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Business Continuity: Where does it belong?

Date: Tuesday, June 14th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. CST
Location: Virtual (Login details will be provided to registered attendees)

Synopsis: Have you noticed that when talking to other continuity professionals that they work under different departments? Reporting to the CEO, CIO, CRO, Legal, and even Facilities? So why is it different and should it be in the same department within any organization? Phil Lambert a long-time BC consultant, and Fernando Vallejo a local Houstonian who has worked in BC role in three different industries, will lead a discussion on this topic and maybe help identify where it should be within your organization. Please join us on Tuesday June 14th for a lively discussion and YES, please bring your opinion!


Phil Lambert picturePhil Lambert, Founder, Instructor, Coach, Lambert Learning Institute

Phil Lambert is a visionary, game changer, and challenges outdated program strategies that no longer produce the outcomes we set out to achieve. Phil is an expert in the contingency planning field with over 25 years of experience. He has proven success in the design, development, and implementation of an enterprise-wide continuity program based on an organization’s risk appetite, aligned within their culture, and produces the outcomes senior leaders ask for.

Phil is a leading advocate in the business continuity community and has held leadership positions at two Fortune 300 companies. He was a lead strategist in the design and implementation of the Rapid Continuity Program. He has a reputation for highly effective innovative solutions, taking the complex and simplifying it, and to ensure that what is essential remains by minimizing the time and effort to implement a program.

Phil has transitioned business continuity planning as being stewards of value preservation to being partners in value creation.

Phil founded Ripcord Solutions in 2005 and launched the Lambert Learning Institute in 2020.

Phil’s vision at Lambert Learning Institute is its efforts on providing the beginner and the seasoned practitioner with a level and type of education, tactics, and tools that you can get nowhere else. Lambert Learning Institute is the first of its kind to provide experienced based training and instruction using the tools provided within its courses.

Fernando Vallejo is an Information Technology Governance Risk and Compliance professional with over two decades of IT, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Information Security, and GRC experience in multiple industries such as manufacturing, banking, tech, oil, gas, and energy. Fernando has specialized in developing and establishing framework programs with track record of performance driving evolution and expansion of policy, risk mitigation, and overall cybersecurity maturity. A strong work ethic with a compassionate and emotionally intelligent mindset leveraged to establish robust and collaborative business teams and environments. His passion is spending time with his wife and children every opportunity he has to travel, hike, fish, play sports, and see to interpret the world through their own eyes and experiences.

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