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KL2014 Featured Speaker: Murari Kalyanaramani

The DRI KL2014 Regional Conference and Awards of Excellence will be held in Grand Millennium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme this year “Managing Crisis and Organizational Resilience – Issues and Challenges” will feature a comprehensive program that includes a pool of variety speakers from different industry and countries, who will share on emerging threats and issues that we face today.

In preparation for the conference, Thrive! Asia is featuring the topics and profiles of select speakers.

Murari Kalyanaramani, CBCP

Murari Kalyanaramani, CBCP
Global Head of Service Architecture & Integration, British American Tobacco (BAT) (Malaysia)
Topic: Business Continuity Management – IT Opportunities and Challenges

Murari is a seasoned IT & Information Risk Management professional with over 14 years experience in Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management and, Outsourcing & Supplier Management.

He is currently Global Head of Service Architecture & Integration for British American Tobacco responsible for IT Services Strategy, Service Design & Transition, Supplier Management, Global Software Asset Management 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.

KL2014 Featured Speaker: Alan Sebastian

The DRI KL2014 Regional Conference and Awards of Excellence will be held in Grand Millennium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme this year “Managing Crisis and Organizational Resilience – Issues and Challenges” will feature a comprehensive program that includes a pool of variety speakers from different industry and countries, who will share on emerging threats and issues that we face today.

In preparation for the conference, Thrive! Asia is featuring the topics and profiles of select speakers.

Alan Sebastian, CBCP, CBCV

Alan Sebastian, CBCP, CBCV
Managing Partner of Business Continuity Program Management (United States)
Topic: Crisis Communication – Issues and Challenges

Mr. Sebastian has over 25 years’ experience designing, developing and implementing Business Continuity Plans for various industries including many Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Mr. Sebastian led the development of the Business Continuity Practice within Paranet and then Sprint Corporation resulting in Disaster Recovery Institute’s certification of more than 85 colleagues over a period of five years. Mr. Sebastian’s Business Continuity Planning methodology and framework achieved a best-in-class award from a Fortune 100 corporation. He has extensive experience in leading the design, planning, sourcing and delivery of business continuity programs. Mr. Sebastian is also a management and technology professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in numerous industries including – telecommunications, healthcare, finance, legal, and energy.

KL2014 Featured Speaker: Waleed J. Al-Dakheel

The DRI KL2014 Regional Conference and Awards of Excellence will be held in Grand Millennium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme this year “Managing Crisis and Organizational Resilience – Issues and Challenges” will feature a comprehensive program that includes a pool of variety speakers from different industry and countries, who will share on emerging threats and issues that we face today.

In preparation for the conference, Thrive! Asia is featuring the topics and profiles of select speakers.

Waleed J. Al-Dakheel, CBCP

Waleed J. Al-Dakheel, CBCP
BCM Head of Business Continuity Department of Banque Saudi Fransi (Saudi Arabia)
Topic: Pandemic Influenza – Latest Developments and Concerns

Waleed Al-Dakheel has 20 years of experience in BCM, IT Service Management, Risk Assessment & Analysis, Audit & Compliance, Vendor & Contract Management, and PMO. He also specializes in Business Continuity Planning / Disaster Recovery and Crisis Management. DRI International certified Instructor and Exam Proctor, for Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery for the Middle East & North Africa. Waleed has created in-house BCM standards, developed risk-based business continuity strategies, implemented and tested plans, and conducted training to BCM professionals throughout the region. His work includes a solid track record in incident management in real world situations ranging across in-house incidents, BC planning and developing as well as BCP and DRP simulation exercise. Waleed draws from his professional experience to guide participants through all aspects of a holistic BCM program and to apply these practices for their organizations. He has been teaching for DRI since 2013 in Middle East.

DRI KL2014 Regional Conference & Awards of Excellence

This year, our Conference will be held at the majestic Grand Millennium Hotel, right in the heart of Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. The DRIKL2014 every year gathers together BCM and DRP practitioners from the ASEAN region to exchange and share knowledge and expertise on latest trends, practices and regulations.

Visit our agenda now to view our list of topics and at the same time, vote for your nominees for the Awards of Excellence now.