How to Successfully Implement a Business Continuity Management Program..

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Patrick Dunn: Consulting Manager - Datalink

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Join a discussion about what it takes to build and execute a successful business continuity program at mid- and large-size organizations. Gain a good understanding of the overall business continuity program process and related key steps, including the business impact analysis and assessment and the disaster recovery strategy, along with incident management and test plans. Learn about practicable and proven best practices for designing and rolling out a program. Hear about the lessons learned from companies who have experienced a disaster. Discuss internal and external resource requirements, along with the need for gaining executive management buy-in. Walk away with the necessary information to get you started on your own program or enhance an existing program. Business Continuity Planning and Program implementation has long been a “Disaster” for many organizations. Events in recent years – BP Oil Spill, Japanese Tsunami, Southeastern US Tornados are sparking a renewed and much needed interest in Business Continuity Strategy. As these events demonstrated, few companies actually have a viable plan in place to achieve business resiliency. This presentation will illustrate how to incorporate regional risk and mitigation strategies into your plans and the importance of not utilizing generic templates to create your plans. This presentation will also provide you with strategies and techniques to gain executive buy-in to your Business Continuity Program The time is now to create, review and update existing Business Continuity Plans before the next event causes a significant outage.

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The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity (BC) professionals worldwide. The BCI currently has over 8,000 members in more than 120 countries.