DRJ's Fall 2018

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Senior practitioners are invited to attend our one-day track on Monday. If you are interested in attending, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to verify qualifications. How To Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency will feature a general session in the morning and breakout sessions in the afternoon. The breakouts will run separately from our general offerings to attendees. The one-day track will conclude with an exclusive "Meet the Expert" reception in the evening. There is no additional cost for this new track.

SA-1: Driving an Enterprise Resiliency Partnership

Monday, March 18, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Geno Pandolfi, U.S. Bancorp

David Halford, Forsythe Solutions

Sudhir Gadepalli Halford

Often enterprise business continuity organizations, enterprise business units, and IT operations are challenged to maintain alignment with respect to business continuity initiatives, priorities, and strategic investments. A successful enterprise wide BC program flourishes and can be strengthened when an aligned organizational approach and real partnership exists across business lines. Building, maintaining, and growing this level of organizational integration is difficult and requires a unique and focused approach. Learn how one company’s organizational model, collaboration methods, and approaches have helped to build and maintain a partnership with operations, infrastructure engineering, enterprise risk and compliance, BCDR planning, incident recovery, and crisis management.

Geno Pandolfi is senior vice president/executive director, Enterprise Readiness Services: U.S. Bancorp.

David Halford is senior principal/practice manager, BC Services; Forsythe Solutions Group.

SA-2: Moving your Organization from Continuity to Resiliency:
Lessons Learned from Wall Street

Monday, March 18, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Tom Wagner, Direct- Edge


Running a stock exchange on Wall Street presents a unique set of resiliency challenges for business continuity, crisis management and disaster recovery planners. Most electronic exchanges today are collocated with and connected to customers and competitors in third-party data centers that provide low latency connectivity to brokers, high frequency traders, and telecommunications providers. Along with the technical challenges, Wall Street must deal with “flash crashes,” botched IPOs caused by faulty systems, and persistent Information Security threats from nation states, hackers, ideologues and Occupy Wall Street protesters. Learn how the financial services industry deals with these risks by shifting technology and operations from continuity to resiliency.

Tom Wagner, BCM head for Direct Edge, the world’s fourth largest stock exchange.

SA-3: Roundtable Discussion: Gaining Perspective on Business
Continuity Challenges and Trends

Monday, March 18, 4:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Randall Till, Moderator

Randy Till

Expert speakers from a variety of industries will converge in this Roundtable Discussion to discuss issues that affect advanced practitioners and their organizations. Learn different views on each issue from the panelists who bring their own unique perspectives and solutions. Chart Your Course to Enterprise Resiliency with our experts’ advice. Plenty of time will be allowed for questions and answers from the audience.

Experts who may be participating include: Percy Cohrs, Disney; Tom Wagner, DirectEdge, Geno Pandolfi, U.S. Bancorp, and David Halford, Forsythe Solutions.

Meet the Experts Reception

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Following the close of SA-3, attendees are invited to mingle with the presenters in an informal reception. Network with the industry’s top executives and gain indepth information to your concerns and challenges. Light hor ‘d ouerves and drinks will be served.