Dave Baumken recently retired from Hydro One Networks, formally Ontario Hydro, after thirty seven years of service. Dave was responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of Hydro One’s all hazard emergency preparedness program which included continuity of operations/business continuity planning. Dave is the course director for York University’s Master of Arts, Disaster and Emergency Management, Critical Infrastructure Protection course. Dave is also a professional consultant specializing in business continuity planning and continues as an active member of NATO’s Vital Resources Planning and Communications committee. Dave has been involved in countless weather related and technological emergency situations and notably the 2003 Blackout, SARS and was a leader for the North American electricity sector in developing pandemic planning and responding to the H1N1 pandemic.