Tuesday Panel Discussions – Virtual

We will host several interactive Panel Discussions that include great interactivity with the audience.

(join 1 of 4 sessions)

Tuesday Panel Discussions October 12, 2021, 4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

1 - Advanced BIA and Hazard Risk Analysis in the Post-COVID Era

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Steven Haynes, University of Texas at Dallas
Dr. Tony McAleavy, Oklahoma State University
Joan Landry, Abbott Laboratories
Vera Bullock, Western Alliance Bank

Learn how to identify, record, evaluate, and analyze the risks your organization may face. Develop your own metrics to classify the probability and severity of those risks using industry-proven standards and practices.

About Steven Haynes
Steven Haynes is the Director of the Risk Management and Insurance Program at the University of Texas at Dallas. His research interests include risk analysis, organizations under crisis, mixed methods research design, and disaster science.

About Dr. Tony McAleavy
Dr. Tony McAleavy is an Assistant Professor in Fire and Emergency Management at Oklahoma State University. He is a former Coastguard, Ambulance Service officer and local government emergency and contingency manager.

About Joan Landry
Joan Landry, AFBCI, MBCP, is the Business Continuity Principle Consultant for Abbott, a global healthcare company. Joan has spent more than a decade working to ensure resiliency in the face of disruption across Abbott’s diverse businesses.

About Vera Bullock
Vera Bullock is a Financial Services and Consumer Finance Senior Professional with CBCP Certification from 2007. Currently a WAB as a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Professional with Western Alliance Bank (WAB) out of Phoenix, AZ. She feels fortunate to have been provided with opportunities to work with the following Financial Services providers as a CBCP; GE Capital, Synchrony Financial, Worldpay (now Fidelity National Information Services). Vera loves Business Continuity and Data Security and is very grateful for the opportunity to continue working in this field.

2 - Protecting Your Organization from Ransomware and Other Cyberattacks

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Regina Phelps, EMS Solutions Inc.
Adam Marget, Unitrends
Michael Bratton, Castellan Solutions
Brian Robison, BlackBerry
Andrew Lemke, Kyndryl

While many disaster recovery programs are designed for IT infrastructure breakdown, far less are prepared for cybersecurity failure. Ransomware is leading the way for these malware incidents, specifically targeting corporate communications, IT operations, legal, disaster recovery, crisis management, and IT security. Today’s cyberattacks not only seek to lock up production systems, but also backups and other redundant systems.

About Regina Phelps
Regina Phelps is an internationally recognized thought leader in the field of emergency management, pandemic and contingency planning. Since 1982 she has provided consultation, training & speaking services to clients on five continents and is the author of three books.

About Adam Marget
Adam Marget is an experienced technical marketing professional at Unitrends, a leader in data center backup and disaster recovery solutions. He has been a member of the Unitrends team since 2016, during which time he’s held several roles at the company. Driven by a love and curiosity for technology, Adam’s been delighted to have been afforded the opportunity help both end users and channel partners solve challenges around disaster recovery and business continuity. Prior to joining Unitrends, Adam worked with CDW where he leveraged a variety of partner solutions to help his customers achieve their goals across a variety of technology categories including backup, networking, security, power and cooling, and data center.

About Michael Bratton
Michael Bratton is Consulting Practice Leader for Castellan. Michael has consulted with a diverse range of clients spanning numerous industry verticals and sizes. He specializes in translating business and organizational requirements into recovery strategies and response frameworks that help organizations effectively respond to disruptions. Michael has worked with numerous organizations to implement new programs, but also has a long-standing base of clients where he continues to serve as an active and trusted advisor.

About Brian Robison
Brian Robison is the Chief Evangelist at BlackBerry, where he educates the world that preventing cybersecurity threats is actually possible and a much better approach than detecting and responding after the attack. Prior to joining BlackBerry (then Cylance), Robison spent five years helping secure corporate data on mobile devices—three years at Citrix as Director of Technical Marketing and two years driving enterprise product strategy at Good Technology. Before moving into the mobile security space, Robison’s career focused on endpoint security and risk and compliance. At McAfee, he led the effort to bring ePolicy Orchestrator into the modern age as well as managing the vulnerability management and policy compliance solutions.

About Andrew Lemke
With twenty-two years of experience in all areas of cybersecurity, Andrew Lemke is currently Kyndryl’s cyber resilience leader for North America. He leads consulting engagements with multinational accounts in multiple sectors and the resulting work products have become the foundation for budgetary planning and have been re-used to respond to customer compliance needs. Specific to the banking industry, he advises clients on meeting those specifications for Sheltered Harbor. As an application architect, he led a team of thirty contributors to build IBM’s platform for security non-compliance tracking and as a program manager he subsequently deployed that product to all countries in which Kyndryl operates. As a security architect, has been responsible for the architecture work products for many IBM internal projects with global scope as well as client proposals. He is an active innovator with four patents issued in various areas of cybersecurity, and he has been a reviewer for IBM’s security invention disclosure team. He is currently driving the transformation of the DR, backup and business continuity fields to incorporate the latest cyber threats such as ransomware and he represents Kyndryl by sharing Kyndryl’s point of view on cyber resiliency as well and the intersection of cybersecurity and finance. He has authored several external publications and has been sought out to speak by organizations such as Finance Executives International, Evanta/Gartner, DAI and Chief Nation.

3 - Understanding Situational Resilience in a Complex Enterprise

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Rich Cocchiara, Cognitient Corp.
Chris Hurst, OnSolve
Bridget Guerrero, GoDaddy
Dawn Grzena, Zendesk

This panel will discuss how they have uncovered risks associated with situational resilience in enterprises they have worked at or consulted to. The panel will discuss what they did to understand those risks and create successful mitigation strategies that resulted in improved situational resilience. The panel will provide their insight into how a practitioner can help their enterprise stop guessing and know what the risks might be so as to avoid costly mistakes in the future. The panel will give examples how the lack of knowledge, experience and past performance has resulted in lost revenue, increased downtime or failure to meet objectives.

About Rich Cocchiara
Rich Cocchiara is the Chief Innovation & Security Officer for Cognitient Corp and he is the former Chief Information Security Officer for the NYC Dept of Education and has held positions

About Chris Hurst
Chris Hurst is the VP of Global Technology Solutions at OnSolve, a Critical Event Management company headquartered in Atlanta, GA. Prior to his current role, Chris co-founded Stabilitas, a Risk Intelligence company that uses Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to detect physical risks to operations and people and is now a part of OnSolve. Chris is a 2001 graduate of West Point and a former Army Diver. After his military career, Chris led infrastructure planning and engineering teams in a number of conflict zones, and later served as the Director of Enterprise Risk Management for Mercy Corps, an international NGO with people and operations in 40 countries. He holds a B.S. from the United States Military Academy, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

About Dawn Grzena
Dawn Grzena has been in the industry for over 25 years. She currently leads a global business continuity / crisis management team at Zendesk and loves every minutes of the challenge.

About Bridget Guerrero
Bridget Guerrero manages Operational Resilience at GoDaddy and has more than two decades experience in risk management, crisis management, intelligence and security operations. She focuses on building robust, defensible risk identification, quantification and management programs to keep GoDaddy’s employees and assets safe, wherever they may work.

4 - Building an Effective Crisis Communication Strategy

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
4:35 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Jason Jackson, Infinite Blue
Ann Pickren, OnSolve
Peter Steinfeld, AlertMedia
Dubhe Beinhorn, BlackBerry

Efficient crisis communication takes planning. When disaster strikes, your organization must be able to notify employees and reassure the public without hesitation. Learn how to provide accurate, thoughtful information to your co-workers while encouraging your customers, stakeholders, and community of your organization’s ability to mitigate the situation.

About Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson is a highly respected executive and thought leader in security, safety and crisis management and is appreciated for his ability to bring people together when developing innovative, forward-thinking strategies. Jason’s experience includes leading Walmart’s global emergency management and business continuity teams, where he developed a vision for and launched forward leaning technology and operating platforms to improve the company’s ability to mitigate and manage crises.?He most recently served as the Chief Security Officer for Bass Pro Shops family of companies with responsibility for security, safety and regulatory compliance to include cybersecurity, business continuity, and crisis management.

In his role as the Vice President of Customer Experience at Infinite Blue, Jason develops customer experience excellence by driving holistic thinking and making continual progress with customer alignment throughout Infinite Blue. Working closely with Product Management, Customer Success, and Account Management, he is the consistent voice of the customer throughout Infinite Blue.

About Ann Pickren
Ann Pickren currently serves as the Chief Customer Officer of OnSolve. As the Chief Customer Officer, Ann oversees Customer Support, Customer Journey, Professional Services, Project Management and Implementation and Education Services for OnSolve customers. Since 2003, Ann has been working with companies on the implementation of notification solutions as part of their Business Continuity and resiliency programs. She has been with OnSolve for the past 10 years (incorporating her time at MIR3). Ann Pickren has spent 20+ years in the Business Continuity and Crisis Communications field, having held positions at Comdisco and SunGard for over 16 years. Ann currently holds her MBCI certification and is a member of the DRJ Executive Council, a past board member of the BCI USA Chapter, past President and board member of the Atlanta ACP Chapter Ann holds a MBA from Georgia State University.

About Peter Steinfeld
Peter Steinfeld is the Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia and host of The Employee Safety Podcast, where each week, he interviews safety, security, business continuity, and disaster recovery experts from all over the world. Peter also leads AlertMedia’s sales organization, ensuring his team has the right information and resources to successfully bring in new customers and prospects. Prior to AlertMedia, Peter held sales leadership roles at Symantec and Dell, among several other enterprise software companies. He has been involved in the emergency communications industry for more than 20 years, advising organizations of all sizes on matters related to employee safety, and is passionate about helping organizations protect their most valuable assets: their people. Peter is a graduate of Middlebury College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He also earned his MBA from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.

About Dubhe Beinhorn
Dubhe Beinhorn is the Vice President of Federal Sales and Customer Success at BlackBerry AtHoc. Prior to the acquisition of AtHoc by BlackBerry, Ms. Beinhorn was part of the original management team when AtHoc was established. Prior To AtHoc, Ms. Beinhorn held various executive sales positions at Unisys, Juniper Networks, SafeNet, Network Equipment Technologies and Xerox. Ms. Beinhorn is a seasoned sales executive with significant expertise in federal markets worldwide.