Scott Ream, BAS-EE, is the president and co-founder of Virtual Corporation. Virtual Corporation was launched in 1994 specifically to assist organizations with implementation of appropriately scaled, sustainable business continuity programs. Mr. Ream has written numerous articles and been a frequent speaker on the subject of business continuity for health care and is the originator of Virtual Corporation’s Business Continuity Maturity Model®, first released in October, 2003. Mr. Ream is the visionary behind Virtual's planning tool, Sustainable Planner® (SP) in use by health care organizations across the U.S. Under Mr. Ream's leadership, Virtual has successfully completed numerous business continuity and IT disaster recovery projects for health care organizations including Texas Children’s Hospital, Deaconess Health System, Memorial Sloan-Kettering, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina and Kaiser Permanente to name just a few. He has been a pioneer in advocating departmental clinical and business recovery planning as part of an integrated continuity program, teaching health care organizations how to effectively engage, communicate and commit health care management to a sustained continuity capability. Recently, Virtual Corporation was chosen by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to prepare and facilitate a full day "Business Continuity for Health Care Summit" attended by over 130 executives, clinicians, business and continuity professionals from 59 of the 61 NYC hospitals. Mr. Ream is a founding member of the International Continuity Oversight Board, board member for the Private & Public Business Board, principal member of the ASIS Technical Working Group for their Organizational Resiliency Maturity Model, principal member to the US TAG to ISO TC 223, Societal Security and the Alternate Leader for the over 61,00 member Business Continuity Management Information Exchange (BCMiX) on LinkedIn.