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JERSEY CITY, N.J., September 19, 2013 - New Jersey and New York business leaders
gathered at Verisk Analytics headquarters in Jersey City last week to discuss
emergency management and disaster recovery. Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a
leading source of information about risk.
"In a crisis, it's imperative to determine which populations will require aid,
shelter, and recovery assistance and how essential services will be impacted,"
said Jared Wolovnick, assistant vice president and assistant general counsel at
Verisk Analytics and a featured speaker at the event. "Authorities also have to
determine which transportation and evacuation routes are going to be affected,
which utilities and parcels will be affected, and which cleanup resources are
Wolovnick explained how the company's risk management expertise and capabilities
in predictive analytics can support resiliency. "Analytics provides critical
to emergency managers, risk managers, and city planners," said
Wolovnick, who listed stochastic storm modeling, hazard forecasting, real-time
analytics, web-based GIS services, aerial change detection, and utility impact
analysis among the services Verisk offers.
The event was the third in a series of summits coordinated by Jersey City
Medical Center and its LibertyHealth Foundation to explore the future growth and
needs of Jersey City. Jersey City Medical Center is the largest provider of
healthcare services in Hudson County, New Jersey.
"The Jersey City Medical Center was pleased to work with Verisk to organize this
event," said Joseph F. Scott, president and CEO of Jersey City Medical Center.
The event was attended by former New Jersey Congressman Frank Guarini.
Keynote speaker Ellis Stanley, executive vice president of Emergency and
Disaster Management Services at Hammerman and Gainer International (HGI),
discussed how to build resilient cities for the 21st century. Stanley has more
than 35 years of experience in the emergency management field.
"Disaster resilience is the ability to prepare and plan for, absorb, recover
from, or more successfully adapt to actual or potential adverse events," he
said. "It's about adapting - having vision, focus, follow-through, and
fortitude. Most important, it's about embracing the 'new normal.' Resilient
assets, infrastructure, and communities require resilient regions. And
resiliency requires an understanding of which assets and services are critical
in any scenario."
"Verisk is proud to host an event that is so closely tied to our core risk
management mission and expertise," said Verisk President and CEO Scott
Stephenson. "Verisk provides vital analytics and decision support tools for
clients that face risk in a variety of fields. Every day, we help our customers
make decisions that affect millions of people and tens of thousands of
businesses around the world. Our company has a long and distinguished history of
supplying solutions that help companies and communities make informed decisions,
manage risk, and recover from loss."
About Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) is a leading provider of information about risk
to professionals in insurance, healthcare, financial services, government, and
risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of
records, Verisk Analytics draws on vast industry expertise and unique
proprietary data sets to provide predictive analytics and decision support
solutions in fraud prevention, actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire
protection, catastrophe and weather risk, data management, and many other
fields. In the United States and around the world, Verisk Analytics helps
customers protect people, property, and financial assets. For more information,
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MWW Group (for Verisk Analytics)
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