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Webinar: Best Practices for Critical Event Management

Since 2000, natural disasters have racked up global economic losses of nearly $1.4 trillion and disrupted the lives of billions of people across the globe. Then COVID-19 arrived, overwhelming healthcare systems, causing public health event risks, and requiring a large percentage of employees to work from home. Cyber criminals responded to the pandemic by launching a massive phishing campaign targeting consumers and remote workers. These events – and the trends they represent – signal the emergence of a new kind of threat environment.

Join us on December 3rd to learn how BlackBerry, and our public and private sector clients, are leveraging BlackBerry® AtHoc®’s industry-leading capabilities as a critical event management solution to plan, prepare, and respond to critical events, with enhanced communication strategies and tools for reducing risks and enhancing resiliency when dealing with the unexpected.

Among other topics, presenters Ramon Pinero, BlackBerry Vice President of Services, and Laura Beattie, BlackBerry Director of Global Environment Health and Safety and Enterprise Business Continuity Management, and Cecilia Chong, BlackBerry Technology Business Manager, will discuss:

  • How organizations of all sizes can efficiently identify, score, and prioritize business continuity risks and then target investments accordingly
  • How to meet duty of care commitments by drawing on the principles and practices utilized by BlackBerry Accountability Officers during the Oxford Street Panic and Hurricane Dorian landfall
  • How to optimize resilience by enhancing collaboration between HR, health and safety, incident and crisis management, information security, and business continuity teams
  • How our decades of experience managing critical events for ourselves and our clients continues to influence the development of industry best practices and the BlackBerry AtHoc roadmap

December 3, 2020
8:00 AM PST / 11:00 AM EST / 4:00 PM GMT / 5:00 PM CET

If you have a stake in enhancing your organization’s business resilience and continuity programs, we urge you to attend this critical event management briefing.

About the Speakers:

Ramon Pinero
Vice President of Services, BlackBerry

Ramon Pinero joined AtHoc (since acquired by BlackBerry) in 2000 and is currently responsible for the implementation and deployment of BlackBerry AtHoc solutions across all sectors and customer support. In this capacity, Ramon interfaces closely with BlackBerry AtHoc product groups, the CTO, and engineering, yielding a field-ready product line compatible with evolving customer environments, and ensuring an outstanding customer deployment experience. In prior positions, Ramon was a web application developer and manager of all presales, implementations, customer support, and training for AtHoc. Ramon attended San Francisco State University.

Laura Beattie
Director of Global Environment Health and Safety and Enterprise Business Continuity Management, BlackBerry

Laura Beattie has worked at BlackBerry for nearly 20 years and led the company’s response to a wide variety of emergencies, the latest being the global COVID-19 pandemic. She is currently the Director of Global Environment Health and Safety and Enterprise Business Continuity Management. Laura revels in pushing boundaries, finding innovative and practical ways to integrate health and safety and business continuity principles to enhance organizational resiliency and employee wellbeing. Aside from high-tech, she has also had experience working in the aerospace, steel, and glass industries. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) Degree from the University of Waterloo and has her CRSP designation

Cecelia Chong
Technology Business Manager, BlackBerry

Cecilia Chong is a Technology Business Manager who works with BlackBerry Enterprise Business Continuity Management to implement successful applications and systems to support continuous business operations. Cecilia has supported and operationalized enterprise systems over the years and proven success in navigating between the business needs and technology capability with her strong business acumen. Cecilia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Carleton University.

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