Senior Advanced Track 1

Ensuring Business Resiliency through Third Party Assessments

Monday, September 19, 2016, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Jennifer Lee, Aon
Barbara McAvenia, Aon

Jennifer Lee Barbara McAvenia BCI

Learn how Aon centralizes managing requests for risk information through a shared risk compliance and assessments (RCA) team, include the use of a risk management platform. Services include assessing and reporting on supplier security risk levels, developing security terms for supplier contracts, conducting on–site audits at supplier locations, and development of supplier risk mitigation plans when exposure exceeds the appetite for risk. In addition, the RCA team supports Aon’s global security services (GSS) teams. Discover how this managed approach increases efficiency and enables the risk consultants the time and flexibility to work directly with clients and unit stakeholders.


About Jennifer Lee
Jennifer Lee, CTPRP, is the global director at Aon within the global security services - risk compliance and assessments division. She leads the converged practices of client, supplier, mergers, acquisitions & divestitures security governance. Lee is strategically focused on end-to-end protection of data by maintaining ongoing relationships with client security groups, coordinating client reviews, client audits, governing internal security controls and ensuring external third party suppliers, including MA&D targets, adhere to security and privacy policies.

About Barbara McAvenia
Barbara McAvenia, CBRA is currently a senior manager on Aon’s global business and technology resilience team as well as the team's regional leader for the Americas, and the colleague development program leader for the business and technology resilience team. McAvenia has more than 19 years of experience in operational continuity and has broad experience developing business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery plans, including delivering training and exercises to hundreds of teams.


Senior Advanced Track 2

Resilience In Action – Sharing Business Continuity Experiences Building a Global Program

Monday, September 19, 2016, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Linda Laun, IBM

Linda Laun

Resilience in action requires constant evolution; scanning the horizon for lessons learned to enhance your existing approach to business resilience. In this session, three aspects of resilience in action will be looked at along with the presenter’s own experiences working in a global company operating in 175 countries.Topics include: Thinking about BC differently; in the context of changing risk landscape. How we leverage BC to help support the company as it evolves to the next level. Remembering that it’s a journey, that we’re still learning just like you.


About Linda Laun
Linda is an IBM Certified Thought Leader Consultant and senior technical staff member. Linda was awarded BCI Resiliency & Continuity Professional of the year Private Sector for North America in 2016.


Senior Advanced Track 3

“BCI Horizon Scan, Deep Dive” – Round Table Discussion

Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:15 – 5:15 p.m.

Brian Zawada, MBCI
John Jackson, Fusion

Brian Zawada Brian Zawada BCI

The Horizon Scan Survey consolidates the assessment of near-term business threats and uncertainties based on in-house analysis of business continuity practitioners worldwide. This round table discussion continues from the summary at Spring World 2016 with a Deep Dive into the threats and trends and potential impacts to your organization’s strategies and goals.


About Brian Zawada
Brian Zawada, MBCI, is the director of consulting for Avalution; VP, exec director USA Chapter BCI

About John Jackson
John Jackson, is executive adviser with Fusion Risk Management; and recipient of BCI’s Honorary FBCI & Lifetime Achievement Award.


Senior Advanced Track

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Senior advanced practitioners are invited to attend our one-day track on Monday. If you are interested in attending, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to verify qualifications. This track features a general session in the morning and three breakout sessions in the afternoon. The afternoon breakouts will run separately from our general offerings to attendees. The day will conclude with an exclusive “Meet the Experts” reception in the evening. There is no additional cost for this specialized track.

Meet the Experts Closing Panel and Discussion

This is always a highly anticipated discussion with our Senior Advanced Track speakers. Bring your perspectives on today’s sessions and be prepared to engage in a lively and thought provoking discussion.