TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) released its latest paper, Understanding the Intersection of Resilience, Big Data, and the Internet of Things in the Changing Insurance Marketplace, offering information on how the disaster-resilience movement can be furthered by creating and leveraging valuable data.
The paper was first presented by Leslie Chapman-Henderson, FLASH President and CEO, at the 14th Aon Benfield Hazards Conference on Australia's Gold Coast to a group of insurance and reinsurance industry leaders.
The 2015 Aon Benfield Hazards Conference theme was Beyond Tomorrow. Accordingly, the paper explores the role of disaster resilience in both Big Data, including resilience metrics and telematics, and the Internet of Things, including smart home technology.
Chapman-Henderson stated, "The future of disaster resilience depends on the effective use of emerging technology. Our society is being transformed by Big Data and the Internet of Things, and the disaster-resilience movement can benefit from the myriad opportunities new technology presents."
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Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the country's leading consumer advocate for strengthening homes and safeguarding families from natural and manmade disasters. FLASH collaborates with more than 120 innovative and diverse partners that share its vision of making America a more disasterresilient nation including: BASF, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida Division of Emergency Management, The Home Depot®, International Code Council, Kohler® Generators, National Weather Service, Portland Cement Association, Simpson Strong-Tie®, State Farm Insurance Companies®, and USAA®. In 2008, FLASH® and Disney opened the interactive weather experience StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes® in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more about FLASH and gain access to its free consumer resources by visiting www.flash.org or calling (877) 221- SAFE (7233). Also, get timely safety tips to ensure that you and your family are protected from natural and manmade disasters by subscribing to the FLASH blog – Protect Your Home in a FLASH.
SOURCE Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)