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To Stay Relevant Business Continuity Must Adapt

This webinar was run in conjunction with the BCI. Join us as we explore how the pandemic forces change on the existing practices of business continuity and resilience. Addressing the new home working dynamic and how plans and playbooks need to adapt in a socially distanced world.

Hosted by: Jim Preen - Crisis Management Director at YUDU Sentinel
Expert guest(s): Jonathan Hemus - Managing Director at Insignia

Date: 16 September, 2020

Webinar Overview

In this webinar Jim Preen is joined by Jonathan Hemus to discuss how COVID-19 is shaping and changing business continuity and crisis management. Topics under the spotlight include:

  • With the pandemic taking up so much bandwidth, have crisis managers taken their eye off the ball when it comes to traditional threats such as cyber and terror?
  • Home working is becoming the new normal; offices are shuttering. How does this impact our ability to fight a crisis when staff are no longer in the same room?
  • How should plans and playbooks reflect the new socially distanced world?
  • Has the appetite for simulations and training gone away or is it just on pause?
  • As the BCI is promoting education for young people, we look at what it takes to get ahead in business continuity, and where the industry is going.

Host profiles


Jim Preen

YUDU Sentinel

Crisis Management Director

Jim Preen is Crisis Management Director at YUDU Sentinel. He designs and delivers crisis simulations for clients using the Sentinel platform. Along with providing expert guidance on all aspects of crisis communications.

Formerly, he was a journalist working at ABC News (US), covering stories including the Gulf War, the Bosnian conflict and the Concorde crash. He won two Emmys for his work.


Jonathan Hemus


Managing Director

Jonathan is the founder of Insignia, an acknowledged leader in crisis management and the author of an award winning book, Crisis Proof. He works with business leaders around the world to ensure they have the capability and confidence to do and say the right things under intense pressure. 

He has experience in sectors as diverse as infrastructure, energy, financial services, media, mining, retail and sport. At Insignia, he has led programmes for major clients around the world including ABB Group, DP World and Royal London.