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Jan 06

DRJ Spring World Up Close

Posted by: Vicki Thomas in DRJ Blogs

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Vicki Thomas

Yes, it's true, we're in the third week of January... As usual time is racing along and this means that it won't be long until the best in the industry are meeting at DRJ Spring World in Orlando, Florida. Maybe you've been thinking about attending DRJ Spring World or you just need to give your boss an extra nudge to get the approval - well, this post should help (actually there a lot of posts about DRJ Spring World that will help!).

In this week's post we take a closer look at the break-out tracks offered on Monday and Tuesday and at the Solutions Track offered on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday Solutions Track

During the Sunday Solutions Track you'll learn from seasoned industry veterans who will present solutions using today's resources, products and strategies. These sessions are for all experience levels. 

  • ST-2: The 2014 State of Disaster Recovery Preparedness: learn the state of disaster recovery preparedness based on the results from more than 500 responses to the disaster recovery preparedness council benchmark survey. (Led by Steve Kahan of DRBenchmark.org)
  • ST-3: Business Continuity and Eating the Elephant: in this session you'll learn how to bring all the facets of business continuity together in a co-ordinated approach. (Led by Patrick Potter of RSA Archer)
  • ST-5: ICS Adoption in the Private Sector: this presentation will explore the adoption of the Incident Command System by corporations. You'll gain valuable insights into the benefits of the Incident Command System and take-aways on how to implement it within your organization. (Led by Erica Agiewich of IntraPoint)
  • ST-7: Security Considerations When Moving To The Cloud: in this session you'll learn about and discuss common concerns and best practices on keeping your data safe in a virtual private cloud. (Led by Jim Garrity of Xtium)

Monday Breakout Sessions

  •  Advanced Session 1: Advanced BIA and Risk Modeling: this Monday 1:30-2:30 session you'll learn about new methods and techniques that can help you better understand our complex organizations and environments. (Led by Egbert Smith of ABN AMRO)
  • Advanced Session 3: Case Studies on Managing Public Relations Embarrassments: this Monday 4:15-5:15 session will highlight lessons learned from recent exchange outages and other situations and offer strategies for how to protect your organization from reputational impact. (Led by Bethany Netzel of CME Group)

Tuesday Breakout Sessions

  • Managerial Session 4: How The Public/Private Partnership Can Enhance Resilience: learn the role that public and private partnerships can play in helping organizations remain resilient in the face of threats and incidents. (Led by Denise Anderson of FS-ISAC)
  • Technical Session 4: Developing a Comprehensive Data Protection Solution: this session will explore the elements of a comprehensive data protection solution and will help you make sense of your data protection requirements. (Led by Monica Stebbins of Mitre Corp.)
  • Emergency Response Session 4: Continuity Awareness and Training: The Right Way: learn how successful continuity planning and disaster management boils down to two primary assets: "simple, accurate and viable plans" and "knowledgeable, trained and ready people". (Led by Phil Lambert of Ripcord)
  • Advanced Session 4: World-Class Business Continuity: So How Do They Do It?: this session presents easy to understand principles, concepts, techniques and best practices that have stood the test of time and have been adopted by the world's leading organizations in order to develop and sustain an effective and robust business continuity program. (Led by John Liuzzi of Southern Wine & Spirits of America)

To learn more about these sessions and the rest of the DRJ Spring World agenda, download the agenda and registration package. Be sure to explore the DRJ Spring World website to learn more about everything available to you at our 50th Conference