Summer time is Coming to an Finish – That Must Mean It’s DRJ Fall World

I wish I could tell you that my summer was spent vacationing
in some exotic location without internet access; or I was deep in remote third
world countries performing humanitarian work for international charities; or
that I won the lottery and was out spending my new found fortunes ­ ­­- but, I
can’t.  Instead, being a consultant who
has to work when the work is available, I spent my summer busy with delivering
client projects.

For me, that is a hopeful sign.  This bares hope of a sign that the economy is
picking up and companies are now able to support projects, such as business
continuity planning, that are often deemed deferrable during down-times.  This bares hope that budgets are starting to
allow for monies to invest in consulting assistance for projects, such as
disaster recovery planning, where the in-house expertise is lacking.  And, this bares hope that companies are
starting to put more emphasis on and giving more attention to business
continuity planning and related topics.

But, the end of summer vacations, the start of school,
football season kicking off in the United States are all signs of the calendar
changing to Fall.  And, in our profession,
that means DRJ Fall World.  I am happy to
report that I am typing up this blog page from my hotel room at the San Diego
Sheraton Hotel and Resort at DRJ Fall World 2012.  It is Monday afternoon and we are off to a
tremendous start.

Yesterday, Sunday, was full of tremendous Workshop Sessions,
a welcoming reception and product demonstrations.  Today, Monday, kicked-off with 3 very
informative and entertaining General Sessions and the opening of the Exhibit
Hall full of vendors and service providers ready and willing to educate you on
their products and services designed to assist in the strengthening and
expanding of your business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management and
emergency response programs.

I have already passed out and collected numerous business
cards – the real value-gain at these conferences – and have made a number of
new acquaintances and new friends … and it IS ONLY MONDAY.

I am looking forward to the breakout sessions this afternoon
and two more action packed days of DRJ Fall World lying in front of me.  This DRJ conference marks the 47
Conference put on by the DRJ and they just keep getting better.  That is mostly because the attendees are
getting more experienced and are able to drive the topics discussed to deeper
and more complex levels of challenges that we face in this field.

I will post a few more blogs during my time here so that you
can learn some of the stuff that I learn. 
And, if you happen to be here – come up and say, “Hi” – it would be a
pleasure to meet you, as well.

But, now – I have those breakout sessions to get to, so, I
will see you later.

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