MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except August.

Speakers' slides, where available, can be found by following the topic links.

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Guest Policy

The chapter welcomes non-members to attend one meeting as a guest, free of charge. Please contact our Membership Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.


January Meeting 
Tuesday, 01/09/2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Roberta Witty

Business Continuity Management Key Performance Indicator/Key Risk indicator Mapping


February Meeting 
Wednesday, 02/21/2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Michelle Clark

When a Terrorist Attack, Mass Shooting or Natural Catastrophe Hits Your Organization:  What happens next? A disaster involving loss of life and massive injury is the worst there is. Learn how first responders respond, immediately, and in the days and weeks that follow. Expert Michelle Clark will take you through the step-by-step process – how the human toll is triaged, how responsibilities and authorities are defined and allocated, and how public services and private sector professionals (you!) best work together. Bring your questions about worst case scenarios and be prepared for a fascinating and informative talk from one of Connecticut's most in-demand experts.


March Meeting 
Tuesday, 03/13/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: ACP CT Chapter Members

Round table discussions on the Pros and Cons of Industry Conferences.

EVENT CANCELED.


April Meeting 
Tuesday, 04/10/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Judit Sharon, CEO of OnPage Incident Alert Management IT Services Alerting and Digital Business

Bio: Judit has more than 15 years of comprehensive operations, marketing, strategic planning, and financial experience. She was deeply involved in the mergers and acquisitions of ProActivity, a venture capital-based startup acquired by EMC Corp. Throughout her career, Sharon has managed all facets of financial operation in the software, retail, and manufacturing sectors.


May Meeting 
Tuesday, 05/15/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Round table discussion Series: ACP CT Chapter Members and Officers

What Continuity Conference Should You Attend Next? the Pros and Cons on Attending Industry Conferences such as The BCI, Continuity Insights, DRII, Storage Network World, Share, DRJ.


June Meeting 
Tuesday, 06/12/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Al Berman, President DRII, President CEO DRI Foundation

"Supply chain disruptions and the Internet of Things (IoT) - How vendor risk factors into a supply chain issue" - Mobile and Internet of Things devices have increased the vulnerability of our networks and associated data. Discover how they have actually compromised systems and created vulnerabilities in our daily lives. Understand how we can help detect and thwart cyber criminals who are using their common devices and create a safer cyber environment. Learning objectives: Understand the threat posed by network connected devices present preventative measures Incorporate discovery and response using Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery programs.


July Meeting 
Tuesday, 07/17/2018, TBD evening game

Location: Dunkin Donuts Park

DD ParkGuests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker:  Baseball – annual Yard Goats game

Yard GCome for the game and beer, stay for the fun! Even if you are not a baseball fan, you will certainly enjoy this event!  If you are a fan of our nation's pastime, come on out and catch the future stars of the major leagues ... or maybe the occasional rehabilitating current major leaguer!  Don't miss this great event - bring your significant other, a co-worker, a relative, or even better, a prospective ACP member...We look forward to seeing you there!


August Meeting 

Location: None

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: None

Summer Break.


September ¾ Day Event 
Thursday, 09/13/2018, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Workshop Presenter: Joseph Golden, Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Consultant, New York Power Authority.

Title: "Planning & Conducting an Exercise - An Interactive Workshop".

An effective exercise program is an essential component of preparedness for any organization as it validates plans, tests operational capabilities, maintains leadership effectiveness, and examines ways we utilize the whole organization. Exercise program management involves a collaborative approach that integrates resources, organizations, and individuals to identify and achieve program priorities.

Keynote Presenter: John Morency, Research Vice President, Gartner.

Title: "The State of Organizational Resilience"

As organizations transition to digital businesses, the risks to operations and viability increase due to complex business and technology ecosystems and their continuous state of change. Every organization that is in a continual state of change must answer the question: "Are We Prepared for Business Disruption?" To survive and prosper, they must have resilience built in to their operations, or they may fail. This presentation, based on Gartner research, will discuss the key steps that organizations must take, as well as how to measure success because of implementing these key steps.

Program sides and additional information handouts

ACP Conducting Exercises Workshop pdf document

IT Self-Assessment Scorecard pdf document

Organizational Resilience Imperative pdf document


October Meeting 
Tuesday, 10/9/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Thad Eidman, co-founder of Acreto

Thad Eidman IoT Central

The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved over the last few years and is rapidly becoming an integrated part of our daily personal and work lives. Gartner projects that there will be nearly 20 billion IoT connected devices by 2020. These devices are changing and improving our lives and businesses in many ways. However, securing this volume and diversity of devices communicating in many cases on non-traditional networks, represents one of the biggest challenges currently facing enterprises and their adoption of IoT.

Our speaker, Thad Eidman is the co-founder of Acreto, the provider of a cloud-based platform for IoT security. As a serial tech entrepreneur, Thad has always focused on “big hairy” problems, and securing the IoT certainly fits into that category.

In this discussion, Thad will lead us through a clear understanding of the nature of the problem, the challenges with legacy solutions, and some of the new technology requirements that we need to consider when securing IoT programs.

About the Presenter
Thad Eidman is the co-founder of Acreto, the provider of a cloud-based platform for IoT security. As a serial tech entrepreneur, Thad has always focused on “big hairy” problems, and securing the IoT certainly fits into that category.


November Meeting 

Tuesday, 11/13/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: Eversource Berlin, CT

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: Bo Mitchell

Bo Mitchells biz cropped photo

“Dangerous Disconnect: The Public & Private Sectors Don’t Understand Their Partnership in Emergency Response Readiness”
The public sector believes that private sector employers are well prepared, have an emergency team and are ready to aid the public emergency response agencies to respond at their facility to save the day. This especially since 9/11. The private sector believes the public sector will arrive in less than four minutes, will take command of the facility for all forms of emergency response at their facility, and has all the latest equipment and plenty of manpower. This especially since 9/11.Wrong on both counts! The public and private sectors live with the myths about each other’s readiness. The research on the lack of readiness in the private sector is broad and deep. And, public emergency service agencies are strapped for budget, equipment, training and manpower. This dangerous disconnect always leads to more injuries, less resiliency and longer return to operations in the private sector. This presentation will explore the facts of readiness in both public and private sector, bust the myths each has of the other, and offer recommendations to fix the problem.

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the state of planning and training for emergency response in the private sector.
2. Learn the state of capabilities of emergency agencies regarding response to the private sector.
3. Learn the disconnect between the expectations of the private sector and emergency response agencies.

Register for this event 


December Meeting 
Tuesday, 12/04/2018, 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Location: TBD

Guests Welcomed

Meeting Contacts: Debbi Sullivan, Ed Goldberg

Speaker: TBD

Program in final development.


 

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