June 1-3, 2020 | BMO Centre, Calgary, AB

Hugo Ashkar

Global Risk Manager BP

Hugo Ashkar, Global Risk Manager, BP

Hugo’s is the Risk Manager for the Global Projects Organization (GPO) at BP in the Exploration and Production Segment. Hugo leads the execution of risk management activities across a global portfolio of 70+ offshore & onshore construction projects with a CAPEX value exceeding $50bn. He works with and leads a community of risk professionals that integrate the risk discipline across the GPO portfolio of projects, drive standardization, and deploy learnings. Formerly Hugo spent 17 years in leadership roles in NASA programs (for The Boeing Company & McNeal Schwendler Corporation) in the specialty engineering areas of Risk Management, Reliability, Safety, Quality, and Systems Engineering before joining BP in June of 2012. Hugo graduated from California State University with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  He earned M.S. degree in Systems Architecture Engineering from USC. 

Main Conference Day 2: June 3, 2020

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020

11:20 AM Human Performance and Risk Management: How BP’s Human Performance Framework is Improving Site Safety


• What is the link between safety incidents and risk management barrier
weaknesses?
• Understanding and improving how people interact with the plant, processes,
and each other to create a safe state environment
• nvestigating Safety Incidents
- Asking ‘what’ and not ‘who’
- Appropriate leadership reactions
- Developing an approach to understand the actions of humans in complex
systems

3:15 PM Human Performance & Risk Management: The next step in the evolution of risk and incident management in hazardous industries

A human performance mindset acknowledges that to understand incidents,
you have to understand the point of view of the people involved, and
how people interact in a system. Human factors and performance are the
next step in the evolution of risk and incident management in hazardous
industries. This exclusive masterclass led by BP’s Hugo Ashkar will provide
practical tools and tips to help you integrate human factors and human
performance mindset into your safety and risk management programs.
• Understanding the actions of humans in complex systems
• What is the link between safety incidents and risk management barrier
weaknesses?
• Identifying types of barriers: passive, active and procedural barriers
- and using risk management tools and principles to prevent future
incidents
• Understanding and improving how people interact with the plant,
processes, and each other to create a safe state environment
• Investigating safety incidents:
• Asking ‘what’ and not ‘who’
• Appropriate leadership reactions
• Developing an approach to understand the actions of humans in
complex systems
• How can you merge your safety rules with industry practices for better
alignment?
• What can you learn from your project risk management efforts?
• Learning from human error by making “learning” the focus of the
investigation, rather than assigning blame
• Looking at how we, as leaders, react to incidents – and how leader
reactions determine how well organizations learn and prevent future
incidents
• Developing a framework around human performance, including the
elements against which you should measure performance
• What do the current learnings of incidents tell you? How can you
merge safety rules with industry practices for better alignment, and thus
expand your learning base?
• What can you learn from your project risk management efforts?

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Hugo.

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