Brian Miller, President, Vanguard EMC Inc.



BIO - Brian Miller is a Partner at Vanguard EMC Inc, a thriving consultancy delivering best practice guidance for all aspects of emergency management and business continuity to government and enterprise clients throughout Canada. Brian is a certified business continuity professional, a certified DRI instructor as well as a certified lead auditor.
Prior to founding Vanguard EMC in 2001, Brian was the Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity at Bell Canada for 12 years. He has extensive experience and leadership in business continuity, emergency management, telecommunications and labour relations. He believes in sharing his accumulated knowledge by teaching business continuity and emergency management for the Disaster Recovery Institute. Brian is a former contract instructor at the Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Sciences as well as Development Dimensions International. He has taught the disciplines of emergency management, business continuity, and exercise design to over 5000 individuals since 1996. 
Through his leadership at Vanguard EMC, Brian has supported the development of effective and easy-to-use business continuity and emergency management plans for a wide variety of private and federal government organizations.
Brian has served as the President of the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada, the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness and DRIE Ottawa for multiple terms. He has written many articles and appeared several times as a subject matter expert on CTV News. In March 2016 he was bestowed with the DRI International Lifetime Achievement Award in Business Continuity Planning to recognize his contributions to the profession.

Presentation  Title - Incident Management: Back to the Future click to find presentation

Synopsis - How yesterdays incidents inform our future response and recovery.
This session will look at some of the incidents that Brian Miller has
experienced over the years and how those events have contributed to
the best practices in use today.

Key Points that an Attendee will take away from Brian's presentation:

  •  Application of lessons identified to improve future response and recovery
  • Seek opportunities to learn from the experience of others

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