Spring World 2014 - The #1 Conference Dedicated to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery!

General Session 1

It's SHOWTIME ... and Life Isn't a Dress Rehearsal

Monday: 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Jon Petz

Jon PetzAre you ready for the spotlight? You better be because it’s SHOWTIME—and no one remembers boring! Stop meeting expectations! Learn to create impact in your life, at work and in the lives of others—instead of merely meeting an expectation. This entertaining session will allow attendees to see and experience the importance of every aspect of what they do. Rekindle the passion in who you are and what you do!

Jon Petz, author, speaker and corporate entertainer, engages his audiences into his events, but also re-engages them into their own lives, careers, organizations, goals and into the lives of others.

General Session 2

When Business Interruption Requires Intelligent Communications

Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Troy McAlpin, xMatters

Troy McAlpin, xMatterIn our new hyper-connected, cloud-based, mobile-driven world business continuity planning needs to take into account the growing complexity of ways in which people connect and communicate. This session highlights real-world examples of how leading-edge organizations are using the latest in technical advances to engage during times of business interruption. Learn not only what the next wave in technology means for business continuity, but how your organization can embrace the new while avoiding common pitfalls.

Troy McAlpin, founder of xMatters, brings a wealth of experience to his leadership role. His expertise also includes process automation, strategic initiatives, and corporate strategy.

General Session 3

An Expert Review of Technology’s Impact

Monday: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Walt Rival, Eastern Computer Exchange Inc.

Bernie Cowens, First American

Jamie Galioto, ING

Dan Bailey, Viewpoint

Walt Rival, Eastern Computer Exchange Inc. Bernie Owens, First American Jamie Galioto, Ing. Dan Bailey, Viewpoint BCI Certified SpeakerTechnology is advancing at breakneck speed. Mobile devices, which are ever-changing, mean data, contacts and critical documents are in the airport, the car, an employees’ home or in someone’s pocket. How is it possible to protect these various points of critical data and ensure everything is accessible and secure? Efforts are constantly being made to keep up with the changing environment. A panel of C-level executives will provide in depth insight into the latest solutions and strategies for dealing with the impact of technology on disaster recovery.

Moderator: Dan Bailey, Viewpoint Bank. Panelists: Jamie Galioto, Ing., Bernie Cowens, CISO, First American, Walt Rival, Eastern Computer Exchange Inc.

Do you have a question or concern for a CEO, CFO or other Executive? DRJ is actively seeking input of questions to be used in our General Session 3. Click here to learn more about submitting your Questions or Concerns.

General Session 4

Reinvigorate Your BC/DR/EMProgram AND your Career

Tuesday: 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions Inc.

Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions Inc. Do you feel a bit stuck on how to move your business continuity, disaster recovery, or emergency management program forward? Are you doing the same things over and over again, wanting something different but getting the same results? What are you doing to ensure that you are a valuable asset of the company and are also creating opportunities for your professional future? This session addresses both of those issues – how to reinvigorate both your program AND your career.

Regina Phelps is founder of Emergency Management & Safety Solutions. Since 1982, she has provided consultation, training, and speaking services.

General Session 5

Resiliency in a Risky World

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Tracey Forbes, SunGard

Tracey Forbes, SunGard Today’s world presents new risks to your organization at almost every turn in the road, and you may be struggling to stay on top of them. How do your governance, risk and compliance practices integrate with your business continuity program? Learn how to effectively navigate this risky world using proven methodologies and strategies that can be tailored to fit your organization’s unique requirements.

Tracey Forbes is the vice president of software business development at SunGard Availability Services. She advises on software strategy and product direction and partners with SunGard customers worldwide.

General Session 6

Skills and Insights for the BCP Manager

Tuesday: 10:45 a.m – 11:45 a.m.

Steve Goldman, Steve Goldman Associates

Steve Goldman, Steve Goldman Associates There is much written about leadership during a crisis; what about before the crisis? This session describes what is required to start a new BCP program or to move a current BCP program forward. Building or maintaining an effective yet economical BCP program is tough even in the best of circumstances. Having a BC or DR plan is not enough. The successful new or seasoned BCP manager must have an understanding of office dynamics and organizational change, plus possess a set of leadership skills not normally considered. What are these skills and how do you use them? How do you convince an apathetic or cost-conscious management that BCP is important? What else should you be doing? What have other companies done? Find out in this session!

Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and consultant in business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, and crisis communications. He is a former global BCP manager for a Fortune 500 company with more than 30 years experience in all aspects of the field.

General Session 7

Now You (Don’t) See It: Overcoming Human Limitations for Ensuring Resiliency in a Risky World

Wednesday: 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Robert Chandler, UCF

Robert Chandler, UCF Looking at something doesn’t mean that one is “seeing” something. Even when one person “sees” something, others may “see” something completely different. Discover recent scientific research findings about human perception norms and typical vision characteristics and their effect on what we see during security, emergency and continuity management situations. This session introduces some correction action that we might take to help improve efficiency, enhance performance and keep us safer.

Dr. Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., is professor of communication and director of the Nicholson School of Communication at the University of Central Florida.

General Session 8

Gut Check: Is What We’re Doing Working?

Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

David Nolan, Fusion

John Jackson, Fusion

David Nolan, Fusions John Jackson, Fusion This general session will present a balanced and objective perspective on what’s working, what may not be working, and where we need to focus our efforts and resources. As DRJ marks it’s 50th event, attendees will hear a “no holds barred” assessment of our industry from the perspective of both vendors and program managers. Together we will all shape the future of our industry.

As founder and CEO of Fusion Risk Management, David Nolan has established one of the industry’s most innovative risk management solutions and services providers.

John Jackson, executive vice president, Fusion Risk Management, has more than 30 years of IT and IT risk management experience and is widely regarded as a visionary and leader in DR/BC.

General Session 9

Build It Like a Business

Wednesday: 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Barry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts

Barry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts Forget the politics, details, and techno-talk. It’s time to build your reputation, department and case like a business. Discover why this is crucial to your success - and why it will be mandatory in the future as you attempt to show your value. As you learn the nuance of making your case, navigating the presentation, and gaining support – you’ll discover that you are creating brand you, a brand that can be leveraged for resources and support in the future. Build it like a business will walk you checklist-style through building an internal theme for department alignment, business focus, and company-wide respect. Be ready to make only the necessary points with leverage by using successful tactics to control your message, connect with the right players, and change your department or team!

Barry Pruitt serves as the managing partner with Pinnacle Business Concepts, Inc.