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Volume 32, Issue 1

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Sunday Workshop Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SWS1: Birds of a Feather - Business Continuity Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable
SWS2: Turning Data into DecisionsIan Long, Safeway
SWS3: ColourSpectrums: Stress Management and Disaster RecoveryRob Chubb, Colour- Spectrums
SWS4: Societel Security and the ISO 223 Series of StandardsLynnda Nelson, ICOR & Jim Nelson, ICOR
SWS5: Business Continuity in a Box , HandoutsRon LaPedis, SunGard & Laura Mosley, ADT, NA
SWS6: Mock Disaster – Civil UnrestSponsored by PPBI
General Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
GS1: We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets CriticalPhillip Van Hooser
GS2: A View from the Trenches: Why BC Best Practices are Vital for Continued ResilienceTony Schmitz, SendWordNow & Tim Marjason, Tim Marjason BCM Consulting
GS3: The Evolution of Emergency Responder Performance Challenges and SolutionsRobert Chandler, Univ. of Central FL
GS4: State of the Industry: Dare To Dream, Prepare To ExecuteJohn Jackson Fusion Risk, Mgmt. & David Nolan Fusion Risk, Mgmt.
GS5: Confidence and ControlTroy McAlpin, xMatters & Regina Phelps, EMSS
GS6: Reputational Risk: Safeguard Your Most Valuable Corporate AssetPatrick Corcoran
GS7: ISO 22301 Arrived – Now What?Brian Zawada, Avalution & Robert Giffin, Avalution
GS8: Community ResilienceBrent Woodworth, LAEPF & John Copenhaver, CMG
GS9: Can You C-C-Connect with the "C" Level?Barry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts Inc.
Breakout Track 1
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS1: The State of Business Continuity PreparednessStephanie Balaouras, Forrester Research
MS1: Business Resiliency at Visa: An Integrated Approach

Liz Granger, Visa Inc & Rob Sinclaire, Visa Inc. & Randall Till, Visa Inc.

TS1: Trends in Disaster Recovery: The Past, Today and the Future

Martin Myers, CBCP, Bank of America & Glen Curole, CBCP, Category 5 Services

ES1: Reputational Resiliency Plan: Design, Exercise and Measurements

Tommy Lewis, Emdeon & Bobby Williams, Emdeon

AS1: The Role of the ISACs In Critical Infrastructure Protection and ResilienceDenise Anderson, Nat'l Council of ISACs
IS1: Governance, Risk, and Compliance – Tying It All Together!Samuel Pierre- Louis, U.T. MD Anderson
Breakout Track 2
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS2: Achieving Disaster Tolerance in Data CentersTom Clark, Liberty Mutual Insurance
MS2: Controversy and Crisis Management

Raychel Oshea- Patino, PVH & Sean Murphy, Lootok

TS2: DDoS from the DR PerspectiveJason Stradley, BT Global Services
ES2: The Importance of Partnerships in Building Resiliency in the Communications InfrastructureMichael Echols, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)
AS2: Plan for the Impacts, Not the ScenariosRoswitha Mohs Firth, Enterprise Products
IS2: Otters, Seahorses, and Sharks … oh my! How do You do BCP for a World-Class Aquarium? , PART 2Thomas Uretsky, MB Aquarium
Breakout Track 3
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS3: All About Business Continuity MetricsFrank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
MS3: Reality TV: A Photojournalistic Review of Real Disasters to Help You Plan BetterTom Serio, Verizon
TS3: Business Resiliency in the Cloud – Reality or Hype?Karen Jaworski, EVault
ES3: Planning – It's About Information (Not Just Documents)Michael A. Herrera, CBCP, CEO, MHA Consulting Inc.
AS3: Tips and Tricks for Performing a BIAAnn Pickren, MIR3
IS3: An Overview of the BCIThe BCI
Breakout Track 4
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS4: Implementing BCM standards for Organizational Certification and Program SustainabilityTejas Katwala, Continuity Logic
MS4: How Does an International Airport Effectively Communicate to Everyone in an Emergency?Deneen Stone, Denver Intl. Airport
TS4: Backing up Your Big Data

Jeremy Suratt, Iron Mountain & Fred Moore, Horison Info.

ES4: It's Not Going Away … Making Friends with Social Media!Regina Phelps, EMSS
AS4: Implementing a BCMP in a Company-Wide Change Context: The Desjardins Financial Group Experience

Marc Lapointe, Desjardins & Eve- Marie, Cormier Plante & Assc.

IS4: Recording the Disaster , PART 2 , PART 3John Kain, Montana & Assc.
Tuesday Workshops
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
WS1: Develop a Top-Notch Incident Management TeamRegina Phelps, EMSS
WS2: Build an ISO 22301 Management System to Capture Executive Attention

Rob Giffin, Avalution & Brian Zawada, Avalution

WS3: Violence a Preventable Disaster: Understanding and Reducing the RiskDavid Smith, Prof. Workplace Interaction
WS4: From BIA to Resiliency: How to Align IT with the Goals of your BC/DR Program, PART 2, PART 3Sudhir Gadepalli, Ohio State Univ.
WS5: Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Develop and Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP ExerciseSteve Goldman, Goldman Mgmt. Consultants
WS6: The ABCs of Operational ResilienceNader Mehravari, IT Cadre

Exhibitors Booth Guide

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940 W. Valley Road, Ste. 1604

Rebecca Levesque

Wayne, PA 19087






21st Century Software develops IT Resiliency Management solutions that provide operational integrity when disruptive events occur. These solutions enable organizations to analyze how their applications would really fare and test scenarios not tested today. They allow application-restart procedures to be recovery-ready for any event. 21st Century Software has more than 30 years of experience developing disaster recovery solutions for mainframe organizations and disk and tape environments. 21st Century Software is also an IBM Business partner.



9305 LightwaveAve., Suite 100

Ken Valenti

San Diego, CA 92123

Sr. Program Manager





AIS is a leading provider of enterprise-class data center, connectivity, cloud and disaster recovery services with premium footprints in Los Angeles, San Diego and Phoenix. AIS BusinessCloud is infrastructure as a service (IaaS). In the cloud world, it is the equivalent of collocation. We provide the basic resources (computer, Ram and storage) on a fully managed platform where clients can add and remove services at will.



136 Everett Road

Frank Leonetti, MBCI, CBCP

Albany, NY 12205

Corporate Board Director,


Marketing and External Relations



The Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) is the premier professional organization for the business continuity/disaster recovery/crisis management/emergency management fields. As the largest, most established organization of its kind in North America, ACP's mission is: “To provide a powerful network for the advancement of the industry and the development of business continuity professionals”



333 Commerce St.

Jenny Barnes

Nashville, TN 37201

Senior Product Marketing Manager





AT&T Critical Communications Solutions can let you use your mobile devices in more places, more securely, to conduct more business, by providing unique customer-deployable solutions that enhance connectivity and security from the network to the physical user.


BOOTH 45, 46

1220 W. 6th Street, Suite 307

Robert Giffin

Cleveland, OH 44113

Director of Technology



Avalution Consulting, 2012 BC/DR Company of the Year, specializes in business continuity, continuity of operations planning (COOP) and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing and software solutions for organizations in both the public and private sectors. Avalution offers two unique, web-based continuity software solutions. Catalyst business continuity software combines a simple user interface and on-screen guides with Avalution's industry- leading methodology to make continuity planning easy and repeatable for every organization, regardless of size. No long-term contracts are required, and a 30-day free trial is available via the website. The Planning Portal - an enterprise level solution based on the simplicity of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 - delivers highly customizable tools and processes to assist in managing and executing BC/DR programs. Solutions address analysis, planning, awareness generation, exercise planning, notification, live crisis management and continuous improvement. Stop by booths 45 and 46 to discuss the specific challenges currently facing your organization and find out how TPP and Catalyst will streamline your organization's preparedness capabilities and save you time and money.



19744 Beach Blvd. #341

Cheyene Marling

Huntington Beach, CA 92646






BC Management, Inc., a professional, executive search firm, is the premier placement agency for business continuity, disaster recovery, risk management and emergency management professionals. We have specialized exclusively in these niche fields for over ten years placing professionals worldwide. Our experienced team regularly attends conferences and association meetings, and conducts extensive research within the industry. This includes an annual business continuity compensation and program management (budgeting, staffing, maturity, organizational reporting, etc), benchmark reporting which is posted on www.bcmanagement.com for review. Come visit us at our booth and learn how BC Management can elevate your program.



185 OaklandAve., Ste. 150

Theresa Williams

Birmingham, MI 48009






With 120+ full service offices and 2000 employees in North America, and 240+ offices worldwide, BELFOR is the global leader in disaster recovery services and solutions.Aproven track record of superior response and comprehensive service offerings make BELFOR the contractor of choice for corporations, businesses, educational facilities, public entities and large property owners that have experienced property damage from fire, water, wind or other catastrophe. BELFOR offers complete 24/7 emergency response services: emergency services, water extraction, structural drying, desiccant dehumidification, emergency board up and barrier erection, mold remediation, paper reclamation, electronics restoration, contamination control, machinery restoration, data recovery, and complete contents restoration. BELFOR is the leader in reconstruction services offering complete general contracting, project management and consulting services including contingency planning for corporate clients.



207 W.Ash St.

Jim Nelson

Lombard, IL 60148






Established in 1999, Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS) is an international consulting company that provides specific expertise in business continuity management., crisis management, data center management, emergency management, facility risk/vulnerability assessments, IT disaster recovery and risk management. Headquartered just outside of Chicago, Illinois, BCS is a small, privately held corporation. Our smaller size, flexibility, and creativity yield significant benefits to our customers along with our experience with customers in every industry and internationally. The mission of BCS is to serve as a right source solution to its customers. This includes listing to and understanding customer needs, being responsive, service-oriented and creative in helping our clients leverage and grow their capabilities. BCS is committed to long-term relationships and the success of our clients.


BOOTH 97, 98

5041 LaMart Dr., Ste. 220

Richard Cooper, MBCI

Riverside, CA 92507




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BPSi helps organizations of all types, sizes and budgets, deploy effective risk management plans with proven, user-friendly software that just works. BPSi's robust decision support tools help you understand your operational business risks so you can minimize the impact of any business interruption. BPSi's Business Protector continuity planning software is ready to use “out of the box” with comprehensive sets of templates based on industry- standard methodologies. Business Protector is also highly flexible, letting you adapt your plans to your specific industry and business objectives. The software's clean, familiar interface makes administration, organization and implementation of any sized plan a simple process. Business Protector is web-based, providing a secure, redundant platform that can be accessed from any web-connected computer (self-hosted versions are also available). BPSi has provided comprehensive BCP solutions since 1986, and is the trusted supplier to Fortune 500 companies and SMBs alike.



42505 Rio Nedo

Mark Portonova


Director of Sales





Cassidian Communications, an EADS NorthAmerica company, is a global leader in solutions and services for business continuity, enabling communications with people in over 100 countries and across 20+ industries. Having pioneered the technology over 25 years ago, we continue to lead today through innovation, excellence and an unwavering commitment to customer service. Cassidian offers the most comprehensive portfolio of flexible and secure notification solutions and services available. This includes list- and map-based applications, onsite, hosted and hybrid deployments, 24/7 technical support and a first-class education program.



201 4th Ave. South, Suite 201

Phil Lambert

Edmonds, WA 98020




www.continuityleadership.com, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Center for Continuity Leadership introduces the Rapid Continuity Program business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management program as it should be: smart, systematic and functional.The Rapid Continuity program represents a major breakthrough in the design and approach to the strategic and tactical implementation of the continuity planning process. These components are innovative and unique in engaging, equipping and empowering your company in reaching and maintaining a state of readiness to face any challenge. The Center for Continuity Leadership also designs, develops, and produces web-based, end-user training that includes every aspect of continuity training needed by your stakeholders including awareness, plan development, response sequence, and table-top exercises delivered right to the participant's desktop through internet/intranet. Continuity. Your future depends on it.



1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Bldg 21, 7th floor

David Dickerson

Atlanta, GA 30329

Public HealthAdvisor



This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The CDC's Division of Strategic National Stockpile Community Resilience Activity fosters public and private partnerships to support public health in emergency preparedness and response. Learn how to support public health by protecting your employees and improving your continuity of operations.



687 St. Paul West #200

Sophie Majeau-Chiasson

Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3C 1M3






This advanced web and mobile secure software is the long-awaited solution for managers, crisis management teams and business continuity specialists who demand to communicate quicker, coordinate more efficiently and make better informed decisions in real-time during a crisis, while letting them document and maintain business continuity data (ex: business impact analysis, risk analysis, business continuity planning, testing information and post-mortem etc.) on its user-friendly platform.


Booth 101, 102

55 Lane Road

Kurt Spangler

Fairfield, NJ 07004






Continuity Logic provides BCP software for the professional that is looking for an affordable, comprehensive and easy to use planning solution.


BOOTH 36, 38

607 Herndon Parkway, Suite 200


Herndon, VA 20170






BCM Software of the Year Award winner, COOP Systems is the developer of myCOOP, the flexible, reliable, proven solution ofr our growing global client list. All functions are managed in a tightly, integreated, web-based package. New for 2012 is a Business Intelligence engine, yielding powerful and intelligent reports and displays of enterprise BCM information. Initial production access is available in minutes, with high-level functions as follows: Integrated, flexible BIA/risk module; Easy plan creation, management and maintenance; Program management, e.g. tasks, tests, etc.; Integrated one- click notification; Incident command. Visit www.coop-systems.com for more details.



2401 Greenlawn Blvd

Bill Venteicher

Round Rock, TX 78682

Marketing Manager



www.dell.com/saas, www.alertfind.com


Good communication is at the heart of every successful business. Eliminate the hassle, risk and stress of email management and be prepared to communicate in an instant with Dell Cloud-Based Services. Dell Email Management Services (EMS(tm)) is designed to help you solve virtually all your email challenges. Dell EMS(tm) provides Email Archiving and e-Discovery, Storage Management, Email Security and Encryption, and provides High Availability with 60-second Email Continuity. Dell AlertFind(tm) provides automated message delivery and response tracking using multiple communications channels such as voice calls, emails, two-way SMS, paging notifications and faxes. Use our enterprise-class two way mass notification to help you prepare your employees for any business disruption, communicate accurately and efficiently and recover following the event.



245 Murray Lane


Washington, DC 20528






The Department of Homeland Security Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) is responsible for coordinating, planning for, and provisioning national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications at all stages of a disaster, including preparedness, response, and recovery. As part of this mission, CS&C coordinates with the Nation's communications private sector to ensure that Federal, State, Local and tribal leaders, emergency responders and critical infrastructure owners and operators have the communications available to protect property and save lives. Through CS&C priority services, NS/EP personnel are given the tools needed to increase call complementation during congestion on the telecommunications network, and receive priority provisioning and restoration of voice and data circuits supporting emergency communications.


Booth 113

1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd.

Jon Seals

Arnold, MO 63010






The #1 Business Continuity Publication in the World. Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. In addition to the magazine, DRJ sponsors the worlds' two largest conferences and exhibitions in the industry with as many as 3,000 in total attendance. The shows are held every year in San Diego in September and Orlando in March. Check out www.drj.com to sign up for a free subscription or for more information.

PO Box 15243 SantaAna, CA 92735


ome to our booth to sign up for a complimentary copy of the 15th Edition of the Disaster Resource GUIDE and the weekly eGUIDE. When you sign up, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a 72-hour Survival Kit. The DR GUIDE covers six content areas: planning and management, human concerns, information availability and security, telecom/satcom, facility issues, crisis communications and response. You'll find hundreds of companies with products and services - also associations, conferences, and educational institutions. Every Wednesday the Continuity e-GUIDE provides a snapshot of business continuity and emergency management from around the world right down to the local level. The GUIDE is published by Emergency Lifeline Corp, manufacturer of emergency kits.


BOOTH 69 - 71

230 - 7895 Tranmere Drive

Jennifer Craig

Mississauga, ON L5S 1V9

Marketing Coordinator





eBRP Solutions, is celebrating its 10thAnniversary as the premier provider of comprehensive BCM software.Our clients across 5 continents have acclaimed eBRP the Thought Leader in Planning, Incident Response and Program Management. Our products are designed to meet and exceed the requirements of today's forward-thinking Enterprise Resiliency Managers. With worldwide support and hosting provided from global datacentres ensure 24/7 access. eBRP Suite can assist any size organization to manage their BCM Program's entire lifecycle. The Suite includes all the tools a business needs - from BIAto Incident Management - in a fully-integrated package, available for installations and SaaS. As part of that continuing roadmap, eBRP also launched eZ-PLANNER, which lowers the barrier to entry in adopting a software utility to support your BCM Program. It uses the same data scheme and programmatic structures that assures a seamless upgrade path to eBRP Suite as a program matures and expands. Visit us at our booth for a live demo and to meet with our SME's!


BOOTH 61, 62

201 3rd street, Suite 400

Karl Frazier

San Francisco, CA 94103

Events Marketing Manager





EVault®, A Seagate Company, gives you full-service backup and recovery delivered by a team of experts, leveraging the very best cloud-connected technology and infrastructure so you know that-no matter what-you can always get your data back. We take pride in being an ultra-reliable, proactive partner to our 35,000+ customers. With the best of on-premise software and offsite cloud services protecting their distributed environments... and with EVault and our partners standing by them every step of the way... our customers enjoy peace of mind knowing they will always get back up and running, on time, every time. Founded in 1997.


BOOTH 58, 59

245 Winter Street, South Entrance

Karen Hudgins

Waltham, MA 02451

Director of Demand Generation





Everbridge provides industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions to organizations in all major industries and government sectors. Everbridge solutions increase connectivity to key audiences, automate communication processes, and integrate recipient feedback, external data feeds, and social media in a single communications console. Ultimately, these solutions provide the insight and infrastructure that help clients save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.



1330 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 23A

Robert Mattes

New York, NY 10019

Managing Director





F24, founded in 2000 in Germany, is a global leader in emergency notification, alerting and crisis management. F24 is the point of contact for more than 500 major companies and organizations throughout the world and operates offices in Munich, London, Paris, Madrid, Prague and the newest office in New York. F24 is the first company worldwide to receive certification under the ISO/IEC 27001:2005 and BS-25999 standards for its integrated information security and business continuity management systems. FACT24 is a key alerting and crisis management tool used from the onset of a crisis to its successful solution with follow-up review and analysis. The service can automate notification and communication procedures, call spontaneous international or domestic telephone conferences and launch telephone hotlines. The FACT24 Case Manager, an online collaboration platform supports a live exchange of information between all key people while documenting the course of events in a tamper-proof crisis log.



400 Trade Center

Aaron Callaway

Woburn, MA 01801

Managing Director



Fairchild Consulting's methodology blends years of management, business continuity, disaster recovery and information security consulting experience with a forward-thinking innovative approach. Our team was founded by Aaron Callaway, a former Strohl Consulting and SunGard Consulting executive. The Fairchild Consulting Team recognized a need, within the business resiliency community, for the next level of consulting service and expertise. Maturing business continuity and information security programs require innovative approaches to continuously drive their programs and program adoption. Fairchild supports organization seeking innovative approaches by implementing our CIA Methodology that includes commitment, innovation and advancement.



1000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy, Suite 130

Jim Satterfield

Roswell, GA 30076






National leader in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment and business continuity planning. Firestorm's Predict, Plan, Perform Process leverages next-generation consulting services, tools and software creating resilient organizations. Firestorm empowers people to manage risk and crises. Firestorm is the premier Crisis Coach.


BOOTH 33, 34

7770 Frontage Road

Michael Croy

Skokie, IL 60077

National Director





Since 1971, Forsythe has served as a provider of technology infrastructure solutions to organizations nationwide, including many Fortune 1000 companies. A trusted, independent advisor, Forsythe brings cross-platform expertise to its technology consulting, technology leasing, and value added reseller services. While addressing the complete technology lifecycle, including assessment, design, integration, and management, Forsythe offers a single point of contact for managing the cost and risk of information technology infrastructure. Forsythe's business continuity practice helps businesses focus on gaining operational resiliency within the organization. To learn more, visit Booth #33/34, or call 800-843-4488.



169 Saxony Rd. Ste 212

Candice Malmstrom

Econitas, CA 92024

Director of Marketing

800-477-1477 x801, 88-519-2772


www.freedomvoice.com, www.freedomiq.com


Established in 1996, FreedomVoice is the provider of Business Continuity, a fully-redundant, always-on virtual phone service that acts as an automatic failover for your regular phone system in the event of a disaster. Instead of your callers getting dead air, busy signals, or out-of-service messages, their callsgetansweredand you can continue conducting business asusual until theregularPBXcanbebrought back online.Additionally, FreedomVoicebuilt, owns, and distributes the FreedomIQ Hosted VoIP PBX platform. Designed from the ground up, FreedomIQ liberates your phone system from expensive premise-based hardware allowing you to plug and play from anywhere with a quality Internet connection. As a highly-reliable, enterprise-grade phone system, FreedomIQ doesn't require the capital outlay or constant upkeep of a traditional premise-based PBX.


Booth 22, 23

3601 Algonquin Rd., Suite 510

Andy Mercker

Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Vice President, Business Development

847-632-1002 x519




The Fusion Framework® Risk Management & Contingency Planning System™ is simply the world's most advanced and easy-to-use system for comprehensive contingency planning set in the context of risk management. Through an innovative organizational model, the Fusion Framework now makes it possible to capture, manage, and continuously evolve risk profiles across the enterprise and supply chain while building and maintaining comprehensive contingency plans aligned to those risks. Simplify the assessment process / alleviate the need for annual updates / gain participation and accountability / deliver reporting, metrics and dashboards / advance capabilities include workflows, approvals, collaboration and more! / built on Force. com, the industry's most trusted cloud platform. Whether you already use a BC/DR planning tool, or have given up and gone back to word documents and SharePoint, the Fusion Framework System™ enables you to deliver better results with less effort and lower costs. Fusion Framework...Simply, Better!



300 Summers Street, Suite 1240

Ray Gantney

Charleston, WV 25301






Global AlertLink's web-based solution integrates planning, incident management, emergency notification and risk management. Our solution enables organization to make existing areas of their business 80% more efficient by bringing together areas that have typically been isolated. These areas may include business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency response, crisis management, security and enterprise risk management/GRC. The power of one system provides many benefits from reduced costs to maximum protection to your organization.


BOOTH 38, 39

New Orchard Road

Jill Hamilton

Armonk, NY 10504

Lead Development Representative,


IBM NorthAmerica



Resilience and security are critical for organizations striving to manage risks and threats on a daily basis. To ensure they can securely access the continuous flow of information in a 24X7 world, and ensure continuity under almost any condition, IBM offers end to end services to drive effective IT risk management. ibm.com/services/continuity

PO Box 1171
Lombard, IL 60148

Lynnda Nelson

Learn to design resilience into your management of people, places, technical infrastructure, supply chain and work processes. The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) is an international non-profit education and credentialing organization that provides professional develop, certification, networking, and research. ICOR's University identifies 10 disciplines that support organizational resilience and has developed its education and credentialing program around these 10 disciplines. ICOR's multi-level credentialing program complements and supports its educational program and addresses entry level to existing practitioners to senior business and government leadership. With campuses globally in the US, Canada, Portugal, LatinAmerica, Mexico,Africa, India, Thailand, and Singapore, ICOR offers standards-based, world-class education and credentialing in: business continuity management, crisis management and communications, data center management, organizational resilience, supply chain risk management. ICOR's courses are offered via traditional instructor-led, “live” elearning, self-study elearning and hard copy course materials. ICOR's Certificate Program isANSIAccredited.




Genevieve Cross

Boston, MA 02111

Marketing Manager





Iron Mountain Data Backup and Recovery provides you with a comprehensive solution for transporting, storing, managing and retrieving your backup media from a secure, offsite facility. With our online vaulting services, you will be able to execute backups automatically and continuously, either via the Internet or your own network. Your data will be safely stored in our remote, mirrored data centers and available for ready retrieval should the need arise. You'll have the proven technology and expertise you need to ensure you can get back up and running should the unexpected happen. You'll know you're protected because you'll have access to rigorous, industry-leading protocols for protecting media while in transit and at rest.



43480 Yukon Drive, Suite 205

Claudia V. DeYoung

Ashburn, VA 20147

Business Continuity Systems Engineer





IT Cadre's resiliency practice enables organizations to increase their operational resiliency posture through technology infusion, process unification, standardization, automation, and training while balancing affordability and risk management. Our services and products address the entire resiliency management lifecycle, and in direct collaboration with our customers, we define custom resiliency and continuity management programs. Our techniques are grounded in fundamentals of systems engineering, risk management, and abidance to national and international standards. IT Cadre is a Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Partner for CERT-Resilience Management Model (RMM) and proud to have the world's first SEI Partner sponsored SEI- Certified RMM LeadAppraiser.



2432 Bernel Road, Ste 203

Ted Brown

State College, PA 16803

President and CEO





Moving from IT based disaster recovery to business continuity or COOP? KETCHConsulting helps with strategies and implementation. We understand the BCP/COOP people issues. We're teleworking experts. Executive education and buy-in are KETCHConsulting strengths (improving BCP ROI's). Our approach to BIA's, and risk analysis leads the industry. We're the most knowledgeable experts in alternate/hot sites selection. We develop dozens of alternate recovery strategies for clients; and guarantee contract savings. We execute tabletop exercises, gap analysis and plan audits. We assist in HIPAA, PSPREP, BS25999, and DHS compliance. We're leading state, local and Federal COOP consultants. We're recognized as workplace violence experts. KETCHConsultants are industry leading speakers, educators and authors. We've spoken/exhibited at every DRJ conference, among others. We're all certified (CBCP/FBCI), senior, and experienced (averaging 25 years in IT/15 years in BCP). We can help with Budget challenges!


BOOTH 10, 11

812 ProctorAve.

Steve Rogers

Ogdensburg, NY 13669






KingsBridge helps build a recovery plan to protect your business. Given the overwhelming odds against a quick recovery. Our experience and expertise gives you the best chance at a successful recovery. KingsBridge develops software leveraging the best tools for your business. No matter your size, or requirement, we have a tool that meets your needs! KingsBridge also provides consulting. We'll have your second draft done in less than 101 days! Our goal is to have you ready to recover when you need it most. KingsBridge started developing plans in the early 80s when back up meant storing paper offsite and printing phone trees. Everything has changed in 30 years; stop by our booth to learn about the amazing advances we've made in recovery planning so you can experience “Planning Made Simple” first hand.



303 Peachtree Street, NE, Suite 2000
Atlanta, GA 30308

Robbie Atabaigi



We are in one of the most challenging business environments ever – one which can threaten an organization’s value in many different ways. Increasing regulatory demands, cost pressures, competition from home and overseas – all can affect an organization’s growth agenda. KPMG Advisory can help. Our professionals combine technical, market and business skills that allow them to deliver objective advice that can help you grow your business, improve performance and manage risk more effectively. Many experienced planners are certified and available globally. The firm’s emphasis is on enterprise-wide risk management and end-to-end continuity planning advisory services. Complete business continuity program or project management is available. For more information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.us.kpmg.com.


BOOTH 30, 31

65 Steamboat Dr.

Christine Durfee

Warminster, PA 18974

Marketing Manager





Critical printed and mailed documents that are vital to the success of your organization. Mail-Gard has the solution to produce those documents when a businessinterruption,ofanykind,strikes.Asthenation'sleadingproviderofcriticalcommunicationsrecoveryservices,weoperatetheonlytwogeographi- cally distant, dedicated recovery centers in the industry, equipped with a variety of printer and inserter hardware to provide the most efficient and effective solutions available. Critical communications recovery is our only business, it's what we know, it's what we do. Please stop by our booth to learn how we can develop a plan that insures your critical documents and protects your bottom line, your reputation....your company.And don't forget to ask about our Trustiff Electronic Postmarked Email service!



P.O. Box 10201

Doug Moore

Bedford, NH 03110

Manager of Field Operations





Covering both regulated and unregulated areas Metrix411, LLC will be demonstrating some of its online business assessments, pre-audit, and auditing tools. Examples include the three PS-Prep© standards, supply chain security, emergency planning, data center management, facility management, severe weather preparedness, life and safety readiness, pandemic planning tools, and many others subjects across a wide range of industries. The company is actively seeking to partner with authors and subject matter experts who can develop additional online assessment and pre-audit tools. Individuals involved in internal audits, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, business continuity planning, and business consulting are invited to visit the METRIX411 booth and discuss their interest in developing customized assessments, compliance evaluations, and data gathering tools.


Booth 28, 29

3398 Carmel Mountain Road

Carol Tieman

San Diego, California 92121

VP Marketing





MIR3 is the leader in technology for real-time Intelligent Notification. Our products let you quickly deliver important messages to, and receive responses from, groups of any size, anywhere in the world, on a wide range of devices. Intelligent Notification is a valuable piece of successful business continuity planning, keeping teams on track and coordinating and communicating in crisis situations. This increases productivity and efficiency and plays a critical role in protecting lives and property when the unexpected happens.

4 Post Office Square Acton, MA 01720


NQA, USA is a leading management systems certification body providing a variety of ANAB-Accredited audit services to standards including the current PS-Prep line up of ASIS SPC.1, BS 25999, and NFPA 1600. With resources located throughout the US, NQA prides itself in its responsive, reliable and respected service reputation. PS Prep, the collaborative effort between the DHS and the private sector focused on enhancing nation-wide organizational resilience in an all-hazards setting is quickly becoming a hot topic in the DR/EM/BC arena. NQA can provide guidance to organizations considering PS-Prep certification be it understanding the management systems requirements, choosing an appropriate standard, or developing an implementation time-line. Visit NQAat to find out why more than 25,000 organizations world-wide do business with us.



1375 CrossmanAve.

Larry Bunka

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Senior Marketing Manager





NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that boost IT efficiency and flexibility. NetApp protects data and deivers continous availability, business continuity, and disaster recovery for mission critical applications using simple, cost-effective solutions built on NetApp's Data ONTAP operating system and storage. NetApp's is the marketshare leader in synchronous and asynchronous data replication with MetroCluster and SnapMirror giving customers a range of RPO and RTO options to choose from.



5914 W. Courtyard, Plaza II, Suite 160 B

Jackie Kincke

Austin, TX 78730

Marketing Manager





Neverfail provides affordable software that delivers continuous availability and data protection for critical applications. Neverfail's predictive approach protects businesses during planned maintenance and IT outages. Regardless of the nature of the problem, from a single system component failure to full site disaster, critical business applications will continue to run without disruption. Continuous availability brings together high availability, disaster recovery and data protection software with best prctice monitoring and automation facilities to avoid disruption caused by failures affecting critical applications such as email, databases, BlackBerry and websites.



6701 Democracy Blvd., Suite 300

Rebecca Folk

Bethesda, MD 20817

Marketing and Sales

800-558-9568 ext. 308

Support Manager

www.OpsPlanner.com, www.ParadigmSi.com


Paradigm Solutions International (PSI) is a dedicated and trusted provider of emergency planning software and certified consulting services to commercial and government organizations alike. The OpsPlanner BCM tool delivers web-based, fully integrated BCP/COOP/DR planning, incident management, and automated notification along with the most advanced business impact analysis and risk assessment module on the market. PSI's easy-to-use, yet powerful tool is very affordable and provides a scalable and reliable business continuity management solution for any size organization. OpsPlanner software and our Certified Business Continuity Professional consultants (CBCP, CBCV, MBCI) help our clients to prepare for, manage, and recover from, any type of unexpected business disruption. For more information or to arrange a free demonstration of our newly enhanced v6.0, stop by our booth, call us at 800-558-9568 ext. 308, or visit our website at www.OpsPlanner.com.



382 N. Mt. Zion Rd.

Penny Cooper

Lebanon, IN 46052

Vice President, Sales




Phoenix Safe International manufactures and distributes a full line of safes and files that protect your vital records. We offer a wide range of Class 125 - 1, 1 1/2 and 2 hour rated media safes as well as UL Class 350 - 1 hour rated fire resistant files in 2, 3 and 4 drawer vertical and lateral styles. Inserts are also available to convert paper protection to media protection. All Phoenix fire resistant products come with a lifetime free after-the-fire replacement warranty

4939 Elgin Circle Syracuse, NY
13215 315-492-3024

Booth 112

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.



39270 Paseo Padre Pkwy, 138

Michael Maxey

Fremont, CA 94538

Director of NationalAccounts





Progistics Staffing provides strike and emergency staffing of specialized, skilled workers and professionals for organizations when they activate their business continuity management programs. We handle large-scale recruiting and rapid deployments to on- or off-site locations and provide regular reporting to clients showing measurable results. Think of Progistics when you need staff during disasters, temporary spikes in demand and labor disputes in any industry. Progistics management team has 75 years of combined experience in staffing for large-scale projects on very short notice making it the most proven and reliable source for staff when they are needed most: recruiting, screeing, on-boarding, payroll, background checks, drug screen, housing, transportation, temporary off-site location set-up.



PO Box 1504

JoAnn Tolentino

Woodinville, WA 98072

Director of Marketing





Quantivate Business Continuity software reduces the time you spend managing and maintaining plans and enables you to understand your organization, develop implementable plans, keep you plans up-to-date, and increase the availability of critical operations across the enterprise. Quantivate Business Continuity increases your ROI with complete module for your business continuity needs including risk assessment (threat and vulnerability analysis), business impact analysis, strategies and solutions development, plan development, plan maintenance, exercises, emergency notification, and incident management. Quantivate offers a full suite of lightly integrated solutions for business continuity, vendor management, enterprise risk management and information security.



47200 Bayside Parkway

Hanh Phan

Fremont, CA 94538


510-257-5227 ext. 377




Quorum provides assured, one-click backup, recovery and continuity, helping businesses safeguard their revenue, customers and reputation.The award- winning Quorum series of appliance and hybrid cloud solutions makes continuity a reality for small to mid-sized companies, letting them recover from any type of disaster within minutes. Most importantly, Quorum is simple and cost-effective. If your company avoids just 30 minutes of downtime, the Quorum solution pays for itself. The company is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. To learn more, please follow us on Twitter@quorumlabs or visit www. quorumlabs.com.



1150 Simpson Way

Jenny Gensch

Escondido, CA 92029

Marketing and PR





ReadyAmerica has a range of products designed to minimize the risk of personal injury and to safeguard household contents. You can find our kits in Home Depot, Lowe's, ACE Hardware, and many other stores. We are also online at those stores and more, including having the top-selling emergency kit onAmazon.com.


BOOTH 77, 78

101 Merritt Blvd.

George Liscinsky

Trumbull, CT 06611

Senior VP





Voted 2012 Planning System and Service Provider of the Year by DRI International, RecoveryPlanner's consultancy services and its RPX software provide all components to support the entire Business Continuity Management, Disaster Recovery, and Crisis Incident Management. Our web-based RPX software also features mobile access, native report generation, deep customization capabilities, GIS, weather alerting, audit features, executive dashboards, what-if modeling, easy migration and integration of data & plans, and a Compliance area providing guidance with BCM frameworks, such as ISO 22301, all in one integrated application. With industry specific content and methodologies from our certified planners and our customer centric approach, we make BCM easy for you. See why organizations of all sizes and industries have relied on RecoveryPlanner since 1999 at live demonstrations of RPX held in Marina-4 on Monday, 9/10 at 12:30 & 5:30pm.


BOOTH 24, 25

15305 Dallas Parkway


Addison, TX 75001

Director, Marketing





Regus offers best in class workplace recovery space across a global network of 1,200+ fully furnished and quipped business centers (including over 500 locations across North America). Regus offers a range of competitively priced and highly resilient recovery solutions to clients of all sizes. Regus Workplace Recovery solutions include private workplaces, dedicated connectivity and inclusive declaration and testing; empowering clients to recover to the most appropriate locations(s) depending upon the nature of their business interruption. The Regus Workplace Recovery team looks forward to meeting both potential clients and channel partners at Fall World 2012.



200 Quality Circle

Walt Thomasson

College Station, TX 77845

Director of Sales





Rentsys Recovery Services creates flexible disaster recovery and business continuity strategies that bring people and technology together. Rentsys Recovery's customizable and complete recovery solutions are designed to meet the needs of today's businesses no matter the industry or region. Its services include Quickship of critical IT hardware, voice and network recovery, mobile recovery solutions, traditional center-based hot-site recovery, co- location and FLEXDATA, Rentsys Recovery's exclusive data backup service. Rentsys Recovery successfully supports a rigorous testing schedule and handles multiple disasters each year.


BOOTH 88, 89

130 Technology Parkway

Rachel Lin

Norcross, GA 30092

Marketing Specialist





RES-Q™ Services is a full service provider of disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. RES-Q™ specializes in helping organizations restore IT infrastructure functionality following a disaster, offering a range of affordable programs. RES-Q™ solutions include on-site and remote information technology recovery and testing, data vaulting, and risk assessment/planning. RES-Q™ Services specialists carry extensive experience and industry knowledge. With access to a vast inventory of equipoment, RES-Q™ delivers solutions quickly, minimizing impact from IT-related business interruptions. The combination of affordable pricing, flexible terms, and experience makes RES-Q™ a one-stop shop for disaster recovery needs.



33 Sutton Farm Road

Carla Kruck

Flemington, NJ 08822

Account Manager





The RiskMeter Online is a leading solution provider for Business Continuity Managers to foresee potential business impact assessment and natural hazard disruptions. By simply submitting single or multiple locations through RiskMeter.com, we can append natural hazard risk data for each location into your file. These results can be used throughout the Business Continuity Planning Cycle, and will allow you to develop input controls that correlate to specific hazards, such as: Flood, Tornado, Hail, Earthquake, Hurricane, Crime, Wildfire and much more! For more information, please contact Carla Kruck at 908-806-7480 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

415-645-2204, 650-400-1262

Jerome Noll
Cloud Storage Marketing Director

Riverbed delivers performance for the globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and consolidate their IT. Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast, fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs of the organization.


Booth 40-42

224 West 30th Street, Suite 500

Lizette Carter

New York, NY 10001






Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident response 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. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City. Visit our website at http://www.sendwordnow.com or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



2035 ParkAve. #1

Bob Snedaker

Redlands, CA 92373


800-266-7737 (PREP)




For more than 30 years, equipping U.S. companies and their employees with proven, cost effective disaster products and replenishment items for the workplace, home nad the road. We can aid with your planning, including customizing your kits or cache for the risks in your area(s). Our strengths include kind personal service, “factory” direct strong kits, replenishment supplies drop shipped to various locations and in some cases, replacement service, custom kits, imprinting an effective Family Preparedness Program offering discount kits and supplies, and most importantly a proven company you can trust. Thanks afresh to all of you who allowed us to serve you!



3033 Business Education Complex

Lauren Bourg

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Manager of External Relations





SDMI launched the newly established Center for Business Preparedness. Located on LSU's campus, the Center was created by SDMI to bridge the gap between academic research and business continuity.The Center is dedicated to creating a cultural shift in the value of preparedness by creating a central point of collaboration for research, knowledge sharing and outreach to address challenges to businesses while working to enhance and evolve private sector resilience.


BOOTH 72, 73

600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400

Jim Tagliaferri

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Marketing Manager

866-594-SBCP (7227)




ResilienceONE® business continuity management (BCM) software from Strategic BCP® satisfies all aspects of BCM and compliance requirements in one comprehensive program-without costly add-on modules or hidden costs. It integrates risk assessment and management, BC plan development and maintenance, incident management, and compliance issues within one easy-to-implement solution. You will be building plans within days instead of weeks, thanks to standard configuration and training provided by Strategic BCP. Jargon-free methodology promotes quicker, easier implementation among all users. Proprietary algorithms automatically prioritize critical business functions along with their associated personnel, IT resources, suppliers & facilities, to identify key objectives for risk management. Finally, custom reporting capabilities powered by a fully integrated relational database enable powerful “what-if” strategic analysis throughout your organization.


Booth 55 - 57

680 E. Swedesford Road

Bill Slackman

Wayne, PA19087

Vice President, Sales





Leveraging our extensive experience across multiple industries and complex heterogeneous ITenvironments, SunGard provides solutions to help ensure your critical business applications, systems, and data are always available. Whether you're looking for business continuity planning, disaster recovery, enterprise cloud services/cloud computing, colocation, online backup, continuity management software, or exceptional consulting services, you can turn to us. We take care of more than 9,000 customers-every one of them benefitting from our robust global infrastructure, our expertise and our pressure- tested processes. To find out how we can deliver solutions that fit your organization's unique needs, call 1-866-714-7209.



1732 RemsonAve.

Patty Catania,AMBCI, CBCP

Merrick, NY 11566

Chief Operating Officer





TAMP Systems provides BCM web-based software and consulting services. TAMP's flagship products include the Disaster Recovery System (DRS) software providing BCM automation, and the TAMP DRS SmartphoneApp. TAMP's newest offer, TAMP Connect, provides users a portal to pose questions, rate, view and create their own templates; users can create their own Risk/Threat Assessment; and, users can ask TAMP's certified experts their BCM questions. TAMP's consulting services provides assistance in developing Business Impact Analysis (BIA), BCM Plans including: business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, and pandemics. Visit our website today at www.tampsystems.com and register for a fre (no risk) product demonstration. Or email TAMP at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Let TAMP help you enhance your business continuity program today! TAMP is a DRI Certified BC Vendor.



11781 Lone Peak Parkway, Suite 230

Mark Spiers

Draper, UT 84020

VP Sales and Marketing





Telecom Recovery's VoiceShield rapidly restores inbound and outbound phone calls during an outage or disaster. Utilizing proprietary technology VoiceShield connects with existing phone systems and hardware to deliver inbound calls even during line-cuts and carrier failures.


BOOTH 67, 68

1964 Gallows Rd, 330

Tammy Lewis

Vienna, VA22182

Head, Education and


Certification Operations



TheBusinessContinuityInstituteistheworld'spreeminentbusinesscontinuitymembershiporganization.Establishedin1994,theBCIfocusesonenabling practitioners in the emerging discipline of Business Continuity Management (BCM) to obtain guidance and support from their fellow practitioners, as well as to offer professional training and certification programs to disseminate and validate the highest standards of competence and ethics. The BCI is a membership organization - owned by the members and run for their professional benefit - with more than 6,500 members worldwide in over 90 countries. Individual membership of the BCI brings a wide range of benefits including: publications, workshops, forums and conferences but most importantly an internationally recognized certification. For information on training and certification as well as membership, please visit: www.thebcicertificate.org.

850 ThirdAvenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10022


Velocity - the ERP in the cloud company - hosts ERP software and related applications for companies within its virtual private cloud environment, lowering operational costs, increasing service levels and improving software performance while reducing burdens on IT staff and enabling deployment flexibility. Expertise managing software 24/7, combined with proprietary technology that enhances availability, security, and control, make Velocity the trusted partner for quickly and securely moving existing and future ERP investments into the cloud. Velocity is headquartered in New York City. For more information:www.velocity.cc. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for company and industry updates.


Booth 104

777 NW 51st St

Tom Serio

Boca Raton, FL33431

Manager - Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery





Whether its tornadoes and hurricanes or floods and unrest, Verizon Wireless works hard every day to make sure you count on us when conditions turn critical -- so your team can stay connected to its mission, and each other. Our dedicated nationwide Crisis Response Teams receive specialized training on the issues, applications and challenges that are most important to your agency's planning. We back these engineers and technicians with a highly redundant network that's uniquely prepared to provide service continuity during times of crisis: Battery backup power at all facilities, Generators at all switching facilities and most cell sites, Dedicated fleet of portable generators, Rapid disaster response vehicles (COWs/COLTs) that can process thousands of calls every hour if cell sites are damaged or disabled. The latest technologies, including our new 4G LTE network, smartphones and other wireless solutions help keep you connected.



98 Route 46, Ste. 12

Margaret Langsett

Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Vice President





Virtual's innovative methods and tools are consistently ahead of the industry. Sustainable Planner, our software planning tool, is designed for unlimited flexibility and ease of use to ensure successful implementations and a happy user community. SP will change with you as the needs of your organization change. Our services include IT current state assessments, technology roadmaps and IT-DR program design & enhancement. We also offer a variety of risk assessments of corporate assets and supply chains. The goal is to provide clients with affordable, effective, repeatable solutions to manage risks that can impact their revenue stream. Virtual Corporation is a globally recognized leader in Business Continuity program design and assessment. In 2003 Virtual published the Business Continuity Maturity Model which assists organizations in establishing, assessing and improving their BC program. Recognized as a standard, the BCMM is being used in over 50 countries and has been cross-walked to the PS-Prep standards.


BOOTH 65, 66

846 The Crescent

Georgina Hammond

Colchester Business Park

Marketing Manager

Essex, United Kingdom CO4 9YQ




877-201-1213 , +44(0)1206 443123


As an innovator Vocal's award winning iModus suite has been chosen and used by some of the world's largest businesses during major worldwide business affecting incidents and events including the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. iModus; the fully integrated and multi lingual business continuity suite of notification, planning, mapping, alerting, staff safety and incident management modules continues to be a key part of the critical plans of an ever growing number of global organisations. As well as providing comprehensive, trusted and proven solutions to challenges, Vocal provides an exceptional technical and accomplished account management team underpinned by a 24/7 service team to ensure that you get the most out of your iModus suite. Visit www.vocal.us.com and booths 65 and 66 for your chance to win Incident Log; the latest addition to the award winning iModus suite.


BOOTH 74, 75

1 Sunshine Blvd.

Felipe Portocarrero

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Director of Operations





VOLO Recovery enables businesses to stabilize internal and external communications when faced with outages due to disaster or technical failure. Aself-contained, single-source business continuity disaster recovery system, VOLO provides a complete inbound and outbound communication infrastructure. When normal systems go down, clients are able to seamlessly stay in touch with customers and keep employees connected and informed. Licensing VOLO includes uninterrupted system access to a fully scalable, all-inclusive solution to re-establish communications. VOLO is accessed via the Internet so implementation is quick and simple, with no equipment to buy, no phone lines to lease and no annual maintenance required. VOLO runs on a sophisticated, triple redundant network and boasts 24/7 live customer support.


BOOTH 8, 9

Kari Reynosa


Events Manager




xMatters builds relevance engines that connect people with what they need to know at exactly the right moment, so they can take immediate action. Our relevance engines work with existing enterprise applications, technologies, and processes to help businesses run faster and smarter. More than 900 global firms use xMatters to make their products and services more valuable, both internally and to their customers and shareholders. Founded in 2000 asAlarmPoint Systems, xMatters is headquartered in Pleasanton, CAwith European operations based in Woking, U.K. andAsia Pacific operations based in Sydney,Australia. More information is available at www.xmatters.com or 1-866-xMattrs or +44 (0) 1483 722 001 UK.



1 Williamsburg Place

Marian Luisi

Warrendale, PA 15086

Events Manager





Zenith Infotech is one of the pioneers in the BDR and cloud computing space. The US-based Indian IT firm offers a number of cutting edge solutions, which include the BDR-G12 a high performance, cost effective, disk based, backup and disaster recovery appliance. In addition to their technology, Zenith Infotech's package offers training, marketing assistance, and 24x7 technical support. The company has approximately 20,000 customers globally. Zenith Infotech has won many international awards for its cloud-computing solutions. The company focuses on continuously innovating its BC/DR and cloud computing solutions.

Pre Conference Courses

Note: Registration for All Pre/Post Classes are available through our Main Registration.

Pre Conference Course 1

Successfully Conduct your FIRST BCP/DRP Drill!

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1195 per person

Presenter: Steve Goldman

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Steve-GoldmanYour first BCP (or DRP) tabletop or drill can make or break your BCP/DRP efforts, including your career. A good job is not sufficient; your first drill needs to be outstanding! This course will teach you how. During this hands-on class, you will learn the elements of how to organize, set up, conduct, and evaluate a successful first BCP/DRP drill. Topics include: The company politics of your first drill; Dr. Goldman’s “First Drill” planning checklist; using incomplete department plans to your advantage; painlessly involve IT, PR, and management; 100+ ideas for scenarios; develop a timeline for your company!; expected problems and their solutions; critique the drill and still keep your job; using the leverage from this drill.

Dr. Goldman will conduct the class with his lively style, real-life examples, interactive discussions, and hands-on application. Attendees receive e-files of the forms and templates presented in class. You will also realistically practice what you learned as you participate in an in-class tabletop drill!

Dr. Steve Goldman is an internationally recognized expert and leading consultant in BCP/DRP exercises. A former global BCP manager for a Fortune 500 company, Dr. Goldman has developed, conducted, and evaluated hundreds of successful drills and exercises ranging from one-hour tabletops to massive multi-organization three-day full-scale exercises.

Pre Conference Course 2

IT/DRP/Certified Business Resilience IT Professional

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Richard-Wellman-PictureToday’s businesses rely heavily on a robust and resilient information technology (IT) and telecommunication infrastructure to deliver essential business services in order to meet company mission, objectives, and key targets.  This dependence on information technology stems from several requirements and demands.

This CBRITP course teaches students how to develop, test, and maintain an IT disaster recovery plan for recovering IT and telecommunications systems and infrastructure in the event of a disaster or business disruption.

The workshop provides a comprehensive step-by-step IT disaster recovery plan development methodology, and presents key IT availability planning concepts and principles including continuous and high availability.

Students will learn various recovery techniques, strategies, and practical methods that will help them to build a robust and resilient technology support infrastructure and critical process recovery capability to ensure a fast and efficient recovery of business operations and mission-critical IT systems, applications, and data.

Students will receive a workbook and take-home disaster recovery plan templates.

Students may also take the optional multiple-choice CBRITP (Certified Business Resilience IT Professional) certification exam.

For more information on this course and outline, please visit www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert with more than 25 years of training and consulting experience.

Pre Conference Course 3

Enterprise Risk Management

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

$1,495 per person (For quality purposes, this course is limited to 30 participants)

Presenters: Glen Boyls, Ted Dann and Warren Murdoch

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Glen-Boyls-PhotoTed-Dann--PhotoWarren-MurdochFinally, a practical enterprise risk management course for performance-optimizing executives, managers and risk management professionals that want to improve: risk oversight, strategic planning and tactical execution, financial and operational performance, resiliency to known, emerging and unknown risks, the flow of critical decision-making information for seizing growth opportunities.

Course topics include: governance, risk and compliance; roles and responsibilities; performance and resiliency optimization; strategy and risk integration; managing risks; business processes; sustainable measurements; reports and dashboards; risk culture; frameworks; IT and eGRC platform solutions; tabletop exercises.

This is a highly interactive course and includes the review and discussion of a high-profile business case. This course reflects lessons learned from risk management failures at a wide range of organizations including automotive, consumer product, energy, financial, government, insurance, manufacturing, non-profit, professional services, and technology. The course has been reviewed and vetted by a large and diverse network of highly experienced third-party risk management professionals, board members, corporate executives, government executives, bank executives, hedge fund executives, big-4 partners, corporate attorneys, government attorneys, federal regulators, international finance experts, subject matter experts, industry experts, and academic thought leaders.

Glen Boyls, economist and CBCP, has been actively involved in risk management and business continuity for the last 13 years of his 26 year management consulting career. He is an Ernst & Young alumnus and is actively involved in several risk management professional organizations.

Ted Dann, CPA, CRM and ARM, has over 20 years in accounting management and 6 years in corporate risk management. He is actively involved in the Risk and Insurance Management Society and the Business Continuity Professionals of the Carolinas.

Warren Murdoch has extensive risk management experience in energy and financial markets. He has a Master of Science degree in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and is actively involved in the Professional Risk Manager’s International Association.

Pre Conference Course 4

Level 1 PWI Certified Facilitator (PCF): Become a PWI Certified Workplace Violence Facilitator

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

$895 per person

Presenter: David A Smith

Registration For This Course Is Closed

David-A-Smith-300dpiThe PWICertified WPV Partner Program professionally prepares, certifies and licenses participants to conduct effective market accepted violence risk reduction training and use PWI intellectual properties and methodology with annual PWI expert support.

Participants receive the knowledge to effectively train and communicate proven market accepted methods designed to reduce the risk of violence in our workplace and schools. PWI methods are currently being used by Fortune 500 companies, large U. S. insurance carriers and major universities.

Over 15 years ago, a team of professionals, with multidisciplinary backgrounds, developed the PWICertified WPV Partner Program. Their backgrounds include business administration, clinical, social and forensic psychology, communications, crime prevention specialists, law enforcement officers, lawyers and research method specialists. Our trainings and products are continually updated.

Level 1: PWICertified Facilitators (PCF) receive up to date market accepted Pre-Certification training, techniques for practicing effective group WPV training and coaching. PWICertified facilitators are provided with PowerPoint presentations, support materials and training tools to effectively train employees, managers, supervisors, students, staff and faculty. PWICertified WPV Partners receive annual ongoing support, discounts on materials, PWI Collaboration software and access to PWI threat assessment professionals.

Certification Levels:

  • Level 1: PWICertified Facilitator (PCF)
  • Level 2: PWICertified Master Facilitator (PCMF)
  • Level 3: PWICertified Violence Vulnerability Auditor (PCVVA)
  • Level 4: PWICertified Terrorism Vulnerability Auditor (PCTVA)
  • Level 5: PWICertified Threat Assessment Professional (PCTAP) - (Tailored for licensed psychologists and psychiatrists)

Note: PWICertified trainers and consultants must successfully complete the preceding level of competencies and sub-competencies that are recognized by the higher level of certification before they begin the next level of certification training.

David A. Smith, founder of Professional Workplace Interaction, Inc., (PWI) is an author and highly experienced dynamic speaker. PWI was established in 1997 for the purpose of research and evidence-based process development, designed to address many of the difficult behavioral risk reduction and employment related issues facing corporations, schools, private businesses.

Pre Conference Course 5

ICOR: CMC 2050:  Crisis Communication Planner

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

$1345 per person

Presenter: John Cullen

Registration For This Course Is Closed

John-CullenAn organization in crisis faces many grave threats. ICOREmployees can be in physical danger. Buildings can fall. Customers can be lost. But the most serious threat is and always will be the threat to the organization’s most important asset – its reputation.  To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating a culture of organizational crisis preparedness.  In this class, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, then, when the crisis has passed, assess and do what must be done before the next threats occur.  Attendees earn an ANSI accredited certificate as Crisis Communications Planner upon successful completion of the course.

Upon registering for the course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The course books will be shipped to you via FedEx. For more information on ICOR courses visit theicor.org

John Cullen is an ICOR faculty member and a partner with Foresight PR, a full-service public relations firm.

Pre Conference Course 6

Planning and Implementing An Effective BIA

Sat., Sept. 8, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sun., Sept. 9, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m

$1295 per person

Presenters: Morris Davis, Ted Brown

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Davis,-MorrisBrown,-TedThe business impact analysis (BIA) is the foundation on which the business continuity program is built. It identifies, quantifies and qualifies the business impacts of loss, interruption or disruption of business activities on an organization and provides the data from which appropriate continuity strategies can be determined.

You’ll learn how to tailor a business impact analysis (BIA) to your organization, to provide management the data to support the appropriate BCP/COOP strategy and program. This dynamic class will review the “critical success factors” that lead to a quality BIA. It will also discuss the pitfalls that probably guarantee failure. Areas discussed include: What should the project plan be? How long should it take? What kind of survey should be used? How long? What should be the goals? What about interviews versus workshops? What is the Output? Sponsors: are they required? Who should it be? Who shouldn’t it be? How do you get management buy-in to conduct a BIA?

Morris Davis, MBCI, CBCP, the KETCHConsulting national practice leader will teach the BIA class and facilitate the exercises.

Ted Brown, MBCI, CBCP, CBCV, president and CEO of KETCHConsulting, is a recognized business continuity industry leader whose tireless efforts have dramatically increased visibility of BCP/COOP nationwide and globally.


Final Plans Set For Fall World 2012!

The final plans are underway to make Fall World 2012 the best conference ever offered by Disaster Recovery Journal. We are putting our decades of experience to work, building a conference that offers unparalleled education, as well as endless networking opportunities.

Hundreds of contingency planners from around the globe will converge on beautiful San Diego for this three-day event. It's not too late to reserve your spot at this outstanding conference. Discover hundreds of ways to boost your career, your program and your organization!

Attendees choose from more than 44 sessions. In addition, there's a comprehensive exhibition hall located onsite, allowing you a look at the industry's best vendors and their services.

For one low fee, attendees receive entrance to all the sessions, the exhibition hall, hospitalities, receptions, and also receive six meals, snacks, beverages and complete conference materials. It is the best deal in the industry!

Don't miss your chance to attend DRJ's 47th conference. Sign up today! Sessions are filling fast.

Last Chance! Early Bird Registration Extended for Fall World 2012

Due to overwhelming response, we are extending our early bird registration. Register by Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 and save $100 off the low registration fee. Don't miss your chance to gain education, networking and product information all for one low fee.

The conference is set in beautiful San Diego, Calif. Make your reservations now and stay onsite at the Sheraton San Diego. We are located bayside, offering fantastic views and the perfect spot for enriching your career.

Our sessions are loaded with useful information and solutions you can implement immediately in your organization. Learn money-saving tips, better methodologies and explore some of the most cutting edge topics!

You will find sessions on:

  • Preparedness business resiliency

  • social media

  • ISO 22301 and other standards

  • communication

  • emergency response

  • governance

  • public and private sectors

  • data backup

  • disaster recovery

  • crisis management

  • case studies

  • business impact analysis

  • certification

  • workplace violence

  • incident management team

  • and much more!

Register now for Fall World 2012! Browse all the conference sessions and find registration information at www.drj.com/fallworld

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Discover Information on Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing at Fall World 2012

DRJ has lined up industry experts to lead these sessions in our Technical Track. Attendees can choose one session from each track. Browse the full agenda at DRJ.com/FallWorld and make your selections before your favorite session fills. Register by August 9, 2012 to qualify for the last early registration discount!

TS 2: DDoS from the DR Perspective
Jason Stradley, BT Global Services
In recent months there have been numerous high-profile Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks launched against very well-known organizations. This session will focus on some high level approaches to defending against DDoS type attacks and some approaches to leveraging traditional DR response / recovery and restoration techniques as a part of the defensive framework.

TS 3: Business Resiliency in the Cloud - Reality or Hype?
Karen Jaworski, EVault
Can you truly achieve business resiliency in the cloud? With today's broadly distributed IT environments, and the business demanding always on, fast access to data from anywhere, the cloud has emerged as a viable alternative for backup and disaster recovery services. But does it pass the test on speed, security and reliability?

TS 4: Backing Up Your Big Data
Jeremy Suratt, Iron Mountain; Fred Moore, Horison Info.
The big data phase is underway and in the next few years will give way to the era of colossal content approaching annual data storage growth rates of 100% or more. Learn how this unprecedented volume of meaningful data will demand new backup and recovery strategies and drive traditional storage solutions to new levels of functionality and availability.

Conference Workshops Offer In depth Learning Opportunity

Fall World 2012 features a variety a in depth workshops that allow attendees to explore numerous cutting edge topics. The following workshops are offered on Tuesday afternoon for 2 1/2 hours. The instructors are industry experts who will provide intense interaction with attendees and allow for hands-on learning experiences.


Develop a Top-Notch Incident Management Team - w/ Regina Phelps, EMSS

Regina-17RT1Do you have an incident management team (what in the old days was called a crisis management team)? Are you developing one or retooling the one you have? Then this is the workshop for you. The goal of this workshop is to assist you in developing a topnotch team and process to manage incidents, large and small. We will look at who should be on the team and their roles and responsibilities.


Build an ISO 22301 Management System to Capture Executive Attention w/ Rob Giffin, Avalution & Brian Zawada, Avalution

ZAWADA-Brianrobert_giffin_avalution_high_resManagement Systems “concepts” have been included in nearly every business continuity standard written in the last four years – including ISO 22301 – but remain relatively unknown in our profession. This workshop will introduce management systems processes and their unique benefit of forcing alignment with your executive’s expectations.


Violence a Preventable Disaster: Understanding and Reducing the Risk w/ David Smith, Prof. Workplace Interaction

David-A-Smith-300dpiFar too often, there is misunderstanding about what organizations can or should do to reduce and manage the risk of violence in the workplace. The good news is that much can be done to reduce the risk. Research on workplace violence has shown that warning signs and detectable inappropriate behaviors usually precede acts of violence. This workshop will prepare participants to recognize the basic danger signals, enabling them to provide intervention or seek assistance before problems escalate.


From BIA to Resiliency: How to Align IT with the Goals of your BC/DR Program w/ Sudhir Gadepalli, Ohio State Univ.

So you completed the BIA. You identified critical business processes and determined recovery priorities. Are you confident that your technology recovery capabilities are fully aligned with the recovery requirements of you BC/DR program? Technology recovery is a critical part of BC/DR planning, and a comprehensive IT service continuity management strategy facilitates the evolution of business resiliency. This two-part workshop will examine the importance of technology recovery within the context of BC/DR planning, and will explore various strategies and tactics to achieve infrastructure resiliency. Key takeaways include:


Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Develop and Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP Exercise w/ Dr. Steve Goldman, Goldman Mgmt. Consultants

Steve-GoldmanSuccessful crisis management and disaster recovery takes more than a plan: it requires realistic testing and validation.How do you do that properly? Are your exercises smoke and mirrors or do they provide as-close-to-real situations as possible?How does your program compare? How can you improve? During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to set up and conduct a successful BCP/DRP exercise.Students will master the aspects of effective exercise preparation and execution.


The ABCs of Operational Resilience w/ Dr. Nader Mehravari, IT Cadre

Nader-MehravariOrganizations, large or small, public or private, civilian or federal, continue to invest in a variety of independent preparedness planning activities including IT Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity (BC), Crisis Management (CM), Pandemic Planning (PP), and Emergency Management (EM). However, given the extreme complexity of today’s business processes, and the global socio-economical challenges faced by organizations, a traditional disjointed stovepipe approach to preparedness planning is no longer viable; neither operationally nor financially. Successful protection of one’s enterprise now requires a fully integrated approach that incorporates unification, standardization, automation, and training while balancing affordability and risk management. Such an integrated approach to protection and sustainment of business operations is being referred to as “Operational Resilience.”

Discover Money-Saving Tips for Attending Fall World 2012

In today's economy, budgets are tight. But attending Fall World 2012 does not have to be out of reach. Don't miss your chance to attend this conference. The education, skills and strategies you will learn at Fall World 2012 are well worth the low admission fee. In addition to having the lowest registration fee in the industry, we have several other money-saving features:

  • Our conference is held at the beautiful San Diego Sheraton, located bayside, and offering several restaurants onsite as well as many more within walking distance.

  • All attendees receive 6 meals included with the registration fee. And, we're not talking a sandwich in a bag. Hot, delicious breakfasts and lunches are served Monday through Wednesday. And, on Sunday night, food is provided at the Welcome Reception. Snacks, sodas and coffee are also provided. This is a huge savings to your budget!

  • Free entertainment is provided onsite at two receptions in the evenings. In addition there's networking in the exhibition hall, private hospitalities and numerous product demonstrations to attend. There's no need to travel offsite for anything!

  • The hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. This combined with the entertainment onsite and restaurants within walking distance eliminates the need for a rental car. That's another huge savings for your budget.

  • We also have several travel discounts available for airfare and rental cars, if you decide you would like to explore the area.

  • Download a free Justification Kit from our website to aid you even further in getting the funds to attend.

Join us in San Diego and discover how you can get a great education, become a more marketable employee and find solutions and skills you need! The return on investment is incredibly high at Fall World 2012 - and these money-saving features make it an even better deal.

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Discover New Solutions in Our Strategic Sessions

Breakout Sessions at Fall World 2012 are a great way to delve into a subject to improve knowledge and skills. Find the best information from around the globe in these one-hour sessions. Each is led by an industry expert eager to share solutions and strategies.

SS1: The State of Business Continuity Preparedness

Stephanie-Balaouras.jpg Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester Research
Learn the current state of enterprise business continuity preparedness and how much progress we've made since our BC preparedness survey in 2008. The results will reveal how company practices regarding business impact analysis, risk assessment, BC planning, maintenance, exercising and communication have changed over the years. It will also examine how the scope of BC is expanding to address third party risks as well as cybersecurity risks. The conclusion will provide an overall assessment of current BC preparedness efforts and provide recommendations & suggestions for improving.

SS2: Achieving Disaster Tolerance in Data Centers

tom_clark_ver3.jpg Tom Clark, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Data centers have become a significant focus during the last 20 years as technology has dramatically evolved. Companies are getting more applications, more operating systems, more platforms, more hardware, and more IT stuff. It has become critically important to simplify the complexity of the infrastructure so the effective management of the IT infrastructure is possible. This session will cover the different phases required to achieve better disaster tolerance including how to best determine what the threats and risks are to your data center.

SS3: All About Business Continuity Metrics

frank_perlmutterhead_shot-100.jpg Frank Perlmutter, Strategic BCP
Are you constantly seeking more executive buy-in for your BC program? Do you have difficulty presenting to your true effectiveness beyond generating plans? Learn metrics that will “wow” your executives, strengthen your risk management skills, and increase your value to your organization. This session takes you from data collection through delivery. We are even taking it a step further and sharing metrics that our colleagues have used to extend value beyond the traditional BC job description. Don’t miss this expert discussion about how to use them to your full advantage as a valuable member of your organization.

SS4: Implementing BCM standards for Organizational Certification and Program Sustainability

Katwla-Tejas-CONTINUITY-LINK.jpg Tejas Katwala, Continuity Logic
This presentation will review and compare new and most common BCM standards and best practices for organization certification and program sustainability. Attendees will walk through an implementation framework to understand how to initiate the program, gain organization wide adoption, incorporate certification criteria, and promote continuous program improvement and maturity.

Register soon to reserve your spot in your favorite sessions. Browse the full agenda and find registration details at www.drj.com/fallworld

Fall World 2012 Features Cutting-Edge Topics!

Find the solutions for the toughest challenges at Fall World 2012. Our speakers are industry experts who will deliver solid, unbiased methods to conquer all the challenges facing business continuity practitioners today. Our General Sessions are held each morning and are targeted to all attendees. Join us to learn about exciting topics!

GS-1: We Need to Talk: Building Trust When Communicating Gets Critical

Learn vital communication skills and key strategies to help build better working relationships and sidestep common minefields when communicating gets critical.

GS-2: A View from the Trenches: Why BC Best Practices are Vital for Continued Resilience

Explore best practices that can be leveraged to build a resilient organization that can keep its doors open despite the chaos.

GS-3: The Evolution of Emergency Responder Performance Challenges and Solutions

Learn the physical and psychological impacts of emergency and crisis contexts. Discover recommendations for more effective management and response.

GS-4: State of the Industry: Dare to Dream, Prepare to Execute

Hear a compelling vision for the future touching on implications for our industry, the people, the services and technologies we rely on, and the fundamental shift in how we manage operational risk.

GS-5: Confidence and Control

Discover why mass notification systems may fail you or help you succeed when it matters most. Learn about changing technology and the need to design communication plans that ensure you are able to confidently manage the disaster and stay in control.

GS-6: Reputational Risk: Safeguard Your Most Valuable Corporate Asset

Learn the value of understanding how unplanned downtime, security breaches and even a simple maintenance update can impact the reputation of your company. Discover how IT managers and C-level executives are looking to IT strategy and infrastructure to safeguard reputational risk.

GS-7: ISO 22301 Arrived - Now What?

Learn the purpose, content and concepts of ISO 22301 as well as recommended uses of this standard, as well as specific strategies to implement ISO 22301 to add the most value.

GS-8: Community Resilience

With the announcement of Presidential Policy Directive 8 there has been significant activity to encourage innovative and motivational community resilience programs. Learn the continuing trends and impacts.

GS-9: Can You C-C-Connect with the “C” Level?

Discover why your preparation to connect with “C” level executives has been all wrong. Gain a roadmap for your long-term direct connect, plus three points to help you successfully connect with any chief officer in your next meeting.

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Looking For A Boost to Your Career This Summer?

Register now and save $200 off the low registration fee at Fall World 2012. Save your company dollars and be able to get the best training in the industry at the lowest cost.

Attendance at the world's #1 conference dedicated to business continuity is a priceless experience! You will receive hundreds of hours of training through our sessions, workshops, exhibition hall and much more. And, there are endless networking opportunities, including receptions and the fantastic Monday Night Hospitality, sponsored by Send Word Now.

The conference theme is The Evolution of Business Resiliency. Discover how the responsibilities and demands on industry personnel have evolved - and how you can be a more productive, powerful employee. Gain the skills and techniques you need to succeed.

The conference is held onsite at the beautiful San Diego Sheraton, located on the bay and showcasing a marina and beautiful views. Several pre- and post-conference courses are available for an additional fee. These courses offer in-depth study of subjects and several offer individual certification awards. Register now and start enjoying your savings! You will not be disappointed in the price or offerings of Fall World 2012.

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PPBI Hosts DRJ Mock Disaster

DRJ selected PPBI to host the DRJ Mock Disaster in Fall World 2012 conference in San Diego.

Limited to 200 participants, this exercise will prove really different. PPBI will be examining the use (and mis-use) of social media during a disaster. Focusing on Twitter and Facebook, we will look at some of the pitfalls of using these media as internal communications channels, presenting the participants with a challenging scenario specifically designed to encourage thinking about social media as it applies to the office environment.

The scenario will bring a challenge to the participants. They will be thrown into the use of ICS to manage the crisis. Part instructional, part practice, part challenging, and all of it guaranteed to be fun. Most importantly of all, the event will let participants learn from their peers. Even the new practitioners will find the thought-provoking environment exciting.

This will be one session where you can use cell-phones, notebooks, tweeting, facebook--just like in real life. Our goal is to show the good, the bad, and the ugly side of social media during a crisis.

PPBI Widget Corporation is starting their annual management retreat, motiviational event, and corporate planning session. It kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sep 9th. The surprises start even before the participants enter the meeting hall. There are only two hundred seats available. The CEO promises the event will have some real excitement for everyone.

More information about PPBI Widgets can be found on their website: ppbiwidgets.wordpress.com

Huge Registration Discounts Available Now at Fall World 2012!

Register now to secure the lowest price for this outstanding conference. Fall World will be held in beautiful San Diego at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel. Enjoy all the amenities onsite and in the city while gaining valuable education and information from industry experts.

The deadline is July 9 to receive the lowest price available! Don't miss your chance to participate for the lowest fee.

All attendees receive an excellent return on investment at Fall World 2012. The low conference fee includes:

  • Complete conference materials.

  • Admission to all hospitalities and receptions.

  • Entry to the exhibition hall, held onsite and featuring hundreds of industry vendors

  • Networking breakfasts and lunches, plus snack, dessert and drink breaks

  • Interaction with hundreds of industry experts, including speakers, vendors and practitioners

  • Product demonstrations and a mock disaster exercise

  • Cyber City area

  • A customized agenda. Select from more than 45 sessions.

  • Complete conference materials to all attendees.

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Post Conference Courses

Note: Registration for All Pre/Post Classes are available through our Main Registration.

Post Conference Course 1

From Response to Recovery: Everything You Need to Know to Design a Successful Exercise

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$1295 per person

Presenter: Regina Phelps

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Regina-17RT1If you have a documented emergency plan but have not tested it, you might discover that your document is less than sufficient. There are really only two ways to find that out. One is to have an actual disaster; the other is to do an exercise. The latter is usually a better learning experience and is certainly a lot less stressful. This workshop details everything you need to do to design a successful exercise from the ground up. You will walk out of this workshop with a draft of your next exercise planned and a copy of Regina’s new book.

The workshop will cover:

  • Six types of exercises.
  • Exercise design team.
  • The exercise plan.
  • Creating exercise injects.
  • Developing A-V tools.
  • Selecting and training a Simulation Team.
  • Rules of exercise facilitation.
  • Writing the after-action report.

You will:

  • Participate in an advanced tabletop exercise.
  • Develop the outline for your own tabletop exercise.
  • Receive feedback on your exercise design.
  • Receive a copy of Regina’s new book, From Response to Recovery – Everything You Need to Know to Create A Great Exercise.

Regina Phelps is founder of EMSS. She has provided consultation, training, and speaking services to clients in four continents.

Post Conference Course 2

Business Continuity From Start to Finish: Everything You Need to Know for Your Continuity Program

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

$1,695 per person

Presenters: Glen Curole and Martin Myers

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Curole-Glen-IPAPER-casual-1Myers-MartinJump start your program. This course is for any person new to, or a novice in, the BC field and responsible for managing or executing a BC program. In only two days you’ll get everything you need to start, grow or improve your program. You will receive a CD with all materials.

The course will cover:

  • Getting Started
  • Risk Assessment
  • Business Impact Analysis
  • Program Roll Out
  • Exercise and Validation Program
  • Program Governance.
  • Incident Response and Communications

For more information contact Glen Curole at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Glen Curole, CBCP, is president of Category 5 Services with more than 25 years experience in the business continuity/disaster recovery field.

Martin Myers, MBCP, is currently a senior business continuity manager with Bank America with more than 24 years experience in the business continuity/disaster recovery field.

Post Conference Course 3

CBRA Seminar: Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Richard-Wellman-PictureThe CBRA Seminar teaches students how to conduct a business continuity program audit. It provides a comprehensive and in-depth audit methodology to help you determine the effectiveness, adequacy, and quality of an organization’s business continuity program and is designed for anyone who wants to:

  • Learn audit concepts, principles, and a step-by-step methodology
  • Conduct a BC program assessment within their own organization
  • Provide BC program audit consulting services

CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) is BRCCI’s business resilience auditor designation. A CBRA provides independent and objective assurance and consulting expertise to organizations throughout the initiation, analysis, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance process of the business continuity and resilience program.

Take the optional CBRA certification exam and become a CBRA. Learn more about becoming a CBRA at BRCCI website, www.sentryx.com or call 1-800-869-8460.

Rick Wellman, a senior business continuity and resilience trainer and consultant for Sentryx, is a highly skilled subject matter expert.

Post Conference Course 4

Fast Track to Develop and Improve Business and Government Continuity Plans

Wed. Sep 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs. Sep 13 , 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

$1195 per person

Presenter: Lloyd Smith

Registration For This Course Is Closed

Smith-LloydTie together what you learned at DRJ, reap the benefits and improve your continuity capabilities. Learn best practice business, government and community continuity “how to” principles and applications from an expert and certified instructor with real world experience in recovering from major disasters and terrorist attacks. Despite tight budgets, the threats are greater and organizations can’t afford to be without effective continuity plans. This total continuity course is the “silver bullet” solution designed to help develop/improve plans in less time at minimum cost.

Subjects include:

  • Continuity Plan Considerations and Project Management
  • Progressing From IT DR Plans to Business Continuity
  • Emergency Response to Protect Personnel & Assets
  • Fast Track With Condensed Risk and Business Impact Analyses
  • Developing Recovery Strategies and Procedures
  • Exercising/Testing and Auditing Plans
  • Facility Recovery and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Employee Personal, Home and Community Preparedness Plans

Colonel Lloyd Smith, MBCP, with 22 years disaster recovery experience, an international leader in developing, teaching and applying business continuity policies and standards, founded Business & Government Continuity Services.

Post Conference Course 5

PS-PREP: Everything You Need to Know

Wed. Sept. 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

$495 per person

Presenters: Lynnda Nelson, Ken Scroeder

Registration For This Course Is Closed

lynnda_nelsonKenThis course will cover the history of the program leading up to today; how your company or organization is likely to be impacted; how to go about getting your organization certified; understanding the PS-PREP standards (ASIS SPC.1-2009, BS 25999-2:2007, NFPA 1600) and the interrelationships with other controlled examinations such as SAS70, FFIEC and other examination standards; and how a small business becomes certified.

Attendees at this course will take away with them:

  • Understand the basics of the three new standards that measure business continuity program effectiveness; and copies of each for your use
  • How to prepare your organization for the audit process for PS-Prep certification
  • A customizable PS-Prep presentation to share this information with your senior management team.

This subject is changing daily, and keeping up with the changes can be a daunting task. PPBI is doing the homework, and will present you with a simple path toward arranging your own certification.

Lynnda Nelson is president of The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.

Kenneth Schroeder, MBCP, VP for business continuity, Southeast Corporate FCU.

Post Conference Course 6

ICOR: BCM 4050 Business Continuity Maturity Model Assessor’s Training

Wed. Sep 12, 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Thurs. Sep 13 , 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

$1346 per person (includes 10% discount for DRJ attendees)

Presenter: Jim Nelson

Nelson-JimICORBecome a BCMM Assessor and add the ability to review and audit business continuity programs to your consulting practice or increase your intrinsic value as an internal business continuity professional.

Participants who have successfully completed the two-day training class are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments aligned to the three PS-Prep standards using the Business Continuity Maturity Model  The BCMM is an assessment tool which provides a standard approach to measure an organization’s business continuity program maturity and to provide direction for creating and maintaining a BC program as a sustainable process.

The BCMM also collects meaningful benchmark data that can be used to compare how your organization matches up with similar organizations. The BCMM has been updated to align to the three PS Prep Standards: BS 25999, ASIS SPC.1, and NFPA 1600:2010 and can be used to self-assess your program’s readiness for a PS-Prep third party audit.  Attendees earn an ANSI accredited certificate as a BCMM Assessor upon successful completion of the course.

Upon registering for the course, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The course books will be shipped to you via FedEx. For more information on ICOR courses visit theicor.org

James Nelson, M.S., MBCP, CDCS, and CORP is the president of Business Continuity Services, Inc. He is the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.