If protecting your organization’s servers and data from disasters is an important priority, be sure to attend one of the top Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity conferences of 2017.
Business continuity and disaster recovery are proving to be two of the most important issues facing businesses in 2017. With all the potential types of crises and myriad solutions, how do you know which are the best strategies and tools for your organization?
Look no further than this shortlist of the best 9 BC/DR conferences of 2017. Any one of these events is sure to equip you with valuable knowledge, skills, and best practices.
1. The International Crisis Management Conference 2017
When: April 5
Where: Boston, MA
During an emergency, large or small, your organization has to work together with internal partners and external stakeholders to resolve a crisis. This conference will teach you how to prepare your business so that potential damage to your reputation and operations is minimal. You will get the opportunity to meet a mix of crisis, emergency, business continuity, and security professionals. Of particular interest is the keynote speaker, Jessica Buchanan, who was rescued by SEAL Team Six after being kidnapped by Somali pirates and held hostage for 93 days.
2. Continuity Insights Management Conference
When: April 24-26
Where: Denver, CO
Considered one of the leading events for business continuity professionals, this conference provides essential tools to turn your operation into a front-line resilient environment. The three-day event includes educational programming, numerous networking opportunities, a review of the latest technologies and practices, certifications, post-conference workshops, and more. If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest issues, such as the impact of Gen X and millennials, social media, risks from vendors and subcontractors, and more, this conference is one you won’t want to miss.
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3. World Continuity Congress Singapore 2017
When: April 26
The annually awaited congress covers exciting topics relevant to business continuity, business preparedness and resiliency, natural hazards and disaster management, human aspects, and more. While previous years have touched on topics such as terrorism, cyber security and alternate sites, 2017 will be tackling industry-specific issues that are affected by large-scale disasters. You will get to meet and interact with experts from a broad range of industries, including education, hospitality, BPO, airlines, and hotels.
4. 2017 Building Continuity & Resilience Conference & Exhibition
When: May 4-5
Where: Sydney, Australia
If you’re in the Australasian region, be sure to catch the premier annual conference and exhibition for continuity and resilience practitioners and professionals. This two-day event focuses on the building blocks of resilience – encompassing real-world wisdom, thought provoking analysis, and case studies. Presentations will focus on the “top risks” exposed in the 2017 BCI Horizon Scan report, the world’s number one report on what industry experts see as “concerning.” They will cover both cyber and non-cyber risks. This event is guaranteed to appeal to a diverse audience of all experience levels.
5. 7×24 Exchange Spring 2017 Conference
When: June 11-14
Where: Orlando, FL
This conference is designed for anyone involved with 7×24 infrastructures – IT, data center, disaster recovery and network/ telecommunication managers, computer technologists, facility or building managers, supervisors, and engineers. The keynote speaker, Adam Steltzner, will share his fascinating story as the Chief Engineer of NASA Mars Rover Curiosity. Other speakers will address topics like the future of the enterprise data center and managing compute infrastructure in a changing world.
6. The Continuity Management Symposium
When: June 22
Where: Toronto, Canada
This symposium delivers a full day of learning, featuring six advanced-level sessions for the senior BCM professional. The latest best practices will be unveiled with each topic, teaching participants how to prepare in advance as well as responding when disasters happen. Topics include: how to build resilience with 21st century threats, responding to a material cyber security breach, critical infrastructure and your dependencies, cloud and data center technology, supply chain, and more. If you’re looking to join other advanced professionals in a highly-focused, one-day event, register soon – seating is limited.
7. DRJ Fall World 2017
When: September 17-20
Where: Phoenix, AZ
The world’s largest business continuity show, Disaster Recovery Journal’s 57th conference will feature 80 speakers over four days. The tools you gain at Fall World can help you reduce downtime, increase workplace safety, secure your data, and reduce your overall risk. If you’re looking to get hands-on experience in interactive workshops and connect with other like-minded professionals, this conference will give you ample opportunities for that and much more.
8. BCI World Conference and Exhibition 2017
When: November 7-8
Where: London, UK
BCI World is a market-leading, international event in business continuity and resilience. The conference attracts delegates from around the world and from a wide range of backgrounds. The program is designed to provide a forum for discussion, testing of new concepts, practical takeaways, and presentations on new research. BCI World is organized by the Business Continuity Institute, the leading membership and certifying organization for business continuity professionals worldwide.
9. CAMP IT Conference: Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity — Resilient Infrastructure
When: November 15
Where: Chicago, IL
If you’re seeking guidance in determining the right level of availability protection for the most resilient infrastructure possible, this one-day conference is designed for you. The sessions will cover strategies to help CIOs, VPs, Directors, DR Managers, and Infrastructure & Security Managers protect and recover their most critical data. Participants will learn IT resilience, business continuity, disaster recovery, continuity of operations, refining plans in the age of cyber threats, integrating cloud-based recovery, and how to connect with C-level executives to drive forward your DR/BC plan.