Spring World 2018

Conference & Exhibit

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Fall Journal

Volume 30, Issue 3

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Important Information: Choose One Selection Per Track.
Breakout Session Track 1 is schedule for Monday 1:30pm - 2:30pm.

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Bob Markovitz & Deborah Adams, CBCP, Freddie Mac

Unshackling the Bias From the Business Impact Analysis: Taking Subjectivity Out of  the BIA

The general consensus among business continuity professionals is that the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) serves as the foundation for continuity planning and execution.  Traditionally, this crucial function has been conducted through qualitative methods to risk rank business processes. This breakout session introduces an objective, quantitative framework for conducting the business impact analysis.  Learn ways to prioritize and quantify the BIA and its main risk categories. Professionals will be guided in the use of a scoring model.

Bob Markovitz has been a business continuity professional at Freddie Mac for several years.

Deborah Adams, CBCP,  is the director of the projects and initiatives team for enterprise business continuity at Freddie Mac..  

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Thomas Taylor, Stanford Mgmt. Co.

Sustaining a BC Program at the Stanford Management Company

A long term, affective business continuity program will utilize continuous business-relevant training to improve procedures and operational readiness. The BC program at the Stanford Management Company will be used as a case study here to show how routine training can accomplish this goal. The SMC is a division of Stanford University and manages their $18 billion endowment and trust assets. A BCP is needed to preserve the endowment and trust assets for the University’s next 100 years. In order to sustain the BCP for at least 100 years, a training course for all SMC Business Groups is being implemented. Learn the units of study, actual training experiences, and lessons learned. Also included are development of an improvement plan, and revisions to the lesson plans.

Thomas L. Taylor is the BCP and facilities manager for the Stanford Management Company. He reports to the chief financial officer and manages the emergency response team.

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Garry Bond, CBCP, Sage Business Assoc.
Lynne Miller, PMP, CBCP, Keane, Inc.

IT Application Recovery: Of all the Priority’s Which is Priority One?

A not so unusual loss of power event uncovers a lack of easily accessible information regarding critical applications recovery, priorities and interdependencies. This case study of a project to identify the most critical applications and all pertinent information related to recovery was undertaken over a three month period with a large team of business and IT analysts.  The project was given three months from inception to final report and was directed to evaluate as many of several thousand applications as possible. A methodology was created to evaluate each application and identify all available information necessary for a prioritized critical application recovery and will be discussed in this session along with some conclusions drawn by the project team and presented to the client.

Garry Bond, CBCP, is the global leader for the BCP/DR Solutions Practice with SAIC. He is a seasoned professional with 12 years disaster recovery/business continuity experience while building on more than 28 years in IT.

Lynne Miller is a Senior Program Manager with Keane, Inc., a global consulting firm.  She has been in IT for 18 years in diverse industries such as oil/gas, transportation, manufacturing, warehousing, fashion and insurance.  Lynne is responsible for 2 domestic development centers at Keane.  She has been involved with BC/DR for the past 8 years and is responsible for BC/DR at 4 Keane sites, 3 domestic and 1 international. 

Lynne has collaborated with Mr. Bond on past projects and is assisting him with his current DRJ presentation. 



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Vicki Wheaton, ABCP, Varolli

Business Continuity Communications: 7 Steps to Raising the Bar

Historically, business continuity and disaster recovery plans have focused on technology and data. Now, many companies are recognizing that planning for and communicating effectively to their employees in a crisis is the highest priority and have realized that traditional methods for notifying people in a crisis (e.g. basic alerting systems) are no longer adequate to support increasingly vulnerable organizations. It’s time to broaden the scope and raise the bar. This session will show real-world crisis examples, reviewing best practices to be emulated and errors that you can avoid in your own organization.

A leader and practitioner in the business continuity community, Vicki Wheaton, ABCP, has presented at over 30 conferences, tradeshows, and webinars, including the DRJ. Formerly senior product specialist for Strohl Systems, Wheaton now serves as alliances manager for Varolii’s business continuity division.
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Randall Till CBCP, Mastercard's Worldwide & Kim Browker, CBCP, Mastercard's Worldwide 

How to Institutionalize Business Recovery Planning as a Part of Your Organizations Business Cycles

Learn the practices and techniques used to integrate business recovery planning into your business operations.  Hear real life examples of processes and concepts that will help you develop solid business recovery plans while gaining the necessary buy-in and acceptance within your business organization. Learn the roadblocks and issues you should expect to encounter as you implement your business recovery plans and provide examples of techniques and processes that could resolve and overcome obstacles.

Randall Till, CBCP serves as senior business leader, global business continuity management at MasterCard Worldwide.
Kim Bowker, CBCP serves as business leader, global business continuity management at MasterCard Worldwide. 

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Kenneth Waley, CBCP, Booz Allen Hamilton & Lisa Troglio, CFCP, Booz Allen Hamilton

Business Resilience for the Government Enterprise
Hear an overview and discussion of the various regulations, directives, and issues that impact government agencies and their continuity planning efforts.  Federal agencies are subject to different regulatory policies than their private sector counterparts. It is the policy of the US to maintain a comprehensive and effective emergency response and continuity capability to ensure the continued performance of government missions and functions under all conditions.  Today’s asymmetric threat environment and the potential for monumental emergencies have increased the need for robust continuity planning.

Ken Waley, CBCP, PMP, is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 25 years of disaster response and recovery planning experience.

Lisa Troglio, CFCP, is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton with more than 22 years of state and local disaster response expertise.