The finalists have been chosen for our Lifetime Achievement and Service Provider of the Year awards, but there are still 12 awards categories open and seeking nominees! Surely, there is someone you know (maybe even your team or yourself!) who is deserving of recognition.
The deadline for nomination for the 2014 DRI Awards of Excellence is February 1. To nominate, click here. And here’s a list of the awards categories that are still up for grabs:
Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)
This award goes to the business continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership. Nominees must have at least five years of industry experience and be employed full-time in business continuity management.
Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector)
This award goes to the public sector continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership. This individual will have enhanced the operational resilience of a public sector entity and improved the preparedness of a community by championing operational resilience.
Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector 501(c)(3))
This award goes to the non-profit sector continuity program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovation, and leadership. This individual will have enhanced the business resilience of a non-profit sector organization and its programs.
Consultant of the Year
In this category, recognition will be given to consultants who excel in the business continuity field.
Industry Newcomer of the Year
With this award, up-and-coming business continuity leaders are recognized by honoring an individual new to our profession. Nominees will have no more than two years of business continuity experience and must demonstrate an original and inventive approach.
Team of the Year
This award recognizes the human capital of business continuity departments across the organization, including teams that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external consultants.
STRATEGY & INITIATIVE:
Strategy of the Year
For this award, judges will evaluate a business continuity program, particularly its strategy. Recognition will be given to the overall philosophy behind the strategy, use of innovative techniques and ideas, as well as the success of implementation across the entity.
IT Infrastructure Award
This award will be presented to the organization with the most resilient approach to its IT infrastructure (encompassing servers/storage/networks/cloud/datacenter solutions/virtualization, etc.).
Response and Recovery of the Year
This award will be given to the entity, or individual responsible for achieving the most effective business recovery in the face of adversity over the past year.
Continuity Awareness Award
This award will recognize the level of awareness that is both educational and drives the business continuity message throughout the organization (public or private) and the broader community as a whole.
Planning Software of the Year
This award will be presented to the company whose entry demonstrates that their software is of innovative and original design.
Notification System of the Year