Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW)
5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016
Event Description
Business Continuity: The Return on Your Invesment. Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) is an annual global education event that brings together the collective expertise of Business Continuity Management (BCM) practitioners and partners to help people better understand how applying BCM to their organization can foster greater resilience.

The Webinar series for BCAW has been set!
Date Time Webinar Title Presentation Details Presenter Name
Monday, May 16, 2016        
Monday, May 16, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Exploring The Return on Crisis Management in BCM Explore organizations' return on investment from business continuity management as foundational to crisis management.
How organizations are differentiating between incidents and crises.
Panel (Roma Chrobak,Yvonne Lewis, Jim Loyer and Mark Baker)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. “The Business Case for Business Continuity Planning – Sweet & Savoury” The business case for convincing the c-suite of the value proposition for a business continuity planning program has always been a challenge. Since everyone enjoys eating, Jim will use a culinary analogy to offer participants several tasty strategies for gaining executive support for your BCP pursuits. Jim Loyer
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Risk-based Plans:  The Benefits of a Timely  Risk Assessment In many organizations, plans have evolved in response to legislation - or based on 'gut feel'.   Recent planning experience in our organization has demonstrated that a timely risk assessment can help focus the mitigation and preparation measures and ensure the plan more effectively addresses the actual needs of the organization.  A risk assessment can save you time & money.  About 10 years ago we applied 'gut feel' to write a pandemic plan in contrast to last year when we conducted a risk assessment prior to the Pan Am games and focused on addressing those specific risks. Teresa Teichman
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Exploring The Return on Crisis Management in BCM Explore organizations' return on investment from business continuity management as foundational to crisis management.
How organizations are differentiating between incidents and crises.
Panel (Roma Chrobak, Yvonne Lewis, Jim Loyer and Mark Baker)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. A picture is worth a thousand words What is ROI? How can we translate that in BCM terms?

When asked to illustrate the return on investment for Business Continuity, we as practitioners often struggle; particularly if our company’s or client’s risks have not materialized into a substantial loss. How do you measure ROI when you haven’t experienced a loss? – Especially one that is significant enough to grab the attention of the Board, the Executive Team, or other stakeholders of interest.
Majority, if not all, of us have been in a circumstance where we are asked to persuade our company/client to invest in something they think they don’t need – whether that’s business continuity or otherwise. Think back to all the “necessities” our superiors/colleagues/spouses/parents/friends didn’t think they needed until the unexpected (or should we say expected) occurred.  They were non-supporters until the unexpected turned to reality. This can be illustrated through various means. But a picture is worth a thousand words. Participate in a webinar where many of the metrics for determining ROI for Business Continuity are discussed and illustrated using powerful, undisputable means.
Shannon Colquhoun
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. Applying BCP to Emergency Services
(Recovery from water damage, fire, sewer backup, etc.)
During this session we will review the contents of an Emergency Service Plan (ESP) and how it will provide Return on Investment (ROI). More importantly we will discuss the impact of not having a plan. We will share some real-life examples of an effective plan and of the exposure when no plan was in place. We will also discuss how mobile technology has evolved to effectively implement a help facilitate an ESP.
ROI Impact:
• Reduced recovery costs
• Reduced business interruption
• Protect assets and vital records
Matt Johnson & Lee Senter
Thursday, May 19, 2016 10:00 A.M. - 10:45 AM The evolving role of the Business Continuity Management specialist in a large financial services organization This presentation will outline four case-study examples of a BCM specialist’s involvement in four non-traditional BCM life-cycle activities that are of significant value to a financial services organization:
1. Third party service provider resilience risk assessments
2. Pro-active evaluation of application systems recovery capabilities in systems development projects
3. Advocacy and attestations on an organization’s resilience capabilities in support of in-sourcing arrangements
4. Review and challenge of Risk & Control Assessment and Scenario Analysis documents
Russell Dyer
Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Business Continuity Management (BCM) 101 .......(A Practitioners Perspective) Do companies really need Business Continuity Plans?  What is your business dependent on to get your products and services to customers? Taking a risk based approach to BCM planning can add resiliency to your organization. Get exposed to practical  thoughts and ideas on getting BCM started within your organization. Vito Mangialardi
Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. TBD TBD Group (Tom Shebrek and  Ron Re

Registration will be available shortly and the link will be posted to this page.

This series of webinars is brought to you by the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing Business Continuity professionals and information together

Virtual sessions to be held
Contact Person
Click on the icon next to the date(s) to add to your calendar:
5/16/2016 - 5/20/2016  

return to DRIE Toronto