Continuity Strategies: An IBM Perspective"
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2002
ByTodd F. Gordon
Vice President and General Manager
IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services
IBM Global Services
Open to the Public. No Fee
and Networking: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Pre-registration highly recommended due to limited seating.
The world shook
with terror when planes destroyed the twin WTC towers in New York.
The basic computer and communication infrastructure of many companies
in that area were destroyed. But 3 days later, thousands of people
who survived the attacks were on line again. After a few weeks,
it was "business as usual" for most companies. IBM's Business Continuity
and Recovery Services division was one of the key players in this
spectacular recovery. Instead of limiting its services to customers,
the IBM team tried to help all organizations that asked for assistance.
Mr. Todd Gordon is the person who headed the largest and fastest
disaster recovery ever. Mr. Gordon will explain the IBM response
and the lessons learned, both on strategic and technical level.
Mr. Gordon's one-hour presentation will be followed by an interactive
discussion with those in attendance during the second hour.
TODD F. GORDON
Todd F. Gordon, a 20 year IBM veteran, is the Vice
President & GM of Business Continuity and Recovery Services, an
ISO 9001 certified global organization supporting 12,000 customers
in 76 countries. He is a member of IBM's Senior Leadership Group.
Before joining Business Continuity and Recovery Services, he served
as chief financial officer and vice president of operations for
IBM's global network services, where he was responsible for global
strategy, marketing, sales, information technology and financial
management. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Gordon was vice president of
IBM's supply chain solutions unit managing the business serving
manufacturing, distribution and retail enterprises. Previously,
Mr. Gordon was Treasurer and chief strategist for IBM Global Services
at its inception. He has also served as Director of mergers, partnerships
and acquisition initiatives for IBM North America. He has structured,
negotiated agreements for, and launched 250+ companies, joint ventures,
and partnerships. Mr. Gordon is a Board Member and Treasurer of
the Information Technology Information Sharing Analysis Center (IT-ISAC).
He holds a B.A./B.S. in Economics/Computer Science from Harvard
University, and has also completed a Graduate Cooperative Study
Program with M.I.T. and the Harvard Business School.
IBM BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND RECOVERY SERVICES
The IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services (http://www.ibm.com/services/continuity)
Web site is designed and customized for its customers. The site
contains comprehensive content and interactive tools, and is designed
to help companies locate the information needed.
Due to limited seating, pre-registration is highly
recommended, but not required. To register for this program, send
your name, title, company name, telephone number and email to: