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Spring World 2009 features topics that matter the most in today’s tough economic times. Is your business continuity program suffering from budget and personnel cuts? Do you need tips on accomplishing more with less? You will find sound, expert advice at Spring World 2009, March 29 – April 1, 2009 in Orlando, Fl.

With our low registration costs and travel discounts, you can’t afford not to attend Spring World 2009. You will leave with information you can implement now to save costs, accomplish tasks and build your program in lean times.

Exciting sessions you don’t want to miss include:

DR on a Dime: How to Leverage the Leading, Cutting, and Bleeding Edge of Technology on the Cheap!


Ensuring your business’ survivability should not be dependent upon the size of your budget; realistically, though, managers are being asked to do more with less funding. Through some creative and informed decisions, your DR budget can be maximized. While keeping an eye on the bottom line, we will discuss solutions that improve disaster recovery and high availability utilizing proven and “on the cusp” technologies, while also touching-on what to expect in the not-too-distant future. this session will explore best practices for a distributed organization and explore more cost effective methods of backup and recovery

Ben Weinberger is CIO for Lathrop & Gage, LLC. His technical skills include expertise in applications, infrastructures, database design and management, and telecommunications systems.

Doubling Down on BCM in a Volatile Economy

“Volatile” is a good way to describe the current economic climate.  Companies should be adapting to these uncertainties and make risk mitigation even more pressing.  It is precisely because of the increased volatility that protecting the business from loss of life, disruption of cash flow, and damage to brand becomes more important.   Increased risks can come from the weakness in the supply chain and customer base, acts of terror and nature, people and infrastructure pushed to their limits, and market consolidation.  Now is the time to dust off those BC plans and reevaluate how well you are prepared.

David Sarabacha is the national leader of Deloitte's Business Continuity Management (BCM) services function, serving clients throughout the world from our offices in Seattle, Washington.  He has nearly sixteen years of experience in the development, implementation and review of business continuity (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and continuity of operations (COOP) plans.

Mission Assurance: The Changing Landscape

Terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and critical infrastructure failures highlight the need for an integrated mission assurance approach provided by centralized directives.   Directives require organizations to identify risks and interdependencies among functions and to implement integrated mission assurance solutions.  In January 2009, a new administration assumes responsibility for leading the Federal Government.  As Presidential appointees assume control of departments and agencies, their focus will be on mission areas.  Is Your Organization Ready?

Jerry Vevon a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton with 28 years of management, leadership, and intelligence analytical experience.

Jonathan Allen is a senior associate with Booz Allen Hamilton and one of the firms’ leaders providing crisis management, integrated security services, strategic risk management, and resiliency to both government and commercial clients

How To Get An ROI From Your BCP

What began as a statement from the CEO at an investors’ meeting that all business units had a BCP or would have one by the end of the year, resulted in a two-year project that saved the company substantial money and positioned it to be spun off and sold for almost $10 billion. Learn the details of the project, which entailed 43 plants in more than 30 countries.  The presenter will share the lessons learned and techniques that saved the company substantial money and actually made them more resilient.

Rick Rancher, retired CIO for BP Chemicals, has more than 35 years experience in IT.  For the last 25 years he has held various management and executive positions with BP.  When he retired in 2006, Rancher was the director of operations, Americas and Asia for BP Chemicals. 

DRJ Going Green

As concern over the environment grows, DRJ will go ‘green’ at Spring World 2009. We will not print comprehensive conference books. Registered attendees can print session handouts directly from our website, drj.com, on or after March 16. All houndouts will be included on the Conference CD given out at onsite registration. Limited printing kiosks will be available onsite for last minute printing or schedule changes. Attendees should print materials before arriving onsite or bring a laptop and work from the CD in sessions (battery power only).

We have assembled a list of information you will need for the conference. If you have any questions, please contact our us at 636-282-5800 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Spring 2009 offers the first opportunity for attendees to go ‘paperless’ in all sessions. In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, we will not be printing the large conference books for this show.

Print your session material before arriving onsite. Attendees will also receive a CD with session content at the conference, with the option to work from your laptop in sessions (battery power only). Limited printing kiosks will be available at Spring World 2009 for any changes or last-minute printing needs.
 

Below you will find all of the Presentation Files for Spring World 2009. To download the .PDF, click right on the Title of the Session and click "Save Target As."

You will need Adobe Reader to view the PDF Documents.

Sunday Workshop Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SWS1: Incident Management Plan AssessmentPeter Laz, MBCP / Deidrich Towne, CBCP / David Ziev, MBCP
SWS2: Business Impact Analysis Beginning to EndBarney Pelant, MBCP
SWS3: Preparing Your Community for a Pandemic: A Grassroots Approach Harlan Dolgin / Brandon Dempsey
SWS4: Supply Chain Risks: Selling the BIA through Economic AnalysisBarry Pruitt / Lehr McKnenzie
SW5: BCP Efficiency TechniquesGeoffrey Wold / Jacalyn Ragan, CBCP
SWS6: The Disaster Experience - Sponsored By AttainiumBob Mellinger
General Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
GS1: Clearing the Confusion on Industry RegulationsDHS
GS2: Enhancing Resiliency: The Journey AheadRon Thompson, IBM
GS3: The River is Rising in Cedar Rapids: A Case StudyRegina Phelps / Chris Foster
GS4: Are Company Directors Under a Duty to Prepare for Pandemics?Joseph McMenamin
GS5: The Future of RecoveryStephen Buckus
GS6: A Three Dimensional Model for Effective Crisis LeadershipRobert Chandler, Ph.D
GS7: Accredited Certification complying with DHS Voluntary Preparedness ProgramScott Richter
GS8: DR on a Dime: How to Leverage the Leading, Cutting, and Bleeding Edge of Technology on the Cheap!Ben Weinberger
GS9: Business Speak and Risk: The Supply Chain ConnectionBarry Pruitt
Breakout Track 1 - Monday , March 30 - 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS1: Measuring Your Success ***(ITIL Scorecard (Excel Spreadsheet)**** | Download Excel FileThomas Lee
MS1: Developing Risk and Resiliency MetricsDavid Cass
TS1: Case Study: Data Protection Strategies at the Canadian Cancer Society, OntarioGerry Holmes
ES1: Psychological First Aid For First RespondersP.J. Havice-Cover
AS1: Future Proofing your Organization: Managing RiskGavin Love
IS1: The State Of Business Continuity ManagementStephanie Balaouras
Breakout Track 2 - Monday, March 30 - 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS2: DR Formulae: Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Assessmen  | Download The Excel File Jim Byrom, CBCP
MS2: Assessment and Planning: Two Critical Incident Management ToolsRegina Phelps
TS2: Technical Recovery Exercises and FundamentalsTodd Young, CBCP / Elizabeth Alexander, CBCP / Phil Scott, CBCP
ES2: Wireless 101: Disaster Recovery for Cellular Carriers Bob Klemme
AS2: Doubling Down on BCM in a Volatile Economy Yang Chu
IS2: Surviving the ‘Boomer’ TsunamiGlen Curole, CBCP
Breakout Track 3 - Monday, March 30 - 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS3: Risk Management Resources for the BIABob Gardner, CBCP
MS3: Objective Hurricane Response Guidance Using Timeline ToolsChris Herbert
TS3: Take Your BC/DR Program to a New Level With A RLM ApproachRick Galietta / David Halford
ES3: Deploying BC Communications Internationally: What You Need to Know to Make it WorkMichael Martin / Vicki Wheaton
AS3: Disaster Recovery (DR): Essential Lessons from the Fortune 500Paul D'Arcy
IS3: The DRII Certification ProcessDRII
Breakout Track 4 - Tuesday, March 31 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS4: The Nuts and Bolts of Tabletop ExercisesDavid Greb, CBCP, Capgemini America
MS4: Mission Assurance: The Changing Landscape Jerry Vevon / Jonathan Allen
TS4: Avoiding Data Center Disasters: What Professionals Need to KnowJim Nelson, MBCP
ES4: Comprehensive Healthcare BC Planning: How To Build A Program In Your Institution Stuart Weiss / Angela Devlen
AS4: How To Get An ROI From Your BCP Rick Rancher
IS4: Part 1: Information Sharing Forum on Current Trends and Practices in the BCP IndustryRandall Till, CBCP
Tuesday Workshops - March 31 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
WS1: Information Sharing Part 2 - Forum on Current Trends and Practices in the BCP IndustryRandall Till, CBCP
WS2: Do Comprehensive Healthcare Business Continuity Planning: Let’s Get Down To The Nitty-GrittyStuart Weiss, CBCP / Angela Devlen
WS3: Planning for the Unthinkable: Workplace ViolenceRegina Phelps
WS4: BIA Supply Chain Risks: An Economic Loss Valuation BIA Case StudyBarry Pruitt / Lehr McKenzie
WS5: Developing The Recovery Strategy; The Next StepBarney Pelant, MBCP
WS6: Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Develop and Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP ExerciseSteve Goldman
Highlights You Will See at Spring World 2009 (These are spotlights of just a few sessions available at Spring World 2009)

How To Get An ROI From Your BCP
What began as a statement from the CEO at an investors’ meeting that all business units had a BCP or would have one by the end of the year, resulted in a two year project that saved the company substantial money and positioned it to be spun off and sold for almost $10 billion. Learn the details of the project which entailed 43 plants in more than 30 countries. The presenter will share the lessons learned and techniques that saved the company substantial money and actually made them more resilient.

The State Of Business Continuity Management
Learn the current state of business continuity management. The results of the Disaster Recovery Journal and Forrester’s 2nd Annual BC/DR Market Study will be reviewed. In addition, topics covered will include: Are companies managing BC as an on-going program or one time planning event? Who is responsible for BCM? What standards matter most? How frequently do companies refresh the BIA and risk assessment? What risks are companies most concerned about? What is the scope of the BCP? How frequently do companies invoke their plans? The session will conclude with an overall assessment of current BC management efforts and provide recommendations and suggestions for improvement. This is a good session for anyone wanting to understand how their BCM efforts stack up to their peers and to hear the latest advice from Forrester Research.

Doubling Down on BCM in a Volatile Economy
“Volatile” is a good way to describe the current economic climate. Companies should be adapting to these uncertainties and make risk mitigation even more pressing. It is precisely because of the increased volatility that protecting the business from loss of life, disruption of cash flow, and damage to brand becomes more important. Increased risks can come from the weakness in the supply chain and customer base, acts of terror and nature, people and infrastructure pushed to their limits, and market consolidation. Now is the time to dust off those BC plans and reevaluate how well you are prepared.

Disaster Recovery Testing Strategies
The presentation will be an overview of the Chase Card Services (CCS) DR testing strategy. CCS is the line of business within JPMorgan Chase that does the credit card processing. Learn the overall approach to DR from major initiatives affecting new or existing DR solutions through planning and execution of DR tests. Hear an overview of mature testing processes used to validate programs. Learn how to integrate various business units application requirements into a consolidated testing program and how to tie together the overall application recovery. We also will discuss non-testing work.

Stay tuned for more session highlights!