Past Meetup

Big, Hot, Wet Data! – the Coming Weather Data Revolution

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73 people went

1203 19th Street NW 3rd Floor · Washington, DC

How to find us

A couple blocks from Dupont Circle metro

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In this engaging presentation, Bill Pardue, former president of Gartner and former CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, will walk us through his latest venture, Bethesda-based Weather Analytics.

What happens when you stumble upon the world’s only comprehensive repository of weather data, spanning 34 years and every country? How do you productize 60 trillion individual atmospheric data points? What kind of decision-making will this support? What new market opportunities become available? In an age of new weather StartUps emphasizing the now, Weather Analytics pushes in a different direction – into the past.

Structured and accessible weather history answers business intelligence questions across several sectors:

• Which coastal properties are worth insuring based on minimal storm exposure?

• Are changing weather patterns likely to affect crop production in the central Chilean growing regions, and therefore prices?

• Is the proposed site for a solar-energy installation likely to generate enough solar radiation to warrant financing?

• Do chai lattes sell better during rainy days?

Come learn about this meteorology-cum-data startup's journey into unchartered territory.

Meetup Format: Network from 6-7, enjoy the presentation at 7, and stick around for Q&A afterwards. Join us!