Speakers at the Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
Designing the Resilient Infrastructure Conference

Greg Collyard

Greg Collyard has been the Business Continuity Officer for the Wells Fargo Funds Management Group (Mutual Fund Management and Distribution) since 2005. Greg has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for the development of the business and technology recovery planning for Funds Management and is a Certified Business Continuity Professional. He is also the current president of the Business Recovery Planners Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (www.brpasw.com), an organization for professionals with interest in disaster recovery, business continuity, contingency planning, emergency management or related fields

Scott Gill

Scott Gill is a Solutions Architect and Manager for Agilysys in the Central region. He uses his broad range of operational experience to provide practical data center architecture and planning services in a variety of vertical markets. His data center experience has delivered true value in dozens of Fortune 100 companies in the Midwest, saving money and improving quality. Scott has a BS in Computer Information Systems and is ITIL certified, with over 17 years of Enterprise level IT experience. He served as a Director of IT Operations for a $1.2B Healthcare organization, and has managed data centers and IT Operations in China, France, Germany, and the UK. He has also launched several startups including an ASP and a data center managed services provider.

Jason Hoambrecker
Jason Hoambrecker is the Director of Incubation Services at i365.

John Nootens

Mr. Nootens has worked on the systems and support end of IT his whole career.  From mainframes and their SNA network of controllers and terminals, through the first PCs and island LANs, on thru bridged/brouted/routed local area networks and WANs.  With significant concentration in Networking, Security, Operations, Network and Application Performance and Capacity Planning, John has become and expert in High Availability, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. With a unique ability to understand and explain highly technical concepts in order to achieve efficient, effective decisions on the use of that technology. John has been able to help major corporations see the big picture in the use of technology to solve their business needs.

Jack Pressman

Mr. Pressman has over 25 years of experience in designing and deploying advanced IT projects. He has a Bachelors degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering.
Mr. Pressman has been designing and building mission critical IT facilities and wide area networks for the past over 15 years. He was the Technology Architect for the new Chicago Police Headquarters, the Chicago Police Wide Area Network, the Ford Supplier Campus (Chicago), the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Intermodal (Joliet) and the DuPage National Technology Park (West Chicago).
Mr. Pressman has extensive industry experience in enterprise-wide Business Continuity and Disaster / Workplace Recovery Plan implementation. Mr. Pressman is currently CDGI’s technology architect for developing over 1,500,000 SF of Tier 3 / Tier 3+ data center, collocation and disaster / workplace recovery facilities in conjunction with deploying a secure private 10 / 40 GbE optical network throughout North America.

Steve Sullivan

Steve Sullivan is the Director of Information Technology and Chief Security Officer for Central DuPage Hospital located in Winfield, IL, with convenient care centers and physician offices throughout DuPage County. Central DuPage Hospital is the third largest employer in DuPage County and has been named as a Top 100 Most Wired and Wireless Hospital by Hospital & Health Networks. Steve's role and responsibilities encompass information security, business continuity and disaster recovery. His broad background includes over 20 years in the IT industry from computer/software sales, technical support, programming, product development, change management, project management, IT team management and regulatory compliance issues regarding JCAHO, HIPAA and PCI.

Brett Williams
Brett is a Principal at SunGard and leads the Chicago consulting practice. Brett is responsible for overseeing enterprise resiliency and technical architecture projects across the Midwest, which includes developing risk mitigation strategies. Brett has over sixteen years’ experience providing business continuity and risk management services to Fortune 1000 companies. Prior to SunGard, Brett was a Director at Protiviti Inc., and Experienced Manager at Arthur Andersen LLP, providing similar services.