Business Continuity at East Bay Municipal Utility District

December 14, 2017
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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When people talk of Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery, many think of getting their key processes up and running or restoring their IT services, but what if what you do is a matter of life and death? East Bay Municipal Utility District provides water to approximately 1.3 million people in the Oakland and Berkeley, California area and is considered an essential service so it's BCM Program has to be strong, robust, current and able to meet the immediate needs of people during disasters. We speak with Julia Halsne and Nelsy Rodriguez from EBMUD and learn how the program evolved over the years and how it has become part of the corporate culture, including strong Board and Sr. Management support!! Every listener will learn some new tips and ideas to consider for their own programs from two guests who obviously have a strong passion for all things Business Continuity.

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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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