The Importance of Preparedness Awareness for Organizations
Held on 29th September 2022
The risk landscape is evolving due to emerging risks, evolving regulations, and everyday business has become a surging challenge in a post-Covid-19 world. In wake of Preparedness Month 2022 during the month of September, Ascent hosted an hour-long live interactive ‘Webinar’ session on the 29th of September, Thursday discussing about “The Importance of Preparedness Awareness for Organizations’ at 08:00 am EST. The event was hosted by industry experts Kundan Shekhawat (CEO & Founder), Sajid Shaikh (Product Head), Martin Gierczak (Vice President), and Pushkar Jha (Vice President).
The session helped attendees with a better understanding of how preparing in advance can be a game-changer for their business. The event highlighted pressing concerns revolving around business continuity, operational resilience, and crisis & disaster management along with the answers given by the industry’s leading experts. Attendees learned best practices to integrate and optimize readiness and response activities to protect their business, people, reputation, and revenue. Our experts also provided strategic guidance on how technology plays a crucial role during disruptions, and how the evolution of autonomous technology will help businesses strengthen their resilience.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
CEO & Founder
Kundan Shekhawat is the Founder & CEO of Ascent Technology Consulting. He holds extensive experience in financial services and expertise in Product Development Engineering, Strategy, and P&L Management. He carries 14 years of experience in business continuity management and has been regarded as a qualified Business Continuity professional practitioner from DRI International and Lead Auditor ISO 22301:2012 & ISO 9001:2015 from BSI Training Institute.
Over 15+ years of experience in banking in business continuity management, BCM Framework, BCM Policy, and Crisis Management. He has successfully developed and implemented a business continuity management solution for one of the largest international financial institutions and the biggest Islamic bank in Abu Dhabi.
Martin takes pride in helping businesses ‘bounce back’ from shocks but also internalizes growth and development strategies so the business can evolve and adapt to dynamic and interconnected environments. Martin also helps his community through mentorship. He is a mentor with The Forum, the City of Markham’s small business Digital Resiliency program, Disaster Recovery Journal, and the Ontario Association of Emergency Managers.
VP Client Delivery
With over 20 years of experience in various stages of the sourcing lifecycle, Pushkar has led Transitions, Operations, and Business Development teams at several BPM organizations, besides managing B2B relationships with fortune 50 clients. As head of Client Deliveries at Ascent, he ensures the projects are managed from kick-off to delivery on time, on budget, and on brief, while helping the team members grow.