Solutions Track 1

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m - 10:45 a.m. EST

SOLUTIONS TRACK 1 - SESSION 1

How to See Gray Rhinos

When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. EST

Speaker:
Dr. Jo Robertson, “Executing Crisis: A C-Suite Crisis Leadership Survival Guide”

The covid-19 pandemic was not a “black swan” (catastrophic event that came out of the blue that no one saw coming), it was a “gray rhino” that had long been predicted but leadership everywhere overlooked. As we move forward from the pandemic to new challenges, how do we better ensure we’ve got our eyes open so the next crisis doesn’t hit us unaware?

Gray rhinos are high-likelihood-high-impact risks but we fool ourselves into believing that although they are high-impact risks, they are low-likelihood of happening this year and can be pushed into the moderate risk category for mitigation down the road.

Fine tuning the way we’re looking at this will require a change of perspective and a new methodology — including reconfiguring the way we do our risk assessments to re-weight them differently.

Why as risk managers do we insist on the outdated strategy of rating the y-axis (likelihood) on equal footing with the x-axis (impact)? If we decrease the importance of the likelihood axis and increase the significance of the impact axis – our gray rhinos become red rhinos, clearly in need of mitigation.

This concept and methodology was first published in DRJ’s Fall 2020 edition and is quickly gaining traction across the industry. Join this session to learn more about how to see your organization’s gray rhinos.

More here: www.drj.com/how-to-see-gray-rhinos

About Dr. Jo Robertson
Dr. Jo Robertson has a doctoral degree in crisis management and more than 20 years of experience keeping companies out of crisis. She is the author of “Executing Crisis: A C-Suite Crisis Leadership Survival Guide” and DRJ’s “How to See Gray Rhinos”.

SOLUTIONS TRACK 1 - SESSION 2

Be Prepared - Stay Connected

When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. EST

Speaker:
Chris Faletra, Satcom Direct

Events don’t give you a choice where you might need to respond. Traditional terrestrial networks can be down, but you still need to coordinate operations, share information and access key data. From beginningto end, you need reliable communications for all emergencies, in all conditions. Satellites remain on the job in all circumstances.

You might be closer to using today’s satellite-based wireless communications than you realize. Perhaps your agency already has some satellite equipment on command vehicles, sitting in a closet, or installed in your operations centers. Satellite-based wireless communications are more than just an option inĀ  response and recovery planning. Collectively the equipment and services form a group of essential elements worthy of consideration by each and every first responder or business organization. Please take the time to reach out to us. We stand ready to assist in planning, then partnering with you in the implementation process when the time to respond arrives.

Along with vital connectivity and uninterrupted communications, in a crisis SD Data Center’s purpose-built Tier III facilities ensure the security and accessibility of your critical systems and data with fully redundant infrastructure and connectivity.

SD Land & Mobile and COMSAT have access to a multitude of satellite networks to provide mobile and quick deploy connectivity for all your teams in the disaster area.

Get superior, reliable network performance via multiple Satellite Operators with our WTA Tier 4 Certified and independently owned Teleports providing Large Pipe Satellite Connectivity for voice, data, internet and video.

About Chris Faletra
Chris Faletra has been the director of Teleports COMSAT for last 4+ years, has 30+ years in satellite communication industry. GTE Telecom 1986 to 1994. Varian/CPI 1994 to 1996. Comtech EF Data 2004 to 2016. Holds BSEE from Northeastern University.

SOLUTIONS TRACK 1 - SESSION 3

TBD

When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. EST

SOLUTIONS TRACK 1 - SESSION 4

Understanding Situational Resilience Using Comparitive Risk Analysis

When:
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
10:00 a.m – 10:45 a.m. EST

Speaker:
Richard Cocchiara, Cognitient Corp.

Rich Cocchiara has been helping companies and governments to assess risks to their strategies, processes, organization, technology, applications, data and facilities for more than 30 years. His experience as a CIO, CTO and CISO give him unique insight to what is needed to ensure resilience against multiple demands, disruptions and threats being faced by companies and governments today and going into the future. Based on his observations of how companies responded to the COVID threat has led him to conclude that many companies view risk from one dimension and find themselves unable to deal with the dynamic risks they face today. Risk mitigation plans that do not take into account multiple scenarios are doomed to failure when something unexpected such as COVID arises and employees are challenged to respond quickly and concisely using their knowledge, experience and past performance (KEP). Developing situational resilience requires companies use comparative risk analysis to more accurately assess their risk mitigation abilities. Companies must go beyond normal risk planning by accurately determining how their staff will be able to respond to multiple scenarios and how that compares to best-in-class and industry competitors.

In this session attendees will learn how to use this type of analysis to allow them to get to the real truth of how their company handles multiple different scenarios thereby giving them the ability to develop risk mitigation plans that work in the real world as opposed to on paper.

About Richard Cocchiara
Richard Cocchiara is the Chief Innovation & Security Officer (CISO) for Cognitient Corp. As such, he is responsible for creating new and innovative approaches to assessing and managing risk. He is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the New York City Department of Education as well as the former CIO for Smarter Risk Corporation. A company focused on using analytics to uncover hidden risks to companies and government agencies. He spent over 30 years with IBM as a Distinguished Engineer and CTO for the Resiliency Services division and was a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology. He has over 35 years of IT consulting, development & support experience with a specialty in IT risk such as cyber security and business continuity. He holds US patents for IT Risk and has performed multiple consulting engagements to many Fortune 500 companies around the world.