Business Continuity Planning

Business Continuity Planning

Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM — 01:00 PM



September 20, 2012   



Business Continuity Planning


Date:  Thursday, September 20, 2012

Time:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Location:  Rovi Corporation

2233 N. Ontario Street
    Burbank, CA 91504  



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As Californians, we often hear the phrase, "The Big One is coming"! As Facility Managers we know it's not just earthquakes that can cause disruption, interruption of operations and delivery of services.


A dishwasher overflows in the kitchen, flooding several floors over the weekend; electricity is knocked out when the local substation suffers a power outage; vandals have destroyed major machinery or computing resources; a toaster in the lunchroom causes a fire, thieves have removed the copper from the HVAC system.   What next? Is your business prepared to resume operations? How do you keep your employees and service providers informed? Will you have to deploy to temporary quarters? Do you have a plan? Have you tested that plan?


Now, not later, is the time to prepare, refine and test your disaster recovery Business Continuity Plan. Whether you have a Plan presently or not, you will find this session vital to your facility operations.  


Please join the  

San Fernando Valley Chapter  

as we welcome

Our Featured Speaker


Brent H. Woodworth

Brent H. Woodworth


Brent is a well known leader in global risk and crisis management.  He has a distinguished history of working with governments, private sector companies, and non-profit organizations.  In December 2007, he took his retirement from IBM after 32 years of service which included the development and management of all worldwide crisis response team operations.  Notable achievements include:

  • ·         Founder and manager of "The Crisis Response Team" - a team of individual international specialists focused on helping governments and businesses to prepare, respond, and recover from catastrophic events.  Brent has extensive experience in managing this team along with private sector, government sector, academic institution, medical personnel, and operational specialists.  Brent and his team have responded to over 70 major events in 49 countries including floods, earthquakes, hurricanes/ cyclones, volcanic eruptions, tsunami, fires, and man-made events including wars, civil unrest, and acts of terrorism.
  • ·         Concept creation, initial design and roll-out of the "Sahana" international emergency management system.  Now considered a global standard for nationwide crisis management, this open source system is currently running in 17 countries. (
  • ·         Developed business enterprise risk management procedures for early identification and mitigation of potential exposures reducing financial loss exposures by over 2/3 per incident.
  • ·         Co-Author of the U.S. government principles for natural hazards reduction along with multiple position papers including congressional testimony on the benefits of government and private sector investment in pre-disaster mitigation.

Brent consults on a global basis with business leaders, elected officials and heads of state in the development and implementation of improved risk identification, disaster management, and global humanitarian relief services.


Brent is certified in disaster recovery, business continuity, incident management, disaster communication, search & rescue, and emergency medical services.  He is a regularly featured speaker on radio and television broadcasts along with industry conferences, government sessions, and senior executive board meetings.  Brent has written multiple articles on disaster management and has been a guest lecturer at colleges and universities including Caltech, Stanford, Wharton School of Business, Harvard, and Yale Law Schools.  Brent and his team have worked for many years in cooperation with international UN relief agencies and NGO's including WHO, WFP, OCHA, World Bank, UNHCR, World Vision International, Red Cross, and USAID.


2233 N. Ontario Street, Burbank, CA 91504