Featured Events

  • Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:30 PM
    Centennial Lakes Office Park, 3601 West 76th St. Edina, MN 55435 - Training Room, Suite 275 (Building has "Microsoft" on the top)
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 PM
    TBD - Twin City Area

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 12, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Centennial Lakes Office Park, 3601 West 76th St. Edina, MN 55435 - Training Room, Suite 275 (Building has "Microsoft" on the top)

    DR in the Cloud
    Presented by CenturyLink

    Presentation Outline
    I.  Risks and challenges
    II.  Solution Designs
        Different Scenarios
        Other variables that affect uptime
    III.  How to Effectively manage Multi-Cloud Environments

    Robert Vespestad and Mariann Lessard will discuss their perspectives on potential risks, challenges, and solutions to cloud environments.  They have worked with a wide variety of clients from small to large enterprises and will share experiences from past customers.  This presentation is geared toward leaders, influencers and anyone who is looking to learn about business continuity and risk mitigation during migration, disaster recovery in the cloud and effective management of multi-cloud environments.

    Mariann Lessard – Solutions Engineer
    Mariann has been with Centurylink for 16 years and has extensive background in Network, Voice, and Disaster Recovery solutions.  As a Solutions Engineer, Mariann works with clients from a wide variety of industries including financial, manufacturing, healthcare and retail.  
    Robert Vespestad – Hosting Engineer
    Robert has more than 30 years of experience in all facets of technology.  As a Hosting Engineer, his expertise is in data center, cloud and hosting solutions.  Prior to joining Centurylink, Robert was the VP of IT for a Fortune 500 commodities company.

    • Thursday, December 14, 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD - Twin City Area

    Holiday Luncheon / Networking Event

    Event and Location, TBD

Past events

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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