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

Join DRI President and CEO Chloe Demrovsky as she welcomes DRI2023 attendees to Austin. 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 ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Globalization and Resilience

Globalization is defined as the process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.  The 21st century was heralded as “The Global Century” with the widespread use of the internet opening up both international markets and supply capabilities that previously seemed ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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Trends and Predictions: Results from Our Revamped Survey and Reports

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? These are just a few of the questions the DRI Future Vision Committee seeks to answer in its annual survey and ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP: Designing Compelling Tabletop Exercises (Part 1)

Whether you are a veteran tabletop writer or brand new to the field, this workshop is a creative space to take your tabletop exercises to the next level. The secret to a riveting and compelling tabletop exercise is not hiring a Hollywood screenwriter – the secret is actually thoughtful ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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[WBCM TRACK] Navigating Burnout and Depletion in the Face of Crisis

Learn practical tools to reverse the condition of burnout and depletion — which is far too common among professional women — while addressing the root cause of unhealthy boundaries. We will look at the impact of long-term crisis exposure and how it affects the nervous system. Participants will walk ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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[WBCM Track] Cultivating Your Career: Plan, Dig, Grow

Join the members of DRI Foundation’s Women in Business Continuity Management Executive Committee for a panel discussion focused on planting the seeds for a growth mindset to keep our plans, our organizations, and – most importantly – ourselves resilient.  As our industry evolves, we’ll discuss how we, as women, ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Making the Business Case for a Chief Resilience Officer

This session is the culmination of nearly a year of research, surveys, and C-Suite interviews while Young was at the Harvard Kennedy School NPLI studying Executive Meta-Leadership. In this presentation, he explains why the time has come for resilience to be elevated to the C-Suite and how to turn ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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WORKSHOP: Designing Compelling Tabletop Exercises (Part 2)

Whether you are a veteran tabletop writer or brand new to the field, this workshop is a creative space to take your tabletop exercises to the next level. The secret to a riveting and compelling tabletop exercise is not hiring a Hollywood screenwriter – the secret is actually thoughtful ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Would You Buy What You’re Selling? Create Happy Customers by Applying the Entrepreneurial Operating System to Your BCM Program

In this session, Zoom’s Shane Mathew shares some of the lessons he’s learned from his years of building business continuity programs in various industries, including in government, healthcare, manufacturing, and tech. The focus of the presentation is the concept of transforming your BCM program into a high functioning initiative, ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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WBCM Track: Women in STEM Resilience Careers – Attracting and Retaining STEM Women is the Future of Resilience!

Women leaders shine in crisis, absorb chaos, maintain stability, and communicate hope – placing premiums on communicating clearly, responding rapidly, and attending to social protections. A whopping 65 percent of women said the pandemic has made them rethink how and where they work. Come explore why women in STEM careers ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Resilience and Recovery: The COPA Airlines Pandemic Experience

We have lived through the biggest social, health, and economic crisis in the world in the last decades. The pandemic wreaked financial devastation across all industries. The aviation value chain was not the exception, most notably for airlines. Based on McKinsey studies, all subsectors reported massive losses in 2020, except ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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WORKSHOP: Designing Compelling Tabletop Exercises (Part 3)

Whether you are a veteran tabletop writer or brand new to the field, this workshop is a creative space to take your tabletop exercises to the next level. The secret to a riveting and compelling tabletop exercise is not hiring a Hollywood screenwriter – the secret is actually thoughtful ...
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
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Plenary: This is DRI Jeopardy!

Hosts: Mike Janko, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and Jerome Ryan, BDO Contestants: YOU! Here’s your chance to be a Jeopardy Champion…DRI Jeopardy that is. Co-hosted by DRI Board Members Mike Janko and Jerome Ryan, DRI2023 attendees will test their knowledge of all things business continuity in pursuit of ...
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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Plenary: Continuity of Operations for the State of Texas and Beyond

Our speakers will share how Texas worked with federal, state, and local organizations to further develop continuity policy and guidance documents, such as the Continuity Guidance Circular (FEMA, 2018). They will also share current resources and opportunities for collaboration available to continuity practitioners to create a continuity community. Their ...
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
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Plenary: A Conversation with Uniper CIO Damian Bunyan: What Business Continuity Professionals Should Be Asking Their CIOs

Attend this can’t miss session to hear from a C-Level executive who truly understands resilience, as DRI Board Director Ray Seid sits down with Uniper CIO Damian Bunyan. About Uniper Düsseldorf-based Uniper is an international energy company with activities in more than 40 countries. With around 7,000 employees, it ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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The Professional Practices Panel: What’s New and What It Means to You

As part of DRI International’s ongoing efforts to maintain the relevance and utility of the DRI International Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management, an extensive revision of substance, form, and function was undertaken beginning on November 1, 2021, and finishing August 1, 2022. Join the members of the Professional ...
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
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WORKSHOP: The Netflix Approach to Capability Assessments (PART 1)

This workshop is intended to be a community-based way of creating a richer database of capability questions. Participants will be provided with access to all questions that were generated during the workshop which they can use in their own organizations. This workshop will present the enterprise continuity program as ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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The Great Shuffle or Great Opportunity?

The “Great Resignation” or the “Great Shuffle” provides business continuity professionals a chance to reevaluate careers and explore new professional opportunities. There is no turning back from the workplace changes brought about by the Great Resignation/Shuffle.  The move to remote work and changes in job flexibility may not have ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Improving Organizational Resiliency Through Cross Training: A Case Study

With natural disasters on the rise and cyber attacks on the nightly news, are state governments ready to meet the challenges and risks of the modern world? For the state of Maryland, the answer to that question is a resounding YES! Attend this session to hear how Maryland state ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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Make Continuity the Crown Jewel at Your Organization

Stepping into a company with a business continuity program that had been dormant for years is quite a challenge. Attend this session to hear about those challenges as well as how the program got back on track. The speaker will discuss the challenges and actions taken to get the program back on ...
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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WORKSHOP: The Netflix Approach to Capability Assessments (PART 2)

This workshop is intended to be a community-based way of creating a richer database of capability questions. Participants will be provided with access to all questions that were generated during the workshop which they can use in their own organizations. This workshop will present the enterprise continuity program as ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Armed Conflict Management (ACM) Best Practices: An Essential Component of Your Resiliency Program

The world of business is now interdependent more than in any other time in history. In addition to the expansion of multi-national companies, local and regional organizations of all sizes and industry sectors maintain cross-border relationships and global supply chain dependencies (human capital, raw materials, and data) that increase ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Plan in Silence, Perform in Violence: Stay Resilient!

The Fire Protection Department of Saudi Aramco has taken proactive measures and demonstrated resiliency by sustaining continuity of operation during recent major disruptive events. They launched a comprehensive study for the business continuity plan to be aligned with the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) requirements, international organization for ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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Meeting Business Continuity’s Demanding and Varied Requirements

Business continuity professionals are called upon to be as versatile as they are prepared to handle any and all potential disruptions. Versatility is augmented by experience. In the session, an MBCP and veteran of three industries shares lessons learned and best practices for logistics, healthcare, and IT. Discussion will ...
2:50 PM - 3:50 PM
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WORKSHOP: Continuity and Vendor Contracts

As business continuity professionals, we may be asked to be part of the vendor selection or management process. “Where do I start?” and “What should I be looking for?” are just the start of many questions to come. During this interactive workshop, you will learn to look at vendor ...
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
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Sponsor Spotlight: Fusion Risk Management – Journey to Resilience

The Journey to Resilience continues to evolve, and is different in many cases, based on your Enterprise, business requirements, and relevant regulations.  As a result, the program components and areas of desired improvement are also different.  In this session, David Halford will explore program areas you should consider as ...
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM
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Sponsor Spotlight: BDO – Operational Resilience Outside of Financial Services

Companies in all industries are committing to adopt Operational Resilience (OpRes) models. But, without the regulatory guidelines imposed on banks, most companies struggle to explain the need for change, what an operational resilience program looks like in their industry, or what they will do differently.  During this session we will discuss ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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WORKSHOP: Don’t Fear the Auditor (Part 1)

If audits give you agita, this hands-on workshop is for you! Sure it can be nerve-wracking when the auditors come knocking but if you attend this workshop, you can toss your TUMS and sleep soundly…even when it’s audit season. In this workshop, we will explore planning for an audit ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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What Cyber Resilient Companies Do Right

Is your company prepared for the imminent threat of cyber attack? Attend this session to learn how to better prepare for cyber threats, using a practical approach and robust, NIST-based cybersecurity framework. The presenter will demonstrate how to apply the framework in order to measure cyber resilience and improve ...
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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The Value of Resilience

TMX Group are winners of the 2022 DRI Award of Excellence for COVID-19 Response and Recovery of the year. In the context of joining the organization mid-pandemic, TMX Group’s Mark Evans shares practical examples of how strong organizational values, effective use of data, and prompt, bold decision-making helped preserve ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Redefining Assets to Build a More Resilient Community

Words matter. How we understand each other depends at the very least on the definition of the words we use. When looking within communities, how do you measure resilience? How do you define or rank an asset? There are so many converging issues around community resilience. This session will ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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Applying Rules of 3 in Continuity and Resilience

The basic rule of threes was first recognized by Aristotle who recognized that humans relate and latch onto things that are presented in threes. Fundamentally, eat, drink, and sleep. In writing, we have a beginning, middle, and end. In presentations we have agenda, content, summary. Fire only burns when ...
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
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WORKSHOP: Don’t Fear the Auditor (Part 2)

If audits give you agita, this hands-on workshop is for you! Sure it can be nerve-wracking when the auditors come knocking but if you attend this workshop, you can toss your TUMS and sleep soundly…even when it’s audit season. In this workshop, we will explore planning for an audit ...
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Plenary: A Practitioners’ Discussion on Leveraging Business Continuity for Climate-Related Financial Disclosure

Gaining a better understanding of how climate change is affecting organizations is critical to navigate the emerging challenges facing organizations and to prepare them for the proposed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules on climate-related disclosures for investors. Expanding on the session from Lyndon Bird of DRI’s Future Vision ...