Supply Wisdom to Speak at the Continuity Insights Virtual Conference

Written by Supply Wisdom Team

Supply Wisdom at Continuity Insights Virtual Conference
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Over the last few months, suppliers’ risk profiles have been consistently in flux as the pandemic has spread and evolved, disrupting supply chains and business continuity everywhere. It’s unclear when the negative effects of COVID-19 will be fully played out. However, further cascading risks are inevitable.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, enterprises are looking beyond the current crisis with the hope of pandemic-proofing their supply chains and operations to build resiliency. But that view is too limited to build true resiliency. The next global business disruption crisis might be a pandemic, but it might also be something entirely different or so novel it’s never been considered.

Resilient enterprises must embrace a mindset shift. What does the future state look like for a truly mature business continuity program?

Don’t miss our session on October 23, 12 PM ET.

Summary and Key Takeaways

Suppliers and other third parties are a major source of supply chain and business continuity disruptions. A robust risk and business continuity program must make provisions for external monitoring of suppliers, rather than relying on supplier provided information about potential disruptions.

The session will be targeted at Business Continuity and Risk leaders and practitioners.

In this session, we will discuss:

  • The need to view risk through a much wider aperture
  • Why a mature business continuity program needs continuous risk intelligence
  • The value of a permanent risk operations center (ROC) to identify and respond to risk


October 23, 2020; 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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About the Panellists

Mark Frankel

Mark Frankel recently joined CLS Bank as the Information Security Risk Management Lead where he develops and maintains the risk management framework to identify, assess, manage, and report on risks associated with information security. Prior, he was at Deutsche Bank in a leadership role to establish the global IT Risk 2nd line function and led the function in the Americas region, as well as being the accountable manager to deliver the global cyber resilience program. He also served as regional Chief of Staff for the Crisis Management function covering the Covid-19 response. Mark started his career serving ten years in multiple technology and security delivery roles with the New York City Emergency Management Department, serving as the department’s first CISO. Mark joins the panel as an independent participant and his comments do not represent the views of present or past employers.

Tim Kane, Global Head of Enterprise Risk, Resilience and Response, BlackRock

Tim Kane is the Global Head of Enterprise Risk, Resilience and Response. This includes the Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Disaster Recovery, Health and Safety and Enterprise Security teams. The team is responsible for ensuring the resiliency of our operations and staff.

Prior to joining BlackRock Tim was the Head of Crisis Management for the Americas at Deutsche Bank. Tim also worked for ten years at the New York City Office of Emergency Management, where he was instrumental in the design and build-out of the City’s $50 million dollar Emergency Operations Center. The building was City’s first LEED certified agency headquarters.

John Bree, Chief Evangelist & CRO, Supply Wisdom

John Bree is Chief Evangelist & Chief Risk Officer with Supply Wisdom, the industry leading patented solution for Real-Time and Continuous Risk Intelligence & Monitoring of Third Parties and Locations. Prior to joining Supply Wisdom, John held senior positions in New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London for Citi and Deutsche Bank covering corporate, investment, commercial and consumer banking internal and vendor operations. John is a member of the Shared Assessments US and UK Steering Committees and Co-Chair of the Financial Industry Vertical Strategy Group. He has authored numerous articles and blogs on Third-Party Risk Management and Governance in the Digital era.

Atul Vashistha, Chairman and CEO, Supply Wisdom

Atul Vashistha is recognized globally as one of the leading experts on global business services, sourcing and risk. Atul was named to Consulting Magazine’s “Top 25 Most Influential Consultants” and “Top 6 IT Powerbrokers”. He is the founder and Chairman of Supply Wisdom and Neo Group. Supply Wisdom is a leading real-time and continuous risk intelligence and monitoring solution used by the largest banks, health care, insurance and others such firms to manage third party and location risks. Atul serves on the Shared Assessments Board of Advisors and is also the Vice Chairman of the Defense Business Board at the USA Department of Defense.

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