Encore: The Business Continuity Institute - Canada

May 16, 2019
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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This encore presentation is to support Business Continuity Awareness Week, May 13-17, 2019. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is one of the world's leading promoter Business Continuity and Resilience with chapters around the globe. This show will focus in on the BCI Canada chapter and we'll talk to the BCI Canada Chapter President, Chris Horne. Chris will speak to the objectives BCI Canada and how it offers a benefit to all BCM/DR practitioners and professionals. We'll also learn a bit about the upcoming Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) in May and the events BCI is handling to help promote the week long event (https://www.thebci.org/event-detail/event-calendar/business-continuity-awareness-week--bcaw--2018.html). Chris will also give us some insight into his own experiences throughout the years, which will benefit all listeners, regardless of the level of experience.

Preparing for the Unexpected

Preparing for the Unexpected

Thursday at 6 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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.

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Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

Alex Fullick is Founder and Managing Director of Stone Road Inc (StoneRoad) and has been working in the Business Continuity Management and Disaster Recovery industry for 20 years. During this time, Alex has been instrumental in developing, implementing and managing numerous initiatives, including Pandemic Planning, Policy development, large scale simulation tests, Business Continuity Plan development, Business Impact Assessments, maintenance programs and general Program and Project Management.

Alex holds his MBCI certification with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), his CBCP with the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI), is certified in ITIL Foundations and has a Certified Business Resiliency Auditor (CBRA) designation. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Directors for The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

He's presented at numerous conferences around the globe on various industry-related subjects including Orlando, Phoenix, Montreal, London (UK), Brisbane and Bucharest. He's authored several books including Heads in the Sand, Business Impact Analysis, Testing Business Continuity Plans and his latest Watch Your Step, which all focus on teaching individuals, organizations and communities about BCM and DR. He has also had articles published in trade publications.

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