Date 4 August 2021
Time 17:00–19:00 CET
Registration link https://www.mitcentre.com/cpd/?c=318
One can find a number of entirely valid definitions for Business Continuity Management (BCM), Crisis Management (CM) and all the associated terms that are used in place of and in addition to these terms. However, the definition from the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) provides a good comprehensive description of the nature and scope of BCM: A holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the impacts to business operations those threats, if realised, might cause, and which provides a framework for building organisational resilience with the capability of an effective response that safeguards the interests of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value-creating activities.
Although business continuity management started being practiced back in the 70s, when the first multinational started growing (and the internet was born), the area has been given another impetus in recent years due to an increased realization of the dependencies, risks, and threats that business face to their operational integrity and ability of operating in the face of adverse events. It is now also a requirement in areas like financial services and gaming where companies are required to setup such processes. What’s more, with the outbreak of the pandemic, there was a realisation that being prepared for unforeseen events is key for business survival.
This session will provide an overview of the foundations required to setup business continuity management with an organisation, a key management skill as was evidenced by the recent pandemic.
The objective of this course is to provide attendees with a basic overview of the fundamental requirements to set up business continuity management in an organisation.
Mr. Stefan Lia
Trainer bio & experience
Stefan Lia, ACII, BA (Hons), MSc, CRISC currently Heads the Governance, Risk and Compliance Function at Betsson Group. His responsibilities include coordinating internal audit, managing the group insurance program, designing and implementing and managing risk management and governance processes and acting as advisor to Operational Management on various matters.
Stefan started his career working with a Maltese insurer where he was responsible for Commercial Insurance underwriting. This was followed by a stint at the MFSA where he spent over four years as part of the Consumer Complaints Unit. Prior to joining Betsson in his current role, he was part of the team Risk Advisory at Deloitte Malta.
Stefan holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, a BA Hons in Financial Services from University of Edinburgh Napier and MSc in Risk Management from Galsgow Caledonian University and is Certified in Risk and Information System Controls by ISACA.