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Business Continuity and Crisis Communication: Disaster Recovery Journal / BlackBerry Webinar
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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What critical communication solutions would you need if a devastating event occurred in an administrative building, production facility, or data center that was essential to your continuing operations?

Consider the following scenario:

  • You feel and hear an explosion in a nearby building
  • Injured employees, damaged infrastructure, and an active structure fire are found on the premises
  • The building is quickly evacuated, and emergency responders arrive
  • News media become aware of the emergency and begin surrounding the area
  • You initiate one conference call with members of your business emergency operations team, and a second call with top executives and managers
  • Very quickly, it becomes clear that the facility is hopelessly damaged and cannot be reopened without a major recovery effort and total rebuild

Industry best practices show that an appropriate and effective crisis communications solution can literally be a life safer and business interruption mitigation tool. It will enable your response teams and executive management to become more rapidly aware of an incident, gain visibility into the status of employees and assets, and collaborate securely, accurately, and efficiently with internal resources and third party services. You will have better intelligence and firmer control of business continuity efforts and communications with employees and stakeholders around the globe.  

You are invited to join Disaster Recovery Journal on November 9, 2016 for a digital seminar that addresses these and other essential emergency planning and crisis communications issues. Panel members include industry experts from the AtHoc division of BlackBerry Limited, the pioneer and recognized leader in networked crisis communications, protecting millions of people and thousands of global organizations.

George Hemming 

George Hemming is a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He has been in the Disaster Recovery field since 2002 and has been with BlackBerry for more than five years. At BlackBerry he is responsible for the disaster recovery program which includes all critical systems across the enterprise. Prior to his time at BlackBerry, Mr. Hemming worked in the banking, health insurance and travel industries.

Kathy Kibble 

Kathy Kibble is a project manager for enterprise business continuity at BlackBerry. She has broad experience in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and pandemic planning. Kathy is responsible for managing a number of projects spanning multiple business groups to support the Enterprise Business Continuity Management – Infrastructure Performance Quality team. She also fills the role of business continuity specialist, helping various business groups align their plans to BlackBerry’s Global Enterprise Business Continuity Management Program.

John Linstrom 

John Linstrom, CEM is a Community Manager at AtHoc assigned to the US & Canadian Public Safety & Critical Infrastructure Sectors. He has spent the past thirty years in military, municipal, special district, state and federal government agencies as an emergency manager, emergency responder and team leader.  John is a Member of the L.A. Alliance of the FBI’s InfraGard program focusing on cyber and technology threats. John is currently a US National Disaster Medical System Team Commander.  His major deployment experience includes: WTC Attack, Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Dolly, Gustav, Ike, the Oklahoma F5 Tornado, Haiti Earthquake, H1N1/Ebola outbreaks and California earthquakes, wildfires and floods. John served on the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Los Angeles International Airport. He has also contributed to the Federal Interoperable Mass Fatality Concept of Operations Plan for HHS.

Title:Business Continuity and Crisis Communication: Disaster Recovery Journal / BlackBerry Webinar
Date:Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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