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Volume 27, Issue 4

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Vicki Wheaton, ABCP, Varolli

Business Continuity Communications: 7 Steps to Raising the Bar

Historically, business continuity and disaster recovery plans have focused on technology and data. Now, many companies are recognizing that planning for and communicating effectively to their employees in a crisis is the highest priority and have realized that traditional methods for notifying people in a crisis (e.g. basic alerting systems) are no longer adequate to support increasingly vulnerable organizations. It’s time to broaden the scope and raise the bar. This session will show real-world crisis examples, reviewing best practices to be emulated and errors that you can avoid in your own organization.

A leader and practitioner in the business continuity community, Vicki Wheaton, ABCP, has presented at over 30 conferences, tradeshows, and webinars, including the DRJ. Formerly senior product specialist for Strohl Systems, Wheaton now serves as alliances manager for Varolii’s business continuity division.
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Randall Till CBCP, Mastercard's Worldwide & Kim Browker, CBCP, Mastercard's Worldwide 

How to Institutionalize Business Recovery Planning as a Part of Your Organizations Business Cycles

Learn the practices and techniques used to integrate business recovery planning into your business operations.  Hear real life examples of processes and concepts that will help you develop solid business recovery plans while gaining the necessary buy-in and acceptance within your business organization. Learn the roadblocks and issues you should expect to encounter as you implement your business recovery plans and provide examples of techniques and processes that could resolve and overcome obstacles.

Randall Till, CBCP serves as senior business leader, global business continuity management at MasterCard Worldwide.
Kim Bowker, CBCP serves as business leader, global business continuity management at MasterCard Worldwide. 

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Kenneth Waley, CBCP, Booz Allen Hamilton & Lisa Troglio, CFCP, Booz Allen Hamilton

Business Resilience for the Government Enterprise
Hear an overview and discussion of the various regulations, directives, and issues that impact government agencies and their continuity planning efforts.  Federal agencies are subject to different regulatory policies than their private sector counterparts. It is the policy of the US to maintain a comprehensive and effective emergency response and continuity capability to ensure the continued performance of government missions and functions under all conditions.  Today’s asymmetric threat environment and the potential for monumental emergencies have increased the need for robust continuity planning.

Ken Waley, CBCP, PMP, is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 25 years of disaster response and recovery planning experience.

Lisa Troglio, CFCP, is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 22 years of state and local disaster response expertise.