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MCPF. January 2014. Announcements. Fusion Framework BCM Innovators Council February 4 th from 12 to 4 pm Exclusive opportunity to learn how your peers are leveraging innovative methods and technologies to deliver extraordinary results Agenda: 12 to 1 – Networking Lunch

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January 2014


Fusion Framework BCM Innovators Council

  • February 4th from 12 to 4 pm
  • Exclusive opportunity to learn how your peers are leveraging innovative methods and technologies to deliver extraordinary results
  • Agenda:
    • 12 to 1 – Networking Lunch
    • 1 to 4 - Presentations
      • Discover the future of enterprise BCM programs and management systems
      • Understand how your BCM peers are leveraging innovative methods and technologies to deliver extraordinary results.
      • Gain an executive perspective on how to effectively manage business continuity risk
  • Contact Andy Mercker at Fusion Risk Management for an invitation. Additional details are available on the MCPF website.

Continuity Insights Management Conference

  • April 28-30 in New Orleans, LA
  • Continuity Insights is offering the MCPF one complimentary registration to their upcoming 2014.  
  • Included is one full registration, which includes three days of conference sessions, proceedings, planned events, breakfasts and lunches, exhibits, Monday evening reception, and the reception on Tuesday night.
  • MCPF members in good standing are eligible to win.
  • Notify Shawnee McDonough by February 19th or at the meeting on February 20th if you would like to be included in the raffle.

SLU "Business Continuity after a Disaster” Panel Discussion

  • March 7, 2014
    • 5:30 – Networking and Happy Hour
    • 6:30 to 8:00 – Panel Discussion
  • Moderator
    • Solicit Panel Members
    • Determine set of questions
    • Facilitate discussion
  • Panel Members needed focusing on:
    • Emergency Management
    • IT (Disaster Recovery)
    • Business Process (Business Resumption)
2014 membership dues
2014 Membership Dues
  • 2014 dues of $40 are required to be paid by January 31st.
  • Payment options:
    • MCPF Website – credit card
    • Complete the Membership Application
      • Pay by check or cash at meeting
      • Send check to PO Box with application
  • 2014 Member Incentive: encourage your peers to join
    • $10 gift card to Starbucks or STL Bread Company
    • Must be a brand new member to the organization
a little mcpf history
A Little MCPF History
  • Formed in 1994
  • Original Board Members were:
    • Jay Bender
    • Tim Bonno
    • Jim Bosse
    • Aimee Krommennacker
    • Paul Thomas
    • Dave Winkler
mcpf growth over the years
MCPF Growth over the years
  • Membership
    • Initially ~ 60 members
    • Consistently ~ 100 members in the last few years
  • Dues
    • Initially $20
    • Currently $40
  • Sponsored the AT&T “Earthquakes: Mean Business” seminars from 2002 to 2010
  • MCPF received our Certificate of Incorporation for a Missouri Nonprofit organization on April 26, 2011
  • MCPF website implemented in late 2011
  • MCPF Vendor Expo initiated in 2011
  • Vendor Participant in the American Red Cross Emergency Preparedness Academy in 2012 and 2013
  • Name
  • Company
  • Area of Responsibilities
  • Years in the BC Industry
group discussion objectives
Group Discussion Objectives
  • Share our experiences
  • Learn from other’s lessons learned
  • Apply information to our own organization’s plans or programs
group discussion
Group Discussion

Two BC events to date in January 2014:

  • Severe winter weather impacting the majority of Canada and the US
  • West Virginia Chemical Spill
january severe winter weather
January Severe Winter Weather

Polar Vortex: a high altitude low-pressure system that hovers over the Arctic in winter. In early January, the polar vortex weakened and broke down, allowing fragments of air to slosh out of the bowl into mid-latitudes. The high pressure building up in the Arctic slowed down the jet stream, which caused it to buckle into deep folds and flow farther south than usual, introducing cold Arctic air into the central and eastern U.S. (Source - NOAA)




west virginia chemical spill
West Virginia Chemical Spill
  • The Elk River chemical spill occurred on January 9, 2014 when crude 4-Methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) was released from a Freedom Industries facility into the Elk River, a tributary of the Kanawha River, in Charleston in the U.S. state of West Virginia.
  • The chemical spill occurred upstream from the principal West Virginia American Water intake and treatment and distribution center.
  • Following the spill, up to 300,000 residents within nine counties in the Charleston, West Virginia metropolitan area were without access to potable water.

Source - Wikipedia

back up topics
Back up Topics
  • 2014 BC Initiatives at your organization
    • Share one or two major projects for 2014
    • Other members may have insight they can share, provide suggestions, lessons learned
  • BC/DR Trends for 2014 from Dr. Steven B. Goldman
2014 bc and dr trends
2014 BC and DR Trends
  • Continued increase in natural disasters worldwide
  • Continued increase in malicious cyber attacks (mobile devices up 33% last year)
  • Some disruptions are becoming more predictable
    • Preventative vs. reactive plans
    • Listen and anticipate problems
  • Disruptions should be considered the norm
  • Cloud to Cloud Continuity will get serious with Saas (not to replace DRaaS and cloud DR)
  • Role of the BC/DR professional is changing for the better
  • Communications expectations are increasing – faster
  • Social Media will continue to drive BC/DR response
  • Twitiots will continue
  • Be prepared for the machines to take over