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Expert in Disaster Recovery, Continuity of Operations, and Business Continuity Planning

Expert ID: 108039 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert is available to consult throughout North America.

DISASTER RECOVERY; DISASTER PLANNING; DISASTER PREVENTION; CATASTROPHIC FAILURE. Expert has been a nationally known expert in disaster planning and recovery since the mid '80s. His articles have appeared in several magazines. Since 1991, he has been the Editor-in-Chief of a sourcebook of over 3000 disaster-recovery vendors, divided into over 250 different categories ranging from trauma counselors to the drying-out of wet microfilm. Over the years, he has prepared comprehensive disaster recovery plans for over 100 organizations. Many of these plans had to be subsequently submitted to industry regulators in banking and insurance - all of which were approved by the relevant regulatory bodies. During this time, Expert has especially emphasized that disaster plans need not be expensive in order to be effective.

BUSINESS RECOVERY PLANNING; CONTINGENCY PLANNING; BUSINESS RE-ENGINEERING. With an educational background in systems and organizations, and with experience as a consultant for IBM, Touche Ross & Co., and The Systems Audit Group, Expert has frequently worked with companies whose systems were malfunctioning. Often these problems were symptoms of the management or structure of the organizations, and were corrected via modifications to management style and/or structure, or re-engineering of the organization.

COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTER RECOVERY PLANNING; INFORMATION MANAGEMENT; INFORMATION SYSTEM. Expert is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. As such, he has frequently performed systems reviews and audits under extremely tight constraints of time and funding. This has been possible due to his wide experience in many types of computing operations, ranging from "white collar" banking, education, and insurance to "blue collar" manufacturing and industrial. Expert has provided clients with EDP auditing, software selection, and systems integration support. Additionally, he is experienced and is published in the area of computer disaster recovery.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Hartford, Connecticut - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1978 Degree: PhD Subject: Systems and Cybernetics Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton
Year: 1967 Degree: ME Subject: Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Institution: CornellUniversity
Year: 1965 Degree: BE Subject: Industrial Engineering Institution: Cornell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: PRESIDENT, Department: Responsibilities: Consulting in Disaster Recovery Planning;
Systems Auditing;
Management Consulting
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: Software Development, Higher Order Software Inc. Title: Manager, Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1978 to 1983 Employer: Honeywell Info Systems Title: Product Development, Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Touche Ross & Co. Title: Consultant, Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1965 to 1976 Employer: IBM Title: Engineer, Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ACP - Association of Contingency Planners;

ISACA - The Information Systems Audit and Control Association
Licenses / Certifications
CISA - Certified Information Systems Auditor
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has authored numerous articles which appeared in PUBLIC RISK magazine, the Journal of the Institute of Internal Auditors,The Business Continuity Magazine, and Health Facilities Management.

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