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WCC 2012 Singapore: BCM Implementation in Biomedical Sciences Institutes Business Centre (BBC): The Journey from Project to Programme Management.


Speaker for World Continuity Congress 2012 Singapore

BCM Implementation in Biomedical Sciences Institutes Business Centre (BBC): The Journey from Project to Programme Management.
Gopakumar Nair BCCE, Deputy Director, Service Excellence and Plans, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
(Nominated for the BCM Excellence Award 2012)

One of the challenges in many organization starting with business continuity management is does it make sense to implement business continuity in smaller companies or even research institute? Why would they need something as costly as this if the researchers has all the necessary information in his/her head? Another question is that the organization of A*STAR is so widely spread, what could go wrong?  This is where the team from the Biomedical Sciences Institutes Business Centre (BBC) decided to proceed with the implementation of its business continuity planning process.

Biomedical Sciences Institutes Business Centre (BMSI BBC)

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) is the lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent for a vibrant knowledge-based and innovation-driven Singapore. A*STAR oversees 14 biomedical sciences and physical sciences and engineering research institutes, and six consortia & centres, located in Biopolis and Fusionopolis .

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The presenter Gopakumar Nair will be sharing:

  • A walkthrough of the implementation from the start of management approval to the successful completion of the project;
  • The challenges and key success factors that the team had to encounter during the implementation;

    BBC starting its project with the Fundamentals in Business Continuity Management using SS540. The course is BCM-240.

  • How the deployment the step by step BCM planning methodology had helped;
  • The effectiveness of competency training supported by capable consultants had reduced the shortcomings ; and
  • What are the thing if this project were to be repeated that he would have done it better?.

About the Speaker

Gopakumar Nair is the Deputy Director for Service Excellence and Plans in the Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) Business Centre (BBC), Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR). He is a Business Continuity Certified Expert (BCCE) and trained in Crisis Intervention. Nair was also a former Military Officer from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In his military and civilian careers, Nair has spearheaded Business Continuity, Crisis and Security Management projects, programmes, policy and framework development. He has also designed, facilitated and conducted training, seminars and exercises in Incident, Emergency and Disaster, Readiness and Consequence Management for senior management, key appointment holders, critical business function owners and support staff, in local and overseas settings.

Nair has also played leading roles in dealing with the Y2K Millennium bug and SARS crisis. For his outstanding contribution in planning, coordinating and executing successful logistical support operations for the Singapore Armed Forces Tsunami Relief Operation in 2004, Nair was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Chief of Defence Force.

Trained as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Officer, Nair holds Masters Degrees in Logistics and Business Administration. He will sharing with us on how BBC systematically identified and rationalized the importance of BCM, in engaging Senior Management and to achieve alignment with users, partners and key stakeholders to develop a reliable and responsive BCM plan. His presentation at this years’ World Continuity Congress will also highlight some of the key points that are critical for ensuring the viability of a BCM programme.

About World Continuity Congress 2012

Author: moh_heng

Dr Goh Moh Heng is the Managing Director of GMH Continuity Architects and President of Business Continuity Management (BCM) Institute.

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