Breakout Track 4

Breakout Track 4


Breakout Track 4 – Session 1

Case Study in motion –
Impacts and Execution of Recovery Plans around the Globe

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Dan Perrin, Regus
Joe Sullivan, Regus

Dan Perrin Joe Sullivan

As natural and other disruptions can and will affect an organization and its operations – the ability to continue operations will test the best plans and teams. This session examines several global events and the resulting impact to the organizations. Learn how after the Coup in Turkey failed and terrorists launched major attacks in Nice, Belgium and France. We will also discuss current trends in Earthquake and Hurricane planning in the US and how political unrest in the Middle East and North Korea are affecting recovery planning in 2017.

About Dan Perrin
Dan Perrin, global solutions director, Regus.

About Joe Sullivan
Joe Sullivan, managing director for the workplace recovery business, Regus.


Breakout Track 4 – Session 2

Experiences for Success and Value

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Peter Laz, Fusion

Tracy Judge, TransUnion
Shawnee McDonough, Monsanto
Roxann Taylor, World Wide Technologies

Peter Laz Tracy Judge Shawnee McDonough Roxann Taylor

Faced with the expectations of achieving greater success with fewer resources, today’s executives are selective about the initiatives they support. While BC/DR has historically been considered an “insurance policy,” today’s BCM program owners have overthrown this perspective by building programs that contribute far more business value than just a set of plans. In this panel discussion, three innovative BCM leaders share their strategies and experiences, discussing how they’ve overcome obstacles to increase management support, secure program funding, and achieve active engagement, delivering greater business value than ever before.

About Peter Laz
Peter Laz, MBCP, MBCI, is the senior managing consultant at Fusion.  Peter focuses on guiding executives and business continuity leaders to maximize the value of continuity risk management programs and solutions.

About Tracy Judge
Tracy Judge, CCEP, CBCP, MBCI, Director - Compliance Program Management, TransUnion. Tracy is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional by Compliance Certification Board, a Certified Business Continuity Professional ; and a Member of the Business Continuity Institute.

About Shawnee McDonough
Shawnee is the Business Continuity Management Lead for Monsanto, responsible for developing and implementing the BCM program across the enterprise.

About Roxann Taylor
Roxann Taylor, World Wide Technology, Inc., Compliance and Risk Manager. Roxann has lead and directed all aspects of Resiliency Management and continues to seek networking and learning opportunities to further develop Resiliency practices in our ever evolving technology world.


Breakout Track 4 – Session 3

Is your BCM program Agile enough to meet the needs of your organization?

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Frank Buck, Sungard Availability Services
Melissa Rhodes, Bridgestone

Frank Buck Melissa Rhodes

Delivering value to your business more frequently – isn’t that something you think about, possibly every day? Many technical groups and projects followed methodologies for more than a decade and you may hear it described as Agile. Would you like to deliver value more frequently to executives and lines of business, which in turn creates greater buy-in at all levels for your program? Learn about applying Agile principles today to create a stronger program for tomorrow.

About Frank Buck
Frank has been with Sungard Availability Services for 10 years. He spends his days listening to Assurance customers and to future customers.

About Melissa Rhodes
Melissa Rhodes, BC/DR specialist at Bridgestone Americas.


Breakout Track 4 – Session 4

Gold Diggers in Business Continuity

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Christopher Duffy, Strategic BCP

Christopher Duffy

Because business continuity professionals focus so hard on being planners, they often do not realize the value in their data—the untapped gold that provide your company with information far outside of BC and DR. This session will help you transform from a data gatherer into a “Big Data” analyst. Hear real world examples that can be quickly delivered from within your BCM system.

About Christopher Duffy
Christopher Duffy (CISSP) is vice president and chief innovation officer at SBCP.


Breakout Track 4 – Session 5

BCI Global Research Summary –
Key Trends, Influences and Conclusions

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
8:15 – 9:15 a.m.

Brian Zawada, Avalution

Brian Zawada BCI Certified

On a global scale, the Business Continuity Institute performs considerable research and creates dozens of original publications summarizing industry trends, emerging threats and other topics influencing the way in which organizations prepare for disruptive incidents. This presentation will highlight a number of key conclusions, as well as the implications for business continuity and organizational resilience professionals. This session will introduce the BCI to DRJ attendees and summarize BCI’s most recent research.

About Brian Zawada
Brian Zawada, FBCI, - USA Chapter board member and president.




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