Business Continuity Planning

Online: Tuesday, October 26th, 2021 | Time: 12:00-2:15pm ET / 9:00-11:15am PT

Ensuring preparedness and agility in the face of an emergency

The past year has highlighted how disruptive a crisis can be and the importance of having a robust business continuity plan in place. Like any other organization, government agencies are vulnerable to various disasters that can cause significant disruptions and lead to costly recoveries. However, the impact of such disruptions on the public sector has the potential to cause a ripple effect to large populations of people, not just a single organization.  

Developing a contingency plan is often considered a compliance-based obligation instead of an enterprise-critical necessity. As agencies and departments shift to the new normal – a hybrid, digital, and cloud-based – it is even more essential to have an up-to-date business continuity plan. A successful business continuity plan can help organizations get ahead of threats and not simply respond to them.  

To help you on this journey we have put together the Public Sector Network’s Public Sector Business Continuity Planning virtual event, which brings together a broad group of experts to help you reevaluate and redesign your BCM frameworks, address barriers and discuss strategies that can help your organization limit future disruptions and risks.  

Our Expert Speakers

Vito Mangialardi

Senior Manager: Enterprise Business Continuity Management & Covid 19 Incident Commander

Joanne Auclair

Business Continuity and Recovery Planner
Calgary Emergency Management Agency

Emad Aziz

Provincial Lead, Business Continuity Management
Government of Nova Scotia

Sharon Walker

Manager, Emergency Planning
City of Vaughan

Melanie Rousseau

Chief Risk Officer and Director Risk and Business Continuity Management
Alberta Environment and Parks

Ryan Alexander

Director, Research and Innovation Division

Shanda Chronowich

Senior Manager, Business Continuity

Nicole Filiatrault

Director of Marketing

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Learn how you can limit disruption to your organization’s operations and services by assessing and revamping your business continuity plan 

Delve into best practices, tools and strategies that will take your continuity planning efforts to the next level 

Gain exceptional knowledge of how a successful business continuity plan can bring increased resilience and agility to your organization. 


  • 9:00am PT & 12:00pm ET

    Welcome from PSN

  • 9:05am PT & 12:05pm ET

    Chair Opening: The Future of Business Continuity Planning

  • 9:25am PT & 12:25pm ET

    Government Keynote: Evaluating Your Organization’s Current State of Preparedness

  • 9:45am PT & 12:45pm ET

    Government Keynote: Enter at Your Own Risk: Taking the Risk Out of Re-Entry

  • 10:05am PT & 1:05pm PT

    Government Case Study: Achieving Business Continuity in Times of Uncertainty

  • 10:25am PT & 1:25pm ET


  • 10:30am PT & 1:30pm ET

    Panel Discussion: Transforming your Business Continuity Plan into a Business Resiliency Program

  • 11:10am PT & 2:10pm ET

    Closing Remarks from the Chair & End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content after the conference on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

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