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Registration Now Open for the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – May 2-4, 2022

March 28, 2022 Leave a comment DRI Admin

DRI International will be hosting the Resilience Excellence Summit — a free online event May 2-4, 2022 — including educational sessions and a few words from our  Awards of Excellence winners.

We launched the Resilience Excellence Summit last year, when in-person conferences were impossible. Even though we did hold a hugely successful, in-person conference this year, many of you were still unable to travel. Therefore, we decided to hold the Summit once again in order to provide an event that celebrates continuing education and the accomplishments of our resilience community completely online. Each day over two hours, the DRI Resilience Excellence Summit will present in-depth online presentations on hot topics like Ukraine, supply chain, and cyber resilience and highlight award recipients. Be sure to register for each day’s session.

Special thanks to our Day One sponsor, BlackBerry!




DRI Certified Professionals can earn a total of 6 Continuing Education Activity Points (CEAPs) toward recertification for attending all three presentation days.
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Summit Agenda 
Monday, May 2
Welcome to the 2022 Resilience Excellence Summit
Chloe Demrovsky, President and CEO, DRI International
Keynote: Cryptographic Currency, Economic Security and the Disintermediated Environment
Bijan Karimi, Assistant Vice President of Business Continuity, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Intermediaries serve as partners, facilitators, arbiters, and sometimes gatekeepers as people go about their daily lives. They enable payments between parties, creation of contracts, setting and enforcing standards, and matching buyers and sellers. However, what happens when intermediaries go away? Do complex, interconnected systems remain trustworthy and resilient? If not, what risks might exist? Starting with a discussion of his doctoral research on cryptocurrency and expanding into a case study of media transformation, Bijan Karimi will explore disintermediation, benefits, and harms of the changing environment and what it portends for operational resilience and homeland security.
Awards of Excellence Spotlight: Meet our 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners!
From Our Sponsor: Blackberry
Awards of Excellence Spotlight: Meet our 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners!
Presentation: Distant Lands
Peter Morris
IT Service Continuity Management Expert
Operational Resilience – Group Security
AXA Group Operations UK Ltd

Peter Morris embarked on his journey with disaster recovery, business continuity and now operational resilience over twenty years ago. His “Distant Lands” presentation will offer his observations on crisis events and from his experience comment on what connects them, how their impact ripples across the world and their consequences. He will also share some new thinking which may change the resilience community’s strategic approach to disruptive events.

Tuesday, May 3
Opening Remarks and an Exciting DRI Foundation Update!
Al Berman, Board Chairman, DRI International and President, DRI Foundation
Keynote: So, You Have an Established, Mature Program – Now What?
Robyn Kimbro, MBCP, CCRP, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Business Continuity, Walmart, Inc.
With over 20 years’ experience building, developing, and leading program governance frameworks and strategies for three major companies, Walmart’s Robyn Kimbro joins us to share the key elements for experienced resilience practitioners addressing ongoing program maturity and building resilience. So, you have an established, mature program – now what? The answer is a lot, and that includes answering questions like these: Are your program requirements not stringent enough, just right, or really complicated and time-consuming to meet? If you’re a global company – is your program globally relevant, and does it meet regulations or requirements for other countries? How strong and far-reaching are your partnerships? How do you benchmark with other companies? How do you market your program? What programmatic stats are you collecting through your enterprise tool? Are executives interested in those metrics, and what do these statistics drive your leadership to do?
Awards of Excellence Spotlight: Meet our 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners!
Ukraine and Supply Chain Risk
Dr. Elizabeth Stephens, Managing Director, Geopolitical Risk Advisory
Dr. Elizabeth Stephens has been in the news a lot lately, and we’re thrilled to have her share her expertise on the war in Ukraine and how it is impacting supply chains worldwide. An expert on supply chain and geopolitical risk, Stephens is advising companies on how to make key risk management decisions as well as the dangers of doing business in particular countries and territories. For companies doing business in Russia: Are you breaking international sanctions, and what is the reputational risk? For all businesses, an in-depth understanding of supply chain is essential. Says Stephens, “it takes 30,000 parts to make a car, but only one not to make a car.”
Wednesday, May 4
Opening Remarks
Russell Wooldridge, Senior Director of Business Development DRI International
Keynote: It’s Not All Netflix and Chill: An Interview with Netflix’s Scott Baldwin, Head of Enterprise Resilience
Awards of Excellence Spotlight: Meet our 2022 Awards of Excellence Winners!

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