Town Hall Meeting: The Weather Value Chain of the Future: From Commercial Satellites to Crowdsourcing, and Everything In Between

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
Room 243 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: Town Hall Meetings
J. Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia, Geography, Athens, GA
Lloyd Treinish, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY; Julia LeStage, Weathermob, Inc., Weathernews Inc., Boston, MA; Neil Jacobs, Panasonic Weather, Morrisville, NC; Wallace Hogsett, Weather Analytics, Bethesda, MD; Andreas Vallgren, Ignitia, Stockholm and Rob Kursinski, PlanetiQ, Boulder, CO

The world of weather and climate data collection is being transformed by the emergence of innovative data sources including commercial weather satellites, sensors on commercial aircraft, crowdsourced data via mobile phones and automobiles, and even drones. This panel will showcase key players in the weather value chain of the future, and discuss the opportunities and challenges of merging diverse data streams with advances in modeling, computing and data mining, in order to drive a dramatically better weather forecast and fuel a next generation of analytics and risk management solutions for various industries. For additional information, please contact Dan Stillman

12:15 PM
Introduction - Marshall Shepherd
12:30 PM
Lloyd Treinish
12:45 PM
Wallace Hogsett
1:00 PM
Andreas Vallgren
1:15 PM
Rob Kursinski
1:30 PM
Neil Jacobs
1:45 PM
Julia LeStage
2:00 PM
Panel Discussion - Marshall Shepherd
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