iluminr week 2020

Preparing for La Niña vs COVID-19

Duration: One hour

Expert Panellists:

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Lucia Mullen
Research Associate
Johns Hopkins University

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Craig Taylor
Head of Property
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Daniel Shields

Simon Petie
Director
Escalate Consulting

Marcus Vaughan

Marcus Vaughan
Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer
Catalyst Technologies

Hear from the panel as they deep dive into the unique lessons learnt from COVID-19 response and debriefs, natural disaster response during previous La Niña years, and lessons from the USA’s hurricane season, wildfire season and COVID-19 outbreaks.

Key discussion points:

  • Lessons from COVID-19 debriefs
  • Losses, impacts and lessons from previous La Niña events
  • Considerations for facing La Niña preparations, taking into account COVID-19 health exposures
  • Q&A

Some key takeaways:

  • Adaptability is key: Organizations need to be able to quickly respond and re-prioritize in the face of multiple events.
  • Prepare to respond confidently: What an organization does before an event will influence how well they navigate a crisis.
  • Re-assess your supply chain: Supply chains will continue to show fragility in 2021, with some being exposed to the global prioritization of vaccine distribution. Reassessment and contingency planning is key.