Harvey Betan is a certified business continuity (BC) planning consultant with experience in
disaster recovery (DR) in both technology and business functions. He migrated to BC after the
restoration of a large insurance company with a major presence in the World Trade Center on Sept.
11. His career has spanned a dozen years in business continuity after a 15 year career as a senior
manager in information technology for the financial, insurance and non-profit sectors. He has
guided government agencies and private companies to prepare disaster recovery plans and exercises
to determine readiness and impact of specific events. Betan has also written articles on business
continuity and disaster recovery for various industry periodicals, and conducted seminars at DRJ
and CPM conferences on pandemic planning and crisis management, and has been on numerous expert
panels on business continuity planning.