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Delivering Business Continuity Value Beyond Compliance

Date: February 11th, 2020 11:30AM
Location: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007)


Chapter Members and Guests –

Our originally scheduled speaker for Tuesday’s South Texas Chapter ACP meeting experienced an injury over the weekend and cannot make the trip from Dallas. In his place Chuck Russell will share his recent conference presentation to the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coalition in Galveston, TX last quarter titled, “Delivering Business Continuity Value Beyond Compliance.” Most of the lessons are relevant to all industries, especially those that also fight against the perspective that business continuity planning is a “check the box exercise” to meet some internal requirement or external regulation.

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Chuck Russell is a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and has been helping companies sustain operations since 2006. Clients and employers span petroleum production, oilfield services, learning and development, healthcare and managed care organizations. Since early 2017 he has been driving the business continuity planning efforts at Texas Children's Hospital and Healthplan. He has published with the Society of Petroleum Engineers; SPE 106920, Natural Disaster Preparedness; Best Practices, 2007 and presented in numerous forums but most recently to the Southeast Texas Regional Preparedness Coalition Conference, Oct. 2019, “Delivering Business Continuity Value Beyond Compliance” and South Texas Chapter of the Association of Continuity Planners, Aug. 2017, “Metrics that Matter for Continuity Planning.” Chuck has BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and his MBA from University of Texas at Austin.

Chuck Russell



Join us for a special Lunch and Learn as we hear from Steve Aldridge with ACE Data Recovery.

Lunch provided by ACP South Texas

Synopsis: BC/DR plans can fail for any number of reasons such as: tape corruption, hard disk failure, improper backups, and human error. Many IT administrators fall back on their computer or storage manufacturers believing they are the most qualified to retrieve data from their own devices. However, manufacturers’ tech support agents focus on getting the hardware running as quickly as possible and in most instances will assume a company has an available backup for business critical data. While the vendor might know their hardware well, they are generally not experts in data corruption and specialized data recovery methods. In this presentation we will talk about hardware data recovery, what to look for in a data recovery company, why ACE Data Recovery here in Dallas should be your first choice, examples of cases we have solved over the years, and details of our Corporate Business Continuity Program.

Speaker: Steven B. Aldridge, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, ACE Data Recovery

BS in Computer Science From Virginia Tech. Started his career with a Consulting firm in Boston writing COBOL and assembler programs for IBM mainframes. Worked as a Technical Sales Consultant for Oracle in the early days when Oracle’s revenues were $250M. Was employee number 9 at OpenVision, a start-up created by Mike Fields, former President of Oracle USA. OpenVision was acquired by VERITAS, where Steve spent 10 years as a Technical Sales Consultant, Regional Technical Manager and NetBackup expert. Worked as Senior Director of Global Strategic Accounts at KANA Software where he built a Customer Success org from the ground up. Ran the Central United States Technical Sales Consulting organization for Oracle’s Primavera Business Unit. Currently is the Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing for ACE Data Recovery headquartered in Dallas. Has been married for 36 years to a native Texan and his son, Steven II, has a Masters in Molecular Technology from Texas Tech.

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