AIMA Webinar: From the Front Lines of IT Infrastructure Challenges Under BCP – a Conversation with Members


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The current state of play has many firms testing and invoking business continuity plans, and there is an unprecedented number of businesses transitioning staff to working remotely. For some firms, this is a radical change and one that had to be enacted in very little time. In recent weeks, early movers have already made this change, but others still are in the process of implementing a new policy or invoking BCP in stages. What lessons can be learned from those early to make these adjustments? In this timely conversation AIMA asks RFA, an IT, financial cloud and cyber-security provider, to shed light on the following:

  • What have been the most common inbound questions / requests?
  • How prepared are firms for working remotely?
  • What are some common shortfalls or issues revealed when testing BCP?
  • How are firms leveraging technology to enable teamwork when staff are in remote locations?
  • How are firms of different sizes and from different locations adjusting IT spend or managing changes in light COViD-19?

During the call, we invite you to raise questions and offer your observations on successful practices, which undoubtedly will be helpful to the overall discussion. Considerable uncertainty remains in what lies ahead, but we hope that this session will assist you in managing through this challenging time. 

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Michael Asher, Chief Information Officer, RFA

Michael is the Chief Information Officer for RFA and is instrumental in the development of IT policies for RFA and its clients. Michael designs and oversees Managed Services product offerings, including the RFA Multi-Cloud Platform, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Services. Additionally, he is responsible for internal and external compliance. Prior to his current position, Michael served in multiple information technology management roles. Michael has over 14 years of experience in the IT industry and holds a Master’s Degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Alexis Kwon, Associate Director, AIMA

Prior to joining AIMA, Alexis was a Vice President at City Financial, where she helped develop investor relations and operational due diligence processes. She also collaborated across City Financial’s global teams to manage business projects for the firm’s alternative strategies. Alexis has over 12 years’ experience in the finance industry, including work with emerging managers to help build their businesses. Before transitioning to the buy-side, Alexis held sales and business development roles at Prudential, ING and Sanford C. Bernstein where she served clients in the bank channel, retail, HNW and hedge fund markets. Alexis holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.


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