Managing Corporate Risks of the COVID-19 Pandemic:

A Business Continuity Planning and Recovery
Webinar Series for the High-Tech Sector

Background

On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.  As of   June 4, COVID-19 has infected more than 6.4 million individuals and killed over 382,000 worldwide.

Due to the highly interconnected nature of high-tech products and services as well as the complex extended value webs that serve these markets, the global high-technology sector seems to be particularly vulnerable to these non-market disease risks.

During times of uncertainty, scientific, technical and evidence-based knowledge can help companies in the high-tech sector understand, manage, and mitigate non-market risks. 

Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) is the oldest and largest nonprofit that helps organizations around the world prepare for and recover from disasters by providing education, accreditation, and thought leadership in business continuity, disaster recovery, cyber resilience and related fields. Founded in 1988, DRI has certified 15,000+ resilience professionals in 100+ countries and at 95 percent of Fortune 100 companies. DRI offers 15 individual certifications, training, and an annual conference. DRI also provides independent analysis and standard-neutral, technical advice for governments and international organizations as the voice of the resilience profession.

Webinar Introduction

Because the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRI) recognizes that access to reliable information is critical during this difficult time, we have partnered with Vichara Partners to bring you the best information available on how COVID-19 is impacting the high-tech sector. 

Their 10-part webinar series features experts from a wide range of fields from epidemiologists, physicians, and public health experts to industry experts, business continuity specialists, risk management professionals, economists and supply chain managers.

On Thursday, May 7, DRI's President and CEO, Chloe Demrovsky spoke at Webinar #3 about business continuity in the COVID-19 era.

Topics Covered

The webinar series focuses on three main content areas:

  • Understanding the Disease – The first two webinars focus on virus pathology, infectious agent transmission, clinical disease impacts, treatment, and vaccines, as well as the broader impacts of the disease to populations, economies, and society.

  • Business Continuity Planning and Recovery for Corporate Risk Managers – Four of the webinars focus on disease risks and impacts to employees, facilities, and supply chains. Approaches to mitigate these risks along with decision-making guidance were shared.

  • Impacts of COVID-19 on High-Tech Markets – Four of the webinars focus on disease impacts to segments of the extended supply chains for high-tech markets, including materials suppliers, component/assembly suppliers, and product manufacturers. A summary of the global market outlook for the high-tech sector will also be provided.

Recordings of the live webcast are available. 

Our Gift to You

Because we believe you will find the webinar content valuable and we would like to make the opportunity to learn directly from the experts widely available, DRI would like to provide you and your company with a 25% discount code. Use the code DRI25 at checkout to receive 25% off your purchase. Please share this code with anyone you think will find these webinars useful.

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