Technology Executives Club
Disaster Recovery & Storage
in the Era of the Cloud
Learn how to save money and boost DR and Storage Performance with the Cloud
Chicago, IL | June 23, 2011
The Cloud is changing the 'old' ways of Disaster Recovery (DR) and Storage. It's giving IT Leaders options, especially when faced with limited budgets. In fact, organizations using cloud-based backup and recovery, and or storage solutions can achieve significant returns on IT investments. That's not to say the Cloud is an easy fix or silver bullet for your DR or storage ailments. Portability, latency and security concerns are just some of the issues you must sort out. But one thing's certain: IT leaders must ensure their DR and storage plans are resilient and can protect the long-term financial health of the enterprise, or suffer the wrath of management, whose tolerance for downtime, data loss and unexpected expenses is lower than ever. Learn how the Cloud can help meet multiple DR & Storage needs.
Learn how to use the Cloud to advance your DR and Storage Systems! Attend this Seminar!
Join Top IT Executives from SIRVA, Axis Capital, Classified Ventures and Composites One...
And Get Their Secret Tips on:
- Choosing which applications and infrastructure can be used in the cloud, verus traditional DR & storage environments
- Maximizing Disaster Recovery outsourcing services (recovery service providers, collocation space and managed
services, outsourcing the entire data center, etc.)
- Strengthening the relationship between risk management and business continuity functions
with the Cloud
- Using cloud-based recovery services and virtualization technologies to lower costs
- Understanding the different type of cloud based storage and which makes sense for your organization - or doesn't!
LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER / SPONSOR FOR THIS SEMINAR:
Contact Maria Tuthill at 847-837-3900 x1.
LEARN THESE BEST PRACTICES (AND MORE!) FROM OUR KEYNOTE PANEL:
||Adam Diab, Director of Contract & Solution Delivery Management at SIRVA, Inc., directs technology planning, budgeting, PMO, vendor management, and support of all technology assets. Previously, he was a Principal / Senior Consultant at Affiliated Computer Services and Analysts International for 20 years, assisting JP Morgan Chase, Motorola, McDonalds, US Bank, and ConAgra in technology planning and assimilation.
|| John Parkinson, SVP Project Management Office at Axis Capital, leads a team of program and project managers responsible for the successful delivery of all programs globally. He's also responsible for IT vendor management and procurement activities, managing the overall IT budget and guiding the evolution of AXIS's joint business and IT investment portfolio. Previously he was CTO at TransUnion and Capgemini, and Senior Partner at Ernst & Young. He is the founder and managing partner of ParkWood Advisors LLC, a member of the Technology Advisory Board at Morningstar, Inc. and US Micro, Inc., and an independent director at TAP.tv.
||Hal Greene, Vice President of Information Systems at
Composites One LLC, leads a team of managers and staff providing system operations, system applications, and strategic development services. He is responsible for all aspects of enterprise, collaboration, business-to-business, warehouse management, and telecom systems. Composites One (C1) supplies materials, including reinforcements and chemicals, to manufacturers worldwide. In the past year, C1 migrated communication and collaboration system applications to a cloud-based platform.
|| Jason O'Sullivan, Director of Technology Operations at
Classified Ventures, oversees the architecture, engineering and operations of the Classified Ventures’ network, as well as storage, corporate systems, virtualization, IPT, and data center services. Additionally, he provides infrastructure and operational support to CV’s online businesses – Apartments.com, Cars.com, HomeGain.com and HomeFinder.com.
||Moderator: Chris Nein, Vice President and General Manager at PAETEC, brings over 20 years of successful sales and leadership experience to his role overseeing the strategy, sales, revenue protection and operations of eight sales teams across seven states. Previously, he was President of Group9 Communications, Vice President of North America for Global Telesystems and Vice President of International Carrier Sales for Global Crossing, Ltd.
PLUS, BONUS FEATURES OF THIS EVENT!
Get INSIGHTS FROM THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRY EXPERT BRIEFINGS:
||Disaster Recovery to the Cloud: Is it Right for You?
Joe Long, Director of BC / DR& Storage Solutions, Logicalis, Inc.
Cloud-based DR solutions are the most talk about capability, but how do you know if they're right for your business? Joe will review the recommended approach using a time-tested Business Continuity methodology, plus what you need to know and ask before making the move to cloud-based DR.
||The Cloud as a Viable Storage Platform. Is It Really Useful?
David Kluger, Principle Technology Architect, Storcom, Inc.
Dave will explore the pros and cons of cloud-based storage and how to determine if it's the best approach for your organization.
|| Case Studies on Building A Cloud-Provisioned Disaster Recovery & Testing Program
Biff Myre, Director, Worknet Inc.
Myre will present case studies from organizations that have leveraged "Burstable" Cloud IT resources to architect their Disaster Recovery (DR) and Testing Programs. He'll explore why and how these programs were developed, functionally tested with end-users, and documented for a best-practice, compliance-ready, DR preparedness program. From these case studies you'll learn what it takes to setup a proven, Cloud-Based, DR program that works and provides value even without a disaster.
||Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity in the Virtual World
Patrick Songer, Director of Solutions Architecture, NaviSite Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company
Songer will outline best strategies for ensuring DR and BC in a virtual environment.
IN ADDITION, you'll
- Network with Your Peers to make new contacts, compare notes and best practices
- Meet top vendors in the industry, and
- Earn Continuing Professional Education credit if you're a Club member
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Senior IT and LOB Executives
- VPs & Directors responsible for Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity
- Any IT Executives and Managers who provide BC / DR support to LOB functions
~ Ticket Price: $125 Members, $275 Nonmembers ~
IT Executives & Staff Members
- Members: Register Here to Use Your Bundled Tickets or Contact Member Services at 847-837-3900 x4
- Nonmembers: Learn how to attend this event with a complimentary VIP Pass
Providers (Hardware, Software, Consultants)
- You must be a member or have Club approval to attend this event. Learn more.
Thurs., June 23, 2011
12:30 Registration & Networking
Event begins promptly at 1:00
1:00 - 5:00 Panel & Presentations
Union League Club,
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago IL 60604
Questions? Contact Maria Tuthill at
Professional business-casual attire required.
Final speakers and topics are subject to change.
LEARN HOW TO BECOME A SPEAKER / SPONSOR FOR THIS SEMINAR:
Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x3.