Strategic Session 1
Bringing Your DR Program Into the 21st Century
Information systems have evolved over the years. Business operations are often completely dependent on their on-line real-time information systems. All too often their disaster recovery processes have not kept up. Are you running 21st century applications but recovering using 20th century technology? This session will trace the journey of one of the largest hospitals in the US as they migrated into a high availability disaster recovery program. Learn what to expect, critical factors and pitfalls, and what life is like at the end of the recovery rainbow.
Managerial Session 1
Managing DR Planning in a Global, Multi-Supplier, Outsourced Environment
Learn how the GM team has moved from many different vendor driven independent DR processes to a global common DR planning process based on the IT Infrastructure Library Methodology (ITIL) Service Continuity Management model. The team will share how they leveraged the best practices of several unique suppliers into a new integrated global cross supplier operational model. The GM challenge includes integrating the crisis management, BC planning and the DR planning for engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales, service and marketing.
Technical Session 1
Managing Business Critical Data in a High Pressure Environment
Learn tips for implementing and improving data protection and disaster recovery for ‘always-on’ environments. Learn the importance of developing a rapid recovery solution via the use of snapshots to eliminate backup windows. Learn how to integrate this feature throughout the entire enterprise environment. Learn how Skadden recovers from any day-to-day interruptions that might occur as well as protect the corporation from major disasters. Additionally, he’ll share insights and best practices around implementing data protection, BC and DR storage infrastructures with attendees who also have 24x7, high data environments. Attendees will also learn how they can develop zero slow-down (for backup) environments at their companies.
Emergency Response Session 1
What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate
How can we communicate when there’s no assured method or technology? The northeast power outage and other disasters have shown that there are no assured forms of communication in a disaster. This session discusses the options and pitfalls of communicating over distance in an emergency. Satellite, cell, POTS, radio, smoke signals…. What has the best chance of working and under what circumstances?
Advanced Session 1
Enhancing Recovery Capabilities Through The Use Of The Resiliency Risk Index (RRI)
Every large commercial organization must successfully deal with the challenges of business resiliency including planning, testing, and retesting their ability to recover from a wide variety of risks. Established frameworks such as Val IT, CobiT, and ITIL can be extended by the use of the resiliency risk index. We will introduce the risk resiliency index as a high level framework that incorporates the use of probability and cost impact to give a more objective measure of recovery capability. In addition, we will also show how this framework can be further extended to a wide variety of industries to address values at risk.
Information Session 1
How To Evaluate, Select, Implement and Manage Your Investment In BCP Software Tools!
For a brief period last year, painful memories of 9/11 were relived by the explosion of an underground steam pipe in Midtown Manhattan. With this tragedy as a strong motivator, Pfizer Inc. initiated a focused program to enhance their overall BCM readiness. This session will share the “best practices” of the world’s largest pharmaceutical company – Pfizer – as they conducted their software evaluation and selection. Learn how the most appropriate BCM technology, including BCP software tools, can work for you; not against you – provided you select it, implement it, and utilize it most effectively!