25 episodes

Shane Mathew is a risk-adverse know-it-all with a varied career that led him ultimately to business continuity. Using his past failures in the profession as a guide, he dives into the stories behind some of the world's best business continuity programs. The Failover Plan Podcast discusses insight from innovators and idealists—and the programs they built.

In this show, he also deconstructs people who had to learn business continuity and risk management the hard way, through failure- digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

The Failover Plan Podcas‪t‬ Shane Mathew, Leader and Business Continuity/ Crisis Management Consultant

    • Management
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Shane Mathew is a risk-adverse know-it-all with a varied career that led him ultimately to business continuity. Using his past failures in the profession as a guide, he dives into the stories behind some of the world's best business continuity programs. The Failover Plan Podcast discusses insight from innovators and idealists—and the programs they built.

In this show, he also deconstructs people who had to learn business continuity and risk management the hard way, through failure- digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

    EP22: Gamifying Business Continuity | James MacDonnell

    EP22: Gamifying Business Continuity | James MacDonnell

    Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Today on the podcast, we’re talking with James MacDonnell - Director, Crisis Management and Business Continuity at BDO USA. James is a risk management, business continuity, and crisis management professional with more than 18 years of experience helping Fortune 100 clients and federal agencies prepare for and respond to crises and emerging risks. But what he’s especially good at is developing ways to gamify business continuity activities. You’re going to want to hear how it works and the benefits it has brought to many programs. And you’ll even get to hear my experience of gamifying my BIA collection.

    • 47 min
    EP21:Reaching the Next Generation of Planners | Burley & Navarro

    EP21:Reaching the Next Generation of Planners | Burley & Navarro

    Industry Groups are an essential part of any profession. They allow practitioners and thought leaders to share knowledge and generate ideas with their colleagues in a collaborative setting. However, a new generation is making up an increasingly large percentage of the workforce — one that brings with it new priorities and ideas that don’t necessarily fit the mold of current formats. This week on the podcast, we’re going to explore the impact that the next generation of professionals are having on the business continuity industry.

    • 51 min
    EP20: Developing Your Skills Through Service | Michael Crooymans

    EP20: Developing Your Skills Through Service | Michael Crooymans

    In this episode of the podcast, we’re talking with Michael Crooymans, the Global Resilience Officer for Signify (previously known as Philips Lighting). His current focus is establishing and implementing the Global Resilience program which focuses on improving the maturity of Business Continuity and crisis/major incident management in the organization. However, he’s also well known for his considerable efforts in building the business continuity professional practices through his volunteering. We will get to hear how he's applied that work into his professional life.

    • 44 min
    EP19: Dealing with the New Normal During a Crisis (Part 1) | Cyril Moulin-Fournier

    EP19: Dealing with the New Normal During a Crisis (Part 1) | Cyril Moulin-Fournier

    In this 2 part series on the podcast, we are going to hear from both the Crisis Manager directly liaising with the government, and also the person who experienced it directly. Both of these individuals were exposed to the same crisis, a kidnapping event, but from two very different perspectives. One having to deal with it from outside, the other one from inside.

    • 43 min
    EP18: The Bus is Coming! What do we do? | David Lindstedt Mark Armour James Green

    EP18: The Bus is Coming! What do we do? | David Lindstedt Mark Armour James Green

    So this week on the podcast we’re holding the first of hopefully several round table discussions with some well known voices within business continuity. Today's  conversation explores how COVID has changed many BC professional’s worldviews as inspired many to question how the industry will need to address various parts of the profession as we move forward.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP17: Building My Own Online BIA App | Michelle Marx

    EP17: Building My Own Online BIA App | Michelle Marx

    This week on the podcast, we’re going to speak with a practitioner who faced the challenge of needing a BIA tool. But when she saw that a BC software wasn’t in the cards, she created her own! We’re speaking with Michelle Marx, who is the Resilience and Business Continuity Manager at Transport for London. 

    Michelle’s recently unveiled her latest version of her homegrown BIA tool, which is powered by Microsoft’s Power Apps - an off-the-shelf tool many companies use to create homegrown applications for their teams. We get to understand her development process and see if this is something others may wish to explore further for their own programs.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Cal Hicks ,

EP 22: Review

THANK YOU for offering these type of podcast for business continuity professionals. As a business continuity professional that has been in the field for over 20 years I can relate to many of the struggles discussed. Thanks again for offering these podcast and helping the profession evolve.

dallasaqua ,

Great Source of Information!

What an amazing source of information for crisis management and business continuity professionals! Thank you Shane Matthews for providing this insightful forum.

Lunz78 ,

If you’re in the field, you need to listen

I’ve known Shane (the host) for some time now, and he’s well suited to host this podcast. He has tenure in business continuity, has a great podcast demeanor, and has a genuine drive to educate and advise. He’s taught about the field, and many of the concepts translate well into how I look at situations inside/outside of work. Hope you enjoy it!

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