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

Solutions Track 1

IT Resiliency: Increasing Competitive Advantage

Dennis Wenk, Symantec

Dennis Wenk, Symantec Business today operates in highly competitive, 24/7 world of just-in-time delivery, global supply chains, around – the-clock customer demand, and alternative vendors a mouse click away. This intense dependence on technology has increased the economic vulnerabilities related to even the smallest of service interruptions. Learn the rudiments of a framework to economically-quantify operational risk, evaluate resiliency alternatives, identify optimum solutions, and justify the investment needed.

Dennis Wenk is principal resiliency architect for Symantec's Information Availability Group.

Solutions Track 2

The 2014 State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness

Steve Kahan, DR Bench-mark.org

Steve Kahan, DR Bench-mark.org Recently a council was formed to gain a better understanding of disaster recovery best practices and make preparedness more cost-effective and efficient. This disaster recovery preparedness council was created by IT business, government and academic leaders to address these issues, with its mission to increase DR preparedness awareness and improve DR practices. Learn the state of disaster recovery preparedness based on the results from more than 500 responses to its benchmark survey.

Steve Kahan is chairman of the Disaster Recovery Benchmark Council. He also serves as senior vice president for PHD Virtual.

Solutions Track 3

Business Continuity and Eating the Elephant

Patrick Potter, RSA Archer

Patrick Potter, RSA Archer In a typical organization, there are separate “continuity-like” processes, groups and approaches. These include such areas as IT disaster recovery, business recovery, incident management and crisis management, not to mention related risk and compliance functions. However, too many of the approaches to tackle these issues are separate and uncoordinated, if not downright antagonistic. Today's session will talk about how to bring some of these disparate areas together.

Patrick Potter is currently a GRC strategist for the RSA Archer organization, where he helps drive the direction of the business continuity and audit management solutions.

Solutions Track 4

A Critical Step for Operational Resiliency

David Halford, Forsythe Solutions Group

David Halford, Forsythe Solutions Group Best practice organizations have a pressing need to reduce risk, improve visibility, and accelerate the process toward operational resiliency. In this session, we will examine how to exploit application dependency maps to provide acute focus on the application ecosystem and dependencies in dynamic environments, including virtualization, SOA, and cloud computing. In addition, we will address how to improve RTOs, RPOs and recovery processes at remote satellite sites easily by connecting to storage and restarting from the data center … achievable in matter of minutes vs. days. Subject matter experts from Forsythe and Riverbed will co-present this session.

As Forsythe's senior principal and national practice manager, David Halford helps customers plan and implement enterprise risk management initiatives focused in the disaster recovery/business continuity arena.

Solutions Track 5

ICS Adoption in the Private Sector

Erica Agiewich, IntraPoint

Erica Agiewich, IntraPoint For companies operating in the private sector, the Incident Command System (ICS) emergency response framework is an increasingly critical element of corporate governance. The reasons for a company to adopt ICS range from improving life safety during a crisis to financial drivers. This presentation will explore the adoption of ICS by corporations. Participants will gain valuable insight into the benefits of ICS and practical take-aways on how they can implement ICS within their own organization.

Erica Agiewich recently joined IntraPoint as the director of Enterprise Resiliency Solutions. Previously she led the business continuity management and incident management programs within Cisco Systems.

Solutions Track 6

Organizational Resiliency: An Achievable Goal

Ramesh Warrier, eBRP

Ramesh Warrier, eBRP Is organizational resiliency an achievable goal – or is it a utopian dream? It is possible by combining an understanding of organizational risks, risk mitigation, risk tolerance, and preparedness to effectively respond to residual risks and threats. Learn how risk management linked to effective response strategies – rather just recovery plans – can lead to a more resilient organization.

Ramesh M. Warrier, director, is the chief visionary and conceptualist behind the eBRP brand.

Solutions Track 7

Security Considerations When Moving To the Cloud

Jim Garrity, Xtium

Jim Garrity, Xtium Data security is top-of-mind for business executives when considering a move to the cloud. With recent reports about data leaks in public clouds, how do you know if your organization's information is secure? In this session, we'll discuss common concerns and best practices on keeping your data safe in a virtual private cloud. We'll also analyze what went wrong in some of the public cloud data leaks, highlight trends and innovations in the cloud security market, and review steps that your organization can take to ensure the security of your data in the cloud.

Jim Garrity is vice president, enterprise solutions at Xtium. He has deep expertise in operations research, security and cryptography, applicable within the banking, finance, healthcare, telecommunication and public sectors.

Solutions Track 8

Recovery Strategies for a Mobile Workforce

Dan Perrin, Regus

Dan Perrin, Regus Learn ways to seamlessly integrate flexible and mobile workspace recovery practices across your global operation. Gain insight to how organizations are able to maintain full visibility, control and reporting during a crisis. Case studies of Fortune 1000 firms will be shared during this interactive discussion. 70% of workforces with be on a mobile platform by 2022 and will require dynamic recovery strategies to keep the enterprise running during a crisis.

Dan Perrin is a leader within the workplace recovery space. As the Americas practice leader and a senior director with Regus, he's been instrumental in the development, management and recovery of thousands of organizations.