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Topic, Speaker and Additional Information

Jan 9 / 11:30am - 1:30pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

Business Continuity Management Key Performance Indicator/Key Risk indicator. Mapping presented by Roberta Witty

Feb 21 / 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

When a Terrorist Attack, Mass Shooting or Natural Catastrophe Hits Your Organization:  What happens next?  presented by Michelle Clark. 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.

Mar 13 / 11:30am - 2:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

Round table discussions on the Pros and Cons of Industry Conferences Speaker:  ACP CT Chapter Members CANCELED

Apr 13 / 11:30am - 2:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

IT Services Alerting and Digital Business Speaker: Judit Sharon, CEO of OnPage Incident Alert Management 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 13 / 11:30am - 2:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

Round table discussion Series: 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 - Speakers:  ACP CT Chapter Members and Officers

Jun 12 / 11:30 am - 2:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

"Supply chain disruptions and the Internet of Things (IoT) - How vendor risk factors into a supply chain issue" - Presenter: Al Berman, President DRII, President CEO DRI Foundation - 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 17 / Evening Start

Dunkin Donuts Park

Baseball – annual Yard Goats game, come 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!



Summer Break

Sep 13 / 8:00 am - 2:00pm

Eversource Berlin, CT

3/4 Day Session – "Planning & Conducting an Exercise - An Interactive Workshop" - Presented and conducted by Joseph Golden, Critical Infrastructure, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Consultant, New York Power Authority.

Joseph Golden

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 in order to identify and achieve program priorities.

The Workshop will be preceded by a very special keynote presentation on "The State of Organizational Resilience" - Presented by John Morency, Research Vice President, Gartner. 

John Morency

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 as a result of implementing these key steps.

To register now for this event, please click HERE for our registration form.


Eversource Berlin, CT

Program still in planning phase


Eversource Berlin, CT

Program still in planning phase


Eversource Berlin, CT

Program still in planning phase

Last updated: 07272018 ds

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

2016 Chapter Meetings