Dickenson Y. Africa

Deputy Director, Business Continuity Management Group, Risk and Compliance Office Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Mr. Dickenson Y. Africa is the Head of the Business Continuity Management Group of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). As part of the Risk and Compliance Office, his group leads the implementation of the Business Continuity Management System of the BSP. Mr. Africa has more than twenty years of extensive experience in both internal and external audit, particularly in conducting risk-based audit and assessment of Information Systems (IS) governance, IS controls, security, risk management and business continuity management systems of financial institutions.

Mr. Africa is also the Director for Knowledge and a member of the Board of Trustees of ISACA Manila Chapter. ISACA is an international non-profit, professional organization that promotes IT governance. It has more than 100,000 members globally with different career profiles such as Chief Information Officers, auditors, and IT security professionals. ISACA Manila Chapter currently has more than 1,000 IS control and audit professionals and executives as members.

Mr. Africa is a subject matter expert of IT governance, audit, controls, risk management and business continuity management and consistently recognized by both government and private entities, including domestic and international organizations such as the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), ISACA Manila Chapter, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), the Association of CPAs in Education (ACPAE), Association of CPAs in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI). Aside from his certifications, he obtained his professional education on Business Continuity Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Africa served as the lead facilitator of the banking sector in the 2012 Multi-Sectoral Functional Exercise (MFE) of Pandemic and All-Hazard Preparedness sponsored and organized by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The MFE was participated in by various government and private entities with the aim of promoting “whole-of-society” preparedness.

Pre-Conference Workshops - 10 August 2020

Monday, August 10th, 2020

12:00 PM Workshop D: Build your Own Business Continuity Framework and Principles

§  Achieving maximum level of preparedness
§  Executing recovery strategies and tactical plans
§  Preserving the readiness of location recovery
Business continuity management generated the most significant interest in 2020 with the Taal volcano eruption and COVID-10 Novel Coronavirus that shook the business community globally.
Is your business able to withstand global disruptions and scares? Do you have a sustainable Business Continuity Management framework?
The importance of business continuity is to instill organizational resiliency and to empower BCM managers to design and create awareness through best practices, frameworks, and critical success factors.
Join this workshop as we feature real-life case studies to give you a better understanding of the importance of business continuity planning.
Benefits of attending:
§  Understanding the use of the risk analysis frameworks in BCM planning
§  Encouraging organizational resiliency with appropriate BCM strategies in place
§  Identifying and analyzing potential threats and corresponding to the potential impact
§  Identifying functions that are critical to business operations and having appropriate alternative business continuity strategy options

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Dickenson.

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