. The event jointly organised by The London Decision Quality Group, the European Decision Professionals Network (EDPN) and the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP) will be structured around the six elements of decision quality, and will provide an opportunity for decision professionals to improve skills and share knowledge on various applications of decision quality in business and government. This multi-industry conference have secured a strong speaker line-up, and will feature a panel session on Embedding Decision Quality. An optional one-day short course on “Leading Decision Quality” run by SDP will take place on 7th November.

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2018 Decision Quality Conference : 5 – 6 November

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The London Decision Quality Group, European Decision Professionals Network and Society of Decision Professionals are convening a multi-industry conference in London this year under the theme

“Decision Quality – Making Good Outcomes More Likely”

The two-day Decision Quality Conference 2018 is the first of its kind in the vibrant city of London!


Please join the EDPN conference in Copenhagen – Oct 5-6!

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The two-day conference programme consists of a mix of inspiring presentations and an interactive programme.

The conference programme is built on four main themes:
• How can we address ‘complexity’, for example of the business environment?
• How can we keep clarity of thought in this world of overwhelming information?
• How do we properly take risks and uncertainties into account when making investment or strategic decisions?
• What support do executives need for truly effective and efficient decision making?

Speakers and participants with backgrounds in oil and gas, high tech, pharmaceutical, fast-moving consumer goods, and other industry sectors, as well as policymakers and scientists are invited to the conference.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to secure the following speakers:
• Claus Due Ponsaing, Global Business Analysis, Lundbeck
• Melanie Kreye & Joana Geraldi, Assistant Professors, DTU Management Engineering
• Kuno Huisman, Head of Business Change and Decision Support, ASML
• Ada Rieker, former Statoil VP Exploration and Valuation and Founder of DecisionNodes AS
• Professor Joerg Rieskamp, Professor Economic Psychology, University of Basel
• Paul Rudenko, Innovation and R&D Planning Manager, Shell
• Michael Seewald, VP and Global Head of Real World Evidence, Novartis
• Florian Wagener, Associate Professor Mathematical Economics, Amsterdam School of Economics
• Bart Willigers, Economist Manager, BG Group

We are confident that these speakers and their presentations will stimulate a discussion and a type of interaction that is valuable to you. In addition, the conference is organized in collaboration with the Copenhagen Business School (CBS). A CBS speaker will be confirmed soon.

You may register for the conference online on: We look forward to seeing you in Copenhagen!

Diversity of Decisions – Adding Quality in all Situations (webinar), 10 May 2016

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Speaker: Dr. Mark Seidler, SDG – Düsseldorf

Moderator: Ritske van der Meer, EDPN and SDG – Düsseldorf

We invite professionals who frequently find themselves in various decision support situations in their daily jobs and wonder how to bring value in each of those situations without using all tools, tips and tricks every time all the time.

Our speaker will present a classification of different decision situations driving different approaches. He will introduce Decision Quality and show how this can be effectively applied in different situations without overkill.

We will discuss three different questions:
• What is a decision?
• What are the different types of decisions?
• How to add quality in each situation?

Please join us and share your thoughts about decision making and how to add quality in all sorts of decision situations.

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Killing your babies for growth – Real world Challenges in Portfolio decisions, 18 June 2014

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On June 18th, 2014, EDPN hosts another event in its series on professional decision making. This time, the focus is on Portfolio Management, and we will explore it from the decision making angle. As our keynote, we have Michael Menke, flying in from the US for us, to share results from his global Portfolio Management benchmarking work. Michael is also a veteran in the Strategic Decision Making community. To inspire and translate into practice we have two companies presenting their challenges in product and project portfolio management: NXP semiconductors and Philips Healthcare. Join us for this exciting session and register at:


New date for Roundtable: 20 February 2014

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We have managed to secure a new date for the Roundtable originally scheduled for 24 October 2013. The Roundtable will now be held on 20 February 2014! Location and venue remain the same. Registration is open again. If you haven’t registered yet then this is your opportunity to do so! We look forward to meeting with you.

EDPN Roundtable 2013 POSTPONED until further notice!

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Due to one of our key note speakers having taken ill unexpectedly, we regrettably have to POSTPONE the EDPN Roundtable as planned on Thursday 24 October. As a professional network, we wish to be able to provide the programme as announced and nothing less. We appreciate your understanding in this.

We are currently in the process of rescheduling the Roundtable on a new date which will announce on the EDPN website shortly. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused, but are looking forward to meeting with you on the new, rescheduled date!

Registration for the EDPN Roundtable 2013 now open!

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EDPN will be hosting its yearly event on 24 October 2013.  The theme for this year’s event is: “Intuition or Analysis? How executives make strategic decisions”.  This Roundtable event will be held at the prestigious Faculty Club EUR, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. If you wish to attend the Roundtable, you may register via  Please make sure to register soon, as places for this event are limited! More information about this event can be found on the events page: EDPN Roundtable 2013



EDPN 2013 Roundtable event to take place on 24 October in Rotterdam!

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EDPN will be hosting its yearly event on 24 October 2013.  The theme for this year’s event is: “Intuition or Analysis? How executives make strategic decisions”. As this year’s theme  lends itself best to an intensive and short programme, we have decided to limit the EDPN 2013 event to one day only. This Roundtable event will be held at the prestigious Faculty Club EUR, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Registration information will be provided on this website soon!