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The 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference

April 15, 2019 - April 17, 2019


The 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference

The Premier Event for Strategic Business Continuity Discussion 

Join us in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15-17, for the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference for insight, inspiration, and actionable ideas presented by an innovative network of leading business continuity and resiliency experts and practitioners discussing today’s hot-button topics and issues. The Continuity Insights Management Conference provides essential tools business continuity professionals need to turn their operation into a front-line resilient environment. It features the deepest, most advanced-level educational program available at any industry event for experienced business continuity professionals.

Full Conference Registration
• By February 15, 2019:   $1,395
• By March 15, 2019:       $1,495
• After March 15, 2019:   $1,595

Full conference registration includes conference sessions, proceedings, breakfasts, lunches, exhibits, Monday evening reception, and Tuesday night networking event.

Registration Discounts
The Continuity Insights Management Conference offers special group and certification discounts on your registration. Contact Bob Nakao, Executive Publisher, at 267-980-6151, or [email protected] for more information.

Refund Policy: A full refund of conference fees, less a $50 administration charge, will be issued for cancellations received in writing and dated (postmarked) no later than March 9, 2019. After March 9, 2019, no fees will be refunded.

You’ll earn 29 Continuing Education Points for attending the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference. Your certificate will be available post-conference by emailing Robert Nakao at [email protected].

Justification Letter
Building the ultimate world-class resilient environment requires exposure to new thoughts and best practices. It requires an effective network of professionals who have the experience, knowledge,  information, and solutions you need. At the 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference, you’ll have opportunities to learn, network, and engage in ways that will help propel your career forward and inspire you to strive for creating an even more resilient organization.

Click here to download this file to use as a guide in creating your own justification letter.


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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019

The 2019 Continuity Insights Management Conference program is now complete (below).  A PDF download of the entire conference program will be available soon.  Use this Breakout Sessions Worksheet to help you select and track your class selections for online registration.





Monday, April 15, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Session
P1 – Emerging Technology Impact: The “Need-to-Knows” for Business Continuity Professionals
Pete O’Dell, Author, Technologist, Entrepreneur
Cloud Risk – Chance of Showers5G, IOT, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain sensors, drones, robots, and more… these technologies are no longer emerging but are embraced by the business and as a result rapidly crossing our business continuity threshold. Operational use demands a continuity plan as they are deployed, and many can enhance response greatly. What are the various short and long-term implications, what should be the priorities for business continuity professionals, which technologies matter, and when/how will it impact your BCM program? Information Technology (IT) is now at the forefront of Operational Technology (OT), raising recovery risk to even higher levels.

9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view details of the following breakout sessions)
A1 – Emergency Notification System Best Practices
Jeremy Gudgeon, Vanguard
B1 – Creating A Risk Resilient Dream Team  
Annie Searle, University of Washington
B2 – BCI Insights – What’s Changing in 2019?
Heather Merchan, BCI USA Chapter, and Chris Horne, BCI Global Board Member
C1 – Understanding the Closed Point-of-Dispensing Concept
Amy E. Bennett, T. Rowe Price
C2 – Six Keys to Keeping Your Program Under Control
Kim Hirsch, Fusion Risk Management
D1 – Risky Indicators
Michael Keating, RGA Reinsurance

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view details of the following breakout sessions)
A2 – Building Resiliency in 12 Months or Less at the City of San Francisco
Ted Brown, KETCHConsulting
B3 – Do Changes in Information Technology Eliminate the Need for BIA’s
Steven J Ross, Risk Masters International LLC
B4 – Critical Cyber Security Strategies for Business Continuity Professionals
Laura Mosley, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirts
C3 – How to Continuously Sell the ‘Value-Added’ of your BCM program (to Everyone!)
Michael Harding, Automotive Resources International
C4 – Transform your BCM Program to Make Resiliency a Strategic Advantage
Tejas Katwala, Continuity Logic
F1 – When the Little Voice in Your Head is Giving You Bad Advice: Crisis Leadership Success or Failure May (Mostly) Be in Your Own Head
Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Lipscomb University

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following breakout sessions)
A3 – How to Spot and Avoid the Legal Issues Associated with Workplace Violence             
Cynthia Simeone and Megan Gomez, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
B5 – Business Continuity Operating System (BCOS): Staying Relevant and Finding Fulfillment in Business Continuity
Brian Zawada and Rob Giffin, Avalution
B6 – NextGen BIA – It’s not just for Business Continuity Anymore!
Doug Weldon and Megan Epperson, IHS Markit
C5 – Your First “100 Days”
Phil Lambert, Ripcord Solutions
C6 – Leveraging Relationships and Tools You Already Have to Boost Participation and Achieve Accountability
Melanie Boykin and Rachel Deaver, Commerce Bank
G1 – Meet the Millennials
Grace Burley, Witt O’Brien’s, moderator

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
B7 – Business Continuity Operating System (BCOS): Framing Business Continuity to Achieve Lasting Focus
Rob Giffin and Morgan Perry, Avalution
B8 – Don’t Let the Upheaval of a Merger or Acquisition Derail DR and BC
Doug Sawyer, Kroger
C7 – Business Continuity Program Maturity Based on Key Deliverables          
Raymond Seid Sr. and Ronnie Sebren, McKesson Healthcare
C8 – Jump the Hurdles!  How to Keep Your Plan Development Moving
Tam Williams and Skip Williams, KingsbridgeBCP
D2 – Mitigating Risks Using Real-Time Incident Monitoring and Mapping Technology: A Case Study
Karl Kotalik, NC4
G2 – Robots, AI, and Automation: Keeping your Job in the Future of Business Continuity         
Cheyene Marling, Firestorm; David Lindstedt, The Ohio State University; Joel Navarro, Mary Kay, and; Hart Brown, R3 Continuum

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A4 – Developing a Global Compliance Management Process
Lisa Trousdale, Ernst & Young, LLP
A5 – How to Build Resilience into an Organization’s Long-Term Strategy
Lynnda Nelson, ICOR
B9 – Business Continuity Operating System (BCOS): Business Continuity Engagement Through Great Meetings
Morgan Perry and Brian Zawada, Avalution
B10 – Integrating Cybersecurity and Business Continuity Management
Al Berman, DRI International
C9 – Growing and Maturing Your ERM Program
William C. Hord, Quantivate
 F2 – A Discussion on Personal Resiliency       
Mary Herbst, Best Buy





Tuesday, April 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Plenary Session
P2 – Fraud is the New “F” Word
Jim Stickley, Stickley on Security
Jim Stickley has stolen credit cards, hacked Social Security numbers, robbed banks, and created fake ATMs. He has broken into armed government facilities and has stolen from teenagers. He is an identity thief, but he is no criminal. Fortunately for all victims involved, Stickley is a cyber security expert with over 20 years in the industry who was hired to perform these attacks by corporations testing their security, news agencies investigating security concerns, and other media outlets interested in knowing just how easy it is to commit identity theft. His job is to find security flaws before the real criminals find them and warn people and organizations about what they can do to protect themselves.

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A6 – The Workplace Violence Awareness Program at BMO Harris
Chris Sarcletti and Bill Simmons, BMO Harris
B11 – Adaptive Business Continuity: How to Design BC Strategies and Plans that Work
Timothe Graziani, CAPRESILIENCIA
C10 – Back to the Basics: How to Tackle Common Testing Challenges
Joel Navarro, Mary Kay, and Brandon Tanner, Rentsys Recovery Services
C11 – Disaster Recovery Preparedness: Is It Worth the Investment?   
Joseph George, Sungard Availability Services
D3 – Learn from the Past to be Prepared for the Future – A Readiness Time-lapse             
Frank Shultz, BC in the Cloud
G3 – Tales from the Real World         
Mark Carroll, Income Research + Management

2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A7 –Mobilizing Critical Communication Technologies After a Multi-National Disaster
Ann Pickren, Onsolve, and Dr. Carolyn V. Coarsey, Family Assistance Foundation
A8 – Effective Table Top Exercises – (Using tools to conduct real scenarios??)
Timothy Smith, Flagstar Bank
B12 – Adaptive Business Continuity: Retrain Your Brain! Gamification, the Growth Mindset, and Adaptive BC
Vanessa Vaughn, Asfalis Consulting
C12 – Incorporating Cybersecurity into Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
Carl Hendrickson and Allyn Roberts, Intermountain Healthcare, and Brian McCormack, Select Healthcare
D4 –The Seven Deadly Sins of Metrics
Geoffrey Ho and Matt Doernhoefer, Deloitte & Touche LLP
G4 – Building an Engaging Program: It Starts with YOU!         
Tracey Rice, Fusion Risk Management, moderator

3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A9 – Five Actionable Ways to Weather-Proof Your Business Continuity Plan
Anuj Agrawal, Earth Networks
B13 – Adaptive Business Continuity: That Really Works? Getting Started with Adaptive BC
David Linstedt, Readiness Analytics, and Mark Armour, Brinks
B14 – BCM – the Best Defense Against Cyber Incidents
Chris Duffy, Strategic BCP
C13 – Conducting an Effective Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Sherri Flynn, RecoveryPlanner
E1 – Monitoring Social Media Sentiments to Better Manage Your Communications During Crisis
Isabelle Primeau, Premier Continuum Inc.
F3 – How I Survived 20+ Years in Business Continuity – Living Outside the Box!             
Becky Cohen, BBX Capital





Wednesday, April 17, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A10 – Lessons Learned from Recent Business Interruptions    
Scott Teel Sr., Agility Recovery
A11 – How to Create a Cyber Response Plan When You are a CBCP and Not a CISSP
Ron Kamps, Mutual of Enumclaw
B15 – Measles, Ebola and MERS – Oh, My! 
Suzanne Bernier, SB Crisis Consulting
C14 – Five Differences Between Your Existing BCP and an ISO 22301-Compliant BCMS
Tim Woodcome, NQA
C15 – Communicating Through Every Phase of a Hurricane
Peter Steinfeld, AlertMedia
F4 – Disaster Thinking
Merilee Larsen DrPH, Utah Valley University

9:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Sessions (Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A12 – So, You Have a Disaster… Now What?
Tom Serio, MTS & Associates
B16 – How to Develop Your BC/DR Program to Maximize the Use of Mobile Devices                      
Andrew Witts and Maura Glemser, BC in the Cloud
C16 – Incident Command System – Implementation and integration in Business Continuity
Ralph Davis and Joe Layman, Molina Healthcare, Inc.
C17 – Conducting Global Exercises in a Virtual Environment   
Don Hall and Bryan Stoner, Cisco Systems, Inc.
E2 –  How Agile Techniques and Organizational Best Practices Can be Used to Drive Higher Levels of Organizational Preparedness and Buy In
Gary Cohen, Assurance Software
F5 – Professional Development Is a Priority
Traci O’Neal and Bonnie Canal, DRI International

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
(Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A13 – BCDR Software Implementation – Lessons Learned and Recommended Practices
Aaron Callaway and Nick Ferraro, Fairchild Resiliency Systems
A14 – Third Party / Vendor Risk Management.  
Virag Shah, Hitachi Vantara
C18 – Hard-Won Wisdom of the Risk Assessment Warrior
Stephanie Corona, SAS
C19 – Leveraging Enterprise Architecture for Continuity Management
Jayne Greenway, Nationwide
C20 – Don’t Be Afraid to Audit Your Business Continuity Program       
Harvey Betan, H Betan Inc
E3 – The Future of Recovery
Stuart Murray, Jabil Inc.

2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions
(Click Here to view the details of the following Breakout Sessions)
A15 – Hurricane Response Lessons from Ground Zero
Neeta Adkar, Lockheed Martin, and Brooks Nelson, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
A16 – How RGA Reinsurance Runs Their Crisis Management Team: Effective Real-World Exercises During Day to Day Operations
Steve Seton, RGA Reinsurance, and Veronica Genao, Veoci
C21 – Legal Eagle: Develop and Strengthen the Relationship with your Legal Department
Vendetta Blowe, JLL
C22 – The Interrogative Contingency Planner 
Doug Sievers, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
D5 – Integrating Quality Reviews with Risk Appetite Metrics
Beverly Schulz, Raymond James Financial
E4 – The Cloud and What it Means for DR (for non-IT professionals)
John H. McWilliams, JH McWilliams & Associates LLC

3:15 p.m. Conference Adjourns

3:30 p.m. POS1 Post-Conference Session Begins (see Additional Education below for the complete Pre- and Post-Conference course schedule)

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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019


SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, APRIL 13 and 14, 2019           
PRE1 – Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) (two-day course)
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
An unbelievable amount of information is packed into this newly updated, fast-paced course built for experienced business continuity professionals. If you’re in a hurry to take your career to the next level, Business Continuity Review (BCP 501) is for you. This short, yet highly effective, refresher course will re-acquaint you with the key elements of business continuity and is based on the recently revamped DRI Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management – the most utilized and time-tested standard in the field.

Note: A computer is required for this course. Your courseware will be available through your account profile 7 days prior to the course start date. Please contact DRI at 1-866-542-3744 for all questions.

Registration Fee: $1,750
Presented by DRI International
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SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019    
PRE2 – Developing Peak Performance Crisis Leadership Skills and Abilities (one-day course)
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Crisis Leadership is a critical element of successfully managing a crisis. Leadership is a resilient skill set that is essential at many levels of the operations ranging from senior management and executive suites down to “front line” tactical employees. This one-day course is appropriate for anyone in any assignment sector or experience level, who seeks to develop their high-success peak performance crisis leadership knowledge, skills and abilities. Based on research findings, case study identified best practices and normative models this session covers the 15-key knowledge, skills and ability variables that Dr. Chandler has identified which are positively correlated with highly effective crisis leadership performance. In addition, using his unique Chandler 5-Dimension Crisis Leadership Model© course participants will have the opportunity to create their own personalized roadmap for on-going enhancement of their crisis leadership capabilities.

If you want to be a better crisis leader or help others to lead more effectively then plan to participate in this special professional development course. Learn about the key knowledge, skills, traits and abilities of effective crisis leaders. Creating your personalized peak performance crisis leadership development road map.

Registration Fee: $695
Presented by Robert C. Chandler, Ph.D., Lipscomb University

SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2019
PRE3 – Learn to Create A Table Top Exercise – An Exercise in Business Continuity/COOP Preparedness! (half-day course)
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
In this class presented by KETCHConsulting, you will be given four different Table Top scenarios, including the injects, and will learn how to:

  • Create a situation, scenario and injects for your audience, your business, your location and your BCP maturity.
  • Identify operations, decisions and policies that impact the ability of a business unit to execute
  • End the exercise with conclusions and discussions that will change, emphasize, and otherwise affect your business continuity/COOP plan.
  • Conclude with an “after action” report that will lead to effective modifications and improvements to the plans being exercised.

Participants will be given the complete set of injects for four different Tabletops.

Registration Fee: $350
Presented by Dave Hunt


POS1 – BCI Good Practice Guidelines Training Course (CBCI) (three-plus day course)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2019, 8:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
This classroom-based course is aimed at individuals who prefer learning in an interactive environment, led by an experienced business continuity professional. The beginner benefits from a solid description of the methodologies that enable an organization to develop; implement and maintain an effective Business Continuity Management (BCM) program, whilst the experienced professional gains an in-depth look at the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG). This course is excellent preparation for the BCI Certificate Examination that leads to the post-nominal designation CBCI, a recognized industry credential and the launching pad for Statutory membership of the BCI. It is also the perfect choice for business continuity professionals already working in the field who are looking to complement their experience thorough some formal training on business continuity (BC). The course provides an in-depth study of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) Lifecycle. The subject matter addresses the six BCI Professional Practices as defined in the GPG, including Technical and Management Practices, taking the candidate through each stage of the BCM Lifecycle step by step. Using case studies and examples based on real-life experience, the instructor provides practical insights into all aspects pertaining to the development, implementation and management of a BC program within an organization.

Registration Fee: $2,156
Presented by Dave Hunt

POS2 – The BCI Business Impact Analysis Course (one-day course)
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This course is designed to provide participants with one day focused entirely on how a BIA is carried out in an organization. It combines a presentation on the theory and current good practice on doing a BIA with a real-life application of this theory. It is delivered by an expert facilitator to share hints, tips and lessons learned on the BIA process. Actual BIA client results will be reviewed (e.g. surveys, reports, etc.). You will have the opportunity to take part in a facilitated practical session to carry out a BIA using a case study with example questionnaires and templates to take away. This course is for those BC professionals who are responsible for carrying out a BIA at a Strategic, Tactical or Operational level within their organizations, and for those who require a better understanding of this essential part of the BCM Lifecycle.

Registration Fee: $695
Presented by Ted Brown

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 18-19, 2019       
POS3 – Adaptive Business Continuity Foundations: Training and Certification Class (two-day course)
Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, 2019, 8:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Alaska Airlines. Brinks. Mary Kay. Sky Media. The United Nations. These and many other organizations are shifting away from Traditional BC practices to embrace the Adaptive BC approach. You may have heard about Adaptive BC and even read the Manifesto, but why does Adaptive BC work and how do you put into practice?

Join us for a two-day training and certification course. Using case studies, hands-on tools, breakout discussions, exercises, templates, and feedback, you will learn the foundations of Adaptive BC before you know it. The instructors will provide interactive and engaging instruction – we promise this will not be like other BC class you’ve taken before!

And, as evaluation takes place organically during the course, there is no final exam required.
Basic Course Outline:

  • Part one: Start with Why – Past, problems, principles, and the promise of improvement
  • Part two: Theory – Research and models that (finally!) ground our discipline
  • Part three: Practice – Concrete steps to execute
  • Part four: Case Study – Designing (or transitioning) to an Adaptive BC program
  • Part five: End with Who – Who YOU need to be for future success

With full participation in the course and in-class evaluations, you will earn the Adaptive BC Foundations™ certification.

Registration Fee: $1,750 (course book, materials, and certification costs included)
Presented by: Dr. David Lindstedt and Mark Armour

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, APRIL 18-19, 2019       
POS4 – CMC 2050: Crisis Communication Planner – ANSI Accredited (two-day course)
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and, Friday, April 19, 2019, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Understanding the elements of communicating during a crisis or incident is an essential planning component for every organization.  This course provides valuable information on how to protect an organization’s reputation, the role of the spokesperson(s), message development, how to write the communications plan, and includes a crisis communication plan template.

An organization in crisis faces many grave threats. Employees can be in physical danger. Buildings can fall. Customers can be lost.   But the most serious threat is and always will be the threat to the organization’s most important asset – its reputation.  To protect the organization from reputational threats requires careful, thoughtful, detailed planning and a methodology for inculcating  a culture of organizational crisis preparedness,

In this two-day ANSI Accredited ICOR Course, you will learn how to prepare the organization for inevitable threats to reputation, execute the crisis communications plan, then, when the crisis has passed, assess and do what must be done before the next threats occur.

Successfully complete the exam (included in the course fee) to earn the ANSI Accredited Crisis Communication Planner credential.

Audience: Those who work in public relations, communications, and those responsible for planning communications before, during, and after an incident.

Registration Fee: $1,495
Instructor: Suzanne Bernier
Learn More: //
Phone: 1-866-765-8321 or +1-630-705-0910

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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019

There will be a number of opportunities during your stay to expand your professional network, as well as relax and enjoy the company of colleagues. Some of the noteworthy events include:

Continuity Cares Community Volunteer Project – Saturday, April 13, 2019


For 2019, our volunteers will be assisting the organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a non-profit group of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling, and delivering bunk beds to children and families in need. A special thank you goes out to our exclusive corporate sponsor, Fusion Risk Management, as well as the generosity of the New Orleans Fire Department for providing us with the work space. If you or your colleagues are interested in participating, please sign up within our conference registration system or contact Robert Nakao at [email protected] or 267 980 6151.

The Business Continuity Institute Americas Award Winners – Sunday, April 14, 2019, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Come join us on Sunday for a welcome reception as the Business Continuity Institute announces its 2019 Americas Award Winners.  Categories include:
– Continuity and Resilience Consultant
– Continuity and Resilience Professional Private Sector
– Continuity and Resilience Newcomer
– Continuity and Resilience Team
– Continuity and Resilience Provider (Service/Product)
– Continuity and Resilience Innovation
– Most Effective Recovery
– Industry Personality

Offsite Fun at Fulton Alley – Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The 2019 Tuesday night reception will be held at Fulton Alley, located across the street from the Hilton Riverside New Orleans. Fulton Alley is New Orleans’ newest and most unique themed bar & restaurant that features a variety of entertainment and games wrapped in an atmosphere of art, music, crafts, food and cocktails. More details to follow.



Join in the fun and a chance to win one of twenty $250 Southwest Airlines Gift Cards to be awarded. Southwest Airlines is the Official Airline of the Continuity Insights Management Conference.

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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019

It’s all about location in New Orleans and the Hilton New Orleans Riverside places you at the center of it all. Nestled against the banks of the Mississippi, guests can watch the ships come sailing in or dive into the city life just steps away. Grab a beignet, listen to live jazz, ride a streetcar, or hop into a parade, you never know what you’ll experience in the vibrant culture and excitement of New Orleans just outside our front door.

Special Continuity Insights Conference Rate: $222/night single/double.

It has come to our attention that several companies inaccurately representing themselves as our “housing vendor” are contacting individuals in the Continuity Insights Management Conference community soliciting business. Specifically, they will offer to make hotel reservations within the Continuity Insights block on your behalf, or even offer you a discount from the Continuity Insights rate.

Continuity Insights is not utilizing the services of this or any housing service for the Continuity Insights Management Conference. Reservations for the 17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference should be made directly with the Hilton Riverside Hotel, either by phone or via our web reservation system. If you provide your credit card information to any of these unauthorized vendors, your card may be charged but you may not have a reservation when you arrive in New Orleans. This is a scam.

If you have questions about the Hilton Riverside Hotel or the Continuity Insights Management Conference, contact Bob Nakao at [email protected] or 267-980-6151.

Hilton Riverside New Orleans
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

From West:
Follow Interstate 10 to Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Off-ramp becomes Poydras St. Follow Poydras south to its end at the hotel’s front circle drive entrance.

From East:
Follow Interstate 10 to Downtown/West, exiting at Canal St./Superdome. Follow signage to Superdome/Poydras St., turning left onto Poydras St. Follow Poydras St. south to its end at the hotel’s front circle drive entrance.

From the Airport (Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport):
Take Interstate 10 to Downtown/East/Slidell, exiting at Poydras St. Off-ramp becomes Poydras St. Follow Poydras south to its end at the hotel’s front circle drive entrance.

Distance from Hotel: 13 miles
Drive Time: 25 minutes
Transportation Charges (approx. one way):
Limousine – $115
Super Shuttle – $24 ($44 round trip)
Rental Car – Prices vary
Taxi – $36
Uber and Lyft are now available at New Orleans International Airport.

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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019

The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premier event for the true decision-makers for business continuity initiatives. These influential managers and executives have the authority to invest in the products and services that ensure the integrity, availability, resilience, and security of their organizations.

Contact Robert Nakao for information on exhibiting and sponsoring: [email protected] or 267-980-6151.

2018 Sponsors and Exhibitors Included:

Here’s Who Attends the Continuity Insights Management Conferences

• Banking/Financial: 18.20%
• Manufacturing – Computer-related: 3.66%
• Manufacturing – Other: 9.81%
• Insurance: 6.33%
• Healthcare: 7.21%
• Professional Services/Consulting: 7.21%
• IT/Data Services: 10.20%
• Telecommunications/Utilities: 2.97%
• Government (Federal, State, Local, Military): 6.63%
• Wholesale/Retail: 9.37%
• Education: 3.57%
• Communications/Media: 2.56%
• Transportation: 3.44%
• Legal/Real Estate: 1.19%
• Other: 7.65%
Job Function
• Corporate/Executive Management: 52.36%
• Financial Management: 2.96%
• IT/IS Management: 11.95%
• Internet/Interactive/New Media: 3.21%
• Risk Management: 5.32%
• Security/Safety: 3.34%
• Emergency Management: 4.56%
• Legal/Human Resources: 1.23%
• Operations/Manufacturing: 2.32%
• Planner/Coordinator: 4.77%
• Consultant/Analyst: 5.15%
• Other: 2.83%

Past Exhibitors Include: 

AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Continuity Logic Globafone Never Fail Simpler Life Emergency Provisions
Agility Recovery COOP Systems Global Alert Link Nexis Preparedness Systems Specialized Data Systems
Airbus Crisis Management International Globalstar, LLC NEDRIX SRA International
Alert Media Dell Computer Corp Hewlett-Packard nScaled SRI Quality System Registrar
ANAB Deloitte HipLink Software Orion Registrar, Inc. Stephenson Disaster Management Inst.
AQS Management Delta Computer Group IBM Corporation Paradigm Solutions International Strategic BCP
ASIS Derdack GmbH ImagIT Preparis Strategic Crisis Advisors
Asso. of Continuity Professionals DHS Impact Weather PriceWaterhouse Strohl Systems
Avalution Consulting Dialogic inKumo Protiviti, Inc Sungard Availability Services
Axcient Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy The ICOR Quantivate LLC Symantec
BC in the Cloud Disaster Resource Guide Intertek R3 Continuum TAMP Systems
BC Management Inc. DRI International KETCHConsulting Recovery Planner The Center for Cont. Leadership
BCI USA Chapter Eagle Rock Alliance, Ltd KingsBridge Disaster Recovery Recovery Point Unitrends
BSI Early Alert, Inc. KPMG LLP Relion Venyu
Business Continuity Institute eBRP Lootok Rentsys Recovery Services Veritas
Business Continuity Services, Inc. Emergency Communications Network Mail + Gard Rescue 42 Veoci
Cassidian Ernst & Young Marsh RES-Q Disaster Recovery Services Verizon Wireless
Cervalis Everbridge MessageOne Ripcord Solutions Virtual Corporation
ClearView Continuity F24 United States Inc. MIR3 Risk Masters International Volo Recovery
CloudVelocity Fairchild Consulting MissionMode Solutions Riskpulse Weather Decision Technologies
Continuity Centers Fusion Risk Management Monarch Business Resiliency RockDove Solutions, Inc. Wellspring Info, Inc
Continuity Housing Generac Power Systems National Quality Assurance Secure 360 XMATTERS






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17th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference

Hilton New Orleans Riverside April 15, 2019 – April 17, 2019

2018 Continuity Insights Management Conference Sponsors:

Past sponsors include:

Avalution Consulting | Continuity Logic | Delta Computer Group | IBM | Lootok | MIR3 | RecoveryPlanner
Riskpulse | RockDove Solutions | Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI)


April 15, 2019
April 17, 2019
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Hilton New Orleans Riverside
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