Join us at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, April 24-26, 2023, for the 21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference for insight, inspiration, and actionable ideas presented by a faculty of leading business continuity experts and practitioners. Never before has the need for critical information-sharing been greater. While the pandemic has truly challenged each of us personally and professionally, we are confident that our resilience will prevail. As business continuity professionals, this conference is that timely and important opportunity to share best practices, lessons learn ed, and effective strategies employed to ensure organizational resilience. We look forward to you joining us at this important event to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues.


Full Conference Registration
   • Early Bird Rate: Register by  February 28, 2023: $1,395
   • By March 25, 2023: $1,495
   • After March 25, 2023: $1,595
Full conference registration includes conference sessions, proceedings, breakfasts, lunches, breaks, exhibits, and  networking events.
Registration Discounts
The Continuity Insights Management Conference offers special group and certification discounts on your registration. Contact Robert Nakao, Executive Publisher, at 267-980-6151, or bob@continuityinsights.com for more information.


Certification
You’ll earn up to 29 Continuing Education Points for attending the 2023 Continuity Insights Management Conference

 

 


Justification Letter
CLICK HERE to download this Word document to use as a guide in creating your own justification letter to management.


The 2023 Conference Program NOW AVAILABLE. Download the program HERE.


The At-A-Glance worksheet is a useful document when reviewing and making your Breakout Session selections.
Download the 2023 At-A-Glance worksheet HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

Refund Policy: A full refund of conference fees, less a $50 administration charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing and dated (postmarked) no later than February 17, 2023. After February 17, 2023, no fees will be refunded.



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Agenda

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

MONDAY, April 24, 2023

8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.              PLENARY SESSION
P1: Operational Resilience is More than BC 2.0
Operational Resilience is more than a new set of regulations affecting companies around the globe. It is more than putting multiple disciplines under the same umbrella. Resilience is a new way of approaching the promise of continuous supply of products and services to communities who want them.  Our panel will answer the questions attendees ponder most.

  • How does operational resilience add enterprise value in new ways?
  • Which elements of operational resilience most increase organization-wide focus and engagement?
  • How can more traditional business continuity concepts inform and propel operational resilience initiatives?
  • Is it possible to gain and sustain momentum in a field that still hasn’t fully arrived at its final destination?

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B1: Work Area Recovery in the Absence of a Work Area
     Dr. Tim Mathews, ETS
C1: The Pros and Cons of Having a Third Party Manage Your BCM Program
     Kurt Sohn, Virtual Corporation
D1: Metrics That Motivate the Plan Lifecycle             
     Kathy Davis, CH Robinson
E1: How to Internally Market (and Sell) Your Resiliency Program
     Paul Lambert, Ripcord Solutions
F1: Operational Resilience – Focusing on What’s Most Important
     Mike Keating, Reinsurance Group of America

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11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B2: Remote Worker’ Business Continuity Plan          
     Carol Moffitt, BGIS          
C2: Balancing Business Continuity and Explosive Growth – 15 Years Later    
     Leah Andrews, Zoom Video Communications, Inc             
D2: What’s Risk Got to Do with It?  A Proactive Approach to Risk Management
     Mary Herbst, YMCA of the North
D3: Resilience is a Team Sport — Driving Broader Organization Engagement and Impact        
     Ray Bonilla, Meta            
F2: Ensuring Your Third Parties Can Deliver
     Phil Bigge, Citi

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1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A1: Tales from the Real World
     Mark Carroll, Income Research + Management
C3: Getting the Most Out of Your Cyber Exercises
     Grace Burley and Melissa Mack, Witt O’Brien’s
C4: Standards, Standards, Standards
     Carol DeLatte, Exeter Finance
E2: Using a Storytelling Approach to Develop Highly Effective Exercises
     Senad Cehajic, OMERS, and, Marie-Helene Primeau, Premier Continuum
F3: Reporting Operational Resilience to Directors and Senior Executives
     Tejas Katwala, CL Digital

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2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS 
A2: Communication Holes with Your Business Users              
     Lisa Casteel and Debbie Mason, Primerica            
C5: Supply Chain Risk Assessment
     Ted Brown and Dave Hunt, KETCHConsulting
E3: How to Maintain a High, Productive Standard for Your Growing Company Team
     Blaise D’Ambrosio, Federated Hermes
E4: Career Resilience – It’s Time to Take Charge!
     Tracey Rice, Fusion Risk Management, and, Alice Kaltenmark, BCI USA Chapter
F4: Operational Resilience – Getting Proactive and Understanding End-to-End
     Chuck Wachter and Travis Morehouse, Northwestern Mutual

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4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A3: So, You’re Having a Disaster… Now What?
     Tom Serio, MTS
B3: Preparing Your Business for Cyberattack Recovery
     Steven Ross, Risk Masters International
E5: Resilience and the Changing Role of the Continuity Leader
     Ann Pickren, Onsolve
E6: How Professional Associations Create Value During Mandated Shelter-in-Place and Social Distancing    
     Tonya York, Business Recovery Managers Association
F5: Operational Resilience – Beyond Planning
     Brian Zawada, Riskonnect, Inc.

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TUESDAY, April 25, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.              PLENARY SESSION
P2: Resiliency in the Cloud
Robert Fucito, Fannie Mae, and Harsha Nippani, AWS Services
Two veteran resilience professionals will share their complementary expertise on resiliency in the cloud. Learn about cloud foundational knowledge versus legacy environments. What are the complexities of the various configurations and available tools? Can the cloud reduce time to recover, provide for global backup configurations in minutes, and reduce costs? Learn “cloud speak.” How can the cloud reduce testing timelines to benefit both technology and business partners? This case study will review practical problems and solutions common to the cloud and its value to traditional BCM and third-party risk practitioners

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A4: Cyber Resilience: What’s New and What to Do
     Roberto Zegarra, DRI International
C6: Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
     Mark Armour, Brinks, Inc., and Joel Navarro, Mary Kay, Inc.
C7: How “Not To” Conduct an Exercise
     Mark Carroll, Income Research + Management; Dr. Steve Goldman, MIT; Jenn Park, Boston Scientific; and, Chris Wright, Deloitte
C8: Managing Organizational Resilience in Outsourced Functions    
     Tahir Rao, Canadian Premier Insurance  
F6: Ready for Anything: Building Total Enterprise Resilience
     Frank Shultz, Infinite Blue

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2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A5: Avoiding the Domino Effect
     Will Scobie, Horizonscan
B4: Fumbling for Resilience
     David Lindstedt, PhD, Adaptive BC Solutions       
C9: Crisis Management: Bridging the Gap Between Business Continuity and Incident Response Planning     
     Margaret Millett, Uber 
C10: Dynamic Resilience: An agile approach for a new era 
     Marcus Vaughan, Iluminr
F7: How to Drive Operational Resiliency Through Business Continuity
     Jenn Park, Boston Scientific 

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3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
C11: Journey to Resilience
     David Halford, Fusion Risk Management
C12: I Inherited a Business Resiliency Program! Now What?
     Dr. Steve Goldman, MIT
D4: Evacuation Drills in a Hybrid Workplace
     Carlo Kelejian, Continuity Innovations    
E7: Individual Resilience – Where Organizational Resilience Begins
     Lynnda Nelson, International Consortium for Organizational Resilience   
E8: Defining Your Personal Brand and How to Drive BCM Program Adoption and Career Elevation
     Aaron Callaway, ServiceNow

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WEDNESDAY, April 26, 2023
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
C13: Aligning Disaster Recovery to Company Technical Direction and Objectives        
     Andrea Houtkin, Houtkin Consulting, Inc.              
C14: Crisis Communications:  Always Acknowledged, Never Planned or Trained – The Impact on Your Sustainability 
     Bo Mitchell, 911 Consulting
E9: You’re a CISO and Now you’re Running a BC Program
     Kevin Finch, Sayers
E10: Bricolage: Professional Relationship Management Strategies for Practitioners
     Jay Johnson Ed.D, Mayo Clinic

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9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
A6: Hackers, #Hashtags and Health Emergencies: Does Your Crisis Communications Plan Reflect Today’s Reality?
     Suzanne Bernier, McKesson
B5: Building and Conducting a Cyber Tabletop Exercise        
     Kevin Johnson, Secure Ideas, and, Chris Duffy, Infinite Blue
C15: Recovery Strategies: Moving Beyond the Rubber Stamp
     David Schwartz, Catalyst Corporate Federal Credit Union
E11: A Tale of Our Community: Continuity and Crisis Response Strategies for Concurrent and Cascading Events
     Terri Greenberg, Securian Financial

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1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B6: Executing Adaptive Business Continuity in the Real World
     Mark Armour, Brink’s, Inc.
C16: Rebooting and Refreshing Your BC/DR Program
     Linda Pace, City National Bank
D5: Using Dashboards to Engage Leadership and Drive Plan Consistency
     Scott Mulert, Ameriprise
E12: The Surprising Value of Industry-Specific Networking Groups
     Ashley Goosman, Liberty Mutual

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2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.          BREAKOUT SESSIONS
B7: Keeping Your BC Plan Current in a Shifting Cyber Landscape       
     William Malik, Trend Micro         
C17: Agile Business Continuity: Engaging All in Continuous Improvement      
     Bruce McIndoe, McIndoe Risk Advisory LLC         
C18: Continuity Confessions: Crowd-Sourced Case Studies
     Howard Mannella, Alternative Resiliency Services
C19: Best Practices for Creating a Comprehensive Vendor Risk Management Program for Your Business
     Kathryn Scourby, KNS Consulting,

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3:15 p.m. CONFERENCE ADJOURNS





Additional Education

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

Pre-Conference Courses – Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023

PRE1: Business Continuity Review (BCP 501): Two-Day Course
Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An unbelievable amount of information is packed into this newly updated, fast-paced course built for experienced business continuity professionals. If you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) is for you. This short, yet highly effective, refresher course will re-acquaint you with the key elements of business continuity and is based on the recently revamped DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management – the most utilized and time-tested standard in the field.

Note: A computer is required for this course. Your courseware will be available through your account profile 7 days prior to the course start date. Please contact DRI at 1-866-542-3744 for all questions. Registration Fee: $1,750

For more information and to Register: https://drii.org/events/course/3abcef6cd0 Presented by: DRI International

PRE2: Crisis Leadership for Your Executives – and for You
Sunday, April 23, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one-day course)
This one-day intensive workshop provides the Business Resiliency Program (BRP) Manager with the background, tools, and insight to prepare the organization’s executives to lead through a crisis. This session draws from research, and more important, includes many case studies of previous crisis response leadership – successful and not-so-successful – with the lessons learned, including from new research on how top global companies responded to Covid-19. This unique workshop also offers the Business Resiliency Program Manager the tools and experience to lead the BRP Program prior to the event, and how to lead senior executives through the event.

Ample discussion with sharing of information and experience is part of this workshop. Attendees will be able to provide their executives/leaders with much needed information and skills to make them successful crisis leaders. The session concludes with a tabletop exercise where the learning experience can be applied and adapted to your organization.

Registration Fee: $695.00
Presented by: Dr. Steven Goldman, Director of Crisis Courses, MIT

PRE3: Learn to Create A Table-Top Exercise – An Exercise in Business Continuity/COOP Preparedness!
Sunday, April 23, 2023, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (half-day course)
Creating an Effective Tabletop Exercises – A 3.5 hour class In this class you will be given five different table-top scenarios, including the injects, and you will learn how to create a situation, scenario, and injects for your audience, your business, your location, and your BCP maturity. You will identify operations, decisions, and policies that impact the ability of a business unit to execute plans. The exercise helps you address conclusions and discussions which can change, emphasize, and otherwise affect your business continuity/COOP plan. You will conclude with an “after action” report which will lead to effective modifications and improvements to the plans being exercised.

Registration Fee: $350
Presented by: Ted Brown, KETCHConsulting

Post-Conference Courses – Thursday, April 27, 2023
POS1: The Business Impact Analysis Course
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Business Impact Analysis (BIA) (8-hour class) This course is an in-depth look at how to conduct a Business Impact Analysis (BIA). The class is for both BIA novices and experienced professionals. It provides you with the opportunity to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the BIA. The course will explore the concept of the BIA. You will be taught two different approaches to a BIA – interviews and workshops and the value of each. You will also be provided with an actual BIA survey and the results of clients BIA’s. The objectives of this class are: – Understand the BIA process – Understand how to structure a BIA – Apply the standard methods to conduct a BIA – How to determine the results of the BIA & identify the critical functions for recovery strategies.

Registration Fee: $695
 Presented by: Ted Brown, KETCHConsulting





Special Events

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

Stay tuned. A number of networking events are being planned for the upcoming conference In Minneapolis. More information to follow.





Travel Information

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

Continuity Insights has arranged for hotel accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis at the special conference rate of $179.00 for a standard room. (Government rates are available; please email events@continuityinsights.com for more information.)

RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT THE HYATT REGENCY AT THE PREFERRED GROUP RATE

If you need additional assistance from the hotel, please contact the Hyatt at 612-370-1234.

WARNING: Please ignore any attempts by unsolicited telemarketers claiming to work on behalf of Continuity Insights to reserve your hotel room. The hospitality industry has seen an increase in activity by these “hotel reservation pirates” who purport to secure the best rates possible. The only way to ensure the security of your credit information is to use the above approved reservation link.

Exhibiting

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

Interested in Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities? Contact bob@continuityinsights.com





Sponsors

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21st Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis April 24, 2023 - April 26, 2023

Current and Past Exhibitors and Sponsors include:

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