2023 HESS National Conference Schedule – DAY ONE

DAY ONE Sessions – Wednesday, November 15, 2023
HESS Member Institutions & Elite/Platinum Business Partner Presentations

PLEASE NOTE: All DAY ONE meals are in the Archibald Dining room and ALL sessions are on the 1st floor of the East Wing. All times are eastern time (EST).

The Archibald Dining Room is on the third floor- west tower. All sessions for DAY ONE are on the first floor, East Tower. Easy access between via the escalator and across the Conservatory.

Facility Map – The Galt House Hotel Meeting Spaces (subject to change)
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Presentation Title
Building the Ark: Weathering the Storms of Disruption through Effective BCDR
Session Time
10:00 AM
Sampson (East Tower, 1st fl.)
Presenting HESS Member Institution
Campbell University
Session Track
IT Policy & Planning
Brief Presentation Description
In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, higher ed organizations face a multitude of risks that can disrupt operations, ranging from natural disasters and cyber-attacks to pandemics and supply chain disruptions. Effective business continuity and disaster recovery planning is essential to minimize downtime, protect critical assets, and ensure rapid recovery in the face of adverse events. In this presentation, we will explore the key components of a comprehensive BCDR strategy and provide practical insights on how small to mid-size organizations can build resilience to withstand and recover from various disruptive events.

The presentation will cover the following topics:

– Introduction to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
– Risk Assessment and Business Impact Analysis
– Developing a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
– Disaster Recovery Strategies
– Cybersecurity Considerations
– Ensuring Compliance and Regulatory Requirements:
– Case Studies and Best Practices – Sharing real-world examples of a successful BCDR implementation at a small-to-midsize institution

By the end of the presentation, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the key elements of an effective BCDR strategy, and will be equipped with practical knowledge and actionable insights to enhance their organization’s resilience in the face of disruptions.
Lead Presenter Name
Sherri Yerk-Zwickl
Kimberly Whitted
Presenter Type
Member Institution Presentation
Lead Presenter’s Email Address
Co-presenter Email #1
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