BCMS in the Saudi Arabian Banking Sector (w/ Khaled Altawily)

February 16, 2023
Hosted by Alex Fullick, MBCI, CBCP, CBRA, v3ITIL

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Episode Description

Some might believe that banking and Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS) would be the same around the globe. Though parts of that might be true, other aspects, perspectives, and methodologies aren't always the same. I'm joined by award winning BCM expert Khaled Altawily, who talks about BCM in the banking sector of Saudi Arabia. During the episode, we talk about: 1. Risk tools in Business Continuity Management Systems (BCMS), 2. Risk scales and terminology, 3. Risk and risk Controls, 4. Internal and external partners, 5. The overlap between BCM and various control functions, 6. The maturity of BCMS in the Saudi Arabian banking sector, 7. The challenges with BCM post-COVID19 (Thought on the other side of the world, you'll find that many of the challenges sound familiar.)...and more. Khaled does a great job of shining the light on the banking sector in Saudi Arabia, and how it has implemented a successful BCM methodology, especially when he talks about the maturity levels set for the sector. Don't miss Khaled's insights. Enjoy!

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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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