2-Day Conference at a Glance

Event Presentation Team at a Glance
More than 30 International SMB IT Pro Experts
Recognition Name State/Country
Microsoft Dev Team Microsoft Windows Server (SBS) Senior Dev Managers Including Dean Paron and Paul Fitzgerald Seattle, WA, US
SBS Group Leader Chris Rue AL, US
SBS-MVP Frank McCallister AL, US
SBS-MVP Dean Calvert Australia
SBS-MVP Wayne Small Australia
Managed Services Erick Simpson CA, US
IT Services Tuning Karl Palachuk CA, US
SBS-MVP Roger Otterson CA, US
SBS-MVP Steve Lai CA, US
SBS-MVP Susan Bradley CA, US
SBS-MVP Cal McLennan Canada
Windows MVP Charlie Russel Canada
Security MVP Dana Epp Canada
SBS-MVP Les Connor Canada
Exchange MVP Vlad Mazek FL, US
SBS Group Leader Bob Hood IL, US
SBS Group Leader Cindy Slade IL, US
SBS-MVP Jeff Middleton LA, US
ISA MVP Amy Babinchak MI, US
SBS-MVP Cris Hanna MO, US
SBS-MVP Andy Goodman NC, US
SBS-MVP Grey Lancaster NC, US
SBS Group Leader Mark Crall NC, US
Managed Services Amy Luby NE, US
SBS-MVP Chad Gross NE, US
SBS-MVP Marina Roos Netherlands
SBS-MVP Dave Nickason NY, US
SBS-MVP Kevin Royalty OH, US
SBS-MVP Fred Johnson OH, US
SBS-MVP Eriq Neale TX, US
SBS-MVP Steve Foster United Kingdom
CRM MVP Anne Stanton VT, US
SBS-MVP Steven Banks WA, US
Speaker's Full Bios: http://www.conference2007.sbsmigration.com/content/advisors

2-Day Conference - Session Summary at a Glance
“Small Business IT Disaster Planning for Risks and Crisis Recovery”
Session Title Speakers Format Discussion Issues
Vision Jeff Middleton Keynote Welcome Crisis Management Roles & Relationships
Crisis Jeff Middleton
Dr. Mark Cousins, DVM
Keynote Interview Case Study The 9-Lives of Cat Practice Veterinary Hospital
  • Special Guest Interview with owner Dr. Mark Cousins, DVM
Strategy Chris Rue
Cindy Slade
Cris Hanna
Bob Hood
Leadership Panel How Your Career/Business Model Positions You to a Crisis
Outsource Eriq Neale
Marina Roos
Les Connor
Roger Otterson
Case Study Snapshots Augmented Services & Resource Leveling
  • Four Elements: 10-minute topic briefs with panel debate/Q&A
Obligations Amy Luby
Erick Simpson
Karl Palachuk
Leadership Panel Is a Managed Services Model Boundless Risk?
Friction Susan Bradley
Eriq Neale
Anne Stanton
Leadership Panel The Opposite of Streamlining Productivity
  • Draining Productivity with Process Burdens
Leverage Kevin Royalty
Dean Calvert
Wayne Small
Vlad Mazek
Case Study Snapshots Design and Deploy of Recoverable Environments
  • Four Elements: 10-minute topic briefs with panel debate/Q&A
Perimeters MS Dev Team Demo & Discussion Windows Home Server - Data Protection Technology
Foundation MS Dev Team Demo & Discussion Infrastructure Server Platforms for Small-Medium Sized Businesses
  • Presentation by MS Server Dev Team
Environment Dana Epp
Dave Nickason
Dean Calvert
Mark Crall
Leadership Panel A Place to Work
Continuity Charlie Russel
Fred Johnson
Steven Banks
Amy Babinchak
Leadership Panel Strategic Assets & Value Decisions for Choosing Recovery vs. Uptime
Fundamentals Open - All Experts Ask the Experts Group Q&A: The Usual Suspects in Crisis: Open Q&A
Workshops Workshop Session presenters will be announce soon. Demo & Discussion Expert Insight to Protecting Business Operations (focused elements listed below in half-day overall)
  • Virtual and Imaging Based Server Recovery
  • SBS AD/Domain Controller
  • Exchange
  • SharePoint
  • Client and Mobile Data

2-Day Conference at a Glance
Interest Conference Details & Site Links
Overview Our speakers include more than 30 SMB industry professionals, experienced Microsoft's MVPs and professional community group leaders who provide these services to SMB businesses. The voice of experience is found in our discussion leaders and mentors for the 2 day event.

Combine the New Orleans food, music, and entertainment plus two days of outstanding peer discussion and you have an Executive Conference affordable for small and medium SMB Partners. Generous sponsors have helped ensure that this is a extraordinarily valuable and entertaining professional networking event including a Jazz Reception Friday night and Sunday night the Microsoft SBS Bash Mississippi Riverboat Blues Cruise.

Join the 2-day French Quarter Conference with $295 registration and conference-rate $119 hotel room/night, currently available at the 4-Star Astor Crown Plaza hotel venue. The 5-day Caribbean Cruise Conference filled, now with very limited attendee space.

Food and Music

Friday night starts with a really special welcome party hosted by Jeff Middleton of SBSmigration.com, this is not your average first night at the hotel. Just off the lobby, Jeff has arranged for a Jazz Trio Reception and private mini-concert by 12 times Jazz Fest performer Tim Laughlin. Pete Fountain featured Tim in his set at the Fest this year, introducing him as “this guy’s the best jazz clarinet in the country”. Only Pete could possibly get away with saying that because Pete himself is the international living legend of jazz clarinet from New Orleans. Tim was back again at the Fest on second weekend with the stage to himself, and now you can catch him your first night in town!

During the weekend, conference attendee registration includes six meals. Enjoy fabulous local food for the two events mentioned here, plus hot breakfast and a signature New Orleans lunch on both Saturday and Sunday. Conference guests are welcome for all evening events. Plus, we’ll have a special “Community Coffeehouse” just outside the meeting rooms offering snacks during the day. You do want some gumbo or bisque, right?

Sunday night to close out the weekend conference, the SBS Product Team invites you for a three hours fete with live jazz/blues on the SBS Bash Riverboat Dinner Cruise onboard the Mississippi paddlewheeler Creole Queen. Performance by the Anthony “AB” Brown Band rolls us down the river with New Orleans music lead by the rhythm guitarist who recorded and toured with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint for the 2006 Grammy nominated album “River in Reverse”.

Who Should Attend SMB focused resellers, consultants, and technology partners
Major Sponsors & MS Platforms StorageCraft and Microsoft are among our on-site sponsors who will discuss new product plans for Windows Server platforms including Microsoft's Centro, Small Business Server, and Windows Home Server. Additional major underwriting sponsors include Hewlett Packard, Computer Associates, and Own Web Now.

Engage at this conference with SMB focused vendors:
  • Microsoft Windows Server/SBS Senior Dev Team
  • StorageCraft
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Computer Associates
  • Own Web Now
  • SBSfaq.com
  • BackupAssist
  • Level Platforms
  • Citrix
  • Exclaimer
  • SMB Nation
  • Great Little Book
Conference Format Panel Debates, Group Discussion, Technical Demonstrations
Sessions & Events Attendee price is $295 for 2-Day event includes 2 days of meals, sessions, networking
Receptions/Party each Night...bring a guest for the weekend...$75 guest badge!
Conference & Hotel Venue 4-Star Hotel in French Quarter, corner of Bourbon and Canal St.
Conference rate room is $119/night
Over 20 world class New Orleans restaurants within just blocks
International SMB Experts Over 30 Microsoft MVPs, community leaders and industry experts are delivering IT strategies in first hand discussions, the "voice of experience" among an outstanding expert lineup.