Spring World 2018

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Volume 30, Issue 3

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Important Information: Choose One Selection Per Track.

Breakout Session Track 3 is schedule for Monday 4:15pm - 5:15pm.

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Jan Sysmans, Cisco WebEx

How On-demand Communication And Collaboration Tools Can Augment Your EOC Process

The emergency operations center is the physical nerve center of the recovery operations of a company or agency during and after a business disruption or disaster.  The close proximity of the EOC members promotes effective communication and collaboration during the recovery efforts.  It gets more dicey though when your experts cannot make it to the EOC because they are remote, they EOC is closed or there is a pandemic outbrake forcing social distancing.  There are many on-demand collaboration tools available today from audio, video and webconferencing, CRM and project management tools, to online documents and speadsheets.  Learn how you can integrate on-demand communication and collaboration tools into your EOC process to enable your remote experts to actively participate in the EOC process.

Jan Sysmans, director, marketing at Cisco WebEx is responsible for WebEx’s business continuity programs.

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Alan Sawchak, MBCP, Strohl Systems

Understanding the BS25999 Standard

The big picture of the BS25999 Standard reflects the international recommended practices for BCM and to deliver guidance for how to assess needs, build and test plans and continually enhance it. There’s much more to it and this session will cover it all.  Recognizing the advantages of deploying a business continuity management system across an enterprise, the BS 25999 standard is an example of how standards help address many of the challenges associated with developing, adopting and ultimately continuously improving an enterprise’s continuity program.  Standards will help build the infrastructure required to support the continuous growth and maturity of a business continuity management system.  Learn how a proven methodology supports the BS 25999 standard and others.

Alan Sawchak has been with Strohl Systems since 1998.  He has been actively involved in risk assessments, business impact analyses, continuity strategy development and business continuity plan implementation.  

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David Nolan, Fusion

Governance, Compliance and Risk Management and the DR/BCP Professional

The inevitable evolution toward enterprise risk management will offer unprecendented challenges and opportunities for the DR/BCP professional. This presentation will focus on the macro trends that are driving convergence of once fragmented risk management agendas highlighting the most important changes. Discover what the DR/BCP professional needs to know and do to ride this wave to new career highs while making a bigger impact in their respective organizations. Attendees will benefit from seeing a glimpse into the future through the lense of a client case where all aspects of enterprise risk management have been consolidated into single management model. The future is bright for those who anticipate and prepare!

David Nolan is the founder and chief executive officer of Fusion Risk Management, Inc., Rolling Meadows, IL.  

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Paul D'Arcy, Dell MessageOne

Email Caught In The Crossfire: What Is The Compliance Impact Of Email DR?

With new regulations and the changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, disaster recovery professionals have been caught in the email crossfire and are suddenly forced to think about compliance implications of DR.  Executives now rely on IT to make sure there are consistent policies for data retention and deletion that meet the compliance, legal and disaster recovery needs of the business. Therefore, disaster recovery planning professionals need make informed decisions about what to do to ensure a quick recovery that does not make the company a target in litigation. This session will cover key rules and regulations companies need to consider when managing email and provide an overview of the FRCP.  It will also look at the fundamental conflict between disaster recovery and archiving, while providing practical tips to ensure compliance.

Paul D’Arcy brings more than 10 years of technology marketing experience to Dell MessageOne. He oversees the company’s overall marketing program.

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Joseph Starzyk, IBM

Virtualization Strategy for Disaster Recovery

The main focus of a virtualization approach is the benefit that can be realized by consolidating the vast amounts of servers and storage into a managed pool of resources that can be utilized based upon business need. From a disaster recovery perspective, what this means is that when a disaster event occurs, resources from the virtual pool can be reconfigured to provide a processing environment that can assume the primary production workload. This session will address the areas that must be considered when designing and implementing a disaster recovery capability within a virtualized environment.

As a senior business development executive, Joseph Starzyk is accountable for establishing innovative strategies that drive new business development for IBM’s Business Continuity and Resiliency Services.  
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Richard Light, HP

Writing Technical Recovery Procedures

From an IT staff perspective, the technical recovery procedures are the focus of an effective disaster recovery and business continuity plan. Writing procedures to recover your servers, networks, applications, and databases seems straightforward in high-level discussions. In practice, writing these procedures is often neither quick nor straightforward. This session will explore most of the data points and assets needed for a successful recovery. We will also discuss methods to uncover the items that are commonly forgotten and ways to capture the data for those items. Participants will understand the elements of a complete and accurate technical recovery procedure and the tools and techniques to fully assess the data operations environment when planning technical recovery procedures.

Richard (Rich) Light is the operations manager for the HP Atlanta BCRS Recovery Center. Prior to HP, Rich worked for several other IT companies including EMC, IBM, and DecisionOne. Additionally, Rich was a director of IT for a commercial real estate company and served in the Navy as an electronics warfare technician and instructor. He holds several degrees, including a Master's in Business Administration, as well as several IT and DR certifications.