Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected is about how people, organizations and communities plan, prepare, test, communicate and respond to sudden unplanned events such as natural and manmade disasters and crises. The show is for everyone who wants an understanding of how plans are created for individuals, organizations and communities and for anyone who wants to know what they can do in their own lives to help protect themselves from unexpected events. There is a myth that disasters happen to others but in reality, they happen to everyone. It's just a matter of when and how well-prepared you are. The greater the level of awareness, communication and knowledge, the quicker one bounces back from adversity. The overall aim of Preparing for the Unexpected is to reduce the suffering, effects and impacts caused as a result of disasters and unexpected life events by increasing knowledge and awareness of Business Contingency and Disaster Planning and related activities.

Episodes

July 22, 2021 54 min
In December 20219, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in the UK published a paper that ...Firms identify their important business services and apply resilience impact tolerances. This has can have a significant impact upon an organization's supply chain and ensuring compliance with the FCA directive. I speak with Sarah Garrington who will outline the compliance requirements contained within the FCA publication and what organ...
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What is a Smart City? In an increasingly chaotic and disruptive world of technology, I talk to Dr. Jacqui Taylor, one of 2019’s Global Leaders and a top 10 global Internet of Things innovator. Dr. Taylor will share her global work as the world’s first Smart City Tsar and define what makes up a Smart City and the considerations, and extensive work required, needed to make cities - and nations - Smart. Dr. Taylor provides us clarity...
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Presilience is a different way of viewing resilience, in individuals and organizations. Join me as I talk with acknowledged subject matter expert on human centric and Integrated Risk Management, Safety and Security, Dr. Gavriel Schneider. Dr. Schneider has extensive senior level management and leadership experience, and talks to us about how the current compliance-based resiliency approach of organizational leaders needs to chang...
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The profession of Emergency Management isn't always recognized the same way around the globe, neither is Emergency Management certification. I speak with Officer Russell Dippy, the Emergency Management Coordinator for the South Australia Police about the state of Emergency Management in Australia. We'll define the differences between Incident Management, Emergency Management, and Disaster Management, and Russell will also ...
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It's that time again! It's my monthly discussion with recognized BCM industry expert Regina Phelps. For this month we mix it up a bit and talk about what the pandemic means to the field of Business Continuity, how to promote what BC professionals do and offer organization's, and how we can show Value on Investment (VOI). As always, we start off with a quick update on the status of COVID-19 and vaccine's around the ...
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As Business Continuity Professionals, it's important we keep ourselves up to date on the latest methodologies, incident learnings, and happenings in our industry. I speak with noted industry expert Russ Parramore, FBCI about the Business Continuity Institute's (BCI) Continuous Professional Development (CPG) program. We learn about what CPD is, it's function, and the benefits it offers today's professions. Russ wi...
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What does a Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) entail? Join me as I talk with Business Continuity expert Jacopo Capparelli, as he provides insight on what a BCMS program entails. Jacopo will provide some insights on how the 'Analysis' phase of the BCMS is often mismanaged and how it can be improved using technology and Artificial Intelligence (AI). We'll also touch on the key Contingency Resources that all ...
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Join me as I speak to Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour about the the latest happenings with the AdaptiveBC movement, as well as how the Business Continuity industry is changing. We'll touch on such things as Risk Management, the need to stop focusing on known scenarios and their impacts, and the problems with 'plans'. David and Mark will also talk about how industry professionals are beginning to take notice of the...
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Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, vaccines and vaccine rollout and hesitancy, variants, and what's happening in other parts of the world. if you're a manager or corporate leader, make sure you listen to the third segment. Regina also talks to us about the research being done by Raj Choudhry on 'Working from Anywhere&#...
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All organization's strive to be more resilient as they move forward. They want resilient processes and operations but without resilient leaders and resilient employees, an organization will never get there. I talk with noted speaker, coach, instructor and consultant, Tammie Horton on how to create resilience within your teams. Tammie will describe the characteristics that can make a person more resilient, as well as describi...
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Instilling a sense of Business Continuity Management (BCM) Awareness is much more than a onetime activity. It takes allot more to plan, build, and implement a successful BCM campaign to continually meet the ongoing needs of the organization. I speak with industry expert and business leader, Matthias Rosenberg, about how BCM professionals can build successful awareness programs. There are allot of considerations to take into accoun...
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Ransomware! Cyber-Crime! Data Risk Management! These are the things that keep Senior Executives awake at night. Join me as I talk with internationally recognized cyber security expert, John Beattie. John will clarify Ransomware; what it is, how it impacts organizations, and how organizations can prepare - and respond to - cyber/Ransomware attacks. John will also clarify for us the difference between Data Recovery and Disaster Rec...
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In today's environment organizations must become resilience, or they risk be passed over by potential partners, customers, and clients. Join me as I talk with a respected leader in the field of Organizational Resilience, Rick Cudworth. Rick will talk to us about Organizational Resilience, including how to establish a 'Resilience Mindset' and the knowledge of mindfulness, to help corporate leaders and their organizatio...
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April 22, 2021 55 min
Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations, and we also talk about a recent Microsoft report (2021 Work Trend Index: Annual Report) titled The Next Great Disruption is Hybrid Work - Are We Ready? You can get a copy of the report at www.stone-road.com.
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Project Management is a skill set that is used in many situations, even when we don't think it's needed. Dr. Desiree Beekharry talk to us about how Project Management is used during times of Natural Disasters and how it's various aspects are used to help with Disaster Management practices overall. We'll discuss the similarities and differences between traditional Project Management approaches and Natural Disaster Ma...
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Each organization has its own culture and how it perceives Business Continuity, sometimes in a positive light and others no so. BCM industry expert Dwayne Grizzle will talk about his presentation from the BCI World Virtual 2020 conference entitled 'Cultural Change and Awareness'. We'll learn about the definition of Culture and how through change triggers and awareness measures, organizations can change their organizati...
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Cyber Security is one of the biggest threats to nations, organizations, and individuals and ensuring we are well-protected is key to our future. In this episode I speak with ling-time recognized Cyber Security expert, Ray Boisvert. Ray will talk to us about the fast-pace changes in technology that are driving the needs to increase out data security practices and how criminal elements are keeping pace with these changes. We'l...
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Join me for my regular chat with globally recognized industry expert, Regina Phelps. We talk about the latest happenings with COVID-19, such as variants, vaccines, and vaccinations. We also have a lengthy discussion about 'Return to the Office' thinking, and how management need to take a close look at how their offices are going to operate in the future. Regina also discusses some fascinating research performed by Prof...
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Crisis Management isn't always what you think it is and not everything that happens to your organization is a crisis. Join me, as I speak with recognized Crisis Management and Business Continuity expert and author, Stuart Hotchkiss. We'll talk about what defines a crisis, the Crisis Management Team (CMT), and who should be part of the team and their roles and responsibilities. Stuart will also describe the Crisis Managem...
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One of the greatest threats organizations have at the moment is the ever-increasing threat of Cyber attacks. It's the new 'new' battleground. I talk with globally recognized Business Continuity industry expert, James Green, who presented at the BCI Virtual World 2020 Conference in November 2020. James will talk about how Business Continuity professionals and methodologies can work with Information Security / Cyber Sec...
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