Sunday Workshop Sessions

Sunday, 1:00 - 3:30pm

About These Sessions

Sunday Workshop Sessions are held on Sunday March, 25 from 1:00 - 3:30 PM.

These interactive sessions allow attendees to explore topics in-depth. Choose one session.

Sunday Workshop Session 1

Birds of a Feather: Business Continuity Roundtable Discussions

Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Robbie Atabaigi, KPMG LLP

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Join this session to participate in a conversation with other conference attendees about key topics and areas of interest. This forum allows participants to explore solutions, address concerns, ask pressing questions, and discuss BC planning activities. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with other planners in similar situations.

The Birds of a Feather workshop provides a structured approach with experienced BC professionals facilitating each table. This format provides the flexibility to explore specific areas of interest or pressing issues.

Potential Topics:

    • Recent Events – Planning and Response

    • Risk Assessment and BIA

    • BCM Exercises and Testing

    • Other Topics Selected by Participants

Robbie Atabaigi, MBCI, MBCP, CISA , ITIL Foundation – KPMG LLP
Industry Roundtable Facilitators:
Barney Pelant – Barney F. Pelant & Associates
Lisa Smallwood, MBCI, CBCLA, ITIL – DXC
Lamar Poppell, MBCI, PMP, Six Sigma – Jack Henry & Associates
Sue Hornstra, CBCP, CERT – General Electric
Martin Myers, MS, MBCP, AFBCI, CERT
Glen Curole, CBCP, Category 5 Services


Sunday Workshop Session 2

The BIA from the IT Perspective

Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Michael Herrera, MHA Consulting

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Michael Herrera

In this workshop, we’ll look closely at the BIA process from an IT perspective to learn how to take the BIA results and use them to support the IT DR program. By supporting the BIA process before, during and after, IT can profit greatly from valuable data and information to support RTO/RPO alignment, recovery plans, and strategies.

We will discuss how IT can use what they’ve learned during the BIA process about enterprise operations and the concerns of their business partners to examine and understand the business rationalization for recovery time and point objectives; to explore how their needs are (or are not) being met by IT; to identify and explain any technical limitations to meeting the desired RTOs and RPOs; and to align business goals and IT strategies.

About Michael Herrera
Michael Herrera, CEO of MHA Consulting, a leading business continuity planning and information technology consulting firm.

Sunday Workshop Session 3

Workplace Violence – What Happens When the Shooting Starts?

Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ken Schroeder, PPBI
Deidrich Towne, Jr., PPBI
David Ziev, PPBI

Ken Schroeder Deidrich Towne, Jr. David Ziev BCI Certified

This session focuses on an workplace violence situation and what the statistics and studies reveal about the situations and survivors. The PPBI team will apply emergency response planning techniques along with preparedness training aids for employees, friends, and family members.

You will learn the following during this session:

    • The different types of workplace violence situations.

    • What survivors have taught us about surviving these type of events.

    • Developing a preparedness plan.

    • Developing an emergency response plan.

    • How to work with first responders.

Active shooter is another incident management plan that should be a part of every company’s planning tool set.

About Ken Schroeder
Ken Schroeder, PPBI

About Deidrich Towne, Jr.
Deidrich Towne, Jr., MBCI, senior technical consultant at PPBI.

About David Ziev
David Ziev, MBCI, ITILv3, PPBI training director.


Sunday Workshop Session 4

Business Continuity – Blowing up the Box

Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Ron LaPedis, Micro Focus

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Ron LaPedis BCI Certified

This workshop will take novices from 0-60 and enhance the knowledge and understanding of even the most seasoned professionals. Novices will leave this session with a firm basis for getting ahead of your new job and everyone will walk away with specific actions to improve your organization’s response. This workshop will help you extend your skills dealing with cyber incidents and in creating working relationships with fire, law enforcement, and other public sector professionals.

Using targeted exercises, we will dig right in and cover:

    • Wishes versus goals.

    • The Incident Command System (ICS).

    • Active Shooter response and working with first responders.

    • Social Engineering.

    • Linking Cyber response to BCP.

About Ron LaPedis
Ron LaPedis a global enablement specialist with Micro Focus, focusing on identity, access, and security.


Sunday Workshop Session 5

Meet the Hacker Exercise

Mock Disaster Exercise

Sunday, March 25, 2018
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Jim Satterfield, Firestorm

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Jim Satterfield

Please join us to participate in an exclusive, hands-on DRJ exercise event to test and benchmark your knowledge and plans with your peers along with a team of industry experts against an “Ethical Hacker.” The hacker will conduct live demonstrations, using actual techniques and tools, while you engage in trying to mitigate these activities and impacts while responding to the escalating crisis and security elements in real time.

How do you know? What do you do? What do you say?

In today’s reality, everyone, regardless of job title, can benefit from improving cyber preparedness and response related to cyber risks and security threats, including crisis management, business continuity, disaster recovery, security and IT professionals. This event is intended to address the needs of each group, simultaneously.

Advance registered participants will receive exercise information directly prior to the DRJ conference for their review and preparation, as well as a post exercise brief for their use after the DRJ Conference.

This unique opportunity to spend time with a hacker in a 2.5-hour live simulation is intended to allow attendees to experience a series of cyber security incidents leading up to and including a data breach and physical security exposures while interacting directly with the hacker to discuss risk management techniques and brand exposures.

The participants will be to leave with tangible action items that can be implemented into your crisis, continuity and disaster recovery plans.

About Jim Satterfield
Jim Satterfield is the president/COO of Firestorm. Satterfield has experience as president, CEO, and COO of various public and private companies.



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