William G. (Bill) Raisch
None of us, no matter the size and depth of our organizations, can fully address the current and emerging threats that confront us.
Going forward, collaboration on these shared threats is a matter of organizational survival.
William G. (Bill) Raisch is the founding Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University.
InterCEP was established in 2004 as the world’s first research, development and engagement center dedicated to operational resilience. The Center’s mission is to work globally to advance business, government and NGO collaboration on shared risks to their operations. The Center addresses current and emerging threats across the spectrum of natural, technological and man-made sources.
The Center and Bill’s work focuses three key questions:
What is the threat?
What are the threat’s drivers and likely impacts on the organization?
What can we do about these – both separately and in collaboration with other organizations?
InterCEP hosts three core programs that directly leverage multi-organizational collaboration on shared risks:
The Security Operations Collaboration Network (SOC-NET) is a trusted community of multi-national corporations that share day-to-day operational intelligence as well as best practices 24/7/365. SOC-NET continues to grow as the first truly global private sector intelligence and collaboration network.
The Metropolitan Resilience Network is a global prototype for regional public-private collaboration focused on advancing the resilience of metropolitan New York region through regular threat briefings, senior forums, joint exercises and a real time situational awareness platform which provides a common operating picture of the region to more than 400 business, government and not-for-profit organizations. Similar programs are being explored domestically and internationally.
The Global Resilience Network is a unique consortium of leading professionals and their corporations that collaborate on addressing common threats in conjunction with cross-national agencies (e.g., UN, INTERPOL, WHO, etc.), national governments, NGOs and other stakeholders. The Center works with world experts and key stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to both mitigate potential downside threats as well as capitalize on prospective upside opportunities that these disruptors may present.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in the private sector spanning roles in both privately held and publicly traded corporations. His background includes management roles in financial services, publishing, agriculture and project consulting in a diversity of industries and managing several start-up efforts addressing new business innovations and technologies.
Bill served as private sector advisor to the U.S. Federal 9-11 Commission and assisted in developing the Commission’s recommendations on private sector emergency preparedness. Bill has also served as a Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation where he concentrated on identifying emerging threats that will impact the business community. He also has served on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as on the Technical Committee on the Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management & Business Continuity (NFPA 1600).
Bill received his B.A. (Government & Economics) and M.B.A. from Cornell University.