Speakers at BCI World

More speakers added from around the globe

Omar Abou-Samra

Omar Abou-Samra joined the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in May 2012 where he has lead innovative programs and important partnerships with the Wells Fargo, the Walt Disney Company and the National Building Museum. Omar leads a technical team focused on supporting scalable disaster preparedness solutions globally. Read more

Abdulrahman Alonaizan MBCI

Abdulrahman Alonaizan, MBCI, has got 26 years' experience in banking – 16 years in technology fields and 10 years as the Head of Business Continuity Management at Arab National Bank (ANB), Saudi Arabia. He has contributed substantially towards raising the profile of business continuity not only in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East but also on the international stage. Read more

Chand Basha             

Chand is a seasoned and certified risk management professional having over 14+ years of total experience. He has worked with Hewlett Packard Enterprise since Feb. 2002. He has well rounded expertise in multi domains ranging from Risk Management, Business Continuity Planning, Information Security, Data privacy, Audit & Governance, Consulting, Operations Delivery & Process management. Read more

Dr Sandra Bell             

A seasoned risk and business continuity professional with over 25 years’ experience of the design and management of strategic, business friendly risk, continuity and security solutions in public and private sectors. Experience ranges from: the management of risk and the protection of data within the UK’s main business process outsourcer to the financial and government sectors; to the protection of the largest part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. Read more

Dr. Joshua Bobko

Dr. Joshua Bobko is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Centre. A 1995 graduate of the US Air Force Academy, he completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the George Washington University and a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services from Loma Linda University.  Read more

Dr Samantha Brooks

Dr Samantha Brooks has worked as a research psychologist at King’s College London (KCL) since 2009. She began her career with interests in occupational psychology and mental health at work, and joined KCL’s Health Protection Research Unit in 2014 to lead a study on the impact of disasters on distress and psychological health disorders. Read more

Nick Brown

Nick has been the Recovery Policy Manager in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (CCS), Cabinet Office since 2011. He is the Recovery Workstream Manager which is one of 22 Workstreams which form the National Resilience Capabilities Programme and is also responsible for the web based National Recovery Guidance. Read more

Jim Burtles Hon. FBCI

Jim Burtles is well-known and respected as a business continuity professional with 40 years of experience, spread across 4 continents and 23 countries.  He received the Freedom of the City of London in 1992, a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001 and an Honorary Fellowship of the BCI in 2010. Read more

Ian Charters FBCI

Ian is a Director of Continuity Systems Ltd, established in 1995 to provide consultancy and training in business continuity management. Ian has provided advice to a wide variety of organisations on the implementation of business continuity management including government, logistics, insurance and property management sectors. Read more

Dominic Cockram MBCI                

Dominic Cockram is a Director of Regester Larkin and Managing Director of Steelhenge Consulting, a Regester Larkin Group company. Dominic has more than 20 years of experience in crisis management and business continuity planning, training and exercising. Read more

James Crask

James works in the Enterprise Resilience team at PwC.  His work includes coaching on what resilience means in a business context, measuring resilience and delivering programmes to enhance it.  In addition James regularly speaks on the subject of resilience at conferences and in the media. Read more

Michael Crooymans

Michael has been involved with Business Critical systems (Tandem / HP NonStop) since 1985. Michael joined Sogeti in 1989 and by 2003 he had developed himself to the position of BCM Consultant – a subject about which he is very passionate. Michael has helped many companies to implement and/or improve their BCM capability. Read more

Gianna Detoni AFBCI

Thanks to her experience of over thirty years in a leading international Bank, J.P.Morgan Chase, Gianna Detoni is among the best experts in international techniques of Business Management and Risk Resiliency. Having covered important international roles in the Bank, in 2007 Gianna assumed the role of International Risk Resiliency Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa within the function of Corporate Security. Read more

Sumit Dhar MBCI

Sumit is an Engineering graduate from IIT Bombay and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad. He has over 15 years of extensive leadership experience in business continuity / disaster recovery, crisis management, information security, risk, assurance frameworks & compliance. Read more

Eduardo Di Monte MBCI

Eduardo Di Monte is Coordinator of the Center for Industrial Cyber Security in Chile, representative for the Central & South America Region for the Business Continuity Institute, and Director of Security and Business Continuity Agbar Group, for Spain and Chile. Read more

Matt Doernhoefer

Mr. Doernhoefer has 9 years of experience in Continuity working with both federal and commercial clients. He began his career working with the Departments of Homeland Security in Infrastructure Protection. Moving from DHS, he moved to the Department of Defense where he focused on operations for Washington Headquarters Services and servicing the Pentagon and its constituents. Read more

David Evans MBCI

A wealth of experience (thirty years plus) in corporate and operational risk services, including BIA’s to planning and exercising business recovery and crisis management. David has been actively engaged with clients across many business sectors including Oil and Gas, Finance and Insurance, Pharmaceutical, Transport and Retail. Read more

Harvey Fawcett

Harvey is a Principal Consultant in BT Technology, Service and Operations (TSO). With a background in information security, network infrastructure, crisis communications and business continuity management he is focussed on supporting customer BCM requirements in major bids and contract assurance activities. Read more

Dennis Flynn

Dennis served as an officer in the British Army where his career focus was anti-terrorist operations and international crisis planning. He was Deputy Director of the UK’s Defence Crisis Management Centre and was awarded an OBE for operational leadership. Following his military service he set up a consulting firm providing specialist services to top-tier companies and government agencies. Read more

Duncan Ford MBCI       

A Business Continuity Management/Contingency Planning expert with over 20 years experience in Crisis Management and all aspects of Business Continuity Management. My approach is to adapt and apply good practice crisis and continuity management techniques to help clients to develop and implement enhanced business resilience. Read more

Colm Gayton MBCI

Colm Gayton MBCI began his career with the Royal Irish Rangers in Northern Ireland, where he developed a keen interest in Contingency Planning. His MSc in Strategic Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology saw him examine the styles of leadership required in crisis management. He went on to take a further  MSc in Emergency Management at Dublin City University. Read more

Drew Gibson MBCI            

Drew is an Executive Consultant at Atos Consulting Ltd specialising in resilience and crisis management.  Drew has recently supported the numerous organisations to enhance their cyber response capabilities including a prominent magic circle law firm, and a UK Investment Bank. He has also delivered ISO22301 to a variety of organisations... Read more

Mel Gosling FBCI      

Mel Gosling is the founder and Managing Director of Merrycon Ltd, a company that specialises in providing Business Continuity services. He is a Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), and is Merrycon’s principal consultant in Business Continuity, with more than 17 years of experience in the field of Business Continuity Management (BCM). Read more

Ray Hardy       

Ray Hardy has held the position of Programme Director BCM for BT since 2012, following him leading a successful programme for BT, managing the BCM programme for the London 2012 Olympics. Read more

Rainer Hübert   

In the past 30 years, Rainer Hübert has worked in more than 70 projects for over 50 companies and organizations, ranging from multinational companies and organization to local businesses and public services. He worked in any role from free-lancing consultant to hired CEO of a consultancy. Read more

Tobias Larsson

Tobias Larsson is director at DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation and Head of the DHL Resilience360 team. Over the past three years, he has worked in product innovation to build insights and knowledge on what it takes to build resilient supply chains. Read more

Frank Jansen    

Dr. Frank Jansen CISSP (1960) is living in the Netherlands, studied physics and is senior advisor of Business Continuity at the CISO Strategy and Policy team for Royal Dutch KPN in the Netherlands. His career started with communication software development and network management. In 1999 Frank entered the world of BCM and Security because of the millennium bug preparations. Read more

David Key

David specialises in corporate resilience in challenging business environments.  Before joining The NCEC, David worked as an independent consultant, including engagement as an expert witness and technical author, but mainly contingency planning, training and exercising crisis teams.  He holds a master’s degree in Corporate Risk. Read more

Hugh A.Leighton MBCI

Based in London, UK, Hugh’s responsibilities include development of focussed risk management programmes and custom design of specific solutions to deal with client issues  with a  particular emphasis on creating and supporting workable BCM solutions for organizations of all sizes and sectors, and supporting them to implement these. Read more

James Lythe DBCI

James is a Principal Consultant within Control Risks’ Crisis & Security Consulting Department (Europe and Africa). James works with clients to develop and deliver training to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of crisis management teams, working across a variety of sectors. Read more

Dr Robert MacFarlane

Dr Robert MacFarlane is Assistant Director (UK Resilience Doctrine and Training) in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, Cabinet Office. He has oversight of the Emergency Planning College and leads the programme of Central Government Emergency Response Training in the Cabinet Office Briefing Rooms (COBR). Read more

Andrew MacLeod MBCI

Andrew MacLeod is an award winning business continuity and crisis management director with eleven years’ experience developed as a director at Needhams 1834, a leading independent provider of business continuity and crisis management consultancy, planning and training services, and previously as a business continuity project manager at Canary Wharf Group and an Army officer. Read more

Andy Mason MBCI

Andy started in business continuity management at Sainsbury’s and was responsible for the development of BC plans for the loss of systems, and a roll-out of BC into the Supply Chain, amongst other areas.  Whilst at Sainsbury’s, Andy also had direct experience of handling incidents ranging from the London bombings, store fires, strike action, fuel issues, protest activity and IT issues, through to serious product recalls.  Read more

Dr John McCarthy

Dr John McCarthy is a world renowned authority on CyberSecurity strategy, development and implementation. He holds a PhD in CyberSecurity and eBusiness Development and is an internationally recognized author of a number of academic papers discussing all aspects of CyberSecurity in the modern world. Read more

Ricardo G. Messias

Ricardo G. Messias (Dipl.-Ing, M. Sc) received the Dipl. Ing and the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon. Read more

Helen Molyneux BSc(Hons) MBCI

Helen is a Director of Cambridge Risk Solutions Ltd, providing Business Continuity and Crisis Management consultancy, training and exercises.  She has worked continuously in Business Continuity Management and Emergency Planning since 2001 when she became an Emergency Risk Manager with North Yorkshire County Council. Read more

Jeremy Morris MBCI

Jeremy is a highly experienced Business Continuity, Risk and Information Security Consultant and Manager, with a strong track record in the design, development and implementation of innovative and effective programmes delivering business resilience, operational stability and controls and regulatory compliance. Read more

Imad Mouline

Imad Mouline is the CTO for Everbridge, the leading unified critical communications platform trusted by corporations and communities of all sizes. In this role he leads the company’s product roadmap, innovation and research and development. Read more

Rudy Muls

During military service, as a voluntary fireman (specialist rescue of victims of accidents) and as a Red Cross Monitor Rudy Muls has gained a lot of experience in crisis situations. Read more

Charley Newnham

Charley Newnham has spent most of her career working in-house for organisations such as British Airways, Alpha International and the BBC (where she was the senior business continuity and crisis manager for almost a decade). Read more

Lorraine Orr

Lorraine uses her knowledge and expertise, and taps into the wealth of specialist resources at BSI, to advise and assist organizations meet their strategic business objectives by improving business and people processes, and reducing their risks.  Read more

Mike Osborne Honorary MBCI

Mike has been in the IT Industry since 1986 and involved in Business Continuity since 1989. During this time Mike has lead the transition of the business from a start-up IT Disaster Recover business to a multi-million UK-Wide leader of Business Continuity solutions, supporting many of the UK’s most recognised firms.  Read more

Russ Parramore MBCI

Russ Parramore served as a Police Officer with South Yorkshire Police and retired in the rank of Sergeant in March 2010, after 30 years. Throughout his service he gained experience in many areas, including, Communications, Emergency Planning, Operational Planning, Business Continuity, IT & ICT, Health & Safety, Leadership and Management. Read more

Adrianna Partridge

Adrianna is audit manager at South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse District Councils, with responsibility for internal audit, business continuity, risk management and corporate fraud. Read more

Les Pyle

Les is Chief Executive Institute for Collaborative Working and Executive Board member Policy Connect. Read more

Rebecca Robinson

Rebecca has worked at PwC for over 5 years, working in the assurance practice both for external and internal audits, with a focus on IT controls and Business Continuity. Rebecca has worked with a range of clients including private sector, large government departments, and small local public sector organisations. Read more

Dr Lorna Riddle

Lorna Riddle has been working in emergency response and organisational resilience research for the past six years. During this time Lorna completed her PhD thesis which examined variations in organisational and employee responses to extreme events, specifically CBRN terrorist attacks. Read more

John Robinson FBCI

John is a business continuity professional with over 20 years’ continuity-related consultancy and software experience.He has provided expertise to organisations worldwide, delivering technology and business-related resilience solutions to the public, private and voluntary sectors. Read more

Jim Stephens

Jim started his career working for a computer manufacturer and became involved with Disaster Recovery and Contingency Planning. He chaired the Contingency Planning Working Group at the CSSA when it widened its remit to include Business Continuity. Read more

Martin Szakal

Martin Szakal joined ABP in 2004 as General Manager for the Finn Terminal based in Hull. He moved to ABP Immingham 2 years later, first to assume the role as General Manager for the Container Terminal, then in 2008 to became Head of Operations for the Ports of Grimsby and Immingham. Read more

Kuniyuki Tashiro MBCI

Kuniyuki Tashiro is a senior consultant in InterRisk, 9 years of experience for consulting of business continuity management and risk management in Japan. He provides consulting service for various industries, especially he is an expert for business continuity of manufacturing companies... Read more

Paul Théron FBCI

Paul Théron, PhD, FBCI, is Thales Communications & Security’s Cyber defence bids manager and Expert on Resilience. He is an expert for the ENISA (European Network and Information Security Agency) and has been a member of its Permanent Stakeholders Group. Read more

Simon Turner

Simon is IT Operations Manager for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils. He is an IT professional with 30 years IT experience in the public and private sectors. Read more

Kaustubh Vazalwar MBCI

A seasoned IT professional, having over 10+ years of total experience, and a certified risk management professional with experience in strategic as well as technological aspects of business. His experience spans in the area of Business Continuity as well as Disaster Recovery Planning... Read more

David Wheatley MBCI

David is an innovative and highly motivated business continuity and resilience planning professional with excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain good relationships with business stakeholders.  Read more

Nick Wildgoose

Nick is a qualified accountant and supply chain professional and has held a variety of global financial, supply chain and commercial positions in a number of industry sectors, working for companies such as PWC, BOC Group, The Virgin Group, and currently Zurich Insurance Group. Read more


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