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Gold Sponsor

Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time.


Silver Sponsors

myCOOP is COOP System's breakthrough continuity planning software. The patented design was built from the ground up by world-class eCommerce developers. Visit our website to learn more about myCOOP, the future of continuity planning.


eBRP Solutions Inc. provides web-based tools and utilities, as well as consulting services for business continuity management. eBRP develops tools and utilities focused on core requirements.


IBM Business Continuity and Resiliency Services can cost effectively help you rapidly adapt and respond to internal or external dynamic changes - opportunities, demands, disruptions or threats - and continue operations with limited impact to the business.


Recovery Point is a leading national provider of integrated business continuity solutions. Services include hot site, cold site and work area recovery; tape storage and transportation; electronic data vaulting, cloud backup and recovery, secure hosting and full service consulting with innovative planning software. Delivered from multiple, secure facilities on a private, nationwide carrier-neutral network, Recovery Point's services can be acquired individually or packaged in any combination, helping clients reduce risk, eliminate vendor fragmentation and accelerate recovery processes. Our cost-effective approach offers greater contractual flexibility than piecing together a disaster recovery solution from multiple vendors.


SunGard Availability Services provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software to 10,000 customers in North America and Europe. With five million square feet of datacenter and operations space, SunGard assists IT organizations across virtually all industry and government sectors to prepare for and recover from emergencies by helping them minimize their computer downtime and optimize their uptime.


Bronze Sponsor

MIR3 is the premiere provider of intelligent notification and response software for business operations, including crisis management, IT service management, corporate communications, customer relations, supply chain management, event management, or any area that needs reliable two-way notification.


About Strategic BCP, Inc. - Strategic BCP, Inc. (www.strategicbcp.com) is a business continuity planning company empowering organizations to build cost-effective, action-based plans. The company's Cloud BCP Software, ResilienceONE®, provides an all-in-one planning and incident management software tool and goes beyond traditional plan generation software with its intuitive business process-based methodology. ResilienceONE® (www.resilience1.com) is a web-native Cloud BCP Software featuring proprietary risk algorithms and metrics that automate cumbersome tasks and provide comprehensive insight into an organization's risk profile. Strategic BCP is compliant with the U.S. - E.U. Safe Harbor Framework and the U.S. - Swiss Safe Harbor Framework.


xMatters is the next generation of mass notification, providing every business, the people that work there, their customers and the people that reply on their services ­ targeted, relevant messages. Other vendors focus on the same thing ­ getting the same message to everyone as fast as possible. To us, that is not enough. The real key is getting the right information to the right people at the right time. Our core design goal is flexibility: allowing BCM professionals to build the content they need, choose whether or not they want responses, deliver different messages to different people and only send relevant information when it matters most. Over 900 global firms use xMatters to ensure the right message is delivered to the right people at the right time so they can take action to resolve the issue. Founded in 2000 as AlarmPoint Systems, xMatters is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with European operations based in Woking, U.K. More information is available at www.StopMassNotification.com and www.xMatters.com.


Co Sponsors

Atlantic.Net is a market-leading business data services provider known for exceptional service, simplifying complex technologies and building a brand that people trust.


About Cassidian Communications: As the largest and most trusted source of mission critical communications solutions, Cassidian Communications, an EADS North America company, is leading the way in standards-based E9-1-1 call center applications, notification solutions and services and P25 land mobile radio systems.


Visit the EMC booth for an EMC Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Services and Solutions Advisory Session. During this one-on-one consultation, learn how EMC can help you to achieve and balance business agility with continuity investments. EMC’s Enterprise Business Continuity solutions provide a centralized, automated approach to business continuity and disaster recovery planning, allowing you to respond swiftly in crisis situations to protect your ongoing operations and improve the availability of key business systems. Today, nothing is more critical than ensuring continuity of an organization’s business processes, technology infrastructure, and employee productivity. Business interruptions can jeopardize long-term growth and brand image, and negatively impact revenue. Lack of emergency preparedness puts employees, customers, and the businesses at risk.


The relationship between risk and performance improvement is an increasingly complex and central business challenge, with business performance directly connected to the recognition and effective management of risk. Whether your focus is on developing and implementing a business continuity program or enhancing your existing capabilities, having the right advisors on your side can make all the difference. Our business continuity, security and IT risk professionals form one of the broadest global advisory networks of any professional organization, delivering seasoned multidisciplinary teams that work with our clients to deliver a powerful and superior client experience. We use proven, integrated methodologies to help you achieve your strategic priorities and make improvements that are sustainable for the longer term. We understand that to achieve your potential as an organization you require services that respond to your specific issues, so we bring our broad sector experience and deep subject matter knowledge to bear in a proactive and objective way. Above all, we are committed to measuring the gains and identifying where the strategy is delivering the value your business needs. It’s how Ernst & Young makes a difference.


Behind Everbridge’s robust notification technology is a team of passionate people supporting every message being delivered. We provide people-centric notification solutions that millions of people rely on, daily. Our award-winning platform provides thousands of organizations worldwide with the tools they need to engage with their people and deliver information that keeps them better connected, aware and safe. Allow us to take the complexity out of mass notification to focus on what matters to you—your people.


Recall is a global leader in the information management industry operating over 300 facilities in more than 20 countries. Recall provides highly secure services supporting more than 80,000 customers worldwide to manage the entire lifecycle of information created by these organizations. In the field of secure data protection, Recall is a worldwide leader providing the broadest portfolio of backup and recovery services ensuring its customers have the necessary support to recover quickly after a disaster or any business disruption. Our solutions are tailored precisely to our customer's performance and business needs. Depending on the budget and recovery objectives Recall creates a unique and custom-tailored solution ranging from tape-based recovery to fully automated technologically advanced disk-to-disk backup and recovery.


The Fusion Framework Risk Management & Contingency Planning System now makes it possible to capture, manage and continuously evolve risk profiles across the enterprise while building, maintaining and evolving comprehensive contingency plans aligned to those risks. Simply better, the Fusion Framework makes enterprise-class risk management and contingency planning dramatically easier, less costly, less resource intensive, yet more effective than ever before. Key features include risk management, contingency planning, automated workflows and approvals, powerful reporting and dashboards, enterprise integration, collaboration and communications. The Fusion Framework… Simply, Better!


Whether you're in the midst of a disaster or running test shipments, count on FedEx Custom Critical. We're North America's largest time-specific, critical-shipment carrier - providing 24/7 pickup and delivery throughout the U.S. and Canada.


i365 vigorously supports its 32,000+ small and mid-size business (SMB)customers worldwide with an integrated suite of EVault(r) on-premise, cloud, and hybrid storage solutions. All EVault products and services are cloud-connected, offering access to the world-class EVault cloud. All are built on a single technology platform, so every deployment works the same. And all protect critical data, applications, and systems and help ensure business continuity-especially across multi-platform, multi-site IT environments. Founded in 1997.


At Verizon Wireless, reliability is in our DNA. It is built into everything we do from network operations to customer service to business continuity and disaster recovery. We work to build and operate the nation's most reliable wireless network – no matter what disaster or unanticipated event we may face.


VOLO Recovery was designed to enable businesses to stabilize internal and external communications when faced with outages due to disaster or technical failure. A self contained, single-source business continuity disaster recovery system, VOLO provides a complete inbound and outbound communication infrastructure.


Mock Disaster Sponsor

As the nation’s leading provider of critical communications recovery services, we operate the only two geographically distant, dedicated recovery centers in the industry. Mail-Gard: Not just print recovery, not just mail recovery ... but now serving all your critical communications requirements.

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Non Profit Sponsor

The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) was established in 1994 to enable individual members to obtain guidance and support from fellow business continuity practitioners. The BCI is the world's most eminent BCM institute and our name is instantly recognized as standing for good practice and professionalism. Professional membership of the BCI provides internationally recognized status and demonstrates the member's competence to carry out business continuity management (BCM) to a consistently high standard.


Private and Public Businesses, Inc. is committed to providing the industry with training and BC solutions in partnership with both private and public agencies that contribute to the effective collaboration required for regional disasters.