Area Executive Vice President, Business Continuity & Resilience Solutions Practice Leader of National Risk Control, Gallagher
Robert (Bob) Perlman leads the Business Continuity and Resilience Practice for Gallagher’s National Risk Control business unit. This practice provides risk-consulting services to a variety of companies in retail, life sciences, chemicals, heavy industry, transportation, real estate, and consumer products as well as public entities. Perlman was President of Continuum Solutions Ltd that was acquired by Gallagher in February 2016.
Perlman has extensive experience in risk consulting. He was practice leader for Booz Allen Hamilton’s Commercial Resilience business. In this capacity, he served as client relationship manager and project manager for a variety of global Fortune 100 clients in life sciences, consumer and media, financial services, and infrastructure. Capabilities included program management, strategic risk assessments, plan development/implementation, governance programs as well as testing/training/exercising.
Session 5 - Business Continuity and Resilience: A Path to Resilience
October 14, 2021, 2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), 2020 saw a record-breaking U.S. wildfire season, which burned more than 10.2 million acres. California more than doubled its previous annual record for area burned (last set in 2018), with over 4.1 million acres. “In total, it is clear that 2020 stands head and shoulders above all other years in regard to the number of billion-dollar disasters,” says the NCEI in its billion-dollar disaster report.
Although California workplaces can’t control wildfires and other unexpected occurrences, employers can successfully survive such events, provided they invest the time and resources needed to be prepared. So, what actions should you take to be ready to combat a disaster in the Golden State? In this session, a safety expert will help you understand the importance of business continuity and how to remain resilient in times of crisis.
You’ll also learn:
• How to better prepare for “known & unknown” threats/vulnerabilities,
• Why business continuity is essential in building a resilient organization,
• How to identify critical processes that need immediate recovery during a crisis, and
• What technologies are available to increase preparedness, response, and recovery to natural disasters.