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Executive Learning Partnership online event: A radical approach to business resiliency with Guest Speaker Gary Ford

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Online Executive Learning Seminar!

The Chilworth Partnership would like to invite you to join an online seminar focusing on a radical approach to business resiliency, hosted by the Southampton Business School via Zoom.  


In a rapidly changing world, the next crisis is just around the corner. From pandemics to IT failure, from badly worded CEO tweets to cyber-crime and data loss, every business has to be vigilant and build defences, against the risks they know about.


Thank you inst (2)But what about the things that you don’t know you don’t know? If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that a pandemic isn’t like we thought it would be. So, how do systemically design and build capabilities that are ready to deal with the unknown?


In this interactive session, we will be looking at how traditional roles need to be re-imagined, how investment in business resiliency needs to shift and discuss practical approaches that enables all parts of an organization to be ready to prevent or respond to their own crisis.



We are delighted to be joined by Gary as our guest speaker for the workshop. Gary is an independent consultant working across the IT sector and the wider management environment. With 30 years of experience, most recently as a Managing Director at JP Morgan Chase where his responsibilities included managing the technology incident management and business continuity functions.



If you would like to attend as our guest, free of charge, please email  Ruth Snell at


Thank you inst (1)Key Learning Outcomes

Following this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Create new business resiliency plans that take into account a fresh approach
  • Identify where they can take action to increase the resilience of their organisation
  • Define new skills and roles for their organisation.




Content & Learning Styles

The workshop will present unique collateral and insights around business resiliency.


Introductory presentations will be followed by breakout sessions with questions and contributions from the audience. Peer learning is a big part of the day and you will be given every opportunity to share ideas and learn not only from the speaker but also from others in the group.


Topics explored will include:

  • The basics of business resiliency
  • Designing a learning approach to dealing with every new crisis
  • Embedding resilient practices into the core of your organisation.



Screenshot 2020-11-03 at 2.08.24 PMSpeaker Profile:

Gary Ford is an independent consultant working across the IT sector and the wider management environment. He is the founder of Moonshot Consultancy Ltd. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the IT industry, focused on Financial Services. Most recently, Gary was a Managing Director within Global Technology at JPMorgan Chase (JPM), a large US financial services organisation with over 270,000 employees. Whilst there, he led a number of strategic programmes across the firm, as well as running several large IT service management functions for their Corporate and Investment Bank.


This included managing the technology incident management function for 3 years, as well as overseeing business continuity functions for various departments across multiple JPMorgan global business locations. Gary lives with his wife, Julie, in Hampshire on the edge of the Meon Valley. They have 2 children, Isabella who is a Press Officer for the Department of Health and Social Care, and Lily, who is studying Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff School of Journalism



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Executive Learning Partnership online event

Topic: ‘A radical approach to business resiliency,’

Guest Speaker: Gary Ford

Date: Wednesday 11th November 2020

Time: 1300-1500

Event via zoom