Breakout Track 6

Breakout Track 6 Tuesday, March 26, 2019: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Breakout Track 6 – Session 1

Are You Part of the 76 Percent?

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speaker:
Robert Giffin, Avalution Consulting

Robert Giffin

We call it the 76 Percent Club. It’s a club you don’t want to be part of. It’s the group of business continuity program managers who are highly confident in their ability to execute business continuity planning methodology but often struggle to sustain program energy over time, to stay connected with organizational strategy, and to engage the right people to achieve the appropriate level of resiliency. Attend this presentation to learn about the business continuity operating system and come away with (at least) three very specific tools and processes to drive long-term stakeholder engagement and your satisfaction as the business continuity program manager.

About Robert Giffin
Robert Giffin (CBCP, CISA) is a co-founder, Managing Director, and the President of Avalution Consulting.

Breakout Track 6 – Session 2

Global Company, Global Threats

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speaker:
Carl Whiting, Whiting Risk Consulting
Randy Brough, Alsco, Inc.

Carl Whiting Randy Brough

During this session we will review Alsco’s experience facing and overcoming disasters at world-wide locations, including earthquakes in New Zealand, fire in Thailand, cyclones in Australia, hurricanes in Florida and Texas, water main break in California, civil unrest and union trouble in Brazil. This presentation will provide real-life examples and lessons learned (including mistakes made and plans that actually worked).

About Carl Whiting
Carl Whiting is the principal and owner of Whiting Risk Consulting.

About Randy Brough
Randy Brough is the director of human resources and risk management at Alsco, Inc.

Breakout Track 6 – Session 3

Gaining Alignment and Executive Support -
‘So How Do They Do It?’

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speaker:
John Liuzzi, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Speaker Spotlight

John Liuzzi

This session will present easy-to-understand concepts, best practices, and proven real-world examples of successful strategies that have been adopted by leading organizations to develop and sustain executive engagement for business continuity programs.

A consistent theme in business continuity is the need to create buy-in and maintain executive-level support for this critical program. Many believe the benefits are self-evident, which often discourages the continuous selling and marketing of continuity programs that are required in order to establish and maintain relevancy.

With the ever-increasing uncertainty of today’s world, continuity programs must be recognized at all levels of management as essential to organizational survivability and play an increasingly prominent role for a business to be considered truly resilient. To be successful, continuity programs must have motivated engagement at the highest levels of management which is beyond simply buying in and providing a budget. What is required is an ever-increasing executive level top-down commitment driven by the passion for the sake of securing the organizational brand and reputation.

About John Liuzzi
John Liuzzi is currently the national director of business continuity for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

Breakout Track 6 – Session 4

Building Resilience That Can Adapt to Evolving Risks and Threats

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speakers:
Allen Downs, IBM

Allen Downs

Cyber disruptions and natural catastrophes continue to be the top business risks globally. The cyberthreat landscape is becoming increasingly complex and more impactful. Natural disasters can go beyond causing physical damage and trigger wider disruption to business and industrial operations in this hyperconnected, interdependent world. For digitally-dependent businesses, every second of that disruption counts.

Traditional DR methods can no longer support the RPO/RTO requirements of today’s business, nor are they designed for recovery in cyber outage scenarios. Data protection and DR solutions should be able to protect mission-critical systems, applications, and data and recover them rapidly during incidents. IT leaders need new strategies and technologies to prevent disruptions and reduce the financial and reputational impacts of incidents.
Join us to learn about IBM’s solutions that provide airgapped data protection with storage and support orchestrated recovery across physical, virtual, and multi-cloud environments. We will discuss how we combine innovative technologies with our experience providing predictable DR for complex, hybrid environments.

About Allen Downs
Allen Downs leads the IBM Global Business Resiliency Services Organization as vice president.

Breakout Track 6 – Session 5

Vendor Risk Management

When:
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Speakers:
Christian Gray, Cambia Health Solutions

Speaker Spotlight

Christian Gray

This session will show you the attributes we track on our key vendors and how we weight them to reflect the level of risk vendors present to Cambia.

This program has helped us identify those vendors whose risk management practices need deeper review to protect Cambia.

About Christian Gray
Christian Gray is currently the business continuity program manager for Cambia Health Solutions.

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