In the words of John Lennon, we all want to change the world. And if he could have been talking about you then you’ll want to join us at our next thought leadership event.
For many years the BIA has been regarded as the cornerstone of effective business continuity management. It is taught on training courses worldwide and it is rare to see its value even remotely challenged by serious practitioners. But this could be changing. Over recent years two experienced business continuity professionals from the USA—Mark Armour and David Lindstedt—have been honing an alternative approach known as Adaptive BC. And bit by bit, fellow professionals have been starting to sit up and take note. The approach has now attracted a wide range of advocates to the point where it is arguably unwise, revolution or not, to ignore it.
In a nutshell, the Adaptive BC Manifesto considers that:
“Despite tremendous revolutions in technology, organisational practice, and global business in the last fifteen years, traditional BC methodology has become entrenched. It has made only small, incremental adjustments, focusing increasingly on compliance and regulations over improvements to organisational readiness. This has led to a progressively untenable state of ineffectual practice, executive disinterest, and an inability to demonstrate the value of continuity programs and practitioners.” (see www.adaptivebcp.org)
Heavy stuff. So, should you know more about it? Yes, you probably should. And there will be few better opportunities than this. We have invited a co-founder of the movement, Mark Armour, to headline our next thought leadership event at The Shard on Wednesday 15 May.
The speaking panel will comprise:
Mark Armour, Co-Author of the Adaptive Business Continuity Manifesto and Director of Global Business Continuity at Brink’s, will firmly put the case for Adaptive BC. He will argue that the old ways are outmoded, and that to bring full value business continuity professionals need to adopt an approach more suited to the rigours and demands of the 21st century.
Dr Ruth Massie, Senior Lecturer at Cranfield University and Editor in Chief, Continuity & Resilience Review, will then give her own views on Adaptive BC. Has the profession become complacent and inward looking? Are the old ways past their sell by date? Or does Adaptive BC risk throwing the baby out with the bathwater? Ruth combines extensive experience in business continuity delivery with the rigour of her academic role at Cranfield and was a highly popular speaker at our June 2018 Cyber event.
Finally, our own Philip Bigge, SVP Customer Solutions at Continuity Logic, will briefly show how, for those who become supporters, the Adaptive BC methodology is supported through software. Philip has extensive experience in business continuity leadership and knows that, whatever the methodology, data is the key to success.
When and Where
The event runs from 10:00am to 12:15pm on Wednesday 15 May, 2019 followed by networking and drinks/light buffet for those able to stay on. The venue is:
London Bridge Street
Full details and directions will be sent out on registration.