Strategic Session 4

Conducting Formal “Distinct” Strategy Reviews: Keeping the Strategy Aligned with the Organizational Needs


Brian Stoner, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Brian Stoner

Discover an effective, practical approach to reviewing and approving business function recovery strategies to ensure the minimum recovery requirements are met and any capacity limitations or vulnerabilities are known and approved. When appropriate, a multi–phased strategy is defined to provide continuity of operations for an extended period of time. This session shares a strategy approval process while highlighting the methodologies, evaluation criteria, and lessons learned to ensure the strategy is still the right strategy for the business.


About Brian Stoner
Brian Stoner, CBCP, CBCA, & ARMP, is currently responsible for managing all aspects of the business continuity management system (BCMS) that supports over 40 individual service teams covering 20% of Cisco’s global business and $49B revenue.


Managerial Session 4

Commitment is The Key to Success!


Barney Pelant, Barney Pelant & Associates, LLC.

Barney Pelant

Is your BCM program struggling from lack of commitment, or are you just initiating a program and want to learn how to capture and maintain commitment to BCM? Either way, this session is for you! Leadership commitment is the key to both the successful development and sustainability of your program. During this session we will look at the positioning and strength of the personnel that can provide commitment, as well as the tactics of capturing and maintaining that commitment. Bring your thoughts, issues and questions to this interactive session.


About Barney Pelant
Barney Pelant is the owner and director Barney F. Pelant & Associates, LLC. His professional background includes more than 35 years focusing on business continuity planning, disaster prevention and recovery.


Technical Session 4

From Disaster Recovery to Disaster Avoidance


Bryan Bond, eMeter
Jeff Ton, Bluelock

Bryan Bond Jeff Ton

During this session, learn from this expert and early adopter as we cover the following topics: Why DRaaS? Why not a more traditional method? Major drivers and compelling events that led him to DRaaS. The most important criteria in selecting a DRaaS partner. What concerns and roadblocks were uncovered early on in the process? Advice on planning and implementing DRaaS.


About Bryan Bond
Bryan Bond is a seasoned IT professional with more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry, including management of systems, networks, storage and VMware deployment. He enjoys sharing virtualization knowledge and experience in the virtualization community. Bond shares his expertise as an early technology adopter on the topics of deduplication, virtualization and blade consolidation. He is the lead architect in designing the virtualization and DR strategy and implementation for Siemen’s e-meter infrastructure.

About Jeff Ton
In 2015, Jeff Ton joined Bluelock as EVP of product and service development, responsible for driving the product strategy and service vision and strategy. Ton focuses on the evolving IT landscape and the changing needs of customers, together with the Bluelock team, ensuring our products and services meet needs and drive value. Previously, he spent five years at Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana where he led the development and implementation of the enterprise-wide IT portfolio. He has owned his own management consulting firm, was CIO for Lauth Property Group and spent 14 years in various technology roles with Thomson Multimedia (RCA).


Emergency Response Session 4

Integrating Emergency Management and Business Continuity Operations During Activation


Patricia Warrington, MUFGl

Patricia Warrington

This presentation will discuss the ways that both the public and private sector can incorporate BC decision–making, notifications, recovery operations and reporting within existing Crisis Management and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation protocols. It will highlight ways to better integrate the management and oversight of business continuity activities with emergency response operations in times of emergencies. This insures the management of the human capital and resource needs that may result from emergency response and recovery strategy efforts. The integration with crisis management can provide guidance on the impact of day–to–day business operations and event escalation trigger points and activities while preventing duplicate efforts and the misuse of organization resources.


About Patricia Warrington
Patricia Warrington, crisis and critical incident manager, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), a Standard and Poor’s Ratings Service, S&P Global Market Intelligence, and S&P Dow Jones Indices. In that role she is responsible for the development, implementation, and ongoing administration of a company-wide business continuity program to ensure organizational resilience and the continuity of agency operations in the event of a major crisis or other disruption.


Advanced Session 4

Information Technology Disaster Recovery Communications UP and Down the Organization


Jon Sherman, Scripps Health

Jon Sherman

Learning how to build and maintain a disaster recovery program for hospital information technology that meets recovery time objectives is difficult. Gathering information from fellow employees and presenting strategies to management are all addressed in this session. Communicating properly with all associates may be the most important element for success. This session provides the pointers to have a successful technology disaster recovery program.

About Jon Sherman
Jon Sherman is disaster recovery analyst for Scripps Health in San Diego, California. He has a 25 year history in the business continuity and disaster recovery industry.


Information Session 4

Preparing for the Worst: Cyber Terrorism and the Human Impact


Terri Howard, FEI Behavioral Health

Terri Howard

The phenomenon of cyber terrorism and cyber-attacks is one that businesses, if not culture in general, continue to underestimate. A cyber-attack does not just mean a blow to the bottom line; it directly impacts an entire workforce’s ability to recover. This session will outline a detailed response plan to address the personal and infrastructural impact of cyber-attacks on both employees and the business during the days, weeks and months that follow. Participants will learn what specific services should be provided to employees as a result. Attendees will also learn how to develop best practice crisis plans for responding to the needs of employees, and how to effectively communicate operational information and organizational needs post-incident.


About Terri Howward
As FEI Behavioral Health’s senior director, Terri Howard is responsible for working with corporate clients to ensure companies are prepared for, can respond to and recover from a crisis incident. Howard is also responsible for coordinating the people support and psychological first aid services for those impacted by a crisis incident. She is experienced in developing drills and exercises aimed at testing current crisis management plans and procedures.

Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

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