Disaster Planning and Recovery Workshop
*Photo courtesy of the Lincoln Journal Star, 926 P Street Lincoln, Nebraska.
Keynote speaker Kirk Langer, Director of Technology at Lincoln Public Schools in Nebraska, will share his experiences and set the stage for teams working to develop their organization’s Disaster Recovery Plan.
Participants will learn about:
- Preparing for a data disaster: the what, the how, and the how long
- Policies and funding
- Inventorying essential services
- Prioritizing Services into Tier I, II, III
- Explore data and document recovery strategies
- Establishing partnerships
|8 - 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Opening Welcome|
|8:45 - 9:45 a.m.||
Keynote: Kirk Langer, Directory of Technology, Lincoln Public Schools
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Lessons Learned from the Lincoln Public Schools District Office Fire
|9:45 - 10 a.m.||Break|
|10 a.m. - Noon||
Session IA Breakout: Technology Coordinators
Session IB Breakout: Administrators
|Noon - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch will be provided|
|1:15 - 2:45 p.m.||
Session II: Teams
|2:45 - 3 p.m.||Break|
|3 - 3:45 p.m.||
Session III: Next Steps
|3:45 - 4 p.m.||Closing|
About the Keynotes
Director of Technology, Lincoln Public Schools
Kirk Langer has worked in K-12 technology for nearly 20 years. During the past 8 years, as the Lincoln Public Schools Director of Technology, Kirk has lead a number of initiatives including server and storage consolidation, data warehousing, enterprise content management and updates to the district's student information system just to name a few. While many of these initiatives required several years to implement, none were greater in scope than leading the technology disaster recovery efforts in the aftermath of the Lincoln Public Schools fire that destroyed the District's data center and all contents. Kirk has presented at a number of national and industry conferences including ISTE, CoSN, XPlor, and the 2006 Gartner Print and Imaging Summit where his presentation was awarded "best of show." Kirk is a University of Nebraska Summa Cum Laude graduate, member of a number of professional organizations and serves the state on the Nebraska Information Technology Commission's Technical Panel and Network Nebraska Advisory Group.
Director of Technology,Educational Service Unit 9
Gary Needham has never suffered a large-scale disaster, but has said his share of, "I'm sorry, there's no backup available," regarding individual files and servers. Gary has turned his technology hobby into gainful employment in central Nebraska educational institutions of all sizes since 1995, including a move to Educational Service Unit 9 in Hastings in June 2012. He has earned Cisco, UNIX security, and Apple system administrator certifications, and several lessons from the school of hard knocks.
Gary and his wife Angela have five children 10 and under. When he finds spare time, he enjoys board games, philosophical conversations, cycling, and trying new foods.
Additional Locations Coming Soon
This will be the first of repeated regional workshops across Missouri. Look for additional dates in your area in late 2012 or early 2013. If you would like to host one of these workshops at your facility or have any questions, contact Sandra Monnig at email@example.com.