Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity - Resilient Infrastructure

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

April 9, 2015

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

With the ever increasing dependencies of your enterprise on the IT infrastructure, it is essential that IT departments have a plan to deal with natural and manmade disasters, as well as threats from outside hackers and malcontent employees.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • How to Optimize the Value of Service-Centric Approach to IT Disaster Recovery

  • Business Resilience: How to Mature Your Capability from Disaster Recovery to Operational Resiliency

  • Preventing the Breach: How to Leverage Technology to Integrate Security, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

  • How to Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of Data Protection

  • Modernizing the Data Center - Five Tips for Enhanced Data Center Availability

  • Panel Discussion: How to Deliver Risk Intelligence to Senior Leadership for DR/BC Planning

Conference Program

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

Sumar

9:00am-10:00am

How to Optimize the Value of Service-Centric Approach to IT Disaster Recovery

Annur Sumar, Solutions Director, Concurrency

In this session attendees will learn how to structure a tiered approach to business continuity/disaster recovery where business IT services are provided a quantifiable level of recovery protection appropriate for the business impact of each area. Guidance will be provided as to which types of technologies are appropriate for the specific services.








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

Syed

10:30am-11:30am

Business Resilience: How to Mature Your Capability from Disaster Recovery to Operational Resiliency

Nisar Syed, Senior Manager, Technology, AIM Specialty Health

Business resilience is the next step forward from continuity. Resilience must encompass business as well as IT operations. It can be thought of as spanning six specific areas: strategy, enterprise, processes, data and applications, technology, facilities and security.

In this session, attendees will learn how to take their respective organizations from continuity to resiliency including the unique implications of managing each of the areas mentioned above.







Jensen

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Avoid the 7 Deadly Sins of Data Protection

Joel Jensen, Data Protection Systems Consultant, Dell Software

In this session attendees will learn steps they can take to methods that can use to effectively prioritize backup and protect critical applications. Specific guidance will be given as to how practitioners can and should avoid the pitfalls of data protection.






12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Russell

1:30pm-2:30pm

Big Data Overload - Strategies for Effective Data Backup in the Wake of Disruptive Technologies

Kevin Russell, Vice-President, System Engineering, NORAM, ExaGrid Systems, Inc.

Given the influx of huge amounts of data being generated, it is essential to have strategies in place to effectively backup and protect the data.

In this session, Kevin Russell, an experienced technologist will discuss how to design your architecture to support these new technologies and protect your organization's most crucial asset - it's data!







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

Shea

3:00pm-4:00pm

Modernizing the Data Center - Five Tips for Enhanced Data Center Availability

Patrick Shea, Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

In this session, attendee will how they should refine their DR/BC plans with the changes inherent in modernizing the data center.  Several steps will be provided that the attendees can put to work immediately.









Sumar

Hsiang

Robin

Puce

Crepeau

4:00pm-5:00pm

Panel Discussion: How to Deliver Risk Intelligence to Senior Leadership for DR/BC Planning

Moderator:
Annur Sumar, Solutions Director, Concurrency
Panelists:
Victor Hsiang, CISO, GATX
Eric Robin, Manager, DR/BC, IT QA & Process Improvement, Astellas
Carlos Puce, Disaster Recovery Specialist, Northwestern Medicine
Paul A. Crepeau, Disaster Recovery Manager, U.S. Cellular
and other professionals from IT departments sharing experiences and lessons learned

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? How can you leverage Risk Intelligence to move your plan forward?

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: $289.00 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.