CPAC's 12th Annual Symposium Focuses on Building and Maintaining Organizational Resiliency

Oct 15, 2010, 07:04 ET from Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas

Featured Presenters Include Consonus, HP, KPMG, Symantec, Gartner, Booz Allen Hamilton, Verizon, and More

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas, Inc. (CPAC) opened online registration for their 12th Annual Symposium, December 2-3 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This year's theme is: Building and Maintaining Organizational Resiliency.

"This year's Symposium will prove to be bigger and better than ever," said CPAC Vice Chairman and Consonus Principal Consultant: Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Patrick Dunn. "We are planning to address a wide variety of topics from some of the best business continuity experts in the industry. I am fortunate to be able to contribute to this event and look forward to sharing my insights at this informative, notable event."

Featured presentations include:

  • Operations Availability Risk - A Balancing Act – John Morency, Gartner
  • Mission Integration and Megacommunity Approaches to Preparedness and Response – LoFaro Syvertson, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • The Dog Ate My Disaster Plan: The Lighter Side of BCP/DRP, Dr. Steve Goldman, Consultant
  • Public Private Sector Partnerships: Dealing with the media and public officials in the time of a disaster - Jim Sughrue, PIO, Raleigh Police Department

Discussion topics focus on PS-PREP, ITIL, virtualization, cloud computing and more.  The event will also include a mock disaster exercise, moderated by Dr. Steve Goldman. Confirmed speakers include Joe Vidal from Hewlett Packard, Neils Johnson from Symantec, Srinath Alapati from NetApp, Bruce Cardos and Patrick Dunn from Consonus.

Symposium Details, Registration, Sponsorship, and Exhibitor information may be found at

Established in 1987, CPAC is the largest independent professional peer group of business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency, and risk professionals in the southeast.  CPAC is an all volunteer, not for profit, 501-c3, educational organization.  With Chapters in Charlotte and Raleigh, NC and Columbia South Carolina, CPAC promotes business and organizational preparedness for unplanned business interruptions through chapter meetings, training, and an annual symposium.  CPAC also partners with vendors and service providers promoting educational and awareness opportunities. With over 215 registered members and an opt-in mailing list of over 1000, CPAC's serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, standards, best practices, and lessons learned, helping protect the communities its members serve and the economic base of those communities.

SOURCE Contingency Planning Association of the Carolinas