Business continuity planning has been around for many years yet plans regularly appear to fail and, disaster recovery plans can be poorly developed which in return doesn't achieve their set goals.
Whilst many firms have already developed business continuity and disaster recovery plans, these often do not deal with graduated, unexpected, or severe events. Many of them were shown to work in practice as demonstrated by the recent crisis and were not aligned to regulatory expectations. As these have changed likewise business continuity planning and incident management including disaster recovery processes and procedures also need to change.
The key question then for management is, what do they need to additionally to ensure that their business continuity plans are efficient and effective and meets these changing requirements?
This course takes delegates systematically through these requirements, highlighting the actions that need to be taken and ensuring that the value drivers and outcomes are clear.
How the plan is developed and its key elements.
The problems of business continuity planning.
What is the role of the business continuity plan.
How to develop the disaster room.
How to deal with people.
The cascading failure and its impact.
Dennis is the Chief Executive of Risk Reward Ltd, where he oversees all consulting and training projects. A UK Chartered Accountant and internationally recognized financial services risk management, compliance, internal audit and financial crime expert, he specializes in the interdisciplinary forward-looking impact of and opportunities of regulation, digital technologies, and the challenges surrounding credit, market, liquidity/treasury and operational risk, as well as successful compliance implementation techniques and model validation assessment, robustness and best practise.
He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of risk, banking, financial crime, audit, and accounting having held senior management positions within the banking and accountancy profession as Head of Internal Investigations at HSBC Global Bank, Director, Risk Management at HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited, and Director, Risk Management, Prudential Portfolio Managers. Formerly he held a number of roles within the audit profession, Managers. Formerly he held a number of roles within the audit profession, including Senior Audit Manager (Compliance) at HSBC Holdings PLC and Senior Manager (Banking and Finance) at both BDO Binder Hamlyn and Arthur Young (now Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young).
He is a Fellow, Co-founder and Chairman of the Risk Forum for the UK Chartered Securities and Investment Institute and administers the Risk Reward Global Risk Forum on LinkedIn. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA), he has also been a National Council Member for 17 years and a representative of the public as Council Member of the Institute of Actuaries (Insurance) for 10 years. He teaches the Global Financial Compliance; Combatting Final Crime and the Conduct Risk courses as examination preparation for certification by the CISI.
He holds an honours degree in Mathematics from the London University Westfield College.