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Strengthening Collective Resilience: Third-Party Engagement in Operational Resilience

April 10, 2024

3:10 - 4:00 PM

Valley of the Sun E

In an increasingly interconnected world, the resilience of an organization's operations extends far beyond its own walls. Third-party vendors and suppliers play a pivotal role in maintaining operational resilience, yet engaging them effectively can be a complex challenge. Join us for an insightful session that delves into the principles of the Operational Resilience Framework (ORF) and explores innovative ways to engage third-parties in bolstering collective resilience.

Mark Orsi | CEO | Global Resilience Federation (GRF)

Mark Orsi is the Chief Executive Officer of Global Resilience Federation (, a non-profit with the mission to develop and support threat intelligence and information sharing communities including manufacturing, education, operations technology, financial services, retail and hospitality, legal and professional services, energy, health, and oil and natural gas. Mr. Orsi led strategic efforts for several prominent Fortune 100 companies, working directly with CIOs and CISOs to develop, deploy, and improve security controls protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information. Mark joined the company from JPMorgan Chase where he served as executive director and product owner for cybersecurity and technology controls. Prior to JPMorgan, Mr. Orsi served KPMG as director of cybersecurity, and Goldman Sachs as vice president of technology risk. Mark holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MS in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland.

Brian Katula | Technical Project Manager | Global Resilience Federation (GRF)

Brian Katula has been immersed in Operational Resilience since the beginning of his professional career. From the research of existing best practices and regulations, to co-authoring the GRF Operational Resilience Framework alongside numerous industry experts, he has focused his work on business continuity, supporting the development of multiple implementation and tabletop exercises. He is versed in facilitating discussion between senior executives from multiple sectors on complex and sensitive issues that are common in Operational Resilience. Katula has an undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland and is currently working to obtain his MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business.

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