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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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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

April 25, 2013

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

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:

  • Operational Resilience: How to Build the Foundation for Enterprise Success

  • Data and Metrics: How to Leverage These to Articulate the Value of DR/BC Planning to the Business

  • How to Design Your Infrastructure and Policies to Avoid Data Center Disasters

  • Strategies To Plan & Implement A Successful BC Simulation

  • Cloud Recovery: How to Effectively Leverage the Cloud for Business Continuance

  • How to Get Executive Management Buy-In in Your DR/BC Infrastructure Planning

Conference Program

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

Jimenez

9:00am-10:00am

Operational Resilience: How to Build the Foundation for Enterprise Success

Alberto Jimenez, CBCP, PMP - Advisory Services Principal, and Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Practice Lead, Datalink

How do you make the organization more resilient? Many IT DR/BC professionals are constantly facing this conundrum. How do you involve other IT and non IT areas to help bolster resilience for the enterprise?

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Build a foundation that includes business continuity management, information security, and IT operations
  • Drive operational resilience
  • Identify measureable improvements
  • Leverage all of this for greater certainty, decreased risk and better managing expenditures
  • How to leverage BI to drive the decisions necessary for the recovery

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

Chapa

10:30am-11:30am

Data and Metrics: How to Leverage These to Articulate the Value of DR/BC Planning to the Business

David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, EVault

How do you articulate the value of DR/BC Planning to executive management? How do you bridge the gap between technology-speak and business-speak so that both parties understand the role of IT in planning for and preventing a disaster? One way of accomplishing this is by leveraging visuals.

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage data, metrics and dashboards to prove the value of your planning. By placing these in the hands of executive management you will be able to articulate the value in terms they can understand.

Giden

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Design Your Infrastructure and Policies to Avoid Data Center Disasters

Ken Giden, Senior Manager, Capacity Optimization Technology, Hitachi Data Systems

In the best of times a data center glitch can be a huge problem. But in a challenging economic environment the problem will be exacerbated. ITís response within the first fifteen minutes after an event can have a huge impact to operations continuity of the organization. How should you plan and respond in this environment?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to be even more vigilant
  • How to implement metrics for efficiency
  • How to cross train staff to understand the plan
  • How to mitigate unforced errors

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Niser

1:30pm-2:30pm

Strategies To Plan & Implement A Successful BC Simulation

Paul Niser, VP, Information Technology, Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P.

Business Continuity Simulations are a key component to increasing a firmís confidence in their recovery capabilities. In this session, Paul details the important elements of planning and executing successful business continuity simulations. He will detail the key elements to developing a successful simulation program that benefit your organization.

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

Chapa

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Recovery: How to Effectively Leverage the Cloud for Business Continuance

David A. Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, EVault

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 Ė outage can actually be twice as long as it is perceived to be

In this session attendees will learn how to avoid pitfalls and leverage the cloud for effective disaster recovery/business continuity.

Hueneke

Crepeau

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Get Executive Management Buy-In for Your DR/BC Infrastructure Planning

Moderator: David Klauser, RSM, Dot Hill
Speakers will include:
Fernando Martinez, IT Director, Systems and Data Center Services, University of Chicago
Christopher Hueneke, IT Security & Network Engineering Manager, Ace Hardware
Paul Crepeau, Disaster Recovery Manager, US Cellular
Dave Hodgson, IT Infrastructure Manager, Sparton Corporation
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.

In this session attendees will learn from a panel of seasoned DR/BC professionals as to how they win the fight for funding by being able to articulate the business reasons and why the project should take priority over other IT projects.


Conference Price: $269.00 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.