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Shortlist announced for the BCI Middle East Awards

Shortlist announced for the BCI Middle East Awards

News   •   Jun 15, 2017 15:59 BST

The Business Continuity Institute is pleased to announce the shortlist for its Middle East Awards, an annual celebration of the best, brightest and most innovative in the business continuity and resilience industry across the region. The awards are due to be presented at ceremony in the UAE later this year.

Diplomatic tensions disrupting Qatari supply chains

Diplomatic tensions disrupting Qatari supply chains

News   •   Jun 08, 2017 09:39 BST

When we're developing our business continuity programmes, do we consider political rows a threat to our organization? Do we consider whether a dispute between countries could filter down and affect us?

Setting the standard for business continuity in the Middle East

Setting the standard for business continuity in the Middle East

News   •   May 30, 2016 10:31 BST

At the Fleming 6th Annual Business Continuity and Emergency Response Forum in Abu Dhabi, the Business Continuity Institute presented its annual Middle East Awards to recognize the high standard of excellence demonstrated by business continuity and resilience professionals and organizations across the region.

The best of business continuity in the Middle East

The best of business continuity in the Middle East

News   •   May 11, 2015 16:22 BST

The BCI Middle East Conference is not just an occasion for business continuity and resilience professionals to learn about best practice in the industry, it is also an opportunity to recognise the contribution made by a select group of individuals and organizations from across the region through the ​Business Continuity Instit​ute's ​Middle East Awards.

Ensuring resiliency in a World Cup legacy

Ensuring resiliency in a World Cup legacy

News   •   May 08, 2015 10:21 BST

In 2022, Qatar will host one of the biggest sporting events in the world - the ​FIFA World Cup. In doing so it will become the first Arab country to host such a prestigious tournament, and perhaps the smallest country ever to do so.

PwC to sponsor the BCI Middle East Conference

PwC to sponsor the BCI Middle East Conference

News   •   Apr 28, 2015 11:34 BST

The ​Business Continuity Institute is delighted that ​PwC is to be the headline sponsor of the ​BCI Middle East Conference at the Oryx Rotana in Doha, Qatar on the 11th and 12th May.

The relevance of business continuity guidance for small and medium sized businesses

The relevance of business continuity guidance for small and medium sized businesses

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2015 11:38 BST

SME are susceptible to the same set of threats that are faced by the rest of the industry. The likelihood of such threats is different in an SME environment than for the general corporate world – for instance while an SME may face adverse weather and unplanned utility outage with perhaps the same probability or frequency, the risk of cyber-attack or data breach may be less likely.

His Excellency the Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar to open BCI Middle East Conference

His Excellency the Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar to open BCI Middle East Conference

News   •   Apr 20, 2015 09:50 BST

In what is recognition of the high profile nature of the BCI Middle East Conference, His Excellency the Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar – Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada – will open the conference and provide the welcome address.

5 cognitive biases to recognize and resist

5 cognitive biases to recognize and resist

Blog posts   •   Apr 13, 2015 10:18 BST

Risks and threats are not guaranteed. Probability will always play a part. Otherwise our investments would always pay off and we’d all be Wall Street millionaires. However, we as humans come psychologically hard-wired (each to different degrees) with certain cognitive biases that influence our understanding of probability and risk.

Hardening the organisation

Hardening the organisation

Blog posts   •   Apr 01, 2015 10:55 BST

The recent crises in western media all point to a systemic failure to manage context, risk, dependency, information, staff and crises in a proper manner. Our research team has spent the last four years looking at these problems and it is proposed that there is a stage beyond resilience called ‘hardening’ that makes organisations even more capable of resisting threats and attacks.

So what’s all this about black swans?

So what’s all this about black swans?

Blog posts   •   Mar 23, 2015 14:11 GMT

So, first things first. What’s a black swan? Let’s get a definition out of the way: a black swan, to paraphrase Naseem Taleb, is an event that is (1) unpredictable, (2) massively game-changing and (3) in hindsight completely foreseeable. If it does not embody all three elements it’s not a black swan. Taleb says they’re rare – I say that’s changing.

The Business Continuity Institute Middle East Conference 2015

The Business Continuity Institute Middle East Conference 2015

News   •   Nov 24, 2014 11:23 GMT

Following its success in 2014, the Business Continuity Institute will again be hosting the BCI Middle East Conference in 2015, this time in Doha, Qatar on the 11th and 12th May. Over the two days, the conference will focus on the latest thinking and best practice in continuity and resilience.

Inaugural BCI Middle East Conference paves way for more resilient organizations in the Middle East

Inaugural BCI Middle East Conference paves way for more resilient organizations in the Middle East

News   •   May 22, 2014 13:41 BST

Over 100 industry leaders and experts in the field of Business Continuity and its related disciplines got together to share ideas, vision and take home best practices that will help build organizational resilience at the first ever BCI Middle East Conference and Exhibition held at The Address, Dubai Marina.

Winners of the BCI Middle East Awards 2013 are announced

Winners of the BCI Middle East Awards 2013 are announced

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2013 14:55 BST

A special reception held today in Dubai played host to the BCI Middle East Awards 2013. Some 50 BC professionals and organizations gathered together to celebrate the winners and to pay homage to the talents and achievements of some of the best BC professionals and organizations working in the Middle East Region. Read on to find out who the winners were.

Shortlist for BCI Middle East Awards 2013 is announced

Shortlist for BCI Middle East Awards 2013 is announced

Press Releases   •   May 08, 2013 10:51 BST

The BCI is pleased to announce the shortlist for the BCI Middle East Awards 2013. The BCI Middle East Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of Business Continuity professionals and organisations living in or operating in the Middle East. Congratulations to all our finalists! And here they are in no particular order...

Why the BCI Middle East Awards are important to raising the profile of BC in this region

Why the BCI Middle East Awards are important to raising the profile of BC in this region

Blog posts   •   Jan 29, 2013 13:54 GMT

Although Business Continuity Management has not been on the boardroom agenda of many organizations in the Middle East, it has still enjoyed a significant presence in the region. It is fact that Business Continuity is emerging as a very important area both for the government and private sector, which is confirmed by the recent release of the UAE BCM Standard.

Winners of the Inaugural BCI Middle East Awards announced

Winners of the Inaugural BCI Middle East Awards announced

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2012 09:42 BST

A special Gala Dinner and Awards sponsored by bank muscat took place in Abu Dhabi last night as an integral part of the BCM Middle East Summit to celebrate the winners of the first-ever BCI Middle East Awards. The BCI Middle East Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of business continuity professionals and organisations living or operating in the Middle East.