Nalin Wijetilleke, Australasia Summit Programme Committee member, with his thoughts on 2019's programme

  • 27 Jun 2019

Nalin Wijetilleke MBA, AFBCI, MIoD, discusses his background in business continuity and reveals what he's most looking forward to at this year's BCI Australasia Summit. 

Nalin Wijetilleke

I got into Business Continuity practice exactly 20 years ago, when my company was getting prepared for the Y2k compliance. Ever since I have not looked back. I saw the value Business Continuity could add to any organisation, irrespective of its size or what business there in. I have been consistently updating by BC skills and knowledge over the years.

BCI Australasia Summit has been a great annual event that has given me the opportunity not only to learn and understand emerging Business Continuity and Organisational Resilience concepts but also to network with like-minded practitioners and experts in the field. I have not missed a single summit for the past 6 years and looking forward to attending this year too.

I am particularly excited to listen to two sessions. Bob Weir’s keynote speech, talking on ‘why businesses fail and the journey through our irrational minds’. This is a very relevant topic, still unclear many of us. And also, to Dr Charlotte Brown who is going to talk about ‘Preparing for the big one’. From a business continuity practitioners’ point of view, we always think that ‘the big one’ is yet to come. But, when and how? I am sure it will be really interesting to listen to Charlotte to know how she looks into the future! 

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