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Al Berman, Executive Director of DRI International to Speak at KC’s Disaster Recovery Plan from a Financial & Policy Perspective on 11/09/2010

New York, NY, August 12, 2010 --( Joining the panel of notable speakers for KC’S Disaster Recovery Plan from a Financial and Policy Perspective webcast is the distinguished Executive Director of DRI International, Al Berman. Together with several key experts, he will form part of the two-hour live discussion on November 9, 2010 at 3:00 – 5:00 PM (ET).

About Al Berman

Al is a CBCP, a NFPA committee member, a member of the ASIS BCP technical committee, a member of the Committee of Experts for ANSI-ANAB, a former member of the NY City Partnership for Security and Risk Management, Executive Director for Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) and the co-chair for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation committee to create the new standard for the US Private Sector Preparedness Act (PS-Prep). Over a career that has spanned 25 years he has served as a President and CIO for a major financial institution, National Practice Leader for Operational Resiliency for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Global Business Continuity practice leader for Marsh.

Al has been a keynote speaker for the American Red Cross, IBM, RIMS, Institutional Investors Forum, Securities Industry Association, Pharmaceutical Treasures Conference, Gartner Group, BCM Malaysia Conference among others. His articles have appeared in Disaster Recovery Journal, Continuity Insights, Contingency Planning & Management, CIO Magazine, CEO Magazine, WSTA Ticker, Information Security and Securities Operation Forum and dozens of other publications in the US and abroad. He is often quoted in publications ranging from healthcare to financial services.

About DRI International

DRI International (Disaster Recovery Institute International) is a non-profit organization and a Global BCM Education and Certification Body. There are over 6000 business continuity professionals from various industries and business sectors maintaining DRI International certifications worldwide.

Since 1988, it set the standard for professionalism in business continuity planning and provided the profession’s premier certification and education programs. DRI International is the oldest, the largest, and the most broad-based organization of its kind in the world. For more than 20 years, the organization has certified in excess of 7,500 BCM professional in 95 countries and conducted training in more than 40 of those nations.

DRI International offers education in BCM at major industry events and through the corporate training program. The organization’s International Affiliates ensure that BCM best practice is taught and available throughout the world.

DRI International currently certifies individuals in English, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Mandarin with plans to expand into other languages in the coming years.

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About the Event:

Disaster Recovery Plan from a Financial & Policy Perspective

Date: September 22, 2010
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM (ET)
Type: Live webcast

Topics to be covered:

- Key considerations in drafting contingency measures
- Determining the budget
- Development of the plan
- Evaluating risk factors
- Training of personnel
- Testing of equipment
- Implementation
- Maintenance

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