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The World Conference On Disaster Management – Continuity and Resilience Today

May 29 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT

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International business continuity professionals will meet from May 29th – 31st in Toronto, ON for the 2018 World Conference on Disaster Management. Firestorm EVP of People Solutions and Program Analytics, Cheyene Marling, was chosen as a keynote and panelist speaker at the event.

Cheyene’s keynote  is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30th at 8:30 a.m. and entitled, BCM Program Trends – What Are The Most Successful Programs Doing Right?

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More than ever business continuity professionals want to know how the most mature programs are approaching business continuity planning. What are these organizations doing differently from the rest? How are they achieving the visibility within the organization? How are they obtaining the necessary executive support? This session will assess the differentiating factors between the “Very Immature” programs and the “Very Mature” programs.

She will be joined by fellow industry experts for a panel session entitled, Bringing it All Together – To Keep Moving Forward! The session is set for Thursday, May 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Session Description:

Join us for a lively, interactive discussion panel of BCM practitioners and researchers. All are passionate advocates who want to share their lessons identified and key learning’s from the conference. These will be valuable opinions and perspectives which can help us supplement our knowledge toward supporting our strategic and tactical planning efforts, enhance our overall approach to continuity of operations and improving resilience, as well as implementing in our organizations. Your thoughts and key take-away’s are part of this interactive process!

About Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI, Firestorm Executive Vice President of People Solutions and Program AnalyticsCheyene Marling EVP Firestorm

Cheyene has been an executive recruiter for more than 22 years, with 20 of those years specializing in the business continuity field. Her career as an executive recruiter began in Madison, Wisconsin shortly after graduating from UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree. In Madison, she placed professionals at all levels, from programmers and accountants to professors. Shortly after moving to southern California in 1998, she joined Management Recruiters International (MRI) where she immediately began recruiting in the business continuity field. Cheyene quickly recognized that business continuity was getting lost within the large umbrella of MRI. She decided to forge a new company solely dedicated to business continuity and founded BC Management, Inc. In January 2018, BC Management became a part of Firestorm, a Novume (NASDAQ: NVMM) company.

Coupled with staffing, Cheyene also launched a BCM Research business within BC Management, which began with a compensation study for the Business Continuity profession in 2000. The study quickly evolved into program analytics assessing every aspect of Business Continuity program planning initiatives from program budgets, reporting structures, number of personnel, BCM service providers, critical third party providers, IT/ DR assessment, program maturity and how events impact organizations.

About The World Conference on Disaster Management

Continuing the tradition of the World Conference on Disaster Management, Continuity & Resilience Today in partnership with the Business Continuity Institute, the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada and the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange, is Canada’s premier event addressing continuity management, providing a global perspective on current and emerging issues for continuity management practitioners.

Join over 300 senior BC practitioners and an outstanding roster of speakers for an excellent opportunity for training and networking. Presentations will cover practice, research, and innovation in business continuity, crisis communications and risk management.

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Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto
123 Queen St W
Toronto, ON Canada
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Firestorm® Solutions, is a Novume™ Solutions company (Nasdaq: NVMM), and is a leading crisis and risk management firm and America’s CRISIS COACH®. Since 2005, Firestorm has assisted clients in transforming crisis into value by responding to some of the largest and most complex crisis events as well as combining best-practice consulting with proven crisis management expertise. Firestorm empowers clients to manage crisis and risk through assessments, audits, program development, insurance partnerships, training and advisory services using the PREDICT.PLAN.PERFORM.® methodology.

Firestorm assesses, audits, develops, trains and tests strategies and programs encompassing emergency response, business continuity, crisis management, and crisis communications/PR. Firestorm demonstrates thought leadership in workplace violence prevention, cyber-breach response, insurance-related services, communicable illness/pandemic planning, artificial intelligence, and every preparedness initiative.

Firestorm provided crisis management and crisis communications services to Virginia Tech after the shootings and continues to provide services to keep tens of thousands of employees, customers and students safer.

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