Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity - Resilient Infrastructure

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

September 4, 2014

9:00am-5:00pm

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

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

Overview

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:

  • IT Resiliency – How to Design and Leverage for Competitive Advantage

  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – Enabling Business Resiliency on Campus

  • How to Refine Your Plan in the New Age of Cyber-Threats: Technology, Physical Security and Business Continuity

  • Infrastructure Testing: How to Design and Enforce the Plan

  • Cloud Recovery: How to Integrate Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery into your Company’s Existing Business Continuity Strategy

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

Conference Program

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

 

9:00am-10:00am

IT Resiliency – How to Design and Leverage for Competitive Advantage

 

The current economic climate consists of a highly competitive, 24/7 world of customer demand which affects delivery and global supply chains. If your organization cannot deliver to its customers, the customers can easily find new vendors. This dependence on technology has increased the business risks related to even to minimal service interruptions.
In this session, attendees will learn the basic framework to quantify operational risk, evaluate resiliency scenarios, identify the best solutions, and justify the investment needed.






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

Vonder Heide

10:30am-11:30am

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – Enabling Business Resiliency on Campus

Ann Simmons – Program Manager, Loyola University Chicago
Dan Vonder Heide – Director, Infrastructure Services, Loyola University Chicago

Throughout the past two years, Loyola University Chicago has invested significantly in both the personnel and capital resources needed to establish an enterprise-wide business continuity and disaster recovery strategy. We'll review the process from concept to implementation -- touching on senior leadership support, governance and funding, design and execution, and documentation and testing -- detailing those components that were most successful and sharing suggestions on opportunities for improvement. It is our hope this session will provide the insight that can help you take better control of your disaster preparedness.






 

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Refine Your Plan in the New Age of Cyber-Threats: Technology, Physical Security and Business Continuity

 

Threats to the infrastructure are coming faster than ever before. These threats not only wreak havoc on your systems but also on your planning. How should you prepare ahead of time to manage these threats and how does this affect your BCDR planning?
In this session, attendees will learn how to refine their plan in the age of Cyber-Threats.







12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Infrastructure Testing: How to Design and Enforce the Plan

 

Infrastructure testing is a key component to increasing a firm’s confidence in their recovery capabilities. In this session, learn the important elements of planning and executing successful business continuity infrastructure testing. Attendees will be provided with a framework that addresses the key elements to developing a successful testing program that will benefit your organization.





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

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Recovery: How to Integrate Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery into your Company’s Existing Business Continuity Strategy

 

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.







Bradford

4:00pm-5:00pm

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

Panelist:
Bill Bradford, VP, IT, Akorn Pharmaceuticals
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?

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: $279.00 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.