Rethinking Weather: The Resilience Imperative and the Power of Data

Paul Walsh

Abstract

In a time of increasing weather chaos, weather data is empowering companies, saving ecosystems, protecting communities, engaging consumers, and informing investors to build a more resilient world.

In this presentation, Paul discusses how companies / governments are leveraging AI, weather data and media technologies to rethink how they adapt and respond to the increasing impact of weather on consumers and communities and in doing so, are creating more profitable and resilient enterprises.

Speaker

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As Global Director, Consumer Weather Strategy for IBM Services,
Paul helps large consumer businesses reimagine how they systemically leverage weather and environmental data in both supply and demand chain systems — creating integrated enterprise processes that are more responsive and more resilient in the face of increasingly impactful weather conditions.

A leading international expert on the impact of weather on consumers and business, Paul’s observations have been regularly featured in the US on The Weather Channel and CNBC, and he’s been quoted in many global media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and The New York Times.

Before joining IBM and The Weather Company, Paul served as
Senior Vice President, Business Development at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (a Verisk Analytics company), Chief Strategy Officer at Storm Exchange, Inc., and Senior Vice President, Client Services/Analytics at Planalytics, Inc.

Prior to 1997 as a meteorologist in the United States Air Force, Paul provided weather-based intelligence support to war fighters and mission planners and served as the Chief of Weather Operations for the US Army’s elite 101st Airborne Division during Operation Desert Storm.

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