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KPMG

750 E. Pratt Street

Room 407

Baltimore, MD 21202

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The Central Maryland Chapter of the Association of Continuity Professionals (ACP) cordially invites you to our November 13 meeting. Whether you are a continuity planner, disaster recovery manager, resiliency planner or emergency manager, this event is designed for you. We hope you can join us for this unique learning and networking opportunity!

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8:00-8:30 am: Complimentary breakfast, arrive and socialize

8:30-9:30 am: T. Rowe Price Invokes its Business Continuity Plan

Amy Bennett, T. Rowe Price

On September 9, T. Rowe Price associates were forced to evacuate their global headquarters in Baltimore due to a suspicious vehicle in the parking garage. Police, fire, and other officials investigated the vehicle and determined there was a possibility of an explosion. T. Rowe Price immediately invoked its business continuity plan, which involved convening the incident command team and sending the global trading team to the recovery site. The business continuity team managed the overall corporate response, including using the emergency notification system to alert associates and provide them informational communications throughout the incident. This real-world invocation of a business continuity plan provides an opportunity to share lessons learned across our industry.

Amy Bennett, CBCP, is an Assistant Vice President of Business Continuity at T. Rowe Price. She is head of continuity planning for Investments, Global Trading, Legal & Compliance, and Investment Technology. Before joining T. Rowe Price in 2017, Amy served over 21 years as an active duty Army Officer and is a Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terror. She has extensive experience in strategic planning, training, leadership development, problem solving, and emergency management.

9:30-10:30 am: Auditing Business Continuity Programs: The What, the How, and Some Lessons Learned

Nathan Faut, KPMG

Business continuity and disaster recovery programs often begin with limited exposure as to how these programs are developed in similar or nearby organizations. Auditing these programs provides an independent review of the current state of those programs along with areas for improvement. Auditors follow a regimented approach to their analysis; this presentation provides an overview of how an audit professional develops the audits, assessments, and consultations performed for business continuity and disaster recovery programs and provides some lessons learned from various organizations that may provide support or guidance for other's programs.

A seasoned professional, Mr. Faut has over 35 years’ experience in the information technology and auditing arena. He started as an applications developer and network administrator, moved to documentation writer and trainer, then workstation specialist and network administrator, then IT team leader. He freelanced as an IT consultant for a period, when he became an electronic credential (PKI) policy support specialist. He joined KPMG in 2005 and become a Certified Information Systems Auditor. In 2009 he started supporting a Federal entity and its business continuity program. When that contract ended, he shifted to auditing business continuity, disaster recovery, IT operations, system and software change, mobile device, and other control areas for Federal entities, and consulted with commercial and state government entities on their business continuity and disaster recovery programs.

FAQs

Can I attend this event even though I am not a member of the ACP?

Absolutely! You are welcome to attend an ACP meeting to see if the organization interests you.

Where should I park?

Please park in the Harbor Park garage at 55 Market Place. On the 7th floor of the garage, there is a sky bridge to the floor where the meeting will be held. Walk to the main corridor and turn left to get to room 407.

If you choose to enter from the ground floor, walk past Miss Shirley's to the bank of elevators. Take the elvator to the Sky Lobby. Walk to through the main corridor and turn left towards the back of the building and look for room 407.

Will I pay to park?

KPMG is unable to validate parking tickets at this time. The Harbor Park garage's rates are $15 for one hour and $20 for two hours. The daily maximum is $25.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to Erin.Valentine@gdit.com.

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750 E. Pratt Street

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Baltimore, MD 21202

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