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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 26, 2017
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Nov. 30, 2017
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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IT Leadership Strategies
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Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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May 31, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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July 11, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Sept. 6, 2018
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Sept. 18, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 3, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Chicago, IL

Oct. 17, 2018
IT Leadership Strategies
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Chicago, IL

Oct. 25, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Nov. 1-2, 2018
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
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Dallas, TX

Nov. 14, 2018
DR/BC - Resilient Infrastructure
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Chicago, IL

Nov. 29, 2018
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Chicago, IL

Dec. 6, 2018
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Chicago, IL

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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity High Availability/Resilient Infrastructure

Strategies and tactics to successfully build a highly available/resilient DR/BC infrastructure

September 10, 2009

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

   

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

The current economy can present all sorts of challenges that IT has to work through including less staff, financial resources and money to spend. At the same time, companies have to make sure that in order to survive, their systems which support IT, are resilient and highly available.

 

Your system crashing is inevitable! Never mind the reason. The goal is to make sure you have an infrastructure that is as resilient as possible so that it can meet business needs in the event of a disaster. There are steps you can take to maximize your availability and prevent significant downtime.

 

The content of this one day conference will help you in determining the right level of availability protection, how to design, implement, test and get management buy-in for a highly reliable network infrastructure.

 

Who Should Attend:


CIOs/VPs/Directors
DR Managers
Infrastructure & Security Managers

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • How to do more with less in challenging times

  • How to design & implement a resilient infrastructure
  • Enterprise involvement and buy-In of the business continuity plan
  • Tools and techniques to be used when implementing a BC/DR plan
  • Shared experiences of how other IT departments are effectively managing DR/BC
  • How to identify and minimize risks to your most business critical-business systems
  • How to make sense of the different high-availability & clustering technologies
  • How to implement effective backup and restore

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Jackson

9:00am-10:00am

Enabling the Resilient Enterprise -- Aligning Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity with Business Objectives

John Jackson, Executive Vice President & Chief Risk Management Officer, Fusion Risk Management, Inc.

Today many corporate IT organizations find their capabilities have become out of sync with the needs of the business. A critical mismatch can exist between the Recovery Point and Recovery Time Objectives as compared to the resources available to meet these objectives. Business leaders and executives may not be fully aware of the risks inherent in their current strategies and infrastructure needed to keep the business running.

 

In this session, attendees will learn a framework approach to develop business-aligned strategy, planning and processes and ensure you have the opportunity to build and maintain what the business needs and expects.

 

Topics covered will include:

  • Evaluating recovery objectives vs. recovery capabilities

  • Measuring and prioritizing risk the business chooses to address vs. risk it chooses to accept

  • Effectively communicating risk to business leaders and senior executives

  • Determining whether your Data Center and Disaster Recovery strategy can support current needs and future growth

  • Developing a business-aligned multi-year strategic roadmap

  • Developing and presenting the business case to achieve the capabilities necessary to meet business needs.

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Schulman

10:30am-11:30am

How to Determine Which Data Protection Options Best Support Your Resiliency Efforts

Ros Schulman, CBCP, Senior Line Manager, Data Protection, Hitachi Data Systems

Availability of critical business systems is dependent on the availability of data.  There are many technologies that can help you, but at times it can be confusing as to the benefits of each and how they apply to your organization.

 

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What data needs to be protected against
  • How to apply different levels of protection to different data
  • How to address issues of complexity when protecting data
  • How to assess the risks of your data
  • How to apply metrics to your data protection
  • How to better understand which technologies are the best fit for your organization

Kwong

11:30am-12:30pm

Building the Resilient/Highly Available Infrastructure: How to Design, Implement and Manage

Fred Kwong, Ph.D., Network and Distributed Security Technology, GITO, large financial institution

Every day it becomes even more important for an organizationís IT infrastructure to respond and adapt quickly to business needs.  Taking it a step further, the IT infrastructure must be highly available and fully redundant in the event of unforeseen disasters.  IT infrastructures have evolved with different technologies to be more efficient and in many cases more complex.  Paradoxically, the more complex systems have become, the more they can actually undermine efforts to achieve high availability. 

 

In this session attendees will learn: 

  • Steps to make your complex IT infrastructure highly available

  • How to design your infrastructure from beginning to end

  • An understanding of the different levels of high availability and which one is sufficient for your organizationís needs

  • Pitfalls to avoid when designing your infrastructure

  • How to manage and troubleshoot any challenges that may occur

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Sumar

1:30pm-2:30pm

Virtualization in a Redundant/Highly Available Environment: The Tradeoffs

Annur Sumar, Sr. Infrastructure Architect, Duff & Phelps, LLC

Many claim that there are inherent advantages in utilizing virtualization in a disaster recovery environment.  But what are they and is there a trade-off between increased potential security threats/increased management and complexity versus a more efficient DR environment?

 

In this session attendees will learn:

  • What are the cost comparisons or financial tradeoffs when moving to a highly available/resilient environment? (ie. Servers are being consolidated, but does this outweigh the additional storage/SAN space needed for the highly available environment?)
  • Can money be conserved in a testing environment and does this outweigh the production investment in virtualization technologies?

  • Is there staff and personnel savings along with time and money in this environment?

  • What pitfalls should your teams be aware of?

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Freedman

3:00pm-4:00pm

Covering Your Apps:  Protecting and Prioritizing Your Mission Critical Applications in a Disaster

Avi Freedman, VP Cloud Services, ServerCentral

A typical organization has thousands of Windows applications, each with many single points of failure (SPOF).  This presentation will address options for application availability, along with how to prioritize your applications for recovery following a disaster.  To evaluate the right solution,  organizations need to identify their mission critical applications, analyze the business impact of downtime, and set specific recovery time objectives. Next, they need to balance cost v. availability to design disaster recovery architectures that are appropriate for each application tier.  Using real world failure statistics, this presentation will address best practices for application availability and disaster recovery.

 

Susina

Roseman

Nootens

Conlee

4:00pm-5:00pm

Todayís Climate: How to Justify Funds for Your High Availability Environment

(panel discussion) 

Moderator: 
Steve Susina, Director of Marketing, Laurus Technologies

Panelists:
Jeff Roseman, Director, IS Infrastructure, Patterson Medical
John Nootens, Director, Networking, American Medical Association
Keith Conlee, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage
and other enterprise IT management

In an effort to navigate through the current economy, many organizations are slashing costs across the board.  Is this the best approach when data is the lifeblood of your business? An added challenge is that no one can predict when a disaster will occur.  Although DR/BC funds should be a top priority, the reality is that many projects are competing for limited a limited IT budget. In DR/BC it can be difficult to prove ROI with absolute certainly.  There does not appear to be an obvious correlation between money invested and dollars earned. As a DR/BC professional, you know that the ROI is not having the business go under. However, you must be able to justify the dollar investment or the project will not move forward. 

 

In this session, you will learn sound strategies and tactics that will help you with these challenges from seasoned IT DR/BC professionals.


Conference price: $249 per person.


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)≤, Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.