Ariel Conn oversees media and outreach at the Future of Life Institute, and she founded Mag10 Media, an organization dedicated to improving science communication. She’s studied English, physics and geophysics, and her background is a mix of advertising, marketing, and scientific research. She’s worked with NASA, multiple National Labs, and multiple universities, including MIT and Virginia Tech.
In a career spanning half a century Allen Hundley has worked in broadcast engineering, completed most of a PhD in political science (ABD), and was an executive producer for some years at NPR in Washington. Along the way he won an Emmy award, an Armstrong award, and was one of twelve mid career journalists out of 2,000 applicants to be selected to be a National Endowment for the Humanities Journalism Fellow. The fellowship was modeled after the Nieman program at Harvard and entailed a year of independent study at the University of Michigan. Al chose to study philosophy of science and epistemology.
After leaving the network Al spent two decades in more than a dozen poor and often war torn nations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America working as a technical consultant for various organizations including the UN, NATO, USAID, several large international corporations, a refugee aid organization, and medical missionaries. The educational broadcast station he designed and built for the International Rescue Committee was identified as the most successful USAID funded project in Honduras during that period.
Currently he hosts a weekly one-hour radio program The Next Chapter which deals with science, technology, and public policy and is heard over much of the US and southern Canada. Al now lives in the little town of Manistique in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
35 years experience in organisational resilience and risk management related issues gained over 14 years intensive international commercial consulting, focusing on crisis management and organisation level resilience, experience underpinned by a 21 year military career in operational resilience
- specialities are Crisis Management, Exercises and Organisational Resilience and Business Continuity Management (BCM). ISO 22316, ISO22398, ISO 22301
Considerable experience in building corporate mechanisms for organisational resilience including:
- crisis and incident management in major global organisations, extensive crisis case studies
- training/coaching/buy-in for executive management and exercising strategic level teams in varied risk scenarios
- lead adviser on major projects such as BCM programme design, implementation/assurance at organisational level - wide cross section of sectors.
- contributed as co-opted panel member on BS 11200 crisis management, PD 25666 and ISO 22398
- specialist experience in design and facilitation of exercises, including live exercises and post incident review/organisational learning. Led design of the first UK national 2012 Olympics C3 exercise.
- risk management problem solving, scenario work and specific risk planning
- experienced and enthusiastic speaker and trainer
Specialties: organisational resilience, crisis management, exercises, business continuity management (BCM) programmes, crisis communications, risk communication, CBRN, scenario planning, war games, emergency management, incident management, risk management, post incident learning, capability audit, organisational learning, debriefs, bench-marking, humanitarian, HR crisis procedures, Olympics, Pitt review, pandemic, assurance, command and control, serious games, information fusion, human data interfaces, experiential learning, ICS, speaker, BS65000, ISO 22398, BS11200, consulting, existential risks