Managing Risk - Risk & Security in a Complex World, 18th May 2010

When you think about risks posed by IT today, your concerns go way beyond what’s happening in the data centre or the IT department. Because in most organisations, IT has become an essential part of virtually every business process. As a result, managing Risk now means much more than protecting systems and data.  It means protecting the business itself. 

Following our Breakfast Debate in March 2010, we invite you to join  the Continuity Forum, our sponsors IBM and our guest speaker, Commissioner Mike Bowron of the City Of London Police for this special event to learn how to manage risk more effectively.  Taking an integrated, business-oriented approach to addressing today's security, resiliency, compliance and IT budgetary challenges with the objective enable you to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a more connected and collaborative world. 

This one day seminar has been designed to provide insight into the areas of Risk Management, Security and Business Continuity planning for organisations of all types and sizes.  It brings together a panel of experts in these important disciplines, who will share their experience and knowledge, giving an overview of best practice.

Threats and disruptions can vary greatly in business impact… 

Using the upcoming Olympics as a catalyst, we will be reviewing how such a major event will impact on our capital and the whole of the UK, and what effect it may have on organisations in both Public and Private Sectors in the areas of risk mitigation, management of security and emergency planning.  

In the afternoon, we will be hosting two breakout sessions on key areas of Managing IT Risk and Business Resiliency and Security.   During these sessions, delegates will be able to discuss and debate key topics.

Who Should Attend?

This seminar will be of interest to all those with a role in their organisations Risk Management, Security and Business Continuity strategy and implementation.


This event is FREE to Continuity Forum Members - please contact us for Membership Information

Non-Member Fee                £225 plus VAT

Public/Voluntary Sector Fee   £99 plus VAT

For further information, please email us on [email protected]

Afternoon session details 

Thought Leadership Debate - Managing Risk ... realising opportunity

This session looks at how the landscape of Risk, Continuity and Resilience has evolved and the factors that impact upon its effectiveness.  We'll also be looking at the future for the sector through a discussion and debate session.

This session will challenge the current role of Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning in our communities and organisations across a number of specific areas.  Through group based debate we'll be exploring a number of critical factors that dictate successful planning and challenging delegates to challenge and develop their recommendations on the actions, principles and techniques to required to resolve problems and develop solutions. 

We'll also be including Standards, Benchmarking, The Olympics, Sector Development, Security , Risk and BC Management convergence. 

With contribution from the Cabinet Office and the IRM 

Breakout sessions 

Plans are nothing.  Planning is everything. 

This interactive session will enable delegates to expand on and develop the themes from the morning speaker sessions.  

How do we plan for a major event?

How can we build on the plans we already have?

What will be the impacts - positive and negative - of new technologies such as social computing on crisis management and communications?

Most importantly what are other organisations doing about them?

We will use a fictional scenario as a catalyst for discussion around these topics and as a way of sharing experiences and best practice amongst delegates.

Security Breakout Sesssion overview 

In the next two to five years, emerging technological and social trends will have far-reaching implications for enterprise security.

This session outlines the fundamental technology trends organisations can expect to see in the next few years, the catalysts behind those trends and the ways in which technology can help organisations strategically balance risk with opportunity.

Topics in this session include social computing, cloud technologies,  virtualisation, and data security.  Following the presentation a facilitated discussion will take place to enable participants to share experiences and thinking in these areas.



This special event is bought to you by the Continuity Forum and IBM - first option for places will go to Forum Members and IBM Clients - we urge early registration.