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21st Century Software, Inc. - 400
American Military University- 304
Anthello Healthcare Solutions- 418
Assc. of Contingency Planners - 308
Avalution Consulting - 713
BC in The Cloud - 700/702
BCS, Inc. - 802
Business Protection - 510/512
BSI - 808
C7 Cata Centers - 416
ClearView Continuity - 803
Code 42- 812
Continuity Logic - 500/502
Continuity Shop USA - 408
COOP - 610/612
Conserva - 816/818
Deployed Rsources - 806
Disaster Recovery Journal - 312
Disaster Resource Guide - 316
eBRP Solutions - 410/412
Emergency Comm Network - 817
Enera, Inc./RapidReach - 311
Evault - 712

Everbridge - 301/302
Fairchild Consulting - 401
FedEx Consulting Critical - 801
Firestorm - 805
Forsythe Technology Consulting - 605-607
Fushion Risk Management - 504/506
GlobaFone - 714
IBM - 601/603
ICOR - 800
ImpactWeather - 405
In Case of Crisis - 615
Innovative Tailer Design Industries - 819
Intermedix - 813/815
Johnson Consulting - 310
KETCHConsulting - 518
KPMG - 318
Libelle - 306
Lootok, Ltd. - 317/319
Mail-Gard - 606/608
MIR3 Intelligent Notification - 716/718
MissionMode Solutions - 406
N'Compass- 307
Noggin IT Inc. - 417/419

Paradigm Solutions Intl. - 407
Phoenix Safe Internaitonal - 403
PPBI - 314
Premier Continiuum - 313
RecoveryPlanner - 717/719
Regus - 617/619
Rentsys Recovery Sycs. - 707/709
Res-Q DR Services - 511/513
RIPCORD Solutions - 514
RSA - 411/413
Send Word Now - 517/519 616/618
Sentryx - 309
Skycasters - 704/706
Strategic BCP - 507/509
SunGard Availability Svcs - 611/613
TAMP Systems - 402
The BCI - 300/302
Virtual Corporation - 701/703
VOLO LLC - 710
Weather Call Services - 810
xMatters - 501/503
Xtium, Inc. - 516

21st Century Software

Booth 400

940 West Valley Road, Suite 1604

Rebecca Levesque

Wayne, PA 19087






Since its founding in 1992, 21st Century Software has led the industry with solutions that ensure IT resiliency. Viewed as an innovator in recovery management, 21st Century Software offers hardware-neutral, mainframe solutions that integrate storage automation across the enterprise, as well as products focused on recovery management, application recovery, allocation management and data migration. 21st Century Software has the comprehensive solutions needed to optimize mainframe utilization and performance, while protecting mission-critical data. The experience of the 21st Century Software development staff runs deep, with senior developers bringing decades of practical experience in the development of business applications and operating system utilities. When it comes to world-class data stewardship, organizations turn to – and trust – 21st Century Software.



111 W. Congress Street

Anthony S. Mangeri

Charles Town, WV 25414

Fire and Emergency Management Outreach





American Military University. AMU students are part of a global community of distance learners studying in all 50 states and more than 100 countries. AMU offers response professionals academic programs including fire science management, emergency and disaster management, homeland security, intelligence studies, administration and more. In the world of emergency operations, conditions change as does the knowledge needed to lead the response. Our programs are designed to help professionals stay on top of current trends and learn new skills from a respected university. AMU is committed to providing professionally relevant degree programs. Our instructors are industry experts who combine applicable theory with real-world experience. We want you to make an informed decision about the university that’s right for you. For more about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, visit www.apus.edu/disclosure.



5400 LBJ Frwy Suite 200

Dallas, TX 75240




Anthelio is the largest independent provider of information technology and business process services to hospitals, physician practice groups and other healthcare providers. Using its extensive healthcare provider clinical and operational expertise, technology and business process re-engineering. Anthelio helps healthcare providers improve their quality of care, operational efficiency and delivery of care.



136 Everett Road

Patrick Knapp

Albany, NY 12205

Director of Public Relations and Marketing





ACP is the premier organization for business continuity professionals providing a powerful networking and learning environment for its members. Known for its progressive programs, workshops and symposiums, the organization has become a unifying force in defining and leading the continuously evolving fields of business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency response (the ‘profession’). The organization is strategically aligned with business partners



1220 W. 6th Street, Suite 307

Robert Giffin

Cleveland, OH 44113


866 -533 -0575


avalution.com, theplanningportal.com, bccatalyst.com


Avalution Consulting specializes in business continuity and IT disaster recovery consulting, outsourcing, and software solutions for organizations of all sizes. As the first organization in North America to be ISO 22301 certified, Avalution is the leading provider of ISO 22301 assessment and implementation services. Avalution offers two unique, web-based continuity software solutions: Catalyst 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. Catalyst addresses analysis, planning, exercise planning, notification, live crisis management, and continuous improvement. No long-term contracts are required, and a 30-day free trial is available via www .bccatalyst .com. The Planning Portal - provides a highly customizable continuity solution based on the simplicity of Microsoft SharePoint 2010. Stop by Booth 713 to learn how Catalyst and TPP will streamline your organization's preparedness capabilities and save you time and money.


BOOTH 700/702

630 Freedom Business Center Drive, 3rd Floor

Greg Snyder

King of Prussia, PA 19406

Sales and Client Services





BC in the Cloud was formed by certified industry experts that have more than 20 years of experience working in business continuity and disaster recovery planning. Our experienced team has worked with every vertical from banking/finance, healthcare, manufacturing, education, energy/utilities, government and more, helping to build, improve and automate business continuity programs. Our focus is providing the best platform that is extremely easy to use with more features at a lower cost. We designed the BC in the Cloud platform to remedy all of the gaps found in the complicated, under-powered solutions currently available in the marketplace.



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.

Business Protector

Booth 510

7545 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200

Richard Cooper

Irvine, CA 92618

Managing Director Business Continuity Software



Business Protector (formerly BPSi) helps organizations of all types sizes and budgets deploy effective risk management plans with proven, user-friendly software that just works. The 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). Business Protector has provided comprehensive BCP solutions since 1986, and is the trusted supplier to Fortune 500 companies and SMBs alike.


Booth 808

12110 Sunset Hills Road Ste 200

Briana Jones

Reston, VA 20190

Managing Director Business Continuity Software








357 South 670 West, Suite 100

Aimee Holmgren

Lindon, UT 84042

Account Executive





C7 is ideally situated in a secure geographic region, free of hurricanes, tornados, flooding, and extreme weather conditions. Utah has one of the lowest incidences of disaster in the nation, and has been an ideal location to build our facilities. Our disaster safe geography includes: High accessibility with SLC International Airport close by; Software solutions to assist with the failover; Affordable colocation, cloud and managed services; High connectivity with multiple tier-1 providers and 10Gb ports.

ClearView Continuity


70 1st Avenue Ste 5E


New York, NY 10010


(917) 583-0286




SaaS and Mobile BCM lifecycle management. ClearView Continuity provides BIA, Risk Analysis, Plan Management, Exercising and Incident Management, via a compliance-based workflow engine. Simple step-by-step 'wizards' for occasional users; powerful reporting and analysis for BC Managers; plans and incident management on your phone.



1 Main St. SE #400

Aimee Holmgren

Minneapolis, MN 55414

Account Executive





Founded in 2001, Code42 is comprised of 300+ engineering, sales, marketing, design, and support professionals located throughout the world, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. We’re best known for CrashPlan, a system that manages and protects your digital life with easy-to-use software and high-performance hardware storage. Leveraging our collective experience, we create extraordinary, elegant solutions for everyday problems. Not satisfied with making solutions that simply work; we demand they look amazing and behave intuitively. Our innovative, open, collaborative environment views all challenges as opportunities, new ideas expected, and the best one should always win.


BOOTH 500/502

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.



1555 Botelho Drive, #153

Alex Arvanitidis

Walnut Creek, CA 94596






Continuity Shop is the leading training provider of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and a global leader in business continuity and resiliency training. Headquartered in the United Kingdom with their North American basis of operation in California, Continuity Shop runs a portfolio of 35 courses, from beginner-level to advanced, around the world. Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in 2014, their consultants and trainers are all members or fellows of their relevant professional bodies, including the BCI and BCS. They have a minimum of 10 years of experience in their field and work across many sectors.


BOOTH 610/612

607 Herndon Parkway, Suite 200

Vicki Alvord

Herndon, VA 20170






BCM Software of the Year Award winner, COOP Systems is the developer of myCOOP, the flexible, reliable, proven solution for our growing global client list. All functionsare managed in a tightly, integrated, 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.


BOOTH 816/818

8251 Presidents Drive

Brian Doyle

Orlando, FL VP, IT & Data Center Services






At Corserva, making IT work for you is precisely what we do. We are a technology solution provider to businesses and organizations of all sizes that want reliable, expert IT service and support. Whether you choose to use our services only for specific projects or on a comprehensive basis for enterprise-wide infrastructure solutions, we know that you will benefit from our full array of cloud and support capabilities. We bring our expertise to every project, focused squarely on your business needs. This allows us to look at the overall state of your IT to provide you with the best possible all-around solutions tailored to your specific needs. Disaster recovery is made easy with flexible offerings to meet your individual RTO and RPO objectives-at the right price.Corserva is a Division of PCNet, Inc., which has been a leading IT solutions provider since 1985 servicing the Fortune 1000.



164 McPike Road Richard Cheek

Jon Seals

Rome, NY 13441

Emer. Mgmt Director





Deployed Resources is the premier provider of temporary life support facilities for immediate response requirements. Typical work continuation facilities include housing.food service. Communications (voiceIdata), laundry equipment and service, showers, restrooms, and all temporary utilities. With dedicated equipment, strategic asset staging areas and trained staff, our response and service is unmatched. We are ISO 9001 ::2008 and 14001::2004 certified.



1862 Old Lemay Ferry Rd

Jon Seals

Arnold, MO 63010






The No. 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 most-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 attendances. 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.

DISASTER RESOURCE GUIDE A Publication of the Emergency Lifeline Corp.


PO Box 15243

Santa Ana, CA 92735





Big news… the 16th DR GUIDE is hot off the press! The theme is “Relationships and the Road to Resilience”. Don’t miss this 178-page resource-packed edition. Since 1996, the Disaster Resource GUIDE has been uniting the continuity industry via four distinctive media: Annual -- Disaster Resource GUIDE; Periodic – special eGUIDEfocused on a single topic ; Twice monthly -- Continuity eGUIDE; and 24/7 – Online GUIDE. The GUIDE is published by emergency preparedness pioneer, Emergency Lifeline Corporation, who has served this industry since 1985. We’re bringing 10 KOOL Kits to give away to attendees who sign up or renew for the 17th Disaster Resource GUIDE to publish fall 2014. Come by our booth to get your free copy of the 16th Disaster Resource GUIDE.


BOOTH 410/412

230 – 7895 Tranmere Drive

Jennifer Craig

Mississauga, Ontario, L5S 1V9

Manager – Marketing





Globally Award winning eBRP Suite is a unified business continuity software platform that includes utilities for the entire BCM lifecycle, and provides tools for IT-DR, Crisis Management, Emergency, Incident Management and all other forms of contingency planning. eBRP was the first to: License its software for unlimited concurrent users; Introduce process modeling as a risk management concept; Promote dependency mapping as a knowledge tool for enterprise risk management; Incorporate technology modeling as a means of mapping IT applications and systems from their dependent components (hardware, software, networks, etc.) to the business processes that depend on them. Designed by planners, eBRP Suite engages stakeholders, empowers owners and excites planners with the breadth and depth of its features and functionality. With incorporated BIA surveys, Graphical Dashboards and smartphone accessibility, eBRP Suite enables users to create and maintain DR/BC plans as well as respond to any incident anywhere, anytime. eBRP’s global network of management and consulting partners assure that eBRP Suite can be implemented and supported in any enterprise, regardless of size or industry, anywhere around in the world. Visit us at our booth for a live demo and to meet with the eBRP team.



9 Sunshine Blvd.

Chris Cornelison

Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Product Manager





SmartNotice, a service of Emergency Communications Network, is a business continuity and disaster recovery notification solution that provides corporate communications across phone, text, email, social media, and RSS feeds. Communications are guaranteed to launch faster than any other provider on the market because the system is run on ECN’s robust infrastructure — a valued component of any corporate crisis communication plan. For more information or to see a free system demonstration, visit ecnetwork.com/smartnotice or call 866-939-0911.



1525 East 53rd Street , Suite 516-4

Paul Erling

Chicago, IL 60615

Vice President





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RapidReach emergency notification solutions for both inhouse and off-site hosted notification programs. RapidReach is certified by the U.S. Department of Defense and available through GSA. All forms of notification are supported, including voice, text, fax, email, and desktop alerting.



201 3rd Street, Suite 400


San Francisco, CA 94103






EVault, A Seagate Company, provides full-service backup and recovery delivered by a team of experts, using the very best cloud-connected technology and infrastructure. We’re here to ensure that—no matter what, you can always get your data back. Our 38,000+ midmarket customers know us as an ultra-reliable, proactive, 24x7x365 partner. Every EVault solution includes fast local access, offsite disaster recovery end-to-end security, WAN-optimized performance, and an ironclad cloud for the best way to protect your multi-site environment. Founded as a cloud services provider in 1997 and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate, the world’s largest data storage company.


BOOTH 301/302

500 N. Brand Blvd.

Meredith Tuffs

Glendale, CA 91203

Sales Operations Admin





Everbridge provides critical communications solutions to more than 30 million end users in all major industries and government sectors around the globe. As the leading provider of critical communication solutions, Everbridge helps clients save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations. With the Everbridge solutions suite, clients are able to manage emergencies, mass notifications, incident communications, and situational intelligence from a single system.



237 Highland Rd., Suite 100

Aaron Callaway

Andover, MA 01810

Managing Director



Fairchild Consulting’s methodology blends years of management, business continuity, disaster recovery and information security consulting experience with a forwardthinking 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.



1475 Boettler Road

Michael Ely

Uniontown, Ohio 44685

Strategic Marketing Advisor





For temperature-sensitive shipments, FedEx Custom Critical Temp-Assure(r) vehicles provide full-range climate control. Temp-Assure ValidatedSM service includes thermal-mapped vehicles and hard-copy cold-chain management. Temp-Assure Air provides cold-storage container transport for domestic and international shipments. Temp-Assure Validated Air(r) provides customers with a validated airfreight process for temperature-sensitive shipments, providing verification of cold-chain quality and regulatory compliance. FedEx Custom Critical specializes in same-day and next-day delivery, and maintains complete custodial control of your cargo, transporting it nonstop, door-to-door. White Glove Services(r) provides extra care in handling, temperature control and specialized security services.



1000 Holcomb Woods Pkwy, Suite 130

Jim Satterfield

Roswell, GA 30076






Firestorm is the premier CrisisCoach. Firestorm empowers people to manage risk and crises. Firestorm has developed unique tools and processes to manage social media risk. The Firestorm PREDICT, PLAN, PERFORM software platform provides secure cloud-based management and planning for business continuity, workplace violence, pandemic and crisis management.


BOOTH 605/607

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 business us on gaining operational resiliency within the organization To learn more,visit booths 605 and 607.


BOOTH 504/506

3601 Algonquin Rd., Suite 510

Andy Mercker

Rolling Meadows, IL  60008

Vice President, Business Development





Fusion Risk Management, Inc. provides the Fusion Framework® Risk Management & Contingency Planning System – the world’s most advanced and easy-to-use system for comprehensive continuity risk management. Awarded “Most Innovative Product of the Year” from the BCI in 2012 and again in 2013. Fusion Framework System delivers fully integrated BIA, risk assessment, business continuity, crisis and incident management, disaster recovery, supply chain risk management, and enterprise GRC. Provides top-down executive perspective on risks, impacts and resilience across the enterprise and supply chain. Fusion Framework System delivers an innovative organizational model that aligns to your enterprise. Includes comprehensive reporting, dashboards, workflows, file management, and mobile incident response and enterprise collaboration. Fusion Framework System streamlines and optimizes the full lifecycle of your continuity risk management program including assessments, dependencies, gap analysis, plan development, maintenance, testing, incident management, and executive reporting. Fusion provides world-class advisory consulting services for operational risk management, business continuity, crisis management, IT disaster recovery, and data center transformation. Fusion’s founders are recognized industry leaders representing more than 125 years of relevant experience through executive management, consulting and thought-leadership roles including FBCI and BCI Lifetime Achievement Award.”



1950 Lafayette Rd., Suite 207

Portsmouth, NH 03801





Founded in 1998, GlobaFone is an award-winning provider of satellite communications that work where and when you do. We are a GSA-Schedule 70 business and our clients include government entities, emergency management personnel, military personnel, and corporate clients spanning across the globe. GlobaFone offers some of the most comprehensive satellite equipment packages and solutions that include voice, data and tracking solutions from Iridium, Inmarsat, Globalstar, Thuraya, and KVH that can get you connected while in remote locations or after a natural disaster. Whether your organization requires just handheld phones and voice services or a more robust high-speed data solution, our industry focus and experience enables our team to design and implement a big picture strategy across your network. The GlobaFone Advantage means we can help you determine what SatCom can do for you.


BOOTH 601/603

3500 Steeles Avenue East

Jill Hamilton

Markham, ON L3R 0X1

Lead Development Representative





IBM is proud to be a Silver sponsor of DRJ’s SpringWorld 2014 conference. Today, the worst dangers are still full-blown disasters, but the biggest threats are the commonplace events like human error and system disruption. IBM can help you adopt a smarter resiliency strategy and ensure continuity under almost any condition. We offer end to end services to help you rapidly adapt and respond to internal or external dynamic changes – opportunities, demands, disruptions or threats. Come visit us at booth 601/603 or ibm.com/services/continuity and leave nothing to chance.



P.O. Box 1171

Lynnda Nelson

Lombard, IL 60148






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 development, 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, Latin America, 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 is ANSI Accredited.



12650 N. Featherwood Drive, Suite 140

Jennifer Groff

Houston, Texas 77034

Marketing Coordinator





ImpactWeather, a StormGeo company, serves as the dedicated, 24/7/365 weather department for hundreds of organizations globally, providing them with critical weatherrelated business decision guidance that enables them to protect their people, their assets and their bottom line. For more information, visit our web site www.impactweather. com.



205 Van Buren Street, Suite 150

Christopher Britton

Herndon, VA 20170

General Manager





In Case of Crisis is an award winning mobile solution deployed by emergency management and business continuity professionals. The fully customizable solution is designed and priced to support businesses of all sizes and complexity. In Case of Crisis provides an easy way to connect your vested audiences to your emergency procedures and you by leveraging their smartphones and tablets in a safe and secure way. The solution offers a simple approach to educate and communicate with your constituents through the key phases of readiness, response and recovery. In Case of Crisis is an Irving Burton Associates (IBA) service headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, stop by Booth #615, call us at 800-787-1639 or visit us at www.incaseofcrisis.



1770 Britannia Road East

Tracey Slater

Mississauga, ON, L4W 1J3, Canada

Sales and Marketing





Through floods and hurricanes, earthquakes and any major disruptions, ITD’s mobile trailers provide workspaces to use immediately! When your focus is emergency response; equipped with leading edge features that will help your team perform at their maximum, ITD’s mobile and modular platforms give you the optimal advantage. ITD designs and builds complex mobile systems, including emergency response trailers, mobile triage facilities, mobile kitchen and food services, mobile water treatment plants and mobile command centres. Our platforms can be deployed quickly and put you at the front line of any emergency or disaster zone. Ideal for consolidating all emergency management departments in one central location during emergency situations. We can also provide mortuary response units for body storage and autopsy facilities. Add flexibility with the latest in audio/visual, satellite, wireless connectivity and conference systems that will enhance your ability to shorten reaction times, facilitate logistics and manage the crisis.


BOOTH 813/815

6451 N. Federal Highway Laurie Wood

Laurie Wood

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Manager, Business Development/Partnerships





Intermedix delivers technology-enabled professional services to health care providers, government agencies and corporations. The company connects more than 95 percent of the U.S. population with crisis management and emergency preparedness and response technologies. The Intermedix suite of technology solutions promotes communication and collaboration within and across organizations. Solutions include WebEOC and Hospital-ICS for incident management, CORES Alert Notification System and CORES Health Alert Network for mass notification, and EMResource and Inventory Management for tracking of available supplies.



3175 Golf Rd.

Neil Johnson

Delafield, WI 53018






Johnson Consulting is a boutique consulting firm specializing in business continuity management, disaster recovery and network security consulting. Since 1996 we have been at the forefront of our clients resiliency. We deliver risk assessment (RA), business impact analysis (BIA) and business continuity planning (BCP). Always at the forefront of risk mitigation we merged the disciplines of IT security with business continuity planning to form cyber solutions for business continuity. We integrate cutting edge security techniques into industry standard BCM methods for an integrated consulting solution. Security assessments and penetration testing are also stand along offerings. Industries include financial services including banking and insurance, retail, airline operations, manufacturing and others. Veteran owned firm.



2432 Bernel Road, Suite 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 have many private sector references, but we’re also 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!

KPMG LLP - IT Advisory Risk Consulting Services


3398 Carmel Mountain Road

Stacey Cicero

San Diego, CA 92121

Manager, Marketing Strategies & Programs

201 505-3811




KPMG LLP's IT Advisory professionals help clients assess, manage, and remediate IT-related risks. We help organizations develop the right approach— turning risk into opportunity—to drive sustainable business value. We accomplish this by helping organizations demonstrate effective IT compliance through governance and controls, data integrity, security and privacy, and supplier management. Our high-performing professionals use experience and insight to cut through complexity and deliver informed perspectives and clear methodologies that our clients value. Client focus, commitment to excellence, global mind-set, and consistent delivery build trusted relationships - core to our business and reputation. In essence, our competitive advantage is high-performing people cutting through complexity. Thank you.



3330 Cumberland Blvd. Suite 500

Gillian Newberry

Atlanta GA 30339

Marketing and Administration





Libelle is committed to providing software solutions for your disaster recovery, high availability, and SAP system refresh needs. As an SAP partner, we have the expertise, positioning, and range to suit a variety of business needs for any size company or database. Our technical consultants, solution architects, and developers are secondto- none in their experience, training, and ingenuity, maintaining the goal of protecting, streamlining, and improving your valuable business operations. We provide on-call support 24/7, assisting you when you need it the most for maximum productivity and results you can trust.


BOOTH 317/319

228 Park Ave. South #25440

Robert J. Payne

New York, NY 10003

Product Marketing Manager





Lootok is a specialized business continuity management (BCM) consulting firm headquartered in New York City, with a global network of consultants. Our mission is to help companies optimally manage and respond to threats. The world of business continuity consultants is largely filled with consulting giants, and one-man bands. Lootok’s unique business model fits us neatly in the middle. Our core operations team provides the support to manage large-scale programs and multiple clients, while our subject matter experts bring the highest levels of knowledge and experience in the industry. With these two groups comprising the Lootok team, we deliver a level of service that combines the dedication of the lone consultants with the resources of a major firm. We believe in fostering collaborative partnerships with our clients, and perform work with a level of care and creativity that cannot be found elsewhere in the marketplace.


BOOTH 606/608

65 Steamboat Dr.

Christine Durfee

Warminster, PA 18974

Director, Sales & Mktg.





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 business interruption, of any kind, strikes. As the nation’s leading provider of critical communications recovery services, we operate the only two geographically 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!


BOOTH 716/718

3398 Carmel Mountain Road

Maryann Dow

San Diego, CA 92121

Mktg. Assistant





MIR3 is the leading provider of Intelligent Notification and response software for business operations that include BC/DR, ITSM, corporate communications, customer relations, supply chain management and any other area that needs reliable two-way notification. Intelligent Notification helps to save lives and property, reduce IT downtime and gain efficiency across the enterprise. Many of the world's largest and most respected organizations trust MIR3 for reliable, effective notification services. Visit us today in booth #716.



20 W. Kinzie St., Suite 1420

Steve Daukas

Chicago, IL 60654

Inside Sales Manager





FedEx. GAP Inc. eBay. These corporate leaders know that crisis management is more than just notification of a crisis; it is about 360 degree incident management. As the complete crisis and incident management tool suite, MissionMode first sends notifications of the incident then allows you to react, respond and manage the crisis. MissionMode is breaking ground by giving you the power to manage people, tasks, resources, communications and situational awareness using tablets and smartphones, allowing you to focus on what matters—recovery anytime, anywhere. Vendors throw around buzzwords to get your attention but industry leaders across the globe trust MissionMode, which is built for mission-critical enterprise use and provides unprecedented value. When you are done with listening to the hype, come and see why leaders trust that in times of crisis—no system works like MissionMode.



6900 Wedgwood Rd. N., Suite 350

Kristi Paul

Maple Grove, MN 55311


612-379-2100 x 100




N’compass Solutions, Inc is a Minneapolis-based business IT strategy firm that prides itself on finding unique and innovative ways to sole our clients most challenging IT initiatives. For more than a decade we have collaborated with mid-size to large organizations, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to align IT strategies with business goals and objectives. Some of our most significant contributions to client success are those that focus on how IT can be used to achieve competitive advantage. In particular, N’compass specializes in identifying your unique resiliency and security needs and implements proven strategies to reduce risk to the key business and technology capabilities that deliver competitive advantage. Visit www.ncompass-inc.com to learn more.


BOOTH 417/419

2603 Camino Ramon STE 404

Kelley Daigle

San Ramon, CA 94583

Marketing Specialist





Noggin IT is an emerging global leader in enterprise resilience and incident management technology with its next generation cloud based software Noggin OCA. Noggin OCA resilience solutions have a proven track record in enterprise emergency and risk management, employee and constituent communications, work safety and security incidents, and compliance for corporations and government agencies. Noggin OCA incorporates an all hazards approach and provides all the tools needed in one place to help make informed decisions and respond effectively in time critical situations to all incidents impacting the organization as a whole or isolated distruptions. Noggin OCA is fully configurable and seamlessly integrates with other enterprise systems and outside data sources including spatial data using open APIs. Noggin OCA comes with unparalleled security being the only product of its type to have been certified EAL2+ under the international ISO/IEC 15408 for computer security (which has 26 participant nations including the US). Noggin IT quality programs are certified to ISO9001.



6701 Democracy Boulevard, Suite 300

Rebecca Folk

Bethesda, MD 20817

Marketing and Sales Support Manager

800-558-9568 Ext. 308


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 full OpsPlanner suite delivers web-based BC/COOP/DR Planning, BIA/RA, Incident Management, and automated Emergency Notification, while OpsPlanner Xpress addresses the Planning and BIA/RA components of an organizations BC program. PSI’s easy-to-use, yet powerful tools are very affordable and provide a scalable and reliable Business Continuity Management solution for any size organization. The OpsPlanner solutions 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 OpsPlanner, 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 offers a complete line of fire resistant files, safes and media safes that will provide the best onsite protection for your vital records.



4939 Elgin Circle


Syracuse, NY 13215






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



1010 Sherbrooke Ouest #800

Montréal, Québec, Canada H3A 2R7






PREMIER CONTINUUM INC., a Montreal based firm since 1997, offers unique products and services for any organization’s business continuity planning, emergency response and risk management requirements. The practical, novel and dynamic approach of its consultants is well appreciated by many large organizations. It is the difficulties experienced in data entry and updating which lead its consultants to develop, with the help of programmers, ParaSolution®, a web-based software, closer to your needs. They think the way you do.


BOOTH 717/719

101 Merritt Blvd.


Trumbull, CT 06611






Previously voted 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 (BCM), Disaster Recovery (DR), and Incident Management (CIM) lifecycles. Our web-based RPX software also feature mobile access, simple report generation including executive dashboards, easy customization, GIS, weather alerting, globalization, what-if modeling, easy migration and integration of data & plans, and audit features including a Compliance area providing guidance with BCM frameworks, such as ISO 22301, all in one integrated application. With industry specific content, templates and methodologies from our certified planners and our customer centric support, we strive to make BCM easier for you.


BOOTH 617/619

15305 Dallas Parkway Ste 400


Addison, TX 75001






Regus offer best in class workplace recovery space across a global network of 1,800+ fully furnished and equipped business centers (including over 700 locations across North America) Regus offer a range of competitively priced and highly resilient recovery solutions to clients of all sizes. Regus Workplace Recovery solutions include private workplaces, dedicated connectivity, inclusive invocation and rehearsal, 24/7 invocation line and pre defined invocation briefing - empowering clients to recover to the most appropriate location(s) depending upon the nature of their business interruption. The Regus Workplace Recovery team look forward to meeting both potential clients and channel partners at Spring World 2014.


BOOTH 707/709

200 Quality Circle


College Station, TX 77845






Founded in 1995, College Station, Texas-based Rentsys Recovery Services is a provider of comprehensive disaster recovery and business continuity solutions for businesses ranging from small bank branches to large enterprise organizations. The company offers business continuity management software and professional planning services along with fully customizable and testable solutions which include communications recovery, mobile recovery, quickship technology, colocation, managed data and cloud services and business recovery centers. These solutions can be combined to provide organizations with the ability to fully maintain regular business functions during a disaster.


BOOTH 511/513

130 Technology Pkwy

Liz Gensheimer

Norcross, GA 30092

Marketing Specialist





RES-Q Services specializes in providing resiliency, recovery and testing solutions as well as delivers the full-range of business continuity consulting services. Through innovative solutions, we help organizations create, implement and maintain resiliency and recoverability of their infrastructure. Our help organizations reduce recovery time, improve data, and increase system availability to minimize the impact to your business while driving down costs. Primary service categories: disaster recovery, testing, recovery, continuity consulting. We specialize in blended, cost-effective solutions centered on superior customer service and support. What truly sets us apart is our dedication to a holistic view of disaster recovery – while the recovery process involves systems and data, it begins and ends with people who understand your requirements.



209 4th Avenue South

Paul Lambert

Edmonds, WA 98020

VP Training Production





Ripcord is a management consulting, advisory and training firm that specializes in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, emergency management and life safety programs. Originally founded as The Center for Continuity Leadership, our mission is to condition organizations for the future while minimizing then operational and reputational impacts when a significant business shift or disruption occurs. Through custom-designed training and proven programs, we engage, equip and empower individuals to respond efficiently and effectively to a threat – proactively readying the organization for rapid change.


BOOTH 411/413

174 Middlesex Turnpike

Bedford, MA 01730


The RSA Archer Business Continuity Management and Operations is the industry’s most tightly integrated solution to address business continuity, disaster recovery and crisis management. Aligned with BS25999, NIMS and ISO 22301, it offers a standards-based approach to business continuity planning. Notably, deeper integration with other GRC processes such as enterprise risk management, incident management and third-party management, allows companies to align recovery efforts with organizational objectives and priorities for enhanced visibility, accountability and reporting.


BOOTH 517/519/616/618

224 W. 30th Street, Suite 500

Lorin Bristow

New York, NY 10001

Senior Vice President, Marketing

212-379-4900, 800-388-4796




Headquartered in New York City, and founded as a direct result of personal experiences during 9/11, Send Word Now is the leading worldwide provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are today utilized by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective and two-way communication when it is needed the most. Send Word Now's enterprise-class and award-winning notification service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while ensuring a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. Its conferencing and workflow solutions keep everyone informed and connected to the people and information necessary for safety and resilience. At Send Word Now, a Silver Sponsor of DRJ Spring World 2014 and Gold Sponsor of DRJ Fall World 2014, every message counts. Visit us in Booth #616 for a demonstration today!



1812 Samuelson Circle

Akhtar Syed

Mississauga, ON Canada L5N7Z5

Managing Director





Business Resilience Certification Consortium International (BRCCI. www.brcci.org) is an international business resilience certification body offering designations of Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM), Certified Business Resilience and IT Professional (CBRITP), and Certified Business Resilience Auditor (CBRA). In addition, BRCCI has a certification track leading to Masters Achievement in Business Resilience (MABR). BRCCI provides an advanced business continuity and resilience education curriculum and promotes open-concept and international standards-based methodologies. He training seminars and examinations are offered through official BRCCI training partners and affiliates. To register for training and certification, visit BRCCI training affiliate Sentryx at www.sentryx.com or call 800-869-8460.


BOOTH 704/706

1520 S. Arlington St.

Skip Anderson

Akron, OH 44306

Sales and Marketing

330-785-2100, 800-268-8653




At Skycasters, we know that every second is valuable in an emergency. Communications failures are not an option. Nor is waiting for traditional terrestrial infrastructure repairs. Emergency communication solutions are the backbone of your rescue efforts. That’s why we’ve designed reliable, rugged satellite solutions for rapid deployment by anyone at your portable command center. Our high-speed, low-latency VSAT system supports the applications you need for recovery communications: email, fax, VoiP, VPN, streaming data, video – whatever your requirements are, we’ll customize a system that supports your disaster recovery communications plan. This means whether you are running a routine emergency preparedness drill or on-site at a disaster, you’ll have broadband disaster response communication capabilities that will save time and money. But most importantly, lives.


BOOTH 507/509

600 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 400

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

866-594-SBCP (7227)




Strategic BCP consultants lead the way in elevating the productivity and relevance of business continuity management (BCM) professionals. Our ResilienceONE BCM software helps practitioners save time and money, and avoid negative consequences. It provides a comprehensive, convenient way to integrate plan development and management for business continuity, disaster recovery, BIA, risk assessment, and crisis management, in one cloud-based solution. Its 50,000 end-users worldwide are able to build plans in days, not weeks, thanks to FREE migration, configuration, and training. Jargon-free methodology promotes quicker, easier implementation, while built-in drag-and-drop custom reporting harnesses the power of a fully relational database.


BOOTH 611/613

680 East Swedesford Road

Wayne PA 19087





SunGard Availability Services is your partner in IT availability and business continuity. We work with you to understand the requirements specific to your business, and we deliver proven solutions tailored to provide exactly what you need. We specialize in supporting complex hybrid IT environments, and we partner with organizations of all sizes to provide solutions backed by service level agreements. With more than 30 years of disaster recovery expertise, our portfolio includes business continuity planning, managed recovery, enterprise cloud computing services, colocation, online backup, continuity management software, and consulting. Be sure to attend one of our education sessions during DRJ Spring World: Monday, March 31st and Tuesday, April 1st, 12:15 – 1:15 p.m., Fiesta 3 Room “SunGard Assurance: Ushering in a new era of Business Continuity Assurance”; Tuesday, April 1st, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. General Session, “Resiliency in a Risky World”, Tracey Forbes, VP Business Development, SunGard Availability Services. To learn more about SunGard’s flexible solutions and proven expertise, call 1-484-582-2000 or visit www.sungardas.com.



41732 Remson Ave. Patty Catania


Merrick, NY 11566 COO, MBCI






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 DRS Smartphone App. Clients choose TAMP’s software and consulting because of our industry focus and reputation.


BOOTH 300/302

1964 Gallows Rd.

Tammy Lewis

330 Vienna, VA 22182

Head, Education and Certification Operations





The Business Continuity Institute is the world’s preeminent business continuity membership organization. Established in 1994, the BCI focuses on enabling 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.


BOOTH 701/703

98 US Highway 46

Margaret Langsett

Budd Lake, New Jersey 07828






Come celebrate our birthday with us! This is a year of many milestones. Virtual Corporation turns 20 in February and both the Business Continuity Maturity Model and Sustainable Planner were introduced 10 years ago. For the past 20 years The Virtual team has had the pleasure of providing consulting services and tools in support of organizational resilience to a growing list of wonderful clients. Our services include all aspects of organizational resilience, including business continuity, BIAs, IT disaster recovery, emergency and crisis management, risk assessment, hazard vulnerability assessment, event/ exercise management, BCMM self-assessment, supply chain and risk assessment. SP is designed for unlimited flexibility and ease of use to ensure successful implementation and a happy, engaged user community. In the 10 years that Virtual has been providing SP we have never had a client leave us in order to use a competitor’s tool. Visit us at booths #701 & 703 to help us celebrate and see a demonstration of Sustainable Planner.



Sunshine Blvd.


Ormond Beach, FL 32174






VOLO Recovery was designed to enable businesses to stabilize internal and external communications when faced with outages due to disaster or technical failure. A self-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.



18801 E. Mainstreet, Suite 240

Bob Goldhammer

Parker, CO 80134

Nat’l Sales Manager





WeatherCall Enterprise uses computerized mapping to eliminate unnecessary notifications. Your business will only be notified when the severe weather-warning polygon includes some portion of the area within your protective zone; this eliminates false alarms. Suspending operations unnecessarily can potentially cost thousands of dollars or more in lost revenue; not protecting the safety of your staff and customers can lead to unnecessary injuries or deaths as well as the possibility of legal ramifications if you decided to take NO action. Every business has different needs when it comes to their severe weather emergency plan. Basic business plans customized with the necessary types of warnings, number of contacts, and warning lead time requirement are available for less than $200 for a full year of service.


BOOTH 501/503/600/602





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 as AlarmPoint Systems, xMatters is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA with European operations based in Woking, U.K. and Asia 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.



650 Park Avenue, Suite 220


King of Prussia, PA 19406







Xtium is the next generation business partner delivering secure, flexible cloud-based solutions that enable business growth. We extend your IT capability by offering enterprise class, fully managed cloud hosting solutions for your network, data and production applications. We are the only business partner that offers certified solutionsfrom Riverbed, SAP, and VMware. We’re also the only partner that can provide your company with onsite disaster recovery and local failover paired with enterprise class cloud infrastructure that completes the trifecta of reliability and scalability for your business. Find out how Xtium can take your business to the next level at www.xtium.com

Spring World Videos

Pre-Conference: BCI Course

BCI Foundation

Duration: 1.5 days / Cost: $795

Saturday, March 29 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

Sunday, March 30 (8.00am – 11.30am)

This course is a basic introduction to the world of Business Continuity (BC). It is designed as a first step for newcomers to the subject of BC and for those for whom BC may be a part of their role or responsibilities who need to have a good understanding of the subject.

It provides the beginner with the basic knowledge and understanding of the building blocks required for developing or maintaining a robust Business Continuity Management (BCM) program and gives those individuals with a BC related role or responsibility a comprehensive overview of the discipline.

This course covers all 6 elements of the BCM Lifecycle and is based on global good practice as described in the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines and the international standard for Business Continuity ISO 22301.

Please note this is not a preparation for the Certification of the BCI Examination. If you wish to train for the exam, please take the BCI Good Practice Guidelines Course.

Pre-Conference: BCI Course


Duration: 1.5 days / Cost: $795

Saturday, March 29 (8.30am-5.00pm)

Sunday, March 30 (8.00am – 11.30am)

Attend this one and 1/2 day workshop and learn how to align your BCM program to the requirements of ISO 22301. Gain an understanding of the key practices of a business continuity management system for organizations of all sizes and the essential elements of the following standards: ISO 22301, ISO 22313, ISO 19011, ISO 17022.

Using the ISO 22301 Maturity Model as a tool for measuring the maturity of business continuity programs, attendees receive an electronic copy of the self-assessment tool as part of the workshop fee. The workshop also includes a review of the ISO 22301 self-declaration of conformity process.

The workshop reviews the following topics:

Part 1: Requirements for a Business Continuity Management System
Part 2: Developing Strategies to Mitigate Risk & Continue Operations
Part 3: BCM Program Implementation
Part 4: Developing a BCM Culture
Part 5: Program Maintenance & Improvement
Part 6: The Role of the Auditor and Understanding the Audit Process

Post-Conference: Certification Training


Duration: 3 days

Cost for Class Only: $2,156 / $2,656 with CBCI Exam post class

Wednesday, April 2 (1.30pm – 5.30pm)

Thursday, April 3 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

Friday, April 4 (8.30 – 5.00pm)

Saturday, April 5 (8.30am – 12.30pm)

Optional CBCI Exam: Saturday, April 5 (1.30pm – 4.30pm)

The BCI Good Practice Guidelines training course is a three day, instructor led class which teaches the methods, techniques and approaches used by Business Continuity professionals worldwide to develop, implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management program and improve organizational resilience, as described in the BCI.

Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) which is aligned to ISO 22301.

This course is designed for those individuals seeking to complement practical experience in Business Continuity (BC) or a related field through some formal training based on the GPG; and for those wishing to achieve an internationally recognized certification in Business Continuity by preparing to take the Certificate of the BCI (CBCI) examination.

Plus optional CBCI examination

Half day, post class

Post-Conference: Specialist Skills Training


Duration: 2 days / Cost: $1,200

Thursday, April 3 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

Friday, April 4 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

This two day course is designed for those BC professionals who are required to undertake a BIA in their organization and are looking to enhance their skills and technique for this essential component of an organization’s Business Continuity Management program.

Post-Conference: Specialist Skills Training


Duration: 2 days / Cost: $1,200

Thursday, April 3 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

Friday, April 4 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

This two day course is designed for senior managers who are responsible for managing an incident at tactical and strategic level or for individuals who are part of the Incident Management Team.

Post-Conference: Specialist Skills Training


Duration: 1 day / Cost: $550

Thursday, April 3 (8.30am – 5.00pm)

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

This one day course is designed for those BC professionals who are tasked with writing Business Continuity plans for their organization. This course gives practical guidance on how to develop and write a set of strategic, tactical and operational BC plans as part of the Incident Response Structure that forms a key part of the BCM Lifecycle.

Spring World 2014

Do You Have A Question or Concern for a CEO, CFO or Other Executive?

DRJ is actively seeking input of questions to be used in our General Session 3, Monday, March 31 at Spring World 2014. This session will feature experts from our Senior Advanced Track in a panel discussion. Attendees of the Senior Advanced Track and those in other tracks will be attending this session together.

The theme for the track is Technology’s Impact on Disaster Recovery and the title for GS-3 is An Expert Review of Technology’s Impact. Experts will be discussing how changing technology and data storage on mobile devices is presenting its own set of challenges. Now is the chance to get your voice heard and present the issues that matter the most to you or your organization.

Bring the team and gain hands-on training in our workshops. Tour the free exhibition hall and discover new products, compare features and network with vendors.

We are seeking questions that encompass more than just basic business continuity information. We want the challenging inquiries – the ones that will make a C-level executive consider new methodologies and forge new ways into the ways we think about business continuity planning. Questions should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Acceptable questions will be forward to the general session panel. Thank you for your assistance in helping us advance the business continuity education process.

Post-Conference Course 1

Certified Business Resilience Auditor

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1695 per person

Presenter: Rick Wellman

Rick Wellman The CBRA (Certified Business Resilience Auditor) 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 2

ICOR's TIFM 1000: Essential Knowledge for Critical Environments

Wed., April 2,, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fri., April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

$1495; DRJ special price $1345 per person

Presenter:Jim Nelson

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Jim Nelson This two-day course covers content necessary to manage and operate a critical environment to avoid unplanned outages caused by equipment failure and human error. The course's audience is those new or those who currently work in critical environments such as data centers, call centers, research &development, university research, hospitals, clean rooms, banking trading floors/environments, broadcasting sites, and manufacturing facilities. TIFM 1000 focuses on creating a base set of knowledge for critical environments and includes a full range of topics:

  • 1000.1 The Evolution of Critical Environments - Philosophy & Lessons Learned
  • 1000.2 Building a Critical Environment - Starting Logic
  • 1000.3 Infrastructure - Uptime Tiering
  • 1000.4 Measuring & Reporting for Successful Capacity Planning
  • 1000.5 Procedures - What Should You Have?
  • 1000.6 Maintenance of Critical Infrastructure
  • 1000.7 Individual Components of a Critical Environment
  • 1000.8 Critical Environments Aesthetics: What a Critical Environment Should Look Like

Participants who successfully complete the practical exam are awarded the Critical Environments Technician Associate (CETA) Certification.

Jim Nelson is the president of Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS), a consulting firm specializing in providing resiliency, business continuity, disaster recovery, management system audits, risk management, data center management, and crisis management consulting. Nelson is also the founder and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR), a non-profit education and credentialing organization that provides professional development, certification, thought-leadership, and the latest in research and industry trends in the disciplines that support organizational resilience.

Post-Conference Course 3

Successfully Conduct Your FIRST BCP/DRP Drill!

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Steve Goldman

Steve Goldman Your 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!
  • Documents you will need
  • Expected problems and their solutions
  • Critique the Drill and still keep your job
  • Using the leverage from this Drill to move onward and upward!
  • 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, 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.

Post-Conference Course 4

Contingency Planning 101: A Course for New Planners

Wed., April 2, 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs., April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

$1495 per person

Presenter: Kelly Okolita

Notice: Registration For This Course Is Closed

Kelly Okolit Can you answer this question? If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn't get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization?

If you have you been recently assigned the responsibility for building a business continuity program for your organization and have no idea where to start, this course is for you. This is not a course about becoming certified in this industry, though we strongly recommend that you seek certification if you plan to stay in this field. This a a practical course on how build a program. It will go step by step through the process of building a program providing attendees with tactical tools to execute each step including a sample program manual and a sample plan document.

Contingency Planning 101 goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master business continuity planner, Attendees receive guidance on each step of the process and learn how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time.

Kelley Okolita currently works as the director of disaster management services for Cambia Health Solutions where she is responsible for managing the business continuity and disaster recovery program for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans across four states - Oregon, Utah, Idaho and Washington.