Time’s Almost Up – Nominate Your DRI2014 Award Winners Now!

 

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:

PEOPLE:

Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector) – 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) – To the public sector continuity program leader who has enhanced the operational resilience of a public sector entity and improved community preparedness.

Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector) – To the non-profit sector continuity program leader who has enhanced the business resilience of a non-profit organization and its programs.

Consultant of the Year – Recognition goes to consultants who excel in the business continuity field.

Industry Newcomer of the Year – Up-and-coming business continuity leaders are recognized by honoring an individual new to our profession (two years or less).

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.

STRATEGY & INITIATIVE:

Strategy of the Year – Judges will evaluate a business continuity program’s strategy and the philosophy and techniques behind it.

IT Infrastructure Award – 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 – Given to the individual or entity responsible for achieving the most effective business recovery in the face of adversity over the past year.

Continuity Awareness Award – Recognizing the level of awareness that is both educational and drives the business continuity message throughout the organization and the broader community as a whole. 

SERVICE PROVIDERS:

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 – This award will be presented to the company whose product demonstrates that the notification system is of innovative and original design.

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