Merging ICS and BCP for Optimum Response

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Time: 12:00 Noon Eastern
Presenters: Tracy Cowan, CBCP, CRP
...................Steven O'Neal
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We hear plenty of opinions and approaches on the concept of business continuity (BC) responses. Firefighters and risk managers might have some differences in perceptions, titles, frameworks, abbreviations and languages, but their ultimate goal is the same: recovery and resumption of operations. Finding a way to integrate the various methodologies can improve program efficiency and avoid recreating the wheel.

In this webinar, listen to how one company combined the experience of ICS — traditionally used in the emergency services realm — with the language of BC. By combining ICS and BC, the organization was able to create a response plan that could handle both field incidents affecting a specific project or operation and a large facility event affecting multiple business processes.

Tracy CowanAbout the Presenters:
Tracy Cowan, CBCP, CRP, (left) Contingency Planning Specialist, Tesoro Companies, Inc. started her career in BCP in 1997 by gathering data for a BIA. Today, Tracy is a contingency planning specialist and helps manage the BCP as well as supports oil spill and emergency response plans and drills.

Steven O'NealSteven O’Neal (right), Disaster Solutions Architect, Rentsys Recovery Services is the disaster solutions architect for College Station, TX-based Rentsys Recovery Services, where he is responsible for developing and executing industry-leading recovery solutions for various businesses that have experienced disasters. For more than 20 years, he has helped companies recover from disasters both large and small.

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The Merging ICS and BCP for Optimum Response webinar is sponsored by Rentsys.