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Opening Remarks & Welcome




Why It’s Critical to Create Resiliency at the Neighborhood Level

This session will layout a road map for neighborhood preparedness which is the basic fabric for city, state and national readiness. Ms. Curry will help attendees understand the importance of preparedness at this level and how to motivate community leaders so that they understand how to organize neighbors. Creating prepared neighborhoods, which have emergency plans, also helps emergency response in that first responders can then focus on those who truly need assistance and cannot take care of themselves such as children in schools, people in hospitals and assisted living facilities, etc.

Mona Curry,

City of Los Angeles



Risk Management and Resilience: Building the Bridge to Business Continuance

Driving organizations to address business interruptions is a coordinated team effort. Understanding corporate vulnerability and the possible risks to success is key.  How do potentially separate teams “share the road” while developing a cohesive understanding of what potential mitigations are?  This session will offer examples of connection points and alignments that can be developed to create bridges of information.  This information will assist teams in traversing rocky roads, dips and turns; leading to a brighter, more resilient horizon of business continuance.

Michele L. Turner,

DRI International







The Need for Unified Communications between Corporate Layers

In the Emergency and Continuity community, there are different approaches to what it means to respond and recover to crisis. Some are focused on human life and safety, some on data integrity and communications, and others on business principles and corporate survival. As corporations evolve their continuity plans, these different approaches to priority often come into conflict, even though they all have the same ultimate goal of ongoing business. This talk will review the basic principles of unified planning and discuss foundation principles for ensuring that these different groups work in harmony at all times.

Malcolm Mead,

The Mead Group



Creating Response Awareness: From the BIA to Enhanced Training

In this presentation, Mr. Hamilton explores the importance of overall awareness and sharing the “big picture” with your teams for effective and timely response and recovery of your business.  By creating awareness, decisions and critical communications are enhanced during an event response that will minimize the impact on a business, save lives, and protect company assets.  Too often, teams are not aware of the “big picture”, the resources at their disposal, the basis for those resources, and what are the critical elements of the business to recover quickly.  Without this knowledge, responses are less effective and efficient and objectives will not be met.  A table top exercise format will be used to illustrate these concepts.

Jeff Hamilton,

Nexis Emergency Solutions



Emergency Power Challenges

Fuel source for your emergency management is like lifeblood for your body.  Without it, survival is not possible.    In this session, Mr. Wimmer will review what Genentech Facilities Management is undertaking to ensure that emergency power is available to not only survive, but to thrive and remain strong in the market after a major power interruption. He will review with you the various methods being explored and currently being deployed to provide redundant power for critical operations, including fuel cell, solar, and natural gas supplement for diesel generators.

Chris Wimmer,





SMC Alert, Rapid Public Notification in Times of Emergency

The SMC Alert started out as a public emergency notification tool that has now been expanded beyond its original intentions.  It still provides rapid notification to the community in times of emergency using e-mail, SMS text, and now voice messages.  By subscription it can send to the recipient’s e-mails or cell phone and utilizing data from AT&T can call virtually all types of land line telephone.  But the versatility of the tool only starts there.  OES has expanded the system to support hundreds of community service providing groups and to notify municipal employees and first responders.  It has become the best tool for rapid reliable information in emergencies for the San Mateo County community.   This service continues to evolve with participation San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Google, and New York Emergency Management.


Jeff Norris,

San Mateo County, Office of Emergency Services



Risk Reduction Strategies Regarding Workplace Violence in a Campus Setting

Active Shooter Events (ASE) creates an indefensible response due to the violence of the attacks and the speed with which they are executed. Institutions of Higher Educations are also vulnerable by their nature and design. Having multiple buildings with many entry and exit points, which are frequently populated by visitors who are not students or employees. These open environments create a higher level of risk that is usually not easily controlled due to the inherent open exchange of knowledge and skills. However, efforts should be focused on risk reducing community activities such as training staff, faculty and students about the signs and behaviors before individuals begin down the road of what researchers call a “pathway to violence”.  It is only through these efforts can we confidently know as an organization we are taking appropriate steps to reduce violence with our community.

Clement O. Stokes,

University of California Davis



“15 ‘til 50” Mass Casualty Incident Report

The innovative 15 ’til 50 Mass Casualty Incident Response program and toolkit is designed to enable hospital staff to receive a surge of 50 or more patients within 15 minutes of notification of an MCI. This includes the rapid deployment of staff, supplies, and equipment to activate and operate an MCI triage and treatment area. This program is supported by a suite of supporting resources contained in the toolkit.

Christopher Riccardi,

Constant Associates, Inc.







Understanding the Cyber Security Insurance and Regulatory Drivers

The discipline of Business Continuity Management is evolving into a risk management function. The drivers for continuity for the business and systems must align with board initiatives and changing regulatory drivers. We will discuss the top lesson’s learned for continuity, current continuity drivers due to current threats, and changing regulations. We will discuss the purpose of business continuity professional’s role and how to be effective, gain visibility, and funding for the right capabilities

Lily Yeoh,

CyberOne Security



Coordinating Private Organizations with a CERT/NERT Program

Erica Arteseros,