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The purpose of the DRJ EAB is to promote and enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the business continuity and emergency management industry by:
- Providing strategic direction regarding the focus, format, and content of the DRJ magazine, Web site, and conferences;
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Kathleen Aris, CMP
SunGard Availability Services Inc.
Anna M. Bathon, CBCP
Bank of America
Theresa G. Crawford, MBCI, CBCP, ITIL
Kevin Cunningham, MS, CEM, CBCP
Cole H. Emerson, MBCI, MBCP, CPP
Cole Emerson & Associates, LLC
Beth Epstein, MBCI, CBCP
Colleen Huber, MBCI, CBRM, CBCP
Great Lakes Educational Loan Services
Dr. Theresa Kirchner, MBCP, MBCI
Hampton University/Old Dominion University
Louise Lachapelle, M.Sc., MBCI, CBCP
Desjardins Financial Group
Peter Laz, MBCP, MBCI
Jim Nelson MS, MBCP, CORP, CDCP, MBCI
Business Continuity Services, Inc.
Jean D. Rowe, MBCI, CBCP, CDCP
Bobby Williams, MBCP, MBCI
David H. Ziev, MBCP, MBCI, ITIL PPBI
SunGard Availability Services
Dan Bailey, FBCI, MBCP
ViewPoint Bank, N.A.
Dan is the VP / Risk Officer at ViewPoint Bank (NASDAQ: VPFG) in Plano, Texas. He advises the Bank regarding its Enterprise Risk Management program and he is directly responsible for the Operational Risk Management program, which includes the Business Continuity Management (business recovery, disaster recovery, and incident/crisis response), Product/Service Implementation, and Vendor Management programs. Dan’s experience spans more than 22 years in risk and business continuity management, both as a practitioner and an advisor. Dan received his FBCI certification from The Business Continuity Institute in 2006 and his MBCP from DRI International in 2002. Dan has served on DRI International’s Certification Commission and as Chair of DRI International’s Education Commission. He is also a co-founder of the Arkansas ACP Chapter and served as president of the North Texas ACP Chapter in 2002.
IBM Business Continuity and Recovery
In his current position, Mr. Corcoran is the executive responsible for leading IBM teams in the development of integrated business continuity solutions for clients who require solutions across multiple countries.
Michael Croy joined Forsythe in 2002, bringing more than 20 years of experience in building, developing, and implementing disaster recovery and business continuity programs. As Forsythe’s business continuity practice manager, Croy is responsible forthe company’s business continuity offerings, including riskanalysis, best practice models for continuity of IT infrastructure (storage, server, and network), and disaster recovery planning, strategy, and management.
Jeff Dato, MBCP
Jeffrey M. Dato currently serves as the Vice President of Risk Management and Corporate Real Estate for Pinnacle Airlines Corp. (NASDAQ: PNCL), the Memphis-based regional airline holding company for Colgan Air, Inc. and Pinnacle Airlines, Inc. He is responsible for enterpriserisk management, business continuity and emergency response, dangerous goods, environmental protection, occupational health and safety, workers compensation, records management, corporate real estate, physical security, corporate sustainability and responsibility, and, until January 2010, information technology. Prior to joining Pinnacle in 2006, Dato worked with more than 100 domesticand international companies and governments to assess, manage and monitorfinancial, operational and technology risks since 1989. He brings a uniqueperspective to the risk management equation in that he has been a practitioner, vendor and independent advisor. Dato has lead advisory practices for several Big-4 accounting firms with a specific focus on operational resiliencyand technology availability as they relate to enterprise risk, toiled as a consultant for the world’s largest recovery services vendor, and built business continuity and crisis management programs for two national banks. Dato holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from the College of William and Mary and was a member of the initial cadre of 10 professionals to have obtained a Master BusinessContinuity Professional (MBCP) certification from the Disaster Recovery Institute International in 1997.
Ed Devlin, CBCP
Edward S. Devlin & Associates
Ed Devlin, a 1998 nominee of the Contingency Planning Industry Hall of Fame, is a leading consultant, author, instructor and speaker in the disaster recovery/business continuity industry. A co-founder in 1973 of the first U.S. company to specialize in DR planning and consulting, Devlin has assisted more than 1,000companies worldwide in developing their business continuity plans. Devlin co-authored the book “Business Resumption Planning” published by Auerbach Publishing in 1994 and has been writing “The Perspective of Ed Devlin” column for the DRJ from 1992-2012. He has been a highly sought speaker on the topics of disaster recovery and business continuity both in the U.S. and abroad.
Jim Hammill, CBCP
Jim Hammill is an independent consultant and has been an activeparticipant in business continuity for 18 years. He has been an advisor to private sector CIOs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and a member of the Natural Hazards Caucus Committee, advising 18 U.S. senators to widen the understanding in Congress to risk and cost reduction for natural and man-made disasters. Hammill served the Disaster Recovery Journal Editorial Advisory Board for many years and is now a member of the DRJ Executive Council.
Fusion Risk Management
John Jackson is the Executive Vice President of Fusion RiskManagement. Recognized worldwide as an expert and spokesperson on business continuity and high availability services, Jackson brings a wealth of industry expertise with more than 24 years in this area.
A founding member of Mail-Gard, Jerry Montella successfully developed the company into the nation's leading provider of print-to-mail continuity and recovery services. As Vice President, Jerry is responsible for overseeing sales, customer service, technical and production operations. Prior to joining Mail-Gard in 1996, Montella served as the Director of the Brokerage Division of CC3, Mail-Gard's then parent company, and previously owned and operated his own direct mail and fulfillment company. Montella serves on the National Postal Policy Council and is currently on the executive council for Disaster Recovery Journal. Jerry's insight on the print/mail recovery industry has been published in Continuity Insights, Disaster Recovery Journal, Document, and Mailing Systems and Technology magazines. He is a noted speaker for national and local postal, print and disaster recovery conferences.
Randy Till, CBCP
More than twenty years of helping organizations, using proven practices, processes, tools and strategies to build effective business continuity management practices and plans. Providing the right solutions that fit your organizational requirements and business culture.
Belinda Wilson, MBCI, CBCP
Belinda Wilson is Senior Director responsible for the Business Continuity Management (BCM) practice within Security and Risk Management. BCM includes disaster recovery, business continuity and crisis management. With 24 years of experience in business continuity, disaster recovery and high-availability, Wilson is a recognized expert in her profession providing valuable insight to clients for their BC strategies and programs. In addition to being a member of the DRJ Executive Council, Belinda is also on the peer review panel of the Business Continuity Journal and member of the BC Standing Committee of the Financial Services Technology Consortium. She has served on DRII’s Executive Board of Directors, president of ACP Northern California Chapter, president of BRMA, and on the Continuity Insights Editorial Advisory Board. Wilson is a Certified Business Continuity Professional from DRII, certified member of the Business Continuity Institute and inducted in the CPM Hall of Fame for BC Vendor Practitioner.
Bill Worsley, CBCP
Dow Chemical, retired
Business Continuity Chronicles
EDITOR’S NOTE: This was a series featuring the members of our executive council a few years ago. These personal accounts not only highlighted the individual careers, but give a glimpse into of the history of the disaster recovery/business continuity industry.
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Disaster Recovery Journal
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The #1 Business Continuity Publication in the World
Every issue, Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) delivers how-to, in depth knowledge into business continuity planning more than any other business publication. This unique ability to take readers further inside the issues has made DRJ the #1 read business continuity publication in the world, one with a circulation and audience that consistently dominates the business continuity magazine field. Add to this strength that we have consistently higher ad recall than our competitors in every major advertising category and the DRJ advantage becomes clear.
Uncompromising Integrity That Builds a Bond
Our readers always come first. It's a principle we never sacrifice. Not in Print. Not at our events. This is proven in the fact that we are the most widely read publication in the industry as well as our shows pulling in the largest attendance in the business continuity industry.
DRJ's consistent delivery of unbiased business journalism has enabled us to forge a bond with our audience that is the envy of the business continuity world.
As the publishers of the industry's premier publication on business continuity, DRJ has an abundance of resources and materials available for your use. DRJ delivers the most informative and up-to-date information available in our industry to over 58,000 business continuity professionals. In addition to the magazine, DRJ sponsors the worlds' two largest conferences and exhibitions in the industry with over 3,000 in total attendance. The shows are held every year in San Diego in September and Orlando in March. Check out www.drj.com to sign up for a free subscription or for more information.
Richard L. Arnold, Publisher
Richard L. Arnold is the founder and chief executive officer of the Disaster Recovery Journal. Arnold has an extensive background in the information system field, ranging from applications programming to systems programming. Some of the companies he has been employed by were: MoPac, Anheuser Busch, and Cincom, which are major employers serving the St. Louis metropolitan area. He has been extensively involved in the disaster recovery field for more than 25 years. Arnold has been innovative in the field of DR, establishing the first hot-site and cold-site in the state of Missouri in 1985. In 1987, he founded the Disaster Recovery Journal, the first publication dedicated to the field of disaster recovery and business continuity. The first issue of the magazine was 22 pages in size and was distributed to 3,000 people. Today, there are well over 60,000 subscribers and it is over 100 pages in size.
The Largest BC/DR Conferences In The Industry
Besides founding DRJ, Arnold also was the co-founder of the Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI International) in 1989 and served as the chairman of the executive board until August of 1994.
Disaster Recovery Journal sponsors two annual conferences that began in September of 1989. The first conference drew a crowd of almost 250 disaster recovery professionals. Today, both conferences combined pull in more than 3,000 disaster recovery professionals from all over the world, which makes our conferences the largest in the entire industry.
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NFPA report details $328 billion impact of fire
April 18, 2013 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released an updated report on the Total Cost of Fire in the United States. It can be seen from the report that the total cost of fire in 2010, adjusted for inflation, is 38 percent higher than in 1980, while its proportion of U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) has declined by roughly one-third.
However, both the total cost of fire and total cost as percentage of GDP have been roughly steady for the past several years. The total cost of fire for 2010 is estimated at $328 billion, or roughly 2.2 percent of U.S. GDP.
The complete total cost of fire is defined as the sum of economic loss (e.g. property damage, business interruption), human loss (e.g. lives lost, medical treatment, pain and suffering), and the cost of provisions to prevent or mitigate the cost of fire (e.g. fire departments, insurance, and fire protection equipment and construction).
Other key findings from the report:
- Although the core total cost of fire has increased by 45 percent since 1980 to total $108.4 billion, the economic loss due to fire decreased by 29 percent, totaling $14.8 billion.
- The total cost of direct property damages, reported or unreported, was $13.2 billion. This figure represents 89 percent of the economic loss. The other 11 percent represents indirect losses, such as business interruption.
- Building construction expenses needed solely for the purposes of fire safety and fire protection considerations totaled $31.7 billion.
- Human losses were estimated at $31.9 billion.
For a fact sheet on the total cost of fire, please visit www.nfpa.org/TotalCost.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
It seems hard to believe that it was only a little over a year ago that the threat from the US SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) was averted (and that ACTA was still with us in the EU). But of course the war is never won: new threats to freedom and openness on the Internet just keep on coming.
Modern risk management problems
The modern risk management is currently going through an ideological crisis showing the following symptoms:
- failure to understand the nature of the majority of risks, eclecticism of methods and concepts, in both technologies and standards of risk management,
- disregard of the interaction between operational risk, credit risk and market risk, lack of continuity in management processes, lack of common rating scales for the assessment of various risks,
- inadequate tools for operational risk assessment,
- the virtual absence of portfolio approach to operational risk management,
- difficulties with forecasting stress and crisis scenarios generation, difficulties with explaining the nature of chaotic market processes,
- the problem of the recently increased relevance of some previously uncommon factors, of which the following ones are thought by the author to be most important : cyber-terrorism and industrial terrorism, influence of social networks, High Frequency Trading (HFT), threat of antibiotic resistance.
When a bad CEO goes down, the CIO often goes down with him. The way to save yourself, and your company, is to invest in the analytics technology that gives the CEO the data necessary to make smart business decisions. It doesn't hurt that it also shows why the CIO is more valuable to the CEO than other C-level executives.
Of the grand total, six H7N9 patients have been discharged from hospitals after receiving treatment, and the other 64 patients are being treated in designated hospitals. Today on the CDC Clinician call they described the majority of cases as experiencing severe disease with respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as a hallmark.