Solutions Track

Sunday, 4:00 - 5:00pm

About Solutions Track

Back by popular demand – don't miss out on the Solutions Track. This innovative afternoon of workshops was so popular last year that we decided to feature it back for DRJ Spring World 2018.

On Sunday afternoon you have the chance to learn from industry service providers on how they used business continuity products, services, and other technologies in real-life cases and incidents. Learn from real-life examples at DRJ Spring World 2018!

Solutions Track 1

Next Level Recovery

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Stephanie Marjoram, BC in the Cloud
Velvet Bradley, Mutual of Omaha

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Stephanie Marjoram Velvet Bradley

Using your BC and DR plans to create a recovery plan for your IT systems. Tips for automating the creation of required component lists, assigning priorities, contacting the correct personnel at the right time and tracking progress. Putting the power of recovery into your user hands while providing real-time reporting and progress reports for management.

About Stephanie Marjoram
Stephanie Marjoram – Director of Implementation Services, BC in the Cloud.

About Velvet Bradley
Velvet Bradley, Senior Technical Solution Architect, Mutual of Omaha.


Solutions Track 2

Piece by Piece: Building a Case for Application Resiliency

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Bob Sibik, Fusion Risk Management

Bob Sibik

IT applications are often key differentiators of an organization’s success. As businesses continue tightening financial and personnel resources, BCM practitioners find themselves uniquely positioned to make recommendations on resiliency. This session outlines how a major international retailer built a framework that rationalizes IT resiliency based on multiple factors, Additionally, it explains why leveraging a management system to continuously monitor application resiliency requirements enables more effective and efficient decision-making.

About Bob Sibik
Bob Sibik, Senior Vice President at Fusion Risk Management.


Solutions Track 3

Business Continuity Response Planning for a Cyber-Attack

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Bill DiMartini, Avalution

Bill DiMartini

Reminders of information security risks are in the headlines every week, including malware, ransomware, targeted attacks, and data breaches. The current trend shows that cyber-attacks are becoming more intrusive, requiring a shutdown of networks and systems for prolonged periods of time to contain the effects. Even your backup data is at risk and your alternate site recovery strategy may not help! Just how would your organization continue key operations during this interruption, or can you? This presentation will explore the common impacts of a cyber-attack to business operations, discuss responsibilities of your organization’s Crisis or Incident Management Team to address the situation, explain the technical implications of the outage, including potential data integrity and threats to the IT Disaster Recovery program, examine strategies for business units to continue essential operations, for a prolonged period of time, as well as in the event of a total systems outage, and review what IT can do to support workarounds adopted by the business unit. This session is for you if you are responsible for the development and maintenance of your organization’s business continuity program.

About Bill DiMartini
Bill DiMartini is a Managing Consultant for Avalution Consulting, a leading provider of business continuity, IT disaster recovery, and information security consulting and software solutions.


Solutions Track 4

Conducting an Effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Monica Goldstein, RecoveryPlanner
Sherri Flynn, RecoveryPlanner

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Monica Goldstein Sherri Flynn

Effective Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery programs are dependent upon the business priorities of the company. During this session we will cover setting up your BIA to
determine, assess and evaluate the potential effects of a business interruption to the organization’s critical business units/processes. How do you know which business units/processes are the most critical and how is critical being defined? How do you create your impact measurements to be used in the BIA evaluation? How can you leverage the results of the BIA to improve your program? Join us today for approaches to initiating and conducting a BIA based on best practices and practical experience.

About Monica Goldstein
Since 1995, Monica Goldstein’s experience in business continuity planning and senior management within Business Continuity organizations has been comprehensive.

About Sherri Flynn
As a Master Business Continuity Planner with RecoveryPlanner, Ms. Flynn provides consulting services on Business Continuity Plan development, design, and template creation; Cyber Response Planning; Business Impact Analysis (BIA); Risk Assessment; Incident Response Program Management; BC Training and Awareness and Vendor Management.

Ms. Flynn brings 20 years + experience as group facilitator training all levels of employees, strategic committees and Board of Directors. Prior to joining RecoveryPlanner, Ms. Flynn was Director, Compliance Services and Chief Compliance Officer for All Covered, a Division of Konica Minolta, an outsourced IT service provider. In this role she was certified by ISACA as a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) providing consultative services around FFIEC regulatory compliance rules and regulations, including Vendor Management, BCP, IT Risk Assessment, Data Classification/Asset Management, Training and Project Management. Her responsibilities included delivering onsite support and training in the areas of compliance management, providing clients with consulting and support in preparation for state and federal audits, including Safety and Soundness exams.


Solutions Track 5

Vendor Risk and Contingency Management (VRCM) In Practice: Managing Vendor Risk and Contingency as the BCM Professional

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Terence Lee, Strategic BCP
Nancy Valente, Freedom Mortgage

Terence Lee Nancy Valente

This session will walk through a case study of a BC professional creating her vendor risk program from scratch, the challenges she faced, and how she overcame them. You will learn how a BC expert defined a process, put tools in place to support the process, and achieved a reliable and verifiable objective of go/no-go with each Tier 1 vendor for the global financial services firm she worked for.

About Terence Lee
Terence (Terry) Lee leads Strategic BCP’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) strategy. Formerly with for MetricStream.

About Nancy Valente
Nancy Valente has nearly 15 years of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery experience in building and managing enterprise Business Continuity Programs.


Solutions Track 6

BCM and ERM Collaboration for Increased Risk Management Effectiveness

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

William Hord, Quantivate

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William Hord

The collaboration of business continuity management (BCM) and enterprise risk management (ERM) by organizations not only enhances the value proposition for both disciplines, more importantly, it enables organizations to better execute and achieve their strategic vision. ERM is a top-down discipline that seeks to mitigate risks that have an adverse impact on the organization’s strategic objectives. ERM is assessing both the likelihood and impact of various categories of risk at the strategic and operational levels, whereas BCM is determining the response to an impact regardless of the cause at an operational level. The presentation is designed to provide an understanding of the current challenges risk managers are facing when they have separate BCM and ERM departments, committees, management and/or reporting lines.

About William Hord
William “Bill” Hord joined Quantivate as the vice president of enterprise risk management services responsible for providing strategic consultation to organizations seeking to enhance or create viable and sustainable enterprise risk management programs.


Solutions Track 7

How Using Location Data Protects Your Employees

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Peter Steinfeld, AlertMedia

Peter Steinfeld

By their nature, events are location-based. Office closures, inclement weather, an active shooter – these events all impact your people in specific areas. Emergency notification systems allow you to see your people and events on a map, providing valuable insight into a person’s proximity to danger. Security leaders can use location data to geo-fence a specifically affected audience and distribute valuable information to the right audience, in the right location, over any device. Today, modern emergency notification systems have been paired with monitoring services and mobile applications that can change the way your team communicates. Location data keeps your people safe, informed, and connected.

About Peter Steinfeld
Peter Steinfeld is passionate about helping people and organizations communicate during critical situations.


Solutions Track 8

IRMA – Unprecedented IT Disaster Recovery Unpreparedness

Sunday, March 25, 2018
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Linda Hanwacker, The LSH Group, LLC
Tony Klinger, Corus 360/ RESQ

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Linda Hanwacker Tony Klinger

It is always amazing how often organizations and companies will inquire about creating or testing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan but never follow through with it. Hurricane Irma was the worst wake-up call imaginable for some of these organizations.This purpose of this session is to review the lessons learned about IT Disaster Recovery from Hurricane Irma and to address the pitfalls that many organizations experienced leading up to and through the landfall of the storm.

About Linda Hanwacker
Linda Hanwacker is CEO/Founder of The LSH Group, LLC.

About Tony Klinger
Tony Klinger is an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect who focuses on backup and recovery solutions with 9 years of successful experience building, and delivering meaningful business and technology solutions.



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