Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity – Resilient Infrastructure


Strategies to help protect and recover your organization’s most critical data.


November 10, 2021


9:00am-4:00pm CDT; 10:00am-5:00pm EDT


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


Conference location: ONLINE 




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:

  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity – How Should You Modify Your Plan During a Pandemic
  • Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization
  • How the Pandemic Changed BCP Planning
  • Is Your Data Protection Strategy Fit for an All Cloud World?
  • Cloud Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches
  • How Organizations are Adapting Their BC/DR Plans During this Crisis (panel discussion)

Conference Price: $0.00 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)², Inc.

9:00am-10:00am:  Cloud Architecture: DR in the Cloud, DC Failover in Near Real Time


Annur Sumar, Chief Technology Officer, Maetech


Content that will be covered:

  • New DR trends
  • How to make DR easier
  • How to encourage the business to pay for DR and what should be encompassed
  • Moving DR into the cloud





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


10:30am-11:30am: Refining Your DR Plan During Challenging Times


Steven P. Bloom, Director – Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities, a division of Amerimark Interactive

Nisar Syed, Director of Operations & Infrastructure – IT, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business


Two distinguished IT leaders will share their strategies for refining their Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity plan in dynamic times.


Bloom            Syed


11:30am-12:30pm:  Building Operational Resilience in a Chaotic Environment


Wes Loeffler, Senior Product Manager, Archer


Coinciding regulations and threats from the pandemic and cyber disruptions have pressured organizations to evolve from being recoverable to embracing operational resilience. Regulatory guidelines have been issued around the globe – beginning in the United Kingdom and spreading to the European Union, Australia, Canada, the United States, and more. This session will provide best practices for instituting an operational resilience framework in your organization.


In this session attendees will learn:

  • How global regulations are reshaping business resilience
  • Key industry trends and metrics driving operational resilience
  • Proper steps for building operational resilience
  • Deadlines for complying with regulations





12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch Break


1:30pm-2:30pm: Where to Start When You Don’t Have a Formal DR/BC Plan


Shad Stark, Director of IT Infrastructure & Operations, Palmer College of Chiropractic


Whether you are newbie or an experienced BC/DR professional, learn strategies that Shad Stark is using to build his organization’s plan in this Q&A format.




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


3:00pm-4:00pm: Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (panel discussion)


Moderated by:

Annur Sumar, Chief Technology Officer, Maetech


Panelists include:

Patrick Kinard, Sr. Enterprise Server Operations Manager, Chicago Public Schools

Humza Yasin, Senior Managing Director, Dallas College
Jeff Roseman, Group Vice President, Information Technology, Marmon Foodservice Technologies


In this session attendees will learn how to better set expectations with the business by getting ahead of the curve with a BC/DR first mentality towards every initiative.


Areas that will be covered:

  • How to start with a BC/DR first mentality
  • How to review the plan with the business
  • Adjusting for new business application priorities
  • How the teams should respond together in the wake of a disaster




Sumar          Kinard        Yasin          Roseman


Conference Price: $0.00 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)², Inc.



As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the breaks, you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.