85th AMS Annual Meeting

Monday, 10 January 2005: 9:15 AM
Impact of weather and climate on the business enterprise
Jeremy Usher, WeatherNews Americas Inc., San Francisco, CA
The world's largest, publicly-traded, full-service weather company, Weathernews has over 50 years of experience in providing weather information, analysis and decision support products and services to customers in seven vertical markets, including businesses in agriculture, aviation, energy, marine, media, mobile and offshore oil. These companies depend on Weathernews’ expertise in science, software, and meteorological services to manage weather’s impact on their daily business operations, mitigate risks and protect their assets.

As a company with a diverse customer base and custom weather reporting offerings, Weathernews is uniquely positioned to present ways in which customized solutions help businesses better manage the effects of weather on their operations, revenues and profits.

Key issues: • Weather affects all business – how weather is affecting businesses in agriculture, aviation, energy, marine, media, mobile, and offshore oil • Identifying weather’s impact on the bottom line • Using Risk Management tools to manage and capitalize on the impacts of weather

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