ABOUT ME

Multiple BCI Awards winner (Continuity & Resilience Contributor India and South Asia 2021, Continuity & Resilience Contributor Middle East 2020- and Global Finalist, Merit Award Global 2012, Business Continuity Manager India 2009), DRII Lifetime Achievement Award 2021 Finalist, ILAs’ Global Outstanding Leadership Award 2021, I am ex- BCM Head of Steria UK. I have been a BCI Approved Instructor since 2012 and am a member of the BCI’s Speakers Bureau. I teach and consult in BCM (NCEMA 7000/ ISO 22301) and related domains. I have served a lot of Govt sector customers, and also those in Energy/ Oil & Gas, Infrastructure, IT, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Automobile, Pharma, Real Estate, Marine, Trading, Telecom, Aviation, Media, Power etc. I am Qualified Independent Director (Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India scheme).

 

I hold over 35 and over 16 years’ experience in the industry and the Resilience domains, respectively. I hold a mix of experience as Practitioner, Trainer, Consultant, Auditor, and Assessor. I have co-authored a book “Step by Step guide AE/SCNS/NCEMA 7000:2015 Implement BCM the UAE Way!”

I have held many executive level posts like Vice President, CIO, COO, Practice Head, Board Member etc. I have had experience of budget management, goal setting, performance monitoring, generating new ideas, and taking initiatives.

I am currently working as independent trainer & consultant.

I look forward to helping my  clients impact more lives and create greater profits, with my top 10 skills:

  1. Open mind to learning forever (which includes sharing as well).

  2. Emotionally strong (for which physical strength matters a lot).

  3. Communication (two way) – I have recently attempted practicing non-violent communication.

  4. Reasonable and practicable.

  5. Care for people.

  6. Being decisive (take a decision and own it).

  7. Celebrating success (every little matters).

  8. Taking Initiative and being Innovative (every little matters). 

  9. Possibility thinker (I picked this up from Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do! – but difficult to practice).

  10. Honesty/ Integrity (may mean two different words – just combining to stay within 10).

I am a Fellow of BCI, a Fellow of BCS, Member of AIMA, Life Member of CSI. I do multiple activities with IEEE:

a) Ambassador in India

b) Senior Member

c) Execom Member Delhi Section

d) Chair - CS Chapter, Delhi Section

e) Member Champion – India MOVE Partner Relations Committee 

I am associated with multiple entities to mentor the beginners and the experienced ones:

 

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Daman Dev Sood