Conferences that solve current IT challenges
Enterprise Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity -
Designing the Resilient Infrastructure
Strategies to help design, implement and manage disaster recovery and business continuity framework to protect your organization's core IT assets, people, and processes
April 7, 2011
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
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
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:
Infrastructure & Security Managers
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- How to implement a comprehensive risk management strategy to support the needs of the enterprise
- How proper BCM can be a key component of an enterprise’s risk management framework
- How to understand the needs of various internal customers/stakeholders
- How to improve overall business resiliency
- How to minimize impact to your organization’s
- How to test and implement the plan
- How to measure effectiveness through SLAs
- How to minimize gaps between recovery capabilities and enterprise requirements
- How to handle crisis management
- How to justify investments to achieve 100% availability
- How to gain commitment for your plan from management
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
Mitigating Risk: How an Effective Enterprise Risk Management Framework can Improve the Outcome of Your DR/BC Planning
Brett Williams, Principal, SunGard Availability Services
Catastrophes over the last several years have
caused most organizations to reassess their
investments in Disaster Recovery and Business
Continuity Planning. Some organizations may have
overspent while others may have invested too
little. By taking a risk-management approach to
business continuity planning, IT professionals
can determine what minimum countermeasures and
response procedures are vital to meet your
organization's business needs.
This session will help attendees insure that their investment in countermeasures and response procedures is correctly aligned with the potential impact of catastrophic disasters or disruption.
Topics covered that will be covered include:
- How to design an effective risk management framework in the context of business continuity planning
- How to apply a business impact analysis (BIA)
- How to use the results of the BIA to understand where your dollars should be spent
- How to determine the ROI to management to justify the right amount of investment for your DR/BC plan
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
Scott A. Gill, Solution Architect Manager, Agilysys
- Gain a solid understanding of ‘Resilient Architectures’
- Learn how to get management buy-in to support resilient architectures
- How to modify your DR/BC plan to support resiliency
- How to refine your IT infrastructure for today’s/tomorrow’s potential disasters
Prioritizing Critical Applications: How to Determine Which Applications Are Most Important During a Disaster
The applications are clearly vital to a business holding its own during a disaster. With a highly available infrastructure supporting your mission critical applications you increase the likelihood that all those applications will keep business operations steady during a disaster. But in the event that you have to make a choice, how do you identify and prioritize the top applications that are needed for your business to survive.
In this session, attendees will learn a methodology to evaluate each application and identify all available information necessary for a prioritized critical application recovery.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm-2:30pmCloud Computing: How to Leverage Current Trends and Technology to Improve Resiliency
Janson Hoambrecker, Director of Incubation Services, i365
Cloud computing has many benefits for the
enterprise including reduced cost, increased
storage, higher automation, flexibility, and
mobility. It also allows IT to shift focus to
In this session attendees will learn best practices of integrating cloud/hosted offerings into an existing network to provide superior performance and data protection. Attendees will learn how to leverage the above benefits for greater resiliency planning.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
SLAs & Resiliency: What You Should Expect from Your Suppliers in the Event of a Disaster
Jack Pressman, Managing Principal & CTO, CDGI
How to implement Service Level
- Service Support
- Service Level Agreements
Dave Kluger, Principal Technology Architect, StorCOM
Panelists will include:
Greg Collyard, CBCP, Business Continuity Officer, Wells Fargo Funds Management Group
John Nootens, Director Networking Systems, American Medical Association
Steve Sullivan, Director, IT - Information Security Officer, Central DuPage Hospital
Annur Sumar, Vice President, IT, Duff & Phelps
In this session, a panel of enterprise IT/DR professionals will share their experiences with getting buy-in from management. Content that will be covered includes:
- Discussion of major catalysts that force management to buy-in to the plan
- How to work through the challenge if management does not understand their role.
- What can you do to make sure you get management commitment and ensure that you do not lose the commitment?
- What should you do if disaster recovery loses priority among other projects?
- How to fight for funding
- How should you prioritize items in your DR/BC plan if budget is limited?
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.
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.