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SCOTTISH CONTINUITY - RESILIENT SCOTLAND CONFERENCE 2020

Tuesday, 4th February 2020

Registration, Exhibition Viewing & Networking from 8.30am | Event Closes 5pm 

DYNAMIC EARTH

Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Scottish Continuity Resilient Scotland Conference is Scotland's leading conference for Business Continuity, Emergency Planning and Resilience professionals.  It provides a welcome opportunity to gain valuable education, training and best practice to assist, organise, prepare, respond and recover form emergencies, crisis and business disruptions.   The conference has been going from strength-to-strength in recent years and Scottish Continuity is now in its 25th year.  

We continue our theme of "Our resilience is your resilience" which will run to 2020.  We have a proven track record of delivering a topical and interesting programme, providing excellent value for money to sponsors, exhibitors and attendees. The programme is currently under development and information will be available on the Scottish Continuity website and via Twitter and Linkedin on a regular basis.

Once again, there will be exhibition stands to visit during registration, coffee and lunch breaks and an opportunity to talk to suppliers.  Sponsorship and marketing opportunities exist for suppliers, educators and government advisory boards to promote their products, services, opportunities and key messages to the attendees.  We are also particularly keen to welcome SME's and can offer generous sponsorship discounts if you have been trading for less than 24 months.  

Resilient Scotland Conference 2020 will afford you the opportunity of hearing about current and relevant industry practices; exposure to new technology and networking with like-minded peers, whilst showing an excellent ROI to your organisations.  Come along and meet the Scottish Continuity team in the Resilience Zone to hear what's happening in the future - network with your peers, make new friends and share experiences.



Scottish Continuity members attend the event Free of charge, non-members are charged £125.

Scottish Continuity is delighted to confirm the following sponsors and supporters

PLATINUM SPONSOR  

GOLD SPONSOR

MEDIA SPONSOR
SILVER SPONSOR
Pulsant

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SILVER SPONSOR

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)  

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FULL PROGRAMME, SPEAKERS AND TIMINGS - to follow

Who should attend?

  • Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery / Incident Management professionals
  • IT Resilience professionals
  • Risk Management professionals
  • Scottish & UK Government resilience staff
  • Local Authority Resilience Managers
  • Local Business Directors / Managers
  • Emergency/Crisis Support Organisations
  • SMEs
  • Facilities & Infrastructure professionals
  • Local Authorities
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency services
  • Suppliers to the industry
  • Media  
  • Students

Anybody with an interest in business continuity / resilience planning / disaster recover / incident management

ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE 

Delegate fees to include full conference attendance; refreshments; buffet lunch and conference materials. 

  • Scottish Continuity Members - free of charge
  • Non-Scottish Continuity Members - £125 (VAT exempt) 

Cancellation Terms Apply - Please note:
SC members booking and not attending will be charged the non-member fee of £125 (VAT exempt) to cover the cost of venue hire, catering etc. An invoice will be sent to you after the event. 
Cancellations will result in an administration charge of £30 (VAT exempt). No refunds will be made after 31st December 2019.  Bookings can be transferred to a colleague - please advise in writing by email.



SPONSORSHIP, EXHIBITION & ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES

Our sponsorship packages are flexible and designed to help you meet and influence the people who are going to ensure the growth of your business or their uptake in governmental policy and programmes/advisory/best practices in the future.

  • Sponsorship opportunities (various prices)
  • Exhibition stands =  £350 for a 6' table/space or £650 for a 12' table/ space
  • Leaflet inserts in the delegate packs = £100


Special Offer for New Start Businesses:  A generous discount is available on all exhibition opportunity noted above for all new start businesses operating for less than 24 months.  Please discuss further with the event organiser.

For full details about sponsoring, exhibiting or advertising click here


Please contact - Joyce Borthwick at Crescent Events - telephone: 07388 451610 / joyce.borthwick@crescentevents.co.uk
 

THE VENUE
  • Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS
  • Please see link about how to travel to Our Dynamic Earth including parking information
PARKING

OVERNIGHT BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION 
We have arranged with the Macdonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, for a bedroom allocation to be available on Monday 3rd February 2020.  
  • The preferred room rate is £99 including bed and breakfast for single occupancy.  Please contact the hotel directly as follows:
  • Telephone number:  0344 879 9000 (selecting option 2, then option 2)
  • Booking reference number: Crescent Events Block ID 38998238
  • Macdonald Holyrood Hotel websiteLINK
  • Parking at the hotel: limited to 20 spaces / cost of £25 for 24hrs  
Terms & Conditions of the Hotel Apply:
  • Please note: This room rate will be available for booking until 13th January 2020
  • Cancellation terms = 72 hours prior to the date of arrival without charge
  • Please note it is your responsibility to book, guarantee and pay for your own accommodation


Other Accommodation:  for a wide range of accommodation in Edinburgh please visit the VisitScotland website  

CONFIRMED PROGRAMME..... as it evolves (timings to follow shortly)

THE MESSAGE & THE MEDIUM
Richard Stephenson, Entrepreneur, Owner & CEO, YUDU Sentinel

Jim Preen,  Director, Crisis Management,  YUDU Sentinel

  • When Marshall McLuhan coined the phrase the ‘medium is the message’ in the early sixties it was his contention that a particular medium affects society in which it’s used and not just because of the content or message it delivers. In effect the medium shapes and manipulates the message.  He could only have dreamed of Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook and all the other social media that pervade our lives today. But he’s right, the forum in which we communicate does influence the message, perhaps more so now than when he was alive. 
  • We examine and provide examples as to how the medium shapes the message.


THE KEY RISKS AROUND IOT, WI-FI AND BLUETOOTH
Bill Buchanan, Professor, Edinburgh Napier University 

  • While the core of our organisations is often well-protected and well monitored, there are often attacks around the edges of an infrastructure and within mobile devices. This presentation will outline the risks around IoT and mobile devices, and provide practical demonstrations of scanning and around the risks of security vulnerabilities in Wi-fi and Bluetooth networks.



Return of the “Resilience Zone”........ Pop in for a chat with the Scottish Continuity Board Members and other professionals and network with other delegates on topics such as

  • Business Continuity and Recovery
  • Incident and Crisis Management
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Emergency Messaging
  • The SC membership packages and upcoming events
  • …..And please pick up a complimentary Tunnock’s Teacake 

    Resilience Zone Sponsored by 

 

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

  SANDRA RIDDELL, CHAIR, SCOTTISH CONTINUITY
Sandra is DXC Technology’s Corporate Business Resilience Global Manager and a board member on the Scottish Continuity Group. She began her IT career 24 years ago as a Software Engineer at GEC Marconi after graduating from Edinburgh’s Napier University. Moving from GEC Marconi to BAE Systems to CSC to DXC Technology, Sandra has worked in software development, infrastructure project management, disaster recovery and now in business resilience. Looking back, she never realised she was so resilient, nor that she would get to play a key role in establishing DXC’s corporate business resilience policy and program in April 2017 and go on to maintain and develop that corporate program. 2 years on, DXC has 134,000 staff across 70 countries with 6000 clients and an ever expanding brief given our digital transformation journey.

In her role as facilitator, she will bring her personality, energy, warmth and knowledge to connect Scottish Continuity Group members with the speakers and their stories and messages.

Twitter:  @scotcontinuity

Website:  www.scottishcontinuity.com

RICHARD STEPHENSON, CEO, YUDU SENTINEL

Details to follow......

  JIM PREEN, CRISIS MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR, YUDU SENTINEL

Jim is crisis management director at YUDU Sentinel where he runs crisis exercises helping clients become conversant with the firm’s crisis communication software while overcoming simulated emergencies. He also presents the company’s webinars and runs crisis communication masterclasses. Prior to that, he was head of media at Crisis Solutions, a crisis management agency. A post he held for fifteen years. In another life he was a journalist working at ABC News where he covered such stories as the Gulf War, the Bosnian conflict and the Concorde crash. He won two Emmys for work. He is also an engaging public speaker and conference host.
 

Twitter:  @yudusentinel

Website:  www.yudu.com/sentinel 

SIMON HANKINS, HEAD OF SECURITY OPERATIONS, PARLIAMENTARY SECURITY DEPARTMENT, UK PARLIAMENT 

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  Russell pearson, director, alert cascade limited

Russell is a technical sales professional, with an emergency services background. Having experienced major incidents from the "ground level", he is passionate about the delivery of high availability, resilient, communication solutions that allow users to communicate, collaborate and co-ordinate during an emergency or business disruption.

Russell’s 17+ years experience in the business continuity communications sector gives him a unique insight into the needs of customers and the potential solutions available. With a focus on “real world” solutions, Russell’s background helps to drive the company’s focus on delivering cost effective scaleable solutions that are easy to implement in any sized organisation.

Twitter:  @AlertCascade

Website: www.alertcascade.com

  BILL BUCHANAN, PROFESSOR, EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY 

Bill Buchanan is a Professor in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University, a Fellow of the BCS, and a Principal Fellow of the HEA. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2017 Birthday Honours for services to cybersecurity. 

He l lives and works in Edinburgh, and is a believer in fairness, justice, and freedom. His social media tagline reflects his strong belief in changing the world for the better: “A Serial Innovator. An Old World Breaker. A New World Creator.” He has a strong belief in the power of education, and in supporting innovation from every angle. Over the years, Bill has developed a deep love of all things related to cryptography, especially in the areas of Zero Knowledge Proof (ZKP), homomorphic encryption, lightweight cryptography, quantum-robust cryptography, and blockchain methods. Bill is a prolific creator of academic and research work, and is now working on books related to Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and AI and Cybersecurity. 

Over the past few years he has also developed one of the most extensive cryptography sites on the Internet (asecuritysite.com). His work has included 29 academic books and over 280 academic papers, along with being an editor-in-chief for the Journal of Cyber Security Technology and for a Cybersecurity series of books. Bill’s research has led to three successful spin-out companies, including Zonefox, and he has developed a number of patents. Bill’s work has shown extensive impact, and this was awarded an “Outstanding Contribution to Knowledge Exchange” award at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange awards, and a Cyber Evangelist of the Year award in 2016. Recently his work on Secret Shares received “Innovation of the Year” at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. 

Bill regularly appears on TV and radio, related to computer security and has given evidence to both the UK and Scottish parliaments. He was also included in the FutureScot “Top 50 Scottish Tech People Who Are Changing The World”.   

T
witter:   @billatnapier

Website: Asecuritysite.com



EXHIBITORS

Confirmed exhibitors include:

PLATINUM  SPONSOR




ALERT CASCADE LIMITED provides resilient UK based mass communication services, enabling you to easily share vital information in seconds. Whether you're an organisation telling staff about business disruptions, a company with warning and informing duties under COMAH/REPPIR regulations, or a charity keeping in touch with supporters, our cost-effective solutions can help.

Organisation Name: AlertCascade Limited

Contact:  Emma Lane, Operations Manager

Tel:  01733 785999

Address: Rutland House, Lynch Wood, Peterborough PE2 6PZ

Email: emma@alertcascade.co.uk

Website:  www.alertcascade.co.uk

Twitter: @AlertCascade 

F24 is the leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider for emergency notification and crisis management for sensitive and critical communications in Europe.  With FACT24, F24 is able to offer a highly innovative solution and help customers all over the world to successfully and efficiently manage incidents, emergencies and critical situations.

Organisation Name:  F24

Contact:  Matthew Davies, Acount, Service & Migration Manager

Email:  office_uk@f24.com

Tel:  01923 432715

Address: Cardinal Point, Park Road, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1RE

Website:  www.f24.com/en

National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO)

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PULSANT

Details to follow.....


 

SCOTTISH CONTINUITY was formed in 1995 to enable the free-flow of information on best practice in Business Continuity Management in Scotland.  The organisation is dedicated to
  • acting as an independent forum for benchmarking current Business Continuity practice
  • encouraging and supporting the application of Business Continuity 'best practice' through networking events, conferences and training events
  • encouraging the development and provision of Business Continuity related education, training and development activities within the Scottish training provider community
  • encouraging and supporting conferences, meetings, seminars and social events arranged for the benefit of the membership on a non-profit basis

Organisation Name:  Scottish Continuity 
 

Contact:  Joyce Borthwick, Scottish Continuity Secretary
 

Tel:  07388 451610
 

Email: info@scottishcontinuity.com
 

Website: www.scottishcontinuity.com 
 

Twitter:  @scotcontinuity

SUNGARD AVAILABILITY SERVICES (SUNGARD AS) helps businesses ensure their IT and infrastructure are resilient and recoverable. Our approach to data protection and recovery prepares you for disruptive or disastrous events by spanning the people, processes and technology involved in everyday business operation.

Email:     contactme@sungardas.com
 

Tel:          0800 143 143
 

Address: Unit 8, Heathrow Corporate Park, Green Lane, Hounslow, Middlesex  TW4 6WR
 

Website:  www.sungardas.co.uk
 

Twitter:    @SungardASUK 

 


CLICK HERE FOR HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2019 EVENT


Recent feedback: 

Russell Pearson, Alert Cascade (Platinum Sponsor) said....

“A really good mixed audience. We made some new connections with potential new customers, and also had the

opportunity to meet up face to face with existing customers.

We also had the opportunity to re-connect with old contacts who have moved on to new roles”

“ the sponsorship provided value for money and that was the level of investment that we like to make for events/conferences”

 

the Resilience Zone was a very good idea, great for networking among conference attendees”

"our presence was extremely useful as we were able to meet with and reinforce our relationships with existing customers as well as meet new prospects”

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

Joyce Borthwick, Crescent Events Limited

Tel: 07388 451610 | Email: joyce.borthwick@crescentevents.co.uk

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Email: info@scottishcontinuity.com

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