Building resilience in a changing world

Presented by

Lyndon Bird, Patrick Alcantara & Andrew Scott

About this talk

We often talk of the importance of horizon scanning and knowing what the future challenges could be for business continuity professionals and this helped form the theme for the 2014 BCI Executive Forum where some of the most senior and experienced people in the industry came together. Forum delegates spent two days discussing issues around resilience and the need business continuity to become a part of the strategic direction of the organization so that it can respond and adapt to a changing environment. Renowned futurologist – Dr James Bellini – took delegates through his vision of what the world may look like in in the near future and what this could mean for organizations and those charged with managing them. These visions looked at the changing demographics and economies of the world and the development of technology: - Issues of an urban world – as populations are rapidly moving away from rural areas and into cities, and as these cities therefore become larger, what does this mean for their infrastructure and the socio-economic culture that develops within that city. - Smart cities – Technology is developing at a dramatic rate with more and more of our environment becoming digitally connected. Placing such reliance on this technology clearly has its benefits, but it also comes with risks. - Implications of western renaissance – as the BRIC economies expand as well as those of developing countries, it perhaps no longer makes them the cheaper option for outsourcing. Complex supply chains could be drawn back into the traditional economies, changing the dynamics of that region. This webinar will take viewers through what was discussed at the Forum, the challenges that exist for business continuity professionals and the actions that need to be taken now in order to make our organizations more resilient in the future.

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