Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity – Resilient Infrastructure


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


November 10, 2020


9:00am-5:00pm CST


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


Conference location: ONLINE




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


In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity – How Should You Modify Your Plan During a Pandemic
  • Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization
  • How the Pandemic Changed BCP Planning
  • Is Your Data Protection Strategy Fit for an All Cloud World?
  • Cloud Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches
  • How Organizations are Adapting Their BC/DR Plans During this Crisis (panel discussion)

Conference Program

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration & Networking

9:00am-10:00am: Increasing Your Data Protection Posture: A Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Modernization


 Pat Cannon, VP Technical Sales, US Signal


Data Center modernization is a journey that begins with a clear vision and strong leadership. Technology leaders of today are challenged with identifying and executing a strategy that reduces complexity and costs, while increasing InfoSec and Data Protection postures. Learn how to leverage a Service Portfolio in support of this vision and create a winning framework for success.





10:00am -10:30am: Networking & Sponsor Break

10:30am-11:30am: Trends in BC/DR Infrastructure & Resiliency: An IT Executive Interview


An interview with Jeff Roseman, Sector Vice President, IT, Marmon Foodservice Technologies


In this session we will interview a seasoned IT Executive.  Jeff Roseman, Sector Vice President, IT at Marmon Foodservice Technologies will share his perspectives on where the industry is headed and how he is adjusting his priorities.




11:30am-12:30pm: How the Pandemic Changed BCP Planning


An interview with Pat Cannon, VP Technical Sales, IT, US Signal





12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break

1:30pm-2:30pm: Cloud Migration Could Be Your Dress Rehearsal for IT Disaster Recovery


Marc Kreppel, Area Manager, Zerto


Day-to-day threats can destroy data and ruin a business. That’s why it is critical for all businesses to have a current, active disaster recovery (DR) plan. If you’ve completed a cloud migration project, perhaps it was your dress rehearsal and your chance to see how well prepared you really are.


In this session, attendees will learn to adapt their BC/DR plans to support Cloud Migration.


Areas that will be covered include:

  • Server operations failover and failback
  • Production application-specific operations failover and failback
  • Production database operations failover and failback
  • Production workload failover and failback
  • Workload onboarding into public cloud
  • Software and data dependency discovery and mapping
  • Critical path analysis of recovery and continuity workflows
  • Production data consistency and integrity assurance
  • WAN throughput and latency optimization



2:30pm – 3:00pm: Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm: Cloud Security & BC/DR: Recovering from Ransomware & Breaches


Annur Sumar, CTO, Maetech


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



4:00pm-5:00pm: How Organizations are Adapting Their BC/DR Plans During this Crisis (Panel discussion)


Joe Valha, Director, West, Opengear
Sergey Chernov, VP, Information Technology & Enterprise Architecture, Ensono
Richard Vassell, BCP/DR Manager, Quad Graphics
Steven P. Bloom, Director, Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities, a division of Amerimark Interactive
Laris Turkic, Global Enterprise Resilience Director, Morningstar, Inc.
Del Poss, Senior Manager, Datacenter and Disaster Recovery, Spectrum Brands (Tentative)
Keith Conlee, Chief Security Officer, IT, College of DuPage
and other enterprise BC/DR practitioners sharing their experiences and lessons learned



Chernov     Vassell       Bloom        Poss           Conlee      Valha

Conference Price: $0.00 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.



As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the breaks, you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.