Breakout Session - Track 4 - Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Sessions in each breakout track run concurrently.
Choose one session from each track.
Strategic Session 4
Operation Pink Mist: Conduct
a Surprise Exercise in Your Company
Imagine coming to work one day and have your company CIO great you with…”SURPRISE!” – “This is a Emergency Operations Center Exercise.” That is exactly what happened at the Portsmouth New Hampshire mission critical data center for Liberty Mutual. The Incident Commander and the Executive Team felt that one of the best ways to ensure the team was “ready for anything” was to conduct a surprise all-day exercise. This session explores exercise design, ways to challenge a well-developed team, the pitfalls to avoid and how to develop a stellar team!
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions a consulting and training firm.
Bonnie Ward is vice president, telecommunications strategy and support services, Liberty Mutual Group.
Managerial Session 4
Generally Accepted Practices:
Session registration is limited to 200.
Designed for BC professionals with seven years minimum experience.
Would you like to contribute to the creation of the DRJ/DRII Generally Accepted Business Continuity Practices document? The mission of the DRJ/DRII effort is “to be recognized as a leading source of ‘sound’ Generally Accepted Practices by providing a depository of knowledge and recommendations offered by skilled business continuity practitioners. This session will allow you to provide feedback on the Generally Accepted Business Continuity Practices document. This document is being written by practitioners from the public and private sectors as wells as partner organizations. Join in this ground-breaking initiative and gain the insights that will be shared during this session. Be prepared to communicate your questions and/or answers in an interactive roundtable environment. Your expertise will be invaluable to this effort.
Members of the DRJ’s Editorial Advisory Board will facilitate this session.
Technical Session 4
Technical Requirements and Designs
for Disaster Tolerant Solutions
You’ve done the business impact analysis and you understand your critical applications defining RTOs and RPOs. You may have even thought through some general recovery strategies but what do you do next? This session will look at how you gather technical requirements, define additional data you need, how and where to factor in the RTOs and RPOs to conclude with the best technical solution approach.
For the past six years, Steve Haldeman, ABCP, has been manager of HP’s presales Business Continuity and Availability Competency Center. In his 26 years with HP, he has held positions that include software development, field solution architect, project manager, and technical solution architect.
Jeff Kight, ABCP, is senior solution architect for Americas Business Continuity and Availability Competency Center. In his 14 years at HP, he has held positions that include e-commerce solution development, field solution architect and more than six years of experience in the development of technical BC&A solutions across various platforms.
Emergency Response Session 4
Effective Business Continuity Planning
for Healthcare Organizations
Kathy Lee Patterson,
Hosp. of Phila.
This session will address how to build or further develop a business continuity/disaster recovery program within a healthcare organization. Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have unique challenges inherit from the type of services they provide. Since healing patients is their primary goal, making sure that clinicians have the appropriate tools they need at their disposal is extremely important. We will address how to further develop your business continuity program by advancing client downtime procedures, conducting disaster training exercises that work at hospitals, the business impact analysis with patient safety aspects, successful funding initiatives and other important tips when working in BCP and DR in healthcare.
Kathy Lee Patterson, CBCP, is the business continuity manager at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is responsible for working closely with the IS organization and developing a comprehensive BC and DR program.
Advanced Session 4
The Convergence of Business Continuity and Enterprise Risk Management with the Supply Chain
In today’s business environment, supply chain redundancy and continuity has fallen on deaf ears - tough economic times and the bottom-line benefits of a streamlined supplier base have introduced continuity risk. This presentation will focus on the convergence of business continuity planning and enterprise risk management with supply chain management and the strategic role that business continuity plays in mitigating the risks. The Supply Chain Business Continuity Planning Framework will be compared to the Professional Practices for business continuity planners and will highlight best practices for continuous improvement.
Bruce Labott, CBCP, is a management consultant with more than 20 years of experience specializing in BCP, risk management, pandemic planning, disaster recovery, testing, and crisis management.
Information Session 4
Disaster Recovery at DELL
Learn Dell’s “Top Ten Rules for Disaster Planning” in this enlightening look inside a Fortune 500 company. Discussion will include initial development of the disaster recovery plans worldwide and how disaster recovery strategies are managed across the globe. The session will cover data centers as well as Dell’s global manufacturing plants. Also included will be discussion on Dell’s business continuity plans and how they link with the disaster recovery plans. Learn how the disaster recovery team conducts their tests every year and what type of documentation is required for each critical application. This presentation will allow you to see how disaster recovery is a part of the daily Dell culture.
Debi Higdon has been the global DR test manager for Dell Computer since the beginning of the DR program in 2001. She has facilitated many of the DR tests conducted at Dell across the globe, including the US, Europe & Asia. Higdon has been at Dell for 15 years.
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