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Persuasive Presentations Critical for Continuity Pros

February 3, 2015 11:48 am | by Joe Shust, Editor | Articles | Comments

Whether presenting to clients, supervisors, team members or total strangers, it is important for business continuity professionals to be as persuasive as possible.  A good presentation can be the difference between success and failure when it comes to garnering program support and employee trust.

'Reflections On Risk II' Published

March 3, 2014 12:19 pm | News | Comments

Annie Searle & Associates LLC (also known as ASA Risk Consultants) has just published ...

The BC/DR Expanse: 2014 & Beyond

February 23, 2014 11:51 am | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Articles | Comments

There’s no show titled “Survivor: Contingency Island,” but let’s say such a show did exist. If a...

FEMA Seeks Applicants For National Advisory Council

February 18, 2014 2:44 pm | by FEMA | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is...

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Women In Business Continuity Management Event Series

September 13, 2013 12:42 pm | News | Comments

As PwC’s latest CEO survey highlighted that Business Continuity Management (BCM) remains front and center on CEOs' agendas, more women are getting involved and joining this growing field. To bring these key women leaders in the BCM space together, PwC will be hosting their third annual Women in Business Continuity Management Roundtable to discuss current trends and issues in BCM. 

‘What’s In It For Me?’ The Value Proposition For Professional Trade Association Membership, Part 2

August 12, 2013 10:25 am | by Patrick Knapp | Blogs | Comments

Just being a member in a trade association sets you apart as an individual dedicated to our profession. Adding a professional designation gives you access to positions you wouldn’t get otherwise. Membership in a professional organization highlights that business continuity/disaster recovery is your profession, and not just your job.

‘What’s In It For Me?’ The Value Proposition For Professional Trade Association Membership, Part 1

July 30, 2013 9:57 am | by Patrick Knapp | Blogs | Comments

We all know they are out there: the State Association of [insert chosen profession here] or a National Association of…. Did you know there is a National Association of Airline Passengers? You might think there is little value to joining an association. Allow me to share some experience that might change your mind.


Continuity Insights Chicago 2013

February 7, 2013 2:29 pm | by Jonna Mayberry, Editor | Events

June 18-19, 2013 at the AMA Executive Conference Center, Chicago, Il.Continuity Insights Chicago will address the critical issues most important to business continuity professionals in the Midwest, and facilitate the sharing of meaningful and valuable information between regional colleagues.

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Speakers’ Soapbox: Tracy Stourac On BC Scorecards & President Kennedy

January 21, 2013 11:31 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

In the leadup to the 11th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, Tracy Stourac, Business Continuity Manager at TransUnion, discusses BC scorecards, the importance of personal preparation and why President Kennedy would have made a good business continuity professional.

Announcing Continuity Insights Chicago: A Business Continuity Conference For The Midwest

January 4, 2013 3:47 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

After the successful launch of our regionally focused Continuity Insights New York event, we’re excited to bring this concept to the Midwest for Continuity Insights Chicago, a two-day conference to be held June 18-19, 2013 at the Executive Conference Center -- just minutes from O’Hare airport. The call for Presentations is now open.

4 Trends That Will Impact The Role Of BC/DR Practitioners In 2013 & Beyond

January 2, 2013 4:54 pm | by John Jackson, Executive VP, Fusion Risk Management | Blogs | Comments

In 2013 we will continue to see a shift in the way business continuity and disaster recovery professionals view and approach their roles. As our industry moves forward we will eventually see two types of practitioners emerge: risk managers and outage planners.

2013 CIMC Plenary Sessions: Cybersecurity, Active Shooter Events & An EF3 Tornado

November 19, 2012 11:25 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Videos | Comments

The 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, running April 22-24 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, comprises three days of comprehensive educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies, products and services--plus a special evening reception at the world famous San Diego Zoo. It is truly the industry's leading gathering of subject-matter experts.


Continuity Insights New York Postponed To November 12-13, 2012 Due To Hurricane Sandy

October 25, 2012 5:24 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

After closely monitoring the projected path of Hurricane Sandy and staying in continuous communication with the New York City Office of Emergency Management, the team at Continuity Insights has made the informed decision to postpone the Continuity Insights New York event by two weeks. The new dates for the conference are November 12-13, 2012; it will continue to be held at The Hotel Pennsylvania.

Continuity Insights New York Mobile Guide Now Available

October 24, 2012 11:00 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

The Continuity Insights New York mobile guide puts everything you need to get around the conference at your fingertips. We strongly encourage you to download the guide in order to enhance your experience at the conference. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, maps and general show info.

Presentation Slides For Continuity Insights New York 2012

September 27, 2012 3:46 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Events

Presentation slides for the 2012 Continuity Insights New York conference can be downloaded using the links on this page. For the full conference details, including the program and registration details, visit

Speakers' Soapbox: Mark Haimowitz On Large-Scale Disasters, Staying Relevant & Paul McCartney

September 21, 2012 11:17 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Continuity Insights speaks with Mark Haimowitz, Director of Business Continuity Planning at Disney ABC Television Network, about how technology affects BC plans, event-agnostic disaster planning and what business continuity professionals can learn from Paul McCartney.

Keynotes Announced For Continuity Insights New York

September 17, 2012 5:25 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Videos | Comments

In October we launch Continuity Insights New York, a business continuity conference designed to bring together the brightest minds in the northeast for two days of innovative and practical business continuity discussions. Sessions are delivered by seasoned professionals from leading organizations. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and officials.


Speakers’ Soapbox: Mike Errity On Reputation, Leadership & Bruce Springsteen

September 13, 2012 3:37 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, critical business continuity skills, how prepared we can be, and which famous person would have made a good business continuity professional. This week Mike Errity, Director, IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services, discusses the need for strong leadership skills and reputational risks.

Certified ISO 22301 Lead Implementer

September 4, 2012 12:03 pm | News | Comments

This five-day intensive course enables participants to develop the necessary expertise to support an organization in implementing and managing a business continuity management system (BCMS) based on ISO 22301. Participants will also gain a thorough understanding of best practices used to implement business continuity processes from the ISO 22399.

5 Reasons To Submit A Presentation For CIMC 2013

August 16, 2012 3:16 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Blogs | Comments

You've seen the Call for Presentations, you know that the Continuity Insights Management Conference (CIMC) is the industry's premier event for strategic business continuity discussion, and an unmatched opportunity for networking and information sharing. Here are four reasons that I hope will convince you to submit a presentation to be considered for CIMC 2013.

Speakers' Soapbox: Donna Arobone Blurs Fiction With Reality

August 10, 2012 10:06 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Articles | Comments

Donna Arobone, IIG Divisional Contingency Coordinator at Vanguard, speaks with Continuity Insights about why she chose the movie Contagion as a case study in pandemic preparedness, what she would name her band and why Eleanor Roosevelt would have made a good business continuity professional.

Learn To Audit BCM Programs For PS-Prep Certification

August 6, 2012 12:31 pm | News | Comments

ICOR's BCM 5000 course provides students with the skills and knowledge to conduct and lead effective business continuity management system audits in accordance with the requirements of the standards.

Joseph Bruno, New York City Commissioner Of The Office Of Emergency Management, To Speak At Continuity Insights New York

July 24, 2012 11:48 am | News | Comments

Commissioner Bruno's first major initiative was to adopt and implement the citywide incident management system. With the commissioner’s support, the city's community emergency response team program has grown to over 56 teams and 1,500 volunteers.

DRI Canada Elects New Board Of Directors

July 24, 2012 10:51 am | News | Comments

DRI Canada announced its newly elected Board of Directors at its Annual General Meeting held June 26, 2012 in Toronto. Malcolm Smeaton, ABCP, Director, (Toronto ON) was elected President.

Win A One-On-One With A Subject-Matter Expert In The Field Of Your Choice

July 17, 2012 2:15 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights New York offers attendees an opportunity to take their conference experience one step further. Register today and RSVP to the event on LinkedIn and you could win a one-on-one session with a subject-matter expert in the field of your choice.

Jerome Hauer, New York State Commissioner Of The Division Of Homeland Security & Emergency Services (DHSES) To Speak At Continuity Insights New York

July 10, 2012 9:13 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Commissioner Hauer’s office includes the Office of Counterterrorism, Office of Cyber Security, Office of Fire Prevention and Control, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, and the Office of Emergency Management.

Business Continuity Returns To New York On October 29-30, 2012

June 4, 2012 4:51 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments

Continuity Insights New York is the long-awaited return of a dedicated business continuity event to the Northeast. Commissioner Jerome Hauer from the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Commissioner Joseph Bruno from the New York City Office of Emergency Management will open the event with a plenary session on The State of Preparedness.

AT&T Is First Company In Nation To Earn PS-Prep Certification

May 11, 2012 4:28 pm | News | Comments

The program enables private sector organizations to enhance their capabilities for planning, responding to, and recovering from natural disasters and other threats.

2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference

May 9, 2012 10:37 am | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Events

April 22-24, 2013 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA.Featuring more than 70 sessions covering a wide range of topics including operational resilience, BCP/DR reporting metrics, social media, GRC, ERM, supply chain, cyber security, maturity models, the Cloud, and much more.

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