Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity – Resilient Infrastructure


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


May 12, 2020




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

What You Will Learn


In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Value of Investment – Balancing Data Corruption, Disaster Recovery, and Cost
  • Cyber Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches
  • Reducing the Cost of DR and Lowering Your Risk Profile
  • Cloud Architecture: DR in the Cloud, DC Failover in Near Real Time
  • Returning Value to The Business Through Resilient Infrastructure
  • Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (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.


Virtual Conference Program

9:15am-10:15am: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity – How Should You Modify Your Plan During a Pandemic


An Interview with John Jordan, GM, BetterWorld Technology


As we all know, everything is different now. Working from home has become mandatory, but we still need to make sure our processes are followed and our supply chain functions to keep business open.


In this session, we will interview John Jordan, GM, BetterWorld Technology.  John has extensive experience leading IT and business initiatives.


Attendees will walk away with practical BC/DR advice that they can put to work immediately.


Jordan       Horwich

10:15am -10:45am: Sponsor & Networking Break

10:45am-11:45am: Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization


Pat Cannon, Vice President, Technical Solutions, US Signal


Data Center modernization is a journey that begins with a clear vision and strong leadership. Technology leaders of today are challenged with identifying and executing a strategy that reduces complexity and costs, while increasing InfoSec and Data Protection postures. Learn how to leverage a Service Portfolio in support of this vision and create a winning framework for success.



12:00pm-1:00pm: How the Pandemic Changed BCP Planning


Dean Sharp, Global Security Architect Manpower




1:00pm – 2:00pm Is Your Data Protection Strategy Fit for an All Cloud World?


Chadd Kenney, VP & Chief Technologist, Clumio


Enterprises today are awash in cloud-first strategies. Global events have accelerated this phenomenon with a majority of the population working from home. In the process, enterprise data continues to disperse among hybrid and public clouds. Significant growth in the already strong usage of SaaS applications is another driver of data dispersion. In this all cloud world, the responsibility for data protection lies with the customer, not the cloud provider. The result has been a dramatic increase of the complexity of data protection and the attack surface for threats like ransomware and data loss.


What does this mean to you and your business as you head cloud first – but knowing data protection is not something you can leave to chance?



Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the data protection, security and compliance challenges in this brave new world
  • Learn what to look for and look out for as you build your data protection strategy and define requirements
  • Discover how SaaS and the cloud can be harnessed to address data protection in an all cloud world



2:00pm-2:30pm: Sponsor & Networking Break

2:30pm-3:30pm: Cloud Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches


Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech


Seasoned practitioners are aware that BC/DR practices can reduce the cost of cyber breaches. But breaches will still occur and they will happen with greater frequency. How do you leverage all that DR/BC can offer to reduce the risk and mitigate the effects?


In this session attendees will learn:

  • How DR/BC teams can work together more effectively to plan for a breach
  • How you can improve recovery times from a breach
  • How to strengthen the resiliency of your infrastructure to reduce the risk if these incidents


In this session, regular CAMP IT speaker, Annur Sumar will detail tips to get through this crisis as it relates to your organization’s BC/DR planning.




3:30pm-4:20pm: How Organizations are Adapting Their BC/DR Plans During this Crisis


Andres Jara, Director Of Business Development, Netrality
Dan Olbur, MBA, CBCP, MBCI, Manager, Crisis Management and Business Continuity, Gallagher
James Gorman, CTO/CISO, BetterWorld Technology
Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX
Dmitry Shub, CISO, City of Evanston
Kevin McGregor, Disaster Recovery Manager – Americas Business & Technology Resilience, Aon
and other BC/DR practitioners sharing their experiences


Gorman     Hsiang         Shub        McGregor     Olbur      Jara


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 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.