Breakout Track 7

Thursday, April 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m - 12:45 p.m. EST

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 1

Paradigm Shift: Redefining Plans with Agility and Depth

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speakers:
Chris Duffy, Infinite Blue
Andy Witts, Infinite Blue

For years we have built office-centric plans. The shift from those plans to a distributed workforce brings additional challenges and opportunities.

In this session you will learn proven techniques and strategies to help you analyze your current building plans and update them to fit with the changing priorities brought on by the new normal of working from home. You’ll understand how to expand the value past Business Continuity and organizational resiliency while minimizing the work effort overall.

About Chris Duffy
Chris Duffy creates high value customer experiences in Organizational Resiliency and serves as a trusted adviser and strategist to BC in the Cloud clients. He’s also a recognized, award-winning speaker and evangelist for the elevation of BC/DR.

About Andy Witts
With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, Andy Witts manages the Customer Success, Professional Services and Customer Support department for all applications at Infinite Blue.

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 2

Business Continuity Leadership - Do You Have "The Right Stuff?"

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speaker:
John Liuzzi, Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits

Do you have the “Right Stuff” to be a Business Continuity leader in the future?

Business Continuity leadership both now and in the future, will be influenced by constant change, geopolitical volatility, technological disruptions, and both economic and environmental uncertainty. The historic events of 2020 challenged Business Continuity professionals like never before. With a worldwide pandemic, an historic year of hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires, along with national civil unrest, 2020 represented the most volatile, dynamic, and eventful year in our lifetime.

The most important lesson learned from these events is that they have forever raised the bar for what will be expected from the Business Continuity professional in the future. There is now a new definition of who the future Business Continuity leader must be and, what role they must play. Business Continuity professionals must now realize that in order to survive in tomorrow’s volatile, complex, and ambiguous business environment, they will need leadership skills different from those that helped them succeed in the past.

So, do you have the “Right Stuff” to be a Business Continuity leader in the future? Come join us at this informative session as we discuss real-world examples and successful strategies that have been embraced by today’s industry leading professionals as they evolve to meet the dynamic challenges which will define the Business Continuity programs of tomorrow.

About John Liuzzi
John Liuzzi has over 25 years of Business Continuity experience. He is an experienced company President, C-Level executive, and three term Congressional appointee. He is currently the Director of Business Continuity for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 3

Case Study and Lessons Learned - Afghanistan SOC

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speaker:
Michael Quam, Micron Technology

Michael Quam brings with him more than 14 years on the industry of resilience. In addition to currently working for Micron Technology, Michael Quam is also serving in the US Army Reserves in this field. At Micron, Michael leads a global team of BCM professionals. His team is responsible for BCP, CM, DR, and Incident Response globally across 17 countries and 37 sites.
In the military, Michael has just returned from Afghanistan, where he stood up a SOC and ran the Crisis Management program over all Afghanistan. Prior to that, he served in a risk advisor on several tours to Afghanistan, a cultural expertise advisor in the Pentagon and National Defense University, and Business Continuity Instructor at the Military Intelligence schoolhouse.

Protecting Soldiers while ensuring mission success and Army values has many similarities across many of the business sectors (People, Operations, and Reputation). Today’s session will detail the standing up of the SOC in Afghanistan and the role CM plays in a SOC and in Incident Management. In addition to this, Michael will cover lessons learned from one of the most crisis prone countries in the world and the importance of some of the key components of CM: Identification, Escalation, and Communication. This will also cover the relationship between BCP and CM and the differences in training each. He will then end the session with some key transitions from this military experience back to his role within Micron Technology.

About Michael Quam
Michael Quam is working BCM at both Micron Technology and the US Army Reserves. Leading BCM, CM, and DR for more than 14 years. In Afghanistan, leading CM for the Afghanistan Security Operations Cell, with over 100 crisis incidents in a 1 year period.

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 4

The Importance of Managing Data Related to your BCM Program

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speaker:
Kelley Okolita, Cambia Health Solutions

The session will focus on the management of data related to your BCM Program.
What data do you need? Why it is important to define a single source of truth for different types of program data. How to capture the data. How to keep the data current. Using an example of Supplier related data – providing and example of how powerful the data can be in your management of business continuity risk.

About Kelley Okolita
Kelley Okolita is recognized as an industry expert with more than 25 years experience and sought after as a speaker. Presented at conferences from US to Australia and Singapore. Published a book in 2010 on building an enterprise wide business continuity program.

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 5

COVID-19 and Next Normal for Business Continuity

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speaker:
Ashley Goosman, Liberty Mutual Insurance

In this presentation, I will share an overview of Liberty Mutual’s approach to responding to COVID-19, then talk about the global impact of the pandemic, the new normal and share my thoughts about the future of business continuity

About Ashley Goosman
Ashley Goosman is a Business Continuity and Crisis Management manager who works for Liberty Mutual Insurance, helping employees Enterprise-wide respond to and prepare for business interruptions.

BREAKOUT TRACK 7 - SESSION 6

Become a "Top Talent" Using These Five Traits

When:
Thursday, April 1, 2021
12:00 p.m – 12:45 p.m. EST

Speaker:
Cheyene Marling, BC Management – A Castellan Solutions Company

Degrees and certifications, although beneficial and marketable, will not necessarily predict your professional trajectory. Data shows that if you want to get hired, stay hired and grow your career you need to embrace five very important traits, build a powerful personal brand and be adaptable to change. Becoming a top talent requires more than using your expertise to meet the needs of your organization. It necessitates using your talents, creativity and expertise to think outside of the box and advance the success of your team, program and company.

About Cheyene Marling
Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI is a global leader with over 22 years dedicated expertise specializing in the business continuity profession. She founded BC Management, Inc. in 2000, and in July 2019, BC Management became a part of Avalution Consulting LLC, which is now a Castellan Solutions company. Cheyene is responsible for overseeing staffing strategies and data research analytics for our clients globally in addition to providing career assessment and coaching expertise.

Cheyene has become an integral part of the business continuity community, previously serving on the board for the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) of Los Angeles and Orange County in addition to the National Board for the ACP. She is an active professional on the Editorial Advisory Board for Continuity Insights and the DRJ Mentor Advisory Board. She was also the recipient of the inaugural ACP Hall of Fame award in 2006 and she was awarded an Honorary MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in 2010.