Continuity Insights has announced the full conference program, including speakers, sessions, plenaries, and panel discussions for the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference, taking place April 15-17, at the Hilton Riverside New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.
The preliminary schedule kicks off on Sunday, April 14 with a selection of pre-conference workshops and certification classes, providing in-depth learning related to key business continuity and resilience topics. The pre-conference workshops will be followed by the opening night reception hosted by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and will include the presentation of the 2019 BCI Americas Awards.
The main conference will commence on Monday, April 15 with the opening keynote, Emerging Technology Impact: The “Need-to-Knows” for Business Continuity Professionals, to be presented by author, technologist, and entrepreneur, Peter O’Dell.
O’Dell will explore 5G, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain sensors, drones, robots, and more – technologies that are no longer emerging, but are embraced by the business, and as a result, rapidly crossing our business continuity threshold. Operational use demands a continuity plan as they are deployed, and many can enhance response greatly. O’Dell will touch on 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.
The expanded 2019 conference program will include 72 individual sessions devoted to Case Studies, Trending Topics, Program Development & Advancement, Measurement, Metrics, and Maturity, Emerging Technology, and Professional Development, as well as the highly-anticipated “Ask the Experts” panels. Continuing education credits and certifications are available to all conference attendees.
“Based on the overwhelming response from our faculty, this is the most robust conference program we’ve ever put together,” said Robert Nakao, Executive Publisher of Continuity Insights. “Our goal is to provide education, networking, and the exchange of ideas and information to all business continuity professionals, regardless of the sophistication of their technology, industry, or company size.”
The main conference program concludes on Wednesday, April 17. Post-conference certification and workshops will begin immediately after the conference concludes on Wednesday afternoon and continue Thursday through Saturday, April 18-20.