January 28, 2021
Virtual Panel
10:00-12:00PM ET
This Panel will dive into best practices for DRaas & how to rethink resiliency in the age of cloud.
Agenda | Location


Most financial firms have well-thought-out strategies for business resiliency and disaster recovery. And the majority of financial firms are in the process of moving to the cloud.

Here’s the catch: Many firms haven’t thought about the intersection of these two initiatives. That is, what’s the best strategy for backing up and protecting resources that are increasingly cloud-based?

In a very real sense, cloud changes everything. Protecting cloud-based resources requires a fresh approach. Financial firms should think in terms of protecting all resources (whether cloud-based or on-prem) as well as leveraging cloud capabilities themselves for backup, restoral, and resiliency.

This panel discussion drills into the best practices for disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS), ensuring business continuance for cloud-based resources, and rethinking resiliency in the age of cloud. We’ll focus on:


  • How to manage risk and resiliency in a cloud-based environment
  • How cloud-based technologies from VDI to cloud-based firewalls & RAS to cloud-based collaboration enables employees to continue working
  • Security controls for cloud
  • How multicloud can (and can’t) provide agility and dexterity



Who Should Attend?
Technology professionals, cloud architects, and business professionals who focus on cloud strategy and DR/resilience


10:00AM-10:05AM WSTA Introductions: Alec Polnarev, Managing Director – Information Technology, Harvard Management Company and a WSTA Director

10:05AM-10:35AM Complaining — What Causes It, Why We Do It, and How to Get Ourselves and Others to Stop

10:35AM-10:50AM Industry Perspectives and Moderator

10:50AM-12:00PM Panel Discussion

12:00PM- Event Concludes

Eligible for CPE Credits
Earn up to 2.0 CPE Credits at this event! Click here for more details.

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