At Last, a Global Industry Lexicon! Attend DRI2013 to Participate…and Get a Peek!

Remember that big news we told you would be coming?  Well, this DRI2013 session is it!  Finally, a global glossary of terms for our industry…and you get to participate!
 
The session, “Terms of DRI-ment: Join Us in Finalizing the DRI BCM Glossary,” will be led by Bobby Williams, Fidelity Investments and Chloe Demrovsky, DRI International. And here’s what it’s all about:
Clear communication is critical to effective continuity and crisis management.  Yet, even among our own professionals, there are discrepancies in how we describe what we do, including some of our most basic activities. This presentation will explain how a group of DRI volunteers has pulled industry terminology from 22 reference documents, including standards and regulations from around the world, as well as professional glossaries to create a comprehensive global resource. The presenters invite you to participate in what promises to be a lively discussion about industry terminology and sources.  We want to hear from you about which definitions you use, what we might be missing, and how you would like to participate in this process moving forward.  After we have incorporated your feedback, the glossary will be made public as a free resource on the DRI website.  Come join us for this session so that your voice can be included in this important project!Bobby Williams is the Director of IT Continuity and Risk Management for Fidelity Investments. He has earned his MBCP from DRI International and his MBCI from BCI. Bobby serves on the DRJ Editorial Advisory Board. He has worked in the IT industry for 20 years in technical roles, vendor education, pre/post sales engineering, disaster recovery management, and business continuity management. Bobby has a BSEE degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Bobby retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard as an artillery officer in the 196th Field Artillery Brigade. A lifelong Tennessean, Bobby and his wife, Susan, are preparing to move to Texas with their boys, Robby and Johnny. Bobby welcomes you to join him on LinkedIn and can also be contacted at bobbyrjw@gmail.com.
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Chloe Demrovsky is the International Director at DRI International and an Associate Business Continuity Professional (ABCP).  She is responsible for overseeing DRI International’s global network that conducts courses in more than 50 countries on six continents.  She is responsible for DRI International’s global education growth, which in 2009 resulted in DRI teaching more people outside the United States than inside, and in 2011 resulted in a certification increase of 72 percent.  She created an international version of DRI’s audit course that encompasses both U.S. and international standards.  As part of her role at DRI, she has presented at international BCM conferences on four continents.  She founded the DRI BCM Glossary Committee and serves as international editor for Thrive!, DRI’s online magazine, and Thrive! Iberoamerica, DRI’s online publication of original content in the Spanish language.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of Bard College at Simon’s Rock and a 2013 Master’s Candidate in International Business and Development at New York University where she serves as the External Relations Co-Chair for the Society of International Business and Development.  Passionate about economic development, she has traveled to India and Kenya to work on private sector solutions for poverty alleviation and social inclusion. Contact Chloe at cdemrovsky@drii.org .Don’t miss this exciting session and much more at DRI2013 to be held June 4-7, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Click here for more information about DRI2013, and click here to register.

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