Saturday, August 22, 2009 – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
1967 Tigertail Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33004
A disaster recovery strategy is crucial to business owners in the event that natural disasters and unforeseen events such as data terrorism or theft occur. These can threaten to cause a major disruption and downtime to businesses of all sizes.
Who Should Attend: This conference will provide business owners – in a host of industries – the tools, information and resources they need to safeguard data and IT resources, and ensure business continuity, when faced with a disaster and/or recovery efforts.
Registration: Early registration is before August 22, 2009 and the cost per person is $25.00.
Cost at the door will be $49.99 for members and non-members.
Topics to be covered include:
- How to backup data correctly and effectively
- Preparing a detailed disaster recovery plan
- Precautions businesses should take when preparing for a disaster
- Disaster recovery for businesses, what to do after the fact
9:30 am – 10:15 am Registration and networking
10:15 am - 10:30 am Welcome message from Board of Directors
10:30 am - 11:00 am Disaster preparedness and human capital
Key items n to think about as they relate to employees during a time of disaster, and how to properly plan for business continuity (e.g. how do we continue to use the data that has been secured via IT systems). Topics discussed will include:
- Educating key employees, vendors and clients about the plan
- Communication methods in times of emergency
- Where employees will report and how they will get there
- How employees will be paid for time of office closures
- Preparing for the worst – implementing a confidentiality and non-disclosure agreement to mitigate the risk of data theft
Jared M. Koesten, M.S., SPHR, President ; Principal Consultant, KOHR Group, LLC
11:00 am - 11:15 am 15-minute break
11:15 am - 11:45 am System management practices
Learn the different elements of total disaster recovery including:
- Human Concerns
- Planning and Management
- Information availability and Security
- Facility Issues
- Crisis communication and response
Don Ferreri, President, LH Computer Services
11:45 am -12:00 pm 15-minute break
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Properly insuring your business for a disaster
Every business needs to protect itself in the event of a disaster. With today’s complex environment, learn about the various types of insurance that can safeguard the business assets and also protect the business income statement.
Timely topics to be discussed will include:
- What types of insurance are available for your business?
- What is business interruption insurance?
- Does the business need insurance to protect its employees in a disaster?
- How quickly can claims be processed after the disaster has occurred?
Steven Breitbart, Vice President, Cypress Insurance Group
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Power networking and lunch
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Utilizing telecommunications, dedicated servers and web 2.0 to conduct business during a disaster
This presentation will cover the benefits of using a browser based CRM, dedicated website hosting and web 2.0 tools to prepare for and continue sales and marketing efforts during and after a major disaster.
Shannon DeFries, Communications Specialist, New Media Technology
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 15-minute break
2:15 pm - 2:45 pm How to disaster-proof your business
Without proper preparation, the chances of your business surviving a disaster or major interruption are small. Together, we will identify the obvious and hidden threats to your business along with survival strategies to make your business disaster-proof.
David Bennett, President, Connections for Business
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 15-minute break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Q;A session