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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Enterprise Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity - 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

September 6, 2012

9:00am-5:00pm

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

Bios

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

Overview

Economic survival and sustainability is a shared concern among many top executives. This leads to increased emphasis on recovery/continuity of operations and data. What should you be doing differently in this economic climate to adhere to enterprise wide goals?

In this one day conference attendees will learn how they may need to tweak their approach given current company challenges.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Managing Reputational Risk: How to Leverage IT Strategy & IT Infrastructure

  • Business Guidance: How to Leverage Infrastructure Metrics to Drive Your Decision Making

  • DR/BC and the Cloud: How to Determine the Effectiveness of Recovery in the Cloud

  • Data Center Threats: How to Reduce the Risk to Your Infrastructure

  • Big Data: How Should Your DR/BC Plan Evolve

  • How to Connect with C-Level Executives to Drive Forward Your DR/BC Plan

Conference Program

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

Sharp

9:00am-10:00am

Managing Reputational Risk: How to Leverage IT Strategy & IT Infrastructure

Dean Sharp, Environment Architect, Large CPG Company

As a DR/BC professional one of your main responsibilities is managing risk of infrastructure, people, processes, partners, customers, and ultimately your organization's reputation.

In this session, attendees will learn how unplanned downtime, security breaches and even a maintenance updates can affect your organization's reputation.

Attendees will walk away with steps that they can take to mitigate the risk in an event of a disaster.

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

Sharp

10:30am-11:30am

Business Guidance: How to Leverage Infrastructure Metrics to Drive Your Decision Making

Dean Sharp, Environment Architect, Large CPG Company

A key component of business continuity management is measuring the performance of the program. Top BC/DR professionals regularly perform a review of ongoing business processes to ensure they are meeting company objectives. In most business continuity management activities, a management review and assessment process must be performed.

In this session attendees will learn a series of metrics for their infrastructure and how to make sense of those results to management.

Areas that will be covered include recovery metrics on the following:

  • Data
  • Server
  • Data Network
  • Voice infrastructure
  • Hot site activation

Goetz 

11:30am-12:30pm

DR/BC and the Cloud: How to Determine the Effectiveness of Recovery in the Cloud

Dan Goetz, Service Delivery Engineer, UbiStor, Inc.

Moving data and applications into the cloud can create great efficiencies for enterprises. But going down this path can also add complexity in disaster recovery/business continuity initiatives.

Recent industry studies conclude that organizations face the following challenges in a cloud environment:

  • The ability to control failovers and make resources more highly available
  • Backup being hampered by resource and storage constraints
  • Too many tools, too little control
  • Downtime perception gap outage can actually be twice as long as it is perceived to be

Areas that will be covered include:
Data Center Infrastructure, Data Backup, Redundancy of Network and Hardware, Overall Processes, Change and Problem Management, Information Security, etc.

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Giden

1:30pm-2:30pm

Data Center Threats: How to Reduce the Risk to Your Infrastructure

Ken Giden, Product Manager, Capacity Optimization, Hitachi Data Systems

Many organizations have invested a tremendous amount of time, energy and money into their data centers. As data is the lifeblood of any business it is essential that the data center is running optimally. To insure this, organizations must understand the risks and threats that can cause a disaster. By understanding these risks, organizations can better adapt to meet business demands.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Reduce risks and threats thereby increasing the availability and efficiency of your data center
  • Lessen costs of running the data center
  • Take immediate action for the individual key components of the data center by reducing threats to each

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

Chen

3:00pm-4:00pm

Big Data: How Should Your DR/BC Plan Evolve

Jack Chen, Systems Engineer - Storage, Dell

Big Data is the result of everything being captured, monitored and measured. The challenge is that data is being created faster than current technologies can store, process and manage it. Because of this there has been a huge increase of unstructured data, which according to industry analysts, equates to 80% of new data we must manage.

Given the disruptive nature of Big Data, what can we do to manage this effectively for our respective organizations?

In this session, attendees will learn a series of steps that they can take to accomplish this feat.




McWilliams

Kocinski

Bierdz

Burr

Palla

Alam

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Connect with C-Level Executives to Drive Forward Your DR/BC Plan

Moderator:
Shawn McWilliams, Regional Director, Coraid
Panelists:
Joe Kocinski, Data Center Services Manager, Ace Hardware Corporation
Philip Bierdz, Manager, Infrastructure, Riverside Medical Center
Frank Burr, CIO/CSO, Catholic Charities
Kiran Palla, Sr. Manager, IT Risk & Cost Optimization, GITO, DeVry Inc.
Reshad Alam, IT Risk Management, Regal Beloit
and other professionals from IT departments

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.
Before you ask for that investment you need to have solid relationships with the executives you plan on approaching. How should you start building and/or strengthening those relationships?

In this session attendees will learn from a panel of seasoned DR/BC professionals as to how they built relationships that accelerated their approval for funding.


Conference Price: $259.00 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.