Breakout Track 1
- Published on February 27, 2009
- Written by Mike McClain, Senior Web Designer & Site Manager
Breakout Sessions - Track 1
Monday 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Choose One Selection Per Track
Strategic Session 1
Enhancing Resiliency: Create A More Robust Facility Risk Assessment
|Brian Durand, RBSCitizens, N.A.
Mark Norton, RBSCitizens, N.A.
Risk assessments are a crucial part of continuity planning. Many or ganizations look at potential risks, but often overlook risks associated with their facilities, or utilize assessments that are highly subjective. Find an overview fordeveloping your own detailed facilitybased risk assessment. Model a facility risk assessment to support audit and regulatory needs utilizing the guidelinesin the FFIEC Business Continuity Planning Handbook. Review the datacollection processes and the utilizationof authoritative sources.
Brian Durand is AVP in BC planningoffice for RBS-Citizens N.A., responsible for workplacerecovery and facility risk management programs.
Mark Norton, a workspace recovery analyst at RBSCitizens,N.A., is responsible for quantifying risk atCitizens Banks’ critical facilities.
Pfizer Inc: Managing BCfrom a Global Perspective
|Charles Geraci, Pfizer Inc.
Todd Frechette, Pfizer Inc.
The world’s largest pharmaceutical company must manage business continuity from the global perspective. This presentation will cover how PfizerInc. manages BC on a global level ensuring that all countries are aligned with how BC programs are managed. The presentation will review how PfizerInc. aligns BC programs globally as well as covering what elements are in the Pfizer BC programs, and how they are implemented on a global level.
Charles Geraci is the safety manager forthe Pfizer Global Research & Developmentsite located in San Diego, Calif.
Todd M. Frechette is the global division businesscontinuity lead for the Pfizer Global Research & Development (PGRD) division.
Technical Session 1
Migrating from Tape to Disk-based Backup and Replication: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls
|Wes Owen, HNTB|
For HNTB, an infrastructure and architectural firm, data protection is oneof the most important elements of its DRstrategy. To improve data back-up and replication processes, reduce costs, and mitigate the risk of data loss, HNTB eliminated tape-based back-up at its 70 remote sites. Learn how HNTB is now quickly, consistently and reliably virtualizing, de-duplicating, backing up and replicating 90 Terabytes of data from remote offices over the Wide Area Network. Project collaboration has greatly improved, and a new DR site will enable HNTB to eliminate tape, further reduce costs, andimprove RTO and RPO objectives.
Wes Owen is the manager of infrastructure services at HNTB, a Kansas City based engineering and architectural firm, where he has been working in different IT management roles for the last 14 years.
Emergency Response Session 1
The Intersection of IT, EmergencyManagement and Humanitarian Agencies
|Tom Phelan, STA|
Mindshare Technology has been instrumental in using IT solutions to connect government emergency management agencies with community not-for-profit/humanitarian agencies. Lessons learned from projects will be shared in this cutting edge presentation. Explore the ways in which innovative, customized IT solutions are improving coordination and cooperation among community players in disaster preparedness and response.
Dr. Tom Phelan is president of Strategic Teaching Association. He is an advocate for professional education in emergency management and business continuity planning.
Phelan will be joined by Greg Povolny, CEO ofMindshare, and Robert Batson, president of Mindshare.
Advanced Session 1
The Resiliency Equation
|Linda Hanwacker, The LSH Group LLC|
Risk is an ever-present part of ourdaily life. Understanding and managing operational risks are essential to the future survival and prosperity ofan enterprise. With the regulatory spotlight on operational risks, there has been an ever-increasing attention devoted to the quantification of these risks. This session utilizes The LSH Group Diamond Model and an Enterprise RiskManagement (ERM) methodology that is directedat the time-starved executive or manager whomust quantify potential risks and other businessimpacts, and then set appropriate budgets alignedwith strategic and business continuity plans at theenterprise level.
Linda Hanwacker is the president and founder of The LSH Group, LLC, a business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) professional services company.
Information Session 1
Integrating Emergency Notification into Your Everyday Communications Strategy
|Michal Ferber, McLeod Health|
The economic downturn has forced organizations to think outside the boxto maintain operations and improve efficiencies. Many have found innovative ways to capitalize on technological investments, including emergency notification , through integration with other applications. McLeodHealth leveraged their vendor-supplied Application Programming Interface (API) and associated development toolkit. Learn how they applied the API to expand use of the system and expedite its ROI. Among the benefits: increased safety andgreater value of other systems. Attendees will also hear other real-life applications of EN technologyand API use across multiple industries.
Michal Ferber is the manager of telecommunications for McLeod Health. McLeod Health is an integrated health care delivery system with three hospitals, a homehealth, and a large physician organization.