The Failover Plan Podcast

EP22: Gamifying Business Continuity | James MacDonnell

December 14, 2020

Episode Summary:

Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. Today on the podcast, we’re talking with James MacDonnell - Director, Crisis Management and Business Continuity at BDO USA. James is a risk management, business continuity, and crisis management professional with more than 18 years of experience helping Fortune 100 clients and federal agencies prepare for and respond to crises and emerging risks. But what he’s especially good at is developing ways to gamify business continuity activities. You’re going to want to hear how it works and the benefits it has brought to many programs. And you’ll even get to hear my experience of gamifying my BIA collection.

Guest Bio:

James MacDonnell is a risk management, business continuity, and crisis management professional with more than 18 years of experience helping Fortune 100 clients and federal agencies prepare for and respond to crises and emerging risks. He has designed enterprise risk management, business continuity and crisis management programs involving diverse stakeholders in support of commercial, national security and military clients. James has experience providing crisis response support during real world events across multiple threat vectors including product recall, extortion events, workplace violence, cyber-attacks, natural disasters and corporate misconduct events. He is frequently sought as a guest speaker at conferences and guest lecturer for top tier universities.

James has served clients globally across nearly all industry types including manufacturing and distribution, financial services, energy and utilities, medical research and pharmaceuticals, professional sports leagues, non-profit, consumer products, government, higher education and hospitality. He has worked extensively on enhancing the public private partnerships, including several years supporting multiple programs within the Department of Homeland Security.

Guest Links:

jmacdonnell@bdo.com

Linkedin

BDO.com

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