The Failover Plan Podcast

EP18: The Bus is Coming! What do we do? | David Lindstedt Mark Armour James Green

November 16, 2020

Episode Summary

So this week on the podcast we’re holding the first of hopefully several round table discussions with some well known voices within business continuity. Today's  conversation explores how COVID has changed many BC professional’s worldviews as inspired many to question how the industry will need to address various parts of the profession as we move forward.

Guest Bios:

Dr. David Lindstedt is a speaker, author, and champion for business continuity. Along with Mark Armour he founded and authored Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach. He is the founder of Adaptive BC Solutions ( and creator of three BC software systems. He consults, teaches, and advises on project management and business continuity.

Mark Armour is a business continuity leader with over 17 years of experience in the field. In that time, Mark has lead several global BC programs and has been directly involved in the response and recovery of well over a hundred separate operational disruptions, none of which were his fault. Mark is the author, along with David Lindstedt, PhD, of the Adaptive Business Continuity Manifesto and Adaptive Business Continuity: A New Approach. He is currently the Global Director of Business Continuity at Brink’s, Incorporated, the worldwide leader in cash management solutions and secure logistics. 

James Green is the Director of Risk Advisory Services at SAI Global.  James is passionate about business continuity and helps C-Suites around the world make their organizations more resilient not just during an incident, but as a fundamental part of day to day operations. James has spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry and has worked on risk events that have occurred all over the globe, whether it was civil unrest in Egypt during the Arab Spring or typhoons in the Pacific Rim.  Previously, Green was the global head of business continuity for Sykes Enterprises, a business process outsourcer with 50,000 employees and 80 locations worldwide. James holds the MBCI designation from the Business Continuity Institute, the Certified Business Continuity Professional certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International and is recognized as an Enterprise Risk Management Expert by the Credit Union National Association. James is a sought-after speaker, and has been interviewed by multiple publications, on the topics of workplace violence and integrated risk management. In 2020 he was named the Business Continuity Institute’s Continuity and Resilience Consultant of the Americas, becoming the first person to be honored with this award twice.


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