SV CIO Roundtable, Business Continuity in the After Times (Sept 14, 2021)

The worldwide pandemic of the last 2 years -- a once in a century event -- has challenged all of us to respond to business and personal disruptions of an unprecedented magnitude.

In this colloquium, we'll do a quick level set on the terminology and practices of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, then explore practical lessons from the literature -- and more importantly, from each other -- on how to minimize risk, prepare for mitigation / recovery, and involve business executives and other stakeholders in our DR/BCP programs.

Logistics

Breakfast will be on your own starting at 7am with the meeting starting at 7:30.
Connect via Zoom.
Future Roundable 2021 dates: 5-Oct, 2-Nov, 7-Dec

With Stephen McGrady of CIO Professional Services

Stephen McGrady has served in technology vision and leadership roles, including Chief Information Officer (CIO), Vice President of Services, and General Manager, for over 20 years. Since 2006, he has focused on executive management consulting that enables business clients (e.g., SAP Ariba, Juul, Rambus, Nektar, Altisource, PGP) to improve performance through intelligent use of information technologies.   Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) International has recognized him as aCertified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) & Auditor (CBCA).

Past Employers

VMware, Network Appliance, Business Objects, KPMG Consulting, AirTouch Cellular, University of California Berkeley (Haas School of Business), American Management Systems, Pacific Bell, New England Telephone

Education, Training & Certifications

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA - MS in Management. Concentration in Information Technology
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH - BA, magna cum laude. Double major in Mathematics, Russian Studies

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