DAMAN DEV SOOD, MBCS
BCI’s C&R Business Continuity Manager of the Year
As Business Continuity Manager of the Year in BCI’s C&R Awards India 2009, and with over 25 years’ experience in IT Industry, Daman is Vice President with Continuity and Resilience and Heads Green IT Practice. He has earlier worked with Steria as Head Business Continuity Management (UK, India) & Head Green Activities (India). Initially he worked with TCS for over 20 years in various roles and positions. He has rich experience in Environmental Sustainability, Business Continuity Management, Business Excellence and Consulting (BCM, Green IT, Quality/ Process/ Malcolm Baldrige). He is a Lead Auditor for BS 25999 (Business Continuity Management System). Daman is Accredited Tutor for BCS ISEB “Foundation Certificate in Green IT” course

Daman is a Fellow of the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT, earlier known as the British Computer Society), an Associate Member of the BCI (Business Continuity Institute), Senior Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and Secretary of IEEE Delhi Section. He is a member of AIMA (All India Management Association) and Member of DMA (Delhi Management Association).

Daman has traveled to or worked in Scotland, England, Netherlands, France, Zambia, USA, Indonesia, Spain and Egypt.

Daman’s two obsessions are:

     - “Giving back to society”, by means of Free ENGLISH Coaching (over 200 students attend, in the 7th year now), blood donation, food donation, and participation in clean/green environment movements, Adult Literacy Program, sponsoring education of about 50 students, including two at Graduation level.

     - “Interaction with students”, by means of IEEE activities (meeting and motivating students, conducting lectures, sharing knowledge with them, helping them with their presentations). He is on the Corporate Advisory Board of ABES Engineering College Ghaziabad. He is also part of the Corporate Advisory Board at the GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida.

He has delivered over 200 talks/ workshops in national and international events – the highest being at the BCI Symposium 2007, Amsterdam in October 2007, the BCI Symposium 2008, Brighton in October 2008, and the BCI’s BCM World Conference 2009, London in November 2009. Daman is also a motivational speaker and has conducted over 30 sessions of Possibility Thinking workshop in TCS, Xansa, Cambridge School, Institute of Vocational Training, Udayan Care NGO, and Arya Kanya Sadan – where over 1000 people have benefited and have provided excellent feedback.

He has experience of working with CII (Confederation of Indian Industry for over three years as the Convener of the CSR Taskpanel working on Communities and Disasters.

Daman has the experience of convening/ coordinating/ advising national/ international conferences/ workshops.