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Continuity Insights Management Conference

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

B2: Supply Chain Resilience Increasing the Resilience of your Supply Chain
Lynnda Nelson, ICOR
This presentation will review how you can ensure strategies exist to manage supply chain risk, continuity, and security. We will explore the primary sources of supply chain risk, how to strengthen the supply chain, how to manage the impact of globalization and lean, and how business trends have changed supply chain risk with the overall intention of providing concrete examples of how to increase the resilience of your supply chain. Case study examples of how major corporations have strengthened the resilience of their supply chain will be included. The discussion will also feature supply chain risk, security, and continuity; understanding nodes and links in the supply chain; evaluating the vulnerabilities and the capabilities of your supply chain; and implementing agile supply chain management. Each of these aspects is essential to increasing the overall resilience of the supply chain, but they are all too often done in silos and missing important elements that fall between the silos


C4: Disaster Recovery Preparedness: How Prepared Are You Post-Declaration?
Girish Dadge, Sungard Availability Services
Many steps are involved in ensuring an organization’s disaster recovery (DR) preparedness. However, oftentimes one element gets lost in the shuffle: what needs to be done after declaring a disaster. This includes tasks like how to manage your infrastructure, how to connect your users to the DR site, how to back up your data once you’re in DR mode, and more. All of these are critical to ensuring a smooth transition after declaring a disaster. We always focus on things like how to failover from Site A to Site B, or how a mobile app can help declare disaster and failover. But in order to ensure true DR preparedness, the conversation can’t stop there. You must also make sure you’re prepared for what comes after you declare.


C5: Use your BC Program and Tools for More than Disasters!
Jamie Goodloe, OnSolve
BC plans and tools don’t have to be limited to just “smoking-hole” scenarios – expand your program and tools to cover the day-to-day operational resiliency of your organization and you’ll find increased value and executive buy-in every day! The presenter will highlight best practices to be considered and how they may change how you establish and utilize your BC planning tools. Examples will include using your BC planning tool to send copies of the plans to the recovery team, using tools to measure response and successes, and making strategies data-based so leadership can pull reports to see what the plans are and easily identify gaps. This session will assist you in securing more buy-in from leadership who believe that disaster recovery isn’t a priority.


D2: ISO 22301 and Its Suite of Standards to Evaluate Business Continuity Program Performance
Marie-Hélène Primeau, Premier Continuum
Despite the utmost importance of having a working BCM program in place, there is yet no consensus among BCM practitioners on which metrics to use to evaluate program performance and how to implement them successfully and cost effectively. This session will provide an overview of the standards that can be used as the foundation of an efficient business continuity program evaluation approach. It will bring participants up-to-speed on the 2019 update of the ISO 22301 standard and, accordingly, provide sound guidance on setting the right metrics to meet organizational objectives. It will offer insight into the planning phase meant to lead to stronger execution and results and it will also present a roadmap on how to implement standard-based metrics with a focus on solidity, efficiency, and the beneficial impacts on the organization.


D3: From Project to Program – Maturing Your Business Continuity Management
Kelley Okolita, Cambia Health
A business continuity program usually begins by establishing a project to build recovery capabilities for your business and the technology that supports it. A project has a beginning, a middle, and an end. A program is on-going. Once it is in place, it is important to transition from the project to a program with on-going maintenance and testing requirements that are measured and reported on. The program data can also be shared in support of other risk management areas and to show relationships between business capabilities and the things it takes to make these capabilities function properly. This session will demonstrate how to take your program to that next level.



E1: A Current Look at Global Business Risks…and What to Do about Them
AnneMarie Staley, DRI International Foundation Chair
What are the top business risks that worry resilience professionals? Our research shows that professionals continue to be most concerned about technology failures, including major IT disruptions, both deliberate and accidental, and severe data breaches. But while cyber resilience is of great concern, the disruption caused by natural disasters is still a very real and growing threat. With so much to think about, what should resilience professionals focus on? This session will provide a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view the profession and the external factors that are shaping it. We will ask questions including whether the consolidation of resilience disciplines is really occurring and if the role of the resilience professional is changing. We’ll also provide guidance on how to better align your resilience strategy – with these risks in mind – in order to build a more effective program.  

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