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April 18, 2018 - Building Resilience to Severe Weather Threats

Earth Networks Webinar
Building Resilience to Severe Weather Threats
Wed, April 18, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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Weather impacts every type of business. From decisions about keeping staff and customers safe, to making sure your supply chain doesn’t break, business continuity depends on being prepared for adverse weather. Extreme weather events and natural disasters are ranked in the top three threats to business continuity yet they are among the most predictable threats. Last year in the U.S. losses due to weather and climate disaster events totaled more than $300 billion. Building resilience to severe weather threats is top-of-mind for every continuity professional or risk manager and today’s advanced weather management tools provide earlier warnings, better forecasts and the data you need to be proactive rather than reactive.

Join John Liuzzi, National Director of Business Continuity at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Earth Networks Meteorologist Steve Prinzivalli to learn best practices and strategies for dealing with thunderstorms, tornadoes, high winds, snow and ice and other types of severe weather of concern to business continuity pros. Find out what weather challenges Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits faces and how they handle each one.

Presenter Information 

Name: John Liuzzi
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Title: National Director of Business Continuity at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Brief bio: 

With over 30 years of experience, John is one of the industry’s most highly-respected business continuity and crisis management professionals whose leadership has directed the response and recovery efforts for countless incidents and major disaster events impacting many organizations in both the public and private sectors.

His background includes performing in key management roles for organizations such as Time Warner, Humana, Kronos Connect, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) where he was congressionally appointed to three terms of office to direct both the IRS’s Joint Operations Center and emergency operations centers, and build the Disaster Recovery, Security Risk Management, and Critical Infrastructure Protection programs.

John is currently the National Director of Business Continuity for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, managing the continuity program for the largest distributor of wine and spirits in North America which also incorporates one of the most complex and integrated supply chain logistics networks in the world.  In this role, John was recently nominated for and selected as a finalist for the 2018 Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector) award.

Name: Steve Prinzivalli    
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Title: Program Manager, Meteorological Operations
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Steve Prinzivalli is a Meteorologist and Program Manager at Earth Networks supporting Enterprise clients such as NOAA, NIST, National Grid, partners, and researchers with their weather intelligence and data needs. Prinzivalli joined Earth Networks in February 2008 as a broadcast meteorologist, producing weathercasts for both online and mobile platforms while providing forecast support for clients such as the NFL and MLB. He also leveraged his meteorology skills as a product manager with a heavy focus on enhancing the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) and its derivative products. Steve holds a B.S. in meteorology from Penn State University.

Title:Best Practices in Severe Weather Safety for Business Continuity
Date:Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time:2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
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