SAN ANTONIO, March 7, 2018 –– EPIcenter, the organization transforming an historic power plant on the San Antonio River Walk into a new energy innovation center, today announced a Call for Entries for its upcoming Summit called “Disaster Disabled | Resilience Reinvented.” The Summit will be held on May 3, 2018, at the Pearl Stable in San Antonio, TX, from 7:30am-1:30pm.
From Hurricane Harvey to cyberattacks, the recent onslaught of disasters has highlighted the importance of resilience to the business community. How can businesses best prepare to ensure continuity of operations post-disaster? This year’s Summit will bring business leaders together with industry executives, utility leaders, and business continuity experts to explore best practices, lessons learned, and the technologies available to enable business resilience in the face of disaster.
Companies with a technology, device, software platform, or other resource that enables business continuity post-disaster are invited to apply online for a featured spot on the Summit agenda. Just a few will be selected to explain their product in a 10-minute TED-talk-style presentation. (Link to apply online: (http://www.bit.ly/callforrestech)
The half-day Summit will feature a slate of speakers from across the country from varied backgrounds and fields of expertise, and will include keynotes, moderated panels, and short talks in which speakers will share best practices, lessons learned, and, of course, available technologies to ensure business continuity post-disaster. Other topics for the summit include grid resilience, the protection of IT assets, and how regional governments and companies are hardwiring resilience.
The Call for Entries will end on March 25, 2018. Submissions will be reviewed on an ongoing basis so early submission is highly encouraged.
“EPIcenter is excited to demonstrate the connection between new energy and resiliency,” CEO Kimberly Britton said. “We look forward to announcing our speakers soon but this Call for Entries is a chance to find outstanding resilience-enabling products and services we may not otherwise know about.”
EPIcenter's Conference Center launched in June 2017 with a Summit on the Internet of Things, called "IoT: A Connected World." It drew more than 200 leading business professionals who were given an understanding of how this innovative technology platform will change the way business is conducted.