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DRI's Next One-Day Conference: Check Out This Amazing Speaker Lineup!

June 4, 2015 Leave a comment dridrive

DRI2015_Day1_263DRI’s next one-day conference event is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area on July 10, and we’ve got an impressive array of speakers lined up for you!

What: The DRI Collegiate Conference Series
Where: Dominican University of California, San Rafael, CA
When: July 10, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $50 donation to the DRI Foundation
Directions and Parking: Click Here
Register: Click Here

Come see presentations on the major issues affecting business continuity professionals today, as presented by top subject matter experts:

Current Issues and Careers in BCP
Berman B LargeAl Berman – President, DRI International
DRI International President and CEO Al Berman will cover 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 will discuss issues surrounding supply and the rash of recent cyber security events. Finally, he will talk about the field of business continuity from a career perspective.

Addressing Gaps in Current Capabilities for Regional Integrated Risk to Enhance Resilience/Business and Operational Continuity
Paula Scalingi head shotPaula Scalingi, Ph.D. – Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience
Businesses are increasingly aware of the need to look externally at potential adverse impacts of complex and still little-understood physical/electronic dependencies and interdependences on their internal assets, systems, and supply chains under hazard scenarios or other conditions of stress.  Some companies are joining or already active in regional and state public-private partnerships focusing on resilience and security to examine primarily first-level interdependencies in workshops and exercises with government agencies, essential service providers, and community groups that will have major roles in mitigation and recovery decision-making and investments. At the same time, significant constraints -technological and other resource-related, functional, cultural, and political – have impeded development of the integrated regional risk assessment approach and supporting capabilities necessary to identify and validate decision-making and investments. Dr. Paula Scalingi, Executive Director of the Bay Area Center for Regional Disaster Resilience, will highlight these constraints, efforts currently underway to develop the approach and capabilities, and steps that innovative organizations can take to address these constraints.

Aligning With ISO in a Non-Regulated Environment
Ed Clayton HeadshotEdward Clayton, MBCP – Chevron
How do companies in a non-BCP-regulated environment attain alignment with ISO 22301? In this presentation, Chevron Corporation Crisis Management Advisor Ed Clayton will discuss the Chevron Business Continuity Program, the link to its Operational Excellence Management System Process (MSP), and the benefits this creates in providing a sustainable program that aligns with BCMM best practices and ISO 22301.

Crisis Planning & Strategy: Using Earthquakes as a Case Study
Matt Bogaard, CBCP – DreamWorks Animations
Matt Bogaard headshotEarthquakes and numerous other passive threats to business continuity are challenging from a planning perspective because we can’t predict when they might strike and how severe the impact will be. However, nearly all of the downstream, post-incident impacts can be anticipated and addressed pre-incident, as Matt Bogaard, CEO of BGI LLC and former Dreamworks Animation Head of Global Security, will illustrate. A cutting-edge, comprehensive program at DreamWorks (the first of its kind in southern California) will provide attendees with tangible, specific examples of how to proactively prepare for crisis. Earthquakes provide a very topical and relevant foundation for this discussion, but the strategic framework put forth in this presentation can be overlaid onto virtually any crisis.

Executive Buy-In with Risk and Resiliency Management
Larry Chase, CBCP – Symantec
Larry Chase headshotSymantec Corporation’s Larry Chase, Senior Director of its Enterprise Resiliency Organization, will discuss Risk Evaluation and Control and gaining executive acceptance. You will hear how and why executives’ tolerance to addressing risks and overall preparedness can vary so significantly from one organization to another, despite similar decision criteria. It’s based on proven and emerging models of understanding, trust and visibility of fiduciary impacts – along with a fresh and unique approach in socializing to the “salient few” accountable members of any organization. Attendees will gain a unique understanding of emerging practices for measuring and reporting value of Enterprise Risk and Resiliency Management as a key pillar of success during this period of unprecedented growth in threats and historic impacts to organization.

Reserve your place today to join this exciting opportunity to connect with your colleagues. We look forward to seeing you!

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