Breakout Track 4

Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

BREAKOUT TRACK 4 - SESSION 1

Cutting Through the Hype: Moving from Buzzword to Actionable Risk Intelligence with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

When:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Speaker:
Joseph Ward, OnSolve

As critical events – from the pandemic to civil unrest and domestic terrorism to severe weather – and their swelling impacts come more heavily into focus, business leaders are prioritizing the protection of their assets and asking business continuity and security professionals to deliver an effective risk management and intelligence solution.

Yet, with a constant stream of news, data and social media chatter, the professionals tasked with this effort are overwhelmed with data fatigue and struggle to sift through the noise to pinpoint the critical events that truly affect them. Next generation technology buzzwords like “Artificial Intelligence” and “Machine Learning” are touted for solving these challenges, but are rarely presented in a helpful, tangible solution that has proven results. In this session, you will hear OnSolve Vice President of Product, Joseph Ward, discuss the practical ways AI and Machine Learning can be applied and visualized to help business continuity leaders transform data volumes into actionable risk intelligence.

About Joseph Ward
Joseph Ward is OnSolve’s Vice President of Product. He’s spent the previous 15 years building enterprise software products at companies such as Ciphertrust, McAfee, Damballa, and Ionic Security among others and joined OnSolve in March. He’s so passionate about IT systems that when he’s not working at OnSolve, there’s a very good chance he’s upgrading or deploying his personal cloud infrastructure he runs out of his basement (with a HA replication in an undisclosed location).

BREAKOUT TRACK 4 - SESSION 2

TBD

BREAKOUT TRACK 4 - SESSION 3

Focusing on Current Trends: Avoiding Potential Impacts of a Disruption

When:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Speaker:
Tracy Hall, Wolf & Company PC

The COVID-19 pandemic, changes to regulatory guidance, and client expectations of our resiliency ensures there will be increased scrutiny in the area of preparedness in the near future. It’s no doubt that organizations will be expected to provide more solid evidence of a strong program. The threat landscape that companies must protect themselves against continues to grow and expand in complexity—increasing demand for availability and ensuring that business can continue in the event of an unplanned interruption. This session will focus on areas of Business Continuity that are being analyzed more than ever and where organizations have fallen short during times of crisis, causing increased downtime that translates into unnecessary impacts to the organization.

About Tracy Hall
Tracy Hall is a Senior Manager in IT Assurance Services group. As one of the leading business continuity planning experts in the country she has 20 years of experience assisting in areas of BCP.

BREAKOUT TRACK 4 - SESSION 4

The Terrible Tensions of Organizational Resilience

When:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Speaker:
Dr. David Lindstedt, Adaptive BC Solutions

What organization would NOT want to be more resilient, especially in the wake of COVID19?

But real resilience often challenges the very core of most institutions.

Is your organization prepared for the delicate balancing and contrarian practices necessary for resilient people in resilient roles?

Join Dr. Lindstedt as he takes us through his research, lessons, and learning about the sometimes intuitive, sometimes strange nature of organizational and individual resilience.

After all: Adopting resilient practices in order to prepare for the next seismic calamity or marketplace disruption might just cause an existential crisis worse than the threats!

About Dr. David Lindstedt
Dr. Lindstedt is a frequent author, instructor, and consultant in project management and business continuity. He is the co-author of Adaptive Business Continuity and creator of several SaaS tools for preparedness practitioners.

BREAKOUT TRACK 4 - SESSION 5

How to Create a Cyber Response Plan When You Are a CBCP Not a CISSP

When:
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Speaker:
Ron Kamps, Mutual of Enumclaw

Ron Kamps is the Business Resilience Manager at Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance. He will present their journey to create a structured Cyber Response Plan from various existing processes and activities. Ron will share about the challenges and opportunities he faced as a BC Planner, not a cyber-expert. The session will include actual program slides, lessons learned, tips, and approach techniques on how they went from having no official Cyber Response Plan to having a documented plan, pocket guide, cyber vendor relationships, quarterly exercises, and integration with the Business Resilience Program.

About Ron Kamps
Ron Kamps began his Business Continuity career following Y2K and received his CBCP in 2002. Ron has developed, redesigned, implemented, managed and matured business continuity programs at six companies including three Fortune 500.