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#BizCont: A Resilient & Dynamic Approach

InfoLab21, Lancaster University

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

#BizCont: A Resilient & Dynamic Approach

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Event Details

Business Continuity and Technical Resilience

26th July 2011

10:00 - 13:00




Are you prepared for the worst? What if your network is down for a full working day - will it be business as usual or will everything grind to a halt?

Companies constantly face a variety of threats to their continuation and success. This event will focus on technological concerns and how to prepare your company for the occurance of these risks. Risks can include network failures, loss of sensitive data and the security of company information. The growth of Cloud Computing services also brings a host of new threats and issues. Having robust ICT business continuity plans in place will help ensure that a company manages threats effectively and with minimum impact on business performance.


Who Should Attend?

  • Companies wanting to ensure that the risks of cyber terrorism are kept to a minimum 
  • Companies interested in hearing about specific technical risks and security issues and how to prepare for these
  • Technology-intensive companies who are open to cyber security risks
  • Companies using Cloud Computing
  • SME owner/managers looking to update business continuity plans


Why Attend This Event?

  • Hear from industry experts in cyber security and quiz them on your specific concerns
  • Increase awareness of the risks to your company
  • Get new ideas from the panel discussion and apply it to your business
  • Discuss security threats with like-minded businesses
  • Consider diffrent options to ensure a resilient business continuity plan
  • Gain insight into Cloud Computing services
  • Network with local SMEs



10:00-10:30 Registration and refreshments

10:30-10:50 Mel Gosling, Merrycon- Business Continuity Checklist: a technical approach

10:50-11:10 Peter Rhodes & Ian Grobler, NetCentrix - Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

11:10-11:30 Dan Prince, ICT Focus - Resilience, Cyber Security and Cloud Computing

11:30-12:15 Q&A/Panel Discussion

12:15-13:00 Lunch and networking


Speaker Information


Mel GoslingMel Gosling, Merrycon

Mel Gosling is the founder and Managing Director of Merrycon, is a member of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and has been involved in Business Continuity since first developing an IT Disaster Recovery Plan as IT Manager of an insurance group in 1992. He is an active member of the BCI, serving on the Membership Council and is one of the team of practitioners who rewrote the BCI's Good Practice Guidelines in 2010. He has also recently passed the ISEB (Information Systems Examination Board) practitioner certificate in BCM.


Peter Rhodes & Ian Grobler, NetCentrix

Peter is Business Development Manager at NetCentrix Ltd, a Carnforth-based company specialising in innovative business continuity solutions, Cloud services and hosting solutions. As Senior Technical Architect at NetCentrix, Ian has designed Business Continuity solutions for organisations from 10,000 users to companies with only 10 staff. The pair have over 50 years of experience between them in the IT industry.


Dan PrinceDr Daniel Prince, ICT Focus

Dr Daniel Prince is a Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University and has been working in the area of mobile network systems and information security for 6 years. Daniel completed his Undergraduate studies in Computer Systems Engineering in 2000 and went onto complete his PhD in Programmable Ad Hoc Networks in 2004. During his PhD he extensively worked with Mobile IPv6, working to complete an Implementation of Cisco IOS and as part of a team worked to implement the protocol in Windows CE. He now lectures in information security risk management, penetration techniques and digital forensics as part of the MSc in Cyber Security at Lancaster University, for which he is the course director.


Venue Details

The Rheged Centre is located in Penrith just off the M6 (J40). Delegates can enjoy free parking at the venue and travel information is available here. The full address and a location map is at the top right of this registration page.


Event partners 

Savant (supplier of Mataco)


ICT Focus 


Delegates can submit panel questions via twitter #bizcont or email to c.hayes2@lancaster.ac.uk

Please contact Carolyn Hayes c.hayes2@lancaster.ac.uk or 01524 510465 if you have any problems with registering.


InfoLab21's ISIS Project

This event is supported by InfoLab21 as part of the ISIS project’s regional events programme

About ISIS

Support for BusinessISIS aims to raise levels of ICT investment across the region by providing objective advice, guidance and appropriate ICT solutions to SMEs (Small & Medium Enterprises) throughout the Northwest, supporting business changes to minimise cost and maximise the benefits from ICT, both now and in the future.

ISIS is the first project of its kind in the UK and is delivered under the "Transformational ICT" product, part of the Government's Solutions for Business portfolio, a highly targeted, publically funded suit of products and services offering solutions to real business needs.

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When & Where

Rheged Centre
CA11 0DQ Cumbria
United Kingdom

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (BST)

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InfoLab21, Lancaster University

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It is a well equipped, high-tech environment providing ICT support for businesses, business incubation facilities, ICT education & training, and research & development.

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