Breakout Track 4 - Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Strategic Session 4

Plan Structures for Enterprise Scalability


Ramesh Warrier, eBRP

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Planners don’t always agree on what specific plans are necessary for their unique environments: business continuity, coop, disaster recovery, crisis response, incident management, crisis communication, emergency response, supply chain incident response, and more. Regardless of type, what’s truly important is creating a comprehensive planning structure. Learn the keys to a planning structure that is logical, functional, hierarchical, reusable, maintainable, flexible and highly scalable.

Ramesh Warrier is the chief visionary and conceptualist behind the eBRP brand. Since graduating from Indian Institute of Technology, he has accumulated more than 27 years of experience in various technology industry roles.

Managerial Session 4

Protecting Your People, Property and Your Posterior


Bo Mitchell, 911 Consulting

Bo Mitchell

Emergency planning for your organization is subject to many federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards. Most, who are tasked with creating and maintaining emergency plans are confused or overwhelmed regarding those standards. Learn what laws, regulations and standards apply to your emergency planning, training and exercises. Hear what a lawsuit will do to you if you don’t create a plan to standard and learn the 17 mistakes organizations make in creating their plans today.

Bo Mitchell, president/founder 911 Consulting, was police commissioner of Wilton, CT for 16 years. He retired in February 2001 to found 911 Consulting, which creates emergency plans, training and exercises.

Technical Session 4

Backup and Recovery to a Hybrid Cloud: When Minutes Matter Most


Larry Lang, Quorum

Wayne Bailey, Reno Refractories

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Protecting your company as small to mid-sized businesses employ increasingly sophisticated IT systems, that improve business productivity and ROI, system down-time caused by anything from a server misconfiguration to a hurricane, becomes a more serious risk, and costs small to mid-sized businesses an average of $134,000 per minute. With the ever changing advancements on how to protect your company’s data, you as the IT professional must stay abreast on the latest technology. Have you ever considered the financial impact your company if your recovery plan failed?

Larry Lang brings more than 20 years of global business-building experience to Quorum. As general manager of the mobility business unit at Cisco Systems, Lang grew Cisco’s mobile internet business.

Wayne Bailey is the network administrator of Reno Refractories.

Emergency Response Session 4

Enhancing Business Continuity Outcomes Through Risk Management Objectivity


Frank Perlmutter, CBCP, MCBP, Strategic BCP

This presentation will focus on how business continuity managers can enhance the outcomes and the credibility of their business continuity efforts by expanding their focus to incorporate objective risk assessment and risk management principles. This involves taking a more proactive stance toward identifying and mitigating problems instead of simply building plans that react to anticipated disruptions. It also includes adopting more objective risk assessment methodologies and metrics that will garner the attention and confidence of top management. The program will also address industry regulations, frameworks, and standards covering a diverse range of market needs.

Frank Perlmutter (CBCP, MBCI) is the president and co-founder of Strategic BCP®, a BCM consulting and software firm. Frank has more than 17 years of experience in business continuity and risk management from his roles as a senior consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst & Young Prior, as Manager of DR/COOP for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and lead business architect of the ResilienceONE® BCM software.

Advanced Session 4

The State Of Business Continuity, Crisis Communication And Risk Management 2012/2013


Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester

Stephanie Balaouras

Learn how organizations currently address crisis communication in business continuity planning and how organizations handle the interplay between risk management and business continuity. Hear results from the Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester’s 6th Annual Market Study.

Included will be an overall assessment of current crisis and business continuity management efforts and provide recommendations and suggestions for improvement. This is a good session for anyone wanting to understand how their efforts stack up to their peers and to hear the latest advice from Forrester Research.

Stephanie Balaouras, is vice president and research director, security and risk for Forrester Research.

Information Session 4

Why Communications Fail


Ann Pickren, MIR3


You’ve focused on developing call trees, or you have invested in an automated notification tool. However, there are still some critical mistakes that can lead to ineffective communications during a crisis. MIR3 will present an educational seminar that will focus on discussion of common pitfalls that can render your communications less than effective during a crisis.

In her role as VP, solutions, Ann Pickren focuses on evangelizing MIR3 solutions to the BC/DR market. She will also consult directly with customers to develop emergency management and business continuity best practices.