DRI INTERNATIONAL REPORTS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH IN CERTIFIED BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY PROFESSIONALS IN 2014
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By Popular Demand: DRI Awards of Excellence Nomination Deadline Extended!
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Nominations for the 2019 DRI Awards of Excellence Are Now Open!
Each year at the DRI International annual conference, the Awards of Excellence program honors the leaders and innovators in the fields of continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis and risk management.
The nominations period is now open, and we can't wait to see your picks!
You can fill out the nomination forms online, or download them as PDFs to complete at your convenience.
Don't wait to nominate! Get your selections in by the Dec. 2 deadline, and join us at the DRI2019 Awards of Excellence Gala on Feb. 19 at Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV, to cheer on the finalists.
Submit your nominations for one of these exciting categories:
Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector) - Leaders who have demonstrated exceptional innovation and leadership within the private sector, as well as a deep understanding of the continuity issues most important to the field.
Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector) - Leaders who have enhanced the business resilience of a public sector organization, while improving community preparedness as a champion of business continuity to local businesses.
Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector - 501(c)(3)) - Practitioners working to make the non-profit sector more resilient, by strengthening relationships among service suppliers, insurers, and continuity professionals, as well as developing creative, effective approaches to continuity planning and promotion.
Consultant of the Year - Those who excel in the field of business continuity program management, use creative problem solving to tackle difficult issues, and instill a culture of continuity in every organization with which they work
Newcomer of the Year - Up-and-coming leaders who display ingenuity and understand the wider impact of business continuity within their organizations.
Lifetime Achievement Award (Voted online) - The most experienced professionals in the industry, honored for the stellar work they have done over the course of their careers.
Team of the Year - Groups who display exceptional teamwork within the business continuity department, in-house across the organization, and with external consultants and partners.
Response and Recovery of the Year - Organizations who have successfully bounced back from a major incident using their plans, skills, and creativity.
Product/Service Provider of the Year (Voted online) - The best in products and services developed for business continuity providers.
Conference on Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity to be Held at UK
Disasters, whether natural or the result of human action, can happen at any time and often when they are unexpected. How can entities like businesses, organizations and schools continue operating after experiencing a disaster? A conference will be held at the University of Kentucky to address that subject.
Humboldt and wildfires provide lessons to disaster recovery professionals
“Organizations, large and small, find that many things ranging from severe weather to social media can suddenly impact their operations,” states Chloe Demrovsky, International President, Disaster Recovery Institute.
After Disaster Strikes, Technology Planning Is Critical to Helping Hospitals Rebuild
Given the emergency response role that healthcare institutions play in the wake of natural disasters, Al Berman, president of the Disaster Recovery International Foundation and past president of Disaster Recovery Institute International, says it’s important for those plans to be as comprehensive as possible.
“Hospitals suffer probably twice as much from disasters as everybody else,” Berman says. “They have to deal with their own problems, and they have to deal with everyone else’s.”
Gender parity in BCM
DRI CEO Chloe Demrovsky presents research aimed at achieving a better understanding of – and drawing attention to – the unique needs, interests and challenges of women in the professional field of business continuity management