The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The BCI currently has over 7,000 members in more than 100 countries.
Horizon Scan 2015Patrick Alcantara (BCI) & Lorraine Orr (BSI)The BCI's annual Horizon Scan report, in partnership with BSI, was published in February 2015 and the BCI and BSI are hosting a webinar to highlight some of the results. Historically the Horizon Scan has shown that unplanned IT and telecoms outage is the greatest threat to BC practitioners, but will this remain the case? All will be revealed!
In this webinar, the report's author - Patrick Alcantara - will discuss the findings in greater depth along with BSI's Lorraine Orr.Read more >
The BCI's annual Horizon Scan report, in partnership with BSI, was published in February 2015 and the BCI and BSI are hosting a webinar to highlight some of the results. Historically the Horizon Scan has shown that unplanned IT and telecoms outage is the greatest threat to BC practitioners, but will this remain the case? All will be revealed!
In this webinar, the report's author - Patrick Alcantara - will discuss the findings in greater depth along with BSI's Lorraine Orr.
At the BCI World Conference and Exhibition, the BCI will publish its latest research project, the emergency communications report. This report considers emergency communications planning and arrangements deployed by organisations across the world. Imad Mouline, CTO at Everbridge who sponsored the report, and Patrick Alcantara, Research Associate at the BCI and author of the report, will discuss some of the findings and provide some examples of best practice in critical communications.
Effective information management is becoming a key priority for many organisations in the area of business continuity. Managing golden data sources (people, resources, locations, processes etc), managing activities to support effective recovery, managing the information gathering process through risk assessment, BIA, Plans and Exercising, managing potential capability gaps and effective workflow.
During webinar, Charles Boffin will to focus on how the origins of information management in the arena of IT disaster recovery have migrated to a fully-rounded business continuity proposition. From a focus on hardware and related applications availability with a relatively narrow agenda, we now have a proposition which encompasses all parts of the organisation, all touch points, all core data sources and all core processes.
This change has meant change in practices in organisations too. And smart software underpins this. Software which
- Co-ordinates and focus all data flows into a single point
- Genuinely sits ‘pan-organisation’ in reach – one of the very few corporate areas that can make this claim. BC has to cross hierarchical silos in order to be effective.
- Supports BC as both a strategic and an operational process i.e. from assessment through to practical application
- Recognises that BC has the power to ‘make or break’ a business depending upon how effectively it is managed and executed
- Supports key standards and governance – the business of the 21st Century.
We will want to look at some of the practical applications of above, where we can show that information management using software is now becoming a norm. For those organisations who do not have this, there is a very real capability gap.
The primary purpose of any debriefing process is to identify areas from which lessons can be learnt, discover good practice and to implement procedures for improvement. At the end of the session participants will have gained the basic tools to run effective incident debriefs.
Emerging educational technology provides innovative delivery methods for building competence, awareness, and supporting exercising and testing. Tools such as E-learning, MOOCs, webinars, Web 2.0, Games and Simulations, and Ebooks can be leveraged for cost-effective and engaging embedding of business continuity. This webinar includes relevant examples and best practices based on current research in the science of instruction.
Cette présentation sera utile aux gens souhaitant comprendre rapidement le cycle de la continuité du Business Continuity Institute ainsi qu’à ceux désirant effectuer une revue efficace avant de rédiger l’examen de certification de BCI. Forte de son expérience à titre de consultante, de conférencière et de formatrice agréée par le BCI (elle enseigne pour le BCI en Amérique du Nord et en Europe depuis plus de 5 ans), Marie-Hélène Primeau soulignera les éléments clés du cycle de la continuité du Business Continuity Institute et les mettra en contexte.
This presentation will be useful for newcomers who want to quickly understand the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines lifecycle as well as individuals who want to do an efficient review before the CBCI examination. Based on her experience as practitioner, speaker and BCI approved instructor (teaching for BCI for more than five years throughout North America and Europe), Marie-Hélène Primeau will highlight the key elements of the BCI GPG lifecycle putting them into practical context.
Too many times the Business Impact Analysis contains large amounts of information which is rarely used and serves no useful purpose in informing the plan and the organisation's recovery strategies, wasting large amounts of the organisation's time. The webinar will look at how the BIA process can be simplified but still capture the essential information needed for plans and strategy development, leading to savings in time, effort and energy and allowing the business continuity manager to concentrate their energies on more productive tasks.