18th Annual Event!
Canadian BCP & Emergency Management
Manage Emerging Threats to Your Organization and Get Actionable Strategies
January 29 - 30, 2019 · Ottawa, Ontario
Day One - Tuesday January 29, 2019
8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Co-Chairs
Des O'Callaghan, Fellow, Business Continuity Institute
Vito Mangialardi, Senior Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity Management, METROLINX
9:15 - 10:00
What Happened in Vegas...October 1 Mass Shooting: Experience and Lessons Learned
Carolyn M. Levering, Emergency Management Administrator, Administrative Services, Office of Emergency Management, City of Las Vegas
The worst shooting attack in modern US history rocked Las Vegas to its core.
We all knew we were a target for terrorism, and for many years we worked towards preventing and responding to a variety of scenarios.
But no single training, exercise or drill could fully prepare us for this tragedy.
Experience the response and recovery efforts before, during and after the 1 October Shooting from the Route 91 Festival pre-planning through the memorials and survivor outreach activities still underway.
10:00 - 11:15
The Ottawa Tornadoes: Big Data, Response, Aftermath and Lessons Learned
Anthony Di Monte, General Manager, Emergency and Protective Services, City of Ottawa
Greg Furlong, Deputy Chief, Ottawa Paramedic Service
Complexity of response: Mobilization of all City services
Emergency Operations Centre goes into high gear
Telecommunications, politics and media
What it takes to coordinate an emergency response and relief effort across one of the largest geographical municipalities in Canada
Challenges one may face along the way
11:15 - 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 - 12:15
The Auditors Are Coming! Assessing / Evaluating and Auditing Your Business Continuity Management Program to Advance to the Next Level
Trent Abbott, Senior Advisor and BCM Practitioner, Government of Canada (Formerly Treasury Board Secretariat)
- Let’s focus on the positive takeaways, not the negative
- Why assessment, evaluation and audit activities are an integral part of an effective business continuity management (BCM) program
- How findings and corrective actions will drive your organization’s objectives, as well as help progress the maturity and capability of your BCM program
- Quantifying the weaknesses or non-conformances of BCM program and opportunities for improvement
12:15 - 1:15 Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:15
Key National Pandemic Preparedness Activities and Their Implications On Business Continuity Planning
Erin Henry, Director of Immunization Program and Pandemic Preparedness Division, Public Health Agency of Canada
- How does an influenza pandemic occur?
- What is the current risk for an influenza pandemic? Which factors impact the risk?
- What is the current status of influenza pandemic preparedness in Canada?
- How can private sector partners support key elements of the health sector preparedness and response?
- How can we work better with private sector partners to promote an efficient and effective response?
2:15 - 2:30 Networking Break
2:30 - 3:15
Hidden Hazard: Data coordination in Emergency Management
Sarah Thompson, Risk Management Specialist, Ontario Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management | AEM | ABCP |
Big data and analytics present myriad possibilities for emergency management specialists and first responders. However, most current approaches assume the existence of capacity, expertise, and a policy structure to manage the data. How do we overcome this hidden risk of emergency management?
3:15 - 3:45
Update on Terrorism in Canada
Christian Rousseau, Executive Director, Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (Canada) (ITAC)
- The evolution of terrorist threats in Canada
- Current problems confronting the country
- Likely future directions of terrorism in Canada
- How should practitioners prepare for the likely problems they will encounter?
3:45 - 4:30
Meeting the Challengers, Managing Risks, Taking Advantage of New Opportunities: Business Continuity Management At the Royal Canadian Mint
David Wright, CBCP, Business Continuity Manager, Royal Canadian Mint
Proactive identification, assessment and management of security risks for current and planned Mint business operations
Strategic programs to ensure the protection of RCM human, physical (infrastructure and product) intellectual and reputational assets
How RCM responds to unplanned and/or emergency situations
- Protective Services and the Mint
Supply Chain Management integration with BCP
4:30 End of Day One