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Join us for another session of our Practical Marketing series to learn about increasing your local brand awareness. Every small business needs to define who they are, to tell their unique story, and to attract attention and awareness from the right target audiences. Our small business experts will share thoughts on immediate action items to help you do just that.
Since December last year, the U.S. Federal Reserve has started the process of the much-talked about tapering, thanks to some positive data coming out from the U.S. How much headwinds will Asia experience due to the monetary policy normalization in the U.S. and will China see a more pronounced slowdown as data have been indicating? How much should we read on the tapering and China's slowdown, and what does it mean for investors in 2014?
Gain insights from our experts.
- The challenges Central Banks are facing globally as they need to rein in on loose monetary policy.
- Will Asian currencies manage to hold their ground in a rising U.S. interest rate environment?
- How well prepared are the Asian economies and is de-coupling from the West a reality or a myth.
- China RMB Internationalization, India Rupee outlook with Mid-year elections, SEA currencies outlook.
Patrick Teng, Founder and Chief Dealer at Six Capital
Dominic Schnider, Head of FX in APAC and commodities globally at UBS Wealth Management
Moderator: Anthony Capozzoli, Faculty of the University of Chicago’s Program on Financial Mathematics at the Chicago and Singapore campuses
The growth of Cloud services presents a perfect opportunity for organisations of all sizes to meet the continuing demand to resume operations quicker and more efficiently when a disaster scenario occurs. Many organisations have improved their resiliency through new ways of delivering IT Services such as virtualisation, but their backup and recovery for the purpose of DR has, in almost all cases, stood still.
As we move more and more to Cloud-based services and evaluate these against current DR methodology, it begins to highlight the gaps that exist between business expectation and what IT can actually deliver. These gaps in time will cost the business in terms of lost revenues and reputation, and whilst it is difficult to count the cost of your reputation being tarnished, counting the cost of lost revenues is much easier to measure.
Cloud services can be cost-effectively utilised to leverage existing IT investments to meet business continuity objectives, such as achieving quicker business resumption. But what is the cost of not implementing ‘DRaaS’ and failing to match your BC strategy with your current IT infrastructure?
The BCI's annual Horizon Scan report, in partnership with BSI, was published in March and revealed that it is the IT-related threats that are continuing to provide the greatest concern for organizations, ranking above other threats such as natural disasters, security incidents and industrial disputes. Three quarters (77%) of business leaders fear the possibility of an unplanned IT and telecoms outage and 73% worry about the possibility of a cyber-attack or data breach. The report also identifies long-term trends, with 73% seeing the use of the internet for malicious attacks as a major threat that needs to be closely monitored, with 63% feeling the same way about the influence of social media. In this webinar, the report's author - Andrew Scott - will discuss the findings in greater depth along with BSI's Lorna Anderson.
Mega-trends will not affect your organisation in the same way as a disaster, but they can have a far greater long term strategic impact. Some of these mega-trends will not come to fruition until 2050, and so it's easy to understand why many organisations choose to ignore them in favour of more immediate operational business issues. We at PwC believe that by continuing to ignore them, you leave your organisation exposed to strategic issues and that there are practical solutions that you can implement now to make your organisation more resilient.
Are we missing some of the basic building blocks as we aim to deliver a truly resilient technology landscape?
IT has evolved significantly over the last thirty years. An organisations services in the 70's were often hosted on single pieces of infrastructure with limited connections to other systems. This configuration made disaster recovery and resilience relatively simple. Today, even a moderately sized organisation has services with many connections, both internal and external, and hosts across multiple platforms.
To be able to build effective resilience or recovery capability an end to end approach has to be taken, which is often contrary to structure of the technology organisation. This in turn puts the availability of services at risk. Failure to respond to this challenge means that organisations are leaving themselves open to significant costs and eroding client relations.
We aim to discuss this topic at length and will educate our viewers while hopefully leaving them with some practical pointers towards future strategy development.
Business Continuity is often seen as the preserve of large regulated corporates and it is sometimes hard to know where to start. Most organizations have limited time and resources and busy schedules. This webinar will show:
- a time efficient and engaging way of working that includes an deeper understanding of dependencies and responsibilities and form a useful foundation for the work ahead
- the process and method used, based on clients’ needs and requirements, as a simpler version of the BCM process
- what is required from the organization and the output from the work
- that it is not rocket science and simple enough for everybody to use
This webinar will guide the audience through each step of the methodology and also show examples how is has been used in different contexts depending on type of organization and focus area. It will describe how the preparations is done to achieve effect.
On Tuesday 18th March at 11am GMT, as part of Business Continuity Awareness Week, the BCI will host a flashblog (a bit like a flashmob but for bloggers so they don't have to leave their computers). Each blogger wrote a blog all with the same subject - 'counting the costs and benefits of business continuity, a perspective of ' Many different bloggers will be contributing, some working in BC and some just with an interest so the perspectives are varied and all the blogs and with all blogs posted at the same time no one can tell what anyone else has written. In this webinar, the organizer of the flashblog - Ken Simpson - discusses what people wrote and identifies themes and challenges that the industry may face in the future.
The costs of business continuity fall into two area: cost of having it and (of course) the cost of not having it. Working with many clients of all sectors and sizes we often see that organisations quantify the costs of implementing business continuity, but fail to win the investment argument with their senior management by quantifying the costs of not investing in effective business resiliency. In this webinar, Tony will set out the approach he takes to building a business case for making that investment.
Outsourcing parts of your business is a great way to reduce overheads and improve efficiencies. But do your homework first before deciding to take the plunge on an outsource partner. All too often due diligence stops at the signing of an SLA, whereas In reality there is no guarantee that your SLA partner will even be able to meet it. You need to dig under the hood and take a few extra precautionary steps to ensure delivery, else your business could suffer a common fate when you can least afford it. This webinar will cover the most common pitfalls in outsourcing as well as practical advice on building a robust suppler network.
Supply chains are often the heart and soul of an organization. If the supply chain is undisturbed, the business can function normally. If it is disrupted, the consequences could be disastrous. If you are serious about protecting your supply chains, one of the best strategies is to analyze the BCM plans of your principal supply chain partners. In this webinar we'll briefly examine the following:
- How BCM factors into supply chains
- The importance of identifying risks to your supply chains
- What you need from your suppliers on their BCM activities
- How to obtain supplier BCM plans
- How to audit supplier BCM plans
One of the most damaging assumptions made today, is that common communication modes will operate in a consistent fashion anywhere in the World. By not having a complete understanding of the pitfalls, nuances and even legislation in certain markets, can lead to the failure of your notification/alerting strategy, which may have a severe impact on the success of your Business Continuity plan. This webinar will provide an insight into some of the challenges that organisations face and how they can dramatically improve the results of a successful Critical Communications strategy.
When last did you sit with your Finance team and look at your short term insurance and consider how implementing a Business Continuity programme in your organization could actually create tangible and intangible cost savings? Do you understand whether your business interruption insurance is really adequate should a crisis occur? What is an indemnity period and does it fit my organizations business model and objectives? Join us in this webinar to answer these and other questions related to the relationship between Business Continuity and Insurance.
How concerned is your organisation about adverse weather? Recent polar vortexes and flooding across the North America and Europe have highlighted once again that Mother Nature can cause significant disruption and let us not forget the utter devastation that typhoon Haiyan caused the Philippines in November 2013. Understanding the risk and impact to your organisation before an incident occurs is critical to your resiliency. Join us for this webinar to participate in live polling, discuss industry research and understand how we can all benefit from adopting best practice principles to mitigate the risk.
Are you ready for what's ahead? Resilience in action requires constant evolution; scanning the horizon for lessons learned to enhance your existing approach to business resilience. How do you take your program to the next level and implement a more business centric approach to mitigate business continuity risk? Join us as we identify key areas for increased business continuity focus based on IBM's own experiences building and deploying their program worldwide. What risk strategies do you need to improve? Do you have new types of risks resulting from strategic initiatives? Are you moving into new markets? Globalising? Consolidating operations? Changing workforce demographics? How do you drive C-suite engagement? This webinar will provide insights and share specific examples of actions we all can take to evolve our business continuity programs to the next level.
In today’s interconnected world, communication, whether it is electronic, verbal or written, has the power to create opportunities for an organisation or to be a serious threat and cause unrecoverable harm.
This impact is heightened in a crisis and your organisation needs to proactively prepare for these events and have a well-oiled approach and plan. In this webinar we will look at local and international examples of communications (good and bad) and the affect it has on the organisations share price and then we will offer some tips on steps you can take to be fully prepared to get your message out successfully.
During Business Continuity Awareness Week, the BCI will be publishing a report that ties in with the theme of the week - 'counting the cost'. The report focuses on the cost of common threats to an organisation: IT and telecommunications outage, data breach and cyber attacks, and adverse weather conditions. As a meta-analysis of available literature, it draws upon various reports and cost estimates. In a time where cutting budgets is the norm, and BC-related expenses are often one of the first to go, it is important to be reminded of the cost of being caught flat-footed in an incident. The false economy created by cutting down on business continuity may create bigger problems that may impact on organisational resilience and viability. This webinar is a presentation of the findings of the report by its author - Patrick Alcantara.
Case studies: Alastair will be presenting the first part of this webinar, with the focus on the subject of supply chain resilience. A well-known incident and the response of two similar companies and their differing strategies.
Secondly James Halpin will present a specific example of BC resilience, with regards to an existing client of PlanB and how their BC programme has mitigated the potential risk of financial impact, during in a recent incident.
Is your organisation over or under spending on ICT Service Continuity (traditionally IT disaster recovery) solutions? Does your IT function know what the actual business requirements for recovery are? The implementation of an ICT Service Continuity Management framework within the organisation can help you understand the business requirements for recovery better, and in turn ensure that your ICT Service Continuity strategy is tailored made to your organisation’s needs. Join us for this webinar to gain insights into the ISO27031 standard for ICT Service Continuity Management, how it aligns with BCM standards and good practice guidelines, and how your organisation can benefit financially from good corporate governance for a traditionally technical discipline.
Produced jointly by BPM.com and Business Process Incubator, the Business Architecture Virtual Summit is the first event of its kind, designed to specifically to understand and evaluated tools and methods for Enterprise Modeling, Business Architecture, and Process Analysis.
The Summit combines expert-led sessions with 30-minute capability demonstration from leading participating tool providers.
Why You Should Attend:
• Learn the most up-to-date strategies, techniques, and technologies for successful Enterprise Modeling, Business Architecture, and Process Analysis.
• Gain first-hand knowledge of the transformation success stories and current initiatives underway within Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms.
• Find new opportunities and partners for succeeding with business transformation
• Gain actionable information for enabling continuous process improvement.
All participants will receive a copy of the “Enterprise Modeling and Business Architecture Buyer’s Guide” to be released during the Virtual Summit.
Who Should Attend:
Architecture & Process is defined foremost for Enterprise Architects and Program Managers, as well as Business Process Architects, Operations Managers, IT Strategists, and Business Analysts. Participants will be involved in managing business operations, defining enterprise architecture, as well as standards definitions, policy making and business process management initiatives. Previous participants were split between government, defense and Fortune 500 companies.
Getting the budget for the security program your organization needs can be a challenge in todays business environment.
In this webcast, We will explore the impact of enhanced security programs on security performance, productivity and profit and discuss how to quantify and present this information to key decision makers..
You will learn:
• Which factors will make your program relevant to management
• How to sell it without using fear, uncertainty and doubt
• What to consider while preparing your business case
• Things to consider when computing the ROI of your program
• How to deliver your presentation to management
In just 45 minutes. you will learn how to make a compelling business case for your security vision. Register today!
Smarter Processes Lead to Smarter Decisions:
How to Bring Information Together to Drive Better Business Outcomes
Join BPM.com’s Nathaniel Palmer with guest Bill Galusha in a fast-paced and spirited conversation examining how businesses are developing smarter processes that bring awareness and analytics to the decision making, to address the untamed processes that cross departmental boundaries, involve humans, and interact with core systems.
The interactive panel will detail a series of best-of-class examples where smarter processes are being developed that are fueled by the need to deliver content rich experiences to both employees and customers. We will specifically address how intelligently understanding and correlating relevant information with a business activity can provide users with context, guidance, and the ability to make smarter decisions.
As a well-tested proof-point for these benefits, a series of case studies will be examined highlighting working examples where businesses are transforming how work gets done using modern, collaborative applications.
Who Should Attend:
- Program Managers Looking for Better Business Outcomes and Less Risk
- IT Leaders Tasked With Delivering Applications to Business Units
- Operations Managers Responsible for Meeting Customer Expectations
- Others Interested in Successful Applications of Dynamic Case Management
Realizing success with BPM, and similar technologies requires bridging the chasm between business execution and process automation. In business execution, goals provide an essential beacon guiding decisions and activities, yet in process automation business goals rarely control process execution.
This session will illustrate how goal-driven BPM and Adaptive Case Management is today used by UBS Wealth (a division of UBS Bank considered to be the world's largest manager of private wealth assets, operating in more than 50 countries) to enhance their global operations with client-centric collaboration, operational visibility, adaptive process improvement, through the 'PM1' portfolio management suite built with the Living System's Process Suite (LSPS) from Whitestein Technologies.
The case study based demonstration, a winner of the 2013 Global Excellence in Case Management Awards, will show the how to connect goals at the business execution level to goals at the process automation level. The resulting solutions become highly agile and event-driven, able to dynamically adjust execution, ensuring the alignment of all resources (people, processes, information) toward organizational goals.
Demonstrated will be how the application of Adaptive Case Management and Goal-driven BPM can be leveraged to address the inherently dynamic nature of customer-centric processes, requiring in coordination with events and situational change in order to adapt in real-time to a goal-focused execution path.
Information is both a risk and a critical resource when it comes to thinking about Business Continuity Management. A number of high profile data breaches have taken place recently that have hit the world’s media. They have occurred in many regions of the world and impacted millions of people. They involved public and private sector organisations and they resulted from accidents and losses as well as cyber attacks and security breaches. Less publicised and more numerous events seem to take place with regularity. They can involve information sources as diverse as hard copy files, electronic files, old hard discs, emails, text messages, x-rays, filing cabinets full of material and even the drives in photocopiers. In Europe organisations can be fined for such breaches and their names published on official websites, adding an additional cost of reputational damage to the pain felt. Also without accurate and up to date information it is nearly impossible to recover systems and processes quickly enough, something organisation and their customers have experienced in the recent past. Ask anyone in the UK and Ireland who couldn’t access their bank account a year or so ago how that impacted them and you will get an indication of the issue. These and other concerns surrounding the management of information related risks, including mitigation, and the use of information in recovery planning will be discussed at this webinar.