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Breakout Sessions at Fall World 2012 are a great way to delve into a subject to improve knowledge and skills. Find the best information from around the globe in these one-hour sessions. Each is led by an industry expert eager to share solutions and strategies.

SS1: The State of Business Continuity Preparedness

Stephanie-Balaouras.jpg Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester Research
Learn the current state of enterprise business continuity preparedness and how much progress we've made since our BC preparedness survey in 2008. The results will reveal how company practices regarding business impact analysis, risk assessment, BC planning, maintenance, exercising and communication have changed over the years. It will also examine how the scope of BC is expanding to address third party risks as well as cybersecurity risks. The conclusion will provide an overall assessment of current BC preparedness efforts and provide recommendations & suggestions for improving.

SS2: Achieving Disaster Tolerance in Data Centers

tom_clark_ver3.jpg Tom Clark, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Data centers have become a significant focus during the last 20 years as technology has dramatically evolved. Companies are getting more applications, more operating systems, more platforms, more hardware, and more IT stuff. It has become critically important to simplify the complexity of the infrastructure so the effective management of the IT infrastructure is possible. This session will cover the different phases required to achieve better disaster tolerance including how to best determine what the threats and risks are to your data center.

SS3: All About Business Continuity Metrics

frank_perlmutterhead_shot-100.jpg Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
Are you constantly seeking more executive buy-in for your BC program? Do you have difficulty presenting to your true effectiveness beyond generating plans? Learn metrics that will “wow” your executives, strengthen your risk management skills, and increase your value to your organization. This session takes you from data collection through delivery. We are even taking it a step further and sharing metrics that our colleagues have used to extend value beyond the traditional BC job description. Don’t miss this expert discussion about how to use them to your full advantage as a valuable member of your organization.

SS4: Implementing BCM standards for Organizational Certification and Program Sustainability

Katwla-Tejas-CONTINUITY-LINK.jpg Tejas Katwala, Continuity Logic
This presentation will review and compare new and most common BCM standards and best practices for organization certification and program sustainability. Attendees will walk through an implementation framework to understand how to initiate the program, gain organization wide adoption, incorporate certification criteria, and promote continuous program improvement and maturity.

Register soon to reserve your spot in your favorite sessions. Browse the full agenda and find registration details at www.drj.com/fallworld

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September 9 - 12, 2012 in San Diego, CA