Welcome to the North Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP). ACP is a non-profit professional organization, which provides a forum for the exchange of experiences and information, for business continuity professionals, throughout a network of local chapters.

Founded in March of 1986, the North Texas Chapter is one of the oldest continuously meeting chapters, and among the largest by membership, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.  Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month, unless the first Tuesday coincides with a holiday week.  We invite you to attend our next meeting.


 

September Meeting - ACP-NT Public/Private Summit

*** RSVP & PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED *** Government ID will be required to gain access to the campus.  Walk-ins will not be allowed in.

If you would like to attend the 2019 Summit and have not received an email invite.  Please send an email to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a subject of “Please invite me to the ACP Summit”.  Include your Name and Email.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 2:00 - 5:15 PM, Networking opportunity 5:15-6:30 PM.

Where:  JPMorgan Chase & Co. (After registration, but before the event, additional information, with remote parking details, and parking shuttle information will be sent to all registered attendees)

Address:  Legacy West, Plano, TX (Near 121 & Dallas North Tollway)

Topics/Agenda Flyer:  North Texas ACP Public/Private Summit

Presenters: Dept. of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, US Secret Service, City of Plano, Frisco, and Parker County offices of Emergency Management (and more)


 

Attendees should anticipate a minimum of 1.5-hour meetings, with the expectation that meetings may last for 2 hours. Please join us for our next meeting!

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Note: Additional information on regular meeting locations can be found on the Events page.


 

 

Hello Fellow North Texas Chapter Members,


I am so looking forward to seeing you on August 6 to share my story of loss and recovery. For months now I’ve pondered the question “Why do we first need to experience loss, in order to take action to protect data.” I’ve experienced this in business a lot!  Once the business experiences loss, they’ll take action to put in better solutions for resiliency.  I have even experienced when the pendulum swung to the “got funding” side, where I was chastised for taking too long to implement the solution. I just have to remember what Jesus said on the cross, “Forgive them for they know not what they do” is a great teaching for business. They just don’t understand. I’ve said for years "they’re finally getting it when you’re blue in the face".  Ah, the life and times of a continuity professional.


When you experience personally or professionally ‘it won’t happen to me’, ‘you’ve got all the funding you need’, and ‘why does it take so long to implement’, relax and stay the course. Just so you know, true confession, I’m still recovering from my data loss/recovery seven months later. I’ve also warned my management many-a-time, once we’ve performed a ‘disaster recovery’ there will be an extended period of time for readjustment. Nothing is ever the same and yet some things are better. You’ve cleaned house and that is a good feeling.


Changing subject entirely, we are about to embark on a year of Presidential election TV-gaga (yep, I borrowed that from the movie Bohemian Rhapsody). We all have our political views and I’ll do my best to keep mine to myself.  I’ve been able to vote since 1976, and I’ve often wondered if my vote counts? Whether it does or whether it does not, is not the question.  It is whether you’ve done your part, your research, your diligence to know the facts.  You then have the knowledge that you made a choice and took action, either to vote or not vote.  My point is, make a conscious, well-thought-out, choice. Yes, your vote counts or candidates wouldn’t question the quality of the vote and the counting methods for tampering.


I just saw the new movie, Lion King.  An amazing movie I recommend you see in 3D. Take notice our world she is a-changing.  You may not be able to distinguish what is shown on TV as the whole truth, that which is real. Sometimes what you hear may not be the whole truth. Which makes me chose to not watch TV during the entire year before a presidential election, as it has become a venue to spew whatever someone is willing to pay for air time, TV-gaga. While there are a few good moral news reporters out there, most of what is on TV is sensationalized for entertainment purposes, with just a few human-interest stories thrown in. TV these days is not the best intelligence building method. My apologies to those of you who enjoy what is being broadcast.  I can remember, in the ’70s, news reporters really uncovered scandals.  Well, maybe there are too many scandals these days, that have made us become desensitized.  A subject for another month.


I encourage you to attend the August meeting, where you will hear how ACE Data Recovery was my game changer and what they can do, both as a personal user or any-sized corporation.

At your service,

  

Wendy Nelson, CBCP, PMP

North Texas Chapter President


 

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