News from PANTA RAY
Alberto Mattia MBCI, Chief Executive Officer of PANTA RAY, is one of the 3 shortlisted for the title of ‘Continuity and Resilience Consultant 2017’
On 8 November, in London, during the Gala Dinner of the BCI World Conference & Exhibition 2016, Gianna Detoni won the BCI Achievement Award for her significant commitment to developing a culture of Continuity and Resilience and the service rendered to the BCI in the role of BCI Italy Forum Leader.
Brussels – March 22, 2016: the human empathy, the cynicism of the business and the need for resilience
In the social context, the tragic moments automatically provoke a very strong sense of empathy towards those who suffer and live the tragedy under their skin. Conversely, the world of business reasons according to completely different rules and does not allow anyone to stop, as it would compromise the dynamics of the ‘engine’.
The (criminal) reason why terrorist attacks so often happen in the rush hour is obvious. Also, as much as we discuss improving security in cities and the public-private coordination and communication in a critical event, it is equally obvious that we will always be particularly exposed to the risk of terrorism in the rush hour.
For several months now, in the areas of security and business continuity management a debate on the Expo 2015 risks is taking place. Not only for Milan, also for all the cities of art or for the Italian touristic destinations in general. The discussion is not trivial.
It is September 15, 2008. Two days after the activation of a real crisis committee – convened by the American government in the person of the Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, coordinated by Timothy Geithner (at the time, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York ) and with the involvement of the top management of all major US banks – during the night, Lehman Brothers Holdings announces the intention to request the protection under Chapter 11, in the event of bankruptcy.
On March 5, during the morning, we learned from the Social Media that the buildings of the Sole 24 Ore and PricewaterhouseCoopers in via Monte Rosa in Milan were evacuated due to a bomb threat. The headquarter of PANTA RAY / HI CARE Association is a few hundred meters away, so we immediately applied our protocol that – in this case – is to lower the blinds and evacuate the offices away from the epicenter of the risk in direction of a predetermined collection point.