Governing in Uncertainty: Business Continuity and Crisis Response
20 April 2023
The Covid-19 pandemic presented an unprecedented challenge for all organisations in respect of crisis management and business continuity, and it - backed by technological advances - has possibly led to the rewriting of business continuity plans for many organisations. The need for off-site locations for key staff, for example, is not necessary given the capabilities presented by remote working and cloud computing.
But not all organisations can resume business remotely and crises can present themselves at different times and in different ways, such as through cyber attacks, systems failures, resource constraints, extreme weather events, governance failures or material errors. The risks these incidents and others pose require consideration of scenarios, mitigations, responses and organisational resilience.
With the help of three highly experienced speakers, this event will explore this area and consider questions such as:
- What lessons can we carry forward from the pandemic in terms of business continuity?
- How similar or different are business continuity plans today vs pre-covid?
- How often should business continuity and crisis management plans be on the senior team and board agendas?
- What makes for effective crisis management and business continuity plans, including communication strategies?
- Are there lessons we can learn from practices in the military?
- What makes for resilient organisations in 2023?
Our speaker panel will comprise:
- Sharon Keogh, Head of Group Resilience and Assurance, AIB
- Brigadier General Kevin Campion, Commander of the Irish Defence Forces Joint Task Force (JTF) on Ireland's Covid-19 Threat
- Eric Brady, Head of Business Continuity Management, Department of Justice