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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.

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

2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Information Gathering Field Survey

Author: DRI Japan

On April 14, 2016, a strong earthquake occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan. In Kumamoto Prefecture, many buildings, including hospitals, collapsed and utilities were disrupted by the main shock and aftershocks. DRI Japan worked with Osaka University researchers to send a questionnaire about the actual conditions for information collection and sharing at the time of Kumamoto earthquake to the top information managers of the four major hospitals in Kumamoto city. The results are detailed in this research paper.

Tags: Earthquakes, Asia

LGU Initiatives to Promote Zero Casualties During Disasters

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Joe Sarte Salceda

Rep. Joe Sarte Salceda, 2nd District, Province of Albay, discusses initiatives to promote zero casualties during disasters.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Asia

West Valley Fault Threat in Manila

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Renato U. Solidum, Jr.

Renato Solidum, Jr. discusses the implications of the magnitute 7.2 earthquake for Metro Manila and Nearby Provinces.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Earthquakes, Asia

Enhancing Private Sector Support to Government's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Through Strategic Human Resource Management Initiatives

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Rachel Quero

Dr. Rachel A. Quero presents on enhancing private sector support to government's disaster risk reduction and management through strategic human management initiatives.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Public-Private Partnership, Asia

Business Resilience and Humanitarian Logistics

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Brian Gozun

Dr. Brian Gozun, DLSU College of Business, discusses disaster risk reduction and business logistics.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Asia

Business Continuity Initiatives of the Central Bank of the Philippines

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Dickenson Y. Africa

Dickenson Y. Africa, CPA, CISA, MBA, CBCLA, discusses BCM initiatives of the Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas.

Tags: Business Continuity Program, Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Asia, Banking/Financial Sector

Business Community Uniting to Mitigate Disaster Impact

Event: DRI Collegiate Conference, De La Salle University - Mar. 16, 2017

Author: Butch Meily

Butch Meily, PDRF, discusses uniting the business community to mitigate disaster impacts.

Tags: Collegiate Conference - De La Salle University, Public-Private Partnership, Asia, Community Resilience

Case Study: Lessons Learned from the Chennai Disaster of 2015

Event: DRI2017

Author: Arunabh Mitra

Weeks of torrential rains in November of 2015 caused the worst flooding the southern India city of Chennai has seen in 100 years. More than 500 people were killed with the estimates of damage and losses ranging from US$ 3 billion — US$15 billion. The floods were amongst the costliest natural disasters of 2015 and left a significant impact on the city and its people. Chennai is the second largest exporter of software in India and is home to some of the world’s leading information technology companies including HCL. This session will detail HCL’s significant presence in Chennai and the speaker’s first-hand experience in managing this disaster. Key takeaways for attendees include real-world, frontline, actionable information gleaned during and after the incident. They are: Incident response and crisis management in action: The Top 5 Leadership Lessons on Crisis Management Business continuity in the context of globalization: The nuances of “recovery” in the paradigm of a globalized and outsourced environment. The human aspects of continuity and resilience

Tags: DRI2017, Asia, Case Study

Public-Private Partnerships are essential to attaining the next level of resilience in Japan and the greater global community

Event: United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, Japan, Mar. 14-18

Author: Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director, DRI International

This white paper, developed based on a presentation at the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, discusses the need for partnerships between the public and private sectors and how to work together to plan for a disaster event, using the 2011 earthquake in Japan as a recent example.

Tags: Public-Private Partnership, White Paper, Asia, Earthquakes

IT/DR and the Ostrich Syndrome: Lessons Learned in India, Applied Everywhere!

Event: DRI 2015

Author: Rakesh Pande

DRI India's Rakesh Pande builds on his DRI2014 presentation on the state of business continuity and risk management in India. He also talks about IT/DR lessons learned in India that can be applied everywhere! Attend this session to learn what can go wrong, how to make it right, and how to manage IT/DR -related risks in this hard-hitting, thought-provoking, "I-can't-believe-he-just-said-that!" session!

Tags: IT/DR, Asia

Managing Crisis Situations as Part of Resiliency

Event: KL2014

Author: Kanryu Nagase

This presentation details Mr. Nagase's experience managing crises and the lessons learned for resiliency.

Tags: Case Study, Emergency response, Executive Support, Infrastructure, Asia, Resiliency

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