Changes are coming to Fall World 2013!DRJ is improving the best conference in the industry by revamping tracks and changing our venue! Our conferences have always been excellent, but now they will be even better – offering more value and information for all attendees.
DRJ is improving the best conference in the industry by revamping tracks and changing our venue! We continually evolve our conferences to address the most pressing issues, cover the most relevant topics and bring you the best information from the industry’s most revered experts.
DRJ is improving the best conference in the industry by revamping tracks and changing our venue! Our conferences have always been excellent, but now they will be even better – offering more value and information for all attendees.
The 2013 Continuity Insights Management Conference, April 22-24, 2013, is less than three weeks away, and the team at Continuity Insights is gearing up for an exciting lineup of thought leaders, original content and recognized vendors.
The conference lineup includes three plenary sessions:
- In “The New Crisis Of Cyber Warfare — Are You Under Attack?” presented by David Chalk, Entrepreneur, Technology Expert and Visionary, Chalk will give attendees a clear picture of the current state of cyber warfare, and empower them to take the steps necessary to prepare for, and recover from, a cyberattack.
- In “Shots Fired: Managing The Operational Risk Of An Active Shooter Incident,” presented by Steven M. Crimando, MA, BCETSETSETS, CHS-V, Principal, Behavioral Science Applications, Crimando will give a candid presentation about the evolution of the active shooter threat, and introduce a comprehensive approach to active shooter prevention, response and recovery.
- To round out the plenary lineup, “From EF3 To FOB (Freight On Board) In 33 Days: Resilience At Spirit AeroSystems,” presented by Scott Norlin, BCM Program Manager, Spirit AeroSystems and Damian Walch, Director, Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte, Norlin and Walch will share the feel-good business continuity story of the year — detailing how a disaster that could have easily disrupted operations was handled efficiently.
In addition to plenary sessions, the conference’s breakout sessions will detail how companies and organizations can better handle IT risks, crisis management, social media, pandemics, day-to-day decision making, and more. The pre- and post-conference workshops will offer an in-depth look at topics including BCI best practices and how to ensure a successful BIA, among others.
Do you have a business continuity conundrum of your own? If so, there’s good news: The popular “Ask The Experts” track is back, giving attendees the chance to present their problems, challenges and questions to the panel of experts, who will then provide real-world solutions.
After being on your toes, it’s important to kick up your heels. Therefore, the conference will also offer a number of relaxed events, including a welcome reception, a “Zoofari” celebration at the San Diego Zoo, a silent auction, and the Continuity Cares community service project (to be held at the San Diego Food Bank).
Please visit http://www.cimanagementconference.com/ for more information, including a detailed agenda. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Jonna Mayberry, Continuity Insights’ editor, at Jonnatha.Mayberry@advantagemedia.com!
Certified practitioners are invaluable to the business continuity industry. DRJ recognizes this and is extending an invitation to all certified individuals to attend Spring World ’13 in Orlando, FL, March 17-20, 2013 at a special 10% discount!
Disaster Recovery Journal’s Spring World 2013 Features Exclusive Senior Advanced Track, March 17-20, 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
The BCM World Conference and Exhibition is the premier event in the global industry calendar featuring a vibrant Conference that is explicitly structured to provide value for all levels of business continuity experience – from the newcomer to the seasoned practitioner, November 7-8, 2012 in London, England.
In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, October 29-30, 2012 at The Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City, Continuity Insights asks presenters about their chosen topics, critical business continuity skills, how prepared we can be, which famous person would have made a good business continuity professional and what they would name their band. Up first is Donna Arobone, IIG Divisional Contingency Coordinator at Vanguard, whose presentation is titled Nothing Spreads Like Fear: Contagion — A Movie Case Study.
Continuity Insights: Why did you choose to use the movie Contagion as a case study for your presentation on how to respond to a worldwide pandemic outbreak? How can this fictional piece of work help us prepare for a pandemic?
Donna Arobone: I saw the movie, Contagion, when it came out in 2011 and loved it. I immediately thought that the movie had many parallels to what we plan for and discuss at work as continuity planners. The movie shows how quickly a pandemic can spread, the effects on society, the choices that people make under stress and panic, and the government officials that would get involved. I suggested to the Principal of Contingency that we do a case study with all of the continuity planners at the company. It was very well-received. Therefore, I thought it would be a fun exercise to share with other continuity professionals.
The movie opened my eyes to the realization of the widespread effects that a pandemic could have on all of us. After watching this movie, you won’t touch your face as much and you’ll think about stockpiling food and supplies.
CI: What is the most important thing you’ve learned in preparing for (and responding to) pandemics?
DA: Wash your hands! A LOT!
From a business perspective, it always helps to geographically diversify your critical functions, therefore lowering the risk of a pandemic effecting your business.
CI: Complete this sentence: To be a successful business continuity professional you must master the risk assessment, the BIA and _______________________.
DA: influencing upper management
CI: True or false: There are some things you simply cannot plan for, e.g. the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
DA: True: I don’t think anyone can anticipate what life might throw at them 100 percent of the time. When you’re standing on the beach in Hawaii in your bathing suit with just a towel and your iPod and a tsunami hits, you’re not prepared. But I do think we can mitigate risks. We can lower our chances of being affected by an emergency by taking certain steps. Planning and testing is key to increasing your level of preparedness.
CI: Which U.S. president, first lady, sportsperson or musician do you think would have made a good business continuity professional and why?
DA: I would say Eleanor Roosevelt. She was a Red Cross volunteer and advocate. During World War I, she handed out cups of coffee, newspapers, sandwiches, candy, and cigarettes to the soldiers en route to army camps. She gave blood up until she turned 60 when the Red Cross said she could no longer donate because of her age. She was the first First Lady to hold a press conference (communication is key, right?). She was also innovative and influential as she fought for veterans and women’s rights, and against segregation in the south.
CI: If you formed a band with other business continuity professionals what would you call it?
DA: RTO (Relocating to Oasis)
For more information on Arobone’s presentation, as well as the full agenda and registration details, visit the Continuity Insights New York website at www.continuitynewyork.com.
Disaster Recovery Journal host and sponsor Spring World 2013 invites you to nominate a speaker and/or topic for the next conference. The conference focuses on all aspects of business continuity planning and is the most comprehensive offered in the industry.
Disaster Recovery Journal’s Fall World 2012 has an outstanding lineup of sessions for those in any industry or sector. Whether you are in the public field or privately employed, there is a need for training and awareness of new technologies.