The Premier Event for Strategic Business Continuity Discussion – Another Successful Conference “In The Books!”
Hundreds of business continuity professionals gathered in New Orleans on April 15-17, 2019 for another successful Continuity Insights Management Conference. Three days of comprehensive educational programming, information sharing, networking… and add in some good old-fashion fun and activities. Read some comments from those who attended this year’s conference.

Level of quality sessions, way above any other conference.
     – Becky Cohen, Director of Business Continuity, BBX Capital

I met some of the most wonderful people. I am always fascinated by the generosity of my peers. Everyone is there to help you tackle whatever issue you have going on in your company. I love this community!
    – Cyndi Morrison, Sr. BSA, QTC Medical Services

I really like how you have a good blend of BC, DR, and Risk.
     – Brad Hodge, BCDR – Risk Manager, UMC Health System

Great job. Keep up the good work of getting informative speakers.
     – Mark Adams, GM- Business Continuity/Emergency Response, Delta

CI conferences continue to provide relevant material for seasoned professionals as well as those newer to the discipline.
     – Don Hall, MBCP, Business Continuity Program Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.

It was very informative. I loved the sessions where we were able to be engaged and encouraged to participate more.
     – Damon Bose, Lead Business Continuity Specialist, Discover Financial

Best Quality conference! Love the opportunities to network with folks! Appreciated both the attention to practical “how I did it” presentations, and thought-provoking presentations on where we’re headed (AI, rate of change, etc.). Let’s keep doing that!
     – Dan Dorman, Service Continuity Program Manager, Alaska Airlines

CI always has valuable sessions and is well attended by industry experts.
     – Michael Harding, Program Lead, Business Continuity Management, Holman Enterprises

Learning best practices from seasoned professionals, networking with industry peers, and ensuring an uninterrupted block of time for professional development.
     – David Trout, Enterprise Preparedness & Business Continuity, Raytheon

This is a great show for my business, full of the latest thoughts, trends and technology. I appreciate the level of experience and seniority of the attendees.
     – Michelle Lowther, President, Continuity Housing

I absolutely loved the Conference App and being able to have access to the presentation decks. I will continue to leverage for as long as it’s available.
     – Selina Whitmore, Sr. Business Continuity Program Coordinator, UNIFY Financial Credit Union

Best conference to network with senior BC professionals.
      – Steve ONeal, Enterprise Account Executive, Agility Recovery

Fantastic opportunity to connect with other DR/BC professionals.
      – William Maerkle, Sr. DR/BC Consultant, Carnegie Mellon University

I love the networking opportunities and overall the structure/schedule of the conference.
     – Alicia Stevens, VP, People Solutions, Firestorm Solutions

In case you missed the event, you can review and download the 2019 Conference Session Guide here.

Agenda | Meet the Speakers | Register | Additional Education | Special Events | Travel Information | Exhibiting | Sponsors


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Cloud Risk – Chance of ShowersEmerging Technology Impact: The “Need-to-Knows” for Business Continuity Professionals
Pete O’Dell kicked off the conference with a dynamic discussion about drones, robots, AI, 5G, Bitcoin, and many other leading technologies.   What are the various short and long-term implications, what should be the priorities for business continuity professionals, which technologies matter, and when/how will it impact your BCM program? Information Technology (IT) is now at the forefront of Operational Technology (OT), raising recovery risk to even higher levels.

Fraud is the New “F” Word
Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cyber security expert with over 20 years in the industry who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves.

Over the course of three days more than 70 sessions with a faculty of more than 90 subject matter experts gathered to share their experience and knowledge with those in attendance.  Some of the most popular sessions included:

  • Emergency Notification Systems Best Practices
  • Lessons Learned from Recent Business Interruptions
  • How to Design BC Strategies and Plans that Work
  • Incorporating Cybersecurity into Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Integrating Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Management
  • NextGen BIA – It’s not just for Business Continuity Anymore!
  • Hurricane Response Lessons from Ground Zero
  • Effective Table Top Exercises – (Using tools to conduct real scenarios??)
  • Do Changes in Information Technology Eliminate the Need for BIA’s
  • Business Continuity Program Maturity Based on Key Deliverables
  • The Workplace Violence Awareness Program at BMO Harris
  • Third Party/Vendor Risk Management
  • Developing a Global Compliance Management Process
  • Five Actionable Ways to Weather-Proof Your Business Continuity Plan
  • So You Have a Disaster… Now What?
  • BCDR Software Implementation – Lessons Learned and Recommended Practices
  • How to Develop Your BC/DR Program to Maximize the Use of Mobile Devices
  • Integrating Quality Reviews with Risk Appetite Metrics
  • How to Spot and Avoid the Legal Issues Associated with Workplace Violence
  • How to Create a Cyber Response Plan When You are a CBCP and Not a CISSP
  • Five Differences Between Your Existing BCP and an ISO 22301-Compliant BCMS
  • Robots, AI, and Automation: Keeping your Job in the Future of Business Continuity
  • How to Build Resilience into an Organization’s Long-Term Strategy
  • That Really Works? Getting Started with Adaptive BC
  • How to Continuously Sell the ‘Value-Added’ of your BCM program (to Everyone!)

Download the complete Conference Session Guide (above) for complete session descriptions.

Meet the Speakers

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Additional Education

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Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019

Featured Pre-Conference Courses at the 2019 conference included:     
Business Continuity Review (BCP 501)



Developing Peak Performance Crisis Leadership Skills and Abilities


Learn to Create A Table Top Exercise – An Exercise in Business Continuity/COOP Preparedness!


Featured Post-Conference Courses at the 2019 conference included:

BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course (CBCI)


The BCI Business Impact Analysis Course


Adaptive Business Continuity Foundations: Training and Certification Class



CMC 2050: Crisis Communication Planner – ANSI Accredited

Special Events

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More than 30 Volunteers Joined the Continuity Cares Community Volunteer Project Saturday, April 13, 2019






A thank you to our sponsors:              

The Business Continuity Institute Announced its Americas Award Winners on Sunday, April 14, 2019







The Headshot Studio was an Overwhelming Success – More than 5,000 Photographs Taken!

Sponsored by




Team Bowling, Darts, Photo Booth, Fun, Food, and Prizes at Fulton Alley!





Twenty Lucky Winners Received a $250 Southwest Airlines Gift Cards. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Continuity Insights Management Conference.

Travel Information

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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019

It’s all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside our front door.


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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premier event for the true decision-makers for business continuity initiatives. These influential managers and executives have the authority to invest in the products and services that ensure the integrity, availability, resilience, and security of their organizations.

Contact Robert Nakao for information on exhibiting and sponsoring: or 267-980-6151.

Download the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference Exhibitor Kit here.

2019 Exhibitors Include:

Here’s Who Attends the Continuity Insights Management Conferences

• Banking/Financial: 18.20%
• Manufacturing – Computer-related: 3.66%
• Manufacturing – Other: 9.81%
• Insurance: 6.33%
• Healthcare: 7.21%
• Professional Services/Consulting: 7.21%
• IT/Data Services: 10.20%
• Telecommunications/Utilities: 2.97%
• Government (Federal, State, Local, Military): 6.63%
• Wholesale/Retail: 9.37%
• Education: 3.57%
• Communications/Media: 2.56%
• Transportation: 3.44%
• Legal/Real Estate: 1.19%
• Other: 7.65%
Job Function
• Corporate/Executive Management: 52.36%
• Financial Management: 2.96%
• IT/IS Management: 11.95%
• Internet/Interactive/New Media: 3.21%
• Risk Management: 5.32%
• Security/Safety: 3.34%
• Emergency Management: 4.56%
• Legal/Human Resources: 1.23%
• Operations/Manufacturing: 2.32%
• Planner/Coordinator: 4.77%
• Consultant/Analyst: 5.15%
• Other: 2.83%
Past Exhibitors Include: 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Continuity Logic Globafone Never Fail Simpler Life Emergency Provisions
Agility Recovery COOP Systems Global Alert Link Nexis Preparedness Systems Specialized Data Systems
Airbus Crisis Management International Globalstar, LLC NEDRIX SRA International
Alert Media Dell Computer Corp Hewlett-Packard nScaled SRI Quality System Registrar
ANAB Deloitte HipLink Software Orion Registrar, Inc. Stephenson Disaster Management Inst.
AQS Management Delta Computer Group IBM Corporation Paradigm Solutions International Strategic BCP
ASIS Derdack GmbH ImagIT Preparis Strategic Crisis Advisors
Asso. of Continuity Professionals DHS Impact Weather PriceWaterhouse Strohl Systems
Avalution Consulting Dialogic inKumo Protiviti, Inc Sungard Availability Services
Axcient Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy The ICOR Quantivate LLC Symantec
BC in the Cloud Disaster Resource Guide Intertek R3 Continuum TAMP Systems
BC Management Inc. DRI International KETCHConsulting Recovery Planner The Center for Cont. Leadership
BCI USA Chapter Eagle Rock Alliance, Ltd KingsBridge Disaster Recovery Recovery Point Unitrends
BSI Early Alert, Inc. KPMG LLP Relion Venyu
Business Continuity Institute eBRP Lootok Rentsys Recovery Services Veritas
Business Continuity Services, Inc. Emergency Communications Network Mail + Gard Rescue 42 Veoci
Cassidian Ernst & Young Marsh RES-Q Disaster Recovery Services Verizon Wireless
Cervalis Everbridge MessageOne Ripcord Solutions Virtual Corporation
ClearView Continuity F24 United States Inc. MIR3 Risk Masters International Volo Recovery
CloudVelocity Fairchild Consulting MissionMode Solutions Riskpulse Weather Decision Technologies
Continuity Centers Fusion Risk Management Monarch Business Resiliency RockDove Solutions, Inc. Wellspring Info, Inc
Continuity Housing Generac Power Systems National Quality Assurance Secure 360 XMATTERS







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