4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Sticky BC: How to Create, Value, and Elevate Your BC Program in the Organization!

As a BC practitioner, to effectively prepare your organization to respond to emergencies and recover from adverse events, you must cross boundaries and build relationships with staff, team leads, department heads, and subject matter experts from the various lines of business. While nurturing these relationships, have you ever considered leveraging your exposure to the wider enterprise as an opportunity to create even more value for the organization?

As you engage associates from across the enterprise, listen to their challenges and ask yourself…Are there other measures that the BC program can pursue to make the organization more resilient? Are there other potential adversities that the BC program is well-suited to proactively manage and help the business avoid? Are there more opportunities to increase BC’s “stickiness” in the company?

In this session, we will explore how to identify opportunities for leveraging your BC program’s strengths that can elevate the BC practice and make your program more valuable. Make BC “sticky” by optimizing the relationships you build and by applying your expertise in other areas that can benefit from your unique perspective.

We will present the real-world use cases below, along with practical templates for you to use, where you can apply your knowledge and skills to increase the resiliency of the organization beyond usual BC practices, thus creating more value with the BC program:

  • Data Management – BC practitioners document business functions, their related application systems, and conduct BIAs. Take this a step further to define and classify the data into security classes that helps identify what can be retained or destroyed.
  • Vendor Management – BC activities usually include the tracking of key vendors that contribute significantly to the business. Extend that activity to identify the top vendors and determine for which of those vendors to execute a more detailed assessment, audit, and review.

Quick Info

  • February 13, 2018
  • 4:10 PM - 5:10 PM


Ted Marquardt

Senior Product Manager, Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS)

Donald J. Long, Jr.

Manager, Business Continuity Planning, Internal Audit, Donegal Mutual Insurance