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Awards of Excellence

CONFERENCE 2014

Submission for the Awards of Excellence DRIKL2014 is now closed. The next process, e-voting, will begin on Wednesday (17/9)

Awards of Excellence DRIKL2014 Categories (11 Categories)

1. Program Leader of the Year – BCM

In this category, recognition will be given to practitioners who excel in the business continuity field. Among the factors considered are the use of imaginative ideas to resolve issues, resourcefulness and innovative during the initiation of business continuity culture in the organizations involved, strengthening relationships between service suppliers, insurers and business continuity professionals, and being creative towards future developments in business continuity planning. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 1,000 words.

2. Program Leader of the Year – DRP

This award goes to the program leader who has demonstrated exceptional achievement, innovative and leadership on one or more of DRI’s 10 Professional Practices. This individual will have enhanced the business resilience and improve the preparedness of a community by championing business continuity to local businesses. This person should be fully engaged in disaster recovery, and will be judged on experience and understanding of business continuity issues and evidence of the development or application of good business continuity practices. Judges will look for innovation within the field of DRP, evidence of promoting BCM in the community such as building on the tenets as contained within DRI’s 10 Professional Practices, and the ability to overcome organizational, legislative or community constraints to achieve the desired goals. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 1,000 words.

3. Best CBCP – 2 Awards

Nominees’ CBCP membership must be of good standing. He/She must have at least 5 years of significant, practical, experience in DRI’s 10 Professional Practices for Business Continuity Planners. He/she must also have significant BCM related achievements as well as made positive contributions to the community and industry since 2010. These achievements and contributions should be documented and shall be verifiable by 2 references (not from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 500-words statement

4. Best ABCP – 2 Awards

Nominees’ ABCP membership must be of good standing and he/she must demonstrate continuous learning and practising on BCM and DRP since 2010. ABCP certification supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in business continuity planning, but who have not yet acquired a great deal of experience in the field. He/she must also demonstrate sound record on his/her BCM learning and improvement as well as contributions to the organizations in terms of BCM awareness. These achievements and contributions shall be verifiable by 2 references (can be from the same organizations) who will be contacted by the Committee of Awards. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 500-word statement.

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5. Industry Newcomer

This award is directed at new business continuity champions who show exceptional potential in this line of profession. Nominees should not have more than two years of business continuity experience and must be able to demonstrate originality, dynamism and innovation in the learning and understanding of the awareness of BCM and its importance within his/her organisation. Nominations should be submitted in the form of a maximum 500-words statement, and should show evidence of the nominees’ application of originality and innovation in the fast-track learning and understanding of BCM

6. Best BCM Organization – Private Sector

This award recognizes organization, including teams in the private sector that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external consultants. Collaborative team work and exceptional communication skills are essential ingredients for a successful business continuity management program, and judges will be looking for evidence of these in each entry as well as examples of the tenets contained within DRII’s 10 Professional Practices. The winning entry will demonstrate evidence of leadership by the team director. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 500 words in length.

7. Best BCM Organization – GLC/Public Sector

This award recognizes organization, including teams in the GLC/Public Sector that cross fields or are geographically dispersed. The award is designed to acknowledge collaboration, development and specific achievements of the team internally or partnering with external consultants. Collaborative team work and exceptional communication skills are essential ingredients for a successful business continuity management program, and judges will be looking for evidence of these in each entry as well as examples of the tenets contained within DRII’s 10 Professional Practices. The winning entry will demonstrate evidence of leadership by the team director. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 500 words in length.

8. Best Service Provider – DRP (Organization)

Designed to recognize the very best in service delivery amongst full service business continuity providers in DRP, this category will be judged on both a company statement – prepared by both the service provider and a customer, targeted at disaster recovery planning managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity to its customer base and the wider audience, which may include staff awareness, training and user-group activity, amongst other efforts. The judges will award innovation and quality as well as customer service and satisfaction and an ability to respond to changing market demand. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 500 words in length.

9. Best Service Provider – BCP (Organization)

Designed to recognize the very best in service delivery amongst full service business continuity providers in BCP, this category will be judged on both a company statement – prepared by both the service provider and a customer, targeted at business continuity managers across all industry sectors. The company statement should demonstrate the company’s commitment in promoting business continuity to its customer base and the wider audience, which may include staff awareness, training and user-group activity, amongst other efforts. The judges will award innovation and quality as well as customer service and satisfaction and an ability to respond to changing market demand. Entries should be no more than a maximum of 500 words in length.

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