Call for Presenters

The NYS Forum Business Continuity Workgroup is pleased to solicit interested parties for presenters for the following seminar. We leverage the membership of The NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable as a resource to draw upon for expertise on the topic at hand. Please forward this to your marketing or communication organization, if you do not have a resource you can recommend.

Session Topic: Awareness, Testing, Training or Exercise Programs

Date: September 29, 2016
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Location: The NYS Forum, 24 Aviation Road, Suite 206, Albany, NY

IMPORTANT: Please read the information below thoroughly for details regarding how to submit your presenter information, what to present, important dates and rules of engagement.

Session Description:The Business Continuity Work Group is soliciting presenters to provide a presentation(s) on developing a training program covering one or more of the following: awareness, testing, training and exercise elements as part of an overall program. Presentations should focus on program development, not management of individual exercise, or training event, rather ways to foster participation, visibility, compliance and understanding of the program. The presentation(s) will compliment a workshop portion of the event that walks through the process of establishing a Testing, Training & Exercise (TT&E) program, including developing policy, identifying roles and responsibilities and documenting a TT&E event methodology. We encourage creative presentations to cover a range of methods in the business context.

Presentations must be designed to inform attendees about the session topic and also provide them with practical, actionable information that organizations and end users can apply immediately to their own environments.

Items of discussion may include the following:

  • Recommended practices for the establishment of a Testing, Training, and Exercise (TT&E) program positioned for success.
  • Walk through and handout of tools needed to setup or enhance their existing Testing, Training and Exercise (TT&E) program
  • Lessons learned or insight based on various public standards.

These are only examples and we encourage you to think of other ideas that may be relevant. We encourage creativity in the presentation topic, in order to increase knowledge about the topic to the end user. In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as the session presentation, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum's web site following the event, for attendees to continue their education about the subject.

All presentations must be vendor neutral. All presentations will be vetted by a group comprising members from The NYS Forum Work Groups hosting this event. Feedback and recommendations regarding final presentation material will be provided by this group.

PLEASE NOTE THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND SCHEDULE LISTED BELOW, WHEN CONSIDERING SUBMITTING A PROPOSAL:

Presentation Guidelines - Rules of Engagement

  • Presentation must be made using The NYS Forum's Power Point template.
  • Presentations must be vendor and product neutral.
  • Presenter corporate logo and contact information should appear on the first and last Power Point slides only. Corporate logo must not appear on each individual slide.
  • The presenter must discuss the topic at an expert level, and direct the presentation toward the specific targeted audience identified.
  • In order to maximize the value of the event for attendees, documents such as presentations, glossaries, checklists, etc. will be solicited from the presenter for posting to The Forum web site following the event.

Schedule

  • 8/18/2016 - Call for presenters distributed to vending community.
  • 9/1/2016 - Deadline for proposals from vendors.
  • 9/8/2016- Selection/notification of presenters
  • 9/16/2016 - Deadline for first draft of presenter Power Points and related documents. PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template available at: http://nysforum.org/committees/leadershiptools/powerpoint.aspx
  • 9/23/2016 - Deadline for final presentation Power Points and related documents. PLEASE NOTE: All Power Point presentations MUST be made on The NYS Forum Power Point template available at: http://nysforum.org/committees/leadershiptools/powerpoint.aspx
  • 9/29/2016 - Event Date. Please plan to arrive a half hour before event begins.