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DRI Awards of Excellence winners

DRI has announced the winners of its 2013 International Awards of Excellence. The awards took place at the DRI2013 Certified Professionals Conference held in Philadelphia on June 6th, 2013.

These awards recognize individuals and organizations who have achieved a certain level of excellence in the fields of business continuity management, technology recovery, and crisis management.

The winners were:

  • Consultant of the Year: Neil Kaufman
  • Industry Newcomer of the Year: Gina Manos
  • Program Leader of the Year Public Sector: Mohammed Jenaibi
  • Notification System of the Year: Send Word Now
  • Program Leader of the Year Private Sector: Daniel Mikulsky
  • Program Leader of the Year Non-Profit Sector: Kelley Okolita
  • Planning Software of the Year: ResilienceONE® empowered by Strategic BCP®
  • Response and Recovery of the Year: SunGard Availability Services
  • Continuity Awareness Award: HP GBS BCP & Risk management team
  • Strategy of the Year: Khalid Bahabri NCB Capital
  • Team of the Year: Delta Dental Enterprise BCP Team
  • IT Infrastructure Award: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  • Service Provider of the Year: Bruce R. Gillespie
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Thomas Carroll

More details.

Winners’ press releases:

Send Word Now Wins DRI International's "2013 Notification System of the Year" Award

Send Word Now, the leading worldwide provider of emergency notification services, announced today it was awarded "2013 Notification System of the Year" honors by DRI International (formerly Disaster Recovery Institute).

The award was presented at last week's DRI International Conference during the organization's Awards of Excellence Gala. Send Word Now was selected in a blind evaluation process by a panel of senior business continuity professionals serving as independent judges.

According to DRI International, the award was given to the company "whose system has done the most for companies of all sizes to improve their crisis communications, whether servicing the public or private sector." The judges also sought to award the company that "incorporated into the product best practice within the field of business continuity management."

"Send Word Now is honored to have been selected for this prestigious award," said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President of Marketing. "DRI is respected internationally for its promotion of best practices in business continuity and disaster recovery. We greatly appreciate the recognition of our notification system as the top in the industry by this esteemed professional organization."

•Date: 12th June 2013 • US •Type: Article • Topic: BC general

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