Best Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) – Two (2) Individual Awards
Nominees’ CBCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must have at least 5 years of significant, practical, experience in DRI’s 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners as well as disaster recovery planning. He/she must also have significant BCM related achievements as well as made positive contributions to the community and industry since 2010. These achievements and contributions should be documented and shall be verifiable by 2 references (not from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards.
Best Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP) – Two (2) Individual Awards Given
Nominees’ ABCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must demonstrate continuous learning and practising on BCM and DRP since 2010. ABCP certification supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field. He/she must also demonstrate sound record on his/her BCM learning and improvement as well as contributions to the organizations in terms of BCM awareness. These achievements and contributions shall be verifiable by 2 references (can be from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards.
Best Service Provider (DSP)
Designed to recognize the very best in service delivery among full service business continuity providers, this category will be judged on both a company statement – prepared by both the service provider and a customer, targeted at business continuity managers and disaster recovery planning managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity to its customer base and the wider audience, which may include staff awareness, training and user-group activity, among other efforts. The judges will award innovation and quality as well as customer service and satisfaction and an ability to respond to changing market demand.
Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)
This award goes to the business continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership on one or more of DRI’s 10 Professional Practices. Nominees must have at least five years of industry experience and be engaged on a full-time basis in the field of business continuity management. Candidates experience and knowledge on business continuity and related issues, professional leadership within the industry, innovation, commitment to DRI’s 10 Professional Practices, and being able to demonstrable strategic thinking will be amongst the criteria that will be considered in deciding on the most suitable candidate.
Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector which includes Government-Link-Organizations)
This award goes to the public sector continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership on one or more of DRI’s 10 Professional Practices. This individual will have enhanced the business resilience of a public sector organization and improved the preparedness of a community by championing business continuity to local businesses. This person should be fully engaged in continuity management, and will be judged on experience and understanding of business continuity issues and evidence of the development or application of good business continuity practices. Judges will look for innovation within the field of BCM, evidence of promoting BCM in the community such as building on the tenets as contained within DRI’s 10 Professional Practices, and the ability to overcome organizational, legislative or community constraints to achieve the desired goals.
Industry Newcomer of the Year
This award is directed at new business continuity champions who show exceptional potential in this line of profession. Nominees should not have more than two years of business continuity experience and must be able to demonstrate originality, dynamism and innovation in the learning and understanding of BCM and the awareness of its importance within his/her organisation. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 800-word statement, and should show evidence of the nominees’ application of originality and innovation in the fast-track learning and understanding of BCM and the dire consequences of a low awareness level on BCM to any organization.