April 2017 Monthly Meeting

In resiliency, the goal is to achieve “readiness.” However, how well do we actually measure readiness, and what are the metrics that we use? Join us for the lessons learned on eBay’s journey to measure this essence and quantify the qualitative with Scott Baldwin, Head of Global Business Continuity at eBay as he presents “Measuring Business Continuity Success”.

Your RSVP guarantees your place in this event. Please note, there are limited seats, so If you are unable to attend after registering, please cancel your registration so that others may attend.


11:15am - 11:30am     Meet as a group to go through security

11:30am - 12pm         Welcome & Networking Brown Bag Lunch

12am - 12:25pm         ACP Chapter Business Meeting

12:30pm – 1:30pm     Keynote Presentation on “Measuring Business Continuity Success” by Scott Baldwin

Often, our KPIs include things like the number of BIAs/BCPs/DRPs, a score on a maturity model, or exercise results. While these can all be important indicators, they do not always provide an accurate measurement of actual readiness. In Scott's presentation, we will hear how eBay developed ways to identify and measure true engagement and readiness – the ability to effectively respond to a disruption – and not just their ability to write plans or carry out exercises.

1:30 - 1:45p        Networking Break

1:45 - 2:25p        Facility Overview with Q & A

2:25 - 2:30p        Closing

About Our Keynote Speaker – Scott Baldwin, Head of Global Business Continuity, eBay

Scott Baldwin is a business continuity professional, having worked in all areas of Resiliency – Disaster Recovery, Crisis Management, Governance and Business Continuity. He has been involved officially in Resiliency since 2005, working at Safeway Inc. Charles Schwab, PayPal and now eBay, where he is currently the head of global business continuity. Prior to working in Resiliency, Scott spent the previous decade as a software engineer.

Register on or before April 4th for this great presentation and the opportunity to network with the Bay Area’s broadest group of industry professionals!

Location:  eBay, San Jose, CA

Transportation: vehicle parking available onsite




“Virtual Lunch & Learn”

April 19, 2017

Professional Development Session

Need to dust off your resume and polish up your professional presence?  Does your resume represent you as well as it should?  Come to this quarterly professional development session and learn from an industry expert on all the nuances of selling yourself - from the words on your resume to the executive presence  hidden inside of you. Join this April session with other SF ACP continuity professional for this presentation on  "Resumes, Interviews, and Executive-Professional Presence:  Tips, Traits and Best-Practices" presented by Cheyene Marling, executive recruiter and founder of BC Management.  Come and tap into the professional in you and shine!!

RSVP today for the April 19th Virtual Lunch & Learn!


12:00 - 12:05pm     Welcome

12:05 - 12:45pm     "Resumes, Interviews, and Executive-Professional Presence:  Tips, Traits and Best-Practices" by Cheyene Marling

Experienced continuity professionals are in high demand.  Use lessons from this session to improve your resume, perform more effectively in interviews, and execute flawlessly in selling yourself.  Learn how to make all of your education and experience shine to recruiters and hiring managers during this engaging presentation.

12:45 - 12:55pm      Q and A

12:55 -  1:00pm       Closing Remarks

RSVP for April's session today!  You will not want to miss this professional development opportunity!

About Our Speaker – Cheyene Marling, Hon. MBCI

Cheyene Marling has been an executive recruiter since 1996 with over 19 years specializing in the business continuity profession. In 2000 she founded BC Management, Inc. a recruitment and data research firm specializing in the business continuity.

Cheyene has become an integral part of the business continuity community previously serving on the board for the Association of Contingency Planners of Los Angeles and Orange County and currently an active professional on the Editorial Advisory Board for Continuity Insights and the National ACP Board. She was also the recipient of the inaugural ACP Hall of Fame award in 2006 and most recently she was awarded an Honorary MBCI by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).

For other events and news visit the San Francisco Bay Area Association of Continuity Professionals’ website.