Breakout Track 7

Breakout Track 7


Breakout Track 7 – Session 1

Situational Awareness: Improving Your Access to Information

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30

Monika Stoeffl, California Resiliency Alliance

Monika Stoeffl

Information and Intelligence – These two words are often used interchangeably, yet are distinctly different. They play a crucial role in our situational awareness and decision-making, yet are only as useful as our access to them and the accuracy of the data. This presentation will explore the key differences between information and intelligence, what to watch for when verifying information sources, and share useful sources of information for pre-event planning and mitigation and post-event response and recovery. Information sources will cover a variety of event types including cyber, natural disasters, and man-made threats.

About Monika Stoeffl
Monika Stoeffl is the executive director of the California Resiliency Alliance, facilitating cross-sector information sharing and partnerships to foster local and regional resiliency.


Breakout Track 7 – Session 2

Business Continuity – If It Hurts, You’re Doing It Wrong

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30

Michael Galin, TELUS

Michael Galin

Business Continuity Management is easy, painless, and you already have all the skills required to do it. It is not a specialized science. It is simply applied risk management, and it’s just good business. This informative presentation will cover 16 business continuity fundamentals that will ensure the success of your corporate business continuity program, with minimal cost and without any pain. It really is inexpensive and easy, so if it hurts, you’re doing it wrong.

About Michael Galin
Michael Galin, director of risk management at TELUS.


Breakout Track 7 – Session 3

BC DR Collaborative Recovery – The future is Now

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30

Chris Hamrick, Hearst
Aaron Callaway, Fairchild Consulting

Chris Hamrick Aaron Callaway

Are your BC and DR programs harmonized to work together in preparation, analysis, exercise, and recovery of a large scale event? Do your BC & DR teams work towards the same recovery goals and objectives? Do you feel like you are planning on an island with limited collaboration with the business or IT? In our experiences these are some of the biggest resiliency challenges of organizations. This session will illustrate how to leverage your CMDB (Configuration Management Database) to automate your business continuity / IT disaster recovery planning and testing to help ensure your organization is resilient.

About Chris Hamrick
Chris Hamrick is responsible for compliance, change management and disaster recovery at Hearst.

About Aaron Callaway
Aaron Callaway is the managing director for Fairchild Consulting focused on business continuity.


Breakout Track 7 – Session 4

The State Of IT Disaster Recovery

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30

Peter Cerrato, Forrester

Peter Cerrato

Learn the results from the DRJ and Forrester’s Annual Market Study. Discover fascinating facts about how the industry has evolved over the years. Specific sections include a discussion of organizational trends, where DR reports, staffing levels etc., progress towards active-active data center configurations, adoption of advanced technologies for application fail over and data replication, and current recovery time and recovery point capabilities. The session will also include lessons leaned from declared disasters, recommendations, and suggestions for improvement.

About Peter Cerrato
Peter Cerrato, principal consultant serving Security & Risk Professionals


Breakout Track 7 – Session 5

The 10 Faces of Leadership in the Business Continuity Process

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
1:30 – 2:30

Roy Sheneman, Vtx1

Roy Sheneman

Business Continuity professionals are continually being placed in positions where leadership skill and tact is required. This session examines the role of leadership by examining 10 facets that readily apply to the BC/DR lifestyle.

About Roy Sheneman
Roy Sheneman holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership and has led his organizations Business Continuity development efforts.



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Orlando, FL

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