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We Have Declared Disaster Mode. Now What?


June 10  | 12:00 – 2:00 PM CST



Topic: “We Have Declared Disaster Mode. Now What?” with Jeff Gilmer


UPDATE:Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to restrict large gatherings, we are shifting this Chapter Meeting to be a VIRTUAL EVENT. Please be sure to follow the following steps in order to attend.1. Please register using the registration link in the “Register Now” button. 2. Only those registered for the event will be able to join, so please register EARLY in order to receive information on how to attend.3. Invite Others! Since we all have to work remotely, and no travel is involved, hopefully this will be one of our LARGEST attended meetings.4. Please make every effort to attend! As we’re all likely in isolation, this is a good way to “get out” the new normal routine.5. If you encounter any problems with the registration process, please email our Chapter Secretary, Aaron Grenz.


Why Attend

Hear and discuss important topics related to Data Center design, construction, operation, and management with local data center professionals.


Topic: “We Have Declared Disaster Mode. Now What?”

Many organizations were recently forced into disaster mode. For some the transition was effective, others lucky, and almost all were faced with making decisions at some point without the proper processes in place. Most of the time the front-line decisions are the organizations focus. While we cannot always know all the answers and many times guess at the best approach, we can discuss key components an organization can put in place for a proper disaster framework.

This presentation will discuss methodologies to establish the proper framework and help ensure the background resources such as the data center, network etc. in the organization have the capability to support the front line during a declaration. At time of disaster it can be difficult to predict the future course of action, the methodologies discussed will allow an organization to validate their current process and provide guidance in developing a framework to reduce the guesswork.

This session will begin with a discussion on the differences between Emergency Management, Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery plans.  It will also include key discussion areas such as identification of requirements, resource demands, recovery plans, priority ranking and technical solutions.


Presentation Outline

Defining a Disaster

The Three Key Plans

  • Emergency Management
  • Business Continuance
  • Disaster Recovery

Declaration, Pros’ and Cons’ learned from a disaster (example Corona Virus)

  • Business
  • Technical
  • Resources
  • Facility

Successes and Lessons Learned


Meeting Agenda:

  • 12:00 PM: Join via Web Conference
  • 12:05 PM: Introduction, Updates, & Announcements from Chapter Board 
  • 12:10 PM: Keynote Presentation with Jeff Gilmer
  • 1:00-1:30 PM: Q & A

Location: Web Conference Please be sure to Register in advance. We will email the attendee links only to those who have registered. 


Don’t Miss This Opportunity

The Greater Minnesota Chapter is a membership organization for individual and corporate members of the data center industry. Our chapter was officially chartered in 2007 and we are proud of our growing chapter and welcome new members. If you are looking for a group of professionals to share ideas, learn about the future of our industry, and network with your peers we invite you to join our chapter. The Greater MN Chapter serves the entire state of Minnesota.



Jeff Gilmer Jeff Gilmer

A senior partner with Excipio Consulting has more than thirty years’ experience in business, technology, and finance. He is a hands-on leader, recognized for exceptional management, process, methodology, and business acumen. He is effective in both restoring and building organizations through improved long term process improvement and implementation of solid scalable methodologies. Excipio has completed hundreds of Data Center assessments in recent years, for both public and private organizations ranging in size from 350 to over 100,000+ employees.


Jun 10 2020


12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/Chicago
  • Date: Jun 10 2020
  • Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Web Conference