SOURCE: Genesis BCS

Genesis BCS

September 10, 2009 17:19 ET

Genesis Business Communication Systems to Host Disaster Recovery Luncheon September 30 at Federal Reserve Bank, Houston Branch

Keynote Speaker Will Share Disaster Recovery Story, One Year After Hurricane Ike

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Genesis Business Communication Systems will host a Disaster Recovery Luncheon to honor the disaster recovery technology heroes throughout the Greater Houston area. These professionals have to plan for potential disasters and their aftermaths long before they occur to help local institutions and businesses recover as quickly as possible. Attendees will hear from technology leaders about business continuity strategies and options available in the industry today. The luncheon will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Houston Branch on Wednesday, September 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. CT, with a tour of the bank immediately following.

Those interested in attending the luncheon should RSVP at http://www.genesisbcs.com/rsvp. As this informative event will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank, all attendees must RSVP by September 18 and be approved prior to the event.

The keynote speaker will be Ralph Farr, VP of Information Services for University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, the oldest medical school in Texas. As Mr. Farr and his team know firsthand from Hurricane Ike and other storms, natural disasters are impossible to predict or prevent, making it vital to have a solid recovery plan ready in advance. He will share his story of how his team prepared, the storm's impact, and lessons learned.

Farr, who earned his computer science degree from UT Austin and lives in Galveston, oversees the information technology needs of the academic medical center. He has 30 years of experience in IT, the last five of those in a senior leadership role with the university's Department of Information Services. He currently manages a world-class team of more than 200 charged with providing and managing voice services, data networks, desktop services, the data center and application systems.

At the luncheon, industry experts including ShoreTel, Lifesize, Enterasys and Paetec will be on hand to address their business continuation capabilities and unique strengths. Attendees will also be able to meet education specialists and discuss burning topics such as grants, E-rate, education programs and more.

To RSVP or for additional information, please visit www.genesisbcs.com, contact Genesis BCS at 713-868-5415 or email debra@genesisbcs.com.

Disaster Recovery Luncheon
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
11:15 am-1:20 pm
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

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