|Scott Ream - - Founder and President,
Business Continuity (BC) is a proactive
process that identifies and prioritizes the critical business functions
and the likely threats to those functions. From this information,
plans and procedures are developed through a regular program of personnel
training, plan testing and maintenance. Most large, geographically
dispersed organizations have one or more independent initiatives addressing
BC needs within their respective areas. These efforts are most notably
originated within the IT organization, and it is frequently the project
manager role that recognizes the opportunity to create a central infrastructure
and a program to ensure comprehensive application of Business Continuity.
This opportunity often presents itself as projects are being planned or
risk assessments are conducted. The PM appreciates the need
to coordinate requirements and efforts across organizational boundaries,
achieving company-wide benefit from the BC investments.
The question then becomes ‘How can this
opportunity be presented and sold to company executives?’ In this
presentation, participants will hear about the fundamentals of Enterprise
Business Continuity, and learn how to ‘set the stage’ and define the business
case for company executive’s endorsement of BC.
Scott Ream is the founder and President
of Virtual Corporation, a consulting company in Flanders, NJ.
He has consulted with many of the Fortune 100 companies, and has helped
these clients design, launch and sustain process-centric BC programs.
Scott is a member of the Contingency Planning Exchange, a current member
of the Contingency Planning and Management Magazine’s Editorial Advisory
Broad, and a sought after industry speaker. He is the creator
of the BC Maturity Model as an objective measure of organizational business
continuity implementation effectiveness. He holds a BAS in Electrical
Engineering & Entrepreneurial Business Development from the University
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