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Everbridge, Inc. announced that global industry leader Siemens joins an elite group of multi-national businesses to achieve the prestigious Best in Enterprise Resilience™ designation based on their performance among peer companies in meeting the rigorous formalized standards to becoming Critical Event Management (CEM) Certified™.
“Siemens is committed to ensuring business resilience on a global scale,” said Marco Mille, Chief Security Officer at Siemens. “It remains the top priority of my team to leverage fast and bespoke response strategies based on comprehensive and pro-active incident monitoring and assessment. At Siemens, corporate security is not seen only as a cost center, but as a true business enabler and differentiator, prioritizing the safety of our employees and the continuity of our operations. Our certification in Critical Event Management represents the hard work and focus of our team to demonstrate resilience in all we do.”
The Everbridge Critical Event Management (CEM) Certification™ Program provides a unique standards framework for assessing an organization’s overall enterprise resilience, leveraging 20 years of professional services engagements across tens of thousands of projects in over 150 countries and facilitating tens of billions of critical interactions. Everbridge’s proprietary certification process offers organizations an end-to-end methodology for evaluating and benchmarking resilience when confronted with critical events. Businesses who achieve CEM CertificationTM status follow proven industry best practices to keeping their people safe and organizations running, faster.
Siemens joins financial services leaders Discover, Finastra and Goldman Sachs, mass media and entertainment conglomerate NBCUniversal, multi-national chemical corporation Dow, international advertising firm dentsu, and global pharmaceutical leaders Alexion and Takeda in demonstrating their transformative, technology- and data-driven preparedness and commitment to fulfilling Duty of Care, driving operational improvements, and enabling and protecting revenue streams in the face of critical events.
Launched in July 2021, Everbridge’s proprietary CEM Standards Framework™ and related certification process offer organizations the industry’s first end-to-end methodology for evaluating and benchmarking enterprise resilience preparedness. Categories for potential certification include keeping people safe, maintaining business continuity and operational uptime, optimizing supply chain and supply routes, advancing the interconnectivity, efficiency and safety of smart buildings and the internet of things (IoT), and safeguarding an organization’s brand and reputation through resilient and responsive IT systems in an increasingly virtual world.
Led by the Everbridge Professional Services team, the assessment of these categories leverages the culmination of over 500,000 hours of consultation to several thousands of the world’s largest companies and institutions, helping to keep people safe in over 1,500 municipalities, counties, cities, states and countries in every major region of the world including Europe, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas. Any organization (including non-Everbridge customers) can participate in the certification assessment process, which typically takes place over a three- to five-week period.
“Everbridge congratulates Siemens for demonstrating the kind of business resilience leadership that serves as a model for other forward-thinking companies,” said Dr. John Maeda, Chief Experience Officer at Everbridge. “With critical events rising across the world, business resilience represents a way to thrive amid uncertain times, and our methodology provides the industry’s first standardized way to measure and foster it for future business continuity.”
Becoming CEM Certified™ provides organizations with the following benefits:
- Benchmark performance against industry peers, including areas of strength and opportunities for improvement
- Improve resilience planning, budgeting and resource allocation
- Drive strong return on investment through targeted initiatives
- Demonstrate a commitment to enterprise resilience and duty of care, instilling trust among employees, partners, customers, and investors
- Recruit and retain top talent
- Formalize recognition at the organizational level for global leadership in enterprise resilience
- Reward individual achievement via employee certifications on professional profiles
CEM Certification provides an organization’s employees, customers, and stakeholders with the confidence their company stands at the forefront of digital transformation and operates from a position of enterprise-wide resilience. Upon achieving Best in Enterprise Resilience™ status, a certification medallion signals to vendors, partners, and customers the validation of a decidedly ‘resilient’ organization.