The Calm Before the Storm: A Resiliency Road Map to Think 2018

The IBM Think conference is going to be a truly immersive experience – four colossal days of education, exploration and world-class entertainment. You’re invited to explore cutting-edge developments in cloud, business resiliency and augmented intelligence. Between opportunities to learn from industry luminaries, acquire hands-on skills and network with other forward thinkers (no pun intended), there’s a lot going on. The only drawback? There is a lot going on.

Like any conference, it can be overwhelming to tailor your experience to your particular interests and business needs. I’m not here to tell you what to think, but I can help you with where to think.

If you’re interested in business resiliency – disruption, disaster recovery, data breaches, risk assessment and cyber resiliency – then these are the sessions you won’t want to miss.

Welcome Reception Session

The Journey to Security and Cyber Resiliency

Session ID: 8483A

Explore how AI, automation and orchestration can help you be ready for outages, cyberattacks and operational disruptions.


Ready For Anything: Build a Cyber Resilient Organization

Session ID: 8040A

Fight disruption and outages due to cyberattacks, human error and natural disasters by mastering security and resiliency fundamentals and using artificial intelligence to change the game.

Core Sessions

Understanding the Cost of a Data Breach for Your Company

Session ID: 8368A

Combine information security, business continuity and organizational resilience to combat the risk and impact of a data breach.

Cyber Resiliency-Are You Ready for Anything? IDC and IBM Provide a New Perspective

Session ID: 8370B

Explore current and future needs for cyber resilience, and IBM’s capabilities for managing cyber risks by bringing together information security, business continuity and organizational resilience.

Roadmap to Rapid Recovery to Meet Resiliency Challenges, Featuring Ryerson

Session ID: 8695A

Ryerson Holding Corporation discusses why they chose IBM Orchestration to solve their business continuity challenges. This session includes a demonstration.

Deep Dive Sessions

Why Break Out in a Cold Sweat? Reduce Breach Impacts with Rapid Detection and Recovery Capability

Session ID: 8373A

Respond to the increasing sophistication of cyberattacks by shifting the way you approach the design and implementation of your cyber resiliency strategy.

The New Normal: Using Software-Defined Resiliency to Support Always-On Demands

Session ID: 8389A

Explore the industry shift from a traditional/manual recovery approach to an automated and software-defined resiliency paradigm to support the always-on demands of business.

Think Tank Sessions

Zero Tolerance: How Orchestrated Disaster Recovery Can Help Eliminate Downtime

Session ID: 8391A

Implement a combination of software-defined framework, disaster recovery policies and intelligent disaster recovery life cycle automation and orchestration can help your business meet always-on expectations.

Speeding Up Detection and Recovery Processes for Cyberattacks

Session ID: 8390B

Learn more about incident detection and recovery, including a demonstration of IBM’s cyber incident recovery for data center systems and networks.

A Demonstration of the Rapid Risk Assessment Tool

Session ID: 8392C

Gauge your preparedness against cyberattacks, and learn more about how the Rapid Risk Assessment Tool can provide an in-depth review of your existing processes, people and technology.

Protecting the New Currency: Partnering to Keep Data Safe and Available

Session ID: 8393D

Data has become the “new currency” of business – learn how a managed data backup and protection service can protect your company and make your data available when you need it.

Roadmap to Rapid Recovery: A Cyber Resiliency Demonstration

Session ID: 8651A

Learn about the road map to rapid recovery to meet resiliency requirements, including cyberattacks.

The Paradigm Shift from Cyber Protection to Cyber Resilience

Session ID: 8652A

Implement a cyber resiliency program that not only encompasses the ideas of defense and prevention but also goes beyond those measures to emphasize response and resiliency in moments of crisis.

Reduce the Cost of Data Breaches by Minimizing the Mean Time for Recovery

Session ID: 8653B

Join IBM and Ponemon to learn more about how to reduce your cost of a data breach by minimizing your response time.

Client Session

Success story: Bancolombia Preempts Risk and Meets the Demands of Always-On Business with Orchestrated Disaster Recovery as a Service

Session ID: 8394A

Learn how Columbia’s largest bank scaled up their capacity to recover full stack; about the central dashboard for monitoring and automating DR tests and recovery; and about DR compliance reports available out-of-the-box immediately after the DR drills.

Breakout Session

Disaster Recovery Challenges for a Hybrid Cloud Environment

Session ID: 8631A

Explore disaster recovery challenges in hybrid cloud environments and, more importantly, how to overcome them.

Not registered for Think yet? It’s not too late! Register here.

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Missed Chairman Ginni Rometty’s Think 2018 keynote or a session? Watch a replay.

Topics: Business Continuity, Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, Resiliency


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