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Hurricane Sandy was one of the most destructive storms in the history of the United States, causing over $25 billion in damages and lost revenue. The Hurricane also uncovered severe emergency communications deficiencies at many organizations and local governments.

Join Maureen Di Tore, director, Telecommunications, The Valley Hospital for an educational webinar to learn how The Valley Hospital utilized best practices to ensure successful communication throughout the entire hurricane, even in one of the storm's hardest hit regions.

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Title: Hurricane Sandy: The Valley Hospital Best Practices for Mass Notification
Date: Thursday, Jan 31, 2013
Time: 11:30 AM (ET)/8:30 AM (PT)
Speaker: Maureen Di Tore, director, Telecommunications, The Valley Hospital 

This webinar is free, but space
is limited. Register today!


DRJ Webinar Series

DRJ's Webinar Series is an outstanding free resource to gain quick, in depth training on a wide array of topics that matter most to industry practitioners.

Planning - It's about Information (Not Just Documents)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Deciphering Overlapping Standards and Requirements, Using the BCP Genome
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Don't Take Chances With Your Data: Five Absolutely Critical Questions for Data Security in the Cloud
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

 



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Submit Your Questions for General Session 3!

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.

The Number One BC/DR Conference

Discover Everything DRJ's Spring World Offers!

Spring World is approaching fast! Register now and join thousands of practitioners from around the globe. This show is the only one in the industry backed by DECADES of experience. Discover why DRJ’s conferences are the best option in the industry.

Spring World 2012 features non-stop learning and networking opportunities. Our sessions are led by industry experts, who will deliver the information you need to implement NOW in your organization. Return as a more informed, more productive employee who can impart knowledge onto co-workers and continuity teams.

HIGHLIGHTS you can’t miss include:

  • Our Special Session on Hurricane Sandy: A panel of executives who experienced the disaster will lead this session. Discover the lessons learned and recovery strategies.

  • Senior Advanced Track: This special track will be held on Monday only and is exclusive to the advanced practitioners in the industry. Discover the tips and tricks from C-level executives who are ready to train this advanced group of planners.

  • Monday Night Hospitality: Join our Gold Sponsor Forsythe at this fun event! This is a  very popular attendee event, including entertainment, food and networking.

  • The 2nd Annual BCI Awards – North America: These awards honor unparalleled achievement in 12 critical areas of the BCM discipline. The awards are given onsite at DRJ’s Spring World 2013. Nominate an individual or organization!

Register Now for Spring World 2013! Early Registration Discounts still apply if you act quickly »


Submit Your Questions for General Session 3

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.

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The 2nd Annual BCI Awards - North America Are gearing Up With DRJ Spring World 2013

As 2012 comes to a close, plans for the 2nd Annual BCI Awards - North America are in full swing. Final plans for the event's arrival back at DRJ Spring World 2013 in Orlando, FL., are beginning to hit the airwaves, and the 2013 list of award categories have been announced and opened up for initial nominations. Read The Press Release

NEW! Exclusive Attendee Benefit for 2013

DRJ wants you to continue to benefit from opportunities to learn and grow professionally. That’s why we’re offering all 2013 Spring World Conference attendees complimentary access to the DRJ Live Learning Center. Extend your conference experience with recorded sessions from the conference and gain deeper insights into the trends shaping your industry. Add value to your conference experience this year.

Register for the conference now to take advantage of this exclusive attendee offer.

Missed the 2012 World Conferences? Recordings from the events are available for purchase through the DRJ Live Learning Center.

Click here to register for spring world 2013!

RSA Live Webcast - New BCM Solution: A Holistic Approach

RSA Live Webcast - New BCM Solution: A Coordinated Approach

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 10:00-11:00 am ET

This live RSA webcast will explain how you can coordinate your approach to business continuity management (BCM), disaster recovery and crisis management to ensure rapid response in the event of a crisis. You need to create an effective and holistic recovery program that encompasses operations, supporting functions, external partners and IT.

Attend and you will:

  • Learn how outdated systems such as LDRPS are no longer viable

  • Hear how you can migrate into a system that enables your team to simplify BIAs, risk management and recovery plans, and engage others in the process.

  • Discover how the new RSA Archer BCM solution enables your program to align with the new ISO 22301 standard as well as your organization's GRC program, which makes strategic alignment and executive governance critical guiding themes.

  • Preview the new RSA Archer Mobile BCM application - on-the-go access to your BC or DR plans.

REGISTER NOW!

 


Free Webinar - Planning – Its about Information (Not Just Documents)

Join Us Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

If you subscribe to the theory that BCM is all about creating Plans, you’re missing the most valuable contribution your BCM Program can make to your organization:  Effective Incident Response.

Your organization’s capability to respond to any disruption of its operations depends on access to critical information, enabling Incident Managers to make informed decisions quickly. If your Planning process produces that critical information (in addition to Plans), your organization vastly improves its ability to respond to disruptions.

Learn how your current Planning processes (including your BIA and Risk Assessments) can produce the information – not just raw data – that Incident Managers will need to assure they can respond to any Incident effectively and efficiently.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!



The BCI North America Awards

The 2nd Annual BCI Awards - North America Are gearing Up With DRJ Spring World 2013

The BCI Awards - North America and DRJ Spring World 2013 represent the best of the best - Consider the confluence of these two globally recognized and respected organizations as the "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" of the BC/DR discipline.

Each year leading professionals from around the globe descend upon beautiful Orlando Florida to take part in DRJ Spring World, making it the world's largest conference dedicated to business continuity and disaster recovery. The BCI, again, is fully supporting this fantastic event and is proud to have this gala event headline activities within the conference.

The categories and criteria for this year's awards have been published and nominations are flowing in fast and furious. Be sure to submit your nominations before the February 8th deadline. Complete information can be found here.



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Submit Your Questions for General Session 3!

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.

Dancing With The Tiger - The Art of Business Crisis Leadership

Free 112-page Crisis Leadership eBook

For a limited time, you can download "Dancing With The Tiger: The Art of Business Crisis Leadership" at no charge (a $19.95 USD value). Reviewers have called the book "a wonderfully succinct and authoritative guide" and "full of common sense and objective advice."

Author Jim Truscott has taught the art of crisis leadership to executives and crisis teams in 20 countries. He has created a guide that’s packed with actionable crisis leadership guidance not often found in books, but which are currently in use by crisis teams around the world.

Topics include:

  • Developing and implementing crisis strategies

  • The strategic management of emergencies

  • Controlling and delivering perceptions

  • Communicating with affected people

  • Preparing, planning and practicing

Get the Free Crisis Leadership eBook

Sponsored by MissionMode, creators of smarter emergency notification, incident management and mobile communications software.



DRJ Webinar Series

DRJ's Webinar Series is an outstanding free resource to gain quick, in depth training on a wide array of topics that matter most to industry practitioners.

Planning - It's about Information (Not Just Documents)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Deciphering Overlapping Standards and Requirements, Using the BCP Genome
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Don't Take Chances With Your Data: Five Absolutely Critical Questions for Data Security in the Cloud
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

 



Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Submit Your Questions for General Session 3!

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.

Informational Update For January 17, 2013

Free Webinar - Planning – Its about Information (Not Just Documents)

Join Us Wednesday, January 30, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

If you subscribe to the theory that BCM is all about creating Plans, you’re missing the most valuable contribution your BCM Program can make to your organization:  Effective Incident Response.

Your organization’s capability to respond to any disruption of its operations depends on access to critical information, enabling Incident Managers to make informed decisions quickly. If your Planning process produces that critical information (in addition to Plans), your organization vastly improves its ability to respond to disruptions.

Learn how your current Planning processes (including your BIA and Risk Assessments) can produce the information – not just raw data – that Incident Managers will need to assure they can respond to any Incident effectively and efficiently.

Register Today For This Free Webinar!



DRJ Live Learning Center

VALUE to Your Conference Experience This Year with an Exclusive Attendee Benefit

With so many sessions lined up for you at this year’s Spring World Conference, it’s nearly impossible to attend them all. As a special attendee gift, DRJ is proud to offer you complimentary access to the ultimate online conference companion- The DRJ Live Learning Center. Connect with recorded sessions online and learn from experts discussing relevant industry information so you can extend your professional development year-round.

Register for the conference now and enjoy free, post-conference access to sessions recorded live from the event.



The BCI North America Awards

Need We Say More?

The BCI Awards - North America and DRJ Spring World 2013 represent the best of the best - Consider the confluence of these two globally recognized and respected organizations as the "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" of the BC/DR discipline.

Each year leading professionals from around the globe descend upon beautiful Orlando Florida to take part in DRJ Spring World, making it the world’s largest conference dedicated to business continuity and disaster recovery. The BCI, again, is fully supporting this fantastic event and is proud to have this gala event headline activities within the conference.

The categories and criteria for this year's awards have been published and nominations are flowing in fast and furious. Be sure to submit your nominations before the February 8th deadline. Complete information can be found here.

The BCI North America Awards were set up by the BCI to recognize and celebrate unparalleled achievement in 12 critical areas of the BCM discipline. Open to all BCM professionals regardless of professional membership and/or certification, the BCI Awards North America are recognized as the de-facto standard for business continuity professional recognition of achievement.




Spring World 2013 in Orlando!

Submit Your Questions for General Session 3!

DRJ is actively accepting questions for our General Session 3 panel discussion, How to Achieve True Enterprise Resiliency.

Do you have a challenge to present to the panel? Are you yearning to know a particular facet of enterprise resiliency? Are you needing input from a C-level executive on a resiliency topic? Now is your chance to find the answers from some of the top executives in the industry.

Submit your question(s) to patti@drj.com. For more information on the session, visit www.drj.com/springworld.

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Posted by: Joe Flach

Well, we are now several weeks into the new year and, as crisis management and business continuity professionals, we are happy to see 2012 in our rear view mirrors.


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