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Summit to address business resilience 'pain'

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Developing organisational resilience capability is crucial, says Lyndon Bird, technical director at the Business Continuity Institute.
Developing organisational resilience capability is crucial, says Lyndon Bird, technical director at the Business Continuity Institute.

In an uncertain time defined by rapid change, the word 'resilience' has taken on new meaning. It's no longer about simply fending off the occasional mishap - the ability to quickly adapt, recover and return reinvigorated is now a constant requirement in the business world.

ITWeb's third annual business resilience event, to be held in Johannesburg on 19 and 20 August, will help delegates ensure their companies can identify and withstand even the toughest continuity challenges.

The theme for ITWeb Business Resilience 2014 is: 'Prepare. Prevent. Protect' and local and international experts will explore and explain how best to both implement and execute successful business resilience programmes.

Speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including an assessment of the top business continuity threats South African organisations face, developing an effective resilience strategy and plan of action that covers the business, and understanding legal requirements and the role of corporate governance.

Speakers already on the agenda include Lyndon Bird, technical director at the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), who will discuss why he believes improving organisational resilience is the real justification for business continuity.

The other international keynote speaker is Alan Hilburg, president and CEO of Hilburg Associates, who has been called the world's foremost expert in crisis communications. Brian Henry, CEO and owner of Caridon Business Solutions; and Tracey Linnell, GM: advisory services at Continuity SA, will also speak at the event.

ITWeb Business Resilience 2014

ITWeb Business Resilience 2014 event is geared towards a valuable learning experience, with high-level talks, practical case studies, interactive discussions, networking events and an engaging workshop. It will cover pressing business resilience and continuity topics as well as the latest legal and compliance requirements. Click here to pre-register for the event.

Delegates attending the summit will gain access to local and global updates and analyses of trends, hear case studies from leading industry practitioners, and gain valuable advice that will help them to overcome the business resilience and continuity challenges they face on a day-to-day basis. Also of considerable value to delegates will be the expo that will run adjacent to the 2014 summit, showcasing the latest in products and services from solution providers.

ITWeb Business Resilience 2014 takes place at The Forum in Bryanston on 19 and 20 August. Click here to find out more and pre-register for the event.

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