Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity in the New Normal

It's time to rewrite the playbook for DR/BC --  really, that playbook that was gathering dust until the pandemic hit. While most companies may not be going 100% virtual even in a time of crisis, the lessons learned from the shift to remote work in 2020 demand that organizations take a fresh look at their playbooks. Consider what DR/BC looks like if thousands of company employees once again are working at home, riding out a pandemic, a hurricane, or power outages. Or, consider that many organizations will be managing a hybrid workforce. Is your DR/BC plan up to date?

Available:
On Demand
Duration:
1h 00min

Attend this webinar and you'll learn:

  • What significant changes need to be made to traditional business continuity strategies to accommodate new workforce standards and how you can be ready if there's another sudden major shift
  • Ways to simplify onboarding and offboarding employees so you can be more agile with big changes
  • Why it's important to bring all impacted parties to the table when updating your disaster recovery plan
  • How to identify dependencies between various business areas and functions in a business continuity strategy

Featured Speakers

  • Carrie Goetz
    Carrie Goetz
    Principle and CTO
    StrategITcom

    Principal/CTO, StrategITcom, personifies nearly 40 years of global experience designing, running and auditing, data centers, IT departments, and intelligent buildings. She is an international keynote speaker. Having globally traveled roughly 4,000,000 miles, Carrie works with end users in enterprise, colocation, hosting and cloud facilities, smart cities, intelligent buildings, and ICT design. With a broad background in the Financial, Government, Healthcare, Education, Retail, Hospitality and Industrial/Manufacturing sectors, her background includes consulting and as a Fortune 500 IT executive, Carrie now provides technical direction and strategic planning spearheading CTOaaS providing fractional CTO services. She has developed and delivered over 800 hours of curriculum development, and has taught at a collegiate level. Carrie was awarded an honorary doctorate from AATCU for contributions to the industry. She holds an RCDD/NTS, is on the IEEE Standards Association, and is a 2nd Degree Master Infrastructure Mason, CDCP and CDCS, CNID, AWS CCP, PSP and is SCRUM master certified. She has one telecommunications patent and two others submitted. She was named the 2020 Network Computing Inspiration Award finalist, Comptia Women in Leadership Spotlight finalist and honored as one of Analytics Insight’s 10 Most Influential Women in Technology 2020. She is active in Women in Data Centers, BICSI, Women in BICSI, AFCOM, 7x24Exchange, WIMCO, Women Leading Technology, Cnet Technical Curriculum Advisory Board, Vice Chairwoman and Liaison for STEM for AATCU, IMasons Educational Advisor Board, WITI, and is CTO for Joint Force Solutions. She champions STEM education through outreach projects. Her podcast series, dedicated to trades, women and veterans in tech and data center careers, interviews some of the industry’s leaders. This outreach project is targeted to youth, and those considering careers within the industry aimed at solving the critical talent shortage. As an evangelist for women in the industry, she has chartered her company to be 50% female, with 50% of all partner referrals going to diversely owned organizations. She mentors up and coming talent at BICSI, 7×24 Exchange, AFCOM and other organizations. Globally published, Carrie is a frequent industry blogger and expert contributing to over 250 publications in 69 countries. With articles and blogs in Inside Networks, Network Performance, Processor, ZeroDownTime, DataCenter Dynamics, Mission Critical to name a few. Carrie was awarded the “Communication News” Editor’s Choice Award for two years. Carrie is an expert in TechTarget’s SearchUnifiedCommunications, and a past contributor to SearchNetworking and SearchDataCenters forums and participant on the TechTarget Board of Advisors. She is the former President of the BladeSystems Alliance and member of the Board of Directors, prior participant in the IDC enterprise expert panel, Uptime Institute, numerous green building panels, standards bodies, the Ethernet Alliance, PMI, and IBM Share Her expertise is solicited for technology planning, procurement, product selection, manufacturer qualification, RFI, RFQ development and response, software design, ICT and physical security design, development of requirements, networking requirements, disinterested third party services and channel development.

  • Eric Chetwynd
    Eric Chetwynd
    Sr. Director, Industry Solutions
    Everbridge

    Director of Industry Solutions at Everbridge, Eric brings more than 20 years of experience creating and leading innovative software solutions to market.

  • Sara Peters
    Sara Peters
    Editor-in-Chief
    InformationWeek

    Sara Peters is Editor-in-Chief at InformationWeek and formerly the editor-in-chief of Enterprise Efficiency. Prior that she was senior editor for the Computer Security Institute, writing and speaking about virtualization, identity management, cybersecurity law, and a myriad of other topics. She authored the 2009 CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey and founded the CSI Working Group on Web Security Research Law -- a collaborative project that investigated the dichotomy between laws regulating software vulnerability disclosure and those regulating Web vulnerability disclosure.

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