Business Continuity Institute: business continuity is key to the current scenario

The Spanish BCI Chapter, the Spanish chapter of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), made up of Business Continuity and Resilience professionals, will be led from its creation and for the next two years by Macarena Rodríguez, a professional in this sector at Getronics. Until now, business continuity professionals did not have any meeting and debate space in Spain. The Chapter meets periodically and from this second meeting, which will be held in the form of a Webinar and which already has an attendance of more than 60 participants, it is expected not only the announcement of the creation of the chapter and its steering committee, but a panel of professionals who will show how managing business continuity has been key to the response to the global pandemic of COVID-19. Macarena Rodríguez will be in charge of introducing the Webinar that will lead to the creation of the Spanish BCI Chapter. The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) offers a framework to lean on given its widely used methodology in the world of business continuity. «Spain was one of the few countries worldwide that did not yet have a Chapter for resilience professionals. It has been shown during the response to the pandemic that now more than ever this union between professionals is necessary. The exchange of experiences is key to achieving more resilient organizations. That is why this Webinar has raised a lot of interest, to hear real experiences from different sectors », explains Macarena Rodríguez, BCM & ITSCM consultant at Getronics. The meeting will include business continuity professionals from ABANCA, Naturgy Energy Group and the European Parliament. The papers will address the continuity of services from very different angles. Álvaro Lanza (ABANCA) will comment on the success of the pandemic plans and how the Impact Analysis (BIAs) that mark a time horizon have been key, to reach conclusions such as the need to consider cross-training of personnel so that there is always an employee to execute a process. There will also be room for the analysis of the resilience of critical infrastructures, by José Márquez (Naturgy), who will explain how a resilience policy is essential in crisis management in addition to managing the business continuity system. Finally, Manuel Rodríguez Vico will present the main lines of action adopted by the European Parliament on crisis and business continuity and the challenges encountered. Getronics supports this personal initiative as it believes that the information provided makes organizations more resilient. The objective is also to help other organizations to achieve this end. Since the beginning of this crisis, Getronics has offered a response to the pandemic based on its Business Continuity Management System (aligned with the BCI Guide to Good Practices and standards such as ISO 22301 and ISO 27001) and the activation of your Pandemic Plan. The continuation of the service, as well as the safety and health of employees and customers, have been the engines that have made the machine of the organization not stop and offer the same quality in its services. The Webinar will take place on June 30 at 5:30 p.m. and registration is free through the following link: