8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Welcome Address and OSSNHS Induction

Join Chloe Demrovsky as she welcomes DRI2020 attendees to Savannah. She will address key updates from DRI International and our profession as a whole as she sets the tone for our annual event. At this time, we are also proud to induct DRI’s newest MBCPs in the Order of ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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[WBCM TRACK] Moving Forward in An Evolving Industry: Preparing to Get There Professionally and Personally

Join the DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management Committee members for a panel discussion focused on keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of business continuity and disaster recovery, which requires resilient leaders as well as resilient plans. To continue to be effective, we need to expand our capabilities ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP – Achieving Corporate Self-Sufficiency During Emergency Response, Crisis Management, and Beyond

Natural and man-made disasters can strike without warning. During a large-scale disaster, no one expects to be left alone by municipal emergency responders. However, when a large disaster strikes, emergency responders will be hours, if not days away from assisting corporations. Corporate self-sufficiency is paramount not only to the ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Achieving Resilience in the Built Environment: Engaging the Private Sector for Public Benefit

Only in the past few years have resilience and risk-reduction practitioners have to develop strategies for engaging public and private sector stakeholders in implementing resilient strategies. The “resilience industry” is now an identifiable economic sector bringing creative ideas, innovations and strategies from several areas. Whether addressing flood mitigation, green ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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The Great Debate: Your Chance to Weigh in on Important Issues

What risks are you most concerned about? How well prepared are you to manage them? How do you think our profession will change over the next few years? In this highly-interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to vote on a number of the key issues which have emerged ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Are Your Vendors the Weakest Link?

  Our increasing reliance on third-party vendors has launched vendor risk as a top concern among leaders and resiliency professionals. When organizations invite a vendor in, they are placed in potential jeopardy from that vendor’s disruption, failure, and bad behaviors. Proper onboarding is essential to mitigate this exposure. This ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Workshop: Is Your Business Ready for a Pandemic from the Novel Coronavirus (Part 1)

A pandemic occurs when there is the emergence of a new virus that spreads rapidly between people all over the world, causing illness and death. Pandemics can have a significant impact on businesses, producing high levels of worker absenteeism and disruption of business functions. Although the emerging outbreak of ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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[CYBER TRACK] #Security2020: Cybersecurity Trending

Security breaches are an almost daily occurrence. As business resilience professionals, we have a seat at the table. It is becoming commonplace for security groups to include BC professionals in their planning. Now we need to have an active part in the conversation. This session is designed to familiarize ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Case Study: Rolling Out BCM at Booking.com

Attend this session for an in-depth, first-hand look at how a business continuity and crisis management program was built from the ground up at Booking Holdings, which includes Booking.com, KAYAK, Priceline, Agoda, Rentalcars.com, and OpenTable. The result? A safe, productive, and resilient environment for nearly 30,000 employees across over ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Case Study: The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology

The Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) is the IT service provider for the majority of the 63 agencies, board, and commissions (ABCs) under the governor.  Their cyber resiliency, business continuity, and disaster recovery (CRBC) team is tasked with ensuring information systems and infrastructure are resilient and available ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Workshop: Is Your Business Ready for a Pandemic from the Novel Coronavirus? (Part 2)

A pandemic occurs when there is the emergence of a new virus that spreads rapidly between people all over the world, causing illness and death. Pandemics can have a significant impact on businesses, producing high levels of worker absenteeism and disruption of business functions. Although the emerging outbreak of ...
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
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Plenary: Coronavirus Panel Discussion

Coronavirus concerns? Then come to this session to hear from our panel of experts regarding planning, pitfalls, and the latest updates.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Plenary Session – Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator for Resilience, FEMA

You won’t want to miss this session as FEMA’s second ranking official, Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, Deputy Administrator, Resilience, makes a special appearance at DRI2020. Kaniewski was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a Deputy Administrator on September 14, 2017. He is currently FEMA’s second ranking official and leads the ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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WORKSHOP – Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (Part 1)

This hands-on, interactive workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a cyber-attack ...
9:15 AM - 10:30 AM
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Integrating Business Continuity and Operational Risk Management

Attend this session for a first-hand look at integrating business continuity and operational risk management. Join Vikram Bhatia, Program Officer for Business Continuity Management at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, for a discussion of how he and his team have worked to integrate these two key disciplines. He and ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP – Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (Part 2)

This hands-on, interactive workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a cyber-attack ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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[CYBER TRACK] How to Avoid a Cyber Disaster

Cyberattacks focused on business disruption are a reality. Traditional recovery solutions protect businesses from physical disasters, but often fall short in the face of a digital disaster. In this session, participants will explore lessons learned from recent cyberattacks and be provided with a risk-based approach to protecting critical services ...
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
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Human Resources Emergency Operations

This presentation examines the specific relationship between Business Continuity Planners (BCP) and Human Resources (HR) personnel regarding crisis management. Through examples, participants will see the need for HR-specific group training and exercises. Most HR professionals are not formally trained to handle crises. Hence, they fall short when it comes ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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WORKSHOP – Long-Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations (Part 3)

This hands-on, interactive workshop promotes preparedness among public and private entities when faced with a long-term power outage caused by a cyber-attack. The National Preparedness goal describes what it means for the U.S. to be prepared for all types of disasters and emergencies, including the possibility of a cyber-attack ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Following the Money: How Yale Is Using Grant Funding for Business Continuity

With over 400 buildings on 415 acres, including 4.4 million square feet of research space, Yale University was challenged with conducting a university-wide risk assessment and BIA. This session will explore how Yale incorporates financial information, specifically grant funding, into their risk assessment and BIA process to help identify ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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[CYBER TRACK] Cyber Resilience Panel: Hear from Experts on this Hot Topic

Attend this informative and engaging session moderated by DRI Foundation President Al Berman, a cyber expert himself, as he explores issues in cyber resilience with our panelists. Expert panelists represent our vendor community, providing their valuable cyber resilience perspective…and absolutely no sales pitches.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Case Study in Rural Business Continuity Planning

Are you new to Business Continuity?  Is your company getting started with a BC program?  Join us for an interactive discussion to review what worked, what didn’t and what we would change if we had to do it again.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Building a Business Continuity Management Program from the Ground Up: An In-Depth Study of VCU’s BCM Program

Many organizations do not have effective Business Continuity Plans (BCPs), which may result in unnecessary delays when attempting to restore services and operations to business functions. Business Impact Analyses (BIAs) are essential to evaluating an organization’s essential and non-essential functions, which could increase the risk of revenue loss, and/or ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Planning for Hurricane Dorian with an All-volunteer Organization

The North Carolina Wing of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has a fleet of 17 airplanes, 70 ground vehicles, a secured radio network, and 2200 volunteer members. Unlike the business response teams that most of us are part of, CAP volunteers are responsible for the planning, operations, and logistics ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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WORKSHOP – Handling Disaster After Effects and Their Collateral Consequences (Part 2)

Nothing in life happens in a vacuum and disasters are at the top of that list.  Like a pebble dropped in a pond creates ripple effects, disasters always spawn multiple and various types of after-effects in all possible directions, dimensions, timings, and each with their own consequences.  Known risks ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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New Glossary Terms? You Decide!

Calling all DRI2020 attendees! You have an important job in real life…and at this year’s conference. The DRI Glossary Committee will be surveying all conference attendees for your opinions on new terms under consideration for inclusion in the DRI International Glossary for Resilience. New terms being considered reflect our changing ...
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Closing Plenary – Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value

Join DRI President Chloe Demrovsky as she awards the final DRI2020 prize and kicks off our closing plenary session! Leaders – whether in business, government or the nonprofit sector – take risks but often without fully understanding risk at a strategic level. Expanding upon the well-known “ESG” risks, this ...