Carl Spetzler, founder and CEO of management consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group (SDG), will deliver the opening presentation at the London Decision Quality Conference taking place in London November 5 – 6.

Dr. Spetzler will present “What is DQ and Why is it Important” at the two-day conference, organized by the London Decision Quality Group, the European Decision Professionals Network, and the Society of Decision Professionals. The multi-industry conference will be held at the Geological Society and will feature global experts sharing practical guidance on improving business decision making.

The event is 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.

Dr. Spetzler will share highlights from his five decades of bringing decision quality to decision makers and their organizations as he describes the “conversion experience” many professionals have when they adopt decision quality, or “DQ,” as a lens for addressing nearly every decision situation.

Other conference speakers and panelists include:

  • Russell Smith, VP Global Concept Developments, BP Plc
  • Cath Bishop, Olympic Rower, Leadership Consultant & Speaker
  • Jeremy Brann, Head of Economic Excellence, Shell Exploration & Production
  • James Weatherall, Head of the Advanced Analytics Centre, AstraZeneca
  • Dominic Brittain, Principal, Dominic Brittain and Associates
  • Reidar Bratvold, Professor of Decision and Data Analytics at the University of Stavanger and the Norwegian Institute of Technology
  • Ellen Coopersmith, Founder, Decision Frameworks
  • Ray Riddoch, Managing Director UK, Senior Vice President Europe, Nexen Petroleum U.K. Ltd

Dr. Spetzler and Ms. Coopersmith will additionally present a post-conference leadership course November 7, “Leading Decision Quality.” Both instructors are past presidents of the Society of Decision Professionals, and have designed this program for leaders wanting to hone their decision skills and decision professionals looking to broaden their influence. The course will cover two topics: applying decision quality to rapid, recurring, “everyday” decisions, and how to become an effective leader with decision makers who outrank you.

The complete program, venue, and speaker biographies are available at the conference websiteEarly registration discounts are available through September 15.

Carl Spetzler, SDGCarl Spetzler, CEO and Chairman of Strategic Decisions Group, specializes in strategy development, business innovation, and strategic change management. He works with top management and boards of directors to improve the quality of decisions. He is co-author of Decision Quality: Value Creation from Better Business Decisions (Wiley, 2016).  He is a past president of the Society of Decision Professionals and is an SDP Fellow.

Ellen Coopersmith, founder of Decision Frameworks, is an expert in decision quality and decision analysis implementation and its practical application in mulitple industries. She consults, facilitates, and trains organizations across the globe, utilizing her extensive experience in strategy development, scenario planning, decision framing, facilitation, and value of information. She is a past president of the Society of Decision Professionals and is an SDP Fellow.