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Future Vision Committee

Bringing together a global community of subject matter experts, DRI International has convened the Future Strategic Vision Committee, the leading global think tank on matters of operational resilience, discipline integration, and the future role of resilience professionals. This interdisciplinary group seeks to unite the profession by establishing meaningful and productive links among other professional bodies, higher education, and membership organizations.

Lyndon Bird


Lyndon Bird is chair of the DRI Future Vision Committee. He has worked exclusively in business continuity since 1986 as a consultant, presenter, educator, author, and business manager. He has spoken at and chaired conferences throughout the world and has contributed features, articles and interviews to most leading business and specialist publications. He has been interviewed by a wide range of broadcasters, including the BBC, Sky News, Bloomberg TV and CNBC on continuity and resilience topics. Bird helped found the Business Continuity Institute in 1994 to promote and develop the emerging BC discipline as a professional field of activity and was a member of the original BS25999 Technical Committee. He was voted BCM Consultant of the Year in 2002 and given the BCM Lifetime Award in 2004 by Continuity, Insurance & Risk Magazine. He is currently Editor of the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning published in the UK and the US, an advisory board member for the US publication Disaster Resource Guide, and his new book "Operational Resilience in the Financial Sector" has recently been published by Incisive Media.

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