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Randolph A. Fisher

AT&T

7 Hoagland Court
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Cell: (908) 432-5189
E-mail: raf1950@optonline.net

• Speaker
• Writer

Team builder, leader; analytical solution provider; strategic planner; business continuity planner certification; secret security credentials.

Business Continuity Capabilities:

  • Managed the development, implementation, maintenance, and testing of application and site recovery plans.
  • Formulation of data network recovery strategies with emphasis on primary site isolation or failure
  • Positioning of products and/or services as Business Continuity Disaster Recovery (BCDR) Tools
  • Manage the development of Application Recovery Plans and Site Recovery Plans
  • Skilled negotiator with Senior Management on benefits of BCDR Plans
  • Creative and effective presentations on all aspects of data network recovery

Business Continuity Affiliations

  • Certified Business Continuity Planner – Disaster Recovery Institute International
  • Holder of Federal Secret Security Credentials
  • Member of Association of Continuity Planners – Garden State Chapter
  • Served on Continuity Insights Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
  • Served on Contingency Planning & Management Magazine Trade Show Advisory Board

Publications and Invited Speaking Engagements

  • Author of numerous publications on business continuity & disaster recovery.
  • Invited speaker at numerous trade shows and professional organizations.
  • Included in Meet the Experts and Who’s Who for Disaster Resource Guide.
  • Inducted into Continuity Planning & Management Hall of Fame in 2000.

Affiliations and Certifications

  • Association of Continuity Professionals-Garden State Chapter
  • Certified Business Continuity Planner – Disaster Recovery Institute International
  • Continuity Insights Editorial Advisory Board
  • Contingency Planning & Management Magazine Trade Show Advisory Board

Professional Experience

  • Product Management (1994-Present)
  • Process Development (1992-1994)
  • Product Development & Introduction (1991-1992)
  • Product Eliminations (1984-1991)
  • Econometric Modeling (1979-1984)
  • Lead Engineer-Research & Development (1974-1979)
  • Engineering Assistant (1970-1974)
  • Adjunct Faculty (1977-2011)

Education

  • Certified Business Continuity Planner, Disaster Recovery Institute International, 1996
  • M.S., Management, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1993
  • B.A (Honors), Mathematics, Rutgers University, 1976

Invited Speaking Engagements & Publications

1) Fisher, Randolph A., “Automated Redirection of Wide Area Data Networks using IP”, Association of Contingency Planners-Garden State Chapter Newsletter, February 2008.

2) Fisher, Randolph A., “Working Around SARS”, Continuity Insights, Industry Focus: Healthcare, Jul/Aug 2003 Issue.

3) Fisher, Randolph A., “Protecting Your Data Network from Primary Site Isolation”, Proceedings of 2003 Continuity Insights Management Conference, Miami, FL, June 2003.

4) Fisher, Randolph A., "Primary Site Recovery using Frame Relay, ATM, and IP Circuit Redirection Capabilities ", Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management 2003 in Las Vegas, NV, March 2003.

5) Fisher, Randolph A. “Things to Consider Before Choosing a Primary Site Recovery Approach or Telecommunications Vendor", Disaster Resource Guide, March 2003.

6) Fisher, Randolph A., “Primary Site Recovery with Frame Relay, ATM, IPFR Services", Association of Contingency Planners – South Florida Chapter, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, February 2003

7) Fisher, Randolph A., “Regulations for the Financial and Health Care Industries”, Contingency Planning & Management Magazine, September 2002.

8) Ross, Nicole, "Source File: Telecommunications", Contingency Planning & Management, May 2002. Extensive quotes from McAnally, Fisher, Jennings, Sebren, Carr, and Urion.

9) Fisher, Randolph A., "Primary Site Recovery with Frame Relay, ATM, IPFR Services", Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management 2002 in New Orleans, LA, April 2002.

10) Fisher, Randolph A., "Practical Communications Advice for Multi-Tenant Building Owners", Commercial Builder/Architect, New Jersey Edition, March 2002 Newsletter.

11) Fisher, Randolph A., "FR Network Recovery Options", Frame Relay Forum News, Winter 2001.

12) Salerno, Cheryl, "Source File: Telecommunications", Contingency Planning & Management, July 2001. Extensive quotes from Fisher, Sandoff, Sebring, and Sotallaro.

13) Fisher, Randolph A., "Reliability Features for High Speed Packet Data Networks", Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management 2001, Boston, MA, April 2001.

14) Fisher, Randolph, "Primary Site Recovery via High Speed Packet Network Redirection Capabilities", 2001 Edition of Disaster Resource Guide, March 2001.

15) Fisher, Randolph A., "High Speed Packet Services Reliability Options for Data WANs", presented at Disaster Recovery Journal Spring World in San Diego, CA, March 5, 2001.

16) Fisher, Randolph A. and Longo, Denis S., “High Speed Packet Services Reliability Options for WAN Data Networks”, IBM Summit 2000 in Orlando, FL, May 2000.

17) Fisher, Randolph A. and Longo, Denis S., “Wide Area Data Network Reliability Options for High Speed Packet Services”, Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management 2000, Baltimore, MD, May 2000.

18) Fisher, Randy and Elerick, Jerry, "Business Recovery Over Wide Area Networks, Are You Ready", Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, April 21, 1999.

19) Fisher, Randolph, "Business Recovery for Data Networks", 1999 Edition of Disaster Resource Guide, March 1999.

20) Fisher, Randy and Elerick, Jerry, "Business Continuity for Wide Area Networks", presented at Disaster Recovery Journal Fall World, Orlando, FL, Sept 13, 1998.

21) Fisher, Randy and Parso, Al, "Whys and Whats of Business Recovery Over Wide Area Networks", Proceedings of Contingency Planning & Management Conference & Exhibition, San Jose, CA, March 3, 1998.

22) Fisher, Randy and Parso, Al, "Business Recovery Over Wide Area Networks", presentation to Association of Telecommunications Professionals, Columbus, OH, April 9,1997.

AT&T Awards & Citations

  • AT&T Customer Rules Service Excellence Award (2009)
  • AT&T Liberty Sales Region Pit Crew Award (2006)
  • Rewarding Success Through Marketing Award (2005)
  • AT&T Data Services Vice President’s Award (2000)
  • AT&T Data Networking Services Take a Bow Award – Frame Relay Service Disaster Recovery Option PMT (1999)
  • AT&T Business Network Services Golden Circle Award (1998)
  • Nominated for AT&T Business Markets’ Business Achievement Award (highest award in AT&T); finished 2nd of 46 nominees (1997)
  • AT&T Commitment to Excellence Everyday Award (1996)
  • AT&T Commitment to Excellence Everyday Award (1995)
  • AT&T Commitment to Excellence Everyday Award (1994)
  • AT&T ACCUNETR Applause Award (1992)
  • Featured in AT&T Focus Magazine (1991)
  • Domain of the Dinosaur for AT&T Telegraph withdrawal (1991)
  • AT&T Opportunity Management Center – Eye of Excellence Award (1990)
  • U.S. Air Force National Account Team Recognition Award (1990)
  • AT&T Business Special Services Division Managers Award ( 4 times in 1988)
  • AT&T Service Management Director’s Award (1986)