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Challenge-The-Expert Panel

"Business Continuity Strategies: An IBM Perspective"

ByTodd F. Gordon
Vice President and General Manager
IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services
IBM Global Services

Open to the Public. No Fee
Registration 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, 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.

The IBM Business Continuity and Recovery Services ( 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:

Ms. Glenda Garcia
Operations Assistant