Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Roberta Witty, Troy McAlpin
Type: Video (11 minutes)
Are you confident that your mass notification system can get the right information to the right person, not too much, not too little but just right?
Spend a few minutes with industry leaders Roberta Witty (Gartner Research VP) and xMatters CEO, Troy McAlpin discussing the value of a communication system that fits your process - getting theright information to the right people.
This 10 minute educational video explains what is important for your communication plan and why typing free form messages into a Scenario's message box just does not cut it. Come away with thought provoking guidance that will allow you to build effective strategies ensure you can always respond, restore and resume business fast.The world of dynamic, mobile communication is changing so quickly that relying on old-fashioned mass notification methodologies will only put you further behind.
About Roberta Witty, Research VP, Gartner
Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. Ms. Witty is the role specialty lead for the Gartner for IT Leaders (GITL) business continuity manager role. She is also a GITL Premier coach for Security and Risk.
Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Witty managed the global technology risk management function for the corporate trust business of The Chase Manhattan Bank. In this role, she was responsible for awareness, advisory and compliance services regarding the business implementation of IT control policies, including information security, business continuity and Y2K business resumption planning. Before joining Chase, she was the information security officer for ING/New York, where her responsibilities included information security program development and implementation, security administration, and business continuity planning. Prior to ING, Ms. Witty held information security positions at the heritage organizations of both Chase and Chemical Bank.
About Troy McAlpin, CEO, xMatters
Troy brings a wealth of experience to his leadership role at xMatters. Prior to founding xMatters, formerly AlarmPoint Systems, he served as the President & COO and COO & CFO of two successful start-ups, where he oversaw all marketing, sales, development, M&A and financial aspects of the companies.
Previously, Troy was a Strategic Management Consultant with AT&T Solutions and Andersen, where he gained insight into enterprise priorities and structures. His expertise also includes process automation, strategic initiatives, and corporate strategy. Troy's domain experience includes IT Service Management, IT Strategy, and several vertical markets including high technology, banking and finance, consumer, and retail industries.
He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University at Sacramento.