Special Session 1 - Monday, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
IBM Virtual Workplace Continuity Services
Debra L. Hammert
IBM Global Services
Business Resilience & Continuity Services
How prepared is your business for a disruption that could potentially affect your workforce and their ability to perform and support critical business processes? Most enterprises have plans and procedures to address data center outages, yet less than 14% are prepared for workforce disruption. This session will describe capabilities available today, as well as the planning and decisions to be made to integrate workforce continuity into your business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
Debra L. Hammert is an Executive Consultant with IBM Global Services’ Business Resilience & Continuity Services.
She specializes in developing business strategy, solutions and programs to recover business critical IT services. She works with senior management who have responsibility for managing IT and continuity programs or for the delivery of critical IT services that support business operations.
Using IBM’s Resilient Business and Infrastructure analysis techniques, Ms. Hammert works with clients to address the alignment of resilience and recovery solutions and cost to the business value of their critical or essential business functions. These techniques examine and bring viable solutions to clients that improve operational resilience in capacity, protection and recovery.
In her 26 years of IT and engagement experience, Ms. Hammert, has worked with clients in the finance, retail, manufacturing, energy and utility, transportation, and health care industries. These engagements focused on improving IT capabilities, recoverability and resilience, and building business continuity strategy and resilient or recovery solutions in response to business objectives.