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    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Happy Gnome, 498 Selby Ave., St. Paul, MN 55102

    Join your fellow BCPA members at our BCPA 25th Anniversary CELEBRATION on December 12, 2019! 


     This is a voting meeting with a guest presentation by Fred Klapetzsky! 


    It will be held at:

                             Happy Gnome (Firehouse Room 2nd Floor)

                          498 Selby Ave.

                          St. Paul, MN 55102 


    Parking:  Parking lot onsite and street parking 


    NOTICE: The Firehouse Room is located on the second floor of a historic building. The only access to the room is via a 20-step staircase; no elevator is available. All amenities are available on the second floor, including restrooms.


    Lunch options:

    • Beverages: Soda and Coffee included 
    • Chicken Breast - Yukon Potato Puree, Asparagus, Marsala Sauce


    • Vegetarian Risotto - Season Vegetable Risotto


     COST:  ***Free for Members and $45 for Guests




    Open Board Member Roles (two-year terms):

    • Secretary
    • Program Director
    • Membership Director
    • Social Media/Publicity Director 



    •  11:45am  - Arrival, Check-in
    •  12:00  - Sit-down Lunch Served
    •  1:00pm  - BCPA Meeting and Voting
    •  1:30pm  - A Walk Through the BCDR World  - Fred Kalpetsky



    A walk (hopefully full of entertainment and good memories) through the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery world from the 1980s through today.  We’ll look at what we did in the past, what we are doing now, what has changed, and what has remained the same.  In some cases, we ended up back where we started, in others, we are still seeking direction.  We’ll be asking for audience sharing and some quick stories and recollections.  The goal is for us to have a fun time reminiscing and a quick look at where we might end up. 





    Fred Klapetzsky, CISSP, MBA 



    Current Responsibilities

     Fred is the CEO and Principal Consultant for A Going Concern, Inc.  He is responsible for consulting leadership on all projects for the company.



    Fred has been working in corporate operations, information systems, and disaster recovery/business continuity since 1981.  Prior to founding A Going Concern, Inc., Fred was a Managing Director and National Practice Leader for Marsh Risk Consulting’s Business Continuity Practice; a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young, where he was the Midwest Area leader for Ernst & Young’s Recover Practice; and a regional information security manager and facility security officer for Lockheed Martin. He also served 12 years in the United States Air Force as a commissioned Officer and the last six of those years as a Federal Agent for the Office of Special Investigations – Chief of Computer Crime Investigations for the Western US Region.


    Fred has performed technology and business continuity assessments, evaluations, designs and planning for Airports, Higher Education, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Insurance, Health Care, Hospitality, Pharmaceutical, Publishing, Real Estate, Retail, Telecommunications, and e-commerce clients. With his expertise, Fred has also assisted several State CIOs with strategic reviews and specific recommendations as they develop their enterprise security and recovery/resiliency operations.


    Fred has developed and presented courses at Secure 360, the Disaster Recovery Journal, and CPM trade shows.  He is also adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School where he teaches the online Crisis Management course.


    Over his career Fred has managed numerous multi-million-dollar projects with the United States Government and Fortune 50 companies. 



    Questions - info@bcpa.org


    Come Join US!




Past events

Thursday, November 14, 2019 2020 IT Trends Conference - BCPA November event
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Cyber Breach and Incident Response
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Strategic Telework and Continuity of Operations
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Responding to the Unthinkable: Leadership Lessons Learned During and After the Recovery of a School Explosion
Thursday, June 13, 2019 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Minnesota Twins Game!
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Implementing a New Business Continuity Management Tool
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Tell me about your Business Impact Analysis (BIA)!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 A Day in the Life of an Incident Responder
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Disaster Preparedness and Experience Panel
Thursday, December 13, 2018 BCPA Holiday Networking Event- Smaaash at MOA
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Chaos Engineering - From Recovery to Resiliency
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Two Presentations! 1) Building an Enterprise Command Center and 2) Delivering Organizational Resilience through Critical Event Management
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Crisis Management - Thought Process
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Tour of OneNeck IT Solutions
Thursday, June 14, 2018 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Betty Danger's
Thursday, May 10, 2018 How can businesses and public entities work together to improve preparedness and response initiatives?
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Crisis Communication
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Let's Discuss Exercises Together!
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
Thursday, January 11, 2018 State of Information Security in the Upper Midwest
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Holiday Luncheon / Networking Event
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Vendor Resiliency Panel
Thursday, October 12, 2017 DR in the Cloud
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Conference - INTERFACE Twin Cities 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Business Impact Risk Management: How to Drive Action and Build Complete Impact Profiles by Incorporating Diverse Risk Assessments
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Board Meeting - No Monthly Membership Meeting
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Shots Fired: Leading in an Active Shooter Incident
Thursday, June 08, 2017 BCPA Summer Networking Event - Lady of the Lake Cruise
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Implementing a Unified Framework for Integrating Enerprise Risk Management in BC/DR Programs
Thursday, April 13, 2017 DR and Big Data
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Counterterrorism
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Tour of DataBank’s East Twin Cities Data Center (MSP 2) – Eagan, MN
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Crisis Proofing Your Organization
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Dec 2016 Networking Event
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Risky Relationships: Commitments and Expectations
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Why digital marketing matters to associations
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Could a volcano in Manila determine what Minnesotans get for Christmas?
Thursday, July 14, 2016 July 14th BCPA Meeting - What Have We Learned from Shootings?
Thursday, June 09, 2016 BCPA June 9th Networking Event
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Poise Under Pressure: Communication Tools for Crisis Situations
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Business Resiliency
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Risks in the 21st Century
Thursday, February 11, 2016 Business Resilience Program Management Strategy
Thursday, January 14, 2016 Jan 2016 - Asymmetric Terrorist Attacks
Thursday, December 10, 2015 Dec 2015 Networking Event
Thursday, November 12, 2015 511 Building Telecom Hotel Tour
Thursday, October 08, 2015 October Monthly Meeting
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Minimizing the Impact of a Disruption
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Innovation and the Art of the BIA
Thursday, June 11, 2015 BCPA June 11th Networking Event
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 BCPA May Monthly Meeting: WEBINAR
Monday, May 11, 2015 Secure360 2015
Thursday, April 09, 2015 April Monthly Meeting
Thursday, March 12, 2015 March Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 12, 2015 February Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 08, 2015 January Monthly Meeting
Thursday, December 11, 2014 BCPA-MN 20th Anniversary Luncheon
Thursday, November 13, 2014 November Monthly Meeting
Friday, June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting

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