9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Planning for a Black Swan Event: How to Run Your Organization When You Can’t Deliver Your Primary Product or Service

Traditional business continuity planning generally covers the most likely and most probable disruptions that organizations may face. Black Swan events, highly impactful, low probability events are excluded from the planning process. While this is often justified due to limited resource constraints, there have been recent events that are proving this planning strategy to no longer be effective. In today’s operational environments, organizations need to start planning for the most dangerous and impactful events and conditions.

Instability in the current environmental, political, social, and market conditions have created a more volatile and challenging arena for organizations to operate. Organizations that do not prepare and consider the most extreme disruptions will not survive. For those that do, there will be tremendous opportunity for growth.

This presentation will focus on a few examples of organizations that were prepared and able to respond to their own worst-case scenarios. Through these case studies, we will seek to better understand how we can better position our organizations not only to survive but to thrive in a business ending disruption. We will also examine how organizations can prepare with limited resource expenditure and evaluate potential strategies.

Quick Info

  • March 6, 2024
  • 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Grand Salon A: Section 3 & 6