Breakout Track 5

Breakout Track 5


Breakout Track 5 – Session 1

Preparing for a BC Management System Upgrade

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Dominic Abram, Optum
Kelly Guthrie, Optum

Dominic Abram Kelly Guthrie

Time to upgrade your business continuity management tool, do you want to upgrade your processes, too? Are the future needs being considered as you evaluate your program? Is this new tool the chance you’ve waited for to improve your program? This session describes how to take advantage of the opportunity to update your program’s processes, procedures, and reporting as you move to your new system.

About Dominic Abram
Dominic Abram is a senior business continuity analyst with Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company.

About Kelly Guthrie
Kelly Guthrie is a business continuity analyst with Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company.


Breakout Track 5 – Session 2

Active Shooter – What Do You Need To Do Before, During, and After An Active Shooter Event

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Jason Russell, Firestorm Chief Security Officer

Jason Russell

The 2017 mass shooting event in Las Vegas combined with growing workplace violence and terrorism threats increases exposures for everyone whether at work, home or at an event. How do you reduce the risk? How do you train your people? Attendees will learn new techniques from retired Secret Service Agents. Attendees will learn how to identify behaviors of concern, determine threat levels, understand evacuate, secure, and confront techniques, and Identify how to manage post event issues.

About Jason Russell
Jason Russell is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Secure Education Consultants, LLC (SEC). He is the Chief Security Officer for Firestorm Solutions.


Breakout Track 5 – Session 3

Lessons Learned in the Aftermath of Hurricanes
Harvey and Irma

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Kevin Hall, Resolver

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Kevin Hall BCI Certified

Hurricane season showed its might in late August and September of 2017. While most people will never experience a single hurricane in their lifetime, some organizations dealt with four hurricanes in almost as many weeks. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate wreaked havoc and were some of the strongest storms in recent history. Together, they caused significant damage and widespread devastation across the United States and Central America. This session will share the lessons learned from 2017’s hurricane season and examine how corporations successfully (and not so successfully) prepared for the storms. We’ll profile some publicly praised companies and share real-world examples of what to do, and what not to do in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

About Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall is the General Manager of Business Resilience at Resolver and the former President of Global AlertLink (acquired by Resolver).


Breakout Track 5 – Session 4

Emotional Intelligence: A Must Have Skill for Excellence in Leadership and Resilience

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Keith Frederick, Duke Clinical Research Institute

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Keith Frederick BCI Certified

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a critical determinant of your ultimate success or failure. To be an exceptional leader, you must have a solid understanding on how your emotions and actions affect the people around you. In this session, you will learn how to apply emotional intelligence concepts to help you know and manage your emotions, recognize and understand the emotions of others, overcome stress in the moment, strengthen relationships, and develop a winning edge.

About Keith Frederick
Keith Frederick, AFBCI, CBCP, CHEP is the Head of the Organizational Resilience Program for the Duke Clinical Research Institute at Duke University.


Breakout Track 5 – Session 5

GDPR and Business Resiliency – What You Need to Know

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Dan Minter, RSA

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Dan Minter BCI Certified

Attend this session to learn more about the General Data Protection Regulation – better known as GDPR, and its implications on business resiliency, information management, disaster recovery and risk management. Learn how data protection, privacy and resiliency processes must interact as your organization plans for this milestone regulatory requirement.

About Dan Minter
Dan joined the RSA sales team in August of 2016 after 17 years in Business Continuity Management covering North America, Asia, Europe, and South America.




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