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Disaster Recovery & Continuity Best Practices

What strategies will help you achieve success?

Learn how Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Strategies have evolved.

Join us in Chicago when Top IT & Business Continuity Executives from leading, area organizations discuss a range of issues to help you succeed:

  • Real Life Disaster recovery scenarios from different IT Executives - what worked and what didn't, plus their plans for the future.
  • Designing and running the right set up for different systems
  • Key Strategies to leverage the intersection of cloud, mobility and virutalization to create your opimital DR & Continuity environment.
  • Key Strategies to evolve from a DR only focus to DR and business continuity focus.
  • How to Approach DR/BC with a definition of success that achieves your outcomes, increases DR/BC capabilities and lowers TCO.


Brian J. Greenberg CIO Akrete Communications Brian J. Greenberg, CIO, Akrete Communications
Brian is an industry thought leader in storage litigation readiness, e-discovery, compliance, backup and archive, data protection, business continuance, disaster recovery, and IT operations best practices. A subject matter expert, he has served as a consultant for leading storage services companies including StorageNetworks and GlassHouse. For 25 years, he has designed and managed IT and data storage systems, systems for dot-com start-ups, and enterprise class systems for Fortune 100 companies in diverse industries, such as banking, manufacturing, high technology, and financial services including Motorola, Microsoft, Fujitsu, Washington Mutual and Bloomberg. Additionally, Brian frequently contributes as a speaker on how organizations can better align legal and business requirements with IT, and he has presented papers and participated as a panelist at several conferences, including Data2.0 Conference, StorageDecisions, DataCenter Decisions, and Ziff-Davis Enterprise Virtual Trade Show.

Kiran Palla, Sr. Manager, IT Risk & Cost Optimization-Global Infrastructure Technology & Operations, DeVry Education Group
Kiran Palla is a senior leader with 18+ years of IT experience. His focus areas include Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity, Cost Optimization, Configuration Management, IT Finance, Process Improvements, Audit & Risk and Business Relationship Management. Over a period of nearly two decades of well-rounded IT experience, he managed teams of several hundreds and successfully ran global organizations.

Kiran’s versatile background in nearly dozen industries always kept him on top of technology innovation. He led several major hurricane disaster recovery efforts like Katrina and Irene and proactively prepared organizations for business continuity like SARS, Bird Flu Pandemic and Snow Blizzards. Kiran also conducts training sessions in leadership development, effective communication, presentation and listening.  

Chris LaVesser,IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader. GE Healthcare Chris LaVesser,IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader. GE Healthcare
As the IT Risk and Compliance Solutions Leader for GE Healthcare, Chris LaVesser drives IT risk management and compliance by collaborating with leaders in all technology stacks to architect business solutions within GE's risk management framework. GE Healthcare has global operations in highly-regulated medical manufacturing, develops healthcare IT systems, and hosts healthcare IT for customers. GE Healthcare leverages public and private cloud services"”including software, platform, and infrastructure as a service"”to accomplish its industry-leading goals. Managing IT risk and compliance in this complex environment, Chris draws upon 7 years' experience as a military healthcare provider, 10 years' public and private experience in healthcare IT, and holds an MBA. As an active Milwaukee-area BASE jumper, Chris also goes beyond preaching risk management; he lives it.

Alison Kassel, Chief Information Officer for SeatonCorp Alison Kassel, Chief Information Officer for SeatonCorp
Alison Kassel has developed strategies, transformed organizations, and delivered solutions enabling organizations to achieve their strategic and operating plan objectives. Previously, she held significant IT roles at U.S. Cellular, Motorola, McDonalds, Cap Gemini, and Andersen Consulting.
Nathan Biggs, CEO House of Brick Technologies
Moderator: Nathan Biggs, CEO House of Brick Technologies Nathan has over twenty five years of experience in high-tech industries ranging from composite materials and semiconductor engineering, to software product development and advanced IT infrastructures. Under Nathan’s leadership, House of Brick has been experiencing tremendous growth and worldwide exposure for its ability to drive the virtualization of enterprise-class workloads, and the migration to cloud-based infrastructures. Throughout his career, Nathan has emphasized the need for IT to enhance business value; recognizing that sometimes the best IT investment is the one not made.


Biff Myre, Director, Worknet Inc. Higher DR/BC Capabilities with Lower TCO: A Proven Process for Preparedness
-Biff Myre, Director, Solutions, OnX Managed Services
Stop wasting investments and effort on Disaster Recover / Business Continuity methods that are not proving your preparedness capabilities. Approach DR/BC with a definition of success that achieves your outcomes, increases DR/BC capabilities and lowers TCO. See how others are integrating Backup, Replication & DR strategies with Cloud/Mobile/Virtual technology allow for "recovery anywhere" capabilities while avoiding DR capital investments using a "burstable" Cloud model that complements reimbursement from insurance claims. Learn how changing your approach to DR/BC initiatives can increase preparedness capabilities, recovery/continuity confidence and lower cost, risk and frustration!

Nathan Biggs, CEO House of Brick Technologies

Industry Trends With Virtualization and Cloud Computing for Business Critical Applications
- Nathan Biggs, CEO House of Brick Technologies
Many organizations have been taking advantage of virtualization and cloud technologies to reduce server counts, and gain operational advantages. When it comes to business critical workloads such as those running Oracle, migration to virtualization and the cloud has encountered more resistance, and roadblocks. This presentation will examine industry trends in virtualization and cloud computing for enterprise workloads, such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft, MS SQL Server, etc. Case studies will be presented that explore the advantages of a cloud strategy for mission-critical applications. strategies for minimizing risk, and maximizing benefits will be provided.

David Kluger is the Principal Technology Architect for Storcom, Inc.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure and How it Will Change the Face of DR/BC
-David Kluger, Principal Technology Architect, Storcom, Inc.


  • 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 storage, data management, disasterrecovery
  • Any IT Executives and Managers who provide data management direction and support to LOB functions
  • CxO's and VP of Development for software developers, VAR's, OEM's and other Technology Companies looking to take advantage of data management applications
  • Ecommerce Executives
  • VP's of Marketing & Sales who want to learn more about what can be gained from big data




Chicago, IL
Weds. May 21, 2014
, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Union League Club, Crystal Room
65 W. Jackson Blvd. Chicago IL 60604

Questions? Call Maria Tuthill in our Chicago office
847-837-3900 x 1


IT Executives & Staff Members

1. Members: Register Here to Use Your Ticket package or Contact Member Services at 847-837-3900 x1

2. Nonmembers: Learn how to attend this event with a complimentary VIP Pass

Providers (Hardware, Software, Consultants)

1.Members: Who have a ticket package, Register here.

Pre-registration required.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

Event Sponsors
OnX Managed Services
The Judge Group
Code 42
Contact Alex Jarett at 1-847-837-3900 x3.




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