John is a certified Master Business Continuity Professional with 37 years diverse experience in the telecommunications industry and has been a practitioner in the business continuity industry for more than twenty-two years. He continues his work in the business continuity industry as a consultant and has been part of the DRI CANADA/DRI International instructor corps since 2007. His experience and expertise in the business continuity industry includes extensive work in business continuity planning and operations, both at a regional and a national telecommunications level. Currently, John is President of DRI CANADA as well as Director, Western Region. He is also Chair of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) Technical Committee for the Z1600 Standard for Emergency and Continuity Management Programs, and Past-President of DRIE West. John is based in Calgary, Alberta.