|Breakout Track 3 - Monday, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m|
|Breakout Track 3 - Monday, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m|
Strategic Session 3
Social Media as a Tool for Business Continuity
Ann Pickren, MIR3
Business continuity strategists can no longer afford to view social media as just another marketing medium, but must consider it as a tool for BC/DR. The growing popularity of social media brings opportunities for using it as yet another means to assist during a crisis. To reap the benefits of social media in a crisis, you must develop a comprehensive plan before your business suffers an unexpected event. Discover insight into the intelligent use of social media in times of crisis.
Ann Pickren serves as vice president, solutions for MIR3. Her experience spans the BC/DR, crisis management and supply chain management sectors, providing strategic counsel for many Fortune 500 companies.
Managerial Session 3
The New BC/DR World
Peter Laz, Forsythe
David Halford, Forsythe
As the business environment continues to rapidly evolve, the business continuity/disaster recovery profession must embrace positive change and continuously adapt. Discover changes that are occurring in the business environment and how to adapt. Hear key examples of what the new BC/DR world will look like and learn the most effective ways the BC/DR profession needs to change. Explore best-practice approaches to enable your program to cost-effectively reduce risk and be sustainable over time.
As the Forsythe’s senior principal and national practice manager, David Halford helps plan and implement enterprise risk management initiatives.
Peter R. Laz, MBCP,MBCI, principal and managing consultant with Forsythe, has more than 25 years experience implementing programs.
Technical Session 3
Strategies for Effective Planning for Compliance and Resiliency
Tracey Forbes, SunGard
Organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to SMBs, are being tasked with supporting robust business continuity program development, extending beyond compliance to deliver what matters most: better outcomes and increased confidence. Addressing different approaches to building a business continuity plan to (1) meet compliance regulations and (2) be useful, actionable, and effective in a crisis situation is key. But can a plan be both? Learn strategies in plan building and maintenance activities that can reduce time, challenges and frustrations in developing a compliant plan that can actually be useful in an event.
Tracey Forbes is the Vice President of Software Business Development at SunGard Availability Services.
Emergency Response Session 3
Evaluating/Applying Relevant BCM Standards: Which is the Best One to Follow?
Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
For all the efforts required to adhere to business continuity standards, how do you evaluate which standard is the best one for your needs? Is ISO 22301 or another single standard the best, and what do you do if you discover it is not? This session shares the methodology, experience, and outcomes of one person’s detailed investigation into more than 15 major industry standards, best practices, and frameworks. It will help you compare multiple major standards, identify the focus and strengths in each, and uncover potential gaps.
Frank Perlmutter, CBCP, MBCI, president and co-founder of Strategic BCP, draws upon more than 17 years of BCM experience.
Advanced Session 3
Is It Possible To Build a Resilient Spider Web?
Financial services operate in a highly interconnected world. As institutions blend interdependencies and connectivity, the web spun between them becomes increasingly fragile. When one strand fails it may have limited or localized impact but at what point do the critical link failures cause the entire web to fall apart? Discover how as the financial sector becomes more and more interconnected, the vulnerability for systemic risk increases. We will explore reverse stress testing identify the vulnerabilities and failures that matter.
Adrien Vanderlinden has more than 20 years experience in the financial industry, both in the US and overseas.
Information Session 3
New Features of The BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines 2013: Trends and Advances In Global BC Practice
Deborah Higgins, The BCI
The BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines are written by BC professionals for BC professionals. It is new for 2013 to reflect changes in the discipline with the emergence of ISO 22301:2012. It remains the most comprehensive and independent view of current thinking in the subject. The real value to professionals is that it considers not just the “what to do” (which standards do cover), but also “why” and “how” and “when” of practices. Hear the new features of the GPG 2013 and provide insight into the six professional practices of the business continuity management (BCM) Lifecycle focusing on how the experienced professional can benefit from this latest guidance. This session will also present the fact that the GPG 2013 recognizes clear difference between BC as the wider discipline and BCM as the management process.
Deborah Higgins, MBCI, BSc (Hons), joined the BCI as technical and learning manager in April 2012.