Breakout Track 1

Breakout Track 1


Breakout Track 1 – Session 1

Buy-In and Engagement – Re-Imagining Resiliency

Monday, September 18, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Renee Domingo, Kaiser Permanente
Julia Kundred, Kaiser Permanente

Julia Kundred BCI Certified

Building a culture of resilience requires all levels of the organization to be engaged and embrace their role in preparedness and resiliency. This presentation will share with all BC, CM & DR professionals how to engage their workforce and ensure their resiliency and continuity management program resonates. Business continuity planning and emergency preparedness are important, but that doesn’t mean the program needs to be dry and boring. You will also gain valuable tips and guidelines on how to create compelling and exciting programs that will engage all levels of your organization.

About Renee Domingo
Renee Domingo, Manager, IT Resiliency Management for Kaiser Permanente.

About Julia Kundred
Julia Kundred, CBCP, director, IT Resiliency Team


Breakout Track 1 – Session 2

Ignore the Man Behind the Curtain…
The Reality of DR as a Service (DRaaS)

Monday, September 18, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Richard Long, MHA Consulting

Richard Long

Is your IT organization ready for DR as a Service (DRaaS)? How is DRasS similar to and different from in-house recovery? What is the reality of getting your critical systems and applications into DR as a Service (DRaaS) service provider? What are your short term and long term costs? What should you do yourselves versus outsource completely? Can you successfully achieve your recovery objectives? How do you integrate DRaaS with other recovery environments? In this class, we will walk through the steps from a real world client perspective on what is required on many levels to prepare your environment to be ready for implementing DRaaS for your organization.

About Richard Long
Richard Long is a Senior Advisory Consultant and practice team leaders for Technology and Disaster Recovery related engagements at MHA.



Breakout Track 1 – Session 3

Leveraging Your History

Monday, September 18, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Joan Landry, Abbott Laboratories

Joan Landry

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” To successfully navigate the future, an understanding of history is invaluable. In this session, we will focus on the stories of past disasters and the lessons they teach us. These lessons will help you improve your ability to sell the importance of preparation. This session focuses on trends discovered while teaching our global executive leaders prepare for disaster events. It is the stories that convince them to own their business continuity program. These same stories can help you and your management understand the importance of learning from the past.

About Joan Landry
Joan Landry, MBCP, PMP, CPIM is program manager, crisis and business continuity management at Abbott Laboratories and an accomplished Toastmaster. Landry travels the world training Abbott’s executive leadership in crisis management and business continuity preparedness. Landry has been with Abbott for 20 years.


Breakout Track 1 – Session 4

Where do You Add Your Armor?

Monday, September 18, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Mike Thompson, Koch Industries

Mike Thompson

There is an old saying that goes,”If you can’t tie a knot, tie a lot.”In this day and age of complexity many people default to the strategy of just blindly adding another layer of protection. Unfortunately, this strategy is not usually the best course of action when it comes to complex pluralistic organizations facing socio-technical problems. Not understanding your company’s tolerable risk and simply “tying a lot” can actually lead to an increase in complexity and inject risk unnecessarily. Where do you add your armor, takes a look at the often misunderstood defensive strategy of defense in depth, shows real world misapplications and how we can improve and move towards becoming a cost effective and more resilient organization.

About Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson joined Koch Industries in 2014 at the Koch Corporate office in Wichita Kansas to assist in the billion dollar modernization project for Koch Fertilizer. Upon the completion of this project I took a role as the new director of organizational resilience where I began to modernize and streamline this program as well.


Breakout Track 1 – Session 5

Organizational Resilience… Are You All In?

Monday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Keith Frederick, Duke Clinical Research Institute

Keith Frederick

Resilience is much more than a buzzword. It is highly dependent on workforce resilience and the interconnectedness, adaptability, and collective capacity of leadership, management, and staff. Forward thinking businesses reap value, benefit, and a ROI through integration, optimization and training. In this session, we will explore the principles, perceptions, and truths about organizational resilience.

About Keith Frederick
Keith Frederick, CHEP, CBCP, AFBCI is the head of the organizational resilience program for the Duke Clinical Research Institute.



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