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​Join Alto Consulting, OneNet and OneIT for an informational happy hour on conducting a risk assessment.

Join us for a fun, action packed presentation (where the audience will participate) and learn a unique way to conduct a risk assessment. We will determine which areas of your company are the most vulnerable, develop risk mitigation strategies, and then decide how to protect the most valuable functions of your business in the event disaster strikes. You will leave with a thorough understanding of this risk assessment process, worksheets, and the start of an individual plan customized for your company, no matter the size.

Office 365 as a Risk Mitigation Strategy - Almost every user, from support staff to C-level executives, relies on personal productivity tools like Outlook, Excel and Wordto get things done. Just because you have your network, server and data infrastructure secured and backed up doesn't help when users can't run their apps. Office 365 is available in a variety of configurations that will satisfy every class of user, no matter which devices they use or from where they need to get work done, and supports both pure-cloud and hybrid scenarios.

Plus you will have the opportunity to sample various Minnesota brewed beers and cider and enjoy some appetizers.

Community Keg House
34 16th Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413


Thursday, May 19th, 2016
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Agenda includes:

  • 4:00 - 4:30 Welcome, Open Networking and Introductions
  • 4:30 - 4:45 Alto Presenting, Office 365 as a Risk Mitigation Strategy
  • 4:45 - 5:30 Kim Gerhart Presenting, Conducting a Risk Assessment
  • 5:30 - Closing and Open Networking 

Featured Speakers: Craig Yellick and Kim Gerhart

Craig Yellick Alto Co-Founder and Chief Solutions Architect

Craig Yellick is a master at leveraging his many years of IT solutions experience, excellent communication skills and strong business acumen to digest and explain how the latest IT innovations will help you grow your business.

For over 30 years, Craig Yellick has dedicated himself to researching and delivering IT solutions with a laser focus on cost effective business growth.  Craig Yellick is Alto Consulting's vice president and senior application architect.  Most recently he architected ZIMS, a very large scale zoological information management system used by zoos and aquaria all over the world. Craig's design is credited with making off-shore software development substantially more effective, producing higher quality software, faster and using only mid-level programmers for the bulk of the implementation.  The result was a solid cost effective design, done to scale and on budget.

Craig is the author of several books on software development, countless white paper and newsletter articles as well as over a dozen multi-day technical training classes.  Craig is also Alto's lead technology instructor and has trained thousands of IT students on many different topics throughout his career.

Kim Gerhart is a tenured IT and DR planning professional, with over 15 years experience in the IT architecture, data center and telecommunications industry. Kim currently serves as the Director of Strategic Accounts for OneIT, a managed business continuity and disaster recovery firm.

In her daily roles over the last 10 years, Kim has kept a close eye on the BC/DR plans of her customers. Her insite has assisted many Fortune 100 as well as SMB customers design BC/DR processes as well as technology plans and strategies to ensure they are protected against downtime in the event of a disaster. With a practical and broad outlook on preparedness, Kim helps companies plan for their safety and long-term security during times of crises in practical and easy-to-implement ways.

Kim graduated from North Central State College with a degree in electronic engineering, as well as holds a bachelor of science in technical management followed by an MBA from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Kim is the former Central Region Director for The Contingency Planners of Ohio, a directional committee member for Ohio Homeland Security's OP3, a board member at OHIO IX, and is active in the Columbus and Minneapolis IT communities, speaking regularly at events on leading-edge BC/DR strategies.