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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 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

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 DRI International Predictions Report

Author: DRI Future Vision Committee

One way of promoting our relevance to the wider business community is to look at what might happen and evaluate how well we can deal with it to minimize impact. Most professionals will have developed tests and exercises based on scenarios – these give realism, focus, and interest to our resilience programs. Predictions are really an extension of that – a look at the wider world and how such trends and possible events might threaten our ability to respond.

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

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

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

The Curious Case of Business Continuity (BC) and Geographic Recovery Strategies: What is Old, Becomes New…

Event: DRI2018

Author: Michele Turner

We’ve learned a lot in the past 30+ years in the world of recovery and continuity. Where the origin may have been systems and technology, an industry evolution was necessary. Where previous conversations would have been focused on tape recovery and disk storage, the 3Ps (partnership, process, and persistence) brought about a rebirth that has led to significant understanding in the shared roles of the business, IT and vendors in supporting critical processes, across geographies (language and geo political challenges not withstanding). During this session, we’ll review these 3 Ps in a case study format, using references of the 2008 movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (your homework is to watch the movie!). Unusual circumstances, a refresh of what we think we know, time keeps on ticking…what is old, becomes new.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Global Strategy, Process

SEC, FINRA, HIPAA, FISMA, NFPA, ISO, FFIEC – Why Can’t We All Play by the Same Rules?

Event: DRI2018

Author: Bobby Williams

It seems that every industry or government agency wants DR and BC to be done a little bit differently. Some overlap and some don’t. Throw in a standard or two, and the plot really gets complicated. If your company touches multiple industries or agencies, how can you be in compliance? Let’s take a look at some regulations, standards, and guidelines and turn the heap of ingredients into alphabet soup that we can digest. We will look at BC and DR requirements and see if we can serve up components that can help your program be palatable and in compliance with multiple menus. Start participating now by helping out the beforehand. Send Bobby Williams a message detailing the standards, regulations, or guidelines with which you must comply. This session is meant to have gobal reach so North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, or Antarctica, get in on this! We don’t want anything to be left out and this is one time where there can’t be too many cooks in the kitchen. You can find Bobby on LinkedIn here or email your message to brojas@drii.org.

Tags: DRI2018, Governance/Regulatory Response and Compliance, Global Strategy, Regulations and Standards, Banking/Financial Sector, Healthcare

The Japanese Approach to BC/DR

Event: DRI2018

Author: Shinobu Sasaki

Japan is a country that continues to suffer serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. In most cases, these are widespread incidents that impact a fairly large geographic region. In planning or such wide area disasters, the DR strategy may depend on the location where the incident occurred. Using real-lie case studies, this session will explain the unique approach the Japanese have to BC and DR.

Tags: Best Practices, Business Continuity Program, Global Strategy, Earthquakes, Asia, Case Study

Case Study: Navigating through an Unregulated Environment: The World of Asurion’s Global Business Resilience

Event: DRI2018

Author: Jerrick Croston, Michael Smith

Are you a government, healthcare, or financial organization? Then your business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) program is likely driven by regulatory requirements. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss BC/DR program management for private or non-traditional organizations. The goal of this session is to explore common challenges like: What if you don’t have regulatory drivers to guide your program? How do contractual requirements guide your program? What are some effective strategies to ensure that you are strengthening resiliency in your environments? We will review a case study on how Asurion’s Global Business Resilience Team managed the recent events of Hurricane Harvey and Irma, and Mexico City’s earthquake.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, DRI2018, Global Strategy, Resiliency, Resilient Enterprise, Case Study

Trends and Predictions from DRI’s Future Vision Committee: How to Prepare for 2018

Event: DRI Webinar

Author: Lyndon Bird, Chloe Demrovsky

Lyndon Bird, Chairman of DRI International’s Future Vision Committee, and Chloe Demrovsky, DRI President and CEO, discuss the findings of the Third Annual Global Risk and Resilience Trends and Predictions reports (also available in the resource library). Discover how your job will be impacted by world events — including supply chain disruption, extreme weather events, data protection, and more — and what you can do about them.

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

Third Annual DRI International Global Risk And Resilience Predictions Report

Author: Future Vision Committee

It’s never easy to predict the future. With the pace of change rapidly increasing, accurate predictions are ever more difficult to make solely based upon extrapolation of past events. In this report, we have tried to make reasonable predictions given our current knowledge, and the DRI Future Vision Committee has limited its predictions to those issues most likely to impact resilience professionals.

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

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

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

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

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

From the CDC: The U.S. Global Health Security Agenda and International Emergency Response

Event: DRI2016

Author: Jennifer Brooks and Dr. David Bull

Attend this exciting session for an overview of the CDC's Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA), including the goals of the GHSA, major partners and contributors, and plans for helping countries to achieve GHSA targets.

Tags: DRI2016, Global Strategy, Healthcare

The Euro Exit Crisis: Get Current on this Currency Conundrum and its Continuity Concerns

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Corrado Zana

The Euro Exit Crisis: Get Current on this Currency Conundrum and its Continuity Concerns

Tags: Europe, Global Strategy

The New Normal

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Kevin Cunningham and Scot Phelps

The New Normal

Tags: Global Strategy, Process, Resiliency

Something's Gotta Give: Defining the Strategic Objectives of the International Glossary for Resiliency

Event: DRI 2014

Author: Chloe Demrovsky and Bobby Williams

Defining the Strategic Objectives of the International Glossary for Resiliency

Tags: Global Strategy, Resiliency

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

From the Field: Lessons Learned on the Front Lines

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Angela Devlen

Many of our profession's most experienced and talented business continuity professionals have never experienced true disasters first-hand. That's a good thing because it means their plans are working (or they've been really lucky!). However there's nothing like being in the field, and in the thick of it, to give continuity professionals a feel for what it's really like to be on the scene during a response and recovery effort. Angela Devlen who founded the Mahila Partnership -- a grassroots non-profit organization serving the unmet needs of communities by investing in education, public health, and sustainable development initiatives while promoting disaster risk reduction and gender equality - has been in the boardroom and crisis command center as well as in the field. Devlen shares her first-hand experiences in responding to disasters in the U.S. and abroad, including impacts, lessons learned, and suggestions to take back and implement in your organization.

Tags: Community Resilience, Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Security

How to Tame a Dragon: BCP, Security, and Intellectual Property at DreamWorks

Event: DRI 2012

Author: Matthew Bogaard

DreamWorks Animation SKG creates high-quality family entertainment, including computer-generated (CG) animated feature films, television specials and series, and live entertainment properties. With world-class creative talent and technological capabilities, DreamWorks Animation releases two or three CG animated feature films a year that deliver great stories, breathtaking visual imagery and a snesibility that appeals to both children and adults. With each release, DreamWorks' goal is to tell great stories. This session shares yet another great story from DreamWorks, as Director of Studio Operations and Corporate Security Matt Bogaard tells attendees how he strives to protect this hybrid entertainment-technology company and its assets. Bogaard oversees facility operations and security including business continuity planning, intellectual property protection, global threat assessment, workplace violence prevention, travel security, executive protection, and safety. Additionally, he works collaboratively with the other major movie studios in content protection and ongoing anti-piracy efforts.

Tags: Emergency preparedness, Global Strategy, Infrastructure, Public-Private Partnership, Security