28 episodes

The Continuity Forecast is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s top executives mitigate threats that can threaten their operations. Learn directly from industry leaders about the latest trends in business continuity.

Whether you’re looking to create and hone your own business impact analysis, discover how weather intelligence can minimize your organizational risk, or simply figure out
how to build resilience into your own business, this is the podcast for you.

Business never stops; make sure yours doesn’t either.

Each episode features topics like: disaster recovery, weather tracking, asset protection, data integrity, operational and human risk, environmental intelligence, operations, safety procedures, business continuity, optimizing operations, risk management, and more.

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The Continuity Forecast is a podcast dedicated to helping today’s top executives mitigate threats that can threaten their operations. Learn directly from industry leaders about the latest trends in business continuity.

Whether you’re looking to create and hone your own business impact analysis, discover how weather intelligence can minimize your organizational risk, or simply figure out
how to build resilience into your own business, this is the podcast for you.

Business never stops; make sure yours doesn’t either.

Each episode features topics like: disaster recovery, weather tracking, asset protection, data integrity, operational and human risk, environmental intelligence, operations, safety procedures, business continuity, optimizing operations, risk management, and more.

    #27: Return on Investment: How Investing in Resilience Pays Dividends in Continuity w/ Franco Cordeiro

    #27: Return on Investment: How Investing in Resilience Pays Dividends in Continuity w/ Franco Cordeiro

    Today’s guest on the Continuity Forecast podcast is Franco Cordeiro who is the Director of Business and Technological Resiliency at KPMG. KPMG is a large consultancy practice which has thousands of employees with offices in nearly every major country in the world. He has been with the company for fifteen years and started as the Head of Resilience for their Australian branch, before moving to the US and spearheading those efforts.
    He also adds that there is more of an enterprise view of how resilience works. 
    This is often at the behest of government regulations or customer expectations 
    7 Key Characteristics to Enterprise-Wide Frameworks in Leading Organizations
    Top-Down Board is heavily invested Customer Centricity  End-to-End Measure dollar spend and effects Qualitative and Quantitative Everyone understands it at the organization, not just a single team Attributes around Resilience Culture Not binary like in the past Resilience is adopted Testing things that work well and ruining them to see how you can recover Crash-testing Differentiate the organization from continuity approach Embedding Communications and Testing Them Based on the numerous clients that KPMG works with the concept of resilience is a key focus for boards and executive committees. The concept of resilience cuts through the potential misalignment of expectations and continuity. 

    • 25 min
    #26: The Modern State of Business Continuity w/ Howard Mannella

    #26: The Modern State of Business Continuity w/ Howard Mannella

    “Crisis management” “disaster recovery” “organizational resilience.” Are these all just big words? What do they actually mean for organizations? And, how can managers actually use these concepts to protect their businesses?
    Great questions. Howard Mannella has answers on this episode.
    Howard is the Managing Principal at  Alternative Resiliency Services, a next-gen business recovery and resiliency consultancy.
    What we talked about:
    Business resiliency vs business recovery Clarity & definitions about business continuity What has (& has not) changed in modern business continuity What’s on the horizon for business continuity RACER: R: rally A: assess C: communicate E: execute R: recover Business continuity Crisis management Disaster recovery Business never stops.
    To hear more from The Continuity Forecast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website

    • 20 min
    #25: Probability, Impact, and Preparation: Assessing Risk w/ Dutch Geisinger

    #25: Probability, Impact, and Preparation: Assessing Risk w/ Dutch Geisinger

    You can't protect against every single threat, so you've really got to identify which things could impact your business from a physical standpoint or from a business interruption standpoint.
    I recently got to interview Dutch Geisinger, Executive Director at Safeguard Iowa Partnership, a private nonprofit that focuses on building disaster resilience in Iowa:
    What we talked about:
    Threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences 3 factors in risk assessment 3 steps to conducting a vulnerability assessment When to practice your disaster plans Checkout these resources we mentioned during the podcast:
    Free resources at Safeguard Iowa Partnership Business never stops.
    To hear more from The Continuity Forecast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 18 min
    #24: Yes, You Do Need to Spend Time on Your Business Continuity Plan...Here’s 5 Reasons Why w/ Michele Turner

    #24: Yes, You Do Need to Spend Time on Your Business Continuity Plan...Here’s 5 Reasons Why w/ Michele Turner

    If BC is all about the "what-if" why should businesses spend time addressing what may never happen?
    Michele Turner came on a recent episode of The Continuity Forecast to answer this question and share her top tips for creating a strong business continuity plan.
    A subject matter expert, Michele has worked in the field of business continuity for over 20 years and is currently the head of Global Business Resiliency at Amazon.

    • 13 min
    #23: BCM Staffing Managing Director Shares the Top 2 Skills BCM Professionals Need w/ Cheyene Marling

    #23: BCM Staffing Managing Director Shares the Top 2 Skills BCM Professionals Need w/ Cheyene Marling

    Business continuity professionals: We often get left out when it comes to career advice! 
    So, on this episode, Cheyene Marling delivered several tips to advance your career. 
    Cheyene Marling is the Managing Director of BC Management — a talent, staffing, and data research provider that works exclusively within the BCM profession. She has an honorary MBCI and is also a lecturer at MIT. 
    What we talked about:
    The 2 credentials companies look for in BCM employees: leadership + soft skills How to develop leadership & soft skills (for BCM pros) Offering to give a presentation at an industry event Publishing a paper Serving on a board Soft skill development The impact of certifications on the BCM profession Recognizing the BCM industry is expanding Business never stops.

    To hear more from The Continuity Forecast, check us out on Apple Podcasts, on Spotify, or on our website.

    • 14 min
    #22: 3 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Business Before Disaster Strikes w/ Tim Coumbe

    #22: 3 Things You Need to Do to Prepare Your Business Before Disaster Strikes w/ Tim Coumbe

    If your businesses can’t resume operations within 10 days after a disaster, you’re not likely to survive. 
    That’s according to FEMA.
    You know you need to develop your BC plan before disaster strikes to be successful in the aftermath. But that’s not all you need to do.
    On this episode of The Continuity Forecast, Tim Coumbe, VP - National Account Executive at Interstate Restoration, shared the 2 other things you need to do to prepare your company to survive disaster. 
    What we talked about:
    How Interstate Restoration is helping clients with large loss mitigation Why it’s so crucial to run BC plan drills And why you should develop a relationship with your restoration company before disaster strikes Resources we talked about:
    Tim’s LinkedIn Interstate Restoration This blogpost was taken from The Continuity Forecast podcast. We know business never stops. Check us out, and leave us a review!

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Luckiebunnie ,

Excellent

I found the podcast to be interesting, insightful and informative. Can’t wait to share with coworkers!

TommyBoyPSU ,

Actionable Information

I heard about the podcast from the 2019 Continuity Insights conference. I listened to the two most recent episodes and really enjoyed them. The episodes are perfect for the morning commute and provide actionable information that can be implemented into your BCMP. Looking forward to future episodes. Keep up the great work.

stephenecarter ,

Be Prepared

I'm on the production team that's helping to write content for and produce the show, and I'm already learning a ton. Every business is going to face uncertainty, so why wouldn't you want to take a few minutes and learn the best ways to guard against that uncertainty? Can't wait to see where this one goes!

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