Breakout Session - Track 1
(Choose one session from each track. )
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Strategic Session 1
Bringing Your DR Program Into the 21st Century
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.
Robert Goodman, CBCP, is an information systems and business continuity professional. He initiated a DR program at Florida Hospital, which has grown into the high availability DR program supporting the largest privately owned hospital.
Managerial Session 1
Managing DR Planning in a Global, Multi-Supplier, Outsourced Environment
Kelly Hogg, CBCP
Alan Burke, ABCP
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.
Tony Deady, global manager for service continuity management at General Motors, has 23 years experience within the automotive arena.
Kelly Hogg, senior program manager for IBM, is on assignment as a global service continuity manager overseeing the ITIL SCM Processes.
Alan Burke is employed by CDI Corporation as an IT consultant. He is on assignment to IBM for the global service CM team.
Technical Session 1
Managing Business Critical Data in a High Pressure Environment
Skadden & Partners
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.
Philip Talamas is the manager of global technology operations at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. He ensures the systems and telecommunications are always available at one of the world’s leading corporate global law firms.
Emergency Response Session 1
What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate
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?
Bill Lang, CBCP, leads all business continuity management activities as the disaster recovery and business continuity coordinator for Virtual Care Provider (VCPI). He is a contributor to many online continuity and emergency management forums as well as industry and government conferences.
Advanced Session 1
Enhancing Recovery Capabilities Through The Use Of The Resiliency Risk Index (RRI)
JP Morgan Chase
PRICE Systems LLC
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.
David Cass, vice president, GTI risk and resiliency for JP Morgan Chase & Co., is part of a team responsible for managing risk in global technology infrastructure.
Zachary Jasnoff is director of development projects, PRICE Systems, LLC. He has executive responsibility for all external software product development .
Information Session 1
How To Evaluate, Select, Implement and Manage Your Investment In BCP Software Tools!
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!
David Sarabacha is a leader in Deloitte’s BCM services function, serving clients throughout the country from our offices in Portland, Oregon.
Peter Taylor is senior analyst in the worldwide business continuity management Group at Pfizer.