Breakout Track 2

Breakout Track 2


Breakout Track 2 – Session 1

Reduce Cost of IT AND Lower Your Risk Profile

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Joe Kocinski, Ace Hardware Corporation

Joe Kocinski

See how we used technology refresh and replatform opportunities to make IT $ available for data replication. Hear how we reduced Recovery Time Objective (RTO) from 4 days to 12 hours, and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) from 30 hours to 5 minutes. This session will give you some ideas how to save money while improving your Disaster Recovery position!

About Joe Kocinski
Joe Kocinski is the data center and enterprise systems manager for Ace Hardware Corporation in Oak Brook, IL.


Breakout Track 2 – Session 2

That’s Not In My Job Description – Proven Techniques to Motivate Others

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Glenn Engel, US Bank

Glenn Engel

Would you like to get more out of your program without alienating those whom you depend upon to get the work done? Be it Business Continuity Planning, Project Management, or whatever, we all need and depend upon others outside of our sphere of control to accomplish “the job”. Too often we’re given all the responsibility, but insufficient authority, to make things happen as you need them to and as management demands. Learn proven techniques that you can put into practice immediately to help you get where you need to be while staying in the good grace of those you have to push, pull, and prod along the way!

About Glenn Engel
Glenn Engel has managed US and International BCP and Safety and Security programs in the financial services industry for more than 15 years.


Breakout Track 2 – Session 3

OMG I’ve Been Served! Improve your Resilience by Identifying, Managing & Mitigating Legal Risk

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Jay Rosenblatt, SimpsonWigle Law LLP

Jay Rosenblatt

Leadership in emergency and business preparedness means being aware of both business and legal risks. This session is about legal risks and liabilities that companies are exposed to, and how to manage and mitigate those risks and liabilities. Some of those risks and liabilities related to your supply chain, regulatory compliance, cyber/date breaches and human resource issues. You will learn about operational risk identification, risk management, and risk mitigation, both from a business perspective and from a legal point of view. You will learn actions that can be taken NOW that will mitigate those risks and liabilities. We will also discuss how to manage risks and liabilities during a crisis event. Become a hero in your organization: the information you learn here can protect not only your business but your management as well!

About Jay Rosenblatt
Jay Rosenblatt is a partner in the business law firm SimpsonWigle Law LLP.


Breakout Track 2 – Session 4

SRP Embraces ICS –
Why They Made the Move & How You Can too!

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Regina Phelps, Emergency Management and Safety Solutions
Kenneth Lewis, Salt River Project

Regina Phelps Kenneth Lewis BCI Certified

Many companies fail to have a great Crisis Management Team because they lack four simple things. Are you developing or retooling the team you have? If so, you need to attend this critical session to learn how Salt River Project (SRP) reorganized their team.

The goal of this session is to help you create both a great team and a great process in order to manage incidents large and small. There are four key things that we often find missing in company teams and plans: A clearly defined structure, identified roles and responsibilities, a formal assessment process, and the ability or knowledge to develop an Incident Action Plan (IAP).

In this session, learn how SRP has embraced the Incident Command System, refocusing their Crisis Management Team and their processes to be even more effective.

About Regina Phelps
Regina Phelps, CEM, RN, BSN, MPA, president/CEO, Emergency Management and Safety Solutions.

About Kenneth Lewis
Kenneth Lewis, principal emergency management program analyst, Salt River Project.


Breakout Track 2 – Session 5

Turn Silos Into Pillars

Monday, September 18, 2017
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

David Porter, Tapestry Core, LLC

David Porter

In today’s fragmented, fast-paced, evolving business environment, do you struggle embedding risk management across your business? Is part of the challenge trying to navigate and effectively collaborate with numerous silos within your organization? This session explores how to take an integrated approach to delivering risk management in your business and improve adoption and support of your risk management efforts. In addition, this approach provides assistance to infrastructure areas such as quality, compliance and information security.

About David Porter
David Porter is the chief compliance officer for Tapestry Core, LLC in Lenexa, Kansas.




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