DRI India has recently successfully conducted a conference in Hyderabad, India. The theme of the day was “knowledge grows through sharing” and we were proud to see that participants were indeed able to develop through the sharing of ideas and experiences.
We look forward to our upcoming conference in Hyderabad and many more in the future.
You may view pictures of the event please visit our Global Networking Gallery.
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
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.
Thank you to those of you who joined DRI International in Malaysia for DRI KL2013. As we continue growing throughout Asia, it is encouraging to see certified professionals coming together to share and develop ideas from all over the world.
The conference objective was to discuss emerging treads and issues for ASEAN countries. DRI KL2013 Committee Chairperson, Carol Chia, reflected on the conference conversation saying, “We were very fortunate to have a large group of speakers in their respective fields participate in our conference. Their involvement resulted in great interaction between the speakers and the attendees, as well as a successful panel of discussions.”
Among the speakers were DRI International’s Al Berman and Chloe Demrovsky. “I was particularly pleased by the turn out for the Awards of Excellence. All the finalists were distinguished by their accomplishments. I would especially like to congratulate the winners of this special honor,” said Demrovsky, Managing Director of Global Operations.