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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

9:00am-5:00pm

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

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Bio

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 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

Conference Program

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

Williams

9:00am-10:00am

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

Gill

10:30am-11:30am

Preventing Data Center Disasters: How Resilient Are You?

Scott A. Gill, Solution Architect Manager, Agilysys

Aspects of Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity are constantly changing due to the dynamic and challenging times the world as a whole is facing. How do you ensure that your DR/BC plan can address the changes you and your organization are constantly faced with on a daily basis? How can you make sure your infrastructure can support today’s climate in the event of a disaster and future unforeseen disasters?

In this session attendees will:

  • 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

Nootens

11:30am-12:30pm

Prioritizing Critical Applications: How to Determine Which Applications Are Most Important During a Disaster

John Nootens, Director Networking Systems, American Medical Association

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-2:30pm

 Cloud 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 innovation.

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

 

Pressman

3:00pm-4:00pm

SLAs & Resiliency: What You Should Expect from Your Suppliers in the Event of a Disaster

Jack Pressman, Managing Principal & CTO, CDGI

With the increased interested in Cloud Computing, SLAs take on an even greater importance. SLAs are defined in a couple of ways from the enterprise’s perspective. What can the IT department expect from their suppliers? And what can the extended enterprise expect from IT? The goal of your vendor relationships is to save you during a disaster so operations remain either uninterrupted or with minimal interruption.

But how do you go about defining what you need and what should you expect from your suppliers? How do you ensure quality services to the rest of the enterprise?

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to define SLAs from their suppliers
  • How these SLAs translate into business requirements that IT can meet for the extended enterprise
  • What should happen when SLAs are not met by the suppliers
  • How will cloud computing make SLAs even more important
  • How to implement Service Level Management
    • Availability
    • Measurement
    • Performance
    • Reporting
    • Security
    • Service Support
    • Service Level Agreements


Collyard

Nootens

Sumar

Sullivan

4:00pm-5:00pm

Executive Commitment: How to Get What You Need from Upper Management to Support Your Resiliency Efforts (panel)

Moderator:
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.

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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.