Best in Technology

We were fortunate to be awarded “Best in Technology” at the first annual Shorty Social Good Awards last week in New York City.  It is a proud moment for myself and the FIA team, and we sincerely thank the Shorty Awards for recognizing our efforts to save lives and promote the alerts for use by communities to save lives in new and innovative ways.

As a nonprofit, volunteer organization, our purpose is to help provide local communities and innovators with access to free data that can help people during imminent threats such as child abductions and natural disasters.  We are satisfying a much-needed void as we seek out and provide ways to offer “nonprofit tech” into its future.  There are more than a dozen public and private Partners and Supporting Authorities providing FIA with technology grants and tech to help fulfill our mission.

I am thrilled to see us expand our capabilities at the AWS re:Invent Hackathon on November 28th, 2016.  AWS has been an important partner as we move this mission forward, and the cloud is bringing effective infrastructure to our abilities.  I’m looking forward to working with the hackathon volunteers and judges to create new innovations by leveraging the FIA Alert Hub.

I couldn’t be more excited about the direction of FIA and the opportunities that lie ahead as we expand our relationships to organizations that see the benefit of collaborating to save lives globally.

Written by Mickey Schwab, FIA’s Chief Technology Officer

The Creative Data Integration Lions Shortlist

Chicago, Illinois (June 22, 2016), The Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) is pleased to announce that its efforts underway for “Around The World in 200 Milliseconds” made the Creative Data Integration shortlist. The Innovation Lions celebrate pioneering technological creativity. This is FIA’s second shortlist at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity in 2016.

FIA is demonstrating the relationship between a big idea and radical tech; that is, a bespoke solution that fulfills an unaddressed need and delivers a product and service in a newly-invented way using adtech. FIA’s Hub is a free cloud service that provides robust scalability, availability, performance and reliability to alerting authorities and their local communities. The Hub supports the pulling and immediate pushing of alerts from the Hub to those who are in need of critical and life-saving information.

FIA will be presenting the Hub to the Cannes Lions Jury on Sunday, June 19th, in Cannes. Innovation Lion winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 23rd, as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.  To view the full Media Lions shortlist visit: http://www.canneslionsarchive.com/winners/entries/lions-innovation/creative-data/

For more information about FIA, visit internetalerts.org, follow @FIA_Alerts on Twitter or like FIA on Facebook.

The Innovative Technology Lions Shortlist

Chicago, Illinois (June 14, 2016), The Federation for Internet Alerts (FIA) today announced that its efforts underway for “Around The World in 200 Milliseconds” made the Innovative Technology Lions shortlist. The Innovation Lions celebrate pioneering technological creativity.

FIA is demonstrating the relationship between a big idea and radical tech; that is, a bespoke solution that fulfills an unaddressed need and delivers a product and service in a newly-invented way using adtech. FIA’s Hub is a free cloud service that provides robust scalability, availability, performance and reliability to alerting authorities and their local communities. The Hub supports the pulling and immediate pushing of alerts from the Hub to those who are in need of critical and life-saving information.

FIA will be presenting the Hub to the Cannes Lions Jury on Sunday, June 19th, in Cannes. Innovation Lion winners will be announced on Wednesday, June 23rd, as part of the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.  To view the full Media Lions shortlist visit: https://www.canneslions.com/lions_innovation/shortlist/

For more information about FIA, visit internetalerts.org, follow @FIA_Alerts on Twitter or like FIA on Facebook.