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BCM and Lessons Learned from a Historical Perspective

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BCM and Lessons Learned from a Historical Perspective

As part of a well-functioning BCM/DR program, we should be learning from our mistakes and ensuring we can adapt and learn from the events of the past. For most, the assumption is we will learn from only our mistakes and not the mistakes of others or the past. We speak with business expert and author John Vespasian who will provide us insights on business continuity and how history can teach us about planning and lessons learned to improve our BCM/DR thinking and efforts. We’ll talk about that by not validating conditions caused problems for Berblinger; how some groups were able to survive the Black Death; how Ancient Greece was able to survive using good planning over the mighty Persian Empire and even how risk assessments ensured the survival of an Antarctic expedition. It’s quite an enlightening and eye-opening episode chock full of interesting perspectives.

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey – August 2017

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Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey – August 2017

Continuing with our speaker series from the Continuity & Resilience Today conference in Toronto (May 2018), we speak with Emergency Management subject matter expert and registered nurse, Dee Grimm who will talk about the Lessons Learned from Hurricane Harvey (August 2017). Harvey presented unique challenges as it created unprecedented numbers of evacuees and those left homeless. Even today there are over 30,000 displaced persons in shelters and hotels throughout the state. Additionally, the medical challenges of closed or evacuating healthcare facilities, the loss of community health support systems and home health services for these displaced individuals all had to be planned for. Dee with talk about how the State managed the sheltering and medical responses and about the “boots on the ground”. Valuable lessons learned will be discussed and Dee will provide insight into best practices for providing mass care sheltering and medical support during catastrophic events.

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Considerations Before You Outsource Your BCM/DR Program

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Considerations Before You Outsource Your BCM/DR Program

Sometimes you just can’t build or manage your Business Continuity Management (BCM) / Disaster Recovery (DR) program because your organization may not have the ability to develop and implement the program or the skills to do it. When that discovery is made, you might look outside your organization for help; an external vendor or a consulting service. Before you make that final decision, there are some topics you need consider and some questions you might want to ask of the prospective vendor(s)/consultant(s) before you hand the program over them. It’s an important step. This show will identify many topics to consider asking prospective partners before you take that leap and hand over you BCM/DR program to an external source. Remember, you might want to outsource your program but you’re still responsible for it. So make sure you consider every aspect before making that final decision.

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Business Continuity and Supply Chain Management

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Business Continuity and Supply Chain Management

A key component of any Business Continuity Management (BC) program is ensuring the mitigation of impacts created when an organization’s supply chain is impacted. This week we’ll talk to noted supply chain management expert and author of “A Supply Chain Management Guide to Business Continuity” Betty Kildow. Betty has been working in Business Continuity for over 20 years and we’ll learn how to identify our key suppliers – both upstream and downstream – and what we need to consider with regards to our suppliers when disasters occur. We’ll also learn how to develop our supply chain continuity strategies and how we can strengthen and maintain those strategies. It’ll be an enlightening show for those who want to know more about supply chain management and how to incorporate it into their BCM programs.

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