Ann Pickren, Vice President of Solutions at MIR3, Joins Disaster Recovery Journal Executive Council

SAN DIEGO (Sept. 6, 2011)MIR3, the innovator of real-time Intelligent Notification™ and response technology, announces the appointment of vice president of solutions Ann Pickren to the Disaster Recovery Journal’s Executive Council. The DRJ Executive Council is comprised of senior-level executives within the crisis management, emergency response, business continuity and disaster recovery industry.  The council serves in an advisory role to help DRJ leadership define and execute on their strategic vision. As part of her responsibilities on the team, Ann will author articles, serve as an interviewee, and reach out to high-level clients for special reports, articles, and speaking engagements.

“I am honored to be invited to join this council,” noted Pickren. “The amount of experience and expertise this group has is tremendous, and I’m looking forward to a rich relationship with the other members on the council.” Pickren joins a respected team of individuals, including representatives from IBM, Forsythe, Pinnacle Airline, Fusion Risk Management, MasterCard, and Ernst & Young.

Pickren has more than 20 years of experience in the industry; her proficiency spans the business continuity, crisis management, disaster recovery, and supply chain management sectors, including extensive experience providing strategic counsel for many Fortune 500 companies.

As part of her new post, Pickren is hosting a three-part webinar series in conjunction with DRJ entitled, Alphabet Soup: Making Sense of BC/DR Standards. The free series gives an overview of current BC/DR standards, and a panel of experts also shares their experiences. The schedule is as follows:

  • Experts Discuss Top Standards: Experts share their experiences with various standards and discuss the move towards a single recognized standard – Sept. 27, 2011 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET
    • Where Do You Go from Here?: Decide if you should certify, understand the scope of your decision and get the tools and resources needed to do the job – Nov. 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET

      MIR3 is a sponsor of DRJ Fall World, taking place Sept. 11-14 in San Diego. DRJ Fall World is the world’s largest BC/DR conference, and this year will feature more than 85 vendors, 60 speakers and 45 sessions led by key decision makers and offering advice and best practices on protecting organizations and improving business resiliency.

      Pickren also serves as an advisory board member for BC Management Inc., the only executive search firm that specializes in business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, risk management, and information security careers. She is also a member of the Organizational Resilience Maturity Technical Committee within ASIS International, an organization dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests.

      For additional information on MIR3, please visit For press inquiries, or to schedule an interview with Ann Pickren, contact Audrey Sahl at (212) 219-0321.

      ABOUT MIR3
      MIR3, Inc. is the leading developer of Intelligent Notification™ and response software, which helps organizations enhance communication abilities, protect assets, and increase operational efficiency. MIR3 technology enables advanced rapid, two-way mass communication for IT, business continuity, and enterprise operations for many of the Global FORTUNE 100 companies, as well as government entities, universities, and companies of all sizes in more than 130 countries. For more information, visit Follow MIR3 on Twitter: @MIR3.

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