Virtual Roundtable:

Speaking the same language: how the Board and IT can work together to navigate adverse events
Wednesday 24th February 2021, 09:30 (GMT)

Be one of six hand-picked senior IT leaders at our virtual roundtable event. 

Floods, pandemics, cyber breaches – at times of difficulty and disaster it’s crucial that all levels of an organisation work seamlessly together to ensure operational resilience.

For that to happen, organisational leaders need to be clear about their goals for ensuring resilience in the face of operational difficulties caused by external or unforeseen events. They need to understand what is achievable and how the obstacles to resilient operations can be overcome.

And in turn IT professionals need to be able to communicate effectively with the Board, asking for their guidance on prioritising crucial areas of operations and explaining to them what “good” resilience could look like given the right support.

This virtual roundtable will explore how organisations can increase their resilience by technical and operational specialists working more closely with its senior leadership to increase awareness and understanding. We will consider issues such as:

  • The need for Boards to take IT resilience as a serious strategic issue that requires their consideration and what IT professionals must tell them if they are to make the right strategic decisions
  • The importance of addressing processes and culture, as well as technology, when planning for disaster recovery
  • Are your IT outcomes aligned to your operational needs
  • How regular and effective two-way communication between leaders and technology professionals is essential if organisational are to prepare themselves for major unanticipated dislocations

Join the discussion: How can leaders ensure that operational resilience is hard wired into their organisations?


The questions we will explore

During the meeting we will focus on questions such as:

  • How can you tell whether your organisation is as agile around IT and OT (operational technology) as it would like to think?
  • How do ever-more complex IT structures reduce the ability of IT professionals to protect organisations and how should this complexity be managed?
  • Does your IT department know what it needs to protect? And do organisational leaders know what IT needs to protect?
  • How can IT professionals articulate IT concerns and issues effectively to decision makers so that they take appropriate investment, resourcing and measurement decisions?
  • What should be done to assess IT and OT resilience? How can you be confident you have tested responses to all likely eventualities?
  • How can you judge whether you are at major risk from single points of failure such as an interruption to the main internet connection or the failure of a crucial server?


Who is invited?

This online breakfast meeting is designed for senior decision makers, such as COOs, CIOs, CFOs and CEOs and their direct reports, who are accountable for the efficient running of their organisations during times of operational difficulty. Delegates will work at large organisations in complex industries such as financial services, retail and sector that rely heavily on robust and high-quality IT services.

Be one of 6 senior organisational leaders around the table.

For any enquiries, please contact Mergim on email

The online breakfast briefing is brought to you by Sungard and is only for senior executives as mentioned above. Registrations of junior professionals, consultants, solution providers or other sellers to this market won’t be accepted. To be eligible you must be employed by a corporate legal entity such as a private company: if you are a sole trader or in a partnership other than a legally incorporated partnership we will be unable to offer you a place.

This online breakfast briefing is free of charge to attend.

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