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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.

BCM as an Operational Risk Service Provider

Event: DRI2019

Author: Scott Baldwin

As BCM matures and moves from a business recovery model to an integrated risk partnership within organizational resilience, its use cases and purpose are evolving. In this session, the speaker will share one example of where BCM/OR is uniquely qualified to become a core component of the operational risk landscape. Through three stages of maturity – compliance, readiness, and resilience, this session will discuss how to create the infrastructure to leverage BCM as your organization’s primary operational risk service provider.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Risk Management, Organizational Resilience

Trends in Risk Management

Event: DRI2019

Author: Lou Drapeau

In this era of Enterprise Risk Management and Strategic Risk Management, we will examine some of the latest trends that keep risk managers up at night. Amid government shutdowns, artificial intelligence, unmanned aircraft systems, self-driving cars and climate change, what is the impact on the practice of Risk Management?

Tags: DRI2019, Risk Management

The McKesson Sessions: McKesson’s Information Risk & Security Program

Event: DRI2019

Author: Beth-Anne Bygum, Marian Reed, Siobhan Smyth

Attend this session for an in-depth look at McKesson Corporation’s Information Risk & Security Program. First, learn about Information Protection at McKesson (IPAM), a strategic initiative designed to improve the maturity of cybersecurity defensive, preventative, and resiliency controls as well as instill clear lines of governance over information security risks. IPAM’s roadmap ensures accountability, transparency, robust governance, and a strong advocacy model with staff. A discussion of IPAM will include driving necessary improvements over a three-year, accelerated timeframe. Next, attendees will be introduced to McKesson’s iSecurity Operations Center (iSOC) process which addresses growing cyber threats across the globe. Rounding out this presentation is a discussion of McKesson’s Trust, Risk, Assurance, and Compliance program, which provides a level of confidence that software and systems are free from conditions, either intentionally designed or accidentally inserted at any point during its lifecycle, and customer solutions and internal business platforms function in the intended manner. This program ensures that capabilities and prescriptive consults are designed to embed security throughout the development lifecycle, address risks and vulnerabilities early, and reduce cost with unplanned R&D spend.

Tags: DRI2019, Risk Management

Case Study: How Goodyear’s Business Continuity and Risk Management Teams Took on Hurricane Harvey and Won!

Event: DRI2019

Author: Craig Melnick, Mike Janko

Attend this session for a true multidisciplinary presentation, as Goodyear’s business continuity and risk management experts explore how the two disciplines work together at this global manufacturing giant. Using Hurricane Harvey as a jumping off point, the presenters will detail Goodyear’s hurricane response, with a focus on how risk management is integral to overarching continuity and resilience efforts. Get ready for a eye-opening success story that does more than just tell you that business continuity and risk management should work together and instead shows you how to actually do it during events and every day.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Risk Management, Case Study

Case Study: Bouncing Back Strong – Building the Merck Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety Business Continuity Plan

Event: DRI2019

Author: Colleen Merritt Severyn

In June 2017, Merck experienced a cybersecurity incident that identified the need to bolster preparedness for business disruptions. From the fall of 2017 through the present, the Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety (GRACS) organization prepared its first ever business continuity plan (BCP), including table top exercises and training. This was a massive undertaking for an organization of such breadth (regulatory science, clinical safety, labeling, licensing, operations, etc.) and large size (2200 employees globally), starting from scratch, and an illuminating experience regarding the risk susceptibility of our systems and processes. GRACS is in a much better place today with a completed BCP across the entire organization and connections with ongoing business continuity, risk management, and resiliency efforts across the company.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2019, Resiliency, Risk Management, Case Study

Trends and Predictions for Our Profession

Event: DRI2019

Author: Lyndon Bird

With a look back and one ahead, the chair of the Future Vision Committee, will take attendees through trends observed in 2018 and provide predictions for what to expect in the year to come. Based on the Fourth Annual Trends and Predictions reports, this year’s content features a first-ever geographic breakdown of threats and preparedness worldwide.

Tags: Trends and Predictions, DRI2019, Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management

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

Fourth Annual DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report provides a global perspective and comprehensive trends analysis of how resilience professionals view their industry and the external factors that are shaping it. It provides insight into the key trends and changes that have been observed since the last report, and has been extended this year to give an even more detailed picture of the state of the profession.

Tags: Resiliency, Risk Management, White Paper, Global Strategy, Future Vision Committee, Trends and Predictions

Organizational Resilience: The Convergence of Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity

Event: Collegiate Conference - University of Kentucky

Author: Lou Drapeau

Lou Drapeau, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for DRI International, presents on enterprise risk management and business continuity. How do we define resilience? Why is resilience important? What makes a system resilient? What does resilience mean for an organization? The answers to these questions will be revealed through a discussion of the roles of business continuity and risk management as well as where these functions reside in organizations. You’ll learn about the terminology of resilience, relevant trends identified by DRI’s Future Vision Committee, as well as cyber resilience and developing strategies for resilience.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - University of Kentucky, Cyber Resilience, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions, Organizational Resilience

Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Planning

Event: Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College

Author: Patrick (Butch) Brennan, Ken Baker

Ken Baker and Butch Brennan present on enterprise risk management and business continuity for the city of Edmonton.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - NorQuest College, Risk Management, Canada

Trends and Predictions for Our Profession

Event: DRI2018

Author: Lyndon Bird

With a look back and one ahead, the chair of the Future Vision Committee, will take attendees through trends observed in 2017 and provide predictions for what to expect in the year to come. Based on the third annual trends and predictions reports, this year’s content features results from a first-ever FVC survey of DRI certified professionals worldwide.

Tags: DRI2018, Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions

Using Key Performance and Risk Indicators to Make the BCM Business Case

Event: DRI2018

Author: Roberta Witty

Educating business managers on the business value of business continuity management (BCM) is a challenge for many organizations. Often, this challenge arises because business managers don’t understand or appreciate the value of availability risk information or their relationship to it. This lack of understanding of how availability risk links to business performance is a leading cause of BCM programs having a great, exciting start, but ending in their long-term demise. In this session, we will discuss the following key issues: What do boards and line-of-business executives want from continuity of operations programs? How do the risk-based disciplines impact corporate performance? How can you use KPIs and KRIs to present a defensible case for the value and effectiveness of BCM to an executive audience?

Tags: DRI2018, Risk Assessment, Risk Management

Case Study: Changing the Wheels of a Moving Car: How HCL Technologies Implemented Its BCM Program

Event: DRI2018

Author: Arunabh Mitra

What separates a “good” BCM program from a “great” one? How does an organization’s investment in BC risk mitigation systems and processes measure up against leading practices? At a time when risks are increasing, what are the building blocks upon which to build a world-class BC program that not only protects an organization from internal and external threats, but also enhances its brand and strengthens its relationships with all stakeholders? With that as the backdrop this session will explore the unique nuances and journey of building out a world class BC program at HCL Technologies. Founded in 1976 as one of India’s original IT garage start-ups, HCL is a pioneer of modern computing with many firsts to its credit, including the introduction of the 8-bit microprocessor-based computer in 1978 well before its global peers. Today, the HCL Enterprise has a presence across varied sectors that include technology, healthcare and talent management solutions and comprises three companies – HCL Infosystems, HCL Technologies and HCL Healthcare. The enterprise generates annual revenues of over US $7 billion with more than 115,000 employees from 140 nationalities operating across 32 countries, including over 500 points of presence in India. The session will include curated insights from HCL Technologies’ journey on its BCM roadmap on the following themes: Money Goes Where Strategy Goes: Connecting your BC program to the long term business strategy of the firm Never waste a Crisis: Tales of business opportunism to accelerate the BC program at the wake of incidents Culture is King: Fixing the balance of accountability and the three lines of defense The Three E’s: Exciting, equipping, and empowering a cross-generational workforce Modernization of a BCM program to keep pace with evolving times Creating a Differentiated Industry Offering Attendees will leave this session with a rich understanding of the complexities of excelling in BCM in a multi-client and multi industry environment like HCL Technologies and how we leveraged BCM to create value for the firm.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Case Study, DRI2018, Risk Management

Plan Management vs. Risk Management – Which Has a higher ROI and Which Is More Sustainable?

Event: DRI2018

Author: Larry Chase

Join us for a special and intense session delineating a programmatic approach to defining the long-term value of your BC program. A tale of two core disciplines – each essential in our profession but not absolute equals—with focus on burden of effort as it relates to ground gained and how each layer of the organization perceives (and expects) value in plan and risk management. This session will lay out critical points, trips and traps, and keys to success.

Tags: DRI2018, Risk Management

Risk Assessment? Here's How!

Event: DRI2018

Author: Dan See

Have you done a Risk Assessment lately, ever? Do you have a risk methodology to work with? Do you know the critical assets that really allow your organization to meet its business goals? What keeps you and your leadership up at night? This risk assessment workshop will put your conference time to good use and go beyond talking about risk assessments – you’ll actually do a risk assessment. Using a combination of lecture and practical exercise you will be able to go back to your organization and put your new risk assessment skills to use/ The workshop will cover risk methodology (analyzing, reporting, managing); undesirable events; performing the analysis (impact, threat, vulnerability) risk identification; risk mitigation; and risk reporting.

Tags: DRI2018, Risk Assessment, Risk Management

Third Annual DRI International Global Risk And Resilience Trends Report

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

Published each November, the DRI International Global Risk and Resilience Trends Report is essential reading for resilience professionals. It provides a summary of key trends that emerged over the course of the year as well as insight into the current state of the profession.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, White Paper, Trends and Predictions

The Often Misunderstood Business of Risk Management

Event: DRI2017

Author: Rakesh Pande

Risk Management as a subject is often misunderstood — and therefore mismanaged — by risk professionals, with “risk owners” having very little say in decision making. Such a situation is a recipe for a disaster. During this session, we will discuss the key weaknesses and gaps in the present day risk management, with an objective to propose a sound risk management framework and practices for business to consider and adopt. Since complexity is the biggest enemy of security and risk management, key concepts and solutions will be discussed in a simple, yet effective manner. This session will help risk professionals and business owners connect at meaningful level and move their programs forward together.

Tags: DRI2017, Risk Management

Risk Management Track Working Group: Aligning Business Continuity and Risk Management

Event: DRI2017

Author: Chris Mandel

We all know that business continuity and risk management must be aligned in every organization. The disciplines are natural allies and when they join forces they contribute exponentially more to the greater good. So, let’s stop talking about why it’s a good idea (that’s preaching to the choir). Let’s talk about HOW to make it happen. Attend this interactive session for a tactical exploration of the way BC and risk can and should interface on a day-to-day basis and what you can do to make that happen in your organization.

Tags: DRI2017, Risk Management

How To Provide Management with the Cost/Benefit and ROI of Risk Management Controls

Event: DRI2017

Author: Michael Kadar

How do you currently justify the cost for investments in operational risk controls? Do risk assessment results you currently report to management actually give them useful information they can use to cost-effectively manage risk? Although risk heat maps and prioritized risk lists provide some guidance, do you provide management with information to justify the cost of proposed controls? Perhaps they require something different than what you have been reporting. This session will present a step-by-step method that guides you through the implementation of the RAMxyz risk assessment tool in MS Excel. You will learn how the tool’s Impact Assessment is used to prioritize facilities and processes. You will learn how the Risk Assessment spreadsheet is used to perform the Threat Analysis, Vulnerability Analysis, and Impact Analysis. You will see how this data is used to calculate the Annual Risk Score and the Annual Financial Risk for each threat. Finally, you will learn how the Decision Analysis section produces the Cost/Benefit Ratio and Return on Investment (ROI) data that can allow management to determine the financial feasibility of controls proposed for each threat. Bonus: Session attendees that request the RAMxyz tool for their BCM program will receive the Excel file within two weeks after the conference.

Tags: DRI2017, Risk Management

World Economic Forum 2017 Risk Report Overview

Event: DRI2017

Author: Mary Gardner

This session will provide an overview of the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Risk Report. 2017 marks the twelfth year that the WEF surveys over 800 global leaders to determine their top ten risks. In recent years, societal, geopolitical and environmental threats have come to supplant economic risks as issues of greatest global concern. As our world continues to be more interconnected, a holistic risk management approach needs to consider the interdependencies between risks. The 2016 WEF Risk Report called for actions to build resilience. This session will identify practical examples of how this could be done.

Tags: DRI2017, Resiliency, Global Strategy, Risk Assessment, Risk Management

Risk Management Track Kick Off: Integrating Risk Management & Business Continuity

Event: DRI2017

Author: Mike Epstein

Kick off DRI017’s risk management track with this session which Mike Epstein, Sr. Director, Risk Management & Business Continuity for The E.W. Scripps Company likes to call “Tales from the Local News.” Scripps serves audiences and businesses through a growing portfolio of television, radio and digital media brands. Epstein will explore the lessons, benefits, and challenges of integrating and evolving a risk management and business continuity program. From responding to a landscaping truck being used as a “master key” at a TV station to working with authorities on security issues in today’s political and social media environments, Epstein will explain the relationship between risk management and business continuity using real-life examples…ripped from his company’s very own headlines.

Tags: DRI2017, Risk Management

Risk Management Track Panel Discussion

Event: DRI2017

Author: Louis Drapeau, Mitch Simon, Chris Summerrow

Join our panel as they speak from their varied backgrounds to the intersection of business continuity and risk management. Risk doesn’t respect silos and really knows no bounds. Come hear from our panel of experts and bring your questions for what is sure to be an information-packed Q&A.

Tags: DRI2017, Risk Management

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

Second Annual DRI Future Vision Committee 2017 Predictions Report

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

From politics to technology to the environment, the DRI Future Vision Committee examines the current global landscape to learn what we can expect and prepare for in 2017.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, White Paper, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, Technology, Trends and Predictions

Second Annual Future Vision Committee 2017 Trends Report

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

The Future Vision Committee 2017 Trends Report looks at how accurate the committee's predictions were for 2016, what significant changes have occurred since it made those predictions, and how the committee sees the political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal landscape from a risk and resilience perspective.

Tags: Future Vision Committee, White Paper, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Risk Management, Trends and Predictions

Risk Management Keynote

Event: DRI2016

Author: Chris Wegman

Kick off our always popular risk track with the keynote presentation. This year's track focus is on the multi-disciplinary nature of risk.

Tags: DRI2016, Risk Management

Risk and Compliance, Liaisons, Engineers and the Business: The Mechanics of Safely Navigating GRC

Event: DRI2016

Author: Michele Turner

GRC in a world of beating time to market, competitive advantage, and "getting stuff out the door" can be quite the challenge. During this session, we will discuss leveraged best practices (the mechanics), which tie requirements and requests from a Governance, Risk and overarching compliance perspective.

Tags: DRI2016, Risk Management

ISO 31000, A Risk Management Standard for Decision-Makers

Event: DRI2016

Author: Alex Dali

Risk management is now a management framework and the ISO 31000 Risk Management standard is a tool for better decision making. Managers of operational and support functions in the organization are empowered to harmonize vocabulary, principles, framework and processes each time they refer to the management of risk.

Tags: DRI2016, Risk Management, Process, Regulations and Standards

Addressing Gaps in Current Capabilities for Regional Integrated Risk to Enhance Resilience/Business and Operational Continuity

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

Author: Paula Scalingi, PhD

This presentation looks at current gaps in defining resilience, using a case study of the aftermath of the 2014 Napa Valley earthquake as an example.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - Dominican, Resiliency, Risk Management, Case Study, Earthquakes

Successful Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management within the Financial Sector

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

Author: Lorie Alioto

The financial sector is highly regulated and Business Continuity Planning and Risk Management expectations are higher for this sector with a great deal of scrutiny which is increasing each year. Learn about how a financial organization is not only meeting regulatory requirements but exceeding them to ensure recoverability and resiliency under any circumstances.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Banking/Financial Sector, Risk Management

The Intersection of Business Continuity and Risk Management

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

Author: Randy Jouben

Jouben explores the intersection between two key disciplines – business continuity (BC) and risk management (RM).

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - UMD, Risk Management

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

Determining Risk Appetite: What's the Recipe, Who Are the Cooks, and Which Ingredients Are Right for You?

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Michele Turner

During this session, we'll discuss considerations for developing organizational risk appetite and determining risk tolerance. While impact, likelihood, and level of management control can be seen as basic ingredients, additional criteria can be included to shape a better understanding of inherent and residual risk, policies to set the stage, and baseline monitoring requirements to determine effectiveness.

Tags: Risk Management

Implementing Effective Travel Management During Major Global Incidents

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Chris Summerrow, Mike Janko, Frank Slater

Many global organizations have travelers from multiple regions who travel to or are located in an area which may experience a large-scale, or escalating major incident. Do you have redundancy in ways to contact them? Who can assist in the communications process? What services are available for providing medical, evacuation and financial assistance? How do you get consensus on stopping travel to a specific area? What are some proven methods to accomplish all of this in an effective travel management process?

Tags: Risk Management

Risk Management Track Keynote

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Chris Mandel

This keynote address delves into the relationship between risk management and business continuity. Attendees left DRI2014's Risk Management Working Group wanting more, so expect a thought-provoking session.

Tags: Risk Management

Toward Resilience: The Relationship Between Risk Management and Business Continuity

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Jorge Escalera

New demands upon BC Planners and Risk Managers are changing the approach to both disciplines nad creating a convergence of them. This session will analyze how these disciplines interact, their current practices, and how to set up a strategy in your BC or RM program that allows a convergence toward a higher resilience of your organization.

Tags: Resiliency, Risk Management

An Overview of Enterprise Risk Management

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Chris Mandel

An overview of Enterprise Risk Management and lessons learned from the financial crisis.

Tags: Resiliency, Risk Management

Risk Management Track: Panel Discussion

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Randy Jouben, Jeff Dato, Ross Olson, and Drew Buchanan

Continue our exploration of the intersection of risk management and business continuity by attending this panel discussion. Speakers will provide a real-world perspective and actual exaples of what works in their organizations. This session will be led by Randy Jouben, Director, Risk Management at Five Guys Enterprises, LLC who has a diverse risk management background, with more than 25 years of experience. He is also a member of the RIMS National Standards & Practice Committee and serves as Chairman of the Professional Development Committee for DRI International.

Tags: Risk Management

Travel Risk Management

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Frank Slater

Every organization has a legal responsibility to provide a reasonable standard of care and achieve due diligence when sending employees abroad or even employing foreign workers; organizations that don't are risking their employees, reputation, financial liability, and potential criminal charges under legislation. In an emergency the organization has to have prepared their travelers, their home-based staff, and their response protocols. This presentation will cover the four pillars of a robust travel risk management program (Plan, Prepare, Prevent, Respond) as used by U.S. Federal authorities and how to integrate with your business continuity plans and health and safety policies.

Tags: Risk Management

How to Develop and Implement The Business Continuity Management Risk Index

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Michael Kadar

How to Develop and Implement The Business Continuity Management Risk Index

Tags: Metrics, Risk Management

Risk Management Track: Keynote Address

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Lou Drapeau

Risk Management Track: Keynote Address

Tags: Resiliency, Risk Management

A Business Case for Healthcare Continuity

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Dennis Schrader

Come to this session to learn about the key trends shaping the continuity healthcare environment, as well as the business issues influencing healthcare preparedness planning, including: Regulatory Compliance Risk Management and Patient Safety Revenue Disruption Impact Analysis Accreditation Processes and Cost Cost Avoidance Attendees also will hear about a number of actual case studies and lessons learned.

Tags: Facility Management, Resiliency, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance, Healthcare, Risk Management

GRC, BCP, ERM, Policy- COOPetition vs. COMPetition: Leveraging for Efficiency, Governing for Success

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Michele Turner

GRC, BCP, ERM, Policy- COOPetition vs. COMPetition: Leveraging for Efficiency, Governing for Success

Tags: Process, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance, Risk Management

Globalization and Concentration of Risk

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Vikrant Varshney and Raghuram Tellapragada

With the unprecedented changes in natural and geo-political risks, the possibility of incidents disrupting a zone is becoming more commonplace. In 2011, we saw massive earthquakes, political coups, agitation against governments, and floods impacting countries nationwide. The archetypical Business Continuity planning and response are falling short to minimize (or mitigate) the business impact in such situations. This session focuses on the identification, assessment, and mitigation of concentration risk.

Tags: Global Strategy, Risk Management

Business Continuity Issues for Operational Risk Management: Financial Supervision Case Study

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Andro Kull

This case study session shows how business continuity issues may be mixed with other issues (IT) to ensure information security, i.e. availability, integrity and confidentiality. The IT supervision approach will be presented, as it was developed for the financial market in Estonia. The main idea is to consider the requirements for IT governance, information security, business continuity and outsourcing and use the layered approach to implement this approach. Estonia is an interesting country to apply such ideas starting with its market concentration, the situation with main service providers, the connections with group level enterprises, etc.

Tags: Banking/Financial Sector, Europe, IT/DR, Risk Management, Security

The Business Continuity Management Risk Index (BCM-RI) Implementation Case Study

Event: DRI 2013

Author: Michael Kadar

Is there a metric that clearly can demonstrate to executive management the overall value of the business continuity management (BCM) program to the organization? Can BCM professionals quantitatively measure current risk levels that can be compared with established risk tolerances and report them to management in a meaningful way that drives both risk management and BCM initiatives? How could such a metric actually be implemented successfully in a large organization? This session explores these questions and presents a case study of how the BCM-RI was developed and implemented at DTE Energy. You will learn how the BCM-RI was implemented to measure the overall risk/preparedness level of DTE Energy business units, departments, subsidiaries, and the entire organization. You will see how gap analyses were performed to effectively compare BCM-RI levels to risk tolerance levels previously defined by management. Finally, you will learn how DTE Energy plans to expand the BCM-RI to develop risk indices for use by enterprise risk management and business resilience management programs.

Tags: Executive Support, Metrics, Process, Resiliency, Risk Management

Stack the Deck in Your Favor

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Kelly Discount and Erin Meyer

Emergency managers today have the challenge of tasking staff with ever-increasing responsibilities in an environment of diminishing financial resources. Rapid technological advances in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software create capabilities and efficiencies that have never before been possible. Our organization's emergency management team leverages existing COTS technology such as Microsoft Office, Google Earth, and SharePoint, along with vendor-provided emergency notification systems, to capture, access, manage, and disseminate data critical for incident response. Learn how five EM professionals use affordable labor-saving technology to prepare for and respond to emergencies impacting 25,000 staff in more than 200 locations world-wide.

Tags: Emergency response, Process, Risk Management

Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Randy Jouben

This session explores the integration of Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity Management.

Tags: Risk Management

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

BCP and PMP: Together They Spell Success!

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Abby DeLotto

Project management professionals (PMP) manage resources they don't control to predefined objectives on a daily basis, often for multiple projects, simultaneously. Sound familiar? Most business continuity management programs begin with one or more projects that stage the organization for long-term success. Over time, other "initiatives" are required to improve awareness, upgrade training, expand testing, evaluate strategies, integrate acquisitions, etc. How well have you juggled the time, resources, and scope to deliver these "projects" on time and within budget? This session explores how using PMP techniques may improve your program's effectiveness. And discover how your business continuity experience may help you achieve another practical, career-enhancing certification.

Tags: Risk Management, Training