Something’s Gotta Give: Defining the Strategic Objective of DRI’s BCM Glossary for Certified Professionals

Speaker: Bobby Williams, Fidelity and Chloe Demrovsky, DRI International

Last year’s Terms of DRI-ment session may not have ended with a crying Shirley MacLaine, but it did provoke a thoughtful discussion that helped us finish the inaugural draft of the DRI BCM Glossary.  The glossary will be published in 2014 and made available to BCM professionals and their cohorts around the world, but our work is far from over.  The next stage is to set a strategic vision for the project; how can DRI give back to the profession by moderating a process for standardizing the terminology we use?  The next phase will involve bringing together the teams behind the 22 reference documents cited in the first version and working toward consensus on each term.  Join us to discuss the architecture of the next glossary and make your mark on the profession. We can’t promise that there will be any “Dancing Harrys”, but we can promise a lively debate!

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Bobby-WilliamsAbout the Speakers: Bobby Williams is the Director of IT Continuity and Risk Management for Fidelity Investments. He earned his MBCP from the DRI International and his MBCI from the BCI. 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.

Williams has BC and DR experience in programs for global financial companies, healthcare companies, and government power generation companies. He has consulted on DR programs for a global consulting company. Williams has extensive training in operating systems, storage/SAN technologies, networks, and programing. He worked as an instructor of operating systems and systems integration for Sun Microsystems and HP.

Williams serves the business continuity profession as a principal on the NFPA 1600 Technical committee and as the Chairperson of the DRI International Glossary for Resiliency. He has a BSEE degree from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and retired from the Tennessee Army National Guard as an artillery officer.

Chloe-DemrovskyChloe Demrovsky is the Executive Director for Disaster Recovery Institute International, a thought leader in resilience serving Fortune 500 companies and government bodies. In her former position as Managing Director of Global Operations, she designed and implemented the international market development strategy and manages a global network in over 50 countries. She has presented at dozens of industry conferences and events on four continents and conducts on-site briefings for government bodies and international organizations as well as for visiting delegations. She has written for respected industry publications, and acts as International Editor for DRI’s online magazine and regional blogs, and runs four volunteer committees for DRI International. She is an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Center for Global Affairs teaching at the graduate level. Her independent work focuses on private sector solutions for poverty alleviation and social inclusion. She conducted research on economic liberalization policy in India, designed a market research survey for a non-governmental organization in Kenya, and was a member of a climate change think-tank for the United Nations. She holds a BA from Bard College and an MS from NYU.

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