EPICC Seminar - Victoria - October 7th, 2016

Posted by jpaulus on October 3, 2016 - 11:32am
Private - accessible only to group members

Emergency Preparedness for Industry and Commerce Council (EPICC)

Emergency Management BC (EMBC)

Jointly Present

 “Building a case for addressing Business Continuity”


WHEN: Friday, October 7th, 2016, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

WHERE: The Legion, Branch #292, 411 Gorge Road East, Victoria (Free parking available) 

COST: $75.00 each for EPICC members and $95.00 each for non-members 

Space is limited so Register Early by going online to www.epicc.org 

Any questions can be directed to (604) 813-7979 or info@epicc.org


The following is the agenda for the 1-day event in Victoria. 

Registration & Networking begins @ 8:30 and Seminar begins promptly @ 9:00 

Introduction: Lisa Benini, EPICC Board of Director 

Welcome: Rian Jones, Senior Advisor Business Continuity Management and Critical Infrastructure


High Level Update on EMBC Activities including Coastal Response

Carol McClintock, Executive Director, Emergency Management BC


Since the Audit on Earthquake Preparedness, EMBC has been actively working on a number of activities. This presentation will highlight those activities including the recent earthquake exercise “Coastal Response”.


Integrating Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Management

Marie Lavoie Dufort, Risk Assurance Services Associate / Ed Matley, Risk Assurance Services

Director, Price Waterhouse Cooper


Cybersecurity is top of mind for many organizations, and as such we are seeing a large number of them undertaking initiatives to address risk. For some, these initiatives lead to tailor-made processes and controls to address risk. In this session, we will give you an overview of

Cybersecurity and how to integrate it with BCM.


Heritage Building Fire – The Gamble

Karen Lindsay, Emergency Program Coordinator, Nanaimo Regional District


In 2016, Nanaimo became national headline news as a whole block of the downtown core succumbed to a large fire. This presentation will discuss the incident, the impact to the businesses, many of whom had no insurance and no business continuity plans, the

expectations of the businesses and the community, as well as the challenges with an incident of this magnitude.


Working closely with business community on preparedness

Tara Stroup, Emergency Program Coordinator, Port Coquitlam

After a prolonged power outage last March, Tara realized the importance of developing relationships with key businesses in her community in advance. She will outline the work Port Coquitlam has done to address continuity and recovery through development letter of

understanding with key suppliers.


Collaboration Simulation Research Tool: A Board Game

Brooks Hogya, Emergency Management Consultant, Slipstream Wilderness First Aid


Every year this seminar showcases the research work by one of the graduates of Royal Roads University Master’s Program in Disaster Management. Mr. Hogya will be presenting his project along with engaging the attendees in some type of board game concept.

Change in ideas and attitudes is needed in disaster management, as disasters are not only becoming more frequent, but also more costly. It can be challenging to get people from different academic backgrounds, experiences levels and entrenched beliefs to come to a

common understanding. Using innovative approaches such as serious games can be used to bridge that gap and bring people to shared understanding, and space where they can explore complex ideas through competition and cooperation.


Getting the most from your disaster recovery space

David Miller, Senior Account Executive, CUBE Global Storage Ltd.


Dedicated disaster recovery space can be an invaluable asset in your business continuity planning but it typically comes at a significant cost. David Miller of CUBE will provide some insight into getting the greatest amount of benefit for the least amount of expenditure when it

comes to this resource. The presentation will explore how to best leverage human resources and information technology to maximize the effectiveness of DR Space.


Panel Discussion: Benefits of Social Media during a major event

Matt Cawsey, Research Officer, Saanich Police

Ian Foss, Vancouver Island Regional Manager, Emergency Management BC

Jeri Grant, Emergency Coordinator, Juan de Fuca Local Area

Colleen Hildebrandt, Social Media Unit, Emergency Management BC


Social Media is coming more a critical method for communicating with key stakeholders during a disaster. Panelist will discuss how their organizations are using social media for this purpose as well as monitoring for situational awareness. It will also showcase the use of social

media during recent events like Fort McMurray.