DRI Malaysia Regional Conference in Kuala Lumpur

DRI Malaysia will be hosting a regional conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November 13-14, 2013. This year’s conference will be hosted at the Grand Millennium Hotel located along the Bintang Walk.

Participants will join business continuity professionals from all over the world during this two-day regional conference. Speakers at the conference will present a variety of topics including the following:

  • BCM Emerging Issues and Challenges on the Global Perspective
  • Risky Business- Managing IT Outsourcing Service and Continuity Risks
  • New international BCM Standard- Cross Regional Sharing on Developments

The conference also will feature a gala and awards night. This event has grown from just one award last year to eight awards in six categories this year. It will be held November 13, 2013, with special dancing, singing, and musical drama performances.
Conference attendees will receive 16 CEAPs (Continuing Education Activity Points).

KL2013 Featured Speaker: Murari Kalyanaramani

Murari Kalyanaramani, CBCP, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CRISC

“Risky Business – Managing IT Outsourcing Service Continuity Risks” 

Murari is a seasoned Information Risk Management professional with over 13 years experience in Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management, Information Systems Auditing, Supplier Management & Outsourcing and IT Risk Management.

Screen shot 2014-07-14 at 11.26.30 AMHe is currently Global Head of Service Architecture & Integration for British American Tobacco responsible for IT Services Strategy, Service Design & Transition, Supplier Management, Service Reporting and IT Process, Risk and Compliance Management. Murari was previously Global Head of IT Security Services for BAT responsible for Enterprise IT Security Management, IT Security Operations , Identity & Access Management . The role included managing business continuity governance over strategic IT outsourced service providers.

Prior to joining BAT, Murari was attached to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Malaysia where he was the Lead Manager for the Information Assurance and Threat & Vulnerability Management (TVM) group. During his stint in PwC, he delivered and managed numerous Information Security, Business Continuity, Business Process & Systems Assurance and Third Party Assurance Services engagements for clients in various industries including the government sector.