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Spring World 2009 Has Topics for Today’s Tough Times

Spring World 2009 features topics that matter the most in today’s tough economic times. Is your business continuity program suffering from budget and personnel cuts? Do you need tips on accomplishing more with less? You will find sound, expert advice at Spring World 2009, March 29 – April 1, 2009 in Orlando, Fl.

With our low registration costs and travel discounts, you can’t afford not to attend Spring World 2009. You will leave with information you can implement now to save costs, accomplish tasks and build your program in lean times.

Exciting sessions you don’t want to miss include:

DR on a Dime: How to Leverage the Leading, Cutting, and Bleeding Edge of Technology on the Cheap!


Ensuring your business’ survivability should not be dependent upon the size of your budget; realistically, though, managers are being asked to do more with less funding. Through some creative and informed decisions, your DR budget can be maximized. While keeping an eye on the bottom line, we will discuss solutions that improve disaster recovery and high availability utilizing proven and “on the cusp” technologies, while also touching-on what to expect in the not-too-distant future. this session will explore best practices for a distributed organization and explore more cost effective methods of backup and recovery

Ben Weinberger is CIO for Lathrop & Gage, LLC. His technical skills include expertise in applications, infrastructures, database design and management, and telecommunications systems.

Doubling Down on BCM in a Volatile Economy

“Volatile” is a good way to describe the current economic climate.  Companies should be adapting to these uncertainties and make risk mitigation even more pressing.  It is precisely because of the increased volatility that protecting the business from loss of life, disruption of cash flow, and damage to brand becomes more important.   Increased risks can come from the weakness in the supply chain and customer base, acts of terror and nature, people and infrastructure pushed to their limits, and market consolidation.  Now is the time to dust off those BC plans and reevaluate how well you are prepared.

David Sarabacha is the national leader of Deloitte's Business Continuity Management (BCM) services function, serving clients throughout the world from our offices in Seattle, Washington.  He has nearly sixteen years of experience in the development, implementation and review of business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and continuity of operations (COOP) plans.

Mission Assurance: The Changing Landscape

Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and critical infrastructure failures highlight the need for an integrated mission assurance approach provided by centralized directives.   Directives require organizations to identify risks and interdependencies among functions and to implement integrated mission assurance solutions.  In January 2009, a new administration assumes responsibility for leading the Federal Government.  As Presidential appointees assume control of departments and agencies, their focus will be on mission areas.  Is Your Organization Ready?

Jerry Vevon a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton with 28 years of management, leadership, and intelligence analytical experience.

Jonathan Allen is a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and one of the firms’ leaders providing crisis management, integrated security services, strategic risk management, and resiliency to both government and commercial clients

How To Get An ROI From Your BCP

What began as a statement from the CEO at an investors’ meeting that all business units had a BCP or would have one by the end of the year, resulted in a two-year project that saved the company substantial money and positioned it to be spun off and sold for almost $10 billion. Learn the details of the project, which entailed 43 plants in more than 30 countries.  The presenter will share the lessons learned and techniques that saved the company substantial money and actually made them more resilient.

Rick Rancher, retired CIO for BP Chemicals, has more than 35 years experience in IT.  For the last 25 years he has held various management and executive positions with BP.  When he retired in 2006, Rancher was the director of operations, Americas and Asia for BP Chemicals.