Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity – Resilient Infrastructure


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


November 14, 2019




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


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




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

What You Will Learn


In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Value of Investment – Balancing Data Corruption, Disaster Recovery, and Cost
  • Cyber Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches
  • Reducing the Cost of DR and Lowering Your Risk Profile
  • Cloud Architecture: DR in the Cloud, DC Failover in Near Real Time
  • Returning Value to The Business Through Resilient Infrastructure
  • Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (panel discussion)


Conference Price: $289.00 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)², Inc.

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

9:00am-10:00am: Value of Investment – Balancing Data Corruption, Disaster Recovery, and Cost


Jeff Roseman, Director, Information Technology & Security, Wilton Brands


For decades, enterprises have worked to get their Recovery Point from days, to hours, to seconds. Today, ransomware and data corruption are challenging and forcing enterprises to develop new but often counter-intuitive approaches to business continuity. This session will provide strategies for balancing these conflicts while still allowing for sub-second disaster recovery RPO.




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

10:30am-11:30am: Cyber Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches


Dean Sharp, Security Architect, Manpower


Seasoned practitioners are aware that BC/DR practices can reduce the cost of cyber breaches. But breaches will still occur and they will happen with greater frequency. How do you leverage all that DR/BC can offer to reduce the risk and mitigate the effects?


In this session attendees will learn:

  • How DR/BC teams can work together more effectively to plan for a breach
  • How you can improve recovery times from a breach
  • How to strengthen the resiliency of your infrastructure to reduce the risk if these incidents



11:30am-12:30pm: Reducing the Cost of DR and Lowering your Risk Profile


Pat Cannon, VP, Technical Sales, US Signal


Learn modern strategies on how enterprises can make IT investments available for data replication. Pat will present frameworks on how toHRecovery Time Objective (RTO) from days to hours, and Recovery Point Objective (RPO) from hours t minutes. This session will give you some ideas how to better build your infrastructure while improving your Disaster Recovery posture.




12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon

1:30pm-2:30pm: Cloud Architecture: DR in the cloud, DC Failover in Near Real Time


Brett Foy, Global VP of Sales Engineering, Datrium


Content that will be covered:

  • New DR trends
  • How to make DR easier
  • How to encourage the business to pay for DR and what should be encompassed
  • Moving DR into the cloud




2:30pm – 3:00pm: Refreshment Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: DRaaS Industry: A Retrospective Transformation


Orry DuBois, CTO, ZPX Cloud (A TierPoint Technology Partner)


In the spirit of 30yr anniversaries I have laid out a decade by decade retrospective view of the DRaaS business lifecycle and reflecting on my 30yrs in the industry. I will call out the prevalent issues that time and again challenge DR-solutions. That retrospective will set the stage for a Design Thinking Workshop – if we were going to transform DRaaS from scratch today how would we do it.


In this session attendees will learn:

  • The changing climate of the DR Industry
  • Design Thinking – DraaS Transformation



4:00pm-5:00pm: Business & IT: Planning with the End in Mind – How to Bake BC/DR Into Everything You Do (panel discussion)


Rick Fournier, Director, Digital Realty
Steve Bloom, Director, Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities
Richard Vassell, DR/BCP Leader, Quad Graphics
Paul D. Kamikawa, Principal Technical Analyst (Disaster Recovery/Business Resilience), Oshkosh Corp.

and other IT executives sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned


In this session attendees will learn how to better set expectations with the business by getting ahead of the curve with a BC/DR first mentality towards every initiative.


Areas that will be covered:

  • How to start with a BC/DR first mentality
  • How to review the plan with the business
  • Adjusting for new business application priorities
  • How the teams should respond together in the wake of a disaster



Bloom          Kamikawa      Vassell       Fournier


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.