8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
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Welcome Address

Join Chloe Demrovsky as she welcomes DRI2019 attendees to Las Vegas. She will address key updates from DRI and our profession as a whole as she sets the tone for our annual event.  
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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KEYNOTE: Cybersecurity and Emerging Technologies

We are proud to have Dr. Matthew Spence, Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, as our keynote speaker. Spence focuses on cybersecurity, the intersection of national security and technology, and emerging technologies. He was previously a partner at the venture capital firm, Andreessen Horowtiz, based in Silicon Valley. Prior to ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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WBCM: Women in Business Continuity Management Panel Discussion

Join our WBCM Committee members as they lead an informative and enlightening panel touching on the issues important to women in our profession. This session will kick off the WBCM track by sharing the latest news from the committee – including 2018 WBCM survey results. Look forward to an ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Leading Large Scale Exercises for Active Shooter and Mass Casualty

Attend this session to learn the essential elements necessary to manage an exercise on a large scale. The presentation walks through the process used by Texas Children’s Hospital to manage multiple large-scale exercises involving multiple external agencies and hundreds of participants. While the presentation is from a healthcare organization, ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Trends and Predictions for Our Profession

With a look back and one ahead, the chair of the Future Vision Committee, Lyndon Bird, will take attendees through trends observed in 2018 and provide predictions for what to expect in the year to come. Based on the fourth annual trends and predictions reports, this year’s content features ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP: Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (PART 1)

This hands-on, interactive, three-hour workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Case Study: Bouncing Back Strong – Building the Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety Business Continuity Plan

In June 2017, Merck experienced a cybersecurity incident that identified the need to bolster preparedness for business disruptions. From the fall of 2017 through the present, the Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) organization prepared its first ever business continuity plan (BCP), including table top exercises and training. ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Building Resiliency in a Tech Startup!

How do you build a resiliency program from scratch — when there is literally nothing written on even a napkin? What would success look like to you and to your organization? Would you put a box around your program or would you understand the “why” of your problem? Snap ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Case Study: How Goodyear’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Teams Took on Hurricane Harvey and Won!

Attend this session for a true multidisciplinary presentation, as Goodyear’s business continuity and risk management experts explore how the two disciplines work together at this global manufacturing giant. Using Hurricane Harvey as a jumping off point, the presenters will detail Goodyear’s hurricane response, with a focus on how risk ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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WORKSHOP: Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (PART 2)

This hands-on, interactive, three-hour workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Performing Effective Business Continuity Audits

This session will not only cover the best approach for effective business continuity audits, but it also will show you how to gauge your organization’s preparedness. Attend this session to learn how to prevent simple check box audits while discovering what to look for beneath the hood. When you ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Cyber-Resilience: A Day in the Life of a CISO

Cyber-resilience can be thought of as the ability of an enterprise to anticipate, withstand, recover from and evolve to improve capabilities it needs to function brought about as the result of cyber threats and/or attacks. This enhances both the cybersecurity function and the BCM function (e.g. the whole is ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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WORKSHOP: Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (PART 3)

This hands-on, interactive, three-hour workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a ...
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
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PLENARY SESSION: Creating the Tipping Point

Born and raised in a small town in Oregon, Steven Eberlein and his wife found themselves living in Sri Lanka when the Boxing Day Tsunami struck, taking 35,000 lives in Sri Lanka and 230,000 lives overall in 16 countries. After serving together in the relief effort, they returned to ...
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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KEYNOTE: Meet McKesson CISO Spencer Mott

McKesson CISO Spencer Mott is responsible for enhancing and overseeing the information and cybersecurity strategy and program at a highly diverse and global Fortune 5 healthcare company.  He leads the Information Security & Risk Management team that oversees projects, standards, and controls that mitigate risks, strengthen defenses, and reduce ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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The McKesson Sessions: McKesson’s Information Risk & Security Program

Attend this session for an in-depth look at McKesson Corporation’s Information Risk & Security Program. First, learn about Information Protection at McKesson (IPAM), a strategic initiative designed to improve the maturity of cybersecurity defensive, preventative, and resiliency controls as well as instill clear lines of governance over information security ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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Presidential Policy Directives 8, 21, and YOU

National preparedness is first and foremost a partnership between private and public sectors. Learn how presidential policy links private and public domains underpinning the security of the United States and American society. And understand how the FEMA 2018-2022 strategic plan is now inclusive, utilizing a whole of community effort ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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WBCM: Tips from the Trenches – Ask Betsy…In Person!

Following on her smash hit Women in Business Continuity Management Ask Betsy webinar, Betsy Sayers is back with tips from the trenches. She promises that attendees will walk away with solid examples and templates that you can use – plus some more of those handy “Betsyisms” that are pretty ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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WORKSHOP: The Why and How of Implementing Incident Command (Part 1)

Should your business take an approach successfully used by first responders across the U.S. and, with some modifications, use it temporarily to enable more efficient and effective business continuity and disaster recovery? This session will help you identify benefits of Incident Command (IC) and provide you with the opportunity ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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The McKesson Sessions: McKesson’s Business Continuity Services

This session will explore how a Fortune 6 company manages business continuity; discussion will include the tools McKesson uses to manage one of the largest programs in the business. Learn how McKesson’s internal business continuity (BC) consulting service works very closely with business units as a center of excellence ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Why Are Cyberattacks So Destructive?

Most organizations have plans for fires, earthquakes, and other traditional outage scenarios. A scenario where every device in every data center, office building, and work location is purposely and simultaneously destroyed has rarely been considered, but it is happening more every day. Emerging cyberattacks are increasing in their focus ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP: The Why and How of Implementing Incident Command (Part 2)

Should your business take an approach successfully used by first responders across the U.S. and, with some modifications, use it temporarily to enable more efficient and effective business continuity and disaster recovery? This session will help you identify benefits of Incident Command (IC) and provide you with the opportunity ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Professional Practices Case Study Panel

Attend this panel, led by the legendary Al Berman, to learn from actual customers who have used products to address their resiliency challenges. All the speakers are users, not vendors, so this is about experiences, not a sales pitch. Have a frank and honest dialogue with senior BCM professionals ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Supporting Northwestern Mutual Digital Transformation: Disaster Recovery Maturation from Walkthrough to Business Process Exercise (Part 1)

Northwestern Mutual (NM) has embarked on a digital transformation which has created greater client visibility to and demand on technology services, thus raising the importance of availability and resiliency of those services. The NM Enterprise disaster recovery and technology infrastructure teams will describe how disaster recovery practices have matured ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Supply Chain and Business Continuity at Michael Kors

Michael Kors is much more than just clothing and hand bags – it’s an enduring luxury lifestyle empire with a global reach…and a global supply chain. Join Dan Lawler, the company’s Sr. Director, Engineering, Distribution Development & Business Continuity, for a look at business continuity and supply chain at ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Financial Industry: Staying Ahead of BCM Challenges

Financial institutions are facing challenges that test their ability to protect the assets of their customers by securing records and one which may threaten the very existence of these institutions. In addition, government regulations at the international, national and state levels are demanding that the individual be able to ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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WORKSHOP: Transitioning from Crisis Management to BCP: It’s All in the Set Up! (Part 1)

How do you go from crisis management to business continuity mode?  Attend this workshop to find out how to make the transition smooth and avoid common pitfalls. The two-hour session will explore “hour zero activities,” including setting up the event, getting the smartest people in the room, communications and ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Integrating Security, Safety and Business Continuity into an Enterprise Risk Management Program at Northwestern Mutual (Part 2)

Northwestern Mutual is transforming to be at the center of our client’s financial lives by delivering world class products to meet their financial needs through our best in class financial representatives.  In support of these efforts, the Campus and Event Experiences teams are evolving to provide an enterprise risk ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Extreme Resiliency

Capital One is raising the stakes for resiliency by adding the practice of regional isolation (ring fencing) of cloud regions to ensure real and effective regional independence. This presentation will cover the approach and the lessons learned from this important evolution in our practice.
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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BCM as an Operational Risk Service Provider

As BCM matures and moves from a business recovery model to an integrated risk partnership within organizational resilience, its use cases and purpose are evolving. In this session, the speaker will share one example of where BCM/OR is uniquely qualified to become a core component of the operational risk ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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WORKSHOP: Transitioning from Crisis Management to BCP: It’s All in the Set Up! (Part 2)

How do you go from crisis management to business continuity mode? Attend this workshop to find out how to make the transition smooth and avoid common pitfalls. The two-hour session will explore “hour zero activities,” including setting up the event, getting the smartest people in the room, communications and ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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How to Get Involved in ISACs to Benefit your Company’s Business Continuity, Response Capabilities and Exercising

U.S. and global critical infrastructure protection for cyber and physical events, recognize the effectiveness of trusted information sharing and peer communication during cyber and physical events. In this session, the Financial Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center’s (FS-ISAC) information sharing lifecycle model will be discussed. The goal of this ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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City of Atlanta Ransomware Attack Best Practices and Lessons Learned

In March of 2018, the City of Atlanta, GA was the subject of a massive cyberattack. Many city services and programs were affected by the ransomware attack, including online services for citizens to pay bills and request utility service. The attack was notable for the extent of services affected ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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WBCM: Peer Circle – Calling All Disaster Divas! It’s Your Chance to be “HER”d (Part 1)

Join the members of the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee for a first-of-its-kind, women-only, peer circle session. Here’s the session last year’s attendees requested, a place for women to discuss issues relevant to you and share your experiences. We’ll break up into small groups and explore a variety ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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The State of Organizational Resilience 2018

This presentation will discuss the current and future state of organizational resilience across multiple management disciplines including business continuity management, information security and more. Using the five layers of culture, people, process and infrastructure, we will address the role of the chief risk/strategy officer and present a framework for ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Workshop: Crisis Management at Penn State – An Insider’s View

In 2011, the Jerry Sandusky scandal hit Penn State. This session, conducted as a workshop, will examine how the scandal was handled, what went right (very little) and what went wrong. The attendees will be asked to make decisions that the Penn State Board did. The session will also ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Get Schooled! What We All Can Learn from Higher Education Continuity

Fires, floods, blizzards, burst pipes. Sound familiar? Attend this session for a look at continuity from a higher education perspective. From the recent California wildfires to the East Coast arctic freeze, hear from resilience professionals from Yale University and UCLA about unique, and not-so-unique challenges faced by these two ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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WBCM: Peer Circle – Calling All Disaster Divas! It’s Your Chance to be “HER”d (Part 2)

Join the members of the Women in Business Continuity Management Committee for a first-of-its-kind, women-only, peer circle session. Here’s the session last year’s attendees requested, a place for women to discuss issues relevant to you and share your experiences. We’ll break up into small groups and explore a variety ...