Burning Question: Do you know what you will do in the face of disaster?

A conjunction of circumstances, any one of which may seem inconsequential on its own, conspires to turn a bad day into a catastrophe.

Technology is one element of an organisation’s response, but people and process are equally important.

How would you, and your key people, react in a disaster situation?

TechFire, in association with Sungard AS, presented an interactive scenario where delegates got to test your mettle in the heat of an unfolding situation. With advice from real world examples the experts guided delegates through a bad day, so that they would know what to do should one occur for their organisation in the future.

With a detailed customer experience from Frank Moran, this interactive session provided best practice in a safe but evocative environment.


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Paul Hearns, Head of Content, Techpro

Paul Hearns became the editor of TechPro Magazine, Ireland’s IT professional journal, in 2005, having been a journalist since 1998.

Since then, he has progressed to head of content for Mediateam’s technology portfolio, which includes the TechFire series of technology briefings.

Hearns is an experienced presenter and broadcaster, documenting technology for business.

Dr Sandra Bell – Head of Resilience Consulting (Europe)

A risk and resilience professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the design and management of strategic, business friendly security, continuity and risk solutions in public and private sectors. Dr Bell’s experience ranges from the management of security and protection of data within the main business process outsourcer to the financial and government sectors; to the protection of the largest part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure. Dr Bell will tailor a scenario-based presentation in which she will provide a realistic situation to be dealt with, with asides for specifics and audience participation.

Customer Interview

Frank Moran, IT service continuity manager, Bank of Ireland

20+ years’ experience in IT@BOI across a variety of roles. Recovery and Continuity Lead, with responsibility for IT Service Continuity Management and Business Continuity Management within Technology Services. Industry certifications held ; certified ITIL Expert, ISO 22301 Business Continuity Lead Implementer, ISO 27032 Lead Cybersecurity Manager and Six Sigma Green Belt.


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