Build resilient systems at scale
October 12–14, 2015 • New York, NY
Todd Conklin

Todd Conklin
Senior Advisor, Los Alamos National Lab

Todd Conklin spent 25 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory as a senior advisor for organizational and safety culture. Los Alamos National Laboratory is one of the world’s foremost research and development laboratories; Dr. Conklin has been working on the human performance program for the last 15 years of his 25-year career. It is in this fortunate position that he enjoys the best of both the academic world and the world of safety in practice. Conklin holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of New Mexico. He speaks all over the world to executives, groups, and work teams who are interested in better understanding the relationship between workers in the field and an organization’s systems, processes, and programs. Conklin defines safety at his workplace like this: “Safety is the ability for workers to be able to do work in a varying and unpredictable world.” Conklin lives in Santa Fé, New Mexico and thinks that Human Performance is the most meaningful work he has ever had the opportunity to live and teach.

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9:00am–10:30am Monday, 10/12/2015
Tutorial
Location: Nassau Suite
Todd Conklin (Los Alamos National Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 31 ratings)
Systems reliability is simple in a linear world. Too bad you don't live in a linear world. In this session we will have a conversation about how normal variability in a stable system, often human owned and driven, creates failure paths that we simply cannot predict using our old understanding of the linear world. Everything is about complexity. Read more.

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