Spring World 2018

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Sunday Workshop Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SWS1: Birds of a Feather - Business Continuity Roundtable Discussions - Part 1, Part 2Roundtable
SWS2: ABC's of Operational ResilienceNader Mehravari, CERT Cyber Resilience Center
SWS3: BCP Metrics: Resiliency Through MeasurementMichael Herrera, MHA Consulting
SWS4: Build an ISO 22301 Management System to Capture Executive AttentionBrian Zawada, Avalution
SWS5: Developing the Recovery Strategy: The Next StepBarney Pelant, Barney F. Pelant & Assc. LLCd
SWS6: The Disaster Experience: A Tabletop Exercise, Part 2Bob Mellinger, Attanium

General Sessions
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
GS1: Achieving Success Through ResponsibilityKit Grant, Comfort Zone Infiltration
GS2: An Interview with the CEO: Business, Technology and What's NextWilliam Brennan, Forsythe, Michael Croy, Forsythe
GS3: How to Achieve True Enterprise ResiliencyGeno Pandolfi, US Bancorp, Percy Cohrs, Disney, Tom Wagner, Direct Edge, David Nolan, Fusion Risk Management
GS4: Social Media and Hurricane Sandy - Friend or Foe?Regina Phelps, EMSS
GS5: How Can a Thunderstorm Threaten $600 Million of a $2 Billion Business?Brian Rossmann, J.Crew
GS6: Reputation: A Critical Component of Business ContinuityBruce Blythe, Crisis Mgmt. Intl.
GS7: Charting the Course toward True Resiliency: Enhancing Individual and Organizational EnduranceRobert Chandler, Ph.D Univ. of Florida
GS8: What Happens Next?John Copenhaver, CMG, Brent Woodworth, LAEPF
GS9: Automagically Bring it To the C-SuiteBarry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts Inc.

Breakout Track 1
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SA1: Driving An Enterprise Resiliency PartnershipGeno Pandolfi, U.S. Bancorp, David Halford, Forsythe Solutions
SS1: Transform Your Organization to be Business Criticality DrivenJames Yang, Cummins Inc.
MS1: 10 Simple, Easy, Cheap, Quickly Actionable Tips to Elevate your BC ProgramKevin Cunningham, UBS
TS1: Delivering IT Service Resiliency without Breaking the BankRamona Jackson, Cisco Systems
ES1: FCSO Leverages Business Recovery Beyond Simply Meeting Federal COOP and Security RequirementsCathy Robbins, First Coast Svc. Options
AS1: Combined BCM Exercise at ABN AMRO AmsterdamMarc van Doorenmaalen, ABN AMRO, John Forcelledo, ABN AMRO
IS1: Define Your Way to Success: Breaking Down Language BarriersColleen Huber, Great Lakes, Deborah Higgins, The BCI, Frank Lady, Bank of America

Breakout Track 2
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SA2: Moving Your Organization From Continuity To Resiliency: Lessons Learned From Wall StreetTom Wagner, Direct-Edge
SS2: ISO 22301 — Route to BCMJohn DiMaria, British Standards Inst.
MS2: BCP from Theory to PracticeMark Pryce, CRM, CBCP., Karl Bryant, Marsh
TS2: What's in a Technical Recovery Plan?Bruce Blank, Allscripts
ES2:Recent US Federal Policy Developments Affecting Resiliency and Cybersecurity LandscapesDr. Nader Mehravari
AS2: A Holistic Approach to Convergence of Business Resiliency and Operational RiskDebra Zoppy, Guardian Life Ins., Marc Sokol, Guardian Life Ins.
IS2: Business Continuity Considerations for Business Process OffshoringTodd Litman, Fifth Third Bank

Breakout Track 3
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS3: Crisis Coach and Social Media Risk ImpactJim Satterfield, Firestorm
MS3: Minding the Gap Between BC, DR and CM: Aligning Programs for a More Resilient OrganizationTracey Forbes, SunGard Availability
TS3: How to Integrate Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery into your Company's Existing Business Continuity StrategyRichard Cocchiara, IBM
ES3: Six Secrets for Surviving (and Thriving) with a Mobile WorkforceInka Traktman, EVault
AS3: This is a Disaster Declaration! This is not a TestRichard Dolewski, Velocity Tech Solutions
IS3: Leveraging Horizon Scanning to Deliver Greater Supply Chain ResiliencySteve Mellish, FBCI

Breakout Track 4
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
SS4: Plan Structures for Enterprise ScalabilityRamesh Warrier, eBRP
MS4: Protecting Your People, Property and Your PosteriorBo Mitchell, 911 Consulting
TS4: Backup and Recovery to a Hybrid Cloud: When Minutes Matter MostLarry Lang, Quorum, Wayne Bailey, Reno Refractories
ES4: Enhancing Business Continuity Outcomes Through Risk Management ObjectivityFrank Perlmutter, CBCP, MCBP, Strategic BCP
AS4: The State Of Business Continuity, Crisis Communication And Risk Management 2012/2013Stephanie Balaouras, Forrester
IS4: Why Communications FailAnn Pickren, MIR3

Tuesday Workshops
Title / Download PDFSpeaker
WS1: Establishing a Business Service-Centric Approach to IT Disaster Recovery - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Eric Hennessey, Symantec's Storage and Availability Management Group
WS2: Leadership at Times of CrisisRegina Phelps, EMSS
WS3: Violence a Preventable DisasterDavid Smith, Prof. Workplace Int.
WS4: Incident Management Planning and Social MediaKen Schroeder, Southeast Corp., Deidrich Towne, Hewlett Packard, David Ziev, Business Continuity Prof.
WS5: Ready, Set, Exercise! How to Develop and Conduct a Successful BCP/DRP ExerciseDr. Steven Goldman, Goldman Mgmt. Consultants
WS6: COOP Templates for Success!Linda Hanwacker, The LSH Group

Spring World 2013 speakers have insightful information about the industry as a whole, the future of BC, and their session at the upcoming conference. Read the full article to find out their views!

Disaster Recovery Journal: Your session at Spring World 2013 is titled “10 Simple, Easy, Cheap, Quickly Actionable Tips to Elevate Your BC Program.” Why is this session important to today’s business continuity professionals?

Cunningham: Budgets are tight and BC managers are eager to make their program better, particularly in light of recent impactful events like Superstorm Sandy.  Without investing an extraordinary amount of time and money, there are some easy tools and ways of thinking that can help bring a program to the next level.  The interactive session will walk through some proven, effective behaviors and tips that can be immediately taken back to the office and implemented.

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Learn Easy, Budget-Friendly Tips to Conquer Today’s Challenges

Our speakers at Spring World 2013 are industry experts who are ready to deliver tried-and-true methodology for our attendees. DRJ spoke with speaker Kevin Cunningham, who is presenting Managerial Session - 1, to gain some insight into the benefits of his session, "10 Simple, Easy, Cheap, Quickly Actionable Tips to Elevate Your BC Program." Discover what this session offers as well as how Spring World 2013 can help all business continuity planners.

Disaster Recovery Journal: Your session at Spring World 2013 is titled “10 Simple, Easy, Cheap, Quickly Actionable Tips to Elevate Your BC Program.” Why is this session important to today’s business continuity professionals?

Cunningham: Budgets are tight and BC managers are eager to make their program better, particularly in light of recent impactful events like Superstorm Sandy.  Without investing an extraordinary amount of time and money, there are some easy tools and ways of thinking that can help bring a program to the next level.  The interactive session will walk through some proven, effective behaviors and tips that can be immediately taken back to the office and implemented.

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Find Outstanding Sessions At Spring World 2013!

Our agenda is packed with sessions that bring you the solutions and strategies you need in the New Year. Discover expert tips from some of the industry’s best and network with hundreds of practitioners from around the globe. Our General Sessions are held each morning and geared towards all attendees. In the afternoon, participants may choose breakout sessions to attend.

General Session 1 - Monday, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Achieving Success Through Responsibility
Kit Grant, Comfort Zone Infiltration

Strong leadership skills and decision making is imperative in our industry. Build your personal power and actions with tips from expert speaker Kit Grant. Learn a step-by-step action to create a motivated and productive environment.

General Session 2 - Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
An Interview with the CEO: Business, Technology and What’s Next
William Brennan, Forsythe
Michael Croy, Forsythe

Discover a better understanding of how your role as a BC/DR professional has changed, how you must adjust your strategic outlook to remain successful, and best practices for keeping your business resilient.

General Session 3 – Monday, 10:45 am. – 11:45 a.m.
How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency
Geno Pandolfi, US Bancorp, Percy Cohrs, Disney
Tom Wagner, Direct Edge, David Nolan, Fusion Risk Management

In this panel discussion, hear from industry experts who deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Learn the methodologies and strategies they implement in their firms and how you can translate those to your organization’s needs.

General Session 4 – Tuesday, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Social Media and Hurricane Sandy – Friend or Foe?
Regina Phelps, EMSS

Social media, although a relatively new tool, is already pervasive in our society. Anyone with a smart phone is now a roving reporter. Today, companies must be prepared to interface with the public using social media to get their message out. Discover how it can be used in times of disaster as well as implemented for everyday use.

General Session 5 – Tuesday, 9:30 am. – 10:30 a.m.
How Can a Thunderstorm Threaten $600 Million of a $2 Billion Business?
Brian Rossmann, J. Crew

On June 30, 2012, what should have been a simple thunderstorm knocked out power to millions of people in Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Washington DC. Learn how communications protocols and other resiliency efforts were able to minimize an interruption at J. Crew’s Distribution Center.

General Session 6 – Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Reputation: A Critical Component of Business Continuity
Bruce Blythe, Crisis Management, Intl.

At the heart of any crisis response are strategic decisions that will serve as “defining moments.” These strategic decisions have the critical power to bring you and your organization swiftly toward successful resolution ... or they can spiral you deeper into entanglements that can increase the damage. The objective is to increase the likelihood that, when needed, participants will become crisis champions.

General Session 7 – Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Charting the Course toward True Resiliency: Enhancing Individual and Organizational Endurance
Robert Chandler, Ph.D., Univ. of Florida

Emergency responders, crisis team members and DR personnel face critical challenges in the emergency response context that can break them down emotionally, physically and cognitively. The presentation summarizes the physical, emotional and psychological impacts of emergency and crisis contexts. Learn a general road map for training objectives, techniques and approaches for building resiliency in both individuals and organizations.

General Session 8
What Happens Next?
John Copenhaver, CMB
Brent Woodworth, LAEPF
As we look at the world into which we’re moving at breakneck speed, we find ourselves pondering the question of “what happens next, and is there anything positive that I/we/someone can do about it?” Join us as we look at taking the term “resilient communities” from its beginnings as an important concept into what now must become a blueprint for action – by all of us.

General Session 9
Automagically Bring it to the C-Suite
Barry Pruitt, Pinnacle Business Concepts, Inc.

Now you can bring it to the C-suite ... every time! You’ll gain proven steps that successful technical professionals employ to build rapport, earn trust, and get results with C-level executives. By the end of this session you’ll stop dozens of communication mistakes before they occur and learn simple steps to be invited back to the C-suite.

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Venue and Travel Information

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

1000 W. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Reservations: 407-939-1020

Guests rooms include coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, refrigerators and wall safes. High speed Internet access is available for a fee. Guests can also enjoy the pool and several restaurants.

Hotel Reservations

Book A Guest Room Online With Disney

block of rooms has been reserved at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Once the block is filled, reservations will be made on a space available basis, with the rate subject to change at the discretion of the hotel.

The group rate is $170 for a single or double room. A $15 fee will be charged for each additional occupant over 18 years of age. Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. For further information call 407-939-1020. The hotel's fax number is 407-939-1012.

Government-Employed attendees should contect Patti Fitzgerald at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. further details On booking a room

Travel Details
American Airlines is DRJ’s official airlines for Spring World 2013. For reservations, call 800-433-1790 or visit http://www.aa.com. Use file #5433DA for the AA discounted rate.

Avis/Budget is DRJ’s official rental car service. Call 800-842-5628 or visit http://www.avis.com. Use file #U404172 for the Avis/Budget discounted rate.

Magical Express
Shuttle service to and from the airport can be arranged through Disney’s Magical Express! This complimentary shuttle and luggage delivery service conveniently takes you from the airport directly to your hotel. Once you have a confirmed room reservation, call 407-827-6777 to book your Disney’s Magical Express reservation or book online. Make your Disney’s Magical Express reservation at least 30 days in advance of your arrival date. Further details will be mailed to you after your hotel reservation is made.

While onsite at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation network provides guests with complimentary transportation services to all Disney attractions.

Area Attractions
Theme park excitement is just minutes away. Parks include Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's® Animal Kingdom, and Disney's® Hollywood Studios. For the sports enthusiast, there's tennis, boating, golf and more. Nighttime brings even more excitement. Visit Downtown Disney or other local sites. Attendees of DRJ’s Spring World 2013 have the option to purchase Walt Disney Theme Park Tickets at discount prices. Take advantage of this great opportunity. Bring the family and enjoy vacation time before or after the conference.

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