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Don’t Miss DRI’s Low-Cost One-Day Conference at the University of Kentucky!

June 29, 2018 Leave a comment DRI Admin

Register now for DRI’s next one-day conference hosted on collegiate campuses, coming to the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, on Aug. 3!

A high-quality, low-cost event designed for resilience professionals who may not be able to attend larger conferences, the one-day presentation costs only a $50 registration fee and offers subject matter experts and networking opportunities, starting at 8:00 a.m. with a pre-event breakfast.

It’s also the most cost-effective way for DRI Certified Professionals to earn 8 CEAPs by attending!

Click here to register — don’t delay, space is limited.

Speakers and program:

Eric N. Monday, Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, University of Kentucky

Dr. Eric N. Monday was named Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration (EVPFA) in December 2012. As the EVPFA, Monday ensures compliance with the University and external fiscal requirements, provides human resources management, provides equal opportunities in academic programs and employment, coordinates University-wide planning, budgeting and policy analysis, maintains the physical facilities and property management, oversees Coldstream Research Park, provides central procurement, oversees internal audit, oversees UK analytics and technologies, provides risk management, and directs auxiliary and operational campus services.

Careers in BCP and Current Issues Facing the Profession
Al Berman, President, DRI International Foundation

DRI Foundation President and CEO Al Berman will discuss the issues facing organizations today and into the future. This includes cyber issues surrounding mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), the impacts of supply chain in a global economy, and privacy of individuals vs. security needs of governments.

Why Are Cyberattacks So Destructive?
Pete Renneker, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche Cyber Risk Services

Most organizations have plans for fires, earthquakes, and other traditional outage scenarios.  A scenario where every device in every data center, office building, and work location is purposely and simultaneously destroyed has rarely been considered, but it is happening more every day. Emerging cyberattacks are increasing in focus on both digital and physical destruction. Further, conventional recovery practices can actually do more to exacerbate the problem than they do to mitigate it.

In this session, Pete Renneker will share perspectives and real-world experiences on the amplified impacts of cyberattacks, the unique challenges they present, and illustrate how new approaches and solutions can help improve organizational resilience.

Organizational Resilience: The Convergence of Enterprise Risk Management and Business Continuity
Lou Drapeau, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, DRI International

Bring your questions to this session which will explore the very nature of our profession. 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.

Maintaining Critical Staffing During an Incident
Joe Monroe, Police Chief, University of Kentucky

In the pursuit of academic and research excellence, how can the nation’s colleges and universities prepare to respond to various types of operational interruptions? Campuses face a variety of risks that can disrupt teaching, research, extension services, and healthcare. These risks can be all-encompassing, localized, or personal. Because disasters often cause loss of life, loss of income, property damage and adversely affect individuals and families, universities must make plans to continue their core functions as seamlessly as possible.

In 2015, the University of Kentucky experienced a significant, multi-day winter weather incident. During this time, university leadership collaborated to ensure essential personnel were able to perform emergency and mission-critical functions. Due to treacherous conditions, transportation was almost completely impaired and university police coordinated an efficient and effective service to ensure critical staffing.

In this session, you will learn about emergency operations center (EOC) activation criteria, stakeholder identification and prioritization during critical incidents, in addition to returning to normal operations while managing recovery.

Here’s How It All Ties Together: A Case Study in Convergence
Mike Epstein, Vice President, Risk Management & Business Continuity, The E. W. Scripps Company

Mike Epstein – who is responsible for traditional and enterprise risk management, business continuity, incident management, physical security, enterprise sourcing, real-estate, and construction at The E.W. Scripps Company – will discuss how his passion for business continuity has lead him to recognition as a leader in his field and a diversification of his skills into his current role. He’ll share lessons learned from some of the 800+ incidents he has managed over a 20 year career grounded in business continuity.

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