2007 Business Continuity & Corporate Security Show & Conference

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2010 Conference Hours:
Mon, Mar 15, 8am-5pm

2009 Free Show Hours:
Mon, Mar 15, 10am-4pm

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Conference Program

9th Annual Event - The largest Business Continuity Planning event in the Northeast.

2009 Program Below - Check back for 2010

Day One, Tuesday, March 17, 2009

12-1 pm - Registration

1-2 pm – Session 1 - Opening General Session
Welcome and Opening Presentation
Resiliency in the Economic Recovery – Managing with Less.

How to respond in the economic recovery. Managing with less: maintaining high levels of preparedness.

2-2:50 pm - Session 2
What managers are doing to cope in these uncertain times.
  • Lisa Sciarrino, Managing Director, UniCredit Group, NY Branch, New York, NY

  • Paul Katzer, Sr Manager Worldwide Business Continuity Management, Pfizer, New York, NY

  • Ed Tracy, The Tracy Group, Valley Stream, NY

  • James Certoma, New York, NY

Four different managers from four different industries are facing some common problems and some different ones. The message here is that you are not alone. These uncertain economic times demand a new level of resiliency in technology and in team building.

2:50-3:10 pm - Beverage break in the conference area. An opportunity to network and interact with your colleagues and with speakers on the program.
3:10-4 pm - Session 3
New Standards and Certifications can Help Companies Develop their Business Plans.
  • Tom Martin, Managing Director, Eagle Rock Alliance, West Orange, NJ

  • Karen Hughes, Director Homeland Security Standards, American National Standards Institute (ANSI), New York, NY

  • Tim Mathews, Director, Enterprise Resiliency, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ

A Review of the regulations, standards and best practices. A comparison of the standards from government agencies, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies at work to develop resiliency standardization. Staying within Public Law 110-53 enacted in August 2007 and Title 9 legislation. Putting best practices to work in your organization.

4-6:30 pm - Exhibit hall opens. Opening reception in the exhibit hall. An opportunity to meet exhibitors and examine solutions for business continuity, security and disaster recovery. See list of exhibitors in the show.

6:30 pm - Exhibits adjourn for Day One.

Day Two, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

8-9 am - Registration

9:00-9:10 am - Contingency Planning Exchange Briefing
  • Gregory R. Tellone, COO, Continuity Centers; Vice Chair of Chapters, Contingency Planning Exchange, New York, NY

  • Ralph Petti, MBCI, President, RP Risk Advisors, LLC; Executive Chair, Contingency Planning Exchange, New York, NY

9:10-10 am - Session 11
Our Value-Driver Approach to BCM Planning: A Cost-Effective Variation.

  • Tamara Nolan, Senior Associate, Commercial Resilience Practice, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA

In today’s cost-constrained business environment, BCM leaders must take a very pragmatic approach to understanding what drives the value within an organization. The customary bottoms-up Business Impact Analyses (BIAs) require an intensive and time-consuming effort to identify the functions and processes that are truly critical. Focusing on “mission critical processes” or “key processes” is good, but if these processes do not directly link to the functions that underpin the organization’s real value, then the BCM program may fail to gain leadership engagement and investment.

10 am - 4 pm - Exhibits open

10-11 am - Beverage break in the exhibit hall. See, examine and compare business continuity solutions among leading vendors in the exhibit space adjacent to the conferences.

11-11:50 am - Session 12 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Managing Your Supply Chain Utilizing Business Continuity Planning.

  • Al Berman, Executive Director, Disaster Recovery Institute International

11-11:50 am - Session 13 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Data Center Back-up: Data Sustainability on a Budget.

  • Mike Denapoli, Enterprise Systems Engineer, Double-Take,
    Southborough, MA

  • Allen Stewart, Microsoft Corporation

Investing in systems and infrastructure to avoid loss and dislocation in 24/7 situations.

12-1 pm - Buffet service in the exhibit hall. Enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon and network with your colleagues and exhibitors in the exhibit hall. This is your opportunity to spend quality time discussing the morning program.

1-1:45 pm - Session 14 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Integrated Health Care, Hospital and Medical Contingency Planning.
  • Scott Ream, President, Virtual Corporation, Budd Lake, NJ

  • James L. Paturas, CEM, EMtP, CBCP, FACCP, Deputy Director – Clinical Services, Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

There are several 'centers of activity' within most healthcare organizations tasked with ensuring at least partially, the resiliency of the organization: Risk Management, Facilities including Security, Information Technology and Business Continuity.  In this 1-hour presentation, hear from Virtual Corporation's President, Scott Ream and James L. Paturas, CEM, EMTP, CBCP, FACCP, Deputy Director – Clinical Services, Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response, how a cross-section of healthcare delivery organizations, large and small, are tackling these opportunities and challenges with innovative approaches such as leveraging business impact findings to enhance JCAHO mandated vulnerability assessments and enterprise risk ratings.

1-1:45 pm - Session 15 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Virtualization for Business Continuity and Data Storage Solutions.
  • Vladimir Milutin, Director Business Development, i365, A Seagate Company, Santa Clara, CA
  • David Delisi, Business Development Director, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
1:50-2:35 pm - Session 16 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
The Human Factors in the Financial Crisis. Putting personal preparedness to work beyond the desktop.
  • Lisa Orloff, Founder, Executive Director, World Cares, New York, NY

  • Steven M. Crimando, Managing Director, Extreme Behavior Risk Management, New York, NY.

Like other threatening and disruptive events, a serious economic crisis can produce dramatic emotional and behavioral responses in employees, critical stakeholders and the population at large. Some of these reactions parallel those experienced in the wake of disasters and violent events, and others are unique to financial and economic crises. Understanding these reactions can help planners predict and prepare for the psychological consequences of such events and appropriately adjust policies and plans to mitigate adverse effects.

This program will address critical areas of knowledge related to the psychological impact of financial crises, as well as developing effective behavioral counter-measures and identifying useful resources for employees and their families, as well as other key stakeholders.

1:50-2:35 pm - Session 17 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
In Today's Economic Downturn, Business Continuity is Becoming Risk Management.
  • Bert Wolff, Vice President, Chubb & Son, Warren, NJ

  • John J. Ragusa, CBCP, Vice President, BNY Mellon Asset Management,
    New York, NY

  • Greg Kyrytschenko, Director Technology Risk Management, People’s United Bank, Bridgeport, CT

Executives are looking at overall risk management and becoming more aware of consciously accepting risk as a way of diverting funds to other operational components of the business. Continuity people therefore need to wake up to the risk issues that their executives really care about.

2:40-3:25 pm - Session 18 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Downtime is Not an Option - How to Devise a Comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan.

Do you have a Disaster Recovery Plan? What happens if your MS Exchange server crashes and your company has no email for several hours or even days? Please join CA and ePlus as we discuss Continuous Data Protection and using Data Replication in your Disaster Recovery planning. We’ll discuss surviving server, database or application failures by synchronizing and continuously replicating critical servers to either local or remote, WAN-based standby replicas.

  • Max Altolaguirre, Senior Engineer, Computer Associates

  • Mark Melvin, CTO, ePlus

2:40-3:25 pm - Session 19 - Concurrent Session (select one of two)
Crisis decisions for health care professionals.

  • Scot Phelps, JD, MPH, Paramedic, CEM/CBCP/MEP, Associate Professor of Emergency Management, Southern Connecticut State University

Emergency Management in Medical Practice. Preparedness for health care and hospital professionals to establish guidelines for medical facilities. This session teaches health care professionals a specific process to be able to make rapid, competent decisions in times of crisis.

3:25-4 pm - Final break on the show floor. Last opportunity to meet exhibitors on a person-to-person basis. Many exhibitors have free prize drawings and giveaways. This is your opportunity to win drawings and free software.

4 pm - Exhibits conclude

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