Confidence in Chaos: Fortifying Your Personal and Professional Supply Chain Business Continuity Capabilities in an Evolving Risk Landscape

In today’s evolving marketplace where both people and organizations are operating in a more globalized, complex, and risky context, supply chain failures are increasingly presenting a strategic challenge for continuing business operations. As a result, more organizations recognize the importance of establishing a business continuity program and developing plans to help mitigate loss and resume production activities in the event of a disaster. This talk will: define key business continuity, risk management, and supply chain management concepts; outline the present risk landscape; examine various levels of business continuity preparedness; discuss the instrumental role an individual plays during disaster recovery activities; and provide the means to respond to a personal or professional supply chain interruption with certainty. Bio: Jodie Wright is a senior associate within KPMG's Information Protection and Business Resilience Practice in Stamford, Conn. She has more than five years of experience providing business continuity management services to clients spanning the transportation, financial services, publishing, manufacturing and distribution, public sector, telecommunications, and health care industries. Jodie has recently passed the Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) Qualifying Exam, with her certification application currently pending. When Jodie is not serving her clients, she remains actively involved in her community by participating in local Association of Contingency Planner meetings, volunteering with the American Red Cross, and as a board member of the Far Mill River Condo Association. Jodie graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in operations research mathematics with minors in psychology and management.