Building Resiliency through Engagement in North Texas

Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.

Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and the largest ACP chapter by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and North Texas region.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday week.  We invite you to attend our next meeting either in-person or virtually. 

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October Meeting   *** Note special meeting time ***

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 3, 2023   4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Location: North Dallas, TX - Location provided upon registration

Topic:  Networking Happy Hour & Presentation (Members Only)

Presenter:  CLDigital

Sponsor:  CLDigital



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ACP North Texas Members,

Much like many of you, we've been grappling with scorching triple-digit temperatures in the Texas and Oklahoma regions, all while juggling the tasks on our to-do lists. Given these circumstances, my wife and I found ourselves in need of some indoor relaxation one Sunday.  Consequently, we settled onto the couch with the intention of watching a movie.  As we perused our viewing options, I opted for "War Games."

Though I had seen it years ago, my wife was unfamiliar with the film.  For those who might not be acquainted with the plot, the movie revolves around a high school student named David who, using rudimentary technology like dial-up and an acoustic phone coupler, establishes a remote connection with Joshua.  What starts as a seemingly harmless invitation to play an online war game takes an unexpected turn as it's revealed that Joshua is, in fact, a computer at the Department of Defense.

In the story, David assumes he's engaged in a game solely with Joshua, oblivious to the fact that all their interactions are being relayed to the NORAD control center. Real-world events, including the movement of nuclear submarines towards US territories, the tracking of Russian jets, and the impending approach of nuclear missiles towards key US cities, are displayed across monitors. The NORAD team, acting based on this information, elevates the threat level, prompting a global threat escalation. The world teeters on the brink of World War III.

My intrigue lies in the fact that this film was released in 1983. While watching, I couldn't help but contemplate the extent of our reliance on technology and the rapid proliferation of AI today, four decades later. We tend to take Google's information at face value, trust our car's GPS to navigate the most efficient routes, communicate effortlessly through smartphones, and rely on timely notifications for our online orders.

A poignant line from the movie emerges just as the US prepares to launch a counterattack: "General, do you truly believe the enemy would strike without provocation, employing a barrage of missiles, bombers, and submarines, leaving us no recourse but complete annihilation? General, you're listening to a machine! Do everyone a favor and abstain from acting like one."

Now you might be wondering, how does this connect to the Summer Series on Leadership that I have been writing about? Leadership entails standing up for what's rational and known, occasionally trusting our instincts to make informed decisions. Unlike computers, we're not programmable entities, yet we can harness technology to augment our comprehension and identify potential solutions. However, as Resiliency Professionals, it's imperative to always assume the mantle of leadership and act as humans, not machines. So, grab some popcorn and immerse yourself in the movie. It is worth your time as who knows.                                         


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Chet Bojarski, MBCP

 North Texas Chapter President         


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