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A selection of materials from DRI International is available here as an added benefit for DRI members. We hope you enjoy this informative collection of industry information and research.

Trends and Predictions from DRI's Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2019

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Future Vision Committee

Join Future Vision Committee members Lyndon Bird, Richard Knowlton, and Patrick Alcantara, along with DRI President Chloe Demrovsky, for highlights from the Fourth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends and Predictions reports. Discover how your job will be impacted by world events - including sustainability, cyberthreats, and more - and what you can do about them.

Tags: Trends and Predictions, Cybersecurity, Future Vision Committee, Resiliency, Supply Chain, DRI Webinar Series, Global Strategy

Fourth Annual Global Risk and Resilience Report Infographic - Top Risks

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

Part of the 2018 Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report, a worldwide survey of business continuity professionals revealed the following top 10 risks depicted in this infographic.

Tags: Cybersecurity, Disaster Scenarios, Infrastructure, Supply Chain, IT/DR, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions, Future Vision Committee

How and Why Resilience in the Built Environment Affects Business Continuity

Event: DRI2018

Author: Aris Papadopoulos

Attend this session for an informative analysis of how resilience in the built environment from natural hazards affects business continuity. The built environment is not limited to a company’s own facilities and supply chain. There will be a discussion of the underlying root causes of vulnerability and why resilience is a prerequisite to sustainability. The speaker will explore the emergence of the resilience movement that will change the way we do business, but also create new market opportunities, and will share what companies need to consider in their investment and operating strategies.

Tags: DRI2018, Facility Management, Resiliency, Supply Chain

Technology Track Kick Off

Event: DRI2018

Author: Linda Conrad

Please join us as we welcome Linda Conrad, Principal of corporate and information security risk management at Exelon Corporation, to kick off our Technology Track with a discussion on how cybersecurity trends will affect BC/DR in 2018. At Exelon, a Fortune 100 Energy company, Conrad is responsible for driving strategic risk activities and engagement with the Chief Security Officer team, Information Technology, and Enterprise Risk Management. She oversees cyber and physical security Key Risk Indicators and mitigation. Conrad is partnering with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Robert H. Smith School of Business on development and predictive analytics of the cyber supply chain risk portal, which received the 2017 Cybersecurity Award for Practice from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Tags: Cybersecurity, DRI2018, IT/DR, Security, Supply Chain, Technology

Resilience in Supply Chains

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Don Klock

With the advent of globalization, outsourcing, enhanced connectivity, and higher reliance on suppliers, supply chain disruptions have become more prevalent in the recent years. In this webinar, we will explore conceptual and practical developments on supply chain risk, supply chain resilience, and the application of business continuity beyond organizational boundaries. This webinar was sponsored by Metric Stream.

Tags: DRI Webinar Series, Supply Chain

Understanding Criminal Threats to the Supply Chain and How to Develop Risk Mitigation Strategies

Event: DRI2017

Author: Ross Albert

The growth of supply chains in size and complexity has led not only to increased efficiency and profits but also increased threats. This session will identify significant supply chain security concerns faced by companies with an international footprint. Of particular focus will be areas of the supply chain most vulnerable to criminal threats such as kidnapping, extortion and cargo theft as well as the growing concern over insider threats. Mitigation planning is needed to address security and safety risks to the supply chain. As such, we will discuss how to mitigate these risks and threats through numerous supply chain procedures and recommendations. Available intelligence will be analyzed in order to present the most realistic and predictive models to various and potentially disruptive incidents.

Tags: DRI2017, Supply Chain

Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for a Volatile 2017

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Lyndon Bird, Chair, DRI Future Vision Committee

Lyndon Bird, Chairman of DRI International’s Future Vision Committee, discusses the findings of two recent reports (also available in the Resource Library): Trends in 2016 and Predictions for 2017. Discover how your job will be impacted by world events – including cyber threats, supply chain, and the environment – and what you can do about them.

Tags: Cybersecurity, DRI Webinar Series, Future Vision Committee, Resiliency, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Technology, Global Strategy, Trends and Predictions

The First Annual Future Vision Committee Report

Event: DRI2016

Author: Lyndon Bird, Wolfgang Mahr, Linda Conrad

Members of DRI's prestigious Future Vision Committee discuss major resilience trends expected in 2016. Topics include risk management and business continuity, cyber security, supply chain, and global recovery.

Tags: Cybersecurity, DRI2016, Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Supply Chain, Trends and Predictions

Supply Chain and the Most Serious Global Risks

Event: DRI2016

Author: Linda Conrad and Chloe Demrovsky

During this session, DRI's Executive Director Chloe Demrovsky will facilitate a conversation with Linda Conrad, director of strategic business risk for Zurich, who reviews the conclusions of the World Economic Forum Global Risk Report as it relates to both developed and developing countries. They also discuss why this year's report marks a change in the list of top global risks.

Tags: DRI2016, Supply Chain

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, Dominican University of California, July 10

Author: Al Berman

Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

Business Continuity in a Public Sector Environment

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: John Franchy

John Franchy provides a high-level overview of some of the supply chain challenges in the federal space and the organizational challenges faced by government business continuity practitioners in managing those risks. John alsos describe how a public sector continuity program works and ways to increase program efficiency and effectiveness through the implementation of a workforce training, certification, and process framework.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - UMD, Public Sector, Process, Supply Chain

Cyber Supply Chain Risk Management: Revolutionizing the Strategic Control of Critical IT Systems

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: Dr. Sandor Boyson

Cyber supply chain risk management (CSCRM) is a new discipline designed to help business continuity executives address the challenges of the rapid globalization and outsourcing of IT systems. CSCRM combines elements of cybersecurity, supply chain management, and enterprise risk management into a new and powerful concept to exert strategic control over the end-to-end processes of a focal organization and its extended enterprise partners. This seminar will provide a survey of the field, as well as the results of a five-year research project on CSCRM, conducted by the Robert H. Smith School of Business Supply Chain Management Center for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - UMD, Cybersecurity, Risk Management, Supply Chain

Current Issues and Careers in BCP

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, University of Maryland, April 10

Author: Al Berman

DRI President Al Berman covers the realities and trends in supply chain, including strategies currently being implemented by Japanese manufacturers, as well as other issues facing risk managers and business continuity management. In addition, he discusses issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he talks about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain

Enabling BCM Program Success Through Lean Thinking

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Milen Kutev

While many practitioners seek to identify factors that can help organizations achieve resilience, questions regarding how resilience and BCM program management fit with "lean thinking" remain unanswered. This presentation aims to fill that gap and is based on a year-long study of lean enablers for complex programs by PMI and MIT.

Tags: Resiliency, Supply Chain

Your Supply Chain: Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Linda Conrad

This session examines supply chain exposures and implications of deficiencies in supply chain risk management from a financial, legal, reputational and social perspective. Risk assessment, management strategies, and insurance alternatives will be explored, including a protocol for evaluating an organization's readiness for dealing with and funding a supply chain disruption.

Tags: Supply Chain

How to Assess Vendor Resiliency: An Advanced Supply Chain Session

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Melinda Rahe

This presentation provides guidance on how to formulate a vendor resiliency strategy, and will equip attendees with practical solutions for effectively and efficiently assessing the risk exposures introduced by outsourcing business functions.

Tags: Resiliency, Supply Chain

From Mega-Disasters to Marathon Recovery: What's Going on in Japan? Lots!

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Shinji Hosotsubo and Nathan Rhoden

An earthquake. A tsunami. And a nuclear crisis. The $300 billion disaster shocked Japan and the world. In its aftermath, the Japanese are responding to an improbable situation with some impossibly intelligent solutions! This session explores Japan's complex, multi-layered supply chain, how your organization likely is dependent upon it, and how Japanese business continuity thought leaders are pairing traditional risk mitigation strategies (like geographic diversification) with new-fangled thinking (including reciprocal agreements that really work!) to create a win-win for suppliers big and small as well as the countless companies around the world that rely on them.

Tags: BIA, Emergency preparedness, Asia, Risk Management, Supply Chain, Earthquakes

Why Small Business Preparedness Matters to You!

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Joseph Booth

How resilient is your supply chain when disaster strikes? Small businesses employ more than half of the U.S. private sector workforce and likely play a critical role in the success of your organization. If one of your critical suppliers is wiped out after a disaster, your supply chain will be interrupted. This session discusses the importance of small businesses being prepared for disasters and how their preparedness can affect your bottom line. Joseph Booth, Executive Director of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, has over 25 years of experience in preparedness and response to disasters.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Resiliency, Supply Chain