Spring World 2015

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Breakout Track 2 (Monday 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.)

Strategic Session 2

The Impact of Catastrophic Events on Global Supply Chains

Intermediate/Advanced

Brian Jemelian, Yamaha America

Steven Craig, Consort. BCPPI

speakers-051speakers-052Following the recent earthquake, the reduced ability to produce by businesses in Japan directly affects the production and distribution capacity of the businesses they supply worldwide. Yamaha Corporation of America has had it business continuity program in place since 2000. This presentation will discuss the issues faced by companies that rely on the delivery of goods and services from other sources, and review the strategies that may be implemented in dealing with business interruptions to their supply chains.

Brian Jemelian serves as the senior vice president, finance and administration for Yamaha Corporation of America.

Steven P. Craig, CBCP, CISSP, is president and founder of the Consortium of Business Continuity Planning Professionals, Inc.

Managerial Session 2

Enterprise Backup and Disaster Recovery for the 21st Century

Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

Richard Dolewski, WTS

speakers-054Backup and recovery program design is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Safeguarding your data and enhancing backup solutions are of primary concern. Now organizations can choose from a host of technologies to incrementally improve or completely transform their backup, secure data, and enhance availability requirements. Data protection techniques have made great strides in addressing today’s business challenges as it relates to open system platforms. This session will provide guidance into some of the factors you should consider when evaluating backup and security technology solutions.

Richard Dolewski is a certified systems integration specialist and disaster recovery planner. He has extensive experience in disaster recovery planning, high availability, and backup and recovery design.

Technical Session 2

Case Study: Ensuring Business Continuity for G&T Conveyor Company

Intermediate/Advanced

Wayne McKeever, Five Star Airport Alliance

speakers-053G&T Conveyor Company, (in partnership with Five Star Airport Alliance), is responsible for complex baggage handling systems for major U.S. airports from its location in Tavares, Florida. With frequent hurricanes in the region, business continuity is an absolute requirement. In addition, 400% data growth over just two years overwhelmed direct attached storage systems. Learn how network attached storage and WAN optimization technology are enabling speedy replication, and ensuring high availability and uninterrupted operations. Attendees will understand how to speed the recovery process; which techniques are not transferable to network attached storage and why, and how to minimize disruption to end users.

Wayne McKeever, network engineer, Five Star Airport Alliance, is responsible for network and disaster recovery operations for G&T Conveyor Company.

Emergency Response Session 2

A Well-Designed Work From Home Program: The Key To Your Recovery

Intermediate/Advanced

Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions

Don Adamis, Northern Trust

speakers-016speakers-056Many companies claim that they have a work from home program.  When you dig into the claim you often find very little.  What does a robust work from home program look like and what do they have in place?  Northern Trust has a first class business resiliency - work from home program for critical business functions This session will share with you the process Northern followed, and describe the nuts and bolts of this innovative program.

Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic, and contingency planning.

Donald J. Adamis is a senior vice president in global business continuity and recovery services group at The Northern Trust Company, Chicago, Illinois.

Advanced Session 2

Next Generation Business Continuity Exercise Program

Intermediate/Advanced

Steve Heisen, BOA

Mike Tracy, BOA

John Linse, EMC

speakers-058speakers-059speakers-060Learn the importance of designing, socializing and implementing a next generation exercise and training program that better positions your organization to manage crisis. Does your program assess the credibility of contingency plans? Do you integrate public sector participants in your exercise program? Discussion will focus on answering these and many other questions as it suggests a baseline from which to develop your next generation business continuity exercise program.

Steve Heisen, CBCP, manages large-scale business continuity exercises for Bank of America, leading a team within global resiliency management.

Mike Tracy joined Bank of America in November of 2007 and has been involved in “operationalizing” the all hazards planning construct for the bank.

John Linse leads the global competency for data protection service for EMC Consulting.

Sam Stahl, CBCP, is program manager, EMC Consulting.

Information Session 2

Belgium Case Study: Implementing a BCM Program In A Multinational Environment

Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

Werner Verlinden, Ascure

speakers-057The presentation will cover the exciting journey, whereby a bank evolved from a decentralized approach to BCM towards a centrally driven, BS25999 aligned approach. Learn BCM theory and practice and discover how real life situations can change any plan. The presentation will address the BCM policy and BCM lifecycle; Converting BS25999 from a theoretical framework into minimum mandatory BCM standards; Which BCM standard to select, if any; and more. The presentation will also address a number of pitfalls and lessons learned.

Werner Verlinden, FBCI, CIRM, PIIF, ITIL SME has served as a BCM consultant with one of world’s largest banks for almost five years. His current role is principal consultant and business unit director of three competence centers