The Business Continuity Institute

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Keynote speakers

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy
Roadmap to resilience in Qatar – Country level perspective

Khalid N. Sadiq Al-Hashmi, ICT Qatar, Executive Director for Cyber Security
National risk framework overview



Dr Shazia Nadeem, Supervisor, Surveillance Section, Health Protection & Communicable Disease Control, Supreme Council for Health Qatar
Ebola: Risk, impacts and considerations for business continuity
Dr Shazia Nadeem has 13 years of experience of working in the Public Health Department in the Supreme Council of Health. Dealing with outbreaks of communicable diseases and impeding pandemics has been her major area of work. With the SARS outbreak in 2004, the bird flu outbreaks in 2007, the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, all in the recent past, and currently dealing with MERS CoV and Ebola Virus Disease shows new challenges that the world has to deal with.

Nasser Al Kuwari, QAFAC

The journey to ISO22301 accreditation



Conference Chair

James McAlister FBCI, BCI Vice Chairperson
James McAlister is the Director of Crisis Prepared limited, an orgainisational resilience consultancy. He is a former police officer with over 30 years experience in Business Continuity, Civil Protection, Emergency Management, Security, Firearms, Public Order and Training

Conference sessions

The list below shows the speakers who have been lined up so far and the topics they will be speaking on. For a detailed biography of the speaker click the links.

  • Hardening The Organisation: Maitland Hyslop MBCI
  • Infrastructure Resilience in the Middle East, Capt. Taib, Managing Consultant, Aviconsult Inc
  • The Resilience Mindset: What we can learn from Science, Sumit Dhar MBCI, Global Head and Practice Lead, BCP & Risk Management Consultant, GBS, Hewlett Packard
  • Failed BCM Implementation and Sustainability, Dhiraj Lal MBCI, Executive Director and Principal Consultant of Continuity and Resilience (CORE).
  • National Risk Framework Overview, Khalid N. Sadiq Al-Hashmi, Executive Director for Cyber Security, ICT Qatar
  • Ebola: risk, impacts and considerations for business continuity, Dr. Shazia Nadeem, Supervisor, Emergency Preparedness, Supreme Council for Health Qatar
  • Relevance of BC guidance for small and medium businesses, Gautam Sarnaik
  • Star2 Cyber Drill Overview: Strengthening Emergency Preparedness among Critical Sector Organizations in Qatar, Omar Sherin, ICT Qatar
  • I am a black swan, Howard Mannella MBCI, Managing Principal, Alternative Resiliency Services Corp
  • The Journey to ISO22301 Accreditation, Nasser Al Kuwari, CEO, Qatar Fuel Additives Company Ltd.

Panel discussions

Panel discussion: Qatar Business Continuity Guidelines

  • Abdullatif Al-Yafei (Facilitator), Manager, Enterprise Performance, Risk and Business Continuity Management, QP

Panel discussion: Crisis Communications

  • Tom Keegan FBCI, Enterprise Resilience Leader, Control Risks