The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) Implementation Case Study Michael Kadar, DTE Energy

Speaker: Michael Kadar, DTE Energy

Is there a metric that clearly can demonstrate to executive management the overall value of the business continuity management (BCM) program to the organization? Can BCM professionals quantitatively measure current risk levels that can be compared with established risk tolerances and report them to management in a meaningful way that drives both risk management and BCM initiatives? How could such a metric actually be implemented successfully in a large organization?

This session will explore these questions and present a case study of how the BCM-RI was developed and implemented at DTE Energy. You will learn how the BCM-RI was implemented to measure the overall risk/preparedness level of DTE Energy business units, departments, subsidiaries, and the entire organization. You will see how gap analyses were performed to effectively compare BCM-RI levels to risk tolerance levels previously defined by management. Finally, you will learn how DTE Energy plans to expand the BCM-RI to develop risk indices for use by enterprise risk management and business resilience management programs.

To view this presentation, follow this link: The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) Implementation Case Study – Michael Kadar, DTE Energy


About the Speaker: Michael Kadar, MBCP, CISSP is the President of MK Continuity & Availability, LLC. Currently, he is on a full-time business continuity consulting assignment at DTE Energy, is an instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International. He is the Corporate Business Continuity Coordinator for DTE Energy where he conducts risk assessments and business impact analyses for business continuity clients. He is also responsible for the development of crisis management plans, business continuity plans, and crisis management policies and standards. Kadar has 17 years’ experience in business continuity management and 10 years’ experience in information security. He is a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). He is also a member of the Order of the Sword and Shield National Honor Society (OSSNHS), Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), and the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2).  Kadar received a Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University.

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