US Chamber of Commerce VP for National Security and Emergency Preparedness among IDCE Speakers

AnnBeauchesne 112The International Disaster Conference and Exposition (IDCE), which will take place February 10-12 in New Orleans, LA, offers keynotes and panels from some of the most respected names in the industry on the most pertinent and timely issues affecting communities today. This week, we’re highlighting these must-see presentations:

 “Contagious Epidemic Responses: Lessons Learned”

Featuring: John Ging, Director of the Operational Division, United Nations, Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Also invited: Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tuesday, February 10, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Both speakers will provide individual speeches – from both a national and a global perspective – and then conclude with a Q&A session to include both participants.

 “21st Century Cyber Risk Preparedness” Panel

Featuring: Ann Beauchesne, VP, National Security and Emergency Preparedness, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, plus, other panelists

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A panel of public and private sector emergency management and critical infrastructure experts will discuss current threats, the potential cascading consequences of cyber attack, and other key considerations in preparing for possible digital disasters. Join panel moderator Ann Beauchesne, IDCE 2015 for this timely discussion about cyber risk and resilience.

“New Initiatives from HHS”

Featuring: Edward Gabriel, MPA, EMT-P, CEM, CBCP, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tuesday, February 10, 10:30am-11:45am

Edward J. Gabriel serves as principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) on all matters pertaining to and in support of the Department’s public health emergency preparedness and response and recovery activities, programs, and policies.

The full schedule can be viewed here:

Source: IDCE