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The Secret to Overcoming Communications Roadblocks

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Shirley Ono | Comments

How confident are you that the communications processes you have chosen will really work when a disaster strikes? Where do most failures occur? What are the ways to identify those weaknesses in your plans now? How many different kinds of comm...


Small and Medium-Sized Continuity in Katrina:

April 24, 2007 8:00 pm | by Cherie Courseault Trumbach | Comments

There is no shortage of advice on Disaster Planning and Recovery. However, there is little research to determine which factors are the most important. The presentation reports on results from a survey of small and medium-sized businesses in the ...

Cutting-edge QA Program at National City Bank

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Leslie Mahorney | Comments

During this session, attendees will learn how National City Bank employees -- charged with the design, implementation and execution of the corporate contingency planning (CCP) quality assurance (QA) program -- got the job done. Federal Reserve ...


Are You Really Ready to Lead During a Crisis?

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Bruce T. Blythe | Comments

At the heart of any crisis response are strategic decisions that will serve as “defining moments.” These strategic decisions have the critical power to bring you and your organization swiftly toward successful resolution, or they can spiral you ...


Public/Private Partnerships:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Tom Serio | Comments

Coordination between private businesses and the public sectors – before and after an event – is more critical now then ever. Public entities sometimes don’t know who the major employers in their area are, what resources they have to help the pl...


Making the Business Case for Resilience

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Steven Ross | Comments

Summary: Many companies today are going beyond recoverability to enable themselves to continue operations seamlessly should there be a local disruption. This implies IT and communications resilience and also means that companies must adjust the ...

Advancing Your Business Continuity Program

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kathy Lee Patterson | Comments

As healthcare organizations become more and more interested in business continuity and disaster recovery, funding is starting trickle through IT for BC and DR programs. The future is looking brighter. Since business continuity within a hospital ...


An Integrated Approach to Continuity Metrics and Progress Reporting (Case Study)

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Chris Glebus | Comments

With $9.5 trillion in assets under custody and $1.4 trillion under management, State Street Corporation is a world leader in financial services. Attend this session to hear how State Street took its business continuity program to the next step b...


Raising the Bar on Testing

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by John M. Hayes | Comments

How closely do your tests (or exercises) resemble an actual response and recovery event? Is IT still tested separately from crisis management and work area recovery? Opportunities abound for increasing the effectiveness of testing over time. T...


Critical Success Factors in a Complex BCP Development Environment

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Don Groth | Comments

The development of business continuity plans in any organization can be a challenge. This case study looks at the successful development of business continuity plans at a complex medical system. The system includes a large 414-bed academic medic...

Across The Seas:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Laura Carrion | Comments

This joint presentation represents two Toyota business entities and will examine the challenges and successes of implementing the business continuity program at an international subsidiary. Toyota's U.S. Corporate BCP manager and her counterpart...

Surefire Risk Management Project Implementation

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Irene Rozansky | Comments

Want a sure-fire way to create and implement a risk management project? Then attend this session. Organizations must understand and effectively manage risk as they develop and execute strategies to achieve business resilience. Creating an effect...


Is Your Program an Effective Selling Point?

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Telva E. Chase | Comments

A highly effective continuity program is one that helps attract clients to your company. Is your program effectively leveraged with existing and potential clients? How much should you disclose about your program? What recovery service levels c...

A Tabletop Exercise Becomes Reality:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Kevin Chenowith | Comments

On June 28, 2006, The Vanderbilt University Medical Center disaster recovery team conducted a tabletop exercise to address a number of known issues using a scenario based on a real event that happened at another hospital. Three weeks following t...


Establishing a Sustainable Crisis Management Program:

April 23, 2007 8:00 pm | by Howard Mannella | Comments

Establishing a successful and sustainable, scalable crisis management program requires more than crisis management expertise. It requires the management consulting skills necessary to effect change and get the program off the ground. Business ...



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