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Risk and Responsibility in Innovation. Lecture by Michael Bruch. Videos.

by Redazione FGB [1], 4 January 2013

On November 27, 2012 at Università Bocconi, Michael Bruch held a lecture on the role insurers can play in the development of innovative technologies such as nanotechnologies. Here the videos and other materials.

Innovation driven by technoscience has overturned the concept of risk.
Today, those dealing with it are forced into thinking about consequences: from insurance companies, that take on risk as their mission and ask if the traditional model - precedence and probability modelling - should stand side by side with one of 'foresight'; to the various institutions of knowledge and 'action', working towards developing the category of responsibility to address the impact of risk upon society.
These issues were discussed in Michael Bruch's lecture focusing on nanotechnology and the insurance industry.

Risk and Responsibility in Innovation. Lecture by Michael Bruch.
Role of Insurance for Innovative Technologies: Nanotechnology
November 27, 2012
Milan, Università Bocconi


- Videos (three): Lecture by Michael Bruch, Head of R&D and Risk Consulting at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG, risk expert at the Allianz Center for Technology
- Slides of the lecture by Michael Bruch (and his profile)
- Video: Speech by Alfonso Gambardella, Professor of Management, Università Bocconi (and his profile)
- Video: Speech by Jonathan Hankins, Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (and his profile)
- Video: Speech by Fabian Muniesa, Observatory for Responsible Innovation, Mines ParisTech (and his profile)
- Other materials and links

(You can see the videos also in our Vimeo account [2])

Michael Bruch: Role of Insurance for Innovative Technologies: Nanotechnology

Michael Bruch, is an economist and environmental engineer and Head of the Research & Development department in Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty AG (AGCS), the Allianz Company dedicated to corporate and specialist insurance solutions. With his 15 years experience in environmental management for a global gas generating company and risk management consulting for Allianz Center for Technology he gained a broad knowledge of projects in the field of environmental and risk management. In his current position he is responsible for the NatCat risk assessment strategy of the worldwide engineers' network of AGCS and for emerging scenarios and trends. Within this framework he identifies, monitors and assesses new scientific, legal and technical risk issues e.g. nanotechnology, power blackout risks and natural catastrophes. This is also the basis to develop new risk mitigation and service solutions with suitable risk assessment approaches.

Speech by Alfonso Gambardella

Alfonso Gambardella, Professor, Department of Management & Technology, Università Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi", Milan, Italy.
His research interest is on Economics of Technological Change, Applied Industrial Organization and Strategic Management.
He is interested in understanding how technology and innovation affect and are affected by company strategy, industry structure, and policy. Because technology and innovation are pervasive in economic activities, He ended up dealing with several topics and questions, ranging from micro and managerial issues to industry level and even more macro phenomena.

Speech by Jonathan Hankins

(here the text [3] of the speech by Jonathan Hankins)

Jonathan Hankins holds a degree in Sociology and Masters in Applied Social Research from Manchester University (UK) and has a healthy interest in ethics.
As well as writing for the Bassetti Foundation he is a frequent blogger and author on the community run Technology Bloggers website.
A lifelong musician who still makes records, produces and acts in plays and street theatre, he currently finds himself in Boston, USA.

Speech by Fabian Muniesa

Fabian Muniesa is a researcher at the Center for the Sociology of Innovation, Mines ParisTech, and the director of the Observatory for Responsible Innovation, a Mines ParisTech think tank for the the advancement of democratic debate in innovation policy. His earlier research contributed to the development of the social studies of finance, a research area that considers financial markets from the angle of social practice and that emphasizes the role that technological devices and scientific knowledge have in the construction of financial order and disorder. This research program is illustrated by two influential edited volumes: Market Devices (Blackwell, 2007) and Do Economists Make Markets? (Princeton UP, 2007). His more recent contributions focus on the anthropology of business culture and the sociology of economic valuation.

Other materials and links
- You can see some photos of the event [4] in our Flickr account.
- An article by Jonathan Hankins [5] on Innovation Excellence.
- A summary [6] of the event.
- Press [7] on "Risk and Responsibility in Innovation. Lecture by Michael Bruch"
- The lecture in Allianz site [8]
- The lecture in Università Bocconi site [9]
- An article in Insurance Daily [10]
- An article in Asefi Brokers [11] and Assinews [12]
- Event invitation [13]

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  1. 1] /schedabiografica/Redazione FGB
  2. 2] https://vimeo.com/album/2199610
  3. 3] http://issuu.com/fondazionebassetti/docs/speech_hankins_bruch
  4. 4] http://www.flickr.com/photos/fondazionebassetti/sets/72157632111920819/show/
  5. 5] http://www.innovationexcellence.com/blog/2012/12/06/risk-and-responsibility-in-innovation/
  6. 6] /en/focus/2013/01/risk_and_responsibility_in_inn.html
  7. 7] http://issuu.com/fondazionebassetti/docs/press-lecture-bruch
  8. 8] http://www.allianz.it/comunicazione/csr/risk-responsability-innovation
  9. 9] http://www.unibocconi.it/wps/wcm/connect/cdr/news%20ed%20eventi/eventi/bocconi%20eventi/eventi%20in%20programma/risk%20and%20responsibility%20in%20innovation
  10. 10] http://www.insurancetrade.it/YES/200_mercoledi28novembre.pdf
  11. 11] http://www.asefibrokers.com/notizie/lecture-di-michael-bruch-di-allianz-alla-bocconi-rischio-e-responsabilit%C3%A0-nell%E2%80%99innovazione
  12. 12] http://www.assinews.it/articolo.aspx?art_id=13436
  13. 13] /it/segnalazioni/doc/invito27novembreallianz_bocconiallianzbassettiNM.pdf
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