Special Guest of the IT Leader Forum: Roger McLoughlin, Continuity & Risk Authority, Vodafone

02 September 2009

On October 29 the IT Leader Forum attendees will have a unique opportunity to share experience with peers and address their questions to experts from globally renown companies. The IT Leader Forum is a platform to exchange opinions between strategic managers of enterprise-level businesses and IT executives, analysts, and business development experts.

Western and European organizations experienced the consequences of the global financial downturn earlier than Russian businesses. Moreover, many of them managed to increase their competitiveness and successfully solve business goals using innovative information technology. CEOs and CIOs of major Russian enterprises are eager to learn from their international peers.

Roger McLoughlin, Continuity & Risk Authority, Vodafone, will make a presentation at the Plenary Session. Mr. McLoughlin joined Vodafone Group Plc, the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States, in 2001. He is responsible for managing the implementation and maintenance of BS25999 into Vodafone UK and consulting on Business Continuity standards to the Vodafone Global Business Continuity and Risk community.

As a result of his work Vodafone UK was the first Mobile Telecommunications company in the world to achieve certification of BS25999 for its network and subsequently won Business Continuity Strategy of the year at the prestigious CIR Business Continuity Awards 2009. Roger McLoughlin's presentation is devoted to Business Continuity Best Practices.

Mr. McLoughlin is a member of the Business Continuity Institute where he is also a membership assessor, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is a well respected figure in the industry and has had a number of articles published in various media.

See detailed information about the IT Leader Forum 2009.

Event agenda is available at the Forum Agenda page.

The IT Leader Forum is organized by the Russian Managers Association, Itogi, CIO and Intelligent Enterprise Magazines, and CROC incorporated.


Vodafone Group Plc is the world's leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States through the Company's subsidiary undertakings, joint ventures, associated undertakings and investments. At 30 June 2009, based on the registered customers of mobile telecommunications ventures in which it had ownership interests at that date, the Group had 315 million customers

The Group's mobile subsidiaries operate under the brand name 'Vodafone'. In the United States the Group's associated undertaking operates as Verizon Wireless. During the last two financial years, the Group has also entered into arrangements with network operators in countries where the Group does not hold an equity stake. Under the terms of these Partner Network Agreements, the Group and its partner networks co-operate in the development and marketing of global services under dual brand logos.

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