Spring World 2018

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Volume 30, Issue 4

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Breakout Track 3

Monday 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Choose One Selection Per Track

Sessions are rated: novice for those in the industry less than two years; intermediate for those in the industry for two to five years; and advanced for those in the industry for more than five years. 

Strategic Session 3

Leveraging a Business Continuity Framework to Improve Food and Product Safety Incidents

Damian Walch Deloitte , & Touche LLP
Darin Floyd Deloitte & Touche LLP

untitled-18.jpgasdsad.jpgFood and product safety is one of the largest challenges facing grocers and manufacturers today, with a total annualized cost to companies exceeding $8 to $12 billion. During this session we will explore the current issue landscape, the inherent risk areas within the food/product supply chain cycle, and recall management. Business continuity methods can both enhance reliability of the food supply chain and assist with the management, containment and communications that can help prevent incidents from becoming organizational "disasters".

Damian Walch is a director in Deloitte’s Technology Risk practice.

Darin Floyd co-leads Deloitte’s Food & Product Safety service line.

Managerial Session 3

Five Activities That Will Streamline and Improve Your Preparedness Efforts

Robert Giffin, CBCP Avalution Consulting

lkllks.jpgHeightened customer expectations combined with budget cuts, downsizing and time restraints have left many business continuity teams with a never ending laundry list of ‘to dos’ and confusion regarding how to prioritize it all. But, instead of just working to cross the next item off the list, there are actions your team can be taking to streamline and improve your preparedness efforts. Please join us as we explore the five activities your organization must do to improve preparedness and meet customer (and other stakeholder) expectations. Hint: they aren’t what you may think!

Robert Giffin, CBCP, CISA, is a director and co-founder of Avalution Consulting.

Technical Session 3

Filling Critical DR Planning Gaps

Peter Laz , MBCP Forsythe Solutions Group
David Halford Forsythe Solutions Group

new_folder-097.jpgnew_folder-060.jpgVirtually all DR plans contain basic plan content elements such as: contact information, alternate site location, recovery procedures and others. However, many DR plans do not include critical elements that have proven to increase the quality and effectiveness of the plans. This session will present and explore a number of items that will enhance your DR plans both strategically and tactically to make them much more understandable and valuable to your organization at all levels. Attendees will obtain specific, tangible examples that can be applied to their DR planning efforts to make plans more effective.

As a managing consultant for Forsythe, David Halford helps customers plan and implement enterprise risk management initiatives.

Peter R. Laz, MBCP, is a senior consultant with Forsythe Solutions Group and is a member of the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board and a Board of Director of PPBI.

Emergency Response Session 3

Data Centers: How Resilient Is The One You Use?


Dick Fordham , Recovery Point
Pitt Turner, Uptime University

dick.jpgw-pitt-turner-iv-pe.jpgMany data centers in use today either in-house or used by companies to deliver services to you were designed and built in the 20th century. As we accelerate into the second decade of the 21st century it is clear that today’s’ business environment and the essential 21st century IT infrastructure that supports it is placing significant strain on the old designs. 24x7 operations mean that the data center you use must have an infrastructure that never goes down - meaning that each and every component and element in the distribution paths for power, cooling, network etc can be removed from service on a planned basis without impacting any of the computer equipment. This breakout will cover the items to look for when planning or refurbishing a data center, or arm you with some tough questions to ask when selecting a service provider.

Dick Fordham is currently director of marketing at Recovery Point, a leading national provider of integrated business continuity solutions to government agencies and commercial and non-profit organizations.

W. Pitt Turner IV, PE is the Executive Director of the Uptime Institute. For the past 17 years he has been a senior consultant and principal for Uptime Institute Professional Services (UIPS), previously known as ComputerSite Engineering, Inc.

Advanced Session 3

How Will PS-Prep Affect You?

Ashley P. Moore, FEMA

fema_logo.jpgThe Department of Homeland Security has announced new proposed standards for the private sector to improve preparedness for disasters and emergencies. The Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program (PS-Prep) is a partnership between DHS and the private sector that enables private entities to receive emergency preparedness certification from a DHS accreditation system created in coordination with the private sector. Learn about these proposed standards and how they will affect business continuity, emergency management and other sectors.

Ashley P. Moore serves as the senior policy adviser in the standards and technology branch of the incident management systems integration division of the national protection and preparedness directorate of FEMA, DHS.

Information Session 3

The DRII Certification Process


bpelant1.jpgYou’ve taken a few DRII courses, even sat for the certification exam – now what? You’ve heard the stories of how intense the application process is– where do you start? This session will be chaired by members of the DRII Certification Commission and the DRII Certification Manager, and will focus on the application process to successfully become certified. The session is targeted to those individuals who have either begun or wish to begin this process, and will feature a “how-to” approach to this topic. Participants are encouraged to bring specific questions concerning their applications.

Disaster Recovery Institute Intl. is a recognized leader in providing education, standards, and professional certification.