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Michael Aldridge

Sr Director Analyst

Michael Aldridge is a Sr. Director Analyst in Gartner Research, where he is part of the Security and Risk Management Programs group. His primary area of focus is business continuity management.

Prior to joining Gartner, Michael worked as the CIO and CISO across several industries. He also worked as a Sr. Security Consultant providing Risk Analysis to hospitals across the United States. Michael has thirty years of technology experience with approximately twenty years in healthcare, and ten years in public sector/local government.

Previous experience

As the CIO, I led the creation of a business-oriented IT organization linked to the City's strategic plan. I had responsibility for all technical operations, served on the executive team and served as Chair for the IT Governance Council.

Professional background

City of Lawrence, KS

Chief Information Officer

tw-Security, LLC

Sr. Security Consultant

Johnson County Government

Chief Information Officer

Areas of coverage

Cyber Risk


MBA, Baker University

BS in Management, Baker University

AAS Data Processing, Kansas City Kansas Community College


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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the best practices for developing a business continuity plan

2How to communicate the business value of BCM to management

3How to create and manage BCM plans that work

4What are the differences between BCM and DR

5How do I conduct a Business Impact Analysis

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