Identifying Critical Vendors & Understanding Their Crisis Resiliency
Presented by Ron Brown and Terrence McGrane of PricewaterhouseCoopers
Businesses are ever more dependent on the services they receive from 3rd parties and how they support customers during a crisis. Will your critical vendor’s crisis become your crisis, and will proving to your key customers that you’ll be flexible to help them through their crisis event impact your business? Join us as presenter Ron Brown will discuss how to: understand and identify drivers leading to increased vendor resiliency risk; incorporate leading practices for understanding how well your critical vendors are managing their business interruption risks; develop a framework for classifying vendor resiliency risk; and create a vendor resiliency assessment roadmap.
In addition, PwC has conducted the “State of the Internal Audit Profession” Study for the past nine years. In 2012, the Study was refocused to take the perspective of the three key customers of the Internal Audit function (i.e., Audit Committee, executive management and third-party regulators). Terrence McGrane will share the extraordinary findings from the first customer-centric Study and will provide an update on the results of the 2013 “State of the Internal Audit Profession” Study.
Ron Brown is a Managing Director with PwC’s Governance, Risk and Compliance practice. He leads the East and Midwest business continuity practice and has more than 25 years of relevant experience. He has worked for various clients across multiple industries to help establish structured and consistent BC programs to improve operational performance. Ron has broad experience advising senior executives, boards of public companies and government organizations on issues relating to business continuity management, disaster recovery technology, strategy, risk, business process recovery, operational performance and management, crisis management, security and critical infrastructure protection. Ron is a Certified Business Continuity Professional, has a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and an MBA.
Terrence McGrane is a Director in PwC’s Risk Assurance Practice with over 30 years of experience in designing, developing and deploying high performance internal audit functions. In addition to being the CAE for four Fortune 200 publically traded companies, he has also been either a Partner or Director at 3 of the Big 4 CPA firms. Mr. McGrane was instrumental in bringing internal audit and risk assurance services to the Olympics, having designed the internal audit functions for the Atlanta, Sydney (Australia) and Salt Lake City Olympic Games. He has extensive international internal audit experience, having spent more than 12 years outside the US conducting audits in 56 countries on six continents. He holds a BA Degree in Economics and an MBA in Accounting from Pace University in New York Ciity.