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My Experiments with BCM (Business Continuity Mgmt) w/ Daman Sood

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My Experiments with BCM (Business Continuity Mgmt) w/ Daman Sood

Join me March 24, 2022, 1pm EST (Business Channel)!

We do something a little different for this episode. Globally recognized Business Continuity Management and Resilience expert and author of ‘My Experiments with BCM’, Daman Dev Sood, will read a few chapters from his new book, and then we’ll talk about the chapter content after each reading.

We touch on chapters titled:

a) And a Million Dollar Question, Answering While I Close this Book (What do Business Continuity Mangers Do?),

b) Communication and Commitment (Continued Commitment)

c) “I am the Boss, I know the Business”, and

d) My Principles Valued @ Half a Million INR.

All the chapters are from Daman’s own personal experiences in the BCM industry, and you’re sure to relate to the stories and follow up discussions, as we talk about each experience (Chapter) in detail.

Enjoy!

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

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Rethinking Org Risk: Lessons Learned Throughout 2020 (Andy Witts)

Join me April 7, 2022, 1pm EST!

The last few years have taught us allot about organizational risk, business continuity, and lessons learned. I speak with noted expert Andrew Witts, about the lessons learned during 2020/2021…and perhaps into 2022.

In this episode we talk about:

a) Why do we need to rethink the way we do business continuity?

b) Some of the lessons learned from 2020 (e.g., Loss of Resources, Locations, Staff, Vendor, Applications,

c) “Compound Threats” and what this means,

d) The supply chain,

e) Cyber impacts caused by the pandemic,

f) Human capital impacts, and

g) How risk can help Business Continuity.

Lots of great topics with allot of great insights. Enjoy!

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

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Managing External Risks w/ Tony Thornton

Join me March 10, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Risks! Everyday we face risks and need to be able to manage them. Organizations need to be able to manage their internal risks and their external risks. I speak with noted risk expert Tony Thornton about how organizations can do just that; manage their risks.

We touch on:

a) Challenges with our current ‘business jargon’

b) IPEC risks (What are they, and what can be done about them?)

c) How to manage IPEC risks using the acronym ‘ABCDE’

d) Discuss the differences between ‘likelihood’ and ‘probability’

e) Reporting metrics

Tony is a lively speaker and obviously quite passionate about risk, and you don’t want to miss his talk on IPEC Risks. Enjoy!

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The Effects of Climate Change on Organizational Resilience

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The Effects of Climate Change on Organizational Resilience

Join me March 17, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Climate Change is one of the hottest topics in news headlines and in the business world. I talk to climate change evangelist Pinaki Bhaduri about the effects of climate change on organizational resilience. We touch on:

a) how businesses can reposition themselves

b) Changing BCM and Resilience strategies

c) the impacts on supply chains and risk management

d) Environmental, Sustainability, Governance (ESG)

e) mitigation activities

f) the Board room, and much more.

Pinaki shares many thoughts and ideas for organizational leadership and industry professionals about what they need to consider with regards to climate change. Either organizations will adopt climate change into their plans, or they won’t…and end up failing. A very enlightening talk, so don’t miss it. Enjoy!

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Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Are They the Same?

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Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Are They the Same?

Join me on March 3, 2022 at 1pm EST!

Business Continuity & Operational Resilience: Is it the Same? Many people in the industry are pondering that question. I’m joined by two founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Ashley Goosman and Andreas Bryant, who will try to help answer this question. We touch on: a) Defining Operational Resilience b) Is this is simply a rebranding exercise c) Compliance and Regulatory factors, d) Existing frameworks that help with Operational Resilience, e) Dashboards and displaying value, and f) Provide some tips and guidance on what BC/Resilience professionals can do to start themselves, their role, and their organization on a path of resilience. It’s a great chat with some key thinkers in the industry. You don’t want to miss what they have to say.

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

Join me Feb 3/21 at 1pm EST!

What opportunities are there in the Resilience / Business Continuity Management (BCM) industry that enable professionals to be – and stay – relevant? The answer that that question and many more, are discussed as I talk with the CEO of Crisis Ally, Alexandra Hoffman.

In this episode, Alexandra talks about:

a) continuous learning

b) the willingness to accept and be part of change

c) the role of Diversity and Inclusion

d) soft (Human) skills

e) linking activity to the organization’s purpose (and the overall culture),

f) the differences between resilience and sustainability…or the lack thereof, and so much more.

Alexandra’s passion for the Resilience, Business Continuity Management, and Security industry’s is easily apparent, as she shares many great insights into how industry professionals can shine before, during, and after, an adverse event. Don’t miss it!

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Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity & Inclusion Right

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Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity & Inclusion Right

Join me Feb 10/22 at 1pm EST!

Diversity & Inclusion is good for you, for your community, and good for you organization. It’s the smart thing to do. Ignoring D&I can create many issues and challenges for organizational leaders. Join me as I talk with speaker, author, and award winning Diversity & Inclusion expert, Michael Bach, about his book “Birds of All Feathers: Doing Diversity and Inclusion Right”. Michael and I talk about:

a) Define some key terms associated with D&I, including a term you may not be familiar with – Intersectionality,

b) Is ‘reverse discrimination’ a real thing?.

c) The Social Justice and Creativity & Innovation D&I Models,

d) The development of the D&I Business Case, and all that it entails,

e) Measuring D&I Success, and

f) What gets in the way of D&I. It’s a very interesting talk with Michael, who really shines a different light on the D&I topic, and clears up some common misconceptions about it. He even clears a couple of for me. If you want your organization to be better at its D&I initiative, and understand why it may not be working the way you’d hoped, listen to what Michael has to share. Enjoy!

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

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Opportunities in the BCM Industry to be Stay Relevant!

Join me Feb 3/22 at 1pm EST!

What opportunities are there in the Resilience / Business Continuity Management (BCM) industry that enable professionals to be – and stay – relevant? The answer that that question and many more, are discussed as I talk with the CEO of Crisis Ally, Alexandra Hoffman. In this episode, Alexandra talks about:

a) the role of Diversity and Inclusion,

b) soft (Human) skills

c) linking activity to the organization’s purpose (and the overall culture),

d) the differences between resilience and sustainability…or the lack thereof, and so much more. Alexandra’s passion for the Resilience, Business Continuity Management, and Security industry’s is easily apparent, as she shares many great insights into how industry professionals can shine before, during, and after, an adverse event. Don’t miss it!

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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

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Articulating the Value of Business Continuity w/ Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva

Join Alex Fullick on January 6, 2022!

“If you are a Business Continuity or Resilience professional and you wonder what your future role will look like, or if you struggle to articulate your value to senior management and the business overall, this…is for you.” (From the Resilience Think Tank article “Articulating Value as a Business Continuity Professional”, Jones & Maneva, September 2021). I talk with 2 of the founders of the Resilience Think Tank, Lisa Jones and Milena Maneva, about their published article with the BCI. We have a very informative discussion on how to communicate our value to organizations and where we can help organizations succeed in BCM, Crises, and in Resilience. Some of the topics we touch on include: a) Getting involved with, and how to approach, other organizational disciplines, b) Aligning our BCM program to our organizations, rather than just a standard or guiding principle, c) Tie our actions to risks raised by our organization(s), d) How to break down silos and create a network, and much more. It’s a fun chat with Lisa and Milena you don’t want to miss.

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Boosters, Passports, Vaccines, and COVID Update w/ Regina Phelps

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Boosters, Passports, Vaccines, and COVID Update w/ Regina Phelps

Join me Thursday, September 23/21 at 1pm EST!

It’s our September 2021 update with Regina Phelps on all things related to the global pandemic. This month we talk about: a) the current state of COVID around the globe, b) the latest happenings with the need (or not) for booster shots, c) vaccine ‘passports’ and why they are being implemented, d) the progression of the Delta variant and the impacts to the young and school systems, and, e) considerations for the upcoming fall and winter seasons. Aa always, it’s an informative episode where you get the latest updates on the global pandemic without the political spin. Don’t forget to check out the 2 article links mentioned during the episode for more information. 1) Considerations in Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Immune Responses – The Lancet Published: September 13, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(21)02046-8 https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02046-8/fulltext 2) Fact-Sheet Workers-Need-Respirator Mask info – ACGIH https://www.acgih.org/covid-19-fact-sheet-worker-resp/ Don’t miss it!

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