Webinar

Embedding digital communications into your business continuity plan

Join us for BCI Education Month as we explore digital communications and the role it plays in business continuity.

Hosted by: Jim Preen - Crisis Management Director at YUDU Sentinel
Expert guest(s): Tim Lloyd - Managing Director of the Social Simulator

Date: 22 September, 2021

Webinar Overview

As part of BCI's Education Month, we developed this webinar in conjunction to look at how digital communications can be embedded into your business continuity plan.

We are joined by Tim Lloyd, a digital communications specialist with a background in journalism and government communications. He is the Managing Director of Social Simulator, a company dedicated to giving your team practical, behind-closed-doors experience of handling a crisis situation.

In this webinar we cover a range of digital communications topics and discussion points including:

  • What it was like to work in the infancy of digital communications for the UK Government.
  • How digital communications and its role in business continuity has evolved in recent years.
  • How the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the process of digital communications. With a specific look at accountability, accuracy, and transparency in corporate communications.
  • How outside consultants can positively influence digital communications to improve business continuity.
  • A discussion around which communication channels are appropriate in crisis situations, with a quick look at WhatsApp.
  • An exploration into the gap between business continuity plans and an organisation's capacity to deliver them.
  • How interest in business continuity training and simulations have changed following the pandemic.
  • An insight into what it’s like to work on digital communications with the energy sector and how they manage business continuity plans.
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Host Profiles

Jim Preen - YUDU Sentinel

Jim Preen

Crisis Management Director - YUDU Sentinel

Jim is Crisis Management Director at YUDU Sentinel where he designs and delivers crisis simulation exercises. Formerly a journalist, he worked for ABC News (US) covering stories including the Gulf War, the Bosnian conflict and the Concorde crash. He won two Emmys for his work.

Tim Lloyd - Social Simulator

Tim Lloyd

Managing Director - Social Simulator

Tim is a digital communications specialist with a background in journalism and government communications. He is the Managing Director of Social Simulator, a company dedicated to giving your team practical, behind-closed-doors experience of handling a crisis situation.